Qantas Engineering and Computer Science Summer School Program Scholarship

This scholarship provides students with a valuable opportunity to gain skills and knowledge in the aviation industry with Qantas.

Value and duration

The Qantas Engineering Summer School Program 2016/17 is a 12 week paid program running from Monday 28 November 2016 to Friday 3 March 2017 (with a break over the Christmas/ New Year period).

Note: The 2016/17 summer program will be based in Sydney and as such, successful candidates from interstate will be required to make their own accommodation arrangements, however flights will be provided by Qantas at the beginning and end and for the Christmas/New Year break.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen or an Australian permanent resident
  • be in your 3rd or 4th year of undergraduate studies in one of the following disciplines:
    • Aeronautical Engineering
    • Computer Science
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Mechatronics
  • have achieved a credit average or above throughout the course of your studies.

How to apply

Applications now closed.

Open date

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Close date

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Selection criteria

Selection of the recipient will be based upon:

  • being a highly motivated, energetic and ambitious individual
  • demonstrated strong academic success
  • possessing strong verbal and written communications and have the ability to liaise and present to all levels
  • having high analytical skills with the ability to solve complex problems by thinking laterally
  • having a genuine interest in the airline / aviation industry.

Further info

About Qantas

Qantas is Australia's largest domestic airline and one of the world's leading long distance carriers. This iconic brand has been built on a reputation of excellence in safety, operational reliability, engineering and maintenance and exceptional customer service.

Qantas proudly recognises the value and the dedication of our employees across the globe and is one of the largest employers in Australia. As such, Qantas is committed to the development of highly motivated undergraduate students.

Qantas is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we invite you to be part of an organisation that fosters a diverse workplace, supports many charities and environmental initiatives, and is actively committed to Australia's youth, the arts and sport. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

About the Program

The Qantas Summer School Program is a 12-week paid program that provides students the opportunity to gain valuable skills and knowledge by contributing to real business projects within our large and complex organisation.

Throughout the 12 weeks students will:

  • be assigned to a business project and play an integral part in the achievement of desired outcomes
  • participate in business unit studies to enhance overall corporate knowledge; and
  • receive coaching and mentoring by senior business professionals who will expose them to a wide range of issues currently challenging the aviation and airline industry.

Project examples

  • Medical Reports Update for All Fleet Types: quick reference guide to seat configurations to minimise impact from medical emergencies; This is two individual projects
  • A380 and B787-9 QAR Data and ARINC717 Format: covert A380 QAR data to ARINC717 format and B787-900 Data from the new ARINC767 to existing ARINC717 format;
  • QadraX: Algorithm Development: is the primary mission planning tool used to assess the economic and extended network capabilities for current and future aircraft;
  • Aircraft Drag Estimation – Aero Cleanliness: provide an automated and empirical solution to identify high drag aircraft;
  • Weights Engineering Application – Web Based Application: continued development of prototype application to monitor aircraft empty weight, weight and balance and weight following repair or modification to an aircraft;
  • Develop a Point Mass Model (Flight Mechanics) API,
  • B787-9 Loading Schedule Design and Implementation: introduction of new aircraft type into Qantas Fleet requires weight and balance readiness;
  • Interior Reconfiguration Optimisation for A380: web application providing the optimal configurations in terms of performance, network utilization, cost and revenue;
  • EFF + AID Demonstration of Capability: develop app to assist pilots in decision making process for tactical management of inflight fuel use;
  • B767 Freight Migration into Altea Flight Management: this project consolidates all operational weight and balance data into one application with other Qantas aircraft types;
  • Mercy Orphanage BKK Energy Consumption Reduction Project: this project is an ongoing project to review and improve energy efficiency at the Mercy Orphanage Bangkok.

Contact

For enquiries please contact:

Russell Burgess, Senior Coordinator Apprentice and Intern Programs
Tel: (02) 9691 8801
Email: rburgess@qantas.com.au

Previous winners

Year

Name

Program

School

2013-14

Glendon Zapanta Patino

Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

2013-14

Sujit Nagarajan

Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

2010-11

Aubrey Keller

Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace Engineering)/ Bachelor of Business (Management)

Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

2010-11

Keren Reynolds

Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace Engineering)/ Bachelor of Business (Management)

Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

2009-10

David Inglis

Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace Engineering)

Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

2009-10

Thomas Kenny

Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)

Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

2009-10

Jiajun Li (Jay)

Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering)

Electrical and Computer Engineering