Doctor of Tropical Environmental Management (Res)
Faculty of 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
Relevant professional experience, typically five years but must be a minimum of two years.
Special admission requirements
The course is conducted in collaboration with Charles Darwin University and the University of Queensland. Students are expected to enrol in subjects at partner institutions - www.cdu.edu.au/ehs/dtem/structure.html
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
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).
PD7636 Professional Doctorate Research Portfolio (Tropical Environmental Management)
The candidate must submit a portfolio of research based on the equivalent of at least two years full-time research. The research topic(s) will have an applied management and/or multidisciplinary focus.
The research portfolio will normally include:
(1) the outputs (preferably in the form of published or in press research papers) of a research project - equivalent to 18 months full-time (with 6 months placement) or two years full-time (with no placement), plus
(2) a synthesising introduction and discussion.
Note: If the 18 month research project option is chosen, the research outputs must also include the outputs arising from a one semester (full-time equivalent) professional placement (to be approved by the Course Coordinator).
Select 24 credit points of any level 5 or 6 subjects in a field of study that will complement existing professional experience or qualifications and research portfolio (as approved by the Course Coordinator). This may include approved subjects from other universities such as Charles Darwin University and the University of Queensland.
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Expected time to complete
3 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.