Postgraduate study

Postgraduate study with CARRS-Q

Join CARRS-Q, one of Australia’s leading research centres for road safety and injury prevention, and become part of a team that is a vital player in the international pursuit of reducing road trauma. Our award winning education program has been in existence for over 20 years, and is open to both domestic and international students.

Interested in developing new technology and conducting innovative research in the fields of road safety, future mobility, crash and injury prevention, traffic and transport improvement? Apply today!

At CARRS-Q, you will study with internationally recognised experts in a supportive and inclusive working environment. Our students are provided with access to the QUT Faculty of Health Research Services team, statistical training and support, access to our Advanced Driving Simulator and professional development opportunities and mentoring.

CARRS-Q researchers and students work together to provide impactful outcomes to government, industry and the community. We offer two pathways to higher degree research, both administered and awarded by QUT.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Advance your career by studying a PhD with CARRS-Q. Your research will enable you to deliver impactful outcomes to inform future state, national and international policies. Read more on how to apply, costs and scholarships.

CARRS-Q has the following research opportunities:

Title: Investigation On Path Planning To Improve Safety In Automated Vehicles

The aim of this research is to enable long-range sensor capability to improve the safety of AVs through increased visibility of the road. This project will identify visibility cost and related constrained in-path planning for different road features and will then evaluate the safety of the proposed method.

Title: Investigation On Safety Indicators In Automated And Semi-Automated Vehicles

Most of the safety metrics and indicators for safe driving were design for human drivers and often used values that are easily understood by drivers, such as time, distance and velocity. However, these indicators cannot be generalised for effectively using in AVs. The aim of this research is to identify new metrics for evaluating safety in decision making of AVs.


MSc in the field of electrical, mechanical, robotics or transport engineering, or an equivalent degree in automated vehicles, intelligent transportation systems, or artificial intelligence.

Applicants must obtain a scholarship to embark on these studies. The QUT scholarship round closes 30 September 2019. Find out more here.

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Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

Our Master of Philosophy is a personalised degree that recognises a diversity of skills and backgrounds and is designed to meet your career and research goals. Your research will contribute to our wider impact on the community, by translating knowledge into behaviour change and offering innovative safety solutions and technologies.

As part of your degree, you will complete an audit of your research degree skills to identify the training that will support your goals.

Read more on how to apply, costs and scholarships.

Make a significant and original contribution to road safety and injury prevention by enrolling in our education program.

Graduates with a background in the following should apply: What can you study?
  • Statistics
  • Psychology
  • Public health/epidemiology
  • Computer science
  • Traffic engineering
  • Traffic law enforcement
  • Automated & connected vehicles
  • ITS
  • Cycling, pedestrian & motorcycle safety
  • Risky driving behaviours
  • Child & adolescent road safety
  • Road & rail infrastructure
  • Traffic & workplace safety culture

Experience CARRS-Q

How to apply


Education & International Development Officer: or +61 7 3138 4905.

Before applying:

CARRS-Q has a particular outreach to rural and remote regions of Queensland, and we welcome rural and regional applicants enrolling in a distance education format.