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Postgraduate Research

POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH

At Curtin, powerful industry partnerships and excellent facilities will support your research and help turn your discoveries into real-world outcomes.

Our research-specific facilities include the Curtin Resources and Chemistry Precinct, the Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, the Hub for Immersive Visualisation and eResearch (HIVE), the Trace Research Advanced Clean Environment (TRACE), the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy and the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre.

We also have access to major supercomputing facilities and Curtin is home to the Curtin Institute for Computation and Innovation Central Perth – a research collaboration between CISCO, Curtin and Woodside Energy.

RESEARCH COURSES

We offer research courses in most study areas, for those who already have a master degree or bachelor degree with first or upper second class honours.

At least two-thirds of these degrees must be pure research. Although you may need to complete some coursework units, the major part of the work will be in the form of a thesis written under the guidance of a supervisor.

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BEFORE YOU APPLY

1. Find a supervisor

Contact a potential supervisor or the postgraduate coordinator in your chosen study area to:

  • determine your eligibility
  • coordinate the availability of supervisors and facilities
  • determine the suitability of your proposed research topic.

2. See if you’re eligible for a scholarship

We offer a number of scholarships for domestic and international research students. Scholarship opportunities are available throughout the year for both international and domestic students.

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PREPARING AND SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION

You will need to provide:

  1. information about all previous tertiary studies you have undertaken
  2. a curriculum vitae (CV)
  3. a one-to-two page research proposal that outlines your proposed research topic.

You can submit your research application online as an e-Application.

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