Prizes in UNSW Engineering

This page lists all prizes awarded by the Faculty of Engineering.

Faculty prizes

The Faculty of Engineering Dean's Award (E0493E)
For the best performance in Year 1, 2 or 3 in the Bachelor of Engineering program.

  • Certificate

The Malcolm Chaikin Prize For Research Excellence in Engineering (T2K54O)
For the best PhD thesis in the Faculty of Engineering.

  • $10,000

 

School of Chemical Engineering

The Fuel Technology Staff Prize (E0144U)

For the best performance in CEIC6005 Fuel and Energy (Chemical Engineering or Industrial Chemistry student).

  • $500

The IChemE Prize (S0489E)
For the best performance in Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Degree.

  • $500

The Lyceum Club Best Undergraduate Chemical Engineering Thesis Prize (S0480E)
For the best undergraduate thesis project “Lyceum Club Best Undergraduate Chemical Engineering Thesis”

  • $1000

The Norman Prize in Chemical Engineering (EO460U)
For the best project in CEIC4003 Thesis B or CEIC4006 Advanced Thesis.

  • $1500

The Professor Graham Fleet Memorial Prize (S0488E)
For the best performance in FOOD2320 Food Microbiology by an undergraduate student

  • $500

The Samos Polymers Prize in Advanced Polymers (E0486U)
For the best performance in the Year 4 elective CEIC6004 Advanced Polymers.

  • $1000

The Samos Polymers Prize in Industrial Chemistry (E0487U)
For the best performance in Year 2 Industrial Chemistry.

  • $1000

 

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School of Civil & Environmental Engineering

The Alexander Wargon Prize (E2K60U)
For the best performance in the Structures Discipline in the Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering degree program.

  • $1200

The Australian Steel Institute Undergraduate Steel Design Prize  (E2K63U)
For the best performance in CVEN2303 Structural Analysis and Modelling and CVEN3303 Steel Structures.

  • Technical books to the value of $440

The Association of Consulting Surveyors' NSW Prize in Land Development (E0215U)
For for the graduating students with the best total mark in Cadastral and Land development courses.

  • $1000

The BOSSI Medal (E0953U)
For the best performance in the final year of the Bachelor of Surveying and Spatial Information Systems.

  • Gold Medal

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Practice Prize (E2K52U)
For the best performance in Civil and Environmental Engineering Practice.

  • $1000

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil with Architecture Discipline Prize (E2K67U)
For the best performance in selected undergraduate courses including an Honours Thesis in Civil Engineering with Architecture.

  • $1000

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Construction Management Discipline Prize (E2K590)
For the best performance in selected undergraduate courses including an Honours thesis in Construction Management.

  • $1000

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Environmental Discipline Prize (E2K55U)
For the best performance in selected undergraduate courses including an Honours Thesis in Environmental Engineering.

  • $1000

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Geotechnical Discipline Prize (E2K59U)
For the best performance in selected undergraduate courses including an Honours Thesis in Geotechnical Engineering.

  • $1000

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Structures Discipline Prize (E2K58U)
For the best performance in selected undergraduate courses including an Honours Thesis in Structural Engineering.

  • $1000

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Surveying Discipline Prize (E2K79I)
For the best performance in Surveying discipline courses.

  • $1000

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Transport Discipline Prize (E2K57U)
For the best performance in selected undergraduate courses including an Honours Thesis in Transport Engineering.

  • $1000

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Water Discipline Prize (E2K56U)
For the best performance in selected undergraduate courses including an Honours Thesis in Water Engineering.

  • $1000

The Crawford Munro Memorial Prize (E2K77E)
For the best performance in CVEN3501 Water Resources Engineering.

  • $500

Engineers Australia Civil and Structural Engineering Prize (E2K66U)
For the best performance in structural design in the final year of the degree.

  • $500

The Full Time Class of 1962 Civil Engineering and Surveying Alumni Prize (S0478E)
For the highest WAM at the end of 3rd Year to a local female in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

  • $1000

The Jacob N Frenkel Prize (E2K62U)
For the best achievement in Civil Engineering for a first year student.

  • $1200

The JK Geotechnics Prize (E0179U)
For the best performance in CVEN3202 Soil Mechanics.

  • $500

The Maurice Maughan Prize (E2K80E)
For the best student with the best total marks in GMAT2500 Surveying Computations A and GMAT2550 Surveying Computations B.

