Delve deeper into your area of interest and contribute new knowledge to the field
Choose from two postgraduate research degrees when you choose higher degree research at UNSW.
You'll undertake an original investigation to make a significant contribution to a subject's existing knowledge guided by an academic supervisor. All postgraduate research students are required to submit a thesis reporting their findings.
Postgraduate study offers a more in-depth understanding of your topic of interest. You'll learn independent working and thinking, complex-problem solving and decision making.
UNSW Engineering is awarded for its research with our researchers and research centres at the cutting-edge of world-firsts and discoveries. Our internationally acclaimed research centres and partnerships with over 100 industry and government organisations make UNSW Engineering a research powerhouse. From Quantum qubits to Solar Power, 3D Bioprinting for cancer research to bushfire detection systems, our research makes real impacts.
We offer two postgraduate research degrees: the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and the Master of Philosophy (MPhil). Both programs are available across all UNSW Engineering schools and include research induction and development in detailed research methodologies.
With eight schools covering the breadth of engineering specialties, there are countless opportunities to engage in research that you’re passionate about. Key research areas at UNSW Engineering include Cyber Security, Artificial Intelligence, Energy, Environmental Processes and Technology and Energy Storage Mechanics. Explore each school and the research areas it offers.
Use our search tool to find the contact details of our professors, lecturers, research associates and more. Search by entering a keyword or selecting from the list of roles.
When you join the UNSW research community, you join a passionate group of people who are creating new knowledge to make a positive impact on the world. Browse projects that our academics are actively recruiting for.
Read our handy five-step guide on how to apply online. You can determine your eligibility and find information on fees, scholarships on offer, deadlines and the documents required including your research proposal.
Our internationally acclaimed research centres and partnerships with over 100 industry and government organisations have taken our research to the forefront of fundamental and applied research. Learn about how our research initiatives continue to make an impact in the real world.