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What will I learn?

This research program provides for advanced-level research in electrical, electronic, computer, communication, civil, chemical, and mechanical or mechatronic engineering.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Apply and defend innovative practice to generate and evaluate abstract ideas which contribute to problem solving or the advancement of professional knowledge and/or practice.
  • Communicate engineering discipline knowledge and research results, in writing and orally using plain English and making a sustained argument to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  • Critically consider and apply emergent practice principles, including sustainability and global perspectives, relevant to engineering.
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of research principles and methods through the review and analysis of existing research relevant to work and learning in the engineering discipline.
  • Demonstrate and reflect on cross-cultural awareness, including indigenous cultural competence as it applies to research design, research methods and/or professional practice in engineering.
  • Demonstrate specialist knowledge and understanding of theory, practice and recent developments in engineering.
  • Demonstrate the ability to collaborate and work in team settings, relevant to research or work-integrated projects to produce measurable outcomes.
  • Design, plan, apply and evaluate a substantial piece of research, with accountability, which contributes to theory and/or practice in engineering.
  • Independently integrate theoretical and technical knowledge to contribute to the development of theory, understanding and practice in engineering.
  • Investigate analyze and synthesize complex concepts and problems in engineering through the application of advanced technology, physical and numerical modelling and simulation.
  • Reflect critically on theory and its application to engineering.

Course structure

Students are required to continue re-enrolling in the thesis component of their study until the thesis is submitted for examination.

Which department am I in?

School of Engineering

CRICOS

094280J

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$33,050.00 (US$ 24,675) per year
Estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $33,050

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

Application deadline

Expected June 2022

More details

Start date

14 February 2022

Venue

Edith Cowan University (ECU)

Joondalup Campus,

270 Joondalup Drive,

JOONDALUP,

Western Australia,

6027, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

All applicants are required to have a four year Bachelor degree in engineering with a minimum course average of 65%, with equivalents considered, Academic admission requirements (Band 8) may be satisfied through completion of one of the following: Bachelor degree in a cognate discipline; Where accepted, equivalent prior learning, including at least five years relevant professional experience.

For international students

All applicants are required to have a four year Bachelor degree in engineering with a minimum course average of 65%, with equivalents considered.

Academic admission requirements (Band 8) may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

  • Bachelor degree in a cognate discipline; or
  • Where accepted, equivalent prior learning, including at least five years relevant professional experience.

English competency requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

  • Academic IELTS: An overall band score of 6.5, with no individual band less than 6.0;
  • Pearson English Test (PTE) Academic - PTE Academic 58, with no score less than 50 for postgraduate standard entry courses.
  • TOEFL iBT - Minimum score of 573, including Test of Written English of 5.0 or better.
  • TOEFL - Minimum score of 84, with no individual score less than 17.

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

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About Edith Cowan University (ECU)

Edith Cowan University is in the top 2.5% of world universities in the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

  • Among world’s top 100 best young universities (THE)
  • Offers a range of industry-relevant programmes
  • World-class research profile
  • Enjoys broad industry connections