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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.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering

CRICOS

047176K

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$48,000.00 (US$ 36,965) per year

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

Start date

15 February 2021, 31 May 2021, 13 September 2021

Venue

University of New South Wales - UNSW

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 Academic version only: 6.5 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest)

TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT): 90 overall (min. 23 in writing, 22 in reading, listening and speaking)

TOEFL Paper-based Test (PBT): 577 overall (min. 5.0 in TWE)

Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: 64 overall (min. 54 in each subtest)

Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): 176 overall (min.169 in each subtest)

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 180 overall (min.180 in each subtest)

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

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