Master of Research (Engineering and Information Sciences)

Course summary

The Master of Research degree comprises research and research training, requiring students to complete 96 credit points of subjects. The first year comprises 48cp of research training and coursework while the second year comprises a 48cp thesis, which is assessed by two external examiners. Academic Units may award advanced standing for the research training and coursework component and will determine the appropriate entry point.

The following specialisations are available in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences: Computer Science; Information Technology; Electrical Engineering; Computer Engineering; Telecommunications Engineering; Civil Engineering; Environmental Engineering; Materials Engineering; Mechatronic Engineering; Mechanical Engineering, Mining Engineering; Mathematics; Applied Statistics; Physics; Medical Radiation Physics.

Course information

Study area

Engineering, Information & Communication Technology, Mathematics & Statistics, Physics, Research

Campus

Wollongong

Course Code

480

ATAR (UAI)

-

Duration

2 years (4 sessions) full-time, or part-time equivalent

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

091520M

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

Academic Requirements

Applicants must have a Bachelor or Masters coursework degree from a recognised tertiary institution with a minimum Credit average (65% or a GPA 3.0 out of 4.0).

The Head of Postgraduate Studies for the relevant unit will approve entry into the Master of Research, based on academic results and relevant experience.

English Requirements

The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:

English Test

Overall Score

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

IELTS Academic

6.5

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

88

18

18

18

18

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Credit (weighted average mark of 65 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing)

Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.

Additional Criteria

All applicants for the Master of Research must submit a written (preferably typed) proposal as part of their application. This proposal should:

  • contain, in no more than one page, a clear description of the discipline area or project topic you wish to study in/undertake for the Master of Research 48cp thesis; and
  • conclude with a statement of your motivation for wanting to undertake the research course.

Credit Transfer

Applicants who have completed the Bachelor of Research will be eligible for 48 credit points of specified credit.


Applicants who have completed alternative end on and embedded honours programs will be assessed on a case by case basis.

Fees

2018 Information
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $17,448
Full Course Fee: $69,792

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have a Bachelor or Masters coursework degree from a recognised tertiary institution with a minimum Credit average (65% or a GPA 3.0 out of 4.0).

The Head of Postgraduate Studies for the relevant unit will approve entry into the Master of Research, based on academic results and relevant experience.

Additional Criteria

All applicants for the Master of Research must submit a written (preferably typed) proposal as part of their application. This proposal should:

  • contain, in no more than one page, a clear description of the discipline area or project topic you wish to study in/undertake for the Master of Research 48cp thesis; and
  • conclude with a statement of your motivation for wanting to undertake the research course.

Credit Transfer

Applicants who have completed the Bachelor of Research will be eligible for 48 credit points of specified credit.


Applicants who have completed alternative end on and embedded honours programs will be assessed on a case by case basis.

Fees

2018 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $17,448
Full Course Fee: $69,792

Exempt for the normal time limit of the course.

Admission information

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW’s Admissions Procedures Policy, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.


Profile information

This information provides indicative enrolment and an explanation of the basis of admission of students in this course.


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT

This table is intended to show the breakdown of the student group for a course or group of related courses. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed information to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with other factors. For more information on ‘bonus points’ and other ATAR-related adjustments commonly available to applicants, see ‘Points to UOW’.

ATAR PROFILE OF ATAR-BASED OFFERS IN 2016

ATAR

Selection Rank

Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

75th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

25th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)
N/P: Not published (less than 25 ATAR-based offers made)
Understanding ATAR profile data

ATAR refers to the unadjusted, raw ATAR profile for all students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR.
Selection Rank figures represent the ATAR profile of the same student group but includes the impact of ATAR-related adjustments such as 'Points to UOW'.

STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2016.

