Master of Philosophy - Civil Engineering (By Research)

Curtin University

This research course develops through the conduct of a supervised research project the ability of a suitably qualified candidate to contribute to the knowledge and practice of engineering. At the completion of the assigned project, the candidate submits a written thesis presenting the results of the work and discussing their significance for the pertinent field of engineering. The thesis is examined according to the University's Regulations for the Degree of Master (by Research). It is a requirement that two-thirds of this course is undertaken by research and only one-third by coursework. Students should not enrol in this research course to receive a related Postgraduate Diploma but rather have undertaken it as a requisite for admission.

Course Fee:


International: $79,000

Entry Requirements:

Specifically, applicants require a recognised bachelor of engineering degree at honours level. Applications will be considered from other well qualified graduates who are able to present acceptable evidence of their ability to undertake research projects. In such cases, admission may be subject to successful completion of a prescribed qualifying program.

Structure:

The course has a Thesis Research core unit. The topic for the research project is assigned to the candidate after consultation with the Head of Department. Students who are admitted subject to successful completion of a qualifying program will enrol in one or both of the Masters Qualifying Program units and undertake a specified program of study. On successful completion, students will qualify to proceed with the formal masters program. Failure to attain a satisfactory standard in the qualifying units will render a student ineligible for re-enrolment in the master program.

Subjects you can Study:

Engineering-civil

Study Pathways:

Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au.

Further information:

Curtin Course Code: MR-CVENGR.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00301J

Related Careers:

Civil Engineer,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bentley (main campus) No info No Online 2 years
Bentley (main campus) No info No Full time 2 years
Bentley (main campus) No info No Part time 4 years

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