Master of Engineering Science (By Research)

Monash University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00008C

Enrolment in a masters by research degree involves the independent investigation of a research problem that has been formulated by the student. It is expected that the research undertaken will make a contribution to the discipline in which you are enrolled by applying, critiquing, analysing or interpreting that knowledge in ways that facilitate pathways for further learning. Students are supported in your research by a supervisory team.

Designed for

Recent graduates or graduates employed in industry who wish to substantially enhance research skills


Candidates are required to write a major thesis in one of the areas of specialisation. The thesis must represent a significant contribution to the knowledge and understanding of the discipline concerned and should demonstrate the capacity to carry out independent research.


  • Chemical engineering
  • Civil engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Materials engineering
  • Mechanical engineering

Standard entry requirements

All applicants must be able to demonstrate a capacity to carry out independent research and have adequate training and ability to pursue the proposed course of study. Bachelor of Engineering with honours I, 2A or 2B

Study pathways

On successful completion of the first 12 months of the Master of Engineering Science (Research), students may apply to transfer to the PhD program. Upon successful transfer to PhD candidature, the 12 months of Master of Engineering Science (Research) is credited to the total PhD study time.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Clayton International: $92,000 Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 2 years

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