ECSE Higher Degree by Research (Masters and PhD)

ECSE Research

Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering field of research database for Higher Degree by Research (Masters and PhD) applicants

Welcome to the research field database of the Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering at Monash University.

Most of our research students commence initially in the Master of Engineering Science (Research) degree as a pathway to the PhD program. Entry into the Masters program requires a Bachelor of Engineering degree with Honours 1, 2A or 2B from a recognised tertiary institution. Upon successful completion of the first 12 months of the Master of Engineering Science (Research), candidates may upgrade to the PhD, with the first 12 months of candidature being credited to the PhD. Please note we also have direct entry to the PhD program for applicants who meet the academic criteria of completion of a Master of Engineering (Research) from a recognised tertiary institution with a minimum equivalent grade of H2A.

SUPERVISORS: To be considered for entry or scholarships, you need to find a supervisor in our department and agree on a research project. The database below provides you the names of academic staff in our department in the areas listed there. You must contact these academic staff members and agree on a research project before formally applying for candidature at Monash University.

Please click here for the ECSE Research Field Database

How to Apply


Application scholarship information

Monash has introduced a new online applications system for both candidature and scholarships. Once you have contacted the Department and have had contact with an appropriate supervisor about your proposed research please go to: to lodge your online application. Admission into the program will depend on the availability of appropriate supervision and facilities for your proposed field of research.

Scholarships available

Please go to scholarships for description of available scholarships you may be entitled to apply for.

English language requirements

If you are an International student or English is not your first language and you have completed your qualifying studies overseas you will also need to meet the English language requirements for entry to Monash University.

  • IELTS - (Academic) achieving a minimum overall score of 6.5 and a score of at least 6 is required for each individual band.
  • TOEFL - achieving a minimum score of 577 with a TWE (Test of Written English) score of 5. Scores must be available for both TOEFL and TWE.
  • Computer based TOEFL - achieving a minimum score of 233 with an Essay Rating (ER) score of 5.
  • Internet based TOEFL - achieving a minimum score of 91 together with a minimum score of 25 in the written test and a minimum of 22 in each of the reading, speaking and listening tests.

Successful completion of a course of tertiary studies of at least two years duration, requiring formal assessment of written work in an English speaking country together with (at the University's discretion) documentary evidence of recent diagnostic testing where the English requirements specified above are met. A letter from the relevant tertiary institution will be required as documentary evidence). Please note that the definition of English speaking country is one where English is the first language.

Further information

If you need further information, please contact the Director of Research Training ECSE, Associate Professor Malin Premaratne or the Postgraduate Coordinator Ros Rimington.