2015 School of Engineering Prizes and Awards Ceremony

Dr Bruce Wedding, Senior Lecturer, School of Engineering, networking with students at the ceremony.

The School of Engineering held its annual Prizes and Awards Ceremony on Friday, 8th May 2015 where it awarded 26 prizes, scholarships and awards to a number of hard-working, high-achieving students.

Thank you to our industry sponsors, which included SA Power Networks, Schneider Electric, The Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith Fund, Mutual Benefit Fund, The Australian Federation of Air Pilots, Engineers Australia, The Institution of Engineering and Technology, The Electric Energy Society of Australia, eLabtronics, The Institution of Mechanical Engineers and Codan for so generously sponsoring these prizes and awards and giving deserving students support and recognition for their efforts and achievements.

A sincere thank you also to Greg Walters, National Vice President (Finance) from Engineers Australia for his engaging and inspiring presentation on his diverse and distinguished career as a multifaceted engineer.

A full list of the prizes, scholarships and awards are below along with the awarding criteria and photos of the recipients.

 

The Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith Civil Aviation Grant

Awarded annually to the two students who obtain the highest grade point average upon completion of their second year of studies of the Bachelor of Aviation program. Awarded to Brian Korng (above) and Samuel Cave (below) by Ross Milton from the Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith Fund. 



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The John Dalby Prize

 Awarded to the student with the most distinguished performance in the Applied Physics courses in the first and second year of the Bachelor of Science (Applied Physics major) program. Awarded to Joshua Dinh Nguyen by Dr Bruce Wedding.


The Applied Physics Encouragement Award

 Awarded to one student, in Applied Physics courses, in the previous one or two study periods in any year of the Bachelor of Science (Applied Physics major) program. Awarded to Linh Thai Dieu Truong by Dr Bruce Wedding. 


The Prize for Achievement in Applied Physics

Awarded to the student with the most outstanding academic achievement over the duration of the Bachelor of Science (Applied Physics major) program. Awarded to Brock LeCerf by Dr Bruce Wedding. 

 


The A. Cuthbert Wells Prize – Outstanding First Year

Awarded to the student with the best overall performance with a Grade Point Average of 5.75 or above upon completion of the first year of the Associate Degree in Engineering program within The School of Engineering.  Awarded to Cameron Footner by Dr Mohammed Haque. 

 


The Schneider Electric Award

Awarded to a student with the best overall performance in the third year of the Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Mechatronic).  Awarded to Stephen Lewis by Alexandra Dolling from Schneider Electric. 

 


The Schneider Electric Prize

Awarded to the most distinguished student by virtue of balanced theoretical and practical performance in the courses Electrical and Information Engineering Project 1 and 2 or Project 1 and 2 Honours. Awarded to Matthew Roney by Alexandra Dolling from Schneider Electric. 

 

The eLabtronics Linear Electronic Prize

Awarded for the best overall performance in the course Linear Electronic Circuits by a student in the Bachelor of Engineering programs in the Electrical disciplines. Awarded to Todd Gordon by Peng Choo from eLabtronics. 


The Engineers Australia (South Australia) Mechanical Prize

Awarded to the student with the best overall performance in the course Mechanical Engineering Practice N in the Bachelor of Engineering. Awarded to Joseph O’Connor by Gordan Lesicar from Engineers Australia. 


The Institution of Mechanical Engineers – Frederick Barnes Waldron Award

Awarded to the student in the Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical or specialisation) degree with the best overall performance in the four years of the program. Awarded to Jianfei Mao by Dr Romeo Marian.


The PW Stephens Engineering Prize

Awarded to the full time student who obtains the highest Grade Point Average upon completion of the first year of the Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical or specialisation) program. Awarded to Jasbir Singh by Dr Romeo Marian.

Matthew Roney receiving the R W Parsons Memorial Prize

The R. W. Parsons Memorial Prize

Awarded to the student with the best overall performance based on the following courses: Autonomous Mechatronic Systems and Mechatronic System Integration in a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronic) program.  Awarded to Matthew Roney by Dr Zorica Nedic. 


