- 2018


Postgraduate research area

Commencement year

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Managing faculty

Faculty of Engineering


Professor Emanuele Viterbo


Clayton Malaysia

This program provides doctoral (PhD) students with the opportunity to focus on developing knowledge and expertise in their chosen discipline, as well as developing professional skills that will support their career ambitions.

Each student's research will be supported by the development of a range of skills that will help them to become more efficient researchers, ultimately improving the quality of the research and developing generic/transferable skills of value to prospective employers.

This program is also applicable to students studying externally.

If you have not applied yet, find out more about our application process and eligibility requirementsapplication process and eligibility requirements (https://www.monash.edu/engineering/future-students/Graduate-research/how-to-apply).

Program requirements

All research students will be required to undertake compulsory training in the following areas:

  • Monash Graduate Research Induction (online)
  • Research Integrity (online)
  • faculty induction, including occupational health and safety (where required).

Coursework component

All PhD students must undertake and pass two coursework units, which will be marked to a pass grade only marking schema. One of these units must be completed prior to confirmation. In consultation with their supervisor/s, students choose two units from the following list. Students are encouraged to choose at least one unit which is outside of their chosen field of study and hence will provide a breadth of knowledge.

  • CEM6881 Scanning electron microscopy
  • CEM6882 Transmission electron microscopy
  • CHE6881 Advanced reaction engineering
  • CHE6882 Biomass and biorefineries
  • CHE6883 Nanostructured membranes for separation and energy production
  • CHE6884 Process modeling and optimisation
  • CHE5885 Principles and practices for sustainable development*
  • CIV6301 Traffic engineering fundamentals
  • CIV6314 Transport planning and policy
  • CIV6302 Road traffic: engineering and management
  • CIV6305 Transport modelling
  • CIV6881 Ground water hydraulics
  • CIV6882 Flood hydraulics and hydrology
  • CIV6883 Surface water hydrology
  • CIV6884 Water sensitive storm design
  • ECE6885 Energy efficient lighting*
  • ECE6886 Smart grids
  • CIV6885 Infrastructure dynamics
  • CIV6886 Infrastructure geomechanics
  • CIV6887 Infrastructure rehabilitation and monitoring
  • CIV6888 Advanced computational methods
  • ECE6881 Real-time system design
  • ECE6882 Advanced electronics design
  • ECE6883 Advanced signal processing
  • ECE6884 Wireless communication
  • ENG6001 Advanced engineering data analysis
  • ENG6002 Engineering entrepreneurship
  • ENG6007 Translation and commercialisation of medical technologies
  • MEC6410 Research practices
  • MEC6881 Engineering systems performance analysis
  • MEC6882 Instrumentation, sensing and monitoring
  • MEC6883 Mechanical systems design
  • MEC6884 Sustainable engineering systems
  • MEC6885 Energy efficiency and sustainability engineering
  • MEC6886 Sustainable energy technologies*
  • MEC6887 Environmental and air pollution control*
  • MEC6888 Renewable energy systems
  • MEC6889 Medical device technologies
  • MTE6881 Advanced materials characterisation and applied crystallography
  • MTE6882 Advanced polymeric materials
  • MTE6883 Environmental durability and protection of metals and engineering materials
  • MTE6884 Advanced photovoltaics and energy storage
  • MTE6885 Biomaterials and biomechanics
  • MTE6886 Additive Manufacturing of metallic materials
  • MTE6887 Additive Manufacturing of polymeric and functional materials

* Malaysia only.

Students may also be directed or encouraged to attend and make presentations at various forums throughout their enrolment.

Relevant courses

3291 Doctor of Philosophy