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What will I learn?

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree is offered in all faculties of the University of New South Wales and encourages initiative and originality in research. Candidates should make a significant contribution to knowledge in their field.

This program involves a minimum of three years full-time study. Students undertake supervised research leading to the production of the thesis. The length of a doctoral thesis normally should not exceed 100,000 words of text and should be submitted for examination within 4 years of full-time study.

In some faculties advanced coursework is also prescribed.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering

CRICOS

009487K

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$48,000.00 (25,69,593) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

13 December 2021, 14 February 2022, 30 May 2022, 12 September 2022

Venue

UNSW Sydney - University of New South Wales

Kensington Campus,

High Street, Kensington,

UNSW SYDNEY,

New South Wales,

2052, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The equivalent of a three-year undergraduate degree plus an equivalent postgraduate degree in a relevant discipline with an overall average grade of at least 75 (Distinction).

For international students

A candidate for the degree shall have been awarded an appropriate Bachelor degree with Honours from the University of New South Wales or a qualification considered equivalent to the above from another university or tertiary institution.
A candidate for the degree shall have been awarded an appropriate coursework Master degree which includes a substantial research component from the University of New South Wales or a qualification considered equivalent to the above from another university or tertiary institution.
Candidates may be admitted to the PhD program after one year’s full-time enrolment in a Masters by Research program, with the approval of the Faculty Higher Degree Committee.

English Language Requirements:

IELTS: 6.5 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest); TOEFL IBT (Internet Based): 90 overall (min. 23 in writing, 22 in reading, listening and speaking); Pearson (PTE - Academic): 64 overall (min. 54 in each subtest); C1 Advanced Cambridge: 176 overall (min. 169 in each subtest); C2 Proficiency Cambridge: 180 overall (min. 180 in each subtest); UNSW Global University English Entry Course (UEEC): Successful completion with a minimum overall grade of C+ and a minimum grade of C in the writing component.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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