UNSW School of Civil and Environmental Engineering is one of Australia’s top research and teaching schools, with a strong international reputation for innovative research with real world impact.
Our graduates have become research leaders in their own right – or go on to work in government or industry where they have advanced to key positions.
We have active research groups in:
- Engineering Construction and Management
- Environmental Engineering
- Geotechnical Engineering
- Humanitarian Engineering
- Structural Engineering
- Surveying and Geospatial Engineering
- Transport Engineering
- Water Engineering
Your Journey as a Research Student
As a research student, you will develop your independent and critical thinking skills, placing your work in the context of current research and presenting it in the form of publications and talks to the community, industry, government, critics and peers.
While there may be challenges as you grow in your academic career developing your problem-solving skills and research capabilities, you will have access to the very best in academic support and facilities.
Your supervisor is there for academic advice during the progress of your research and the final preparation of your thesis. As a research student, you will meet your supervisor regularly to discuss the progress of your research.
Find out more from the UNSW GRS Postgraduate Research Handbook.
Postgraduate research students who wish to work in one of the Schools’ laboratory is required to:
- Have the required level of training
- Complete all inductions with the relevant laboratory managers
- Uphold their responsibilities to work safely in the laboratory on an ongoing basis
Contact your supervisor or Laboratory Manager for more information on induction and training.
UNSW assists research students by providing a wide range of scholarships, ranging from living allowances and tuition fee costs, to travel scholarships and supplements.
Our school can also provide some financial support for students to attend conference to present a paper. For more information, contact your research supervisor.
The UNSW Learning Centre offers a wide range of academic skills support.