APPLICANT BACKGROUND

2016 intake

2016 intake (%)

Higher education study

-

-

Vocational education & training study

-

-

Recent secondary education

Basis of admission

ATAR Only

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR)

-

-

Work & life experience

-

-

International students

-

-

All students

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (number of students is less than 5)
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)
Understanding student profile data

Higher education study includes people who have studied a University course or completed a bridging or enabling course.
Vocational education and training (VET) study includes people who have undertaken VET study since leaving school.
ATAR only includes people admitted only on the basis of ATAR, regardless of whether this includes adjustment factors such as equity or bonus points.
ATAR plus additional criteria includes people who were admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test,
early offer conditional on minimum ATAR).
Other criteria only (non-ATAR) includes people admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone,
schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement).
Work & life experience includes people admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the above.
International student represents all other students.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

2018 Autumn

Wollongong

Session Commences
26 February 2018

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants: 31 January. Late applications will be accepted where places are available.
  • International Applicants: One week prior to course commencement date.

Session Details
Orientation: 20 - 22 February
Session: 26 February - 21 June

2018 Spring

Wollongong

Session Commences

23 July 2018

Applications Close
29 June 2018. Late applications may be considered if places are available.

Session Details
Orientation: 16 July 2018
Session: 23 July - 15 November 2018

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:


1. Investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems and concepts and apply established theories to identified discipline areas.
2. Understand, in the context of an advanced body of knowledge, recent developments in an identified discipline area.
3. With creativity and initiative, plan a substantial piece of research using advanced knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to the identified discipline area.
4. Communicate effectively, to a range of audiences, coherent and sustained arguments to evaluate and justify the selected research question, research design and interpretation of research results.
5. Implement a substantial piece of research that shows mastery of, and the capacity for critical reflection on, the application of theoretical knowledge with a high level of personal autonomy, accountability and regards for conventions for research integrity, privacy and integrity issues.
6. Disseminate research outcomes to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

Course Structure

The Master of Research degree comprises both research and research training, requiring students to complete 96 credit points of subjects, as specified in the chosen area of study.

Areas of Study

The Master of Research degree requires students to complete 96 credit points consisting of:
• RESH802 Responsible Research
• RESH905 Preliminary Research Project
• Course work subjects in your chosen discipline
• Extensive research project worth 48 credit points

Mathematics

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Year 1
RESH802 Responsible Research 6 Autumn
RESH905 Preliminary Research Project 12 Autumn, Spring
MATH907 Research Methods 6 Autumn
Plus a choice of 24 credit points of elective subjects from the study areas below, as approved by the Discipline Leader.
INFO911 Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery 6 Autumn
INFO912 Mathematics for Cryptography 6 Autumn
MATH941 Financial Calculus 6 Autumn
MATH942 Numerical Methods in Finance 6 Spring
MATH971 Advanced Topics in Applied Mathematics A 6 Not offered in this year
MATH972 Advanced Topics in Applied Mathematics B 6 Spring
MATH973 Advanced Topics in Pure Mathematics A 6 Autumn, Spring
MATH974 Advanced Topics in Pure Mathematics B 6 Spring
MATH977 Advanced Topics in Mathematics A 6 Autumn, Spring
MATH978 Advanced Topics in Mathematics B 6 Autumn
Year 2
RESH903 Master of Research Project: Full Time 48 Annual

Applied Statistics

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Year 1
RESH802 Responsible Research 6 Autumn
RESH905 Preliminary Research Project 12 Autumn, Spring
MATH907 Research Methods 6 Autumn
Plus a choice of 24 credit points of elective subjects from the study areas below, as approved by the Discipline Leader.
STAT902 Advanced Data Analysis 6 Autumn
STAT903 Survey Design and Analysis 6 Spring
STAT904 Statistical Consulting 6 Autumn
STAT906 Experimental Design 6 Spring
STAT920 Stochastic Methods in Finance 6 Autumn
STAT981 Advanced Topics in Statistics A 6 Autumn
STAT982 Advanced Topics in Statistics B 6 Autumn, Spring
Year 2
RESH903 Master of Research Project: Full Time 48 Annual

