Prizes in UNSW Science

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

Faculty prizes

The Faculty of Science Dean's List (B0052U)
For academic excellence.

  • Certificate

The Faculty of Science Prize for 1st Year Advanced Science (B0047U)
For outstanding performance in Year 1 of the Bachelor of Science Advanced Science program (3972).

  • $500

The Faculty of Science Prize for 2nd Year Advanced Science (B0048U)
For outstanding performance in Year 2 of the Bachelor of Science Advanced Science program (3972).

  • $500

The Faculty of Science Prize for 3rd Year Advanced Science (B0049U)
For outstanding performance in Year 3 of the Bachelor of Science Advanced Science Program (3972).

  • $500

The Faculty of Science Prize for Honours Year Advanced Science (B0050U)
For outstanding performance in the Honours year of the Advanced Science program.

  • $500

The Faculty of Science Prize for Honours Year Science (B0051U)
For outstanding performance in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) program (4500).

  • $500

The Faculty of Science Prize for 1st Year Science (B0044U)
For outstanding performance in Year 1 of the Science program (3970).

  • $500

The Faculty of Science Prize for 2nd Year Science (B0045U)
for outstanding performance in Year 2 of the Science program (3970).

  • $500

The Faculty of Science Prize for 3rd Year Science (B0046U)
for outstanding performance in Year 3 of the Science program (3970).

  • $500

 

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School of Aviation

 

The AIPA Prize for Best Pilot (S2K60U)
For the best overall marks and performance in the Professional Pilots Program.

  • $1000

The AIPA Prize for Most Improved Pilot (S2K702)
For the most improved performance in the Professional Pilots Program.

  • $1000

The Western Sydney Airport Undergraduate Prize (S2K77E)
For the best performance in the Bachelor of Aviation (weighted average over first 3 years of study).

  • $500

The Sydney Airport Higher Degree Research (HDR) Prize (S2K73E)
For the best awarded PhD or Masters thesis.

  • $500

The Western Sydney Airport Postgraduate Prize (S2K83E)
For the best performance in postgraduate coursework leading to the Master of Aviation Management.

  • $500

The Western Sydney Airport Honours Prize (S2K72E)
For the best awarded honours thesis.

  • $500

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School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Science

The F C Loughnan Prize in Applied Geology (S0087U)
For the best performance in the Geology component in Year 3 of the Bachelor of Science program.

  • $500

The F C Loughnan Prize for First Year Geology (S0086U)
For the best performance in the Geology component in Year 1 of the Bachelor of Science program.

  • $500

The J J Frankel Memorial Prize (S2K43U)
For the best performance in Year 2 Geoscience courses by a student completing the Geology major in the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences.

  • $500

The Jack Mabbutt Medal (S0207U)
For the best honours thesis in any Geography program or stream.

  • A bronze medal

The Laric V Hawkins Prize (S0393A)
For the best field project report involving a substantial component of geophysics in a postgraduate program, Year 4 of the Applied Geology program, or an equivalent Honours program in the Science or Advanced Science course.

  • $500

The Lorant Eotvos Prize (S0088U)
For the best performance in coursework component of Stage 4 Geology (Honours).

  • $500 and a bronze medal

The Marilyn Fox Environmental Science Prize (S2K602)
For the best performance in the Bachelor of Environmental Science 4 Year Degree.

  • $500 and a medal

The Memorial Ivor Beatty Prize in Conservation (S2K61I)
For the best performance in BIOS6671/BIOS3671 Biodiversity and Conservation of Natural Resources.

  • Book voucher to the value of $500

The Prospectors/Suunto Prize (S0089U)
For meritorious performance in the field work associated with Year 2 of undergraduate Geology programs.

  • A Suunto Tandem (Compass/Clinometer)

The Structural Geology Field Prize (S0092U)
For the best performance in the Year 3 Structural Geology Field Tutorial in the Bachelor of Science in either Applied Geology or the Board of Studies in Science and Mathematics (Geology Program).

  • $100 and winner's name engraved on a Perpetual Trophy

 

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School of Biotechnology & Biomolecular Science

The Garry King Prize (E0641U)
For the best performance in Level 3 Biotechnology and Biomolecular Science courses.

