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Speed Limits For Powered Mobility Devices (Powered Wheelchairs and Electric Mobility Scooters)

Project Description

The recent Parliamentary inquiry into powered mobility scooters raised concerns over the current speed limit of 12km/hr. What is walking pace? How fast should scooters be able to travel? What are the injuries associated with falls from a scooter travelling at 5 vs 10 Km per hour?

Field of Research: Engineering; Medical and Health Sciences; Built Environment and Design
Keywords: Vehicle speed, Powered wheelchairs
Timeline: January 2020
Degree Level Availability: Either Masters or Doctorate (by negotiation)
Campus Availablity: Adelaide; Bundaberg; Melbourne; Online; By negotiation

How to Apply

Research Higher Degree candidates apply via iStart with an Expression of Interest which asks you to select your course and location, along with providing a brief description of your proposed research topic. Expression of Interest must be submitted by the prospective candidate.

Depending upon the outcome of your Expression of Interest, you may be invited to submit a full application for admission as a research higher degree candidate. The University reserves the right to refuse admission to any applicant.

Application Deadlines

Our Research Higher Degree courses don’t have any deadlines as students can commences these courses at anytime.

Funding Notes

Funding is also provided by CQUniversity to support research higher degree student project costs, and to support national and international conference presentations. This includes:

For masters by research candidates:

- up to $4000 in Candidate Support Funds
- up to $3000 for Candidate Travel Support

For doctoral candidates:

- up to $6000 in Candidate Support Funds
- up to $4500 for Conference Travel Support

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