Why Monash Engineering for graduate research?

Monash Engineering is a leading global centre for research consistently placing highly in international ranking lists. We engage with industry and other world leading institutes to carry out pioneering research that benefits society and changes the world around us. Our world-class researchers are driven by a passion and commitment to leaving a more sustainable legacy for future generations.

We are committed to training the next generation of research leaders through our graduate research degrees. Our students have the opportunity to make an impact and solve real world issues in a stimulating, supportive environment with access to cutting edge facilities.

Research supervision excellence

Each graduate research student will study under the guidance and supervision of world-renown academics with expert knowledge in their area of research. All Monash supervisors are accredited and are given continuous professional development opportunities to make sure our students receive the support needed.

International networks

Monash Engineering has strong connections across the globe with institutional and industry partners spanning Asia, Europe and North America. Our graduate research students will enter a research environment that engages with collaborators outside the university and beyond Australia.

Students have the opportunity to travel internationally to present their research, network and conduct research collaboratively with other esteemed institutions. Monash and the faculty provides a number of schemes and awards to ensure our students have the opportunity to do this.

Transferable skills for the modern workplace

Our graduate research students leave Monash with not only valuable specialist expertise but also a range of transferable skills that can be applied to a broad range of areas in and outside of academia. These include:

  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Project management expertise
  • Presentation and networking capability
  • Communication and interview aptitude
  • Resilience and ability to manage outcomes

These are the skills that have led Monash Engineering graduate research alumni to become research and engineering leaders across the world in industry and academia.

Engineering doctoral program

Students enrolled in the PhD will undertake the Engineering Doctoral Program. This involves modules on academic integrity and research conduct. Students also take two coursework units that enhance their technical knowledge and can either deepen expertise in their research area or broaden understanding of areas outside of their topic.

Students also have available to them a range of professional development activities that assist in the soft skills required for researchers during their degree and in their professional life beyond.