Researcher in Engineering

Monash University


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Master of Engineering Science (Research) Scholarship Opportunities

Job No.: 607360

Location: Clayton campus

Employment type: Full-time

Duration:   Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - 3.5-year Fixed-term appointment

Master of Engineering Science (Research) - 2-year Fixed-term appointment

Graduate Research Degrees:   3291 - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

3292 - Master of Engineering Science (Research)

Remuneration: $29,000 per annum (tax-free stipend) (2020 rate)

Monash Engineering is a leading global centre for research consistently placing highly in international ranking lists. We engage with industry and other world leading institutes to carry out pioneering research that benefits society and changes the world around us. Our world-class researchers are driven by a passion and commitment to leaving a more sustainable legacy for future generations.

We are committed to training the nest generation of research leaders through our graduate research degrees. Our students have the opportunity to make an impact and solve real world issues in a stimulating, supportive environment with access to cutting edge facilities.

The Opportunity

Expressions of interest are sought from outstanding domestic candidates for Masters by Research or PhD study in all departments, with the Faculty of Engineering. These departments include:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

To be eligible to apply for domestic postgraduate research scholarships an applicant must be an Australian citizen, an Australian Permanent Resident or a New Zealand citizen.

For further information, please follow the link for each Graduate Research Degree: 

  • 3291 - Doctor of Philosophy
  • 3292 - Master of Engineering Science (Research)

Candidate Requirements

Applicants will be considered provided they fulfill the criteria for Masters By Research & PhD admission at Monash University. Details of the relevant requirements are available at

Your application will be looked upon favourably if you:

  • Graduated in the top 10% of your year level
  • Graduated from a well ranked university
  • Have authored peer-reviewed research publications
  • Possess excellent written and verbal English skills

Note: applicants who already hold a PhD degree will not be considered.

Applicants must show excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to conduct self-motivated research. They should have already completed or be in the process of completing a Bachelors H1 Honours Degree or already hold an H1E Bachelors and/or Masters degree. Candidates who are in the process of completing their H1 degree will be considered. Masters by Engineering Science (Research) degree students have the option to upgrade to a PhD degree based on academic performance during their candidature.

Application Process

To apply for a graduate research degree and/or scholarship at Monash Engineering please follow these steps:

1.   Check your eligibility:

Before beginning your application process, make sure that you meet our entry requirements. You can check the minimum entry requirements for the PhD or the Research Masters in the course handbook. Applicants must also satisfy Monash's English Language Proficiency requirements.

2.   Find a supervisor

A Monash Engineering research degree can be completed in any field of research where sufficient expertise and resources are available. You need to investigate the many research areas within the faculty and identify supervisors in your field of interest.

Information on finding a supervisor can be found here.

3.   Submit an expression of interest

Once you have identified a supervisor in the research area of your choice, complete the Expression of Interest Form and submit this directly to the potential supervisor of the relevant department's administrative staff.

Please note the submission of the Expression of Interest does not constitute a formal application for a Research Degree.

4.   Obtain an invitation to apply

If after assessing your Expression of Interest the potential supervisor has the suitable resources and expertise to take you on as a graduate research student, you will be supplied with an Invitation to Apply.

5.   After you have received an invitation to apply you can then proceed to submit an application via the online application portal.

Please note the following closing dates for Monash's domestic scholarship round:

Round 2: 31 May 2020

Round 4: 31 October 2020


Further enquiries about the scholarship or application process should be directed to Graduate Research Office, or visit website

In your application, please refer to