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The Doctor of Information Technology is a professional doctorate oriented towards the enhancement of professional practice and designed to focus on applied investigation and problem solving. It is appropriate for those wishing to pursue a problem within their workplace expertise. The course facilitates research aimed at improving professional practice in information technology and gives candidates an opportunity to engage in focused professional development.
This course is for individuals active in the industry and who are seeking a distinct career advantage by adding a highly respected qualification to their credentials. The structure of the professional doctorate is designed around the needs of the mature professional and can be undertaken on a part-time basis. The course provides candidates with a convenient and accessible study option to obtain a professional doctorate and is designed for those who:
At least two-thirds of the degree is undertaken as a research project(s) and up to one-third of the program may be undertaken as coursework. Students are expected to develop a high level of research skill and analysis, make an original contribution to knowledge and equip themselves with expert knowledge to enhance their professional practice.
The faculty offers coursework units specifically designed to develop research techniques and critical subject knowledge in preparation for the research study.
The Doctor of Information Technology provides focused research and coursework studies in the IT research areas.
Step 1 - Identify your research area:
Step 2 - Choose a theme from:
Step 3 - Contact Science and Engineering's research degree coordinator.
QUT researchers are available to discuss your topic with you to ensure it has the right scope and scale for your preferred research degree. There are also opportunities for you to align your interests with QUT’s major ongoing research programs. Explore research topics.
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The degree consists of 288 credit points— up to 96 credit points of coursework, and the balance is research. Students are expected to develop a high level of research skill and analysis and make an original contribution to knowledge and professional practice. The Doctor of Information Technology will provide focused research and coursework studies in the IT's research areas.
Applicants must have industry experience in a field relevant to the professional doctorate and possess one of the following:
Students with exemplary professional practice and who do not meet one of the above criteria may still be eligible to apply and should consult QUT's Science and Engineering Faculty.
Before submitting an application for enrolment, potential candidates should consult the course coordinator for assistance with preparation of the appropriate application form concerning eligibility and special interests.
Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually.
2018: $21,800 per year full-time if you exceed the maximum time under RTP (96 credit points)
(subject to annual review)
2017: $23900 per year full-time if you exceed the maximum time under RTP
(subject to annual review)
If you're an Australian citizen or permanent visa holder, or a New Zealand citizen, your tuition fees are normally covered by the Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fees Offset (Domestic), as long as you complete your degree within the program's set timeframes. You'll have to pay tuition fees if you exceed the time limits under the RTP.
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