A Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at UNSW Engineering requires completion of a piece of research that demonstrates a significant and original contribution to knowledge in the field of study. Our candidates acquire advanced specialist research training and produce a thesis that summarises the research and provides evidence for independent thought and critical analysis. This includes effective communication and expert knowledge of the discipline in the international context.
We offer the following Doctor of Philosophy programs:
This program requires a minimum of three years, full-time study. Students undertake supervised research leading to the production of a written thesis.
The minimum requirement for admission to a PhD is:
To apply for a postgraduate research program, you’ll need to follow the steps below:
Fees for local and international postgraduate research students differ, with more information available at UNSW Research.
We provide an array of research scholarships to UNSW Engineering postgraduate students. Suitable for both domestic and international researchers, they include government and industry-funded scholarships. Browse through the range and discover which schemes are applicable to your situation.
Read our handy five-step guide on how to apply online. You’ll find information on fees, scholarships on offer, deadlines and the documents required including your research proposal.
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