Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering)
Science and Engineering
Requirements for admission can be found at University Requirements - Research Doctorate Degrees.
Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 10) Guidelines for Doctoral degrees.
Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements
Students of non English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The IELTS score required for admission to this course can be found in Schedule I of the JCU Admissions policy.
Additional selection requirements
Special admission requirements
EFTSL to complete (equivalent full-time student load)
Additional course rules
Additional completion requirements
Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Doctoral Degrees Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 10).
Candidates will be enrolled in the time-based subject pertaining to their field of study
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COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
3.5 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Higher Degrees by Research Sub-Committee (HDRSC)
Confirmation of candidature
Subsumption of coursework subjects
Maximum credit points of coursework subjects
27 credit points
Allowed coursework subjects
As approved by the Dean, Graduate Research School
A person admitted to candidature on the basis of previous enrolment in a Masters degree relevant to the proposed Doctoral program, may be given advanced standing for work towards the Masters degree. In exceptional cases advanced standing may be given to a candidate for relevant research work undertaken at another university.
The amount of advanced standing to be awarded shall be determined by the HDRSC on the recommendation of the Head of the School.
The University will not normally accept a candidate who has been enrolled at another institution for more than two years (full-time equivalent) or release a candidate who has been enrolled for more than two years (full-time equivalent).
Inclusion of field of research on testamur
The field of research shall not appear on the testamur.
Exit with a lesser award
After examination of the thesis, and subject to the requirements under University Requirements - Research Doctorate Degrees, the HDRSC may approve the degree be not awarded but that the candidate be awarded an appropriate Masters degree.