About the National Committee on Automation, Control and Instrumentation
The mission of the National Committee on Automation, Control and Instrumentation (NCACI) is to contribute to the growth of the Australian economy, protect the natural environment and improve the quality of life in Australia by advancing effectiveness and technical excellence in the theory and practice of automation, control and instrumentation.
- Electrical College
- ITEE College
- Chemical College
- International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC)
- IFAC Mechatronics Symposium
- The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
- IEEE - Conferences
- IEEE - Control Systems Society
- IEEE - Control Systems Society Conferences
- IEEE - Robotics & Automation Society
- IEEE - Robotics & Automation Society Conferences
- Asian Control Association
- Asian Control Conference
- Australian Robotics Network Mailing List
- IET Control and Automation Network
Automation Control & Instrumentation awards
Undergraduate Thesis Prize
About this award
- This prize recognises individual excellence in undergraduate project work in automation, control and instrumentation (ACI) engineering. The award aims to:
- encourage undergraduate interest in ACI Engineering
- enhance student knowledge and application of ACI Engineering disciplines
- encourage academic participation in ACI Engineering as part of undergraduate education.
Nominations are to include responses to the following three questions:
- What innovation is involved in this project?
- What is the value or potential value of the project to Australian industry?
- Why should your project thesis win the ACI Undergraduate Thesis Prize?
Each response should not exceed 200 words.
The project reported in the thesis will be assessed by its:
- technical merit
- intellectual quality
- industry relevance
- integration of automation, control and instrumentation
with respect to the thesis:
- the general quality of the presentation.
Evaluation of the thesis (and project work reported) will be with regard to:
- the relative magnitude of the project effort (as a proportion of the individual students' final year workload
- the resources available to the student/s.
In addition, for team projects:
- the size of the team - number of students and range of skills
- team organisation and interaction.
Terms & Conditions
Nominations are eligible if:
- The project work is undertaken as part of the award of a professional undergraduate qualification relevant to ACI and reported in the form of an academic thesis.
- For an individual project submission, a statement to the effect that the work reported in the thesis is the bona fide work of the student alone, signed by the applicant and endorsed by the supervisor.
- For a team project submission, an explanatory statement listing all the team members and detailing the roles of each and of the supervising (non-student) participants
Presentation of award
The presentation of the prize will take place at a suitable formal occasion of Engineers Australia, such as a national conference appropriate to the subject area of the project work. The prize consists of a medal, a framed certificate and $1000 in prize money.
Mr Lyle Collins - University of Newcastle
“Enabling 100% renewable energy penetration: A comparative study of inverter control using real and reactive power without communications.”
For any enquiries regarding the National Committee on Automation, Control and Instrumentation please contact:
Learned Society Advisor
11 National Circuit
Barton ACT 2600
To contact Member Services please call 1300 653 113.