What will I learn?

The research involved in producing a doctoral (PhD) dissertation involves a significant contribution to a field of knowledge.

Course Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Doctor of Philosophy will be able to:

  • Demonstrate expert, specialised cognitive technical and research skills in a discipline area to independently and systematically generate original knowledge and understanding to make a substantial scholarly contribution to a discipline;
  • Critically reflect on, synthesise and evaluate a substantial and complex body of knowledge at the frontier of a discipline area;
  • Communicate research findings, explaining and critiquing theoretical propositions, methodologies, results and conclusions to peers and to the community;
  • Apply detailed knowledge of research, research integrity, ethics and the rights and safety of others, to plan and execute original research with intellectual independence and with full autonomy, authoritative judgement, adaptability and responsibility for personal outputs.

Research Areas

Areas of research available to candidates undertaking the PhD with the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences are listed under each of the Faculty’s disciplines along with a list of research projects in each discipline:

  • Mathematics and Applied Statistics
  • Physics
  • Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Engineering
  • Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering
  • Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering
  • Mechanical, Materials and Mechatronic Engineering

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences

CRICOS

087636M

Study options

Full Time (4 years (8 sessions))

Tuition fees
A$33,984.00 (US$ 23,031) per year
AUD $135,936 for the entire course; Session fee: AUD $16,992

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

Start date

2 March 2020, 27 July 2020

Venue

University of Wollongong

Northfields Avenue,

UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG,

New South Wales,

2522, WOLLONGONG, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

An Honours Bachelor degree in an appropriate discipline at Class II Division 2 or higher or appropriate Master of Philosophy with a strong thesis performance. Special Admission Requirements: All applicants for research degrees must submit a written (preferably typed) proposal as part of their application. This proposal should: commence with a statement detailing any previous research or project experience you have undertaken, including if possible a copy of the abstract of such work; contain, in no more than one additional page, a clearly focused research proposal for the study you would wish to undertake throughout your registration in the course; and conclude with a statement of your motivation for wanting to undertake the research course. English language requirements: IELTS - 6.5 (Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking – 6.0); TOEFL – 88 (Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking – 18).

For international students

Honours degree with 2nd class Division 1 or higher; Research Masters with at least ⅔ of the degree comprising a thesis. UOW Masters of Research with WAM70+; Coursework Masters with a substantial thesis and WAM75+ or GPA 3.2 out of 4. Other forms of research experience will also be considered.

Special Admission Requirements

All applicants for research degrees must submit a written (preferably typed) proposal as part of their application. This proposal should:

  • commence with a statement detailing any previous research or project experience you have undertaken, including if possible a copy of the abstract of such work;
  • contain, in no more than one additional page, a clearly focussed research proposal for the study you would wish to undertake throughout your registration in the course; and
  • conclude with a statement of your motivation for wanting to undertake the research course.

English Requirements

IELTS Academic Overall Score of 6.5, reading 6.0, writing 6.0, listening 6.0, speaking 6.0; TOEFL (Internet-based) score of 88, reading 18, writing 18, listening 18, speaking 18; TOEFL (Paper): 575; Cambridge English: CAE and CPE score of 176; PTE Academic overall score of 64 (All bands 57).

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