Doctor of Philosophy - Engineering
- CRICOS Code: 056957F
What will I study?
The Doctor of Philosophy is a 4-year degree (full time).
As a Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering and IT) student, you’ll complete a thesis of 80,000–100,000 words and complete between 2–4 coursework subjects. You’ll develop advanced research skills and techniques, and demonstrate academic leadership, independent creativity and innovation – building expertise in a specialist area of your choice.
You could choose from research projects in:
- Biomedical Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Infrastructure Engineering (including civil, environmental, spatial and structural engineering)
- Mechanical Engineering
Many of these projects are cross-disciplinary, involving more than one field of engineering, IT or broader study area. Alternatively, you can also pursue an engineering or IT research project of your own.
Your thesis will demonstrate a critical application of specialist knowledge and should be an independent contribution to existing scholarship in your area of research.
The normal length of a Doctor of Philosophy thesis is 80,000–100,000 words, exclusive of words in tables, maps, bibliographies and appendices. Footnotes are included as part of the word limit.
You’ll have an experienced supervisor and an advisory committee who will arrange a course of supervised research that suits your requirements and interests, in consultation with you. You can find a supervisor to suit your area of interest on our Find an Expert directory. You may be required to supplement your research program by attending/enrolling in additional subjects if deemed necessary by supervisors. During your candidature, you’ll attend all departmental seminars.