Applicants for the Graduate Engineer Award shall:
- Have graduated with a recognised engineering degree or related technical qualification from a University in Australia or New Zealand or hold an overseas degree that is recognised at the time of submission of the application, by either Engineers Australia or Engineering New Zealand, or other relevant professional body, as being suitable for CPEng or equivalent professional qualification;
- Be able to demonstrate that in the years since graduation, they have developed their knowledge of the practice of railway engineering in the form of either practical or theoretical research work. The submission of appropriate career episode reports shall be used to support the development of such knowledge; Ideally to have contributed actively towards the objectives of the RTSA; and
- Understanding obtained in the various elements of engineering systems; i.e. design, procurement, estimating, construction systems engineering, planning, safety, quality, project close out etc.