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Research courses

Research has a vast influence on the ways we plan and live our lives. UTS: Engineering and IT research spans widely, from thought-controlled wheelchairs to big data analysis that informs cancer diagnosis, to affordable earthquake-proof housing for people living in disaster-prone regions. Our aim is to look beyond the obvious and come up with useful, tangible ways that have a transformational impact on the world.

UTS Higher Degree Research Course Guide





Research strengths

  • intelligent mechatronic systems
  • quantum computation and intelligent systems
  • innovation in IT services and applications
  • health technologies
  • green energy vehicle innovation
  • real-time information networks
  • built infrastructure
  • technology in water and wastewater
  • advanced analytics
  • electrical machines and power electronics
  • energy policy
  • human-centred technology design


Research courses

Master of Engineering (Research)
Enables students to extend and deepen their knowledge of a specialised area in engineering by undertaking research under supervision of a member of academic staff

Doctor of Philosophy
Involves an intense period of supervised study and research, culminating in the submission of a thesis. Students must, through original investigation, make a distinct and significant contribution to the knowledge of their field of specialisation.

Finding a supervisor

Master of Engineering (Research) and PhD candidates are supervised by academic research staff with expertise in the candidate's chosen field. With a focus on industry collaboration, proposals that involve direct working relationships with industry professionals are strongly encouraged.

The following links will help you identify your proposed area of research and potential supervisor(s):