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What will I learn?

This Masters by Research program sees candidates working with a Principal Supervisor, appointed by the Research Higher Degrees Sub Committee, with the approval of the School. A minimum of 1.5 years and a maximum of 2 years (full-time equivalent), this degree is awarded on the basis of an eternally examined thesis of approximately 40,000 words.

Career opportunities

  • Researcher

Upon completion of this program, you are likely to gain employment in research positions within government or industry.

Pathways/alternate entry

There is provision for transfer from this program into a PhD program with credit for the period spent as a Masters by Research candidate.

Which department am I in?

School of Engineering, IT and Physical Sciences

CRICOS

052879C

Study options

Full Time (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$23,300.00 (12,47,323) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected March, July 2022

Venue

Gippsland Campus (Churchill)

Northways Road,

CHURCHILL,

Victoria,

3842, GIPPSLAND, Australia

Full Time (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$23,300.00 (12,47,323) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected March, July 2022

Venue

Federation University Australia

Mount Helen Campus,

University Drive,

MOUNT HELEN,

Victoria,

3350, BALLARAT, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicant should also have specified minimum grades (or marks) in relevant subjects. A period of work experience, following graduation, may also be required for some professional courses.

For international students

To be eligible for admission as a Candidate for a Masters by research degree a person must: have graduated with or qualified for a four year Honours Bachelor degree, or Degree with Honours, at least second class honours level, that included a dissertation demonstrating the ability to undertake research at Masters level; or hold qualifications and/or have demonstrated skills, experience, research, or publications which are assessed as being at least equivalent to the qualifications above. Applicants who do not meet the requirements will be required to undertake an additional programme of study equivalent to a fourth year of advanced undergraduate study and research in the relevant field.

Applicants from non-English speaking countries must demonstrate English language proficiency (ELP) by achieving at least the minimum score in one of the following formal test of English language proficiency within the last two years: IELTS (International Language Testing System) minimum score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0; TOEFL (American test of English as a Foreign Language) minimum score of 580 plus a TWE (Test of Written English) a score of 5.0; TOEFL computer-based minimum score of 237 plus a minimum score of 22 in writing; TOEFL internet-based minimum score of 92-93 plus a minimum score of 22 in writing; OR Under exceptional circumstances, applying for an exemption from being required to provide an IELTS or TOEFL score based on an exemption request with supporting evidence.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Federation University Australia

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