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Science, Engineering and Built Environment prizes and awards

David Stokes Award
Awarded annually to the undergraduate student, who at the completion of their studies, achieves the highest weighted average mark of all completing students in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment. The David Stokes Award is a cash payment of $1,000 and an engraved glass plaque.

The Bennett Summer Placement
Up to 3 scholarships are available for a student enrolled in the Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Engineering or related combined course who has completed the 2nd or 3rd year of their degree and who is an Australian citizen. The recipient will be awarded a three month Summer Placement undertaking projects in the field of study of fibres or textiles within the Institute for Frontier Materials at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus valued at $3,000.

School of Architecture and Built Environment
AIB (Victoria) Chapter
Awarded annually to the best student completing the Construction Management degree.

ARBV Professional Practice
Awarded to an outstanding student in the area of Professional Practice, Architecture program.

Arthur Collins Award
$500 prize named in honour of Arthur Collins (past staff member of the School of Architecture and Built Environment). Awarded for the best student project submitted by a fourth year Architecture student.

Australian Institute of Architects (McGlashan Everist) Graduate Prize
Awarded to a graduating student in Architecture. The prize recognises the successful balance between design excellence and construction and practice excellence. Short listed candidates will be invited to attend an interview. The prize consists of a $2,500 cheque, certificate presented by the AIA Chapter President, offer of 1 year's employment with McGlashan Everist P/L, AIA membership fees paid for 2 years, AIA 'Practice of Architecture' course fees paid upon enrolment, AACA registration examination fees paid upon application and Board of Architects first year of registration enrolment fees paid upon application.

Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) Donald Cant Prize
An award, in honour of Donald Cant, of $250 is made to the highest achieving student completing the quantity surveying subjects in the Construction Management degree.

Chartered Institute of Building (CIOBA) Undergraduate Award

Awarded to an excellent undergraduate student enrolled in the Construction Management degree.

The Spiire Urban & Landscape Planning Award
An award of $500 is made annually to the student who achieves the highest aggregate marks in the unit SRA760 Urban Ecologies.

Coffey Projects Prize
Three $1,000 prizes are awarded to the highest achiever in the each of first, second and third years of the Construction Management degree. The winners are selected by the Chair of Construction Management based on the overall academic achievement in the Construction Management degree for the year.

Ian Fulton Rotary Awards
Named in memory of Ian Fulton (past staff member of the School of Architecture and Built Environment) and is awarded annually by the Geelong Rotary Club. Two $500 awards are given to the top two Construction Management students entering the honours stream with the highest weighted average marks (WAM) based on level 3 units completed.

National Trust of Australia (Geelong and Regional Branch) Heritage Award
Two awards of $500 are made annually to students studying at either undergraduate or postgraduate (coursework) level in the School of Architecture and Built Environment and who are judged as promoting the value and importance of heritage as part of the built environment. They will have demonstrated in their tertiary education studies a greater understanding of heritage principles and conservation and advance the spirit of the aims and objectives of the National Trust of Australia.

Peddle Thorp Award
$5,000 award given as encouragement and in recognition of excellence in the final year design unit in the Architecture course.

Peddle Thorp Prize
$1,000 prize awarded to a first year student who completed Year 12 in the previous year on the basis of academic merit in Year 12 as indicated by the ATAR score. (Recipient of the Dean's Scholars Program will not be eligible.)

Richard Gibson Award
$500 award named in honour of Richard Gibson (past staff member of the School of Architecture and Built Environment). Awarded to a third year Architecture student for the best design project.

RICS Prize
An award of a RICS membership and assessment fee to the value of $400 is made to the highest performing student completing the Construction Management degree.

Schiavello Prize
$1,000 prize is awarded to a student enrolled in the Construction Management degree for initiative in construction management.

Studio 101 Architects Award
An award of $500 is made annually to the student who achieves the highest aggregate marks in the unit SRD264 Architecture Design 2B.

The Cavalier Prize
A $250 voucher is awarded annually to the best student in first year design.

Third Ecology Prize
Awarded to the best second year student in the area of ecology and sustainable design. The award includes a monetary prize and an opportunity for part-time placement with the firm. The opportunity for work experience is dependent upon the award holder's availability as well as Third Ecology's business and operational requirements.

