What will I learn?

Completing a research degree is a unique opportunity to engage in an in-depth exploration of your interests and make a significant contribution to knowledge in your research area. Whether you're preparing for a career in academia, or want to become a leader in your industry, a research degree will help you meet the challenges of the future.

Our research-intensive environment has helped to attract the highest calibre academic and research staff from throughout Australia and around the world. Many of our staff are leaders in their fields, carrying out internationally recognised work in pure and applied research that invariably attracts high levels of competitive research funding and highly talented research students.

Our interactions with industry also bring real-world technology issues into our research laboratories. Working with industry is central to maintaining a 'forward looking' approach in our education of students. Together with our industry colleagues, we research and develop new technologies and discover innovative solutions to many of the significant problems that face society today.

Our research strengths

  • Research capabilities within the School:
  • Architecture and design - theory and history
  • Architecture and design - computing and cognition
  • Sustainable and resilient environments
  • Building business governance
  • Integrated project management

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

CRICOS

006951D

Study options

Full Time (Variable)

Tuition fees
A$35,000.00 (US$ 23,758) per year

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

Start date

Expected July 2020

Venue

University of Newcastle

Callaghan Campus,

University Drive,

CALLAGHAN,

New South Wales,

2308, NEWCASTLE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

An applicant for admission to candidature for a Doctoral Degree (Research) shall: i) Bachelor with Honours Class 1 or Honours Class II, Division 1 or any other degree approved for this purpose by the Assistant Dean (Research Training); or ii) Bachelor in the University or any other degree approved for this purpose by the Assistant Dean (Research Training), and have achieved by subsequent work and study a standard recognized by the Assistant Dean (Research Training) as equivalent to at least Honours Class II, Division 1; or iii) in exceptional cases submit evidence of possessing such other academic or professional qualifications and/or experience as may be approved by the Assistant Dean (Research Training); or iv) in the disciplines of education, medical physics, nursing, social work, social sciences and surgery have completed a minimum standard of professional experience as required by the Assistant Dean (Research Training); An Australian honours degree with Class 1 or Class 2 division 1. For international students, a four year bachelor degree including a significant research training component attained at a high standard is commonly considered equivalent to an Australian honours degree. TOEFL paper-based test score of 589; TOEFL internet based score of 94; IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0; PTE GSE score of 65; Cambridge English: Advanced score of 67.

For international students

An applicant for admission to candidature for a Doctoral Degree (Research) shall: i) Bachelor with Honours Class 1 or Honours Class II, Division 1 or any other degree approved for this purpose by the Assistant Dean (Research Training); or ii) Bachelor in the University or any other degree approved for this purpose by the Assistant Dean (Research Training), and have achieved by subsequent work and study a standard recognised by the Assistant Dean (Research Training) as equivalent to at least Honours Class II, Division 1; or iii) in exceptional cases submit evidence of possessing such other academic or professional qualifications and/or experience as may be approved by the Assistant Dean (Research Training); or iv) in the disciplines of education, medical physics, nursing, social work, social sciences and surgery have completed a minimum standard of professional experience as required by the Assistant Dean (Research Training); An Australian honours degree with Class 1 or Class 2 division 1. For international students, a four year bachelor degree including a significant research training component attained at a high standard, is commonly considered equivalent to an Australian honours degree;

TOEFL paper-based test score of 589; TOEFL internet based score of 94; IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0; PTE GSE score of 65; Cambridge English: Advanced score of 67.

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About this uni

The University of Newcastle is ranked in the top 10 universities in Australia.

  • The university’s quality of education is par excellence
  • Ten of its subjects are placed in the world’s top 200
  • Ranked 8th in Australia by Excellence in Research Australia
  • At AUD 100.8M, itis 9th in Australia for research income