Curtin University is offering postgraduate research scholarships within in Humanities, Science & Engineering, Curtin Business School, Health Sciences and Centre for Aboriginal Studies. These scholarships are open for international and Australian students. The successful candidates will receive a stipend of $25,392 (2014 rate) which will be indexed annually for duration of 2 years

Program Details

  • The theme of the research is measuring the performance of delivering and managing constructed facilities – building and infrastructure.  In particular, the research will examine productivity and economic benefits of digital modelling (BIM/ VDC) and integrated project delivery in the delivery process.  In this industry-based research, the team will develop performance measures for the digital transfer of information throughout the project life cycle, including asset management.
  • Experience and/or interest in the link between productivity and economics growth in the construction industry, especially as it relates to productivity gains through improved digital interoperability and documentation quality would be a distinct advantage.
  • It is envisaged that one Australian and one Scandinavian student will be selected for these two prestigious scholarships.  One element of the research may involve a comparative analysis of practices on Australian and Scandinavian building or infrastructure projects.  Accordingly, applicants with an interest in travelling to Scandinavia/Australia coupled with appropriate language skills are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • It is likely that the successful applicants would have an academic and /or industry background in engineering, built environment or business; though applicants from other disciplines should not be discouraged from applying if they are enthusiatic about this research theme.

Worth of Award

  • The successful candidates will receive a stipend of $25,392 (2014 rate) which will be indexed annually for a duration of 2 years.
  • This scholarship is tax exempted.  For the successful International student, Curtin University will waiver the tuition fees for 2 years.
  • In addition to the stipend, recipients are also allocated a travel allowance towards their research activity

Eligible subjects

  • Scholarships are awarded within in Humanities
  •  Science & Engineering
  •  Curtin Business School
  •  Health Sciences and Centre for Aboriginal Studies


  • Have completed four years of higher education studies at a high level of achievement;
  • Hold or expect to obtain, First Class Honours or equivalent results;
  • Be enrolled in or accepted to enrol in a Higher Degree by Research as a full time student at Curtin University
  • shortlisted student will be contacted to submit an online admission application.
  •  Student may convert from Masters to Doctoral study subject to availability of funding

How to Apply

Applicants must include the following in their preliminary application

  • CV
  • Transcripts
  • Written Statement outlining how your proposed research will compliment Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre’s (SBEnrc) research goals as specified above.

All application must be submitted to

Ms Dell Gill

Administrative assistant

Sustainable Built environment National Reasearc Centre

Building 209, Humanities Building

Curtin University

Perth WA 6102

Email:[email protected]

Tel number: Tel: +61 (0)8 9266 2126

Deadline: Application closes on March 14, 2014 Late applications will not be accepted

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