The University of Melbourne

Master of Philosophy - Engineering (By Research)

The University of Melbourne

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00116K

This is a research-only program in any of the engineering disciplines offered by the Melbourne School of Engineering including Biomedical Engineering; Chemical Engineering; Computing and Information Systems; Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Infrastructure Engineering; Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics.

Designed for

Students wishing to deepen knowledge in a chosen field of engineering, by managing a research project characterised by originality and independence


2 years full time / 4 years part time.


  • Computer science
  • Information systems
  • Information technology
  • Engineering-chemical
  • Engineering-biochemical
  • Engineering-biomedical
  • Engineering-civil
  • Engineering-electrical and electronic
  • Engineering-environmental
  • Engineering-geomatic
  • Engineering-mechanical
  • Engineering-spatial
  • Engineering-structural
  • Engineering-mechatronics
  • Engineering-software
  • Engineering-materials

Standard entry requirements

  • A 4-year bachelors degree or masters degree in a relevant discipline with a substantial research component equivalent to at least 25% of 1 year of full-time study, with a minimum weighted average of 75% in final year subjects
  • A research proposal, referee reports and the endorsement of a supervisor.

Study pathways

May lead to PhD study.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Parkville Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Parkville.

Most domestic graduate research students are offered a Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset Scholarship, which is funded by the Australian Government.

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