Master of Philosophy (Electromaterials)

COURSE (DOMESTIC STUDENTS)

Overview

The Master of Philosophy (Electromaterials) provides unique research training to equip you for a range of exciting future careers. It provides both a pathway to future PhD studies and also training for future jobs in the energy, manufacturing and health arenas.

This is your chance to discover new materials and develop smart devices to help solve some of today’s most challenging global problems.

As a student in the world-first Master of Philosophy (Electromaterials) course, your study will be hands-on – discovering new materials, using cutting-edge characterisation techniques and assembling new materials into electrochemical devices for applications in clean energy, health or advanced manufacturing. You’ll be working with leading, world-renowned researchers in electromaterials through the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science.

Deakin University and the University of Wollongong have teamed up to offer this unique opportunity. You’ll choose from a variety of unique research projects – anything from medical bionics to sustainable energy generation, robotic hands to solar water splitting and the next generation of battery designs. In addition, core units will be streamed live between the two campuses, so you get the best of both worlds.

Find out more about how you can play a part in developing solutions for global issues through the Master of Philosophy (Electromaterials).

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Key facts

Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

HDR applications now open
Applications for research degrees without scholarship may be made at any time. Commencement of research degrees is not confined to Deakin's trimesters.

Key information

Award granted

Master of Philosophy (Electromaterials)

Year

2017 course information

Deakin code

F801

Level

Higher Degree Research

Entry requirements

A bachelor's degree in the appropriate science, engineering, or information technology field that is aligned with the chosen specialisation in the Master of Philosophy (Electromaterials). The undergraduate qualification must be equivalent to an Australian degree of at least three years of full-time study with a minimum weighted average mark (WAM) or grade point average (GPA) of 65% in the final year units/subjects.

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.

Course Structure

 

The course comprises a total of 16 credit points, including

  • Year 1 – 2 core units, 2 elective units** and Research Thesis unit (8 credit points)
  • Year 2 – research project and thesis (8 credit points)

Year 1

FME801 - Electromaterials Synthesis and Characterisation

FME802 - Electromaterials Fabrication and Application

FMR801 - Research thesis

** Electives can be taken at either Deakin University or University of Wollongong and will be selected in consultation with your supervisor.

Year 2

FMR802 - Research thesis

Where applicants are admitted on the basis of a degree that does not include a research training component, it will be compulsory for that student to complete a research training unit as part of their coursework requirement.

Year 1

Trimester 1

 

  • Electromaterials Synthesis and Characterisation FME801
  •  

  • Rt1: Research Thesis 1 FMR801
  • Plus one elective which can be taken at either Deakin University or University of Wollongong and will be selected in consultation with your supervisor.

     Trimester 2

     

  • Electromaterials Fabrication and Application FME802
  •  

  • Rt1: Research Thesis 1 FMR801
  • Plus one elective which can be taken at either Deakin University or University of Wollongong and will be selected in consultation with your supervisor.

    Year 2

    Trimester 1 & 2

     

  • Rt2: Research Thesis 2 FMR802
  • How to apply

    Higher Degrees by Research

    Higher degree by research applicants must apply via the online applicant portal. You will be required to attach a number of certified supporting documents, in addition to your research proposal and referee reports.

    For information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply webpage.

    Apply through HDR

    Credit for Prior Learning

    Am I eligible to receive credit for prior learning?

    The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

    You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.

    Faculty contact information

    Helen Woodall

    HDR Support Coordinator

    Institute for Frontier Materials

    Deakin University

    Locked Bag 20000, Geelong, VIC 3220

    +61 3 52272930

    electromaterials-enquiries@deakin.edu.au

    Scholarship options

    A Deakin scholarship could help you pay for your course fees, living costs and study materials. If you've got something special to offer Deakin - or maybe you just need a bit of extra support - we've got a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships

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