Newcrest Mining Engineering Scholarship


Enrolment status Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Undergraduate
Study area Engineering and Computing
Scholarship value $10,000 per year, for up to 3 years
Scholarship duration 3 years
Number awarded In consultation with the donor, the Associate Dean (Academic), will determine the number of scholarships awarded in any year
Opening date 17 February 2020
Closing date 9 March 2020

Scholarship description

The scholarship was established in 2011 and is maintained by an annual gift from Newcrest Operations Limited. The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage and support meritorious students in the final 3 years of study in the Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) program.


An applicant is eligible for the Scholarship, if the applicant -

(a) submits an application to the Associate Dean by the closing date for applications; and
(b) is a domestic student in accordance with The University’s Fees Policy; and
(c) is enrolled full-time in an Approved Program in a Relevant Field; and
(d) has, at the time of application, completed at least 12 units, but not more than 27 units towards an Approved Program; and
(e) has achieved a GPA of at least 5 in all UQ courses credited towards an Approved Program; and
(f) does not hold another scholarship that the Associate Dean considers to be similar.

Additional benefits

Newcrest may offer the recipient any of the following opportunities -

(a) thesis mentoring;
(b) other mentoring as appropriate;
(c) vacation employment at any Newcrest site for any duration in which the recipient holds the Scholarship, determined by Newcrest, in consultation with the recipient.

Before you apply

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them before applying.

How to apply

The scholarship will be available in February, 2020.

Selection criteria

(1) For the selection process, the Associate Dean must establish a selection committee, comprising -

(a) the Associate Dean, or nominee, as chair of the committee; and
(b) one representative of Newcrest; and
(c) academic staff members who are currently teaching in a Relevant Field,
     with University staff comprising the majority.  

(2) The Scholarship is awarded to the applicant showing greatest merit as demonstrated by -

(a)  academic achievement in courses undertaken to date ; and
(b)  strength of interest that the applicant demonstrates in pursuing a career  in the mining industry; and
(c)  strong health, safety and environment mindset; and
(d)  strong work ethic; and
(e)  high level of team skills; and
(f) demonstrates conduct which aligns to Newcrest's values and behaviours; and   
(g) any other matter that the selection committee considers to be relevant to the applicant's future success in the engineering profession.

(3)      The selection committee may decide to interview short-listed applicants.

(4)     In a year where there is an eligible applicant enrolled in a discipline of mining engineering, preference for one Scholarship will be given to an applicant who is enrolled in the discipline of mining engineering.


Mrs Gail Smith, Faculty of EAIT
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Terms and conditions

(1) The recipient may hold the Scholarship for up to 3 years, subject to the recipient –

(a) continuing to be enrolled full-time in an Approved Program in a Relevant Field; and
(b) achieving a GPA of at least 5 for each semester of study; and
(c) conducting themselves in a professional manner in any interactions with or on behalf of Newcrest Mining and its employees and representatives ; and
(d) not gaining or holding another scholarship that the Associate Dean considers to be similar; and
(e) acting in accordance with Newcrest's values during the period in which the recipient holds the Scholarship.

(2) If a recipient fails to satisfy rule 7(1), the recipient must show cause to the Associate Dean why the Scholarship should not be cancelled.

The University will terminate a Scholarship -

(a)    if the recipient does not show cause to the reasonable satisfaction of the Associate Dean as provided for in rule 7(2); or
(b)    once the maximum duration of the Scholarship has lapsed; or
(c) if the student commits serious misconduct.


In these rules-
Approved Program includes the Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an engineering integrated program, or an engineering dual program.
Associate Dean means the Associate Dean (Academic), Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology.
Newcrest means Newcrest Operations Limited.
Relevant Field means the field or fields of engineering within the Approved Program as determined annually by the Associate Dean, after consultation with Newcrest in accordance with 3 (2).
Scholarship means the Newcrest Mining Engineering Scholarship.