First Year Engineering Scholarship

The Bundaberg Regional Council will be providing one (1) Scholarship to the value of $19,000 to assist a student commencing full-time study at CQ University Bundaberg Campus in 2018 and entering into the first year of study in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) / Diploma of Professional Practice (Co-op) Course. This first year scholarship provides students with the opportunity to combine study with work experience enabling them to be prepared for the practicalities of the workforce.

Scholarship Value: $19,000

Length of Scholarship: One Year

Number Available: One

Opening Date: 26 October 2017

Closing Date: 19 November 2017

Study LevelBachelor; Undergraduate
Year of StudyFuture/First Year
CitizenshipAustralian Citizen; Permanent Resident
EthnicityAboriginal; Torres Strait Islander; South Sea Islander; Non Indigenous
Study RegionBundaberg
Study ModeOn-campus
Study LoadFull time

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to receive the Bundaberg Regional Council Scholarship applicants must:-
  • Be willing to undertake the first year of their full-time tertiary study program at the CQ University Bundaberg campus in 2018.
  • Be Australian citizens or permanent residents with appropriate entitlements to work.
  • Be willing to complete 12 weeks paid vacation practice work with Council in the 2018/2019 Christmas break.
  • Provide evidence of having resided locally within the Bundaberg Regional Council Area for two (2) years prior to January 2018.
  • Have applied to QTAC for a place in the full-time Bachelor of Engineering Co-Op (Civil Program) or Bachelor of Engineering Co-Op / Diploma of Professional Practice (Engineering) Course at the Bundaberg Campus of CQ University for 2018.
  • Later, provide evidence of an offer from CQ University for a place in the specified course at the Bundaberg Campus of CQ University for 2018 and then be enrolled accordingly at the time of the HECS Census Dates for each semester.

Please view the First Year Engineering Scholarship information sheet here.

Selection Criteria

  1. Intended Enrolment in First year of Degree in Engineering at CQ University, Bundaberg Campus in 2018 (scholarship not awarded until enrolment verified)
  2. Displayed Interest in developing qualifications and a career in Professional Engineering
  3. Evidenced academic performance in appropriate subject areas to obtain entry to CQ University Undergraduate Co-op Engineering Degree
  4. Demonstrated participation in individual and group extra-curricular activities displaying organization, planning and commitment.
  5. Written and oral communication and presentation skills at a Year 12 level
  6. Basic proficiency in the use of computers and applied software (e.g. MS Office, CAD).

Additional Information

For further information please visit the Bundaberg Regional Council website here

Supporting Documentation

For further information please visit the Bundaberg Regional Council website here

How to apply

For further information in regards to this position, please contact Michael Egan – Group Manager – Infrastructure Support Services on 1300 883 699. To apply, please email your application, quoting vacancy reference number PN0903 and your name, then email to

Please be sure to include in your email:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Selection Criteria responses demonstrating how you meet the requirements of this role. (Please use no more than 150 words per selection criteria response)

PLEASE NOTE: Applications submitted without addressing the selection criteria may not be considered.  Applicants may be required to undergo a pre-employment medical including physio assessment, drug and alcohol screen, and a National Police Check as part of the selection process.

Only Microsoft Word or PDF documents will be accepted as a suitable format for applications received via email.
(You will receive an automatic response acknowledging receipt of your application via email)

Applications close Midnight Sunday 19th November 2017.

How will I know the outcome of my application?

For further information please visit the Bundaberg Regional Council website.

Donor details

Bundaberg Regional Council