Materials Science and Engineering - Masters Degree (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 Masters by Research degree requires completion of an original piece of research, more limited in scope and nature than that required for a PhD. Candidates develop mastery of appropriate methodology and they present their findings in the wider context of their discipline.
There is the opportunity for graduates of the Master of Science program to progress to PhD study.
- Masters Degree (Research)