Newcrest Mining Engineering Scholarship

Summary

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 16 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 three years of study in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in the following discipline areas: 

Chemical Engineering / Extended Major; Chemical and Biological Engineering Dual Major; Chemical and Environmental Engineering Dual Major; Chemical and Materials Engineering Dual Major; Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering Dual Major; Civil Engineering / Extended Major; Civil and Environmental Engineering Dual Major; Civil and Geotechnical Engineering Dual Major; Electrical Engineering / Extended Major; Electrical and Biomedical Engineering Dual Major; Electrical and Computer Engineering Dual Major; Mechanical Engineering / Extended Major; Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Dual Major; Mechanical and Materials Engineering Dual Major; Mechatronic Engineering Extended Major; Mining Engineering / Extended Major; Mining and Geotechnical Engineering Dual Major; Software Engineering / Extended Major. 

Or in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) / Master of Engineering in the following discipline areas: 

Chemical Engineering Field of Study; Chemical and Biological Engineering Field of Study; Chemical and Environmental Engineering Field of Study; Chemical and Materials Engineering Field of Study; Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering Field of Study; Civil Engineering Field of Study; Civil and Fire Safety Engineering Field of Study; Electrical Engineering Field of Study; Electrical and Biomedical Engineering Field of Study; Electrical and Computer Engineering Field of Study; Mechanical Engineering Field of Study; Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Field of Study; Mechanical and Materials Engineering Field of Study; Mechatronic Engineering Field of Study; Software Engineering Field of Study.

Eligibility

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.

Applications are closed.

Before you get started

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them.

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.

Applications are closed.

Contact

Mrs Gail Smith, Faculty of EAIT
+61 7 3365 3853
Applications are closed.

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.

Terminology

Definitions
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.

Applications are closed.