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Doctor of Philosophy - Engineering

The University of Melbourne
4 years full time / 8 years part time
Full time/part time
Doctorate / PhD
On campus
Melbourne (Australia)
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About this program

Make your own research contribution with the Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering and IT) at Australia’s leading university*. Build your expertise in a specialist area and be supported by experienced supervisors and advisory committees to create significant change in society. You’ll demonstrate academic leadership, independence, creativity and innovation in your research work.

Research projects are offered in:

  • Biomedical engineering
  • Chemical engineering
  • Computing and information systems
  • Electrical and electronic engineering
  • Infrastructure engineering (civil engineering; structural engineering; environmental engineering; geomatics and spatial information)
  • Mechanical engineering and mechatronics.

You can also pursue an engineering or IT research project of your own.

* Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019

Solutions for global problems

Work alongside researchers who are creating technological solutions to significant problems in our society and in our future. You’ll benefit from an environment of cross-disciplinary research excellence at Melbourne, connecting diverse study areas and blending academic and industry.

Our researchers are looking into water resource management, clean energy, disaster management, climate change, cancer treatment, epilepsy suppression, food processing, automated interpretation of data, personalised medicine, smart grids and more.

Internationally recognised qualification

Be part of one of the largest engineering research institutions in Australia, measured on research income. You’ll receive strong backing from industry and government. We also offer joint PhD schemes with Priestley Scholarships with University of Birmingham, and the Melbourne-India Postgraduate Academy (MIPA).

World class facilities

We’re home to an Australian-first, state-of-the-art VRbiomechanical facility, CAREN (Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment), which focuses on improving our understanding of human movement and rehabilitation. You’ll also have access to cutting-edge laboratories and a heavy engineering workshop for materials testing, engine and turbine testing, wind tunnel investigations and metal forming processing.

Admission requirements

For more information about this program, please contact the school directly.

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About this institute

The University of Melbourne - a distinctive contribution to society in research.

Established in 1853, The University of Melbourne is a public-spirited institution that makes distinctive contributions to society in research, teaching and knowledge transfer. As a fine academic institution, Melbourne honours its traditional promise to uphold the scholarly values of intellectual...

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Why study at The University of Melbourne

Because the Melbourne Model allows you to combine over 100 areas of study, you’re free