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.

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

Course Structure

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

Options

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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

Research Education Sub-Committee (RESC)

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 RESC 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 RESC may approve the degree be not awarded but that the candidate be awarded an appropriate Masters degree.