Science

Materials Science and Engineering - Ph.D.

3.0YEARS
KENSINGTON CAMPUS
MAP
INTAKE S1 & S2
ATTENDANCE PT or FT
MODE Directed Research, Independent Research

Many high-achieving students choose to take on the challenge of postgraduate research degrees.

This provides them with an environment where they can explore new ideas at the cutting edge of scientific knowledge and/or develop solutions to real-world problems, often in in collaboration with industry partners. In addition, the skillset developed during postgraduate research, including the ability to work in independently as well as in teams to solve complex problems, the ability to critically assess large volumes of information and proven communication skills, are highly desired by employers. The School of Materials Science and Engineering has one of the largest and most active programs in postgraduate research in Australia. The School’s staff normally lead UNSW in research grant success, journal publication rates, and postgraduate supervision/graduation.

A PhD degree requires completion of a piece of research that demands a significant and original contribution to knowledge in the field of study. Candidates acquire advanced specialist research training and produce a thesis that summarises the research and provides evidence for independent thought and critical analysis, effective communication and expert knowledge of the discipline in the international context.

Sample careers list

  • Advanced Materials Engineer
  • Academia
  • Research and Development Engineer
  • Scientific Officer
  • Materials Scientist
  • Metallurgist
  • Extractive Metallurgist
  • Smelting Engineer
  • Sustainable Processing Engineer
  • Energy and Electronics Engineer
  • Product Manager / Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Ceramic Engineer
  • Failure Analyst
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Polymer Scientist
  • Quality Control Engineer
  • Composite Technologist
  • Technical Sales and Marketing
  • Laboratory Manager
  • Technical Engineer

Program Code: 

1045

UAC Code: 

N/A

CRICOS Code: 

001019C

Award Level: 

  • Ph.D.

Award: 

Doctor of Philosophy

Minimum Units Of Credit for Award: 

144
Postgraduate Study and Research Opportunities
Learn about postgraduate study and research opportunities in Materials Science at UNSW Australia