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MSc(Research) - Materials and Processing as a main subject

The Master of Science (Research) is an internationally-recognised qualification, suitable for students who want a complete research experience, coupled with taught papers.

Efficiently converting the world’s raw materials and commodity goods into products is important to the global economy.  To do this, we need to understand the properties of materials as diverse as food, wood, metals, plastics and fuel.


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Key information

Years: 1 - 1.5
Points: 120 - 180
Start Dates: Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)
Fees (Domestic): $7,325-$8,085 per year
Fees (International): $34,930 per year
Entry Requirements: Postgraduate International
Area of Study:
*Tuition fees shown are indicative only and may change. There are additional fees and charges related to enrolment please see the Table of Fees and Charges for more information. You will be sent an enrolment agreement which will confirm your fees.

Career opportunities

  • Biotechnologist
  • Composite Engineer
  • Materials Scientist
  • Process Engineer
  • Product Developer

Degree Planner

500 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
ENGCB521Advanced Process Control20A (Hamilton)
This paper covers the fundamentals of process control, and introduces advanced process control strategies.
ENGCB580Process Engineering Design Project20D (Hamilton)
This paper will cover various aspects of biochemical engineering used in producing biologically derived products including fermentation, downstream processing, and meat processing.
ENGEN508Master's Capstone Project20X (Hamilton)
This paper requires students to carry out a theoretical or empirical investigation in a relevant subject/engineering discipline and write a report on the findings of the investigation.
ENGEN583Special Topics in Engineering 320X (Hamilton)
An independent theoretical literature or experimental investigation of an engineering topic supervised by a member of staff.
ENGEN584Special Topics in Engineering 420X (Hamilton)
An independent theoretical literature or experimental investigation of an engineering topic supervised by a member of staff.
ENGEN585Special Topics in Engineering 520X (Hamilton)
An independent theoretical literature or experimental investigation of an engineering topic supervised by a member of staff.
ENGEN586Special Topics in Engineering 620X (Hamilton)
An independent theoretical literature or experimental investigation of an engineering topic supervised by a member of staff.
ENGEN587Directed Study 120X (Hamilton)
Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff.
ENGEN588Directed Study 220X (Hamilton)
Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff.
ENGME557Robotics20B (Hamilton)
This paper teaches students the advanced mechatronics with application to mobile and industrial robotic applications. This paper covers filtering techniques such as Kalman filter, autonomous navigation and path planning and integration of techniques to mobile and robotic applications.
ENGME580Product Innovation and Development20A (Hamilton)
ENGME580 teaches students the innovation and product development process; levels of innovation, how to screen ideas, Intellectual Property and how to develop a Business Plan. Students will be required to start with a basic product brief, produce a product idea, design and develop a prototype and 'pitch' it to 'investors'.
ENGME585Industrial Technology and Innovation 120A (Hamilton)
ENGME585 with ENGME586 are interdisciplinary courses to help students understand what is involved in technology innovation and management through readings, assignments and discussion sessions. It is designed to be interactive and will draw upon students' experiences derived from industrial placements and/or involvement with a techn...
ENGME586Industrial Technology and Innovation 220B (Hamilton)
ENGME585 with ENGME586 are interdisciplinary courses to help students understand what is involved in technology innovation and management through readings, assignments and discussion sessions. It is designed to be interactive and will draw upon students' experiences derived from industrial placements and/or involvement with a techn...
ENGMP506Materials and Process Systems Analysis20A (Hamilton)
This paper covers mass and heat transfer, thermodynamics, materials (including metal, polymer and composites) processing and the relationship between microstructure and properties, and bioprocessing and transformation.
ENGMP512Advanced Materials Manufacture20A (Hamilton)
This paper deals with advanced materials science knowledge and principles underlying materials engineering. It focuses on the relationships between processing conditions and microstructures of materials and major materials processing technologies.
ENGMP516Materials Characterisation20B (Hamilton)
This paper covers the basic theory and use of advanced analytical techniques used in materials characterization using optical microscopy, x-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and differential thermal analysis (DTA).

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