The College of Sciences and Engineering conducts world-class research into our marine, Antarctic, maritime, terrestrial and built environments, as well as fundamental sciences and mathematics, to solve real-world problems with local impact and global significance.
Working across the widest range of research-active disciplines at the University of Tasmania, our researchers are part of strong interdisciplinary teams asking new questions and driving creativity, innovation and industry transformation in Tasmania, Australia and beyond.
Through our research, the College seeks to create new knowledge and understand our natural, production and urban environments, applying this knowledge to live sustainably now and into the future.
Higher Research Doctorate
The Doctor of Science is a higher doctorate awarded for published work which, on the advice of the examiners, has generally been recognised by scholars in the relevant field as a distinguished original contribution to scientific knowledge so as to give the candidate authoritative standing in that field.
To enquire about entry to the Doctor of Science, please email the Secretary of the College of Sciences and Engineering DSc Committee, Nicole Oliveira.
Intending candidates need to make a preliminary submission to the College of Sciences and Engineering DSc Committee. The submission should include:
- a cover letter;
- a detailed list of publications to be presented for examination;
- an abstract or summary of the major contributions of the intending candidate covered by the publications;
- where there has been collaboration with others, a signed statement indicating the content of the intending candidate's contribution to the work submitted.
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