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What will I learn?

The University of New England is committed to maintaining its strong research culture, underpinned by high research training standards. The University Doctor of Education (EdD) Rules provide the framework for one of the University's highest level awards. They provide the rigorous processes that are essential for the maintenance of academic quality and integrity in the University's operations, and that reflect the University's values of providing a formative, respectful, inclusive, flexible and innovative environment for the delivery of high quality research training for its students. This summary mainly focuses on Humanities.

This course is mainly focusing on the Computing, Built Environment major.

Course Aims

The Doctor of Philosophy course aims are to provide a program of independent, supervised research for high calibre graduates that make a substantial and original contribution to scholarship and mastery of an academic field of knowledge.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • exhibit an expert understanding of an academic field of knowledge by: (a) having systematically acquired a substantial body of intellectual skill and experience that is grounded in contemporary developments in an academic field; (b) creating and communicating original scholarship of a quality to satisfy peer review, extending the frontier of the field of knowledge and potentially meriting publication; (c) demonstrating thorough knowledge of research principles and methods applicable in advanced academic inquiry;
  • conduct research independently and systematically by: (a) conceptualising, designing and implementing a project which will increase knowledge that is applicable or contributes new insights to an academic field; (b) evaluating ideas and making informed judgements on complex issues or challenges in the field of specialisation; (c) communicating ideas, methodologies and conclusions clearly and effectively to specialist and non-specialist audiences; and
  • be accountable for their own learning and professional training by: (a) demonstrating the capacity to undertake further learning and/or a further career in or around research at an advanced level, and contributing substantially to the development or dissemination of new techniques, ideas, or approaches; (b) displaying the qualities and attributes necessary to exercise personal responsibility and autonomous initiative in complex and unpredictable situations, whether in professional environments or in the public domain.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,600.00 (17,02,586) per year

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

Start date

31 December 2022


University of New England (UNE)

Armidale Campus,


New South Wales,

2351, COUNTRY NSW, Australia

Online/Distance (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,600.00 (17,02,586) per year
The given fee for full time and it's a guide for online students

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

Start date

31 December 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To qualify for admission into UNE postgraduate programs you must have completed an educational qualification considered to be at least comparable to an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) bachelor degree. English language requirements: An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) academic overall score of at least 6.0, with no sub-band less than 5.5. A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 213 in the computer-based test OR at least 79 in the internet-based test. You must receive a rating of no less than 22 in the written component. A Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) minimum overall score of 57 with no skill less than 50.

For international students

The Head of School or delegate (for example HDR Coordinator) under the oversight of the ADR may admit to candidature in a doctoral program an applicant who:

(a) has a degree of Master (AQF Level 9) with at least a 25% research component undertaken at a sufficiently high standard, or equivalent; or

(b) has a degree of Bachelor with at least upper second class Honours (AQF Level 8), or equivalent; or

(c) has a degree at AQF Level 8 or AQF Level 9 and had adequate research preparation since graduation. Adequate research preparation may be gained by an approved academic course, professional training, during an occupation or through peer reviewed publications; or

(d) has previously undertaken work of sufficiently high standard towards a higher degree by research (AQF Level 9 or equivalent) at UNE but not submitted it for any degree; and

(e) has produced documented evidence of capacity to undertake work at the PhD level; and (including any requirements for Doctor of Philosophy (Innovation) and Doctor of Philosophy (Creative Practice));

(f) has completed an appropriate research proposal for the doctoral program for which they are applying

An IELTS (Academic) overall score of at least 6.5 with no sub-band score less than 6.0 (or equivalent TOEFL score of at least 91 in the internet-based test with no less than 22 in the written component and 20 in listening, speaking and reading); or a Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic minimum overall score of 64 with no skill less than 58.

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


About University of New England (UNE)

UNE is the only Australian public university awarded the maximum 5 stars for overall experience 15 years in a row (The Good Universities Guide 2021).

  • Based in Armidale & Sydney, New South Wales in Australia
  • International students from 70 different nationalities
  • The Armidale campus is spread over an area of 74 hectares
  • On campus student accommodation options in Armidale