  • $1000

The Jackson Prize for Honours Year (B0292U)
For the best overall performance in Honours year.

  • $2000

The School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Science Prize in Level 2 (B0119U)
For the best performance in Level 2 Biotechnology and Biomolecular Science courses.

  • $1000

The School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Science Prize in Level 1 (B0122U)
For the best performance in Level 1 Biotechnology and Biomolecular Science courses.

  • $1000

The Shelston IP Prize (B0340U)
For the best performance in BABS3071 Commercial Biotechnology.

  • $500

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School of Chemistry

The Alan Norman Buckley Chemistry Prize (SC010E)
For the best performance in CHEM2041 Analytical Chemistry: Essential Methods.

  • $500

The Angyal Prize (S0458U)
For the best performance in the Honours level of the Bachelor of Science program.

  • $500 and a bronze medal

The Bosworth Prize in Physical Chemistry (S0162U)
For the best performance in CHEM3011 Physical Chemistry in the Bachelor of Science program.

  • $500

The Cavill Honours Prize in Medicinal Chemistry (S0904E)
For the best academic performance in the fourth (honours) year of the Bachelor of Medicinal Chemistry (program 3992).

  • $500

The Don Craig Memorial Postgraduate Prize (S0901A)
For academic excellence.

  • $1500

The Howard Prize in 2nd Year Inorganic Chemistry (S0914E)
For the best performance in Inorganic Chemistry: The Elements - CHEM2031

  • $500

The Howard Prize in 2nd Year Organic Chemistry (S0913E)
For the best performance in Organic Chemistry: Mechanisms and Biomolecules - CHEM2021

  • $500

The Howard Prize in 2nd Year Physical Chemistry (S0912E)
For the best performance in Physical Chemistry: Molecules, Energy and Change - CHEM2011

  • $500

The Howard Prize in Medicinal Chemistry 1B (S0911E)
For the best performance in Higher Chemistry Medicinal B - CHEM1061

  • $500

The Howard Prize in Medicinal Chemistry 1A (S0910E)
For the best performance in Higher Chemistry Medicinal A - CHEM1051

  • $500

The Howard Prize in Higher Chemistry 1B (S0909E)
For the best performance in Higher Chemistry B: Elements, Compounds and Life - CHEM1041

  • $500

The Howard Prize in Higher Chemistry 1A (S0908E)
For the best performance in Higher Chemistry A: Atoms, Molecules, and Energy - CHEM1031

  • $500

The Howard Prize in Chemistry 1B (S0907E)
For the best performance in Chemistry B: Elements, Compounds and Life - CHEM1021

  • $500

The Howard Prize in Chemistry 1A (S0906E)
For the best performance in Chemistry A: Atoms, Molecules and Energy - CHEM1011

  • $500

The Inglis Hudson and the Jeffery Bequests (S0163U)
For the best performance in Year 3 Organic Chemistry.

  • $500

The June Griffith Memorial Prize (S0165U)
For the best performance in Level 1 Chemistry courses in the Bachelor of Science program.

  • $700

The Nanoscience Honours Prize (SOC01I)
For the best performance in Nanoscience Honours.

  • $500

The RACI Analytical and Environmental Chemistry Group Prize (S0472U)
For the best performance in CHEM6041 Analytical Chemistry: Frontier Techniques.

  • $500

The School of Chemistry Prize in Level 2 Chemistry (S0902I)
For the best performance in Level 2 Chemistry.

  • $700

The School of Chemistry Prize for the Best Performance in Senior Chemistry (S0905E)
For the best performance in CHEM3x

  • $500 and a medal

The 3rd Year Medicinal Chemistry Prize (SOC00I)
For the best performance in Medicinal Organic Chemistry - CHEM3051

  • $500

The UNSW Chemical Society Dwyer Prize (S0457U)
For the best performance in Level 3 Inorganic Chemistry in the Bachelor of Science program.

  • $500

The UNSW Chemical Society George Wright Prize (S0170U)
For meritorious performance in Level 2 Chemistry courses in the Bachelor of Science program.

  • $500

The UNSW Chemical Society Parke-Pope Prize (S0171U)
For meritorious performance in Level 3 Chemistry courses in the Bachelor of Science program.

