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What will I learn?

The Master of Research degree comprises research and research training, requiring students to complete 96 credit points of subjects. The first year comprises 48cp of research training and coursework while the second year comprises a 48cp thesis, which is assessed by two external examiners. Academic Units may award credit for the research training and coursework component and will determine the appropriate entry point.

The following specialisations are available in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences: Computer Science; Information Technology; Electrical Engineering; Computer Engineering; Telecommunications Engineering; Civil Engineering; Environmental Engineering; Materials Engineering; Mechatronic Engineering; Mechanical Engineering, Mining Engineering; Mathematics; Applied Statistics; Physics; Medical Radiation Physics.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences



Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$40,032.00 (21,78,020) per year
AUD $80,064 for the entire course; AUD $20,016 Session fees

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

Application deadline

Expected June 2022

More details

Start date

25 July 2022, 27 February 2023, 24 July 2023


University of Wollongong

Northfields Avenue,


New South Wales,

2522, WOLLONGONG, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Higher, coursework Masters with GPA of 2.8 out of 4

For international students

Applicants must have a Bachelor or Masters coursework degree from a recognised tertiary institution with a minimum Credit average (65% or a GPA 3.0 out of 4.0).

The Head of Postgraduate Studies for the relevant unit will approve entry into the Master of Research, based on academic results and relevant experience.


All applicants for the Master of Research must submit a written (preferably typed) proposal as part of their application. This proposal should:

contain, in no more than one page, a clear description of the discipline area or project topic you wish to study in/undertake for the Master of Research 48cp thesis; 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.


About University of Wollongong

The University of Wollongong has an exceptional record of getting graduates job-ready and enjoys an excellent international reputation for teaching.

  • Ranked among the top 1% for graduate quality
  • Offers a range of exchanges, scholarships and bursaries
  • Provides students top-class sporting facilities
  • Annually welcomes almost 6000 international students