As The Australian Power Institute (API) is constantly working to support the education and professional development of engineers & technologists in the energy industry across Australia, API offers Energy Industry Bursaries to engineering & technology students with an interest in areas of engineering relevant to the electric power industry. See further information below.

The 2023 Energy Industry Bursary Applications will open in March 2023

Every year, API looks for high quality electrical, mechanical, mechatronics, data science, and renewable energy related engineering students with an interest in power engineering. The scale of investment and technological change required in the Australian energy sector is significant and real & diverse engineering & technology talent is needed to meet the customer expectations for price, reliability, and service of electricity for the future.

API offers a Energy Industry Bursary to students undertaking degree level studies in engineering relevant to the power industry at particular Australian universities as follows:

  • Available to current engineering students (the majority of bursaries will be awarded to 1st year students with a proportion available to 2nd and 3rd year students)

  • Studying electrical, mechanical/mechatronics, or power industry related degrees or studying a mix of science, technology, & engineering subjects relating to the power industry other subjects e.g., telecommunications / computing / IoT/ Data / Science, etc.

  • Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident.

  • The power industry is keen to increase female representation in engineering roles. Though applications from female students are encouraged, please note bursaries are based on merit.

The bursaries provide a $1,000 payment for every year of study, the opportunity of at least one paid summer vacation placement in the power industry + more professional development opportunities. 

As the API is keen to broaden student bursary involvement with companies from a new and emerging renewable energy sector background. The API Bursary is available to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents.

The 2022 Bursary Program flyer can be accessed here.

API and individual sponsors provide opportunities each year for bursary holders to meet and interact with industry engineers and managers. The networking and awards events are conducted on a very informal basis for maximum benefit and have been highly valued by both parties. Frequently they are combined with site visits at local sponsor companies.

Bursary Sponsors

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