  • $500

The UNSW Chemical Society Prize in Level 1 Chemistry (S0459U)
For meritorious performance in level 1 Chemistry courses in the Bachelor of Science program.

  • $500

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Climate Change Research Centre

The Climate Change Research Centre Prize for Science Communication, Outreach or Education (B0010I)
For student achievement in Science Communication, Outreach or Education.

  • $1000

The Climate Change Research Centre Prize for Best Paper (B0009I)
For the best paper by a Climate Change Research Centre student (Honours, Master or PhD level).

  • $1000

 

Evolution & Ecology Research Centre

The Outstanding Postgraduate Researcher (Evolution and Ecology) Prize (B0002A)
For outstanding overall research performance in the Evolution and Ecology Research Centre.

  • $1000

School of Materials Science & Engineering

 

The Cochlear Prize (S0184E)
For the student with the highest overall Weighted Average Mark (WAM) at the end of end of third year.

  • $500

The Hugh Muir Prize (S0268U)
For the student who, in the opinion of the Head of School, has contributed most to the corporate life of the School of Materials Science and Engineering.

  • $500

The Max Hatherly Prize (S0270U)
For the student with the highest overall Weighted Average Mark (WAM) at the end of second year.

  • $500

The Perfect Engineering Prize (S0187E)
For the best final year project in Process Metallurgy.

  • $500

The Perfect Engineering Prize (S0188E)
For the student with the highest overall Weighted Average Mark (WAM) in Ceramic Engineering plan at the end of fourth year.

  • $500

The Perfect Engineering Prize (S0189E)
For the best performance in an Honours Thesis in the Bachelor of Engineering in Materials Engineering plan.

  • $500

The Perfect Engineering Prize (S0190E)
For the best performance in an Honours Thesis in the Bachelor of Engineering in Physical Metallurgy plan.

  • $500

The Sir Rupert Myers Prize (S0192E)
For the best performance in MATS3001 Micromechanisms of Mechanical Behaviour of Metals.

  • $500

 

School of Mathematics & Statistics

 

The Alma Douglas Prize for Level 3 Statistics (S2K701)
For the best performance in Level 3 Statistics courses leading into Honours Year.

  • $500

The Buchwald Prize (S2K801)
For the best performance in Mathematics leading to Honours in Applied Mathematics.

  • $500

The C H Peck Prize (S0280U)
For the best performance in Year 2 Mathematics by a student proceeding to Year 3 in the School of Mathematics and Statistics.

  • $500

The George Szekeres Prize (S2K802)
For the best performance in Mathematics leading to Honours in Pure Mathematics.

  • $500

The Head of School's Prize (S0281U)
For the best performance by a student proceeding to the Honours Year.

  • $1000

The School of Mathematics and Statistics Prize for 1st Year Actuarial Maths (S2K81I)
For the best performance in MATH1151 Mathematics for Actuarial Studies and Finance 1A and MATH1251 Mathematics for Actuarial Studies and Finance 1B.

  • $500

The School of Mathematics and Statistics Prize for Level 1 Mathematics (S0285U)
For the best performance in
- MATH1131 Mathematics 1A
- MATH1141 Higher Mathematics 1A and/or MATH1231 Mathematics 1B
- MATH1241 Higher Mathematics 1B
in a Bachelor program.

  • $500

The School of Mathematics and Statistics Prize for Level 2 Mathematics (S0286U)
For the best performance in Level 2 Higher Mathematics units in a Bachelor program.

  • $500

The School of Mathematics and Statistics Prize for Level 3 Applied Mathematics (S0279U)
For excellence in Level 3 Applied Mathematics in a Bachelor program.

  • $500

The Women in Mathematics and Statistics Prize, Level 1 (S2K82I)
For the best performance by a female in two or more Level 1 Mathematics and Statistics courses.

  • $500

The Women in Mathematics and Statistics Prize, Level 2 (S2K83I)
For the best performance by a female in Level 2 Mathematics and Statistics courses.

  • $500

The Women in Mathematics and Statistics Prize, Level 3 (S2K84I)
For the best performance by a female in Level 3 Mathematics and Statistics courses.

