Higher Degree Research Scholarship Details
- Institute for Infrastructure Engineering
- School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics
- The Professor Kai Yip Cho Memorial Scholarship
Postgraduate Research Scholarships
The Institute for Infrastructure Engineering (IIE) at the University of Western Sydney (UWS) builds on the work of the Civionics Research Centre (CRC). The Institute expands engineering research beyond civil engineering and electronic engineering into the areas of structural systems, computational mechanics, construction materials, and structural health monitoring. The IIE has a high level of research expertise and well-equipped research facilities. The IIE is home to one of Australia's best laboratories for independent testing and monitoring for the construction and manufacturing industries.
IIE invites applications from highly motivated graduates seeking to undertake PhD projects in one of the four research programs. Potential applicants are encouraged to contact the relevant Program Director to discuss their potential interest and research proposal.
IIE Research Programs and Program Directors
- Infrastructure Systems (IS): Assoc Professor Zhong Tao, email@example.com, +61 2 4736 0064
- Infrastructure Computations (IC): Professor Kenny Kwok, firstname.lastname@example.org +61 2 4736 0444
- Infrastructure Materials (IM): Assoc Professor Zhong Tao, email@example.com, + 61 2 4736 0064
- Infrastructure Health Monitoring (IHM): Assoc Professor Sergiy Kharkivskiy, firstname.lastname@example.org, +61 2 4736 0063
Applicants should hold a FIRST CLASS HONOURS degree, or equivalent qualifications and/or research experience (including research publications) in a field such as Civil, Electrical, Materials or Mechanical Engineering. Preference will be given to applicants with research experience and publications.
What does a Scholarship at IIE provide?
- Up to 5 scholarships are available
- Tax free stipend of up to $34,653 per annum for up to 3 years and a funded place in the doctoral degree for domestic students.
- tax free stipend of $24,653 per annum for up to 3 years
- fee waiver scholarship valued at over $24,000 per annum for up to 3 years
- up to $2,600 toward the cost of an Overseas Student Health Care policy
International applicants must also demonstrate a high level of proficiency in the English language. Please refer to the University's website for information about English Language Requirements.
- Support for conference attendance (domestic and international), fieldwork and additional course costs as appropriate.
- Access to the extensive range of IIE specialised equipment, laboratory space and facilities.
- A rich environment of support and academic expertise, seminars, international and industry collaborations.
Need more information?
- Please visit the IIE website or contact one of the Program Directors
- Contact the Office of Research Services to discuss enrolment and scholarships: HDRscholarships@uws.edu.au; +61 2 4736 0966
How to apply?
- Applicants should submit the application form (PDF, 462.23 KB), a 500 word research proposal and a CV by the closing date.
Applications Close: 24 May 2013 - deadline extended
Discovery Postgraduate Research Award: Fluid Dynamics
The School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics is seeking an excellent doctoral candidate to undertake fluid dynamics research as part of an Australian Research Council (ARC) funded project: Local Scour Below Offshore Pipelines on Calcareous Sediments [DP130104535].
The project team is focused on fluid-structure interaction, local scour around subsea structures and computational fluid dynamics (CFD). Subsea pipelines are very important facilities in the offshore oil and gas industry. The erosion of the sea-bed soil below pipelines, which is referred to as local scour in engineering, is a very important factor that affects the stability of the pipelines. Local scour has to be fully understood and necessary protection of subsea pipelines from scour must be implemented. The candidate will be working on the development and application of a numerical model for predicting the scour depth and extent of the sea-bed around pipelines.
- Excellent Bachelor Honours degree or Research Masters degree in Civil, Mechanical or Ocean Engineering or equivalent qualifications and/or experience
- In-depth knowledge of Fluid Mechanics and numerical methods
- Interest in the area of numerical modelling in offshore oil and gas engineering
- Excellent written and communication skills
- Capacity to work both independently and as a team member
- Tax-free stipend of $30,000 per annum for up to three years, full-time study.
- Funded place in the degree for domestic candidates.
- International applicants are welcome to apply but will be charged tuition fees. For more information on tuition fees, please browse the Fees website.
- International candidates will also be required to purchase an Overseas Student Health Care policy.
Need more information?
- Contact Dr Ming Zhao, Senior Lecturer, School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics to discuss the project in more detail: email@example.com, or +61 2 4736 0085.
- Contact the Office of Research Services to discuss enrolment and scholarships: firstname.lastname@example.org, or +61 2 4736 0966
- Browse the web for information about the research currently being conducted by the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics.
How to apply
Submit an application form (PDF, 462.23 KB) and CV by the closing date.
Applications Close: Friday 7 June 2013 - deadline extended
The Professor Kai Yip Cho Memorial Scholarship was first established in 2009 through a gift from Professor Cho’s family. Mrs Cho and her family created this scholarship to honour Professor Cho’s lifelong work and research in microbiology and mushrooms. Professor Cho’s academic legacy continues through this Scholarship at UWS. UWS is proud to support this scholarship through matching gifts with the Cho family.
The objectives of the award are to:
- Enhance the research outcomes of Doctoral students studying Biochemistry or Microbiology at the University of Western Sydney.
- Promote research excellence and innovation.
Two scholarships are available, each providing a top-up of $7,500 per year to the candidate’s existing full-time scholarship ($3,750 per year for part-time scholarships). The top-up will be paid in equal fortnightly instalments.
Applicants must have commenced their Doctoral programme at UWS in 2013 in the area of Biochemistry or Microbiology or undertaking a project with considerable emphasis on either of these areas. International and domestic students are eligible to apply. Applicants must already be in receipt of a stipend scholarship to pursue their Doctoral studies (e.g. Australian Postgraduate Award, International Postgraduate Research Scholarship).
Successful applicants will be required to provide a yearly progress report in October of each year to the University. This report is in addition to any other reporting requirements including UWS Annual Progress Reports, ARC Progress Reports etc.
How to apply
Applicants must submit:
- a completed application form (PDF, 165.77 KB).
- a full CV (research experience, including any research positions held, refereed publications, popular articles, presentations at conferences and prizes).
- a letter of support from their Principal Supervisor.
The adjudication panel will announce the successful applicant/s no later than Friday 19 July 2013. The University reserves the right not to award the scholarship.
Applications Close: 30 June 2013