Applications are invited for Fully Funded MPhil Scholarship in Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP) from Australian citizens, Australian Permanent Residents and New Zealand students with a background in Civil, Mining, Mechanical, Geotechnical or Geological Engineering in Geotechnical Risks & Mine Productivity at The School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering, University of Queensland, Australia.
The School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering is internationally renowned for its excellence in teaching, discovery and engagement, establishing Queensland as a key region for engineering innovation. Our school has educated industry leaders, and the research conducted by our staff and students defines new avenues of knowledge to address critical societal challenges.
The aim of this two year research project is to understand the impact of blasting on geotechnical risks and mine productivity. This is an opportunity to consolidate existing knowledge with new monitoring and advanced modelling techniques.
Scholarship applicants will receive the following benefits:
- An annual living expense of $27,596 tax-free (2019 rate)
- MPhil funding is for two years (24 months) with possible extension up to 28.5 months
- A top-up of $6,000 per annum may also be available for outstanding scholarship students
To be eligible for the scholarship, an applicant must:
- be Australian citizens, Australian Permanent Residents and New Zealand citizens
- meet the entry requirements for Higher Degrees by Research at University of Queensland (Graduate School’s website)
- Curriculum Vitae
- Academic transcript for all post-secondary study undertaken, complete or incomplete, including the institution grading scale
- Award certificates for all completed post-secondary study
- Evidence for meeting UQ’s English language proficiency requirements (which must be valid at commencement date)
- A copy of your Passport
- Two referee reports from persons who can best comment on your prior research experience. UQ will contact your referees directly, but you will need to enter their details into the application form