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Doctor of Philosophy, School of Computing

A single four year research award offered by the School of Computing

PHD
  • Length 4 year full-time
  • Minimum 192 Units
  • Academic plan 9714XPHD
  • Post Nominal PhD
  • CRICOS code 114814C
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Computer Science
  • STEM Program
  • Academic contact
  • Length 4 year full-time
  • Minimum 192 Units
  • Academic plan 9714XPHD
  • Post Nominal PhD
  • CRICOS code 114814C
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Computer Science
  • STEM Program
  • Academic contact

Program Requirements

The Doctor of Philosophy requires the submission and successful examination of a thesis of up to 100,000 words on an approved topic.

Completion of a standard program for a Doctor of Philosophy requires a minimum of 96 units and a maximum of 192 units of enrolment in the research component.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy program you should have completed a relevant four-year undergraduate degree from an eligible university, or a postgraduate qualification with a significant research thesis component. There must be a supervisor within the ANU School of Computing who is available and willing to supervise your research, and you must have identified a research project.


Admission to a Doctor of Philosophy degree at ANU requires:

1. An Australian Bachelor degree with at least Second Class Honours - Upper (First Class Honours is often required) or its international equivalent, or

2. Another degree with a significant research/thesis component that may be assessed as equivalent to paragraph (1), or

3. A combination of qualifications, research publications and/or professional experience related to the field of study that may be assessed as equivalent to paragraph (1).


All applicants must meet the University‚Äôs English Language Admission Requirements for Students.


You may be eligible for admission if you can demonstrate that you have significant research experience and a background equivalent to these qualifications.

The ANU School of Computing x encourages prospective students to take a self assessment test to determine their suitability for admission/scholarship before completing the pre-application process.

If you think you might qualify, you can also check out our guide on how to apply.

Annual indicative fee for international students
$53,370.00

For further information on International Tuition Fees see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments/international-tuition-fees

Fee Information

All students are required to pay the Services and amenities fee (SA Fee)@

The annual indicative fee provides an estimate of the program tuition fees for international students and domestic students (where applicable). The annual indicative fee for a program is based on the standard full-time enrolment load of 48 units per year (unless the program duration is less than 48 units). Fees for courses vary by discipline meaning that the fees for a program can vary depending on the courses selected. Course fees are reviewed on an annual basis and typically will increase from year to year. The tuition fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and the courses selected and are subject to increase during the period of study.

For further information on Fees and Payment please see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.@

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Exceptional research degrees at ANU

The Australian National University provides PhD students with a vibrant research community and outstanding program support. 

As a PhD student you will work with increased independence, under the direction of a supervisory panel of experts in the field. Your research will make an original and important contribution to human knowledge, research and development.

Career Options

ANU ranks among the world's very finest universities. Our nearly 100,000 alumni include political, business, government, and academic leaders around the world.

We have graduated remarkable people from every part of our continent, our region and all walks of life.

Learning Outcomes

  1. critically analyse, synthesise and evaluate complex information in a specific area of the discipline relevant to their research;
  2. formulate a research plan and undertake independent research to address specific research questions that make a substantial contribution to knowledge;
  3. ensure that research is carried out with integrity and actively promote responsible conduct of research;
  4. develop, adapt and implement research methodologies relevant to their research questions;
  5. demonstrate expert technical and/or specialist skills relevant to their research focus;
  6. communicate effectively to specialist and non-specialist audiences in both written and oral form;
  7. demonstrate appropriate collegial and professional behaviour, and safe working practices as required by their specific research focus.
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