Prizes and awards

The Endeavour Awards Night is your chance to earn recognition for your hard work. There are multiple prizes to be won. Find out what you could be eligible for.

You'll be invited to attend the Endeavour Awards Night on the evening of the Endeavour Exhibition where we will celebrate the Departmental Awards, Industry Awards and People's Choice Award. There will be light canapes, refreshments and live music for students to celebrate the wrap up of their project.

The Departmental Awards are presented to the top project in each discipline, while other prize and awards require a separate applications to be eligible. There are many fantastic prizes and awards on offer and we encourage you to apply.

Congratulations to our Endeavour Award winners for semester 2, 2022.

See the award winners

People's Choice Award

Nominate your favourite project and go in the draw to win with the People’s Choice Award. Visit the in-person or online exhibition and scan your favourite project’s QR code to submit your vote. You can only vote once and we’ll be announcing the winner at the Endeavour Awards Night.

Voting is only open during the exhibition!

Project students, Endeavour volunteers, Endeavour Ambassadors and industry sponsors and partners participating in Endeavour are not permitted to vote.

View the People's Choice Award terms and conditions (PDF 198.9 KB).

Departmental Awards

The recipients of the Departmental Awards will be acknowledged at the Endeavour Awards Night.

The winning projects will receive prize money to be split amongst team members evenly. Funds for the awards have been generously bestowed from the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology Foundation.

The Foundation provides ongoing scholarships and awards based on academic merit and need. The Foundation is focused on generating financial and community support through relationships with industry, alumni and other groups that are interested in supporting the student experience at the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology.

Departmental Awards will be presented across the following disciplines (these disciplines are subject to change due to participation within each area).

  • Biomedical Engineering Discipline Award
  • Chemical Engineering Discipline Award
  • Computing and Information Systems Discipline Award
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering Discipline Award
  • Infrastructure Engineering Discipline Award
  • Mechanical Engineering Discipline Award
  • Mechatronic Engineering Discipline Award

All students participating in Endeavour are eligible for awards generously provided by our industry sponsors and donors.

These awards are independently judged by the sponsor and conferred to the team that best demonstrates their achievements in each specific area.

There is no limit to the number of industry awards a team may apply for, and as each award has a separate judging panel it is possible for a team to win multiple awards.

IMarEST Endeavour Award

The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) is the international professional body and learned society for all marine professionals.

The IMarEST Endeavour Award, established in 2015, will consist of one first prize of $2500 to one final-year student project team participating in the 2022 Endeavour Engineering & IT Exhibition. The award is open to project teams from any department.

Click here to download the IMarEST application form

QinetiQ Endeavour Award

QinetiQ is a leading science and engineering company committed to listening, understanding and responding to our customers’ needs. We collaborate with research, science and technology customers to deliver customer-focused engineering solutions and services.

QinetiQ’s values of Integrity, Collaboration and Performance are the foundation of our business.

This award seeks to recognise the critical part these values play in innovation. The award will consist of one first prize of $5,000. The award is open to final-year student project teams participating in the 2022 Endeavour Engineering & IT Exhibition from any department.

Click here to download the QinetiQ application form

Boeing Endeavour Prize

Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems.

The Endeavour 2022 Boeing Prize will comprise one prize of $5,000. The prize is awarded to a student project group participating in the 2022 Endeavour Engineering & IT Exhibition.

The prize is looking for a project group who offers an innovative approach in providing a solution(s) to challenging problems relatable to the following topics:

  • Aerospace – flight and/or air, aerodynamics, planes, drones, helicopters, space
  • Mechanical – motors, engines
  • Energy conversion – electrical systems, chemical, combustion, battery, solar
  • Software – security systems, networks, systems, programs, tracking GPS devices, autonomous systems

Click here to download the Boeing application form

Telstra Endeavour Prizes

Telstra Corporation Limited Telstra is Australia’s leading telecommunications and technology company, offering a full range of communications services and competing in all telecommunications markets. In Australia Telstra provide 18.8 million retail mobile services, 3.8 million retail fixed bundles and standalone data services and 960,000 retail fixed standalone voice services.

Telstra has invested $5.14 million to support Melbourne Connect, the new digital innovation precinct at the University of Melbourne. Telstra will help develop Australia’s pipeline of diverse technology talent through this partnership with the University of Melbourne, including sponsorship of the Telstra Creator Space at Melbourne Connect. This collaboration was designed to help current and future students develop the skills, experience and adaptability needed to succeed as Australia’s digital economy accelerates.

To continue to inspire the next generation of engineering and technology entrepreneurs, Telstra is proud to present the 2022 Telstra Endeavour Awards with three awards valued at $5000 for each of the following award categories:

  1. Telstra Digital Innovation Award
  2. Telstra Customer & Community Impact Award
  3. Telstra Excellence in Learning and Application

Click on the award title to find out about the judging criteria and how to apply.

Airwallex Endeavour Prize

The Airwallex Endeavour Awards look to inspire the next generation of engineering and technology entrepreneurs. Since 2015, Airwallex has grown rapidly due to its focus on providing the best customer-centric technology solutions to clients. We are proud that we have been able to make doing global business easier for our stakeholders and recognise that our successes have stemmed from our people and their entrepreneurial mindsets.

Endeavour is a celebration of student innovation and inspires the next generation of students to contribute to solving real-world problems of today, and in the future. Coupled with Airwallex’s drive for innovation, Airwallex are proud to present three awards valued at $5000 for each of the following categories:

1. Customer-Centric Technology Award

2. Enhancing the Australian Economy through Innovation Award

3. Enhancing Social Impact through Innovation Award

Endeavour Research, Innovation and Commercialisation Award

The University of Melbourne is home to some of the best thinkers in the world. The Research, Innovation and Commercialisation team (also called RIC) is there to help transform those ideas into reality. Research, Innovation and Commercialisation experts help translate research into beneficial outcomes for society by supporting researchers along the research, development and partnership continuum.

Click here to download the Endeavour Research, Innovation and Commercialisation Award

Awards process and timeline

Monday 25 July

Applications open

Sunday 18 September

Applications close

Monday 19 September

During the week of Monday 19 - Friday 23 September, judges will select and confirm 3-4 project groups as finalists for each award.

Wednesday 19 October

Final judging: at the Endeavour Awards night, finalists will have an opportunity to present to the judges at their display booth.

    • 10-minutes in total for each project group. Each project group will be asked to deliver the following:
      • A 3-minute pitch in regards to their project
      • Respond to questions during 5-minute Q&A time