Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentFaculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Prizes and awards

Faculty Commendation List

The Faculty recognises the achievement of those undergraduate Architecture, Computer Science, Construction Management (Building), Engineering, Industrial Design, Information Technology, Surveying, and Technology (Renewable Energy Systems) students who, having completed at least 40 units of their program for the academic year (excluding credit), and achieved an annual Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 77, by including the student's name on the Faculty Commendation List (formerly known as Dean’s Merit List).

Faculty Medals

The Faculty Medal is awarded to graduating undergraduate students enrolled in Architecture, Computer Science, Construction Management (Building), Engineering, Industrial Design, Information Technology, Surveying, and Technology (Renewable Energy Systems) programs who achieve a cumulative Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 85 or above. Graduates must also have completed a minimum of fifty percent or more of the program at the University of Newcastle, noting that this includes credit received when transferring from one University of Newcastle program to another. A Faculty Medallist may also be a University Medallist.

Faculty Prizes and Awards

A W Roberts Medallion
An engraved medallion awarded annually to the student enrolled in a program offered by the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, who appears on the Faculty Commendation List and has achieved the best overall performance/highest weighted average mark of the academic year.
A W Roberts Medallion for Continuing Academic Excellence
The AW Roberts Medallion for Continuing Academic Excellence is awarded annually to previous recipients of the AW Roberts Medallion who continue to achieve a cumulative WAM of 90 or greater at the conclusion of the academic year.
APP Indigenous Award in Engineering
The APP Indigenous Award in Engineering is awarded annually to an Indigenous Student with the best overall performance from the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment.
Institution of Engineers Australia (Newcastle Division) Prize
Certificate, $500 and JMC Corlette Medal awarded annually to the student with the highest pass among the Bachelor of Engineering Honours graduands/graduates, provided that the student has been enrolled at the University of Newcastle for not less than two full academic years of the course, one of which shall have been the final year.

