Courses Handbook 2008

300550 v.3 Master of Philosophy (Electrical and Computer Engineering)


Course CRICOS Code: 061500G
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 2 Years


This research course develops, through the conduct of a supervised research project, the ability of a suitably qualified candidate to contribute to the knowledge and practice of engineering. At the completion of the assigned project, the candidate submits a written thesis presenting the results of the work and discussing the significance of them for the pertinent field of engineering.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

A recognised degree in science or applied science at honours level in a field which provides a suitable basis for research related to engineering. Applications will be considered from other well qualified graduates who are able to present acceptable evidence of their ability to undertake research projects. In such cases, admission may be subject to successful completion of prescribed qualifying or foundation units.

Duration and Availability

The course is by research and normally requires one to two years full-time or equivalent part-time study.

Course Organisation

The topic for the research project is assigned to the candidate after consultation with the Head of Department. Students who are admitted subject to successful completion of a qualifying program will enrol in one or both of the Masters Qualifying Programunits and undertake a specified program of study. On successful completion, students will qualify to proceed with the formal masters program. Failure to attain a satisfactory standard in the qualifying units will render a student ineligible for re-enrolment in the masters program.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Special Note

It is a requirement that two-thirds of this course is undertaken by research and only one-third by course work. Students should not enrol in this research course to receive a related Postgraduate Diploma but rather have undertaken it as a requisite for admission.

Course Structure Hrs/Wk Credit
Majors, Streams or Other Core Components
99006 v.2   Master Thesis - Electrical and Computer Engineering


Year Location Period All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2008 Bentley Campus Research Term 1   Y   Y  
2008 Bentley Campus Research Term 2   Y   Y  
2008 Miri Sarawak Campus Research Term 1   Y      
2008 Miri Sarawak Campus Research Term 2   Y      

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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