Physics

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Year 1
RESH802 Responsible Research 6 Autumn
RESH905 Preliminary Research Project 12 Autumn
Plus a choice of 30 credit points of elective subjects from the study areas below, as approved by the Discipline Leader.
PHY9325 Electromagnetism 6 Autumn
PHYS961 Radiobiology and Radiation Protection 6 Spring
PHYS962 Medical Imaging 6 Autumn
PHYS963Nuclear Medicine  6 Spring
Plus MATH or PHYS 300, 400 or 900  6  
Year 2
RESH903 Master of Research Project: Full Time 48 Annual

Medical Radiation Physics

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Year 1
RESH802 Responsible Research 6 Autumn
RESH905 Preliminary Research Project 12 Autumn, Spring
Plus a choice of 30 credit points of elective subjects from the study areas below, as approved by the Discipline Leader.
PHY9325 Electromagnetism 6 Autumn
PHYS961 Radiobiology and Radiation Protection 6 Spring
PHYS962 Medical Imaging  6 Autumn
PHYS963 Nuclear Medicine 6 Spring
PHYS965 Detection of Radiation 6 Autumn
Year 2
RESH903 Master of Research Project: Full Time 48 Annual

Computer Science 

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Year 1
RESH802 Responsible Research 6 Autumn
RESH905 Preliminary Research Project 12 Autumn, Spring
CSIT940 Research Methodology 6 Autumn, Spring
Plus a choice of 24 credit points of elective subjects from the study areas below, as approved by the Discipline Leader.
Intelligent Systems
CSCI924 Reasoning and Learning 6 Spring
CSCI944 Perception and Planning 6 Spring
CSCI964 Computational Intelligence 6 Autumn
Multimedia and Visual Processing
CSCI933 Machine Learning Algorithms and Applications 6 Autumn
CSCI935 Computer Vision Algorithms and Systems 6 Spring
CSCI946 Big Data Analytics 6 Spring
Network and Information Security
CSCI968 Advanced Network Security 6 Autumn
CSCI971 Advanced Computer Security 6 Spring
INFO912 Mathematics for Cryptography 6 Autumn
Software Engineering
CSCI910 Software Requirements, Specifications and Formal Methods 6 Autumn
CSCI926 Software Testing and Analysis 6 Autumn
CSCI927 Service-Oriented Software Engineering 6 Spring
Other
CSCI920 Contemporary Topics in Computer Science 6 Autumn
CSCI941 Advanced Topics in Computer Science A 6 Not offered in this year
CSCI942 Advanced Topics in Computer Science B 6 Not offered in this year
Year 2
RESH903 Master of Research Project: Full Time 48 Annual

Information Technology

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Year 1
RESH802 Responsible Research 6 Autumn
RESH905 Preliminary Research Project 12 Autumn, Spring
CSIT940Research Methods 6 Autumn, Spring
Plus a choice of 24 credit points of elective subjects from the study areas below, as approved by the Discipline Leader.
ISIT901 Information Systems and Strategy 6 Autumn, Spring
ISIT904 Enterprise Architecture Design and Systems Integration 6 Spring
ISIT906 Information Design and Content Management 6 Spring
ISIT908 IT Governance and Organisational Issues 6 Autumn
ISIT917 Business Intelligence and Knowledge Management 6 Autumn
ISIT925 Strategic Network Design 6 Spring
ISIT929 Concepts and Issues in Healthcare Computing 6 Spring
ISIT930 Introduction to Health Informatics 6 Autumn
ISIT938 eBusiness Technologies 6 Autumn
ISIT946 Project and Change Management 6 Spring
Year 2
RESH903 Master of Research Project: Full Time 48 Annual

Civil Engineering

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Year 1
RESH802 Responsible Research 6 Autumn
RESH905 Preliminary Research Project 12 Autumn, Spring
ENGG851 Engineering Research Methods 6 Autumn, Spring
ENGG942 Professional Practice 12 Annual, Spring 2017/Autumn 2018
Plus a choice of 12 credit points of elective subjects from the study areas below, as approved by the Discipline Leader.
CIVL904 Sustainable Roads & Railway Engineering 6 Spring
CIVL908 Advanced Soil Mechanics 6 Spring
CIVL909 Advanced Foundation Engineering 6 Autumn
CIVL911 Structural Design Based on Australian Standards 6 Autumn
CIVL912 Engineering Hydrology 6 Autumn
CIVL916 Research Topics in Civil Engineering 6 Autumn, Spring
CIVL958 Construction Management 6 Spring
CIVL980 Advanced Computer Applications 6 Autumn
Year 2
RESH903 Master of Research Project: Full Time 48 Annual

