Doctorate by Research (AQF level 10)
Tropical Environments and Societies
Requirements for admission can be found at HDR Degree Requirements
Minimum English language proficiency requirements
Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 2 – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.
JCU scholarship applicants require Band 3a
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
EFTSL to complete (equivalent full-time student load)
Course learning outcomes
Graduates of a Doctoral Degree will have:
Graduates of a Doctoral Degree will demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills:
RD7001:03 Planning the Research: Doctoral Candidates
RD7002:03 Situating the Research: Doctoral Candidates
RD7003:03 Professional Development: Doctoral Candidates
PD7636:00 Professional Doctorate Research Thesis (Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies)
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 21 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.
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
4 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Research Education Sub-Committee (RESC)
Confirmation of candidature
Subsumption of coursework subjects
Maximum credit points of coursework subjects
21 credit points of non-core coursework subjects
Allowed coursework subjects
As approved by the Dean, Graduate Research School
A person admitted to candidature on the basis of previous enrolment in a research 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 RESC on the recommendation of the College Dean
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).
Doctor of Tropical Environmental Management
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 HDR Degree Requirements, the RESC may approve the degree be not awarded but that the candidate be awarded an appropriate Masters degree.