Curtin University is accepting applications for PhD Scholarships – ARC Training Centre for Transforming Maintenance through Data Science in the 2020/21 session.

Project details

This Industrial Transformation Training Centre (ITTC) is a unique partnership between Curtin University, The University of Western Australia (UWA), CSIRO and industry partners Alcoa, BHP and Roy Hill, as well as CORE Innovation Hub and the Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia.

The ITTC seeks to transform the maintenance management process, enabling Australian companies to lead the way maintenance is conducted, increasing both productivity and profitability.  The Centre research focuses on three research themes

  • Supporting the Maintainer through the automation of the work management stages;
  • Supporting the Engineer with the next generation of data science products, improving prediction of critical equipment failure; and,
  • Supporting the Manager by optimising maintenance scheduling and execution.

Worth of Award

  • The studentship offered in this opportunity will consist of student stipend of ~$30,000 AUD to study for a PhD enrolled at either Curtin University or UWA.
  • Please note – another opportunity for PhD applicants to study in Australia is to be awarded funding via the 2020 Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP). If you decided to apply for the 2020 RTP scholarship and you were successful, but would like to take the opportunity of conducting research within our Centre, you may be eligible for an additional $10,000 p.a. tax-free top-up scholarship provided by the ITTC instead of the full stipend (as this is covered through the RTP scheme).


  • Applicants should have a strong undergraduate degree and graduate/research experience in mathematics, statistics, computer science, or related disciplines within engineering. Programming experience is expected.

How to Apply

  • Send an Expression of Interest (EOI), reflecting your academic background and why you are interested in pursuing a PhD in this field.
  • Include in your EOI, the theme and project you feel you are most aligned and why.  The EOI should be a maximum of 500 words.
  • Please attach your CV/Resume and your academic transcripts with your EOI and send these files in PDF format on email to [email protected]
  • Students will be expected to commence by April 2020

Deadline: Applications close on February 22, 2020.


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