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Doctor of Philosophy, ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science

A single four year research degree offered by the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science

PHD
  • Length 4 year full-time
  • Minimum 192 Units
  • Academic plan 9070XPHD
  • Post Nominal
  • CRICOS code 048353A
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Engineering and Related Techno
  • Academic contact
  • Length 4 year full-time
  • Minimum 192 Units
  • Academic plan 9070XPHD
  • Post Nominal
  • CRICOS code 048353A
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Engineering and Related Techno
  • Academic contact

Program Requirements

As a PhD student you will work with increased independence, under the direction of an expert academic supervisor or a supervisory panel. Your research will make an original and important contribution to human knowledge and may be published in scientific journals or presented at international conferences.


The Doctor of Philosophy usually involves three to four years of full-time study or the part-time equivalent and requires the submission and successful examination of a thesis of up to 100,000 words.

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 at the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science 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’s 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 College of Engineering and Computer Science 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
$45,864.00

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. When selecting a research program, an institution's reputation is everything. ANU is one of the world's leading universities, and the smart choice for your research program.

The ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) has a track record of exceptional performance: a strong international research reputation based on a culture of excellence; a vibrant research-led education programme; and strong contributions in policy advice and community engagement.

We conduct research and teaching that aims to deliver solutions to some of the most pressing technological and environmental challenges the world faces, recruiting and nurturing students and academics who will lead the way in finding solutions to these challenges. The college has an extensive network of international collaboration with research institutions and industries in Europe, the Asia Pacific and the USA, as well as locally.

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

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

Employment Opportunities

We have research opportunities in a wide range of fields across engineering and computer science. Career options following completion of a Doctor of Philosophy include many opportunities in addition to an academic path such as research opportunities in industry or commercialisation of your research through a start-up.  

 

Some of our alumni hold positions as company directors, chief technology officers, senior managers, and consultants to major industry bodies and organisations in Australia and internationally.

Learning Outcomes

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Further Information

Learn more about the degrees offered at the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science, read current student profiles to see what campus life is really like, and discover what our graduates have achieved since leaving the College at Visit the College of Engineering and Computer Science website.

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