  • $1000

The RS Mather Memorial Prize (E0219U)
For outstanding performance in Geodesy courses in the Bachelor of Engineering in Surveying and Spatial Information Systems program.

  • $500

The Weld Australia Prize (E0182U)
For the best performance of an undergraduate in CVEN3303 Steel Structures

  • 12 month membership and a set of technical notes from WTIA worth approx. $950

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School of Computer Science & Engineering

The School of Computer Science & Engineering offer more than 100 prizes.

The prizes are linked below in alphabetic order:

A-B, C-E, G-J, M-M, N-P, Q-W

PRIZES A-B

 

The Anita Borg Prize (E2K50U)
For contribution to the promotion or enhancement of the benefits of computing to society, including encouraging or facilitating the participation of women in computing and meritorious academic performance.

  • $2000

The Ben Rudzyn Memorial COMP2121 Term 1 Prize (S0810E)
For the best performance in COMP2121 Microprocessors and Interfacing in Term 1.

  • $750

The Ben Rudzyn Memorial COMP2121 Term 2 Prize (S1811E)
For the best performance in COMP2121 Microprocessors and Interfacing in Term 2.

  • $750

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PRIZES C-E

 

The CommBank Year 2 Software Engineering Prize (S0250E)
For the student enrolled in Software Engineering with the best WAM for courses completed in the current year.

 

  • $1000

 

The CommBank Year 3 Software Engineering Prize (S0251E)
For the student enrolled in Software Engineering with the best WAM for courses completed in the current year.

 

  •  $1000

 

The CommBank Year 4 Software Engineering Prize (S0252E)
For the student enrolled in Software Engineering with the best WAM for courses completed in the current year.

 

  •  $1000

The Displayr COMP4931 Prize, 1st Place (S1250E)
For the best performance in COMP4931 Thesis Part B (Software Engineering).

  • $2000

The Displayr COMP4931 Prize, 2nd Prize (S1251E)
For the second best performance in COMP4931 Thesis Part B (Software Engineering).

  • $1000

The Displayr COMP4931 Prize, 3rd Place (S1252E)
For the third best performance in COMP4931 Thesis Part B (Software Engineering).

  • $500

 

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PRIZES G-J

 

The Hero of Operating Systems Prize (CS200I)
For the best performance in Operating Systems.

  • $500

The IMC COMP3121 Prize (1st Place) (S1478E)
For the best performance in COMP3121 Algorithms and Programming Techniques.

  • $1000

The IMC COMP3121 Prize (2nd Place) (S1479E)
For the second best performance in COMP3121 Algorithms and Programming Techniques.

  • $750

The IMC COMP3121 Prize (3rd Place) (S1480E)
For the third best performance in COMP3121 Algorithms and Programming Techniques.

  • $500

The Jane Street COMP3141 Prize, 1st Place (S1481E)
For the best performance in COMP3141 Software Design and Implementation.

  • $1000

The Jane Street COMP3141 Prize, 2nd Place (S1482E)
For the second best performance in COMP3141 Software Design and Implementation.

  • $750

The Jane Street COMP3141 Prize, 3rd Place (S1483E)
For the third best performance in COMP3141 Software Design and Implementation.

  • $500

The Jane Street COMP3161 Prize, 1st Place (S1489E)
For the best performance in COMP3161 Concepts of Programming Languages.

  • $1000

The Jane Street COMP3161 Prize, 2nd Place (S1490E)
For the second best performance in COMP3161 Concepts of Programming Languages.

  • $750

The Jane Street COMP3161 Prize, 3rd Place (S1491E)
For the third best performance in COMP3161 Concepts of Programming Languages.

  • $500

The Jane Street COMP6752 Prize, 1st Place (S1492E)
For the best performance in COMP6752 Modelling Concurrent Systems.

  • $1000

The Jane Street COMP6752 Prize, 2nd Place (S1493E)
For the second best performance in COMP6752 Modelling Concurrent Systems.

  • $750

The Jane Street COMP6752 Prize, 3rd Place (S1494E)
For the third best performance in COMP6752 Modelling Concurrent Systems.

  • $500

The Jane Street COMP4181/9181 Prize, 1st Place (S1486E)
For the best performance in COMP4181/9181 Language-based Software Safety.

  • $1000

The Jane Street COMP4181/9181 Prize, 2nd Place (S1486E)
For the second best performance in COMP4181/9181 Language-based Software Safety.

