Postgraduate FAQs

How do I apply?

Answer: All Postgraduate coursework applications are handled by Direct Admissions.  For information on how to apply click here.  For postgraduate research applications visit the Graduate Research School.

What sort of marks do I need?

Answer: Entry to Masters coursework programs requires:

  • an honours degree in a minimum four-year program in engineering or a related discipline such as science or medicine.  Students require a minimum 65 credit average across their degree. 

Entry to a Masters by Research or PhD requires:

  • an appropriate four year Bachelor's degree with Honours from an Australian University that includes a substantial research component, or
  • a qualification or combination of qualifications considered to be equivalent by the appropriate Faculty Higher Degree Committee.


What sets UNSW apart?

Answer: Engineering at UNSW gives you the largest engineering faculty in Australia, world class facilities, quality teaching, a degree that you can take anywhere in the world, great opportunities in industry both during and after your degree and a fantastic campus experience.


Can I get a scholarship?

Answer: There are no scholarships available for Postgraduate coursework.  For Postgraduate research degrees, UNSW assists students by providing a wide range of prestigious scholarships. These scholarships range from annual stipends, living allowances and tuition fee costs, to travel scholarships and supplements. Scholarships are available to support current and new postgraduate research candidates at UNSW.  For more information, visit Postgraduate Research Scholarships.


How much are the fees?

Answer: This will depend on whether you are studying by coursework or research.  For Postgraduate coursework fees, please visit the Fees Homepage

For Postgraduate research fees, please visit fees and costs.


How do I find a supervisor?

Answer: Before applying for a higher research degree you will need to match your area of interest to a supervisor in our school.  Choosing a supervisor is an important decision. The ideal supervisor is knowledgeable of the topic on which you plan to undertake your research, has good research skills and experience and is someone you feel you can work with. It is important to meet and/or correspond with staff who you feel have expertise in your area of interest prior to submitting an application.  For help finding a supervisor, please visit the Research Gateway.  For general information on research topics and supervisors in Biomedical Engineering, please visit our Thesis Topic List.