School Prizes and Awards

Commissioner K.G Hoffman Prize In Urban Design
Awarded to the student with the best performance, if of sufficient merit, in the final year of the Master of Architecture program who has best incorporated the principles of urban design. Read full criteria (PDF, 113KB).
Newcastle Master Builders Association Prize
Awarded annually to the student with the best overall performance, if of sufficient merit, in the Bachelor of Construction Management (bldg.) internal program.
The Electric Energy Society of Australia Prize
Awarded annually to the student enrolled in the third year (or part-time equivalent) of the Bachelor of Electrical & Electronic Engineering (Honours) with the best overall performance, if of sufficient merit, in the courses ELEC3130 Electric Machines & Power Systems and ELEC3251 Power Electronics. It has a prize value of $500, with the winner receiving a Complimentary Membership to Electric Energy Society ($70), complimentary attendance to conference for one year ($700) and complimentary bulletins for one year.
Engineers Australia Prize in Electrical Engineering
$500 awarded annually to the 1st year student with the highest grade point average in Bachelor of Electrical & Electronic Engineering (Honours).
Institution of Engineering and Technology Prize
Awarded to a student who, in the penultimate year (or part time equivalent) of the Bachelor of Electrical & Electronic Engineering (Honours) program, which is mutually accredited by the Engineers Australia and the IET, has achieved the best performance of sufficient merit. The winner will receive a certificate provided by the donor and two years membership of the IET, which will come into effect upon graduation.
Wanbil Lee and Becky Shiu Prize for Ethical and Socially Responsible Use of Technology
$500 awarded to the student with the best performance in INFT3920, Contemporary Issues in Information Technology.
ADW Johnson Prize in Third Year Engineering
Awarded to the student with the best performance, if of sufficient merit, in third year Civil Engineering.
APP Engineering Project Management Prize
$500 Awarded to the student with the best performance, if of sufficient merit, in CHEE4510 Engineering Project Management in the Bachelor of Engineering.
The Aurecon Prize for Water Engineering Excellence
Awarded annually to the student with the highest average mark in water engineering courses - CIVL2310 Fluid Mechanics, CIVL4330 Hydrology and CIVL4450 Water Engineering. Eligible students must have completed the last these courses in the year before the prize is awarded.
Australian Geomechanics Society Prize in Soil Mechanics
$500 awarded annually to the student undertaking a bachelor's degree in the Discipline of Civil, Surveying and Environmental Engineering with the best overall performance, if of sufficient merit, in the courses CIVL2280 Geomechanics 1 and CIVL3280 Geomechanics 2.
Board of Surveying & Spatial Information Medal
An engraved medallion awarded annually for the best performance, if of sufficient merit, in the final year of the Bachelor of Surveying (Honours), or the final stage of the part-time program.
Chemical Engineering Ernie Walpole Memorial Prize
$500 and a certificate. The prize will be awarded annually to the group of students with the best performance, if of sufficient merit, in CHEE4940 Chemical Engineering Design Project.
Civil Engineering ASI Undergraduate Steel Design Award
ASI standards book and a certificate awarded annually to the student with the best overall performance, if of sufficient merit, in the Structural Steel Design component of the third year of the Civil Engineering degree program (CIVL 3170).
Consulting Surveyors New South Wales Prize in Land Studies
$500 and a certificate awarded annually to the student with the best performance, if of sufficient merit, on completion of Land Studies courses in the Bachelor of Surveying (Honours) degree, or a combined degree which includes the Bachelor of Surveying (Honours) degree.
Consulting Surveyors New South Wales Prize in Surveying Project
$250 and a certificate awarded annually to a graduating student in the Bachelor of Surveying (Honours) degree or a combined degree which includes the Bachelor of Surveying (Honours) degree, for a project which contains significant information or developments of benefit to surveying.
The Daniel Clark Award
$100 Awarded annually to the student enrolled in the Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours) with the best performance, if of sufficient merit, in the MECH3000 and MECH4000 level courses related to Materials.
Douglas Partners Prize for Applied Geotechnics
$500 awarded annually to the student with the best performance, if of sufficient merit in the final year project in the field of Geotechnical Engineering.
Douglas Partners Prize for Environmental Geotechnics
$500 awarded annually to the student with the best performance, if of sufficient merit in, the environmental engineering student enrolled in geotechnical strand, with the best overall performance in Geotechnical Engineering Subjects CIVL2280, CIVL3280, CIVL4201.
Engineers Australia Prize in Chemical Engineering
$500 Awarded annually to the third year student with the highest GPA in the Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Honours).
Engineers Australia Prize in Civil/Structural Engineering
Awarded annually to the 3rd year student with the highest GPA in Civil/Structural Engineering.
Engineers Australia Prize in Environmental Engineering
Awarded annually to the third year student with the highest GPA in Bachelor Engineering (Environmental).
Engineers Australia Prize in Mechanical Engineering
