University of Sydney Postgraduate Scholarship in Structural Engineering, Australia

Publish Date: Jan 21, 2016

Deadline: Jan 22, 2016

University of Sydney Postgraduate Scholarship in Structural Engineering

A full-time postgraduate scholarship is available for an enthusiastic candidate with a good honours degree in civil engineering or mechanical engineering to undertake research studies leading to a PhD in structural engineering.

The corrosion and subsequent degradation of steel infrastructure is a substantial financial burden to Australia, and is predicted to increase over coming decades. Oxidation associated with direct or indirect exposure to salt-water is a particular problem in Australia, where the majority of the population and infrastructure resides near the coast. The research project is in the area of ‘Fibre composite rehabilitation of corroded steel structures’, and will investigate novel rehabilitation methods for steel structures, using bonded fibre-resin composites to recover the lost strength resulting from corrosion and degradation.


To be successful, applicants must:

- have an excellent academic track record, including an honours degree in civil engineering or mechanical engineering or a qualification considered equivalent;

- meet The University of Sydney’s PhD entry requirements which include English language skills;

- apply for full-time enrolment as a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies, The University of Sydney, commencing Research Period 2 (March 2016), and be supervised by Dr Mike Bambach;

- be Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or New Zealand citizens.

Amount awarded

The scholarship is valued at the APA rate ($26,288 per annum in 2016, tax exempt, indexed annually), and may be renewed for up to three years, with a possible extension of 6 months, subject to satisfactory progress.

Application guide

Further information can be obtained from Dr Mike Bambach, School of Civil Engineering, The University of Sydney (Phone: 02 9351 2193; Applications should be sent direct to Dr Bambach at the above email address and must include the following:

  1. CV
  2. IELTS (if required)
  3. Full academic transcript
  4. Summary of any research you have performed
  5. Names and contact details of at least two referees

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