Awards Program - Current Call for Nominations

This section details awards that are currently open for nomination in the following categories:

2016 MA Sargent Medal

Nominations for the 2016 MA Sargent Medal are now open.

The M A Sargent Medal is a long established and prestigious award made by the Colleges of Electrical Engineering and Information, Telecommunications and Electronic Engineering.

Eligibility criteria includes, but not limited to, a highly significant contribution, through technical innovation, to the science or practice of electrical engineering and longstanding eminence in science or the practice of electrical engineering.

For more information, please see the Electrical College Awards page. Nominations close Wednesday, 30 September 2015.

2016 National Professional Electrical Engineer of the Year

Nominations for the 2016 National Professional Electrical Engineer of the Year award are now open.

The National Professional Electrical Engineer of the Year award is designed to promote excellence and the profession within the community at large; and encourage young people to consider electrical engineering (especially power engineering) as a career.

This award is an annual national award for an outstanding senior electrical engineer member of the College who would be expected to be at (or near) the peak of his or her career, and a good role model for younger members of the profession.

For more information, please see the Electrical College Awards page. Nominations close Wednesday, 30 September 2015.

2016 Graduate Electrical Power Engineer of the Year Award

Nominations for the 2016 Graduate Electrical Power Engineer of the Year award are now open.

This national award recognises a professional engineer who has demonstrated significant achievements in electrical power engineering during the preceding six years. Contributions to the community are also valued.

This annual award is an example of an effective partnership between Engineers Australia and industry. Engineers Australia's Electrical College Board and the Electric Energy Society of Australia (EESA) jointly developed the initiative, to encourage young Australians to develop a career in electrical power engineering, and also to reward outstanding achievements.

For more information, please see the Electrical College Awards page. Nominations close Wednesday, 30 September 2015.

2015 David Robinson Award

Nominations for the 2015 David Robinson Award are now open.

The David Robinson Award is presented in memory of The Institution of Radio and Electronics Engineers (IREE) and in named in honour of the late Dr David Errol Robinson AM.

The award targets engineering team members at any stage of their career, and recognises significant engineering achievements during their career.

For more information, please see the ITEE Awards page. Nominations close Saturday, 31 October 2015.

2015 IREE Neville Thiele Award

Nominations for the 2015 IREE Neville Thiele Award are now open.

The Neville Thiele Eminence Award is the most prestigious award of the ITEE College of Engineers Australia. It is presented in memory of The Institution of Radio and Electronics Engineers (IREE) and in named in honour of the late Mr. A.N. (Neville) Thiele OAM.

The IREE represented the profession of radio and electronics engineering in Australia for many years, while Neville Thiele is an outstanding Australian Electronics Engineer, former President of the IREE and a world renowned expert on audio engineering standards and the design of loudspeakers.

The winner of the IREE Neville Thiele award receives a cash award of $10,000, a framed certificate, and an engraved bronze medal.

For more information, please see the ITEE Awards page. Nominations close Saturday, 31 October 2015.

2016 RTSA Graduate Engineer Award

Nominations for the 2016 RTSA Graduate Engineer Awards are now open.

The RTSA 2016 Graduate Engineer Award is made to reward railway engineering practitioners in Australia or New Zealand whose working achievements have taken place within four years of the conferral of their university degree.

Applications for the Award shall; have graduated with an engineering degree from a university in Australia or New Zealand or hold an overseas degree that is recognised, at the time of lodging the award submission, by either Engineers Australia or IPENZ as being suitable for CPEng.; be able to demonstrate that, in the years since graduation, the applicant has developed knowledge of the practice of railway engineering in the form of either practical or theoretical research work and ideally to have contributed actively towards the objectives of the RTSA.

For more information please see the RTSA awards page. Nominations close Friday, 27 November 2015.

2016 RTSA Railway Project Award

Nominations for the 2016 RTSA Railway Project Award are now open.

The Railway Project Award is offered biennially, in the year in which a CORE conference is held, to reward an engineering achievement in the railway industry that is considered worthy of public recognition. Consideration is given to the degree of originality, the significance of the contribution towards the railway industry and the engineering ability and complexity that has been displayed.  

For more information please see the RTSA awards page. Nominations close Friday, 27 November 2015.

2016 RTSA Young Railway Engineer Award

Nominations for the 2016 RTSA Young Railway Engineer Award are now open.

The Young Railway Engineer Award is offered annually to reward young professional engineers, technologists and associates in Australia or New Zealand who have reached a demonstrated level of achievement and involvement in any field of railway engineering; who have exhibited technical competence, good character and integrity and who have assisted in developing or improving the attitude of the public, and/or those from within the railway industry, towards railway engineering.

Candidates for the award shall be under 35 years of age at 31st December in the year in which nominations close and shall have had at least two years professional experience after completing an undergraduate degree or diploma, which has required the equivalent of three or more years of full-time study.

For more information please see the RTSA awards page. Nominations close Friday, 27 November 2015.

2016 RTSA Postgraduate Thesis Award

Nominations for the 2016 RTSA Postgraduate Thesis Award are now open.

The Post Graduate Thesis Award is offered annually by the RTSA to the author of an outstanding doctoral or research masters degree on a topic concerned with the rail industry. The work completed in the thesis shall have been undertaken in Australia or New Zealand.

The following review criteria are used as part of the process of evaluation of applications for the Award:

  • detail and accuracy of problem definition
  • level of literacy review, referencing and the use of related published work in the field
  • degree of innovation on problem solution and contribution to knowledge of railways
  • level of experimental work, modelling and /or simulation
  • applicability of research to current railway-related problems
  • peer reviewed publications in outstanding journals in the related field and/or presentations in railway-related conferences

For more information please see the RTSA awards page. Nominations close Friday, 27 November 2015.

2016 RTSA Railway Engineering Student Thesis Award

Nominations for the 2016 RTSA Railway Engineering Student Thesis Award are now open.

The RTSA Railway Engineering Student Thesis Award is offered annually by the RTSA to the author of an outstanding final year undergraduate thesis on a topic in railway engineering.

The principal criteria that are used as part of the review process are:

  • details in the thesis
  • level of research and referencing
  • accuracy of research
  • applicability and validity of research
  • level of experimentation and/or modeling
  • degree of innovation

The Award comprises; a cash prize of $4,000; a commemorative certificate and one year free membership of the RTSA. At its discretion the Awards Sub-committee may make up to two "runners up" awards each valued at $2,000.

For more information please see the RTSA awards page. Nominations close Friday, 27 November 2015.

2015 ACI Undergraduate Thesis Prize

Nominations for the 2015 ACI Undergraduate Thesis Prize are now open.

This prize recognises individual excellence in undergraduate project work in ACI engineering. The award aims to:

  • encourage undergraduate interest in ACI Engineering;
  • enhance student knowledge and application of ACI Engineering disciplines; and
  • encourage academic participation in ACI Engineering as part of undergraduate education.

For more information please see the NCACI awards page. Nominations close Tuesday, 15 December 2015.

 
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