Master of Engineering Science (Research)
This Monash Malaysia degree is a truly global research qualification that will give you the grounding to delve deeply into engineering challenges and develop solutions for the future. During your candidature, you will develop specialised knowledge and skills in your chosen area that will enable you to address national issues and global needs, and improve the way of life in local communities.
Enrolment in a master's by research degree involves the independent investigation of a research problem that has been formulated by you as the student. It is expected that the research you undertake will make a contribution to the discipline in which you are enrolled by applying, critiquing, analysing or interpreting that knowledge in ways that facilitate pathways for further learning. You will be supported in your research by a supervisory team.
Areas of study
Candidates must write a major thesis in one of these areas of study:
- Chemical engineering
- Electrical and computer systems engineering
- Mechanical engineering
- Mechatronics engineering.
Prospective students should talk to potential supervisors in the School of Engineering about possible research topics. Although not essential, most people embarking on a research degree already have a preference for a particular area of research, arising from personal interests.
As a Monash engineering research graduate, the national and international career possibilities are not only exciting but also diverse. Our graduates work in field such as:
- Building and construction
- Computer programming
- Food processing
- Industrial electronics
- Power generation
- Sustainable technologies
Conditions of enrolment
You will be required to complete:
- Monash Graduate Research Induction (online)
- Research Integrity (online)
- Any faculty or program induction requirements
As a student of the university, you will be required to abide by all relevant statutes, regulations, policies and procedures. This includes maintaining satisfactory progress via regular milestone reviews in accordance with the Graduate Research Progress Management policy and procedures, ensuring you are undertaking research of an appropriate quality and scale as required by your course. You should refer to the University's current statutes and the University Policy Bank for links to relevant policies, procedures and guidelines.
- This course consists of a research and thesis component.
Areas of research
Research in the Department of Chemical Engineering falls into four major areas:
- Energy, fuels, biorefining and sustainable processing
- Biotechnology, food and pharmaceutical engineering
- Functional nanomaterials
- Surface and colloidal science and molecular rheology
The department has internationally recognised research strengths in the areas of biofuels, bioprocessing and biomaterials, colloid and interface science, combustion and gasification, corrosion, food and pharmaceutical engineering, green chemicals, nanotechnology; mesoporous materials and membranes; powder technology, reaction engineering, rheology and sustainable processing.
- Mining engineering, geomechanics, structural engineering, transport and traffic engineering, water resources and environmental engineering.
Electrical and computer systems engineering
- Computer systems and software engineering, control engineering,electronics, telecommunications engineering, electrical power systems,bio-optics, biomedical engineering, plasmonics, nanophotonics, optical physics and robotics.
- Engineering light alloys, advanced polymer science and engineering, biomaterials and tissue engineering, electronic and magnetic materials, thermo-mechanical processing, corrosion, nanomaterials, materials characterisation, modelling and simulation of processes and properties, structural and functional ceramics.
- Aerodynamics, fluid mechanics, turbulence, structural mechanics, aerospace engineering, composites, heat transfer, micro/nano fluid and solid mechanics, biological engineering, robotics, mechatronics, railway engineering and maintenance engineering.
You must, in consultation with and under the direct supervision of a member/s of the academic staff:
1. Carry out a program of research on an agreed topic approved by the faculty in your chosen discipline for a specified period, including attending and/or presenting at seminars and other related activities as indicated by the faculty
2. Submit for assessment a thesis of not more than 50,000 words on the program of research which meets the requirements of the examiners. Submission of a thesis including published works may be permitted
- To enter Monash University, students must satisfy particular academic, English language and age requirements.
- To apply for the Master of Engineering Science (Research), you must have completed a four-year Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Science (Honours) from a recognised tertiary institution with a minimum grade that is equivalent to H2B.
English language requirements
Sound English language skills are required for all academic programs at Monash. You can demonstrate your English language proficiency through one of the following:
- Studying English at Year 12 or equivalent
- Studying at an institution where English is the language of instruction
- English Proficiency Tests
- Monash English Bridging
If you have achieved more than one of the English language requirements over a period of time, only the most recent demonstration of English proficiency will be considered.
You must meet specific English language requirements when applying for our master’s and doctoral research degrees.
Submission of evidence
You must submit full documentary evidence in support of English proficiency with your application for candidature. If your first language is not English, or where degree qualifications were not undertaken in the English language, Monash reserves the right to seek further documentary evidence of English proficiency.
- 23rd March 2019
- 29th June 2019
- 17th August 2019
- 14th December 2019
- Fees are subjected to change, for international student may have to refer to latest exchange rates.
- Additional cost my incurred depending on situation (Accommodation, laboratories equipment/materials, etc.)
- Encourage to study and research laws in Malaysia, as Malaysia is a majority muslim country. It is advisable for international students to understand the country's strict rules and culture.
- English is used as a teaching medium and a widely spoken language in Malaysia, if the requirements are not stated in the university webpage, advisable to contact the university's authority for further information about English requirements or English Entry Requirements.
- For scholarship opportunities, please browse through our webpage postgradasia.com to find out local and international opportunities.
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