Division Award Descriptions - Category G Awards
- Jennifer Cox Memorial Prize - Canberra Division
- Newcastle Division Subsidence Technology Prize - Newcastle Division
- Newcastle Division School Book Prizes - Newcastle Division
Michael Woodhouse Memorial Student Prize - Queensland Division
- Rockhampton Local Group Student Prize - Queensland Division
- Queensland Division Chemical Branch Award - Queensland Division
- Queensland Professional Engineer of the Year - Queensland Division
- Queensland Young Professional Engineer of the Year and Queensland Young Associate of the Year - Queensland Division
- John Mannam Prize - SA Division
- Tasmania Division Award of Merit - Tasmania Division
- L P Coombes Medal - Victoria Division
- Award for Achievement in Engineering Enterprise - Victoria Division
WA Division School Award - WA Division
This Prize is awarded annually to the student who achieves academic excellence during the second year of an engineering course at the University of Canberra.
It was created in memory of Jennifer Cox, who was studying Communications Engineering at the University of Canberra and would have been the first woman to graduate in Engineering at the University. In her final year she was fatally struck by a motorcycle.
Jennifer was a diligent student and because of her academic record the Faculty of Information Sciences decided unanimously that she should be posthumously awarded the Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Electronics.
Following the accident, and in recognition of Jennifer’s achievements, the Canberra Division of Engineers Australia - on the advice of its Electrical Branch and with the permission of Jennifer’s parents - instituted the Jennifer Cox Memorial Prize.
Candidates must submit entries detailing original work, that was completed within the previous two years. It must have been undertaken as part of tertiary studies, undertaken at an Australian institution and have made a significant contribution to mine subsidence technology.
The Prize of $500 is funded by the Newcastle Division of Engineers Australia from the proceeds of the 1988 MSTS Conference, which was underwritten by the Division, prior to the formation of the Mine Subsidence Technological Society.
Each year, the Newcastle Division awards and presents a $50 book voucher to students from the technology high schools located in the Newcastle area.
Recipients are chosen for excelling in mathematics or science. The school chooses one winner from its entire school community.
Sponsored by the Water Panel, Queensland Division, this Prize is awarded to a speaker at the annual Water Panel Students’ Night (October). It is based on the quality of the speaker’s presentation and the content. Final year students from all Queensland tertiary institutions are eligible to take part. The award consists of a certificate and $250.
This Prize is presented annually by the Rockhampton Local Group to final year students at the University of Central Queensland. Two prizes are given. The first is awarded to the student that gets the highest combined result in statics and dynamics. The prize for this achievement is $200 cash.
The second prize is awarded to the student who receives the highest results in electrical engineering principles. This Prize is $200 cash.
A cash award of $100 to a selected student at the University of Queensland undertaking chemical engineering. Made in conjunction with the ANC of the Institution of Chemical Engineers.
Each year the Queensland Division selects an engineer whose professional excellence and involvement in community affairs sets them apart as an example for other engineers to follow for the award of Professional Engineer of the Year. The award is announced during Australian Engineering Week and is nominated for the National Professional Engineer of the Year Award.
These awards acknowledge and reward young professional engineers and young engineering associates who have reached a high level of achievement and involvement in engineering and community affairs. They also promote the engineering profession and topical engineering issues to the community through the achievements of the Young Engineers/Associates. Division winners are entered in the national award competition.
This annual award, sponsored by the SA Mechanical College Branch, is presented to an outstanding Engineer Practice Report submitted throughout the calendar year from South Australian graduate engineers seeking Chartered Status via professional interview. The John Mannam Prize honours the enormous contribution of Dr John Mannam to engineering practice, and in particular his dedication to the education, training and mentoring of mechanical engineers.
This annual Award recognises meritorious contributions to the engineering profession by members of the Tasmania Division.
It is awarded for a notable personal contribution to the profession through:
- Distinguished service to the engineering profession
- Outstanding contribution to a specific engineering project of a substantial nature
- Sustained high standard of involvement in and contribution to a specific field of engineering activity.
The L P Coombes Medal is presented to the speaker who is invited to deliver the L P Coombes Lecture.
The lecture and award are jointly sponsored by the Aviation and Space Branch of the Victoria Division, and the Aeronautical Research Laboratories. The Award is made annually and consists of a medal and certificate. The winner is selected by the sponsors.
The award commemorates Lawrence Percival Coombes, CBE, DFC, BSCEng, FCGI, HonDEng, FIEAust, FRAeS, FAIAA, who was born in Madras, India, in 1899. A World War I aviator and colleague of the late Sir Charles Kingsford Smith, Coombes graduated with 1st Class honours in mechanical engineering from the City and Guilds College, London University, in 1920.
Made a Freeman of the city of London in recognition of his war service, he started a career with the UK Air Ministry. There he achieved acclaim for his use of dynamic models in performance analysis.
In 1939, he was appointed Chief of the Division of Aeronautics in the then Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (now CSIRO) of Australia, and tasked with establishing the Aeronautical Research Laboratories (ARL).
He guided ARL through its growth during world War II to be made Chief Superintendent of ARL when it was transferred to the Department of Supply in 1949. He continued as head of ARL on the Australian Aeronautical Research Committee and the Aircraft Advisory Committee until his retirement in 1964.
An Award made by the Victoria Division to a corporate member of Engineers Australia, who has significantly contributed to an enterprise built around the successful commercialisation of an innovative engineering endeavour. A memento is presented in recognition of the award. It was first made in 1986.
This Award consists of a certificate awarded to year 12 students for high achievement in TEE subjects, chemistry, physics, calculus and applicable mathematics.