Rio Tinto Excellence Scholarships

Summary

Enrolment status Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students, International students
Level of study Undergraduate
Study area Engineering and Computing, Science and Mathematics
Scholarship value At least $10,000, no more than $20,000
Scholarship duration 1 year
Number awarded In consultation with the donor, the Associate Dean (Academic), will determine the number of scholarships awarded in any year
Opening date 13 May 2021
Closing date 21 May 2021

Description

The scholarship was established in 2017 and is maintained by an annual gift from Rio Tinto Services Limited. Rio Tinto will award multiple scholarships to meritorious students who are undertaking study in Engineering and Science at The University of Queensland.

Eligibility

**Applications are open for the Rio Tinto Indigenous Australian Scholarship only*.   Please check Addendum 2 for further details of Eligibility for Units completed for the this Scholarship.

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

(a)    submits an application to the Associate Dean Engineering, by the closing date for applications; and
(b)    is enrolled full-time in an Approved Computer Science Program in a Relevant Computer Science Field or an Approved Engineering Program in a Relevant Engineering Field or an Approved Science Program in a Relevant Science Field; and
(c)    has, at the time of application, completed a number of units towards their program within the range specified in Addendum 2 (Refer to rules); and
(d)    has completed at least 14 units at The University of Queensland; and
(e)    does not hold another scholarship that the Associate Dean Engineering or Associate Dean Science considers to be similar.

As per rule 3 (2) of the scholarship rules for 2021 Rio Tinto is seeking applications from applicants enrolled full-time in one of the above Approved Programs in the field or fields of study (majors or specialisations) as follows: -

For Approved Computer Science Propgram
Cyber Security Major; Data Science / Extended Major; Machine Learning Major Programming; Languages Major; Scientific Computing Major.

For Approved Engineering Program:
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours):   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.

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Master of Engineering:   
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.

For Approved Science Program:   
Bachelor of Science:  All  majors or specialisations or minors (field of study), as listed on the programs and courses web site.
Bachelor of Advanced Science:  All  majors or specialisations or minors (field of study), as listed on the programs and courses web site.

Additional benefits

Rio Tinto may offer the recipients one or more of the following opportunities:

  • (a) ambassadorial roles;
  • (b) thesis mentoring;
  • (c) vacation employment at any Rio Tinto site as determined by Rio Tinto, in consultation with the recipient.
Applications are closed.

Before you get started

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them.

How to apply

Please submit an application by using the on-line form by 10am, 21 May 2021.

Selection criteria

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

(a) the Associate Dean Engineering, or nominee, as Chair of the committee; and
(b) the Associate Dean Science, or nominee; and
(c) Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement) or nominee; 
(c) one or more representatives from Rio Tinto; and
(d) at least one member of the University's academic staff who is currently teaching in engineering or science with UQ staff comprising the majority.

(2) The Scholarship is awarded to the applicants showing greatest merit based on-

(a) academic achievement in courses undertaken to date towards an Approved Computer Science or Approved Engineering Program or Approved Science Program; and
(b) personal and leadership qualities and potential to succeed in the engineering or science profession; and
(c) any other matter that the selection committee considers to be relevant including criteria for Named Scholarships outlined in Addendum 1 (refer to rules).

(3) Preference may be given to applicants who are:

(a) past recipients of a Rio Tinto Excellence Scholarship;
(b) past participants in a Rio Tinto Internship.

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

 

Applications are closed.

Scholarship rules

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 1 year, subject to the recipient:

(a) continuing to be enrolled full-time in either the Approved Engineering Program in a Relevant Engineering Field or the Approved Science Program in a Relevant Science Field; and
(b) passing all courses in the first semester of holding the Scholarship; and
(c) conducting themselves in a professional manner in any interactions with or on behalf of Rio Tinto and its employees and representatives; and
(d) not gaining or holding another scholarship that the Associate Dean Engineering considers similar.

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

(3)    The Scholarship may not be deferred or interrupted.

The University will terminate a Scholarship:

(a)    if the recipient does not show cause to the reasonable satisfaction of the Associate Dean Engineering and the Associate Dean Science as provided for in rule 7(2); or
(b)    once the maximum duration of the Scholarship has lapsed; or
(c)    if the recipient defers, interrupts or suspends their study; or
(d)    if the student commits serious misconduct.

Terminology

In these rules –
Approved Computer Science Program means the Bachelor of Computer Science or associated dual program. 
Approved Engineering Program includes the Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), or an engineering integrated program, or an engineering dual program.
Approved Science Program means the Bachelor of Science or a dual program including the Bachelor of Science, or the Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours).
Relevant Computer Science Field means the field or fields of Computer Science within the Approved Computer Science Program as determined annually by the Associate Dean Engineering, after constultation with Rio Tinto in accordance with 3(2).
Relevant Engineering Field means the field or fields of engineering within the Approved Engineering Program as determined annually by the Associate Dean Engineering, after consultation with Rio Tinto in accordance with 3(2).
Relevant Science Field means the field or fields of Science within the Approved Science Program as determined annually by the Associate Dean Engineering, after consultation with Rio Tinto in accordance with 3(2).
Associate Dean Engineering means the Associate Dean (Academic), Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology.
Associate Dean Science means the Associate Dean (Academic), Faculty of Science. 
Rio Tinto means Rio Tinto Services Limited.
Scholarship means The Rio Tinto Excellence Scholarships
Named Scholarship means a Rio Tinto Excellence Scholarship named in Addendum 1 and administered in accordance with the Rio Tinto Excellence Scholarship rules and relevant additional requirements as outlined in Addendum 2.

Applications are closed.