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Master of Philosophy - Engineering (MR-PHILENG)

Masters (Research)Year: 2019 Delivered: On Campus (Parkville)

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Award titleMaster of Philosophy
Year & campus2019 — Parkville
CRICOS code061951C
Fees informationSubject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date
Study level & typeGraduate Research
AQF level 9
Duration2 years full-time, or equivalent part-time

The Master of Philosophy is an internationally recognised masters (by research) degree. It is designed for students to develop advanced skills in undertaking independent and sustained research. The thesis should demonstrate a critical application of specialist knowledge and should be an independent contribution to existing scholarship in the area of research.

The normal length of an Master of Philosophy thesis is 30,000-40,000 words, exclusive of words in tables, maps, bibliographies and appendices. Footnotes are included as part of the word limit.

A candidate will have appropriately experienced supervisor(s) and an advisory committee who in consultation with the candidate, arranges a course of supervised research designed to suit the individuals requirements and interests of the candidate. A candidate may be required to supplement their research program by attendance at, or enrolment in, additional subjects if considered necessary by the supervisor(s). All students are required to attend departmental seminars over the period of their candidature.


The duration of the Master of Philosophy candidature is 18 months (full-time equivalent). Extensions of up to a total of six months (full-time equivalent) may be allowed. The Research Training Scheme (RTS) is available for a maximum of two years (full-time equivalent). To be eligible to submit a thesis, students must be enrolled in their course for the minimum period of 12 months full-time equivalent.


Students may commence an MR-PHILENG (Master of Philosophy - Engineering) at any time during the year subject to prior arrangement with their nominated supervisor.

Please check with the relevant department prior to making any arrangements for enrolment or travel.