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Prizes

Prizes by College or Institute

Sciences and Engineering

Ag Institute Australia Science Medal

Awarded to the most outstanding graduate in the Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Honours) course and who obtains at least Second Class Honours - Upper Division.

Alan Burn prize

Awarded to the student with the best all round performance over the four examinations in an Engineering degree.

Anthony Sprent Prize

Awarded annually to a student enrolled in the Bachelor of Surveying & Spatial Sciences who has employed innovative ideas and/or demonstrated outstanding practical and problem solving skills in his or her work throughout their Spatial Science studies, particularly in KGG320 Surveying 3 and KGG355...

Australian Institute of Physics Prize

Awarded to the student with the greatest proficiency in the final year of Physics at undergraduate level in Tasmania and has not previously presented for Physics examinations at the third year level.

Australian Psychological Society Prize in Psychology

A. Candidates need not be members of the APS.

B. The APS Prize may be awarded to the student who gains first place at the end of either:

i. an APAC-accredited program in psychology of four (4) years’ duration leading to a single qualification; or

ii. an APAC-accredited fourth year program...

Brian Brain Prize in Horticultural Science

Awarded for greatest proficiency in Horticultural Studies.

Christopher Holmes Memorial Prize

Awarded to the student enrolled in third year Earth Science who, in the opinion of the Head of Earth Sciences, has been most successful in the mineralogy component of a third year unit (both theoretical and practical) and who has not previously presented for examination in the unit.

Digby Fitzhardinge Memorial Prize

Awarded to the student who has shown the greatest proficiency in Physics 1 and who has not previously presented for examination in Physics 1. Must also have obtained at least a pass with distinction in this unit.

Dr Garry Davidson Memorial Prize

Awarded to the student who is enrolled in the unit KEA208 Earth's Materials and Interior, who shows the greatest achievement during the second year Geological Field Excursion, and who has not previously attempted to complete KEA208.

Dr Ramsay J. Ford Memorial Prize

Awarded to the student with the greatest proficiency in first year Earth Sciences units. The student will have achieved at least distinction results in those units and not previously attempted the examination. The awardee must have signified an intention to proceed in the following year to second...

E.J. Browne Memorial Prize

Awarded for outstanding proficiency in Organic Chemistry by a student majoring in Chemistry in both theory and particularly practical at a third year level and who has presented for examination for the first time in the unit or units concerned.

E.J. Browne Memorial Prize

Awarded for outstanding proficiency in Chemistry 4 (Honours) by a student completing a project in Organic Chemistry, including natural products but excluding theoretical Organic Chemistry. The award to be based on the overall Honours assessment and will only be awarded if a candidate has achieved...

Edith Rita Lowenstern Prize

Awarded to the student with the greatest proficiency in the fourth year Honours course with first class honours, offered by the Discipline of Mathematics.

Electric Energy Society of Australia (EESA) Power Engineering Student Award

Awarded for high academic achievement in engineering in areas of study directly applicable to the Electric Power Industry (EPI); and for the best project (or thesis or similar) by an engineering student with direct relevance to the Electric Power Industry (EPI). The honours grade index will be used...

Elvy Robertson Prize

Awarded to the Tasmanian female student who has completed the first year of the Engineering or Surveying degree course with the most distinction.

Emeritus Professor G.R.A. Ellis Prize in Astrophysics

Awarded to the undergraduate student with the highest result in either the unit KYA305 - Stellar and Planetary Physics or KYA306 - Galactic and Extragalactic Astrophysics (these units are offered on alternating years). Students in the honours year of study are not eligible for this award. This...

F.M. Young Memorial Prize

Awarded to the student with the greatest proficiency in units included in the first year for the degree of Bachelor of Science, and who has not previously admitted to the Bachelor of Science at the University of Tasmania.

Fiona Allan Prize

Awarded to the best student in first year Master of Psychology. The candidate's performance in the coursework part of the curriculum only shall be taken into account. The recipient must be a full-time student.

Florence Sprent Prize

Awarded to the student with the greatest proficiency in second year Zoology units offered by the Discipline of Biological Sciences, with at least passes with distinction and who has not previously presented for examination.

Frank Larkins Prize

Awarded to a second year level Chemistry student for overall academic performance Physical, Inorganic and/or Analytical Chemistry.

The recipient must not have previously presented for examination.

Frank Larkins Prize

Awarded to a third year level Chemistry student for overall academic performance Physical, Inorganic and/or Analytical Chemistry.

The recipient must not have previously presented for examination.

Godfrey J. Burrell Prize in Thermodynamics

Awarded for the greatest proficiency in units KNE354 and KNE454 studied within two consecutive years.

Harry Bloom Memorial Prize in Chemistry 4

Awarded annually to the student who obtains the highest placing in Chemistry 4 (Honours) based on the overall Honours assessment and who achieves first class Honours. The prize will not be awarded in any year in which no student achieves first class Honours in Chemistry 4.

Harry Tuck Fourth Year Prize

Awarded to the candidate who has majored in Electrical Power Engineering in fourth year of the Engineering degree course and who achieved the best all round performance over examinations of the course.

Harry Tuck Third Year Prize

Awarded to the candidate with the highest aggregate marks in third year Electrical Engineering units ENG331, ENG332, ENG333, ENG334 and ENG335.

Herbert and Roy Horsfall Bursary

Awarded to the best completed third year Engineering student. Consideration will go to academic record, scholastic capacity. Financial means will also be considered if possible. No candidate may be awarded the Bursary more than once.

I.B.I. Smith Prize in Geology

Awarded to the student with the greatest proficiency in second year Earth Science units.

Ian C. Murfet Prize

Awarded to the student who has obtained the highest aggregate mark for second year Plant Science major units.

Ida Williams Prize

Awarded annually to the student with best overall results in two level 200 Mathematics units.

J.N. Baxter Memorial Prize

Awarded for outstanding proficiency in both the practical and theory in Organic Chemistry at a first year level. The recipient must not have previously presented for the examination.

J.N. Baxter Memorial Prize

Awarded for outstanding proficiency in Organic Chemistry in both practical and theory in second year level. The recipient must not previously presented for the examination.

Janet Somerville Prize in Botany

Awarded to the student determined to be the highest achiever across the three years of the Plant Science major.

John Fox Memorial Prize

Awarded to the first year female student with the highest marks in Physics 1A, Physics 1B, Mathematics 1A and Mathematics 1B, and who indicates an intention to proceed to second year units in Physics and Mathematics and to major in one of those disciplines at third year level.

John M. Harwin Memorial Prize

Awarded to the candidate who passes with merit the final examination for the degree of Bachelor of Surveying and Spatial Sciences and who has been judged by the academic staff of the school to possess, or have the potential to possess, qualities of humanity, conscientiousness and devotion to the...

Ken McCracken Honours Prize in Physics

Awarded to the student completing the best Honours thesis in the discipline of Physics in any academic year.

Leica Geosystems Prize

Awarded annually to the student(s) submitting the best third year Spatial Research Project requiring the successful integration of surveying and mapping methods and technology. All students enrolled in the third year Studio Project (KGG355) will be eligible. Prize winners will be selected by the...

Lola Jackson Botany Honours Prize

Awarded to the student with the best Honours results in Botany.

M.J. Rees Prize for First Year Information & Communication Technology

Awarded to the student with the best performance in the units KIT105 ICT Professional Practices and KIT102 Introduction to Data Science. The student must achieve a High Distinction grade.

Maxwell Banks Prize

Awarded for the greatest proficiency in second year Earth Science units.

Ormsby Hamilton Radio Prize

Awarded to the candidate who obtains the highest aggregate mark in Digital Communications, High Frequency Systems, Communication Systems, and two other nominated units. They must have obtained passes with distinction in at least three of the subjects for which the prize is awarded (431, 432, 433,...

Percy Ash Scholarship

Awarded to the best second year Chemistry student who: is enrolled as a full-time student and passes all the subjects in which they are enrolled that year; and, indicates their intention of enrolling in a major in Chemistry at the University of Tasmania.

Peter Scott Prize in First-year Geography

Awarded to the student with highest aggregate results for KGA171 and KGA172 with at least a Distinction result and who has not previously undertaken the units.

Peter Scott Prize in Second-year Geography

Awarded to the student with the highest aggregate mark in second year units core to the majors of Geography and Environment. Students must have obtained at least Distinction results and not previously undertaken the units.

Peter W. Smith CSL Postgraduate Award

Awarded for most outstanding peer-reviewed publication in the preceding 12 months at the call of nomination, by a University of Tasmania postgraduate student that made extensive use of Central Science Laboratory (CSL) facilities and expertise.

• Available to a University of Tasmania...

PhD Award for Outstanding Performance during Postgraduate Studies

Each year the School of Natural Sciences will offer 5 prizes to be awarded to postgraduate (PhD & Master by Research) candidates for outstanding performance during the previous 12 months in the discipline areas of: Earth Sciences/CODES, Maths, Physics, Plant Science and Zoology. In awarding the...

R.T. Allwright Memorial Prize

Awarded to the student obtaining the best result in the second year unit, Pasture and Animal Science (KLA211).

Ralston Trust Prize

Awarded for the greatest proficiency in Biology of Animals KZA161 (with a minimum result of Distinction).

Ralston Trust Prize

Awarded to the student with the best Honours thesis (Zoology).

Rick Gumley Electrical Engineering Prize

Awarded to the student studying a Bachelor of Engineering (Specialisation) with Honours – majoring in Electrical and Electronics, Electrical Power or Electronics and Communications with the highest overall grade in third-year.

In the event that the school is unable to easily choose the top...

Royal Australian Chemical Institute 1st Year Prize

Awarded to the best first year Chemistry student, from either the Hobart or Launceston campus, who is continuing on in second year chemistry unit/s that would potentially enable the student to enrol in a major in Chemistry at third year level.

Royal Australian Chemical Institute 3rd Year Prize

Awarded to the most outstanding graduate in Chemistry at the University of Tasmania.

Russell Allport Memorial Prize

Awarded to a third year Engineering student for best overall results in third year engineering.

Russell Allport Memorial Prize

Awarded to a fourth year Engineering student for best overall results in fourth year Engineering.

Sir Allan Knight Prize

Awarded for the greatest proficiency in the units of Structural Mechanics (KNE216 or ENG222) and Materials Engineering (KNE210 or ENG223). The recipient needs to have passed in those units with sufficient merit to deserve the prize and have not previously presented for examination in those units.

Sir Harold Cuthbertson Prize

Awarded to the final year student in a TIA course who shows the greatest potential to make a significant contribution to agricultural production in Tasmania.

Sir Philip Fysh Prize

Awarded to the best student in second year Physics units KYA211 Waves and Kinetic Theory and KYA212 Electromagnetism and Thermodynamics, and who has passed with sufficient merit in the units.

Sir Victor Burley Scholarship in Engineering

Awarded to a student who has successfully completed first year of the Bachelor of Engineering, or a combined degree in Engineering. The student must demonstrate innovation, creativity and potential in the field of engineering as evidenced by overall performance in in the units taught by the School...

Stewart Williams Memorial Prize

Awarded to the student with the highest aggregate mark in third-year Geography and Environment units.

Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute Award

Awarded to the graduating student who has been judged by the academic staff of the Surveying and Spatial Sciences sub-discipline to have achieved distinctive grades and displayed outstanding enthusiasm and engagement across their advanced level Surveying and Spatial Sciences (KGG) units. The prize...

Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture - Agriculture and Food Systems Prize

Awarded to the student who demonstrates the greatest proficiency in first year of the Bachelor of Agricultural Science.

Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture - Agriculture and Food Systems Prize

Awarded to the best candidate in Environmental Science (ESS315118) at the TCE examinations. If a tie, then awarded to the candidate with the highest ATAR. The recipient must also now be enrolled in study with the University of Tasmania.

Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture - Agriculture and Food Systems Prize

Awarded to the most outstanding graduate in the Bachelor of Agriculture degree.

The Alan Bray Prize in Animal Science

Awarded to the student determined to be the highest achiever in the Animal Science Unit (KLA326) based on studies undertaken in a course in the agricultural sciences. The prize will only be awarded in alternate years when KLA326 is offered and, in the view of the awarding committee, in its absolute...

The Board of Architects Prize for Professional Studies

The Board of Architects Prize for Professional Studies recognises excellent achievement in Professional Studies in the final year of the Master in Architecture by a student at the University of Tasmania. The Prize is based in meritorious achievement in aspects of architectural education related to...

The Derwent Agricultural Prize

Awarded for the best overall results at third year level in the Bachelor of Agricultural Science or Bachelor of Agriculture degree course.

The Jim Yates Prize in Agronomy

Awarded to the student determined to be the highest achiever in the Agronomy unit (KLA331) based on studies undertaken in a degree in the agricultural sciences. The prize will be only awarded in alternate years when KLA331 is offered and, in the view of the awarding committee, in its absolute...

The School of Chemistry Golden Anniversary Prize

Awarded annually to a graduate research candidate in the School of Chemistry who meets all the requirements to graduate with their research higher degree and is judged to have submitted the best doctoral thesis assessed over a 12 month period (Jan 1- Dec 31). Selection committee to be Head of...

The Stoermer Agricultural Prize in Horticulture

Awarded to the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture student with the highest result for a Horticulture related Honours thesis.

Areas of Horticulture research includes:

• Tree fruit and berry crops

• Vegetables

• Fermentation

• Industrial and extractive crops

Thomas Normoyle Prize

Awarded to the student who has achieved the best overall results in first year Engineering.

Thomas Normoyle Prize

Awarded to the student who has achieved the best overall results in second year Engineering.

W D Jackson Genetic Honours Prize

Awarded to the student with the best Honours results in Plant Genetics.

W.D. Jackson Prize

Awarded to the student who has obtained the highest aggregate mark among third year Plant Science units (minimum of 4).

W.D. Parkinson Prize

Awarded to the student who shows the greatest proficiency in Geophysics/Exploration Geophysics units or in such units as may replace them in the final undergraduate year, and who has not previously attempted an examination in these units and has obtained at least a pass with credit in all such...

William von Witt Memorial Prize in Mathematics and Physics

Awarded to the graduating student in the Bachelor of Science degree (or combined Bachelor of Science degree), with the highest overall results in a major in one of either Mathematics or Physics.

Disciplines of Mathematics & Physics to determine recipient in December each year. Prize to be awarded...

Winifred Curtis Prize

Awarded to the student who has obtained the highest aggregate mark in KPA161 and KPZ163 or KPZ164.

WJ Gerlach Honours Scholarship in Geography

Awarded to the student with the best undergraduate KGA results who is enrolled in the Geography Honours course. The student will have completed their undergraduate studies at the University of Tasmania.

WJ Gerlach Honours Scholarship in Mathematics

Awarded to the student for the best undergraduate results who is enrolled in the Mathematics Honours course. The student will have completed their undergraduate studies at the University of Tasmania.