Luca Belgiorno-Nettis Engineering Scholarship


$7,500 per year for the duration of degree


New or continuing students


Any undergraduate Engineering degree


Applicants must:

  • be Australian citizens or permanent residents
  • be commencing study or currently enrolled full-time in any year of the undergraduate Engineering degree
  • demonstrate financial or other hardship, based on Opportunity and Equity Criteria (opens in a new window), including students who are first in their family to attend university

Dr Belgiorno-Nettis

Dr Belgiorno-Nettis is Executive Director of Transfield Holdings and many of its subsidiary companies, as well as a director of Transfield Pty. Ltd. He is the founder of the newDemocracy Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation focused on political reform.

Dr Belgiorno-Nettis has held senior management positions within Transfield Pty Ltd, including Associate Managing Director from 1999 to 2007, Regional Director Asia from 1991 to 1999 and Sabemo Development Director from 1988 to 1989. Dr Belgiorno-Nettis holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of New South Wales, and a Graduate Diploma in Urban Estate Management from the University of Technology, Sydney. He also holds a number of positions on not-for-profit boards and committees, including as Chairman of the Australian International Cultural Committee, the University Art Committee at the University of Technology, Sydney, and for the past 14 years, was the Chair of the Sydney Biennale. He is a Decade Club Patron of the "Sculpture by the Sea" exhibition, and with his family is a major donor to the Art Gallery of NSW. In 2007, he was awarded the Chancellor's Award for Excellence at the University of Technology, Sydney for his contribution to Sydney's culture.

Application and Selection Process

Applicants must provide a statement in support of their application indicating how they believe the receipt of the scholarship will assist them with their studies and in their future career. This statement should give a sufficient explanation of the applicant's background and current circumstances to enable the University to judge their eligibility, need and merit.

Successful applicants will be selected based on their written application, academic potential, their ability to meet the criteria and, where appropriate, performance in an interview before a selection panel.