PhD and Masters by Research degrees

PhD and Masters by Research degrees

Are you driven to pursue a passion in a world-class research environment?

Do you want to take your knowledge to new heights and expand your career options?

Seeking an opportunity to impact the world?

Monash Engineering’s graduate research degrees give you an opportunity to conduct research that is transforming the future. Take this opportunity to make an impact and solve real world issues in a stimulating, supportive environment in areas such as climate change, transport congestion, water supply security, sustainable energy, artificial intelligence, robotics and more.

We are committed to training the next generation of research leaders and have over 1,000 graduate research students engaged in our areas of expertise.

PhD and Masters by Research scholarship opportunities are currently available with leading engineering researchers who are involved in pioneering research across 32 different research themes.

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Graduate research scholarships are now open for international students. Applications close 31 August

How to apply

Domestic student?
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Expand your career options

We recruit the best talent for our graduate research programs and prepare students for rewarding careers with a mindset geared towards calculated risk-taking, multi-disciplinary engagement, entrepreneurship and ethical practice. A graduate research degree opens doors not just in industry and academia but also in roles outside your research area.

On completion of your graduate research degree, you’ll become an expert in your research field and also obtain diverse transferable skills. These skills, such as leadership, project management, data analytics e-learning and digital processing are highly desired by other professions.

A team of Monash University PhD students and researchers from Chemical Engineering, Material Science and Engineering and BioPRIA have developed a new rapid #COVID19 test that could help health authorities with contact tracing to limit community spread. Read about the world-first research.
Check out the video from our PhD students about their involvement in the COVID19 Diagnostics Taskforce project

Be mentored by an expert supervisor

At the core of your graduate research degree is the relationship with your supervisors. We ensure that you are mentored by at least two actively engaged researchers who are leaders in their field. Our research supervisors are at the heart of everything we do. They welcome those who question the answers, strive for excellence, and are committed to solving the greatest challenges of the age.

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"Receiving a full scholarship allowed me to fully focus and dedicate my time to my research. I was very lucky to work under the supervision of Prof. Adrian Neild who highly motivated and supported me during my PhD research, focusing on the manipulation of fluid and suspended particles at the microscale, using surface acoustic waves. The applications of my research span a broad range including tissue engineering, cell sorting, and biomedical diagnostics.”
Mechanical Engineering PhD

Choose the graduate research degree right for you

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
3-4 years full-time

Offers you a stimulating, supportive and professional environment in which to explore engineering challenges and develop solutions for the future. The Monash Doctoral Program is a PhD for the 21st century. The program consists of extensive, independent research of a topic formulated in consultation with academic staff.

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Master of Engineering Science (Research)
2 years full-time

During your candidature you’ll develop profound specialised knowledge and skills in a chosen research area that enables you to address national issues and global needs, and improve the way of life in the communities they serve. The degree involves the independent investigation of a research problem under the supervision of a team of leading researchers.

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Apply in 5 simple steps

Step 1 Check your eligibility
Step 2 Find a supervisor
Step 3 Submit an expression of interest
Step 4 Obtain an invitation to apply
Step 5 Apply

For more information and to find out how to apply for a PhD or Masters by Research

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