Qantas Engineering Human Factors Scholarship - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Qantas Engineering Human Factors Scholarship

*This has been updated* Applications will be accepted by the Office of Research until 4pm on 21/12/2019

Qantas Engineering (QE) is seeking to develop a risk management capability that can be used to monitor and respond to emergent issues.

This project involves the use of the Networked Hazard Analysis and Risk Management System (NETHARMS) method to support this capability. NET-HARMS is a risk assessment method that is used to

predict task and emergent risks across work systems, with the outputs providing qualitative descriptions of risks and their associated consequences, probability and criticality.

For more information you can contact Prof Paul Salmon - 

  • Approved for admission to the USC PhD program (If not a current student, the application for admission to the PhD program and the application for the scholarship can be submitted simultaneously)
  • Bachelors Degree with First Class Honours or equivalent previous study, relevant work experience, research publications, or other research experience
  • Not hold a PhD
  • Not have previously held a Commonwealth-funded postgraduate research scholarship unless it was terminated within six months of the current scholarship’s payments commencing
  • Not be the recipient of an equivalent award, scholarship, or salary, providing a benefit greater than 75 percent of the Research Training Program rate to undertake a HDR. Income unrelated to the course of study is not to be taken into account.
  • Satisfactory progress must be maintained throughout the PhD program
Selection criteria
  • Minimum academic qualifications as outlined in the USC HDR Candidature -Procedures eligibility requirements for PhD program admission 
  • Record of research publications
  • Professional research experience
Eligible programs
Number available
  • Annual stipend equivalent to the RTP rate - $27,596 in 2019
  • $4,500 per year in operating funds