  • $750

The Jane Street COMP4181/9181 Prize, 3rd Place (S1486E)
For the third best performance in COMP4181/9181 Language-based Software Safety.

  • $500

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PRIZES M-M

 

The Murray Allen Prize in Computer Science (E2K45U)
For the best performance in Year 3 of the Computer Science program by a student entering the Honours year.

  • $3000

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PRIZES N-P

The Niel van der Westhuizen COMP4121 Prize (S0347E)
For the best performance in COMP4121 Advanced and Parallel Algorithms.

  • $500

The Norman Foo Memorial Best Research Paper Prize (S0486E)
For the best PhD Research Paper.

  • $2000

The Optiver COMP6771 Prize (S0806A)
For the best performance in COMP6771 Advanced C++ Programming.

  • $500

The Optiver SENG3011 Group Prize (S0807A)
For the best presentation by a group in SENG3011 Software Engineering Workshop 3.

  • $2000

The Optiver SENG3011 Group Runner-up Prize (S1378E)
For the second best presentation by a group in SENG3011 Software Engineering Workshop 3.

  • $1000

 

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PRIZES Q-W

 

The ThoughtWorks SENG2011 Prize (S0378E)
For First place in SENG2011 Workshop on Resoning about Programs.

  • $500

The Wargaming Sydney COMP6741 Prize (S0259E)
For the best performance in COMP6741 Parameterized and Exact Computation.

  • $500

The Wargaming Sydney COMP3421 Prize (S0260E)
For the best performance in COMP3421 Computer Graphics.

  • $500

 

 

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School of Electrical Engineering & Telecommunications

The Canon Information Systems Research Australia (CiSRA) Digital Systems Poster Competition Prize (E0199U)
For the top 3 thesis posters.

  • First place $700, second place $500, third place $300 

The Michael Hintze Memorial Prize in Power Engineering (E0887E)
For the best performance in final year undergraduate Thesis in Energy Systems - Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering)

  • $500

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School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

The Best Undergraduate Final Year Thesis Prize (S0468I)
For the best performance in MMAN4020 Thesis B

  • $1100 (shared)

The C Madhusudana Prize (E2K05U)
For the best academic performance of a 1st year student in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering.

  • $500

The David Carment Memorial Prize (E0348U)
For the best overall performance in the final year of the Bachelor of Engineering degree in Naval Architecture.

  • $500

The Douglas Archer Prize in Aerospace Engineering (E2K50A)
For the best student graduating with First Class Honours in the Bachelor of Engineering degree in Aerospace Engineering.

  • $1500

The John Harrison Prize (E0492U)
For the best performance in MMAN2300 Engineering Mechanics 2.

  • $500

The Professor Eddie Leonardi Prize (E2K54A)
For the best performance in all undergraduate courses undertaken in years one and two in the Bachelor of Engineering program of the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering.

  • $600

The R E Jeffries Memorial Prize (E0462U)
For the best overall performance in the final year of the Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering.

  • $500

The RAA Bryant Prize (E0463U)
For the best student graduating with First Class Honours in the Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering.

  • $1500

The RS Components Prize for Engineering Excellence (E0464U)
For the best performance in the final year of the Mechatronic Engineering program.

  • Instruments worth $500

The Warwick Slade Royal Aeronautical Society Prize (E0470U)
For the top team performance in AERO4110 Aerospace Design Project by students in the Bachelor of Engineering in Aerospace Engineering program.

  • A medal to the top student from the team and a 1-year Graduate membership of the Society

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School of Minerals and Energy Resources Engineering

The Behre Dolbear Prize (E2K51E)
For the best thesis.

  • $1000

The Behre Dolbear Prize for Best Overall Proficiency (or Performance) in Year 3 (E2K50E)
For overall proficiency in Year 3.

  • $1000

The Bruce Hebblewhite Prize in Mining Engineering (E2K54I)
For the best overall performance in Year 4 of the Bachelor of Engineering in Mining Engineering program.

  • $1000

The Charles Warman Prize (E2K49E)
For the best performance in MINE2810 Minerals and Processing Course.

  • $1000

The David Laurence Prize (E2K58I)
For the best overall academic performance in an Honours thesis relating to Sustainable Mining Practices in the Bachelor of Engineering in Mining Engineering program.

  • $1000

The David Phillips Prize (E2K56I)
For the best overall performance in Year 3 Resource Estimation and Mine Planning.

  • $1000

The Drilling Engineering Award (E2K44U)
For the best performance in PTRL3015 Well Drilling Equipment and Operations.

