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What will I learn?

A full-time member of the academic staff, experienced in research, will be appointed as supervisor for each student in the Doctor of Philosophy - Engineering. Associate supervisors, internal or external, will be appointed to assist the principal supervisor. Students may be required to meet certain attendance requirements and will be required to complete a thesis embodying the results of research carried out in the field of study specified at the time of enrolment. Students will be referred to prospective supervisors in order to establish a possible research project. The Doctor of Philosophy is normally completed over two to four years of full-time or part-time equivalent and can be taken in either Campus or Cloud (online) mode.

Course learning outcomes

Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$40,200.00 (21,87,160) per year
Deakin is offering 30% tuition fee waiver bursary to students for studying online at Deakin University.

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

Start date

Expected June, July, August, October, November 2022


Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

75 Pigdons Road,



3216, GEELONG, Australia

Online/Distance (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$40,200.00 (21,87,160) per year
This fee refers to full time and its guide for online students

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

Start date

Expected June, July, August, October, November 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree with honours (second class and above) from a recognised tertiary institution in an appropriate discipline for which the University can provide the required supervisory expertise. Other English Language Requirements accepted: TOEFL (PBT) score of 550; CPE score of 45 no less than 'weak' in each skill; CAE score of 52 no less than 'borderline' in each skill; PTE score of 52-57 no less than 50 in each skill; OET Overall B, with A or B in listening, speaking, writing and reading.

For international students

Applicants must have demonstrated evidence of a high standard of research ability. This is normally an Honours year to H2A (70%+) standard, a research master’s degree, or a coursework master degree with a substantial thesis. However, other evidence of research ability may be considered and could include a thesis as part of an international undergraduate degree; relevant refereed publications; research awards; or research experience.

Applicants should hold either a bachelor’s degree with first class honours (H2A) or a masters by research degree in a field of study related to the subject of the proposed research, or other qualifications/research publications approved as equivalent.

IELTS: Overall 7 No band lower than 6.5; TOEFL IBT: 94 Writing 24; TOEFL PBT: 600 Writing 5; CPE: 185 No band less than 176; CAE: 185 No band less than 176; PTE: 65 No less than 58 in each skill; OET: Overall B (equivalent to a IELTS 7 - 7.5 range); DUELI EAP PROGRAM: EAP 4 (70%).

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


About Deakin University

Deakin University is a young and dynamic university, offering world-class degrees, excellent employment rates and an experience that students love.

  • Top 1 per cent in 24 study areas (QS, THE, ShanghaiRankings)
  • Highest student satisfaction in Victoria (QILT)
  • Top 50 young universities globally (QS)
  • Offers a curriculum that is practical and industry relevant