Help deliver the future of clean energy and sustainable resources by completing a postgraduate research degree with UNSW School of Minerals and Energy Resources Engineering. Work with global leaders to develop interdisciplinary knowledge through national and international partnerships, while conducting meaningful research across subject areas that span: 

  • Earth sciences  
  • Artificial intelligence 
  • Geomechanics 
  • Internet of things 
  • Big data analysis 
  • Environmental engineering 
  • Digital rock analysis 
  • Space mining 
  • Sustainability  
  • Geothermal engineering 

Whether you choose to complete a Doctor of Philosophy or a Master of Philosophy, your research will make a positive impact. Work with industry and government research groups to find solutions to tomorrow's problems today and gain a deep understanding of methods to reduce climate change.  

Doctor of Philosophy  

Work with internationally acclaimed experts and bolster your professional skills when you complete a Doctor of Philosophy. Conduct groundbreaking research under the guidance of Australia’s leading academics in the field while making your own significant contributions. 

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

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Master of Philosophy  

Strike the perfect balance between coursework and research training with a Master of Philosophy (MPhil). At UNSW School of Minerals and Energy Resources Engineering, you’ll have the opportunity to complete a thesis based on an original piece of your own research. This qualification could also provide a pathway to the PhD program.  

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

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Keen to explore a future in postgraduate research? Find out everything you need to know, from how to apply, to eligibility requirements and scholarships.

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Our Research 

We pride ourselves on the breadth and depth of our diverse areas of research that investigate the future of clean energy and sustainable resources. Join us as we collaborate on multi-million-dollar projects to address national issues with the support of key industry bodies, or share your ideas with neighbouring disciplines to develop hybrid solutions.

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Connect with our internationally renowned academics, expert commentators, lecturers and professor, or find the perfect research supervisor quickly and easily. Simply use our online search tool to find the right person in minutes.

Boost your student experience by exploring our wide range of online and on campus activities, societies, clubs and facilities. Develop your technical knowledge while engaging with likeminded peers as you work together to enhance all aspects of your student experience.

Our scholarships help relieve the financial burden on students from all walks of life. Whether you’re a local, international, current or future student, we have a range of scholarships, prizes and awards to support you. Start your journey to success and explore your options today.