The UNSW Master of Philosophy (MPhil) requires completion of an original piece of research, more limited in scope and nature to that required for a PhD. You’ll develop mastery of appropriate methodology and present your findings in the wider context of your discipline. 

We offer the following Master of Philosophy in Engineering programs: 

Entry Requirements

The minimum requirement for admission to a Master of Philosophy is:

  • an appropriate UNSW Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline at a level specified by the Faculty Higher Degree Committee (HDC) or, 
  • an equivalent qualification from a tertiary institution as determined by the Faculty HDC


For program rules and structure, see the UNSW Handbook.


We provide a range of research scholarships to UNSW Engineering postgraduate students. Tailored to different circumstances, they include government and industry-funded schemes as well as scholarships for domestic and international researchers. Browse through the collection to see which options are suitable for your application. 


Application guide

Read our handy five-step guide on how to apply online. You’ll find information on fees, scholarships on offer, deadlines and the documents required including your research proposal.  
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