Doctor of Philosophy

Program at a glance

Duration: 2-4 years full-time, 4-8 years part-time
Mode & Location: internal - ROK/MKY/BDG/EMD/GLD (according to availability of resources), external
Courses/Units of Credit: not applicable
Faculty: selected areas available in all Faculties
Entry: direct application at any time of year (more info)
Accreditation: not applicable
Residential School: not applicable
Practicum/Work placement: not applicable
Exit awards: not applicable
Interim awards: not applicable
Contact: Office of Research on 07 4923 2602
International students: International students studying in Australia must study full-time, on-campus.
CRICOS program codes: QLD: 021004M (Arts, Health and Science), 009876G (Business & Law), 038249F (Informatics & Communication), 009875J (Education & Creative Arts), 009878F (Engineering & Physical Systems), 010987B (Health Science) and 009879E (Science)

Program outline

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is a program of supervised research and study leading to the submission of a thesis which makes a significant original contribution to knowledge.

The program is governed by the Rules for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy which provide details regarding all aspects of admission, progression, submission and examination of the thesis. Consultation with the Associate Dean (Research) in the appropriate faculty will assist applicants to determine eligibility for admission, to identify the proposed areas of research and to ascertain the availability of suitable supervisors.

Program structure

To complete the program, a candidate will normally study for an expected period of 3 years (full-time) or 5 years (part-time). New candidates may enrol at any time of year and continuing candidates will be re-enrolled at the beginning of each academic year. The courses in which PhD candidates enrol are ungraded.

Discipline-specific course codes are allocated according to the faculty and discipline in which the candidate is undertaking their research. Within each course code, provision is made to identify the mode of attendance as full-time, or part-time. Mode of attendance shall be determined at admission or re-enrolment.

Candidates who may be required to complete prescribed courses will be enrolled in a separate program (CP20).

CD50 Arts, Health & Sciences

CD50BEHSC1 Behavioural Sciences
CD50BIOSC1 Biological Sciences
CD50CHMSC1 Chemical Sciences
CD50ENVST1 Environmental Studies
CD50ERTSC1 Earth Sciences
CD50FISHS1 Fisheries Studies
CD50HORVT1 Horticulture and Viticulture
CD50HUMWL1 Human Welfare Studies & Serv
CD50LNGLT1 Language and Literature
CD50MATSC1 Mathematical Sciences
CD50NATPH1 Other Natural and Physical Sci
CD50NURSG1 Nursing
CD50OAGEN1 Other Agricult, Enviro Rel Std
CD50OTHHL1 Other Health
CD50PHLRL1 Philosophy and Religious Stud
CD50PHTAS1 Physics and Astronomy
CD50POLSC1 Political Science and Policy Stud
CD50PSYCH1 Psychology
CD50PUBHL1 Public Health
CD50SPREC1 Sport & Recreation
CD50STHUM1 Studies in Human Society

CD82 Business & Law

CD82ACCTG1 Accounting
CD82BUSMG1 Business Management
CD82ECOEC1 Economics and Econometrics
CD82SALMK1 Sales and Marketing
CD82TOURM1 Tourism

CD63 Education & Creative Arts

CD63CURED1 Curriculum and Education Stud
CD63OTHCA1 Other Creative Arts
CD63OTHED1 Other Education
CD63PERFA1 Performing Arts
CD63TECED1 Teacher and Education
CD63VISAR1 Visual Arts and Crafts (not offered 2004)

CD70 Engineering & Physical Systems

CD70AEROE1 Aerospace Engineering & Tech
CD70BUILD1 Building
CD70CIVEN1 Civil Engineering
CD70OTHEN1 Other Engineering & Rel Techno
CD70PHYAS1 Physics and Astronomy
CD70PRORE1 Process & Resource Engineering

CD51 Informatics & Communication

CD51COMMD1 Communication & Media Studies
CD51COMSC1 Computer Science
CD51ELECT1 Electrical & Electron Eng Tech
CD51INFSY1 Information Systems
CD51OTHIT1 Other Information Technology

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Entry requirements