  • $500

The Enhanced Oil and Gas Recovery Prize (E2K45A)
For the best performance in PTRL4012 Enhanced Oil and Gas Recovery.

  • $500

The Formation Evaluation Prize (E1K55E)
For the best performance in PTRL3023 Formation Evaluation.

  • $500

The Henry Salisch Student Service Prize (E1K58E)
Awarded to an individual who in the view of the student body has contributed to the wider success of the School of Petroleum Engineering and associated organisations.

  • $500

The Jim Galvin Prize (E2K55I)
For the best performance in Year 4 Mine Geotechnical Engineering.

  • $1000

The Joan Bath Prize for Women in Mining Engineering (E2K57I)
For the best academic performance by a female in the final year of the Bachelor of Engineering in Mining Engineering program.

  • $1000

The Mitsubishi Prize (E2K47U)
For the best performance in Coal Mine Design Project.

  • $1000

The Natural Gas Engineering Prize  (E0329U)
For the best performance in PTRL4020 Natural Gas Engineering.

  • $500

The New South Wales Minerals Council Prize for Best Overall Performance (or Proficiency) Year 2 (E2K52I)
For the best overall performance in Year 2 of the Bachelor of Engineering in Mining Engineering program.

  • $1000

The New South Wales Minerals Council Prize for Best Performance in Hard Rock Mine Design Course (E2K53I)
For the best overall performance in Year 4 Hardrock Mine Design and Feasibility Project.

  • $1000

The Outstanding Year 1 Student (E2K46E)
For outstanding performance in Year 1 of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Petroleum Engineering program.

  • $500

The Outstanding Year 2 Student (E2K47E)
For outstanding performance in Year 2 of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Petroleum Engineering program.

  • $500

The Outstanding Year 3 Student Prize (E0324U)
For outstanding performance in Year 3 of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Petroleum Engineering program.

  • $500

The Outstanding Year 4 Student Prize (E1K50E)
For outstanding performance in Year 4 of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Petroleum Engineering program.

  • $500

The Outstanding Postgraduate Coursework Student Prize (E1K51E)
For the outstanding performance in Postgraduate Coursework in Petroleum Engineering.

  • $500

The Outstanding Postgraduate Research Student Prize (E1K52E)
For the outstanding performance in Postgraduate Research in Petroleum Engineering.

  • $500

The Petroleum Economics Prize  (E0325U)
For the best performance in PTRL3025 Petroleum Economics.

  • $500

The Petroleum Geoscience Prize (E1K56E)
For the best performance in PTRL3003 Field Development Geology and Geophysics.

  • $500

The Petrophysics Prize (E1K53E)
For the best performance in PTRL2018 Introduction to Petrophysics.

  • $500

The Reservoir Engineering Prize  (E0326U)
For the best cumulative performance in PTRL2019 Reservoir Engineering A and PTRL3001 Reservoir Engineering B.

  • $500

The Reservoir Modelling Prize (E1K54E)
For the best performance in PTR3002 Reservoir Characterisation and Simulation.

  • $500

The Roxborough Prize (E2K48U)
For the best performance in Year 1 in Mining Engineering.

  • $500 and a bronze medal

The Stan Sawyer Memorial Prize (E0466U)
For the best performance in an Honours thesis on a topic relating to coal mining in the Bachelor of Engineering in Mining Engineering program.

  • $750

The Student Leadership Prize (E1K59E)
Awarded for exemplary student leadership.

  • $500

The Surface Facilities Design Project Prize (E2K43U)
For the best performance in PTRL3022 Design Project for Petroleum Engineers.

  • $500

The Thesis A Project Prize (E1K60E)
For the best performance in PTRL4040 Thesis A.

  • $500

The Thesis Project Prize (E1K57E)
For the best performance in PTRL4010 Integrated Oil and Gas Field Evaluation A.

  • $500

 

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School of Photovoltaic & Renewable Energy Engineering

 

The BT Imaging Photovoltaic Thesis Prize (S0402E)
For the best performance in Photovoltaics Materials and Devices.

  • $500

The Solar Juice Renewable Energy Thesis Prize (S0401E)
For the best performance in Renewable Energy Thesis.

  • $500

The Steve Robinson Memorial Prize (E2K46C)
For the best performance in SOLA9002 Solar Cells and Systems in the Master of Engineering Science or Doctor of Philosophy program.

  • $500

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