Doctor of Philosophy (Science)

Course Code

59502

Version

7

Faculty

Science and Engineering

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Academic Requirements

Course Structure

Campus

Candidature

Progression

Advanced Standing

Award Details

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

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

Nil

Special admission requirements

Nil

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

EFTSL to complete (equivalent full-time student load)

3.5 EFTSL

Additional course rules

Nil

Additional completion requirements

Nil

Learning outcomes

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).

Course Structure

Candidates will be enrolled in the time-based subject pertaining to their field of study

Options

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PI7604   Doctor of Philosophy Research Thesis (Aquatic Ecology)

PI7605   Doctor of Philosophy Research Thesis (Astronomy)

PI7607   Doctor of Philosophy Research Thesis (Botany)

PI7609   Doctor of Philosophy Research Thesis (Conservation Biology)

PI7611   Doctor of Philosophy Research Thesis (Earth Sciences)

PI7612   Doctor of Philosophy Research Thesis (Economic Geology)

PI7621   Doctor of Philosophy Research Thesis (Enviro Physics, Met and Ocean)

PI7623   Doctor of Philosophy Research Thesis (Environmental Science)

PI7624   Doctor of Philosophy Research Thesis (Environmental Studies)

PI7626   Doctor of Philosophy Research Thesis (Geographic and Land Information Systems)

PI7627   Doctor of Philosophy Research Thesis (Geography)

PI7628   Doctor of Philosophy Research Thesis (Geology)

PI7630   Doctor of Philosophy Research Thesis (Marine Biology)

PI7631   Doctor of Philosophy Research Thesis (Mathematics)

PI7632   Doctor of Philosophy Research Thesis (Physics)

PI7634   Doctor of Philosophy Research Thesis (Tropical Agricultural Science)

PI7635   Doctor of Philosophy Research Thesis (Tropical Ecology)

PI7636   Doctor of Philosophy Research Thesis (Tropical Environmental Management)

PI7637   Doctor of Philosophy Research Thesis (Tropical Marine Ecology and Fisheries Biology)

PI7638   Doctor of Philosophy Research Thesis (Tropical Marine Studies)

PI7639   Doctor of Philosophy Research Thesis (Tropical Plant Sciences)

PI7641   Doctor of Philosophy Research Thesis (Zoology)

PI7648   Doctor of Philosophy Research Thesis (Coral Reef Studies)

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Cairns

 

Townsville

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

3.5 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

10 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Supervising body

Higher Degrees by Research Sub-Committee (HDRSC)

Confirmation of candidature

See University Requirements - Research Doctorate Degrees

Supervision

See University Requirements - Research Doctorate Degrees

Progression

See University Requirements - Research Doctorate Degrees

Subsumption of coursework subjects

Subsumption permitted

Maximum credit points of coursework subjects

27 credit points

Allowed coursework subjects

As approved by the Dean, Graduate Research School

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

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.

Maximum allowed

The amount of advanced standing to be awarded shall be determined by the HDRSC on the recommendation of the Head of the School.

Other restrictions

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).

Award Details

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.