Master of Engineering Science (Research)

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Why study a Master of Engineering Science (Research)?

This Monash Malaysia degree is a truly global research qualification that will give you the grounding to delve deeply into engineering challenges and develop solutions for the future. During your candidature, you will develop specialised knowledge and skills in your chosen area that will enable you to address national issues and global needs, and improve the way of life in local communities.

Areas of study

Candidates must write a major thesis in one of these areas of study:

  • chemical engineering
  • electrical and computer systems engineering
  • mechanical engineering
  • mechatronics engineering.

Prospective students should talk to potential supervisors in the School of Engineering about possible research topics. Although not essential, most people embarking on a research degree already have a preference for a particular area of research, arising from personal interests.

Career opportunities

As a Monash engineering research graduate, the national and international career possibilities are not only exciting but also diverse. Our graduates work in field such as:

  • biotechnology
  • building and construction
  • computer programming
  • food processing
  • industrial electronics
  • manufacturing
  • mining
  • nanotechnology
  • power generation
  • robotics
  • sustainable technologies
  • telecommunications
  • transport.

Course structure

The Monash University Handbook has detailed information about the structure and requirements for the Master of Engineering Science (Research).

Entry requirements

To enter Monash University, students must satisfy particular academic, English language and age requirements.

To apply for the Master of Engineering Science (Research), you must have completed a four-year Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Science (Honours) from a recognised tertiary institution with a minimum grade that is equivalent to H2B.


The Master of Engineering Science (Research) degree can be undertaken over two years of full-time or four years of part-time study.


In 2021, annual tuition fees for this course are:

  • RM42,333 for Malaysian students
  • RM46,556 for international students.

Once-only fees

  • Application - RM100
  • Registration - RM200

Per-semester fee

  • General amenities - RM100

Visa application fee for new international student

  • Indonesia - RM3,340 (2 years)
  • Other countries - RM2,330 (1 year)

Intake periods

You can apply for the Master of Engineering Science (Research) throughout the year, subject to availability of supervision.

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More information

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