Yancoal Mining Engineering Scholarship

Summary

Enrolment status Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Undergraduate
Study area Engineering and Computing
Scholarship value $7,500
Scholarship duration One year
Number awarded One scholarship for a second year student and one scholarship for a third year student may be awarded each year
Opening date 1 February 2020
Closing date 9 March 2020

Scholarship description

The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage and support second or third year engineering students at The University of Queensland.

Preference may be given to students in the mining engineering or mining and geotechnical engineering disciplines.

Eligibility

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

  • submits an application to the Associate Dean, by the closing date for applications;
  • is a domestic student in accordance with the University’s Student Fees Policy;
  • is enrolled full-time in an Approved Program and has completed at least 12 units at The University of Queensland, but not more than 43 units towards an Approved Program;
  • demonstrates an interest in pursuing a career in the mining industry; and
  • does not hold another scholarship that the Associate Dean considers to be similar.

Additional benefits

Yancoal may offer the recipient one or more of the following opportunities;

  • career mentoring;
  • ambassadorial roles; and
  • vacation employment at any Yancoal site for any duration in which the recipient holds the Scholarship, determined by Yancoal in consultation with the recipient.

Before you apply

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

How to apply

Please submit the online application form by the due date (application form available from December 2019).

Selection criteria

1. For the selection process, the Associate Dean must establish a selection committee, comprising:

  • the Associate Dean, or nominee, as chair of the committee;
  • at least one member of the University's academic staff who is currently teaching in engineering; and
  • one representative from Yancoal,
  • with University staff comprising the majority.

2. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of the following criteria:

  • academic achievement in courses undertaken in the Approved Program
  • personal qualities, including leadership potential; and
  • any other matter that the selection committee considers to be relevant to the applicant's future success in the mining engineering profession.

3. Preference may be given to students in the mining engineering or mining and geotechnical engineering disciplines.

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

Scholarship rules

Contact

Mrs Gail Smith, Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
(+61) 7 3365 3853

Terms and conditions

1. The recipient shall hold the scholarship for up to one year, subject to:

  • maintaining full-time enrolment in an approved program;
  • achieving a minimum GPA of at least 5 and passing all courses for which they are enrolled in the first semester in which the Scholarship is held;
  • conducting themselves in a professional manner in any interactions with or on behalf of Yancoal and its employees and representatives; and
  • not holding another scholarship that the Associate Dean considers to be similar.

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.

3. The Scholarship may not be deferred or interrupted.

Termination of scholarship

The University may terminate a Scholarship:

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

Terminology

In these rules:

Approved Program means the 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.

Scholarship means the Yancoal Mining Engineering Scholarship.