What will I learn?

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 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.

Students may be required to attend lectures in relevant topics from time to time throughout the program.

Why choose this course

The Engineering Physics Program is innovative in both research and teaching and internationally recognised for work in the following key research areas:

Astronomy and Astrophysics
Medical Radiation Physics and High Energy Physics
Solid State & Semiconductor Physics
Superconductivity

Exciting postgraduate programs are supported by an extensive network in government and industry who work closely to co-supervise postgraduate research projects.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences

CRICOS

078366C

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$39,312.00 (21,04,497) per year
AUD $78,624 for the entire course; Session fee: AUD $19,656

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

Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022

Venue

University of Wollongong

Northfields Avenue,

UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG,

New South Wales,

2522, WOLLONGONG, Australia

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$39,312.00 (21,04,497) per year
AUD $78,624 for the entire course; Session fee: AUD $19,656

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

Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022

Venue

Innovation Campus

Squires Way,

NORTH WOLLONGONG,

New South Wales,

2500, WOLLONGONG, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A three year Bachelor degree (without Honours), but with a distinction average (75%) may also be a suitable entry requirement, if in the same discipline as the proposed program. 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 four year Bachelor (Honours) degree in the same discipline may be granted up to 24cp 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.

For international students

Honours degree with 2nd class Division 2 or higher, coursework Masters with WAM 60+ or GPA of 2.8 out of 4.

Candidates with a Coursework Masters degree or a 4-year Bachelor Honours degree in the same discipline may be granted up to 24 credit points of advanced standing for the coursework component of the Master 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.

English Requirements

IELTS Academic Overall Score of 6.5, reading 6.0, writing 6.0, listening 6.0, speaking 6.0; TOEFL (Internet-based) score of 86, reading 18, writing 18, listening 17, speaking 17; PTE Academic overall score of 62 All bands 54

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

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