Engineering

Why research engineering?

The main research interests of the Department of Engineering are communications engineering (telecommunication systems engineering, signal and image processing), electronic systems engineering (biomedical engineering, electronic design automation) and mechatronics and robotics.

The research program of the Department is centred on applied research in some of the core areas of engineering.

Signal Processing Algorithms (SPA)

The SPA group's research involves the development of mathematical algorithms for manipulation of ordered numerical data and can also be considered to fall under the field of computational/numerical mathematics.

Digital Radar and Radio Systems (TIGER)

We operate three high frequency radars (TIGER), which form part of an international network called Super Dual Auroral Radar Network (SuperDARN).

Courses

Local students

NB: The ATARs published here are Clearly In ATAR Rank as a quick guide, based on the most recent intake, and can change from year to year. Additional information on the 2017 intake is now available at the ATAR Wizard.

2017 - apply now

Master of Engineering
Duration :
1-2 years full-time or up to 4 years part-time
Semester starts :
Anytime
Campus:
Bendigo
Melbourne
Year
2017
About this course
Areas of study include:

Communications Engineering: telecommunications systems, optical
communications, signal and image processing.

Electronic Systems Engineering: biomedical, electronic design automation,
semiconductor materials and devices.

For more information on current research in engineering programs, contact the School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences.
Prerequisite
Appropriate Bachelors degree in electronics and/or communications leading to the degree of Master of Engineering by research
How to apply
Apply now. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

2018

Master of Engineering
Duration :
1-2 years full-time or up to 4 years part-time
Semester starts :
Anytime
Campus:
Bendigo
Melbourne
Year
2018
About this course
Areas of study include:

Communications Engineering: telecommunications systems, optical
communications, signal and image processing.

Electronic Systems Engineering: biomedical, electronic design automation,
semiconductor materials and devices.

For more information on current research in engineering programs, contact the School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences.
Prerequisite
Appropriate Bachelors degree in electronics and/or communications leading to the degree of Master of Engineering by research
How to apply
Apply now

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

How to apply

You can apply for research candidature at any time. However, applications for research scholarships close on 31 October. In addition, a limited number of Bridging Scholarships are available for applicants at other times of the year. Please make enquiries with your prospective supervisor.

To apply for Masters candidature, you need an Honours degree or equivalent with at least upper H2A. For PhD candidature, you need a masters degree (including thesis component) or a Bachelor's degree with at least first class Honours in psychology or related discipline.

Before applying, it's best to contact a potential academic supervisor and receive in-principle approval for your topic.

Once you've done this, you can download an application form [PDF 1.02Mb] and submit it to La Trobe's Research Services office. If you require this PDF in an alternative format, please contact rgs@latrobe.edu.au.

Fees and scholarships

Research degrees are funded by the Commonwealth Government via the Research Training Scheme (RTS) (fees may apply to some components of some Professional Doctorates).

There are a range of scholarships available for local students.

International students

2017 - apply now

Master of Engineering (055088K)

Duration :
2 years
Semester starts :
Anytime
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
33 000
Campus
Bendigo, Melbourne
Year
2017
About this course
Areas of study include:

Communications Engineering: telecommunications systems, optical
communications, signal and image processing.

Electronic Systems Engineering: biomedical, electronic design automation,
semiconductor materials and devices.

For more information on current research in engineering programs, contact the School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English)
for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

Or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
An Australian Bachelor's degree with Honours at H1 or H2A level, or approved international equivalent. If you have Honours at H2B level, or equivalent, you may be considered in some instances.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

2018

Master of Engineering (055088K)

Duration :
2 years
Semester starts :
Anytime
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
35 200
Campus
Bendigo, Melbourne
Year
2018
About this course
Areas of study include:

Communications Engineering: telecommunications systems, optical
communications, signal and image processing.

Electronic Systems Engineering: biomedical, electronic design automation,
semiconductor materials and devices.

For more information on current research in engineering programs, contact the School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English)
for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

Or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
An Australian Bachelor's degree with Honours at H1 or H2A level, or approved international equivalent. If you have Honours at H2B level, or equivalent, you may be considered in some instances.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help.

You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Fees and scholarships

Estimated fee costs for international students is indicated for each course above. There are also a range of scholarships available for international students to assist students.

Your study experience

Finding a supervisor

One of the most important aspects of your research study will be finding a supervisor.

Overseas study opportunities

As a La Trobe student, you can broaden your horizons by studying overseas with one of our global exchange partners. We have partnerships with more than 100 universities in over 30 countries throughout Asia, Europe and North and South America.