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Summary
Master of Engineering Research (MENR)

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • External

Start
  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)

Number of Units
  • 12 units

Duration
  • 1.5 years or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Toowoomba

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Program Information Set

Advance your engineering knowledge

Explore solutions to complex engineering problems with USQ’s Master of Engineering (Research). You will learn advanced research techniques from leading USQ researchers and undertake a significant piece of research with industry to advance the engineering profession and knowledge. Studying engineering research at USQ will give you the platform to begin your research career, while working with industry.

USQ’s key engineering research areas include:

  • Agricultural and Environmental Engineering
  • Civil and Construction Engineering
  • Computational Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics, Rheology and Thermofluids
  • Geographical Information Systems and Planning
  • Mechanics, Materials and Structures
  • Mechatronics and Control.

Through a selected engineering research project undertaken as part of this program, you have opportunities for industry collaboration. Master of Engineering (Research) projects cover diverse areas including precision agricultural tools, development of novel composite materials and hybrid structures for rural and regional applications, water resource management, machine vision and control, next-generation mobile communications and 3D GIS applications.  

Progress your engineering research career

USQ’s Doctor of Professional Engineering and PhD are great opportunities to progress your engineering research portfolio. Your study could lead to careers as an academic in the field of engineering or as a specialised engineering researcher.
 

Your research will contribute to the development of new knowledge, community development and solutions for industry and government.

Courses to be studied Units
Research training course 1
plus postgraduate approved course 1
plus independent research 10
Total 12
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:

Study Mode Cost
Domestic full fee paying AUD 22750

Loan to help you pay your fees

All Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and New Zealand citizens commencing a Higher Degree by Research (HDR) program will have their tuition fees paid by the Australian Commonwealth Government under the Research Training Program (RTP) Fees Offset scheme. The RTP Fees Offset scheme covers program fees for an HDR student up to a maximum period of four years for full-time study or up to eight years part-time study for a Doctoral program, and up to a maximum period of two years for full-time or four years part-time for a Masters by Research program.
As part of the enrolment process, students are required to submit proof of citizenship or permanent residency status and transcripts of all previous academic study. This documentation enables the University of Southern Queensland to determine eligibility for an RTP Fees Offset place.

If a student's RTP Fees Offset entitlement expires before completion of the program, the student will be required to pay full tuition fees.

Students eligible for an RTP Fees Offset place are those who:

  • have not used RTP Fees Offset funding in the previous three years; or
  • have already used RTP Fees Offset funding and have successfully completed an HDR program. Once a student completes an HDR program, full entitlements of RTP Fees Offset are restored.

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2017 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

Entry Requirements

  • Australian university four-year Honours degree in the related field of study, with a GPA of 5 or above; or a GPA of 5.5 for the last 2 full years of the degree, or equivalent.

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.


How to apply

Apply with USQ
For Australian and New Zealand students

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 1, 2018 - applications close Monday 19 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 26 February 2018.
  • Semester 2, 2018 - applications close Monday 2 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 16 July 2018. 

Credit for previous study or work experience

You may be eligible for credit if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

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