What will I learn?

The degree of Doctor of Philosophy is available in all Faculties of the University and is awarded without classification on the basis of examination of a major thesis. The requirements for the degree shall be completed by submission of a thesis which demonstrates that the candidate has made a substantial contribution to learning and appreciates and understands the relationship of the candidate’s own investigations to a wider field of knowledge.

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

About information technology

Do you dream of being at the cutting edge of an ever-evolving industry? Our information technology degrees have been designed for students with the ambition and drive to shape the way we work, socialise, communicate and entertain. Study with us and get a head start building the future.

Career outcomes

Our information technology graduates have pursued careers as:

applications developers
systems analysts
software architects
database administrators
information systems managers
IT support technicians
systems project managers
programmers
software engineers
technical and network support professionals
web specialist and developers

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Education and Arts

CRICOS

097176G

Study options

Full Time (3 years full-time, with the possibility of 6 to 12 month extension)

Tuition fees
A$25,736.00 (US$ 17,714) per year
Estimated Total Cost: AUD $77,208; Unit Fee: AUD $3,217

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

Application deadline

11 February 2020

More details

Start date

29 June 2020

Venue

Strathfield Campus

25A Barker Road,

STRATHFIELD,

New South Wales,

2135, SYDNEY, Australia

Full Time (3 years full-time, with the possibility of 6 to 12 month extension)

Tuition fees
A$25,736.00 (US$ 17,714) per year
Estimated Total Cost: AUD $77,208; Unit Fee: AUD $3,217

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

Application deadline

11 February 2020

More details

Start date

29 June 2020

Venue

Ballarat Campus

1200 Mair Street,

BALLARAT,

Victoria,

3350, BALLARAT, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have one of the following to be eligible for admission to a PhD: an appropriate undergraduate degree with honours at a minimum level of Second Class Division A (Distinction average) (or equivalent); a masters degree with appropriate research training in a relevant field; an equivalent qualification and/or demonstrated research experience, with evidence of capacity to undertake independent research work (eg, an authored publication). English language proficiency requirement: Overall IELTS score of 6.5 (with an individual score of 6.0 for all tests); Pearson Test of English (PTE): 61 with a minimum of 50 in all four communicative skills; Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 90: minimum 25 writing; ACU English Language Test: B (65-74%); Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Overall CAE of 176 (Minimum individual score of 169 in all tests).

For international students

An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy must have completed one of the following:

an appropriate undergraduate degree with Honours at a minimum level of Second Class Division A (Distinction average) or equivalent; or
a master’s degree with appropriate research training in a relevant field; or
an equivalent qualification and/or demonstrated research experience, with evidence of capacity to undertake independent research work (eg an authored publication).

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Overall score: 6.5; Individual score of: 6.0 in all tests

Pearson Test of English (PTE): 61 with a minimum of 50 in all four communicative skills

Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 90: minimum 21 in writing, 18 in speaking, 20 in reading and 19 in listening

ACU English Language Test: B (65-74%)

Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Overall CAE score: 176; Minimum score of 169 in all tests.

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