Awards

Engineers Australia plays an important role in promoting engineering excellence and the contribution engineering makes to the community. Our award programs seek to identify, recognise and reward outstanding achievement, eminence in the practice of engineering, and conspicuous service to the profession.
There are 5 award events in this division

WA Individual Awards - Nominations closed for 2013

Engineers Australia's Individual Awards honour those individuals whose attributes have demonstrated great achievements and leadership within the engineering profession. Engineers Australia Individual Awards include:

  • Professional Engineer of the Year Award
  • Engineering Technologist of the Year Award
  • Engineering Associate of the Year Award
  • Young Professional Engineer of the Year Award
  • Young Technologist of the Year Award
  • Young Engineering Associate of the Year Award

View the 2013 winners here

View the 2012 winners here

View the 2011 winners here

View the 2010 winners here


Western Australia Engineering Excellence Awards

The WA Engineering Excellence Awards program encourages and celebrates engineering excellence by identifying, recognising and promoting excellence in the science and practice of engineering. The awards also provide peer recognition of engineering excellence, raise the profile of the profession and of local engineering, and highlight the contribution of engineers to the economy, to the community and to the environment.

View the 2013 winners here

View the 2012 winners here

View the 2011 winners here

View the 2010 winners here

View the 2009 winners here

O.F. Blakey Award

Nominations are now closed

Young Engineers Public Presentation Competition

If you are a Young Engineer, enjoy public speaking, and have something to say on a topic related to engineering you should consider entering the O. F. Blakey Public Presentation Competition.

Entrants are required to submit an abstract on a technical or non-technical topic related to engineering and be available to make a presentation at Engineers Australia.

The winner will then be required to give their presentation at the Engineers Australia WA Division Annual Dinner.

Tertiary Medals

Charles Warman Medal

First awarded in 1992, for the Best final year student at Western Australian School of Mines.

Charles Warman is a distinguished graduate and lecturer of the School of Mines. He started a small "pump" company in Kalgoorlie, which has now grown into an international company recognised world wide for the highest quality in its field. Charles Warman has been awarded honorary doctorates from Curtin University and University of NSW, and was made an Honorary Fellow of Engineers Australia in 1985.

Digby Leach Medal

First awarded in 1968 for the best academic record and qualities of leadership at Curtin University of Technology.

Named after Mr JD Leach who spent his entire professional career as a highway engineer in Western AUstralia. He was Commissioner for Main Roads between 1952 and 1964 and directed a major statewide road program, which opened up vast areas of WA for development. He was an Institution Councillor, a Chairman of the Perth Division (now Western Australia Division) and National President of Engineers Australia in 1964.

Harry Appleby Medal

First awarded in 1994 for the best academic record in an associate diploma of engineering at TAFE.

Harry Appleby joined the Public Works Department in 1951 as a cadet draftsman. In 1960, as a Senior Engineering Draftsman he began a 28 year involvement with the investigation, design and construction of storage dams in Western Australia.

Harry was instrumental in founding the Association of Diploma Engineers in WA, which was later to become the Australian Institute of Engineering Associates. He served as President of both. Harry is an Honorary Fellow of the Society of Engineering Associates.

Engineers Australia - Murdoch University Medal

First awarded in 1999 for the best academic achievement, qualities of leadership and interest in Engineers Australia.

John Renner Medal

First awarded in 1996 for the best academic achievement, qualities of leadership and interest in Engineers Australia.

Named after Professor John Renner, Foundation Dean of the Faculty of Science, Technology and Engineering at Edith Cowan University. John Renner was responsible for the creation of the ECU Centre for Very High Speed Microelectronic Systems and a partnership with the CRC for Broadband Telecommunications and Networking.

Russell Dumas Medal

First awarded in 1970 for the best academic performance in the final year at UWA.

Named after Sir Russell Dumas. He occupied the position of Chief Engineer of the Metropolitan Water Supply Department from 1934 to 1941. He was Director of Public Works from 1941 to 1951 and Co-ordinator of Works and Industrial Development in Western Australia from 1951 to 1953.

Sir Russell was very active in Institution affairs, a Councillor, Chairman of the Perth Division (now Western Australia Division) and winner of several Engineers Australia awards. He was made an Honorary Fellow in 1966.

Award for Excellence in Teaching

Nominations are now closed

About this Award

The Engineers Australia WA Division Award for Excellence in Teaching recognises and celebrates an individual secondary school teacher who has demonstrated excellence in applying the principles of engineering in the class room, enhancing the learning experiences of their students and increasing the community awareness of the value of engineering to society.

Recent winners:

2009: Darren Hamley, Willetton SHS

2010: Brett Boughton and Paul Hogg, Willetton SHS

2011: Lorraine Ellis, Newton Moore SHS

2012: Carlo Di Donato, Lockridge SHS

2013: David Scuderi, Governor Stirling SHS

 
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