UNSW School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering gives you the flexibility to choose the thesis type that works best for you. Choose between a Practice Thesis or a Research Thesis to expand your knowledge and apply your learning to tackle real-world problems. Read on to find out which one is right for you.
The Practice thesis aims to deliver a high-quality group-led project for teams of students. Through hands-on research, you’ll collaborate on a real-life engineering problem.
This is a 2-Term thesis model. Students will enrol in:
- Undergraduate students – MMAN4010 Thesis A and MMAN4020 Thesis B; Or
- Masters of Engineering Science (8338) Postgraduate students only – MMAN9001 Master of Engineering Science Project A and MMAN9002 Master of Engineering Science Project B.
Research thesis is for students who would like to conduct an individual research project with a focus on contributing to a particular research field. Students who choose this thesis option will need to locate and come to an agreement with a supervisor.
This is a 3-Term thesis model, in most cases. Students will apply to enrol in:
- Undergraduate students – MMAN4951 Research Thesis A, completing MMAN4952 Research Thesis B and MMAN4953 Research Thesis C thereafter; Or
- Postgraduates students (compulsory for Masters of Engineering (8621) students) – MMAN9451 Masters Project A, completing MMAN9452 Masters Project B and MMAN9453 Masters Project C thereafter
Please note that students working in industry and completing a research project with their company as a thesis project must enrol in MMAN4951 Research Thesis A or MMAN9451 Masters Project A. Students will be required to have a supervisor from the company (co-supervisor) and a supervisor from MME (primary) prior to applying for enrolment.
Thesis B+C terms are not permitted in the School.