Computer Engineering

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Year 1
RESH802 Responsible Research 6 Autumn
RESH905 Preliminary Research Project 12 Autumn, Spring
ENGG851 Engineering Research Methods 6 Autumn, Spring
ECTE975 Communication and ICT Workplace Practice 6 Autumn
ECTE955 Advanced Laboratory 6 Autumn
Plus a choice of 12 credit points of elective subjects from the study areas below, as approved by the Discipline Leader.
ECTE801 Multimedia Signal Processing 6 Autumn
ECTE832 Computer Architecture 6 Spring
ECTE833 Embedded Systems 6 Autumn
ECTE841 Intelligent Control 6 Autumn
ECTE871 Robotics and Flexible Automation 6 Spring
ECTE903 Image and Video Processing 6 Spring
ECTE906 Advanced Signals and Systems 6 Autumn, Spring
ECTE992 Internet Networking Protocols 6 Spring
Year 2
RESH903 Master of Research Project: Full Time 48 Annual

Electrical Engineering

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Year 1
RESH802 Responsible Research 6 Autumn
RESH905 Preliminary Research Project 12 Autumn, Spring
ENGG851 Engineering Research Methods 6 Autumn, Spring
ECTE975 Communication and ICT Workplace Practice 6 Autumn
ECTE955 Advanced Laboratory 6 Autumn
Plus a choice of 12 credit points of elective subjects from the study areas below, as approved by the Discipline Leader.
ECTE812 Power Electronics and Drives 6 Spring
ECTE826 Power Distribution Systems 6 Spring
ECTE833 Embedded Systems 6 Autumn
ECTE841 Intelligent Control 6 Autumn
ECTE842 Computer Controlled Systems 6 Autumn
ECTE906 Advanced Signals and Systems 6 Autumn, Spring
ECTE927 Renewable and Distributed Generation 6 Autumn
ENGG941 Sustainability for Engineers, Scientists and Professionals 6 Autumn
Year 2
RESH903 Master of Research Project: Full Time 48 Annual

Environmental Engineering

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Year 1
RESH802 Responsible Research 6 Autumn
RESH905 Preliminary Research Project 12 Autumn, Spring
ENGG851 Engineering Research Methods 6 Autumn, Spring
ENGG942 Professional Practice 12 Annual, Spring 2017/Autumn 2018
Plus a choice of 12 credit points of elective subjects from the study areas below, as approved by the Discipline Leader.
ENVE923 Industrial Waste Engineering and Cleaner Production 6 Autumn
ENVE925 Water Quality Engineering and Management 6 Spring
ENVE926 Air and Noise Pollution Management 6 Spring
ENVE927 Environmental Engineering Processes Design 6 Spring
ENVE929 Site Contamination and Remediation Technologies 6 Spring
ENVE930 Coastal, River and Groundwater Engineering 6 Autumn
ENVE931 Membrane Processes and Applications 6 Not offered in this year
Year 2
RESH903 Master of Research Project: Full Time 48 Annual

Materials Engineering

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Year 1
RESH802 Responsible Research 6 Autumn
RESH905 Preliminary Research Project 12 Autumn, Spring
ENGG851 Engineering Research Methods 6 Autumn, Spring
ENGG942 Professional Practice 12 Annual, Spring 2017/Autumn 2018
Plus a choice of 12 credit points of elective subjects from the study areas below, as approved by the Discipline Leader.
MATL903 Recent Developments in Materials 6 Autumn
MATL905 Metallic Materials 6 Autumn
MATL913 Structural Analysis of Materials 6 Autumn
MATL952 Corrosion, Wear and Fatigue 6 Autumn
MATL972 Selection and Design of Materials 6 Spring
Year 2
RESH903 Master of Research Project: Full Time 48 Annual

