Responsible faculty or institute:
Science, Engineering and Technology (principal) Campus(es) Offered:
Course Duration: Minimum
4 yrs, Maximum
Course Contact (faculty or school):
A Doctor of Philosophy enables a candidate to use expertise at the frontier of a field of research and make a significant original contribution to knowledge through their research. The research takes place over 3-4 years of study or equivalent part-time and normally results in a thesis or equivalent of traditionally circa 80-100,000 words (depending on the discipline), written in English.
Doctorates in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology are available in all Schools in the Faculty, across a wide range of discipline areas:
architecture and design
The research topic will reflect the candidates' own interests and the research expertise of their supervisors. Further information on the research areas of supervisors in these disciplines is available from the Web Access Research Portal (WARP) site.
The campus of study will vary depending on the location of the candidate, the supervisor and the research field.
A Doctor of Philosophy produces individuals who can apply a substantial body of knowledge to research, investigate and develop new knowledge, in one or more fields of investigation, scholarship or professional practice.
In Australia and around the world, Doctor of Philosophy graduates are highly regarded as potential employees. The skills and attributes gained in the degree can be the entry to a post doctoral career at a university, and graduates are also highly sought after for positions across the spectrum of available careers. Graduates take up roles in areas such as design, engineering, educational, managerial, legal, human resources, marketing and business realms.