  • $500

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School of Physics

The Australian Institute of Physics Prize (S0330U)
For the highest aggregate in:
- PHYS3111 Quantum Mechanics
- PHYS3112 Experimental and Computational Physics
- PHYS3113 Thermal and Statistical Physics and
- PHYS3114 Electrodynamics.

  • $250

The BL Turtle Memorial Astrophysics Prize (S0331I)
For the best performance in PHYS3116 Astrophysics in the Bachelor of Science program.

  • $500

The First Year Director's Prize (S0363U)
For the best performance in 

- PHYS1131 Higher Physics 1A and
- PHYS1231 Higher Physics 1B
in the Engineering Program.

  • $500

The Gordon and Mabel Godfrey Prize in Theoretical Physics 3 (S0335U)
For the best overall performance in a selection of courses chosen from:
- PHYS3111 Quantum Mechanics
- PHYS3113 Thermal and Statistical Physics
- PHYS3114 Electrodynamics and
- PHYS3115 Particle Physics and the Early Universe.

  • $500

The Gordon and Mabel Godfrey Award in Theoretical Physics 4 (S0336U)
for the best performance in the honours courses: 
- PHYS4141 Quantum Mechanics
- PHYS4142 Statistical Mechanics
- and either Quantum Field Theory or General Relativity in PHYS4143 Topics in Contemporary Physics
by a student in the Bachelor of Science program

  • $500

The Head of School's Prize in Physics (S0337U)
For the best Year 4 Honours thesis in Physics in the Bachelor of Science program.

  • $500

The Physics Staff Prize for Physics 1 (S0340U)
For the best performance in 

- PHYS1141 Higher Physics 1A (Special) and
- PHYS1241 Higher Physics 1B (Special)
in the Bachelor of Science program.

  • $500

The Physics Staff Prize for Physics 2 (S0341U)
For the highest aggregate in the courses
- PHYS2111 Quantum Physics
- PHYS2113 Classical Mechanics and Special Relativity
- PHYS2114 Electromagnetism
in the Bachelor of Science program.

  • $500

The Physics Staff Prize for Honours (S0342U)
For the best performance in the Physics Honours Year in the Bachelor of Science program.

  • $500

The School of Physics Prize in Experimental Physics (S0332I)
For the best performance in PHYS3112 Experimental and Computational Physics and PHYS3117 Physics Laboratory.

  • $500

 

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School of Psychology

The Forensic Psychology Postgraduate Student Prize (M0911A)
For the best overall performance in the Master of Psychology (Forensic) program.

  • $500

The Joseph P Forgas Second Year Prize (S0468P)
For the best performance in PSYC2061 Social and Developmental Psychology.

  • A 3-year subscription to the Australian Skeptics magazine

The Joseph P Forgas Third Year Prize (S0465U)
For the best performance in PSYC3121 Social Psychology.

  • A 3-year subscription to the Australian Skeptics magazine

The Joseph P Forgas Honours Prize (S0464U)
For the best performance in an Honours empirical thesis in an area of social psychology.

  • A 3-year subscription to the Australian Skeptics magazine

The Paxinos Neuroscience Prize (S0676A)
For the best PhD thesis in the area of Neuroscience.

  • $1000

The Psychology Staff Prize (B0368U)
For the best performance in Year 2 Psychology.

  • $500

The Staff Prize for First Year Psychology (S0475U)
For the highest average performance in
- PSYC1001 Psychology 1A and
- PSYC1011 Psychology 1B.

  • $500

The Staff Prize for Second Year Psychology (S0466U)
For the highest average performance in PSYC2001 Research Methods 2 and three other Psychology Level 2 courses completed within a single year by a student proceeding to any degree at UNSW.

  • $500

The Staff Prize for Third Year Psychology (A0467U)
For the highest average performance in PSYC3001 Research Methods 3A and five other Psychology Level 3 courses completed within a single year.

  • $500

The Syd Lovibond Prize for Psychology Honours (S0469U)
For meritorious performance in Psychology Honours in the Bachelor of Psychology program.

  • $500

The Undergraduate Behavioural Neuroscience Prize (S0677E)
For the highest average mark in
- PSYC2081 Learning and Physiological Psychology and, completed in the current year, either
- PSYC3241 Psychobiology of Memory and Motivation or
- PSYC3051 Physiological Psychology.

  • $500

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