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Major Industrial Project Placement Scheme Scholarship

A scholarship to support industry placements

A $19,000 scholarship to support students  in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering to undertake a Major Industrial Project Placement.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$19,000
  • Current domestic or international student
  • Enrolled full-time in an undergraduate degree (including combined degrees) or Master of Professional Engineering in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 
  • WAM of 75 or above
  • Met prerequisites and been approved by the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering to undertake a Major Industrial Project Placement.
TBC 2022 TBC 2022

How to apply

Read about the Major Industrial Project Placement Scheme (MIPPS) and download the application pack from the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering web page, then apply here. All successful applicants for the scheme will be awarded the Major Industrial Project Placement Scheme Scholarship.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $19,000 and is tenable for 6 months.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be currently enrolled full-time  
  • have completed all third year chemical engineering subjects
  • be commencing  in semester 1 2022 your fourth or fifth year of an undergraduate degree (including combined degrees) or second year of the Master of Professional Engineering degree in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • have achieved, or be on track to acheive an honours weighted average mark (HWAM) of at least 75.

Background

This Scholarship was established by the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering to support outstanding senior students enrolled in a chemical engineering undergraduate degree or chemical engineering Master of Professional Engineering to complete a high-level industrial project during a full-time six-month industry placement within the Major Industrial Project Placement Scheme (MIPPS).

1. Background

a. This Scholarship was established by the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering to support outstanding senior students enrolled in a chemical engineering undergraduate degree or chemical engineering Master of Professional Engineering (MPE) to complete a high-level industrial project during a full-time six-month industry placement within the Major Industrial Project Placement Scheme (MIPPS).

b. The projects are established with academic involvement through associate supervision from the School of Chemical and Biolmolecular Engineering. The work undertaken incorporates all the curriculum requirements of the first semester of the fourth or fifth Year of the undergraduate degree program or second Year of the MPE program and participants will complete their studies in the usual time from first enrolment.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be currently enrolled full-time and proceeding in the following year (the time of the MIPPS placement) to their fourth or fifth year of an undergraduate degree (including combined degrees) or second year of the MPE degree in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must be on track to meet the prerequisites and have obtained department permission to enrol in the required unit of study CHNG4203/CHNG5205 and have an honours weighted average mark (HWAM) of at least 75.

c. Applicants must agree to comply with the University of Sydney Student Placement and Projects Policy.

3. Selection Criteria

a. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of:

I. academic merit, and
II. curriculum vitae, and
III. a personal statement detailing the applicant’s interests and achievements and how the placement will benefit both the applicant and the industry partner.

b. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview and an assessment of their performance will include feedback from industry and academic representatives.

c. The Scholarship will be awarded on the nomination of the MIPPS selection committee chaired by the Head of School, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, or their nominated delegate.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $19,000 and is paid in equal monthly instalments for the duration of the placement which is 6 months.

b. Placement providers may, where the placement is to be conducted outside of Sydney, provide separate additional financial assistance for the purposes of transport and accommodation.

c. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted, and it is not transferable to another University school, faculty or university.

d. The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funds.

e. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. To continue receipt of the Scholarship, the recipient must maintain satisfactory performance on the industry project.

b. Recipients must enrol in and continue to meet the full-time requirements of the 24 credit point unit of study CHNG4203/ CHNG5205.

6. Termination

a. The Scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:

I. withdraws from the eligible course (CHNG4203/GHNG5205) or fails to enrol,
II. fails to comply with the University of Sydney Student Placement and Projects Policy,
III. does not complete or meet the requirements of their placement,
IV. commences part-time study or does not maintain satisfactory performance on the project,
V. is determined by the University to be guilty of serious misconduct, including, but not limited to, having provided false or misleading information as part of their Scholarship application,
VI. is awarded an alternative primary scholarship. In such circumstances the alternative scholarship may be suspended for the duration of the placement. It will be reinstated at the completion of the placement if there is any scholarship candidature remaining. The value of the alternative scholarship for the period of the placement will be forfeited. If the terms and conditions of the alternative scholarship do not allow for suspension for the duration of a higher value or placement scholarship, application may be made to the relevant delegated authority for approval to suspend rather than terminate, or
VII. any other provision as indicated in these terms that would lead to termination.

b. Once the Scholarship has been terminated, it will not be reinstated unless due to University error.

c. Where a student is found guilty of serious misconduct or the Scholarship is terminated under any instance in the Termination Clause of these terms and conditions, the University reserves the right to request that any Scholarship funds paid to the Scholarship recipient be reimbursed.

7. Confidentiality, Intellectual Property and Insurance

a. These items will be addressed in the relevant Student Deed Poll.

8. Other
a. The Placement does not create an employment relationship between any of the participating parties, nor does it create any future employment relationship.