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Overview

  • Produce a substantial piece of research that contributes to the body of knowledge in your chosen specialisation.
  • Maintain regular contact with supervisors and participate in University scholarly activities such as seminars, teaching and publication; a program of supervised research and investigation; and preparation of a thesis.
  • External program candidates may research in a workplace away from QUT, either domestically or overseas.
QUT course code IF49
Attendance Part-time or Full-time
Course duration 3 - 4 years full-time
Start month 2017 & 2018 Start any time
Delivery On campus
  • Gardens Point
Faculty
  • Science and Engineering Faculty
Course contact
CRICOS code 006367J

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Details

QUT adopts a project management approach. PhD candidates work closely with their supervisory team to meet collegially reviewed milestones leading to timely submission of a thesis for examination. QUT is proud of its record of timely completions and low attrition rates realised by this approach.

During candidature the supervisor and other key stakeholders will provide advice and direction to the candidate to encourage their participation in university scholarly activities such as research seminars, teaching and publication. The length of the thesis varies according to the topic, but should normally be no longer than 100,000 words, excluding bibliography.

Units

Course design

Mandatory

  • IFN001 Advanced Information Retrieval Skills
  • Time based Thesis

Other units as agreed by student in negotiation with their supervisor and faculty.

Entry requirements

Academic entry requirements

Masters and professional doctorate degrees by coursework must have a significant research component, normally not less than 25%. Holders of masters and professional doctorate by coursework must:

  • have a minimum grade point average (GPA) score of 5.0 on QUT's 7 point scale; and
  • present evidence of research experience and potential for approval

Admission to the Doctor of Philosophy depends on an applicant’s demonstrated research aptitude and the availability of supervision, infrastructure and resources needed for the proposed research project.

 

 

Course fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually.

2018: $24800 - $30800 per year full-time if you exceed the maximum time under RTS (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

2017: $23800 - $29600 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's 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.

Scholarships and financial support

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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How to apply for Doctor of Philosophy (Hosted by Science & Engineering Faculty)

You apply directly to QUT for all our research degrees.

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You're ready if you have:

  1. Looked at our research areas
  2. Selected your degree
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements
  4. Checked if you're eligible for a scholarship
  5. Agreed on a supervisor with your faculty
  6. Discussed your options and developed your topic
  7. Written your research proposal
  8. Gathered your supporting documents

All done? Then you're ready to apply.

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