Master of Philosophy - Engineering (By Research)

University of Wollongong

The Master of Philosophy comprises 24 credit points of coursework and a?72 credit points' thesis. Academic units may award advanced standing for the coursework component of the degree and will determine the appropriate entry point. This is a program of specialised research training. The thesis is examined by two examiners with no more than one being internal. Visit UOW's Research and Innovation website for information regarding the University's research activity, research strengths, scholarships?and services. For specific information relating to research being undertaken within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences, visit the Faculty's?research pages.

Course Fee:

International: $76,992

Entry Requirements:

Honours degree with 2nd class Division 2 or higher, coursework Masters with WAM 60+ or GPA of 2.8 out of 4. Research related and professional experience will also be considered when assessing qualifications. The Head of Postgraduate Studies for the relevant unit will approve entry into the Master of Philosophy based on academic results, research and professional experience. Candidates with a coursework Masters degree or a 4-year Bachelor Honours degree in the same discipline may be granted up to 24credit points of advanced standing for the coursework component of the Masters of Philosophy. Special Admission Requirements All applicants for research degrees must submit a written (preferably typed) proposal as part of their application. This proposal should: commence with a statement detailing any previous research or project experience you have undertaken, including if possible a copy of the abstract of such work; contain, in no more than one additional page, a clearly focussed research proposal for the study you would wish to undertake throughout your registration in the course; and conclude with a statement of your motivation for wanting to undertake the research course. Students are advised to make contact with a potential supervisor to discuss their project prior to applying for admission.


24 credit points of coursework and a 72 credit point thesis. Students may be required to attend lectures on relevant topics from time to time throughout the program.

Subjects you can Study:

Engineering-civil; Engineering-environmental; Engineering-mining; Engineering-materials; Engineering-mechanical; engineering-mechatronic

Study Pathways:

Advanced standing may be awarded for the coursework component of the degree.

Further information:

Wollongong has a distinguished engineering research reputation, particularly in collaboration with industry, both in Australia and internationally. This world-class research has led to the creation of a number of Centres of Excellence, which has attracted a critical mass of researchers engaged in significant, well-funded projects with superior equipment infrastructure. This concentration of high-quality research has ensured that Engineering at UOW?is part of the Go8 - Group of Eight & Associates, the top research faculties in Australia. Engineering research is supported by well-equipped laboratories and workshops and a highly skilled team of support staff. There is a major off-campus facility for large scale projects and pilot plant development. The use of resources by external collaborators from industry is encouraged and enquiries are invited. PhD scholars have significant freedom in their choice of project and the way the research is conducted and so such studies provide a significant opportunity to make an original contribution to the core of engineering knowledge. Even to those who eventually intend to become managers of engineering enterprises, the skills in problem-solving, the ingenuity of experimentation and the critical analysis of results, all of which are acquired in a research degree, are immensely valuable.

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Wollongong No info Yes Part time 4 years
Wollongong No info Yes Full time 2 years
Innovation Campus No info No Part time 4 years
Innovation Campus No info No Full time 2 years
The University of Wollongong (UOW) has earned a place among the top 20 modern universities in the world through world-class research and teaching. With an international network of campuses and regional learning centres, UOW consistently rates among the top Australian universities in key areas, including graduate satisfaction and starting salaries.par par UOW offers 450 degree programs across all levels of study (undergraduate and postgraduate coursework and research), as well as English language and academic bridging programs through UOW College. The University currently has 36,180 students enrolled in its onshore and offshore campuses, including 15,820 international students.

The University's commitment to students is evident in UOW graduates, who are recognised for their capability, quality and success in the global workplace. UOW continues to focus on offering personalised experiences and outstanding learning environments.

The city of Wollongong is located just 90 minutes south of Sydney - close enough to be within the daily reach of the Sydney central business district, but without the rush and expense of a big city. Wollongong is the primary city of the Illawarra region of New South Wales, and is Australia's ninth-largest city. More than 295,500 people live in the region. There are very strong support networks for international students and their families to help settle into life in Wollongong.

The UOW Wollongong campus lies between tree-covered mountains and the broad, blue waters of the Pacific Ocean offering students the perfect Australian lifestyle. It's an ideal learning environment that helps students get the most out of their studies. With its parkland setting and extensive learning and recreational facilities, the campus is arguably the most beautiful university campus in Australia. And the UOW Innovation Campus - an award winning, world-class research and commercial precinct developed by UOW - is located less than 10 minutes away.

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