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A research degree, a truly global qualification

"A PhD is quite different from undergraduate studies. In your PhD study you are quite independent and you have to plan your own experiments. The most important thing is that you need to be innovative; your PhD contribution will be something new. You must also have a passion for research. One of my friends said, 'When you start your PhD you know almost nothing about the topic, but when you finish nobody knows that topic better than you.' It is really an adventure."

Farhana Rahman
Postgraduate research scholarship recipient
PhD candidate,
Faculty of Engineering

As a research student, you will gain transferable skills that can be applied to a range of areas including:

  • The ability to conduct research
  • Analysis and problem solving
  • Project and time management
  • Interview techniques and presentation skills

A PhD or Masters by Research gives you the opportunity to delve deeply into questions that you find stimulating. You will have the opportunity to develop specialist knowledge in an area of research and have the potential to become a world expert in a field of engineering.

Students are usually initially admitted into the Master of Engineering Science (Research) degree. You can then apply to transfer to the Doctor of Philosophy degree around the first 12 months of the Master of Engineering Science, which is credited towards your PhD candidature.

Entry requirements and course details
Research Degrees Course Code Duration Campus Entry requirements
Doctor of Philosophy 3291 Up to 4 years (full time)

Domestic students can study part-time up to 8 years
Clayton

Sunway (Malaysia)

Master of Engineering by Research from a recognised tertiary institution
Or
A four year Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Science (Honours) from a recognised tertiary institution

Minimum equivalent to H2A


H1 or H2A equivalent
Higher Doctorate (Doctor of Engineering)          
Master of Engineering Science (Research) # 3292 1 - 2 years (full-time)

Domestic students can study part-time up to 2 - 4 years
Clayton

Sunway (Malaysia)
A four year Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Science (Honours) from a recognised tertiary institution Minimum equivalent to H2B

# Students admitted to the Master of Engineering Science (Research) can apply to transfer (with credit) to the PhD program after 12 months candidature.

In special cases students below the minimum academic entry requirement who can demonstrate previous research experience and publication record may be admitted.