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What will I learn?

The Doctor of Philosophy is part of a combined set of programs that offer students a pathway into a higher degree by research from an undergraduate degree.

As a Doctor of Philosophy candidate you will undertake supervised research with the aim of making a significant and original contribution to a discipline or profession.

Candidates undertake research, which may be pure, exploratory, applied, experimental and/or creative. They must submit a written research thesis, or a written research thesis including associated papers, of between 70,000 and 100,000 words.

Course description

The Doctor of Philosophy program has the objective of producing graduates with the capacity to conduct research independently at a high level of originality and quality. Graduates will demonstrate a capacity to design, conduct and report sustained and original research. While the research is conducted under a supervisor, students are expected to demonstrate the ability to work independently.

As a Doctor of Philosophy candidate, you will undertake supervised research with the aim of making a significant and original contribution to a discipline or profession. Candidates undertake research, which may be pure, exploratory, applied, experimental and/or creative, and are required to submit a written research thesis or a written research thesis including associated papers. The examinable outcome will normally be equivalent to 70,000 to 100,000 words. Where the examinable outcome takes the form of a thesis, it is acknowledged that thesis length can vary according to the nature of the work and the discipline.

The Doctor of Philosophy (DR-INTICT) program is part of a combined set of programs that offer students a pathway into a higher degree by research from an undergraduate degree. Prior to undertaking the Doctor of Philosophy (DR-INTICT), students must complete a (BH-INTICT) and Master of Research [Information and Communication Technology] (MR-INTICT).

Aims and objectives

Upon successful completion of the PhD, graduates will be able to:

1. Demonstrate systematic and critical understanding in one or more specialist fields or discipline areas by planning and generating a substantial and original contribution that advances scholarship or professional practice

2. Effectively disseminate research outcomes to a variety of audiences using highly developed communication skills and work productively within a team of experts in the field

3. Demonstrate autonomy, authoritative judgment, adaptability, leadership, initiative, resilience and responsibility of an expert and leading practitioner or scholar.

Which department am I in?

Information Technology

CRICOS

064191C

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$39,240.00 (21,22,228) per year

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

Start date

February 2023

Venue

Swinburne University of Technology

Hawthorn Campus,

John Street,

HAWTHORN,

Victoria,

3122, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

An applicant must have successfully completed: Master of Research (MR-INTSCI) at Swinburne with a minimum H2A average (70% or higher); Confirmation of Candidature Review. International applicants must provide evidence of one of the following: minimum IELTS overall band of 6.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0 or a TOEFL iBT (internet-based) minimum score of 79 (with a reading band no less than 18 and writing band no less than 20); or Pearson (PTE) 58 (no communicative skills less than 50).

For international students

To be eligible for admission into the Doctor of Philosophy (DR-INTICT) course, an applicant must have successfully completed:

Master of Research (MR-INTICT) at Swinburne with a minimum H2A average (70% or higher)

Confirmation of Candidature Review

Students applying to the Doctor of Philosophy (DR-INTICT) will automatically be considered for a place in the Bachelor of Research (Honours) (BH-INTICT) and Master of Research (MR-INTICT) do not need to separately apply for these programs.

English language requirements

International applicants must provide evidence of one of the following:

minimum IELTS overall band of 6.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0 or a TOEFL iBT (internet-based) minimum score of 79 (with a reading band no less than 18 and writing band no less than 20); or Pearson (PTE) 58 (no communicative skills less than 50) no longer than 24 months before submitting your application

satisfactory completion of Swinburne’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Advanced level certificate at the postgraduate level (EAP 5: PG-70%)

successful completion of a total of 24 months (full time equivalent) of formal study where the language of instruction and assessment was English at AQF level 7 or above (or equivalent) at an approved university no longer than 60 months before submitting your application.

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

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