Master of Philosophy - Engineering and IT

  • CRICOS code: 061951C

What will I study?


The Master of Philosophy is a 2-year degree (full time).

As a Master of Philosophy (Engineering and IT) student, you’ll complete a thesis of 30,000–40,000 words and complete between 2–4 coursework subjects. You’ll develop advanced research skills and techniques, and demonstrate academic leadership, independent creativity and innovation – building expertise in a specialist area of your choice.

Research areas

You could choose from research projects in:

Many of these projects are cross-disciplinary, involving more than field of engineering or broader study area. Alternatively, you can also pursue an engineering or IT research project of your own.


Your thesis will demonstrate a critical application of specialist knowledge and should be an independent contribution to existing scholarship in your area of research.

The normal length of a 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.

You’ll have an experienced supervisor and an advisory committee who will work with you to arrange a course of supervised research that suits your requirements and interests. You can find a supervisor to suit your area of interest on our Find an Expert directory. You may be required to supplement your research program by attending/enrolling in additional subjects as deemed necessary by supervisors. During your candidature, you’ll attend all departmental seminars.

Handbook: Course structure