NCACI Awards

 

 

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.

Nomination criteria

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:

  • innovation
  • 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.

Download the 2019 Undergraduate Thesis Prize Nomination Form

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

Please click here to download a copy of the regulations

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.

 

 

 

Contact Us

For general enquiries on these awards please contact Engineers Australia's Program Manager - Awards at: [email protected]