Doctor of Philosophy - Engineering

    • CRICOS Code: 056957F

    Course overview

    • 4 years full time / 8 years part time
    • Parkville campus located in the heart of Melbourne city
    • Available to domestic and international students.


    Make your own research contribution with the Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering and IT) at Australia’s No. 1 university for engineering and IT*. Build your expertise in a specialist area and be supported by experienced supervisors and advisory committees to create significant change in society. You’ll demonstrate academic leadership, independence, creativity and innovation in your research work.

    Research projects are offered in:

    • Biomedical engineering
    • Chemical engineering
    • Computing and information systems
    • Electrical and electronic engineering
    • Infrastructure engineering (civil engineering; structural engineering; environmental engineering; geomatics and spatial information)
    • Mechanical engineering and mechatronics.

    You can also pursue an engineering or IT research project of your own.

    * QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018: Engineering and Technology

    Solutions for global problems

    Work alongside researchers who are creating technological solutions to significant problems in our society and in our future. You’ll benefit from an environment of cross-disciplinary research excellence at Melbourne, connecting diverse study areas and blending academic and industry.

    Our researchers are looking into water resource management, clean energy, disaster management, climate change, cancer treatment, epilepsy suppression, food processing, automated interpretation of data, personalised medicine, smart grids and more.

    Internationally recognised qualification

    Be part of one of the largest engineering research institutions in Australia, measured on research income. You’ll receive strong backing from industry and government. We also offer joint PhD schemes with Priestley Scholarships with University of Birmingham, and the Melbourne-India Postgraduate Program (MIPP).

    World class facilities

    We’re home to an Australian-first, state-of-the-art VR biomechanical facility, CAREN (Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment), which focuses on improving our understanding of human movement and rehabilitation. You’ll also have access to cutting-edge laboratories and a heavy engineering workshop for materials testing, engine and turbine testing, wind tunnel investigations and metal forming processing.