Rod McGee Medal

About this Award

To recognise the contribution of Rod McGee to Australian public works engineering and durability, the Board of the College of Civil Engineers, Engineers Australia created the Rod McGee Medal.

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The Medal recognises and encourages engineering students to engage in career opportunities in public works engineering. One award will be offered each year to undergraduate students in their final year Civil Engineering.

2022 Nominations Open 1 March 2022
Close 1 August 2022
Nomination Criteria
Terms and Conditions
Presentation of the Award

Nomination Criteria

The applicant for this award must submit two typed A4 pages in 12pt font:

  • One page outlining your understanding of how Rod McGee’s engineering career helped his fellow citizens, through its recognition of durability in public works engineering; and
  • A second page describing your motivation of embarking on an engineering career, your final year project and how you imagine this work could benefit your fellow citizens in future.
  • Applications are to be accompanied by a copy of academic record (transcript) to date
  • Applicant to provide a written reference in support of the application from an appropriate academic staff member of the enrolling institution
  • Applicant to provide a curriculum vitae detailing extra curricular activities and/or volunteer work

Terms and Conditions

  • Applicant must be a final year, undergraduate student enrolled in Civil Engineering at an Australian University
  • Applicant must be an Australian citizen or a permanent resident
  • Applicants are to supply a passport style colour photograph with their entries to be used in publicity for the winner of the award

Presentation of the Award

The winner of the Rod McGee medal will receive an engraved medallion, $2000 and a certificate conferred by Engineers Australia and be presented at an appropriate event.

2021 Rod McGee Medal Winner

Emily Gerrard

BE(Hons) DipProfEngPrac

Short statement on winning this award:

I am so honoured to be the 2021 recipient of the Engineers Australia Rod McGee medal. This process allowed me to learn about Dr Rod McGee, one of the great engineers of our time, and the impact he made on the industry. It also encouraged me to reflect on the potential impact of my own career and how I can best help society through engineering. To be the recipient of such a prestigious award makes me very proud and inspires me to go out and make a difference.

Past award recipients

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