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Master of Engineering Research (MENR)
  • CRICOS: 066076A

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • External

  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)

Number of Units
  • 12 units

  • 1.5 year/s or part-time equivalent

  • Toowoomba

View USQ Handbook

Advance your engineering knowledge

Explore solutions to complex engineering problems with USQ’s Master of Engineering (Research). You will learn advanced research techniques from leading USQ researchers and undertake a significant piece of research with industry to advance the engineering profession and knowledge. Studying engineering research at USQ will give you the platform to begin your research career, while working with industry.

USQ’s key engineering research areas include:

  • Agricultural and Environmental Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Civil and Construction Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronic and Computer Systems Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics, Rheology and Thermofluids
  • Geographical Information Systems and Planning
  • Mechanics, Materials and Structures
  • Mechatronic Engineering. 

Through a selected engineering research project undertaken as part of this program, you have opportunities for industry collaboration. Master of Engineering (Research) projects cover diverse areas including precision agricultural tools, development of novel composite materials and hybrid structures for rural and regional applications, water resource management, machine vision and control, next-generation mobile communications and 3D GIS applications.  

Progress your engineering research career

USQ’s Doctor of Professional Engineering and PhD are great opportunities to progress your engineering research portfolio. Your study could lead to careers as an academic in the field of engineering or as a specialised engineering researcher.

Your research will contribute to the development of new knowledge, community development and solutions for industry and government.

Courses to be studied Units
Research training course 1
plus postgraduate approved course 1
plus independent research 10
Total 12
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this program:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online AUD 31360
On-campus AUD 35280

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2020 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

Entry Requirements

  • Australian university four-year Honours degree in the related field of study, with a GPA of 5 or above; or a GPA of 5.5 for the last 2 full years of the degree, or equivalent.

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Admission pathways

Pathway programs are also available if you don't meet the English entry requirements mentioned above.

How to apply

CRICOS: 066076A

Closing dates

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2020 - Monday 24 February 2020.
  • Semester 2, 2020 - Monday 13 July 2020.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.