About this award
- This prize recognises individual excellence in undergraduate project work in automation, control and instrumentation (ACI) engineering. The award aims to:
- encourage undergraduate interest in ACI Engineering
- enhance student knowledge and application of ACI Engineering disciplines
- encourage academic participation in ACI Engineering as part of undergraduate education.
Nominations are to include responses to the following three questions:
- What innovation is involved in this project?
- What is the value or potential value of the project to Australian industry?
- Why should your project thesis win the ACI Undergraduate Thesis Prize?
Each response should not exceed 200 words.
The project reported in the thesis will be assessed by its:
- technical merit
- intellectual quality
- industry relevance
- integration of automation, control and instrumentation
with respect to the thesis:
- the general quality of the presentation.
Evaluation of the thesis (and project work reported) will be with regard to:
- the relative magnitude of the project effort (as a proportion of the individual students' final year workload
- the resources available to the student/s.
In addition, for team projects:
- the size of the team - number of students and range of skills
- team organisation and interaction.
Terms & Conditions
Nominations are eligible if:
- The project work is undertaken as part of the award of a professional undergraduate qualification relevant to ACI and reported in the form of an academic thesis.
- For an individual project submission, a statement to the effect that the work reported in the thesis is the bona fide work of the student alone, signed by the applicant and endorsed by the supervisor.
- For a team project submission, an explanatory statement listing all the team members and detailing the roles of each and of the supervising (non-student) participants
Presentation of award
The presentation of the prize will take place at a suitable formal occasion of Engineers Australia, such as a national conference appropriate to the subject area of the project work. The prize consists of a medal, a framed certificate and $1000 in prize money.