Intended learning outcomes
Graduates of a MIR (Chemistry) will have:
- Advanced knowledge of research and regulatory principles and methods applicable to the chemical industry.
- Advanced scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding of recent developments in industrial chemical research.
- Cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, analyse and solve problems related to the chemical industry.
- Cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate complex new ideas and concepts at both abstract and applied levels.
- Technical and communication skills to aarticulate, evaluate and disseminate the methods and results of industrial scientific research.
- Cognitive skills to identify and affirm the principles of ethical scientific practice.
- with initiative, autonomy and creativity to solve problems in the context of the chemical industry.
- in the design, execution and critical review of research undertaken in the industrial context.
- to explain the role of science in addressing current issues facing local and global communities, including the role of both fundamental and applied research in addressing real-world challenges.
- to communicate clearly and convincingly about science ideas, current practice and potential contributions.
- Time and project management skills.
- The ability to interact in a cross-cultural environment
- The ability to exercise critical judgement and operate in both a team environment and/or with a high level of personal autonomy and accountability.
- The ability to exercise independent thinking and high-level problem solving skills.
Masters of Industrial Research degrees at the University of Melbourne seek to develop graduates who have a capacity for defining and managing an industry focused research project characterised by originality, independence and industrial relevance. Their training equips them for a career in industry or more sustained and original work at the doctoral level, or for applied research positions in a wide variety of contexts. The University expects its masters of industrial research graduates to have the following attributes:
- have the ability to demonstrate advanced independent critical enquiry, analysis and reflection;
- a demonstrated capacity to design, conduct and report independent and original research on a closely-defined industry project;
- have a strong sense of intellectual integrity and the ethics of scholarship;
- have in-depth knowledge of their specialist discipline(s);
- reach a high level of achievement in writing, research or project activities, problem-solving and communication;
- be critical and creative thinkers, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning;
- be able to examine critically, synthesise and evaluate knowledge across a broad range of disciplines;
- have a set of flexible and transferable skills for different types of employment;
- have a strong sense of the value of intellectual property;
- be able to initiate and implement constructive change in their communities, including professions and workplaces.
- a capacity to cooperate with other researchers within the context of industry and academia;
Last updated: 9 July 2020