All About The Doctoral Scholarship At Curtin University, Australia 

Founded in 1966, Curtin University is an innovative, global university established as Australia’s first university of technology. It is associated with the Australian Technology Network, Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning, and Open Universities Australia. Curtin is known to have collaborations with over 90 universities. 

Being a member of the Australian Technology Network, the university has been actively participating in many academic and practical research theories. Some of the major research works include Resource & Energy, Information & Communication, Ageing & Well-being, Health, and the Changing Environment. Curtin is the only Western Australian University that produces a Ph.D. recipient for the AINSE gold medal. It is considered the highest recognition for PhD-level research excellence in Australia and New Zealand. 

Consolidating engineering, economics and science capabilities to form WA School of Mines (WASM): Minerals, Energy and Chemical Engineering, the School at Curtin attracts strong industry partnerships and investment in high-tech facilities. It operates from campuses in Perth and the historic mining town of Kalgoorlie located in the Goldfields region of Western Australia. Currently, the school is offering PhD scholarships in Minerals Energy and Chemical Engineering as well. 

The PhD candidates will work in the world-renowned Curtin Corrosion Centre as part of the Chevron-Woodside industry partnership in materials and corrosion sciences. The successful candidate will investigate the corrosion behaviour of high strength low alloy steels and/or additive manufactured next-generation materials, which are relevant to the oil and gas industry. 

Eligibility Criteria 

The scholarships are granted on a merit basis. 

International students are encouraged to apply. 

The candidate is expected to have a strong background in materials science and engineering.  

Background in mechanical testing and corrosion are also advantageous for this opened position. 

The successful candidate must enrol into a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme (full-time study mode). 

Master’s degree or bachelor’s degree with first or upper second class honours in the field of Materials Science and Engineering, or an equivalent discipline. 

Language requirements (IELTS, Overall 6.5, the minimum for each band for Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing of 6.0 or TOEFL, Overall 79, Reading, 13, Listening 13, Speaking 18, Writing 21). 

Must have a Master’s in Materials sciences, Physical metallurgy, alloy manufacturing, non-destructive methods, mechanical testing and corrosion. 

Previous research experience and publications (desirable). 

Funding Details 

The successful candidate will receive a stipend of $28,854 per annum pro rata (tax-free) and it will be indexed annually. This amount might be topped up to $35,000 per year by the Curtin Corrosion Centre’s Director based on the qualifications of the applicant. The duration of the award shall be for three years with a possible extension of up to six months (maximum), assessed on a case-by-case basis. In addition, this scholarship will include a tuition fee waiver for a successful international candidate. 

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