La Trobe University

Master of Engineering (Research)

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

Areas of study include: Communications Engineering : telecommunications systems, optical communications, signal image processing Electronic Systems Engineering : biomedical, electronic design automation, semiconductor materials and devices For more information on current research in engineering programs, contact the School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences . The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9 - Masters Degree by Research.


  • Communications systems
  • Concrete structures
  • Control systems
  • Digital signal processing
  • Engineering-biomedical
  • Engineering-environmental
  • Engineering-telecommunications
  • Engineering-transportation
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Finite elements
  • Geomechanics
  • Hydrology and water resources
  • Microelectronics
  • Numerical methods in structural engineering
  • Photonics
  • Semiconductor materials and devices

Standard entry requirements

  • Postgraduate: Prerequisites - Course specific requirements - The minimum academic requirement for entry to a Master of Engineering (Research) is a Bachelor degree with honours in a related discipline completed within the last ten years with a weighted average mark of 65 or above. An applicant may be considered for entry with an overall weighted average mark below 65 if their weighted average mark in the final full year (FTE) of study is 65 or above. The minimum academic requirement for transfer to the Master of Engineering (Research) from a Master of Engineering (Coursework) at La Trobe University is the completion of 60 credit points in the first semester of full-time enrolment (or part-time equivalent) with a weighted average mark of 70 or above. Note: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available. The department or school in which you seek enrolment must be able to provide appropriate facilities, resources and supervision for your chosen area of research.
  • International: IELTS - 6.5 < 6.0 (PG minimum) - 6.5 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 6.0.
  • Note: This course may be subject to alternative or extra entry requirements depending on your life circumstances and/or work experience. For the complete entry requirements, please search for your course on the La Trobe website:

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne (Bundoora) International: $80,400 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Melbourne (Bundoora).

Your course fees will depend on the subjects you choose to study: each subject has its own costs. The total course fee may vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and your approved Credit for Prior Learning. Fees correct Friday, Dec 8 2023

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