University of Technology Sydney

C03017v8 Master of Engineering (Research)

Award(s): Master of Engineering (Research) (ME(Res))
CRICOS code: 009468B
Course EFTSL: 2
Location: City campus

Overview
Career options
Admission requirements
Inherent requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Other information

Overview

This degree may be awarded to candidates who have completed an individual program of supervised work and submitted a thesis embodying the results. Topics which involve close cooperation with industry are strongly encouraged, and a majority of current candidates are engaged in topics which are actively supported by their employers.

This degree provides practising engineers with an opportunity to pursue, in depth, the solution of an engineering problem which requires individual effort beyond the scope of a bachelor's degree. In keeping with the faculty's overall policies, the accent is on applied research and development work, although basic research proposals are also welcomed and supported.

Career options

Career options include positions in universities and other institutions undertaking research or other academic work, including teaching. Opportunities involving research and development also exist with national and international firms.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate research studies.

It is a requirement that the bachelor's degree (or equivalent) be in engineering. Before submitting a formal application for admission, applicants should seek the approval of a potential supervisor for their proposed research work.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64 with a writing score of 50; or C1A/C2P: 176-184 with a writing score of 169.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Inherent requirements

Inherent requirements are academic and non-academic requirements that are essential to the successful completion of a course. For more information about inherent requirements and where prospective and current students can get assistance and advice regarding these, see the UTS Inherent requirements page.

Prospective and current students should carefully read the Inherent Requirements Statement below and consider whether they might experience challenges in successfully completing this course.

UTS will make reasonable adjustments to teaching and learning, assessment, professional experiences, course related work experience and other course activities to facilitate maximum participation by students with disabilities, carer responsibilities, and religious or cultural obligations in their courses.

For course specific information see the Faculty of Engineering & Information Technology Inherent (Essential) Requirements Statement.

Course duration and attendance

The maximum course duration is two years of full-time or four years of part-time study.

Candidates may commence their studies from January or July in any given year and the work may be carried out either using faculty facilities or in an industrial location. Candidates who are specially qualified in the relevant discipline may be allowed to complete the program in less than the maximum time.

Course structure

The Master of Engineering is undertaken by candidates who complete a thesis on a topic of their choice, which has been approved by the university. The thesis must make a distinct contribution to knowledge in the area covered. Its contents may report the results of an original investigation or review, or criticise some aspect of engineering knowledge, or present an engineering design or solution involving the application of new or known techniques to an engineering problem of significance. There is a formal assessment of progress at the end of the first two sessions for both full-time and part-time candidates, in accordance with University Rule 11.13.

Course completion requirements

49776 Master of Engineering Thesis 
STM91916 Research Preparation 

Other information

Further information is available from:

Graduate Research School

FEIT Research and Development Office
telephone +61 2 9514 2686
email feit.hdr@uts.edu.au