Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering and Related Technologies)

Courses and Study Australian courses Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering and Related Technologies)

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is an essential prerequisite for research and academic careers in most disciplines.

Campus
Townsville, Cairns
Start dates
January, July
Duration
4 years full time
Part time available
Study mode
On campus, Off campus

Course overview

The Doctor of Philosophy is a program of supervised original research. It culminates in the submission of a thesis that demonstrates the ability for critical analysis and research that makes a significant and original contribution to the knowledge and understanding of the field of study.

It is a four-year full-time program offered either on campus at JCU’s Townsville and Cairns campuses or off campus.

The off-campus option requires some attendance on campus for confirmation and exit seminars, and at least three weeks per year for consultation with the supervisor. This program is also available part time.

Your research topic

Applicants need to discuss their proposed research topic with an appropriate research supervisor.

To look for an appropriate supervisor, use the Find a Supervisor service from the Graduate Research School.

How to apply

Visit the Graduate Research School Prospective Students website for more information, and then:

Apply now through the Online Application Portal.

Subjects

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

RD7001:03 Planning the Research: Doctoral Candidates

RD7002:03 Situating the Research: Doctoral Candidates

RD7003:03 Professional Development: Doctoral Candidates

PI7003:00 Doctor of Philosophy Research Thesis (Engineering and Related Technologies)

Pathway into course

Please contact the Graduate Research School for details about pathways into this course.

The Diploma of Higher Education is a one-year course (or two years, part-time) designed to help people who may not meet the academic requirements for entry into a Bachelor degree course. The course is also designed to help students develop the necessary skills to be successful university students.

The Diploma consists of a combination of introductory and first year degree subjects.  Successful completion of the Diploma will give you a recognised qualification in its own right.

Graduating with the Diploma will also allow you to enter many JCU Bachelor degree programs and may give you credit, for some of the subjects you successfully complete.

Please contact pathways@jcu.edu.au if you have any questions or call Anne Chatelain (07) 47815740 in Townsville or Gabi Newman (07) 4232 1155 in Cairns.

Handbook

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

RD7001:03 Planning the Research: Doctoral Candidates

RD7002:03 Situating the Research: Doctoral Candidates

RD7003:03 Professional Development: Doctoral Candidates

PI7003:00 Doctor of Philosophy Research Thesis (Engineering and Related Technologies)

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Townsville

 
Cairns 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

4 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

8.5 years

Maximum leave of absence

6 months

Progression

Supervising body

Research Education Sub-Committee (RESC)

Confirmation of candidature

See HDR Degree Requirements

Supervision

See HDR Degree Requirements

Progression

See HDR Degree Requirements

Subsumption of coursework subjects

Subsumption permitted

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

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

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.

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

Award title

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Approved abbreviation

PhD

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.

This website is intended as general guide. Prospective students should contact the university to confirm admission requirements and the availability of courses. James Cook University reserves the right to alter any course or admission requirement without prior notice.