Research students

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering offers suitably qualified engineering graduates the opportunity to undertake a higher degree in a range of research areas, including:

  • Fluid mechanics and Aerodynamics
  • Bioengineering/nanotechnology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Structures (aerospace, automotive, maritime, rail)
  • Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer Robotics
  • Mechatronics

in one of the following research groups within the Department:

  • Fluids Laboratory for Aeronautical and Industrial Fluid Dynamics (FLAIR)
  • Turbulence Research, Aerospace and Combustion, Laboratory for (LTRAC)
  • Automotive (CRC Advanced Automotive Technology)
  • Composite structures (CRC for Advanced Composite Structures)
  • DSTO Centre of Expertise (Structural Mechanics)
  • Integrated Engineering Asset Management (CIEAM)
  • Maintenance Technology Institute (MTI)
  • Micro/nano solid and fluid mechanics (MNRL)
  • Railway technology (CRC for Rail Technology and IRT)
  • Robotics and Mechatronics Research Laboratory (RMRL)
  • Laboratory for Microstructural Mechanics of Complex Fluids (LMMCF)

Postgraduate research students undertake either a Master of Engineering Science (Research) degree over two years or a Doctor of Philosophy degree over three years.

Research degree requirements and general information

Introductory information for future research students on degree requirements, some of the benefits of postgraduate study and availability of scholarships is set out below:

More detailed course and application information for future local and international students, including how to apply, postgraduate scholarships and recognition of prior learning, can be found on the Faculty of Engineering future Students web pages, on the Monash Research Graduate School web pages and on the Monash International web pages via the `Quick Links' box on the right.