Our scholarship at a glance

Our Future of Energy Engineering Scholarships program is quite unique.

If you’re studying engineering at a Queensland university, you could get paid up to $20,000 while you study, and gain work experience with us.

We’ve structured the program to provide a range of support and career development opportunities, scholarship payments, vacation work and pathways to assist in application to our graduate program.

Scholarships of up to $20,000 per academic year are available, each year until you graduate.

The scholarships will be distributed across the following years of study:

  • 2nd year students (and other years greater than second year but less than penultimate year)
  • Penultimate year students (second last year of study)
  • Final year students.

Degree criteria

The majority of scholarships will be awarded to students studying electrical, electronic, power and mechatronics engineering, with some places for mechanical, civil and structural engineering students.

Students studying dual / double degrees in electrical engineering are highly valued and will be viewed favourably.

Students undertaking the University of Queensland Integrated Bachelor and Masters Degree (5 year) and the Central Queensland University Bachelor of Engineering (honours) and Diploma of Professional Practice (co-op engineering) (4.5 year) are also encouraged to apply.

Our commitment across Queensland

Our intention is to spread the scholarships evenly across regional Queensland and South East Queensland.

We're offering this scholarship opportunity to successful students of the seven Queensland universities with electrical engineering faculties.

The eligible Queensland universities have been classified as regional or South East Queensland as set out below:

Regional Queensland Locations
  • James Cook University (JCU) (Townsville / Cairns)
  • Central Queensland University (CQU) (Bundaberg, Cairns, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton)
  • University of Southern Queensland (USQ) (Toowoomba/ Springfield)
South East Queensland Locations
  • University of Sunshine Coast (Moreton Bay Campus - Petrie)
  • Queensland University of Technology (QUT) (Gardens Point)
  • University of Queensland (UQ) (St Lucia)
  • Griffith University (Nathan / Gold Coast)

Our commitment to diversity

Energy Queensland is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds who meet the eligibility to apply.

Paid vacation work

As part of the program, you’ll participate in paid vacation opportunities giving you valuable experience working and collaborating with experts in new and emerging technologies that support Australia’s largest electricity network.

This work experience would typically be completed in the university semester breaks and may meet compulsory work or industry degree requirements.

Visit the earn while you learn page for further information.

Graduate opportunities

On the completion of your degree and scholarship program with us, you’ll have the chance to apply for the Energy Queensland Graduate Program.

Similar to our vacation placements, this could be in the distribution network businesses – Ergon Energy and Energex – or our innovative energy solutions business Yurika, and you may be based at a range of locations across Queensland.

Our highly sought-after Graduate Program offers mentors, rotations to broaden your experiences, learning and development, the opportunity to learn from industry experts and to work with new and emerging technologies.