At UNSW School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, we have a diverse range of individual and multi-disciplinary research programs, activities and projects to satisfy everyone’s working style, as well as the option to study a Doctor of Philosophy or Master of Philosophy.

We also collaborate closely with industry partners to ensure our courses are industry-relevant. Be part of the PhD student cohort working directly with industry partners on important research projects to tackle real-world problems, or see where your research strengths take you with an individual project.

Doctor of Philosophy

Studying a Doctor of Philosophy is a fantastic way to make your mark in your field of research. Students are supported throughout their study with frequent reviews, and the opportunity to present their findings as they progress.

We offer a Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering (1662) PhD at the UNSW School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering.

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Master of Philosophy  

Interested in learning the fundamentals of research and want to develop your grounding in new research techniques? Then consider undertaking a Master of Philosophy from the UNSW School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. Expand your knowledge and deliver new insights within a global research community.  

We offer the following Master of Philosophy programs at the school: 

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Postgraduate research study

Pursue your potential through postgraduate research study. See how to apply, review eligibility requirements and browse our scholarships. 

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Our Research 

Unlock the opportunity to work with internationally acclaimed research centres and connect with a multitude of industry partners and government organisations. Our diverse research spans a number of areas including advanced manufacturing, materials and structures, energy and resilience, engineered health solutions, robotics and autonomous systems, and wear, aeroacoustics and vibration. Learn how your research can make a real-world impact and tackle modern challenges.

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Mechanical Engineering research


Meet our world-renowned academics, lecturers, research supervisors and professors, who make our school an internationally acclaimed institution. Whether you’re searching for support from our professional staff or are keen to connect with an expert, you can find them at your fingertips. Simply search using keywords, role or areas of interest.

Be inspired by the possibilities as you experience our student societies, clubs, recreational facilities and special project teams. Meet like-minded people to share your interests and pursue your future in engineering. Our engaged student community will help you grow your professional and technical skills.

We’re proud to host more than 2,000 scholarships, awards and prizes to reward excellence and make accessing university life easier. Our scholarships are available for current and future, local or international students. Browse our range and apply to find a funding option that works for you.