The Kenneth A Thiess Prize


Enrolment status Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students, International students
Level of study Undergraduate
Study area Engineering and Computing
Scholarship value $2,000
Opening date 17 June 2021
Closing date 21 September 2021


The Kenneth A Thiess Prize was established in 1963 by a gift of $10 000 from Mr B. J. Thiess as a memorial to his son Kenneth A. Thiess, a young Civil Engineering graduate of this University, who was accidentally killed while carrying out the duties of an engineer with the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Authority.


Any student who:

  • is enrolled in the Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) program, or a dual program that includes a Bachelor  of Engineering component, in any field of engineering in the discipline of civil engineering; and
  • is expected to graduate at the end of the semester in which the prize is awarded, or the semester immediately following.

Those students eligible would be graduating Sem 2 2021 or Sem 1 2022

Applications are closed.

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Selection criteria

The Head, School of Civil Engineering, on advice of a selection committee established and chaired by the Head, and consisting of three staff members from the discipline and a representative of the Civil Engineering Students' Association who is a recent civil engineering graduate and who has held office on the executive of that association. The Head may directly nominate students or may call for expressions of interest.

The prize is awarded to the most meritorious student based on:

  • performance in the examinations of the program; and
  • participation in student activities as demonstrated by a cover letter and resume and verified by the Head's selection committee.
Applications are closed.

Scholarship rules


Mrs Gail Smith, Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
(07) 3365 3853
Applications are closed.