PhD and Research Masters

Find the right research degree

The following research degrees are offered by the School of Engineering.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees
  • PhD (Chemical Engineering)
  • PhD (Civil Engineering)
  • PhD (Computer Engineering)
  • PhD (Electrical Engineering)
  • PhD (Engineering)
  • PhD (Environmental Engineering)
  • PhD (Mechanical Engineering)
  • PhD (Surveying)
Master of Philosophy degrees
  • MPhil (Chemical Engineering)
  • MPhil (Civil Engineering)
  • MPhil (Computer Engineering)
  • MPhil (Electrical Engineering)
  • MPhil (Engineering)
  • MPhil (Environmental Engineering)
  • MPhil (Mechanical Engineering)
  • MPhil (Surveying)

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Our research strengths

Research capabilities within the School:

  • Advanced nanoparticles
  • Bulk solids and particle technologies
  • Climate adaptation engineering
  • Control systems and automations
  • Corrosion engineering, science and technology
  • Energy technology
  • Environmental engineering and water resources
  • Environmental informatics and Geographical Information Sciences (GIS)
  • Environmental rehabilitation of disturbed land
  • Explosive blast and ballistics damage to built infrastructure
  • Fluid mechanics and turbulence
  • Geotechnical engineering: geoinfrastructure, georisk, geoenvironment
  • Health informatics
  • Heavy metal contamination
  • Infrastructure remediation
  • Landslides, rockfalls and debris flows
  • Machine learning and robotics
  • Materials engineering
  • Micro and nano machines
  • Particle technology and interface science
  • Pipelines for water and energy transportation
  • Power electronics and drives
  • Power systems and smart grids
  • Process safety and environmental protection
  • Remediation of sites (PFAS and other contaminants)
  • Remote sensing and Earth observation
  • Risk and reliability
  • Signal processing
  • Site investigation using geotechnical, geophysical and geological information
  • Smart structures
  • Structural engineering
  • Structural masonry
  • Surveying and geospatial engineering
  • Telecommunications

Find a supervisor

All research degree candidates require a supervisor. It is recommended you start actively searching for potential supervisors in your chosen field before you submit your application.

You can search for a supervisor by researcher name, area of expertise or by research centre name.

Further information

To find out more about research degree opportunities available in the School of Engineering, please contact:

T: +61 2 4921 5798

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