Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering and IT)

4 years full-time, Parkville — Domestic and International students. CRICOS code: 056957F

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Course Description

The PhD is designed for graduates to demonstrate academic leadership, independence, creativity and innovation in their research work. In addition, professional doctoral studies provide advanced training designed to build expertise in a specialist area, while encouraging the acquisition of a wide range of advanced and transferable skills. Graduating with a PhD marks a student’s admission to the community of Engineering scholars.

The PhD thesis demonstrates authority and contributes to knowledge in the candidate’s field. The PhD thesis is deeper and more comprehensive in scope than the Master’s thesis.

Program requirements

Students are required to complete a thesis of approximately 80,000–100,000 words and to successfully complete a minimum of two and a maximum of four coursework subjects.

For more information on these subjects, view the University Handbook listing.

Handbook Entry: PhD (Engineering)

Joint PhD schemes offered with other universities

You may also wish to consider other opportunities to complete PhD studies with our academics, offered in conjunction with partnering overseas institutions.

Priestley Scholarships with University of Birmingham, UK

As part of a global collaboration in research, education, and cultural engagement, 20 PhD scholarships are offered, enabling research students to work with academics in Birmingham and Melbourne.

Priority research areas include energy storage, biomechanics, artificial intelligence and robotics.

To view projects on offer and application procedures, please visit:

University of Birmingham website

Melbourne-India Postgraduate Program (MIPP)

The Melbourne-India Postgraduate Program provides graduate researchers an opportunity to work with University of Melbourne academics.

Our Indian partners are Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK), Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc), and Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IITKgp). Applicants must have studied with one of the program’s Indian partners.

The program is now extended to Sri Lanka.

To view projects on offer and application procedures, please visit:

MIPP website

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