The SA Power Networks – Final Year Prize

Awarded to the student with the best overall performance in Power Systems Analysis and Operation and Control of Modern Power Systems courses in the Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical discipline). Awarded to Chamika Harshana Marasinghe by Doug Schmidt from SA Power Networks.  

The SA Power Networks – Most Outstanding Student Award

Awarded to the student with the best overall performance during the first three years in the Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Mechatronic) program. Awarded to Dylan Hoskin by Doug Schmidt from SA Power Networks.

The School of Engineering Mechanical Design Award

Awarded to the student who achieves the best overall performance in the course Mechanical Design Practice in the Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical or specialisation) degrees. Awarded to Duy-Dang Pham by Dr Romeo Marian. 

 


The Electric Energy Society of Australia Prize

To be awarded to the student with the best overall performance in the course Power System Analysis in the Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems, Electrical and Mechatronic, or Electronics and Communications) programs. Awarded to Dylan Hoskin by Anthony Mew from The Electric Energy Society of Australia. 

 

The Electric Energy Society of Australia Prize – Final Year Project

Awarded to the team of students with the best overall performance in the final year Electrical Power Engineering Project in the Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems, Electrical and Mechatronic, Electronics and Communications or Networking and Communications) programs. Awarded to Surya Sreedhari Gamini by Anthony Mew from The Electric Energy Society of Australia. 

 


The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Prize

Awarded annually to the student having the best overall performance in the final year of the Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Mechatronic) program.  Awarded to Harley Hill by Clinton Sewell from IET


The Sir William Goodman Electrical Engineering Prize

Awarded to the most outstanding student in the final year of the Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Mechatronic Engineering) program. Awarded to Matthew Roney by Dr Mohammed Haque. 

 


The Sir William Goodman Mechanical Engineering Prize

Awarded to the most outstanding student in the final year of the Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical or specialisation) program.  Awarded to Patrick Munday by Dr Romeo Marian. 

 


The Academic Excellence Award, University of South Australia – Master of Engineering (coursework)

Awarded annually to two students with the most outstanding academic performance and who obtain the highest Grade Point Average of 6.0 or above upon completion of the Master of Engineering by coursework (Computer Systems Engineering, Electrical Power Engineering, Microsystems Technology or Telecommunications) program. Awarded to Kanika by Dr Zorica Nedic.

The Most Outstanding Female Student Award, University of South Australia – Master of Engineering (coursework)

Awarded annually to the female student with the best academic performance and who obtains a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or above upon completion of the Master of Engineering by coursework (Computer Systems Engineering, Electrical Power Engineering, Microsystems Technology or Telecommunications) program. Awarded to Kanika by Dr Zorica Nedic. 


The Australian Federation of Air Pilots and Australian Air Pilots Mutual Benefit Fund Scholarship

Awarded annually to two high achieving students upon completion of their first year of the Bachelor of Aviation.  The scholarship is jointly funded by the Australian Federation of Air Pilots and the Australian Air Pilots Mutual Benefit Fund. Awarded to Ellen Franklin and Alexi Currie by Captain Richard Higgins from the Australian Federation of Air Pilots. 

 


The School of Engineering High Achiever Scholarship

Awarded to the applicant with the most competitive ATAR (>90) who has not been awarded a Division of Information, Engineering and the Environment High Achiever or High Achiever Equity scholarship. Awarded to Aidan Lampe by Dr Yousef Amer. 

 




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The School of Engineering High Achiever Scholarship for Women

Awarded to the applicant with the most competitive ATAR  (>90) who has not been awarded a Division of Information, Engineering and the Environment High Achiever or High Achiever Equity Scholarship. Awarded to Tayla Galic who was unable to attend the ceremony. 

 


The Brett Fritsch Memorial Occupational Health and Safety Grant.

Awarded to the applicant with the best statement outlining their occupational health and safety philosophy and the nature of any thesis/project.  Awarded to Karyn Beyne by Charmaine Ferraro.

 

Presenter Greg Walters, National Vice President (Finance) from Engineers Australia speaking to prize winners after the ceremony.

The ceremony was also a chance for prize winners to network with industry officials and each other.

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