Physical Sciences Prizes

Physical Sciences Prizes

Cross-discipline prizes

College of Science and Engineering Prize

Awarded to the graduating student who has obtained the highest average weighted score in the College of Science and Engineering.

Value of the prize: $300.00

Division of Tropical Environments and Societies Distinguished Student Prize

Awarded to any student of exceptional merit, within the Division, who do not qualify for the award of a University medal but who have a first class honours degree and an excellent undergraduate weighted average score.

Value of the prize: $500.00

H.J. Priestley Memorial Prize

Awarded to the student who has demonstrated the best overall performance and ability at level 2 in the subjects of mathematics and physics.

Value of the prize: $1,000.00 and a commemorative medal

Science First-Year Prize

Awarded to the student, who in the opinion of the Teaching & Learning Committee, has been the most outstanding level 1 student in Science disciplines that year.

Value of the prize: $250.00

Townsville & District University Society Prize

Awarded to the student who, in the opinion of the Divisional Committee, has been the most outstanding level 1 student in the Division that year.

Value of the prize: $200.00

Chemistry prizes

Awarded to the student who, in the opinion of the committee has demonstrated the best overall performance and ability in chemistry subjects leading to a major in Chemistry within the degree of Bachelor of Science of James Cook University.

Value of the prize: A commemorative medal and books to the value of approximately $100

Awarded to the student who has demonstrated the best overall performance and ability in the level 2 subject Analytical Chemistry.

Value of the prize: $1,000.00

Awarded to the student who best demonstrates excellence in Organic Chemistry in the second and third year.

Value of the prize: $250.00

Awarded to the student who, in the opinion of the committee, has demonstrated the best overall performance and ability in chemistry subjects taken in the second year of studies proceeding to a major in chemistry at James Cook University within the degree of Bachelor of Science or the degree of Bachelor of Applied Science.

Value of the prize: $200.00

Awarded to the student who, in the opinion of the committee, has demonstrated the best performance in the level 1 Chemistry subjects (Chemistry: A Central Science and Chemistry: Principals and Applications or Chemistry for the Natural Sciences; or Molecular Chemistry), and who subsequently enrols in no less than 9 units of second year chemistry subjects within the degree of Bachelor of Science or the degree of Bachelor of Applied Science.

Value of the prize: $200.00

Mathematics prizes

First Year Mathematics Prize

Awarded to the student, enrolled in any course, who, in the opinion of the College, has the best overall result in first year mathematics subjects. The student must have enrolled in at least two first year mathematics subjects (excluding MA1020) or, in the case of a student in their first year at university, enrolment in a second year subject may be considered in place of one first year subject.

Value of the prize: $250.00

Second Year Mathematics Prize

Awarded to the student, enrolled in any course, who, in the opinion of the College, has the best overall result in second year mathematics subjects. The student must have enrolled in at least two second year mathematics subjects.

Value of the prize: $250.00

Third Year Mathematics Prize

Awarded to the student, enrolled in any course, who, in the opinion of the College, has the best overall result in third year mathematics subjects. The student must have enrolled in at least two third year mathematics subjects.

Value of the prize: $250.00

John Ridd Prize in Mathematics

Awarded to the Cairns student who has the best first year mathematics results achieved in the subjects MA1000 and MA1003 or MA1000 and MA1721. The student needs to have done MA1000 and at least one of MA1003 and MA1721 and their average mark is used as the basis.

Value of the prize: $300.00

Physics prizes

First Year Physics Prize

Awarded to the student, enrolled in any course, who, in the opinion of the College, has the best overall result in first year physics subjects. The student must have enrolled in at least two first year physics subjects (excluding PH1001) or, in the case of a student in their first year at university, enrolment in a second year subject may be considered in place of one first year subject.

Value of the prize: $250.00

Third Year Physics Prize

Awarded to the student, enrolled in any course, who, in the opinion of the College, has the best overall result in third year physics subjects. The student must have enrolled in at least two third year physics subjects.

Value of the prize: $250.00


Find out more about prizes at JCU, and for a list of latest winners, at JCU Prizes.