Author Topic: 2013 Rio Tinto PhD Scholarship in Mining Automation at University of Sydney in Australia  (Read 260 times)

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University of Sydney offers PhD Scholarship in Mining Automation for Domestic and International Students in Australia. Top-up scholarships valued at approx. $5,000 are available to successful APA and IPRS scholarship applicants. The total scholarship is valued at $29,844 pa (2013 rate) per annum (tax exempt) and may be renewed for up to three years, subject to satisfactory progress. The application deadline is 31st July 2013.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are provided in the field of sciences & engineering areas in Mining Automation at University of Sydney.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing PhD degree level at University of Sydney.

Scholarship Provider: University of Sydney

Scholarship can be taken at: Australia

Eligibility: Essential requirements:

-A Bachelor Degree with First Class Honours or equivalent results;

-Excellent mathematical skills and/or programming skills (Matlab and/or  C++)

-Open to learning new techniques and approaches including machine learning and multivariate analysis.

-Desirable requirements:

-Prior knowledge of areas such as machine learning, statistics and geology

-These positions are open to domestic and international students. Rio Tinto Centre for Mine Automation scholarships are potentially available to exceptional students.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Domestic and International Students can apply for these scholarships.

Scholarship Description: The Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR) is based in the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering at The University of Sydney, and is dedicated to the research, development, application and dissemination of autonomous and intelligent robots and systems for operation in outdoor environments. The ACFR is one of the largest robotics research institutes in the world and has been instrumental in developing breakthrough technologies and in conducting world-leading research and development of field robotics principles and systems. Mining constitutes the backbone of the Australian economy. While several job sectors have experienced a decline in recent times, the demand for qualified people in the mining industry remains strong. Rio Tinto is a world leader in mining and has an extremely strong presence in Australia. Rio Tinto has also been at the forefront of mining innovation. The Rio Tinto Centre for Mine Automation (RTCMA), established within the ACFR is mandated with the task of automating all aspects of a mine’s operations. A significant component of the RTCMA’s activities involves innovating new ideas and concepts that are relevant to the overall objective. The RTCMA invites applications from interested students to be a part of this mining innovation endeavour by working with us towards a doctorate degree.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): Scholarships are offered for up to three years.

What does it cover? Top-up scholarships valued at approx. $5,000 are available to successful APA and IPRS scholarship applicants. The total scholarship is valued at $29,844 pa (2013 rate) per annum (tax exempt) and may be renewed for up to three years, subject to satisfactory progress.

Selection criteria: Not Known

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: Expressions of interest should be sent via post or by e-mail and should include a CV and academic transcripts.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 31st July 2013.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application