$500 and EA Membership Awarded annually to the first year student with the highest GPA in Bachelor Mechanical Engineering (Honours).
Environmental Engineering Institution of Engineering Australia Civil and Structural Branch Prize in Environmental Engineering
$250 Awarded annually to the Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours) student who has achieved the best overall performance, if of sufficient merit, on the completion of their program.
Ernest Guy Smith Memorial Medallion
$100, an engraved medallion. Awarded annually to the student enrolled in the Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours) with the best performance, if of sufficient merit, in the Final Year Project in the field of Materials.
Hunter-Manning Group of Surveyors Prize for Second Year Surveyors
Awarded annually to the student with the best performance, if of sufficient merit, in the courses dealing with surveying topics in the second year of the Bachelor of Surveying (Honours) degree, or the equivalent stage of a combined degree which includes the Bachelor of Surveying (Honours) degree.
Hunter-Manning Group of Surveyors Prize In Surveying
Awarded annually to the student with the best performance overall, if of sufficient merit, on completion of the Bachelor of Surveying (Honours) degree, or a combined degree which includes the Bachelor of Surveying (Honours) degree.
Ian McColl Stewart Memorial Prize
$500 awarded annually to the student with the best overall performance, if of sufficient merit, in the first year of the Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Honours) degree.
IChemE (NSW Group) Prize
$300 and a medallion awarded annually to the candidate for the degree of Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Honours) whose report in the Year IV Research Project is judged by the donor or the donor's representative to be the best of those nominated, provided such report is of sufficient merit.
Institution of Surveyors New South Wales Incorporated Prize in Cadastral Surveying
$200 awarded annually to the student with the best performance, if of sufficient merit, in the course SURV3930 Land Boundary Definition and enrolled in the Bachelor of Surveying (Honours) or combined degree which includes the Bachelor of Surveying (Honours) degree.
Jenike and Johanson Prize for Best Overall Student in Bulk Solids Science
Awarded annually to the student with the highest GPA in MECH4220 and MECH6250.
Jenike and Johanson Prize for Excellence in Bulk Solids Science
Awarded annually to the student with the second highest GPA in MECH4220 and MECH6250.
Jenike and Johanson Prize for High Achievement in Bulk Solids Science
Awarded annually to the student with the third highest GPA in MECH4220 and MECH6250.
John Monteath Memorial Prize for First Year Surveying
$500 awarded annually, so long as the donor makes provision for the purpose, to the student with the best overall performance, if of sufficient merit, in the first year surveying courses SURV1110 - Surveying 1 and SURV1120 Surveying 2, and enrolled in the Bachelor of Surveying (Honours) or combined degree which includes the Bachelor of Surveying (Honours) degree.
Les Gibbs Prize for Creative Design
$100 awarded annually to the student with the best performance, if of sufficient merit, in the Creative Design component of the first course of Mechanical Engineering Design.
Mechanical Engineering Ernest J Egan Prize
$100 Awarded annually to the student with the best performance, if of sufficient merit, in the second course of Mechanical Engineering Design (MECH3110).
Mine Subsidence Technological Society Prize in Geotechnical Design
$500 awarded annually to the student(s) undertaking a bachelor's degree in the Discipline of Civil, Surveying and Environmental Engineering with the best overall performance, if of sufficient merit, in CIVL4571 Geotechnical Engineering Project.
Morison Prize in Mechanical Engineering
$100 awarded annually to the student with the best performance, if of sufficient merit, in completing studies in Mechanical Engineering Design.
The Peter Kleeman Medallion
An engraved medallion awarded annually to the student with the best performance, if of sufficient merit in CIVL4830 Stress and Finite Element Analysis.
SMEC Award
Awarded annually to the student with the overall best performance in final year project, geotechnical design, structural design and water design.
The Specialised Geo Award for Excellence in Geotechnical Engineering
Awarded to the student with values that represent the values of a Specialised Geo, studying in their 4th year.
Steel Reinforcement Institute of Australia Award for Concrete Design
$500 and a certificate awarded annually to the student with the best performance, if of sufficient merit, in the course CIVL3160, Reinforced Concrete Design.
Surveying Association of Public Authority Surveyors (APAS) Prize
$1000 awarded annually to the student with the best performance, if of sufficient merit in the second year of the Bachelor of Surveying (Honours) degree or a combined degree which includes the Bachelor of Surveying (Honours) degree. The student must have studied a full time load and be enrolled in the above programs in the following year and undertaking courses which satisfy the requirements of the Bachelor of Surveying degree. A student can only be considered once for this prize. Any credit granted is considered in defining the eligibility for this prize.
The Tony Herzog Award
A specially bound copy of the project report and a certificate Awarded occasionally to an undergraduate student in the Discipline of Civil, Surveying and Environmental Engineering who has submitted a final year project of outstanding merit.