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What will I learn?

Overview

The Master of Engineering by research program is designed primarily as training in a program of advanced study and research. The candidate learns the fundamentals of research and acquires new techniques. The program may include formal coursework which is normally intended to prepare the candidate for work on the thesis. The candidate must undertake an original investigation but this would normally be more limited in scope and degree of originality than is required for a doctorate. Although originality is to be encouraged as much as possible, the work will be closely supervised in the early problem formulation stages and whenever a new technique is being used.

Program structure

The Master of Engineering by research program requires a minimum three academic semesters (i.e. 1.5 years) of full-time study and the preparation of a thesis. The length of a Master by research thesis normally should not exceed 60,000 words of text.

Which department am I in?

UNSW Canberra

CRICOS

085777C

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$36,960.00 (US$ 25,935) per year

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

Start date

13 December 2021, 14 February 2022, 30 May 2022, 12 September 2022

Venue

Canberra Campus

Australian Defence Force Academy,

Northcott Drive,

CANBERRA,

Australian Capital Territory,

2600, CANBERRA, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For stream A: Students must have Honours Bachelor degree or Graduate Diploma in a relevant discipline with a record of academic achievement equivalent to a UNSW credit average of 65%; Bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) in a relevant discipline with a record of academic achievement equivalent to a UNSW credit average of 65%, plus one year relevant professional experience. For stream B: Students must have Bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) in a relevant discipline with a record of academic achievement equivalent to a UNSW credit average of 65%; Bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) in any discipline with a record of academic achievement equivalent to a UNSW credit average of 65%, plus one year relevant professional experience. Students from a non-211 university in China are now required to have a record of academic achievement equivalent to a UNSW distinction average (75%).

For international students

A candidate for the degree shall have been awarded at a standard not below Honours Class 2 an appropriate degree of Bachelor from The University of New South Wales or a qualification considered equivalent from another university or tertiary institution.

In exceptional cases an applicant who submits evidence of such other academic and/or professional qualifications as may be approved by the Committee may be permitted to enrol for the degree.

If the Committee is not satisfied with the qualifications submitted by an applicant the Committee may require the applicant, before being permitted to enrol, to undergo such examination or carry out such work as the Committee may prescribe.

English Language Requirements:

IELTS: 6.5 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest); TOEFL IBT (Internet Based): 90 overall (min. 23 in writing, 22 in reading, listening and speaking); Pearson (PTE - Academic): 64 overall (min. 54 in each subtest); C1 Advanced Cambridge: 176 overall (min. 169 in each subtest); C2 Proficiency Cambridge: 180 overall (min. 180 in each subtest); UNSW Global University English Entry Course (UEEC): Successful completion with a minimum overall grade of C+ and a minimum grade of C in the writing component.

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

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