Mechanical Engineering

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Year 1
RESH802 Responsible Research 6 Autumn
RESH905 Preliminary Research Project 12 Autumn, Spring
ENGG851 Engineering Research Methods 6 Autumn, Spring
ENGG942 Professional Practice 12 Annual, Spring 2017/Autumn 2018
Plus a choice of 12 credit points of elective subjects from the study areas below, as approved by the Discipline Leader.
ENGG954 Strategic Management for Engineers and Technologists 6 Autumn
MECH934 Advanced Manufacturing Processes 6 Autumn
MECH935 Integrated Manufacturing Systems 6 Spring
MECH928 Finite Element Techniques in Mechanical Engineering 6 Autumn
MECH979 Sustainable Transport and Engine Technology 6 Not offered in this year
Year 2
RESH903 Master of Research Project: Full Time 48 Annual

Mechatronic Engineering

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Year 1
RESH802 Responsible Research 6 Autumn
RESH905 Preliminary Research Project 12 Autumn, Spring
ENGG851 Engineering Research Methods 6 Autumn, Spring
ENGG942 Professional Practice 12 Annual, Spring 2017/Autumn 2018
Plus a choice of 12 credit points of elective subjects from the study areas below, as approved by the Discipline Leader.
MECH949 Advanced Computer Control of Machines and Processes 6 Not offered in this year
ENGG954 Strategic Management for Engineers and Technologists 6 Autumn
ENGG941 Sustainability for Engineers, Scientists and Professionals 6 Autumn
ECTE941 Intelligent Control 6 Autumn
Year 2
RESH903 Master of Research Project: Full Time 48 Annual

Mining Engineering

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Year 1
RESH802 Responsible Research 6 Autumn
RESH905 Preliminary Research Project 12 Autumn, Spring
ENGG851 Engineering Research Methods 6 Autumn, Spring
ENGG942 Professional Practice 12 Annual, Spring 2017/Autumn 2018
Plus a choice of 12 credit points of elective subjects from the study areas below, as approved by the Discipline Leader.
MINE911 Studies in Surface Mining 6 Autumn
MINE912 Environmental Control in Mines 6 Autumn
MINE916 Mineral Valuation and Risk Analysis 6 Autumn
MINE920 Studies in Underground Mining 6 Spring
MINE923 Rock Mechanics 6 Spring
MINE923 Rock Mechanics 6 Spring
MINE929 Mine Planning and Development 6 Spring
MINE933 Advanced Mineral Resource Estimation Methods 6 Spring
MINE961 Advanced Mining Safety 6 Autumn
Year 2
RESH903 Master of Research Project: Full Time 48 Annual

Telecommunications Engineering

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
RESH802 Responsible Research 6 Autumn
RESH905 Preliminary Research Project 12 Autumn, Spring
ENGG851 Engineering Research Methods 6 Autumn, Spring
ECTE975 Communication and ICT Workplace Practice 6 Autumn
ECTE955 Advanced Laboratory 6 Autumn
Plus a choice of 12 credit points of elective subjects from the study areas below, as approved by the Discipline Leader.
ECTE801 Multimedia Signal Processing 6 Autumn
ECTE865 Wireless Communication Systems 6 Spring
ECTE882 Network Engineering 6 Autumn
ECTE896 Optical Communication Systems 6 Spring
ECTE906 Advanced Signals and Systems 6 Autumn, Spring
ECTE967 Mobile Networks 6 Autumn
ECTE992 Internet Networking Protocols 6 Spring
Year 2
RESH903 Master of Research Project: Full Time 48 Autumn, Spring

 

Credit Arrangements

Credit and articulation arrangements are available from Course Finder. Refer to UOWs credit arrangements for information on how to apply for credit

 

Professional Recognition/ Accreditation

To be updated by the Faculty.

Contacts

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Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

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