Victorian Digital Solutions Prize
A $400 award is made annually to a student in each year level of the Architecture course (awarded as either a cheque or digital printing - output to the value of $400). Successful applicants will be judged on a non-discipline based selection of work that is presented in an A1 format which is graphically rich in the use of the digital medium and is visually engaging and informative. 

School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Aquatic Science Award
A $500 prize is awarded annually to the highest achieving third year student in either the Bachelor of Environmental Science (Freshwater Biology), Bachelor of Environmental Science (Marine Biology) or Bachelor of Fisheries and Aquaculture. The successful applicant will have achieved a minimum weighted average score of 80 across their completed studies.

Byron Williams Award
Named in memory of Byron Williams. A prize of $500 and a certificate is awarded annually to a student who has completed between 15 to 20 credit points of the environmental science course at the Melbourne Burwood Campus.  The award is for a student who completed most of the course to date in a part-time mode, has shown commitment, high personal achievement (not exclusively academic) demonstrated the potential to pursue the ideals of the course in the community and persevered with studies alongside other external activities.

Christopher Michael Oakley Award
Named in memory of Christopher Michael Oakley (former student). A prize of $500 and a certificate is awarded annually to a student who has met the requirements to graduate from the Marine Biology course or its equivalent and enrols for the honours year.  The recipient will have achieved standards of excellence in their academic record, demonstrated a personal commitment to marine science, suitable personal qualities in leadership, concern for fellow students and demonstrated a financial need.

Frances O'Connor Award
In memory of Frances O'Connor (a former student) a prize of $200 and a certificate is awarded annually to a first year undergraduate student studying Environmental Science at the Warrnambool Campus.  The recipient will have demonstrated great endeavour in their environmental science studies.

Head of School Awards
Thirteen prizes of $500 are awarded annually to the highest performing students who have completed their first year in full-time studies in the following undergraduate courses.  The successful recipients will have achieved at least a minimum weighted average mark of 80:

  • Bachelor of Environmental Science (Wildlife and Conservation Biology);
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science (Environmental Management and Sustainability);
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science (Marine Biology);
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science (Freshwater Biology);
  • Bachelor of Science (Melbourne Burwood Campus);
  • Bachelor of Science (Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus);
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Melbourne Burwood Campus);
  • Bachelor of Fisheries and Aquaculture (Warrnambool Campus);
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus);
  • Bachelor of Biological Science;
  • Bachelor of Forensic Science;
  • Bachelor of Forensic Science/Bachelor of Criminology;
  • Bachelor of Zoology and Animal Science (Geelong Campus).

John Clarke Prize
Established by his former students in memory of John Clarke a prize of $1,000 and a certificate is awarded annually to the outstanding third year student entering an honours course in chemical or forensic sciences.

Kate England Award
Named in memory of Kate England a prize of $500 and a certificate is awarded annually to a student who has fulfilled the requirements to graduate with a Bachelor of Environmental Science degree offered at either the Melbourne Burwood Campus or the Warrnambool Campus.  The successful recipient will have demonstrated commitment to their studies, high personal achievement (not exclusively academic) and has pursued the ideals of the course in the community.

Michael J Liddy Forensic Science Moot Court Prize
A prize of $200 and a certificate is awarded annually to the Forensic Science student who achieves the highest mark in the moot court presentation in the final year Forensic Science unit.

Peter Kew Award
A prize of $500 is awarded annually in honour of Peter Kew (former staff member) to the highest achieving second year student enrolled in either the Bachelor of Environmental Science (Freshwater Biology and Management) or the Bachelor of Environmental Science (Marine Biology). The recipient of the Peter Kew Award must be enrolled in at least three units per trimester and achieve a minimum weighted average mark of 80.

Victoria Police Forensic Services Honours Prize
A prize of $1,000 is awarded annually to the student who achieves the highest grade in the forensic science honours project.

School of Engineering
Barwon Water Achievement Award
The Barwon Water Achievement Award will be awarded to a year 12 student entering the Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours). The award is valued at $5000 upon completion of the first year and the annual vacation program, provided that the student is enrolled in the Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) course and maintains a high level of academic achievement. To be eligible for this award the applicant must have completed secondary school within the Barwon Water catchment area. Selection will be based on ATAR score and an interview. The closing date is 14 February 2014. Further details can be found on the Barwon Water Achievement Award website.

IMechE Award
A prize to the equivalent of 200 pounds sterling is awarded to the student who achieves the highest grade for their final year mechanical engineering project completed in the units SEJ441 and SEJ442.

IMechE 'Frederic Barnes Waldron' Award
A prize to the equivalent of 200 pounds sterling is awarded to the student who achieves the highest weighted average mark across their final year of study towards a major in Mechanical Engineering in either the Bachelor of Engineering or a related combined Bachelor of Engineering degree.

The Des Munday and Son Award
A prize of $500 is awarded to the student who achieves the highest weighted average mark at the completion of the third year of their studies towards a mechanical engineering major study in the Bachelor of Engineering or combined Bachelor of Engineering degree.

The Godfrey Hirst Australia Award
A prize of $300 is awarded to the graduating student who achieves the highest honours grade in the Bachelor of Engineering or a combined Bachelor of Engineering degree.

The Incitec Pivot Ltd Award
A prize of $1,000 for the most outstanding final year project (SEJ441 & SEJ442) on an environmental topic in the Bachelor of Engineering or a combined Bachelor of Engineering degree.

The Industrial Control Technology Award
A prize of $500 is awarded to the student who achieves the highest weighted average mark at the completion of the third year of their studies towards a mechatronics/robotics engineering major study in the Bachelor of Engineering or a combined Bachelor of Engineering degree.

The Engineers Australia Award
A prize of $600 is awarded to the student who achieves the highest overall academic performance in the final year of the Bachelor of Engineering or combined Bachelor of Engineering course.

The Engineers Australia Structural Branch Book Prize
An award of $150, a book and a certificate are awarded to the student who has demonstrated proficiency and excellence in structural engineering theory and practice.

The Shell Refinery Award
A prize of $1,000 is awarded for the most outstanding final year project in the units SEJ441 and SEJ442 in the Bachelor of Engineering or combined Bachelor of Engineering degree.

The Steel Reinforcement Institute of Australia (SRIA)
A prize of $500 is awarded to the student who achieves the highest grade in SEV353 - Design of Concrete Structures. The award is made by the Steel Reinforcement Institute of Australia (SRIA) annually to recognise an outstanding student performance in the undergraduate civil engineering unit in which the SRIA lecture is given. The recipient must be enrolled in either the Bachelor of Engineering or one of the combined Bachelor of Engineering courses offered at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus.

The WorleyParsons Award
A prize of $800 is awarded to a student enrolled in the Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) who achieves the highest overall academic performance following the completion of years 1, 2 and 3.

School of Information Technology
Jamie Peter Southwell Award
Named in memory of Jamie Peter Southwell. An award of $2,000 each for up to three rural or regional students relocating to Deakin University to commence full-time study in the Bachelor of Information Technology (Games Design and Development) at either the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus or the Melbourne Burwood Campus.

Professor of Information Technology Award
An award of $500 and a certificate is presented to high performing students in the School of Information Technology in each of the following categories.  The recipients will have achieved a weighted average mark of 75 or greater:

  • the highest achieving first year undergraduate student enrolled in a Bachelor of Information Technology course at the Melbourne Burwood Campus
  • the highest achieving first year undergraduate student enrolled in a Bachelor of Information Technology course at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
  • the highest achieving second year undergraduate student enrolled in a Bachelor of Information Technology course at the Melbourne Burwood Campus
  • the highest achieving second year undergraduate student enrolled in a Bachelor of Information Technology course at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
  • the highest achieving third year undergraduate student enrolled in a Bachelor of Information Technology course at the Melbourne Burwood Campus
  • the highest achieving third year undergraduate student enrolled in a Bachelor of Information Technology course at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

School of Information Technology Honours Awards
An award of $2,000 is made to each student commencing full-time study in Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) at either the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus or the Melbourne Burwood Campus.

Univise Award
An award of $500 and a certificate is presented to the student who has completed the 2nd year of the Bachelor of Information Technology (Computer Science and Software Development) at the Melbourne Burwood Campus and has achieved the highest weighted average mark.


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