Doctor of Philosophy - Architecture, Building and Planning

    • CRICOS Code: 056961K

    Course overview

    • 4 years full time / 8 years part time
    • On Campus (Parkville)
    • Available to domestic and international students.


    The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) indicates advanced knowledge and expertise and high-level research, conceptual and writing skills. It is a sustained piece of research and writing that examines a specific problem and, upon completion, makes a significant new contribution to knowledge. This takes the form of an 80,000 - 100,000-word thesis or combined thesis and design dissertation. The duration of the PhD program is 4 years full-time (8 years part-time is available for domestic students only).

    Doctoral candidates define research topics that position them in and across the intellectual endeavours of their discipline. Candidates play an important role in the research activities and culture of the Faculty, as they do in the University as a whole. Increasingly, candidates are undertaking PhD projects which have direct industry links or which include a corpus of creative work.