Scholarships

HELPING YOUNG PROFESSIONALS TO ACHIEVE A HIGHER LEVEL OF EDUCATION

ITACET Training session, WTC14, Iguassu BrasilThe ITACET Foundation aims to aid young professionals to achieve a higher level of education in the field of tunnelling and underground space use.

The Foundation uses its financial and organizational means to help organize continuing education actions and sponsor young professionals by granting scholarships to follow ITA-AITES endorsed Master's courses or training sessions.

 
Scholarships for ITA-AITES endorsed Master's degrees

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA Read our criteria for granting scholarship to ITA-AITES endorsed master courses ( includes application form) >>

In May 2011, following a decision of its Council, the Foundation started its sponsorship programme.

This programme aims to provide financial help to young engineers from emerging countries, so that they may follow one of the ITA-AITES endorsed post-graduate courses.

 

Post-Graduate Courses endorsed by ITA

 

Specialized Master's in Tunnelling and Tunnel Boring Machines - Politecnico di Torino - Italy

Email: master.universitari@polito.it
Web: Click here
Flyer: _MAS Tunnelling Turin .pdf

 

MSc in Tunnelling and Underground Space – Warwick University - UK

Email: eng-pgadmissions@warwick.ac.uk
Web: www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/eng/study/pg/degree/msc/tus/
Brochure: MSc WarwickTunnelling Underground Space.pdf

 

Specialized Master's in Tunnelling and Underground Space - INSA / ENTPE - France

List of professional theses 2013-2014.pdf
Email: sefdi@insa-lyon.fr
Web: http://www.insa-lyon.fr/fr/mastere-ouvrages-souterrains/

 

Master's in Tunnels and Underground Works – AETOS Madrid - Spain

Email: master@aetos.es
Web: http://www.aetos.es/master-programa-tuneles-y-obras-subterraneas-aetos

 

On-line certificate in tunnelling - University of Colorado, Boulder - USA

E-mail: fulvio@tononeng.com
Web: http://beboulderanywhere.colorado.edu/craft-your-own-study/certificates/tunnel-engineering

     

    ACHIEVEMENTS

    We are proud to introduce the young professionals that the Foundation has sonspored up to now:

    Priscilla Antoniazza Campos (Brasil) 2017 - 2018
    Specialized Master's in Tunnels and Underground Works - ENTPE / INSA - France

    John Paul Ramirez Santa (Colombia) 2017 - 2018
    MSc in Tunnelling and Underground Space - Warwick University - UK

    Erik Riva Valverde 2016 - 2017
    MSc in Tunnelling and Underground Space - Warwick University - UK

    Alfredo Vasquez (Ecuador) 2016 - 2017
    Specialized Master's in Tunnels and Underground Works - ENTPE / INSA - France

    Rodrigo Winderholler (Argentina)  2015 - 2016
    Master's in Tunneling and Tunnel Boring Machines - Politecnico di Torino - Italy

    Sandeep Singh Nirmal (India) 2014 - 2015
    MSc in Tunnelling and Underground Space – Warwick University - UK

    Annick Ettien. 2013 - 2014
    Joint INSA / ENTPE MAS on "Tunnels et ouvrages souterrains" in Lyon.
    Read our short news published in the ITACET Foundation Newsletter #20 >>

    Senthilnath Govindaraju Thangavelu (India) 2013 - 2014
    Specialized Master's in Tunnelling and Tunnel Boring Machines  - Politecnico di Torino
    Read his blog “Geotech and Tunnel Engineering , Experiences & Excerpts; Ideas & Impressions; Reviews & Ramblings of a Civil Engineer “//geo-technical.blogspot.it

    Murat Balatan. (Turkey) 2012 - 2013
    Joint INSA / ENTPE MAS on "Tunnels et ouvrages souterrains" in Lyon.

    Santosh Kumar Yadav (Nepal) 2012 - 2013
    Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) on Tunnelling at EPFL Lausanne.

    Nguyen Manh Ha (Vietnam) 2012 - 2013
    Joint INSA / ENTPE MAS on "Tunnels et ouvrages souterrains" in Lyon.

    Maharani Farida (Indonesia) 2011- 2012
    Specialized Masters in Tunnelling and Tunnel Boring Machines in Politecnico di Torino

     

    TESTIMONIAL

    Senthilnath Govindaraju Thangavelu received a scholarship from the ITACET Foundation in 2013 in order to follow the Specialized Master's in Tunnelling and Tunnel Boring Machines at the Politecnico di Torino in Italy:

    "In retrospect, quitting a job after 5 years of work experience to pursue a specialized course in the field of tunnelling was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Our course coordinator (Prof. Daniele Peila) made sure that people from different backgrounds (with various levels of experience as well as with various expertise) were able to adapt to the curriculum. The first term was developed in a way to ensure that all students were equally familiar with the tunnelling terms and techniques. Second and third terms dealt with advance and niche topics within tunnelling. The programme combined university lectures with expert lectures from construction companies, machine manufacturers, design firms and industry professionals to provide multidisciplinary knowledge. During the course we had the opportunity to visit TBM manufacturing plants and construction sites for the practical exposure of the theories discussed. The programme concluded with a thesis to be completed during our internship at a construction site. The aspect I really enjoyed about the course work was the case studies of the famous, successful, innovative as well as unsuccessful tunnelling works around the world. This gave us an eye for detail and a sense of responsibility in what we are trained to do.

    It was of course not “all work and no play”. During the stay in Turin, we had the opportunity to enjoy Italian cuisine and appreciate the rich Italian culture and heritage.

    It has been more than 2 years since I completed my course and I can confidently say that the course has honed my skills and improved my understanding of complex underground infrastructure issues".

    About the Grant recipient:

    Senthil Nath G T completed his thesis on the topic “Face stability of Closed TBMs in Urban Tunnels”. He is currently working as a senior tunnel engineer with Geoconsult in Singapore. He was finalist for ITA Awards 2016 under the category “Young Tunneller of the Year” and winner of the NCE Tunnelling Awards 2016, UK under the same category.

     

     
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