Australia Council Student Resources

Student Paper Contest


The Student Paper Contest offers IEEE student members an opportunity to exercise and improve both written and verbal communication skills.

Throughout an engineer’s career, graduates are constantly called upon to communicate their ideas and concepts to others. Researching, writing, and presenting a paper provides students with invaluable early experience in expressing ideas and concepts related to their professional field.

Since the contest’s primary function is to improve engineering students' communication skills, all IEEE student members in Australian universities are encouraged to participate in this important contest.

The Student Paper contest will be conducted for two entrant categories:

• undergraduate students

• postgraduate students.

To promote the engineering profession among female students, the contest also offers prizes in both categories for members of the IEEE Women in Engineering Affinity Group.

Please click here for full details.

Please click here for an entry form.

Please click here for the contest rules.

Please click here for a contest scoring sheet.

Please click here for paper presentation details.

The 2015 Student Paper results are available here.

Outstanding Student Branch Awards


This is a great opportunity to get your student branch efforts recognised by the Australia Council. There are great prizes to be won.

The IEEE Australia Council Student Branch Awards recognise outstanding student branch achievements by student members engaged in activities conforming to IEEE objectives and purposes.

These include, for example:

• Significantly improving the vitality of each student branch with regard to activities, membership, or finances.

• Effective interaction of each student branch with the local Section or Region, or IEEE technical societies, through seminars, conferences etc.

• Community involvement that benefits local schools and/or the community, the IEEE's image, and the image of engineering in general.

All IEEE student branches in Australia are eligible to enter the competition.

The Australia Council will provide a cash prize of $1,000 for the competition. The awards will be called the “IEEE Australia Council Outstanding Student Branch Awards”, with a winner and a runner-up.

Please click here for information on how to enter and the entry requirements.

Please click here for the entry form.

Please click here for the competition's administration details.

Enquiries can be e-mailed to the Australia Council Student Activities Coordinator.

The 2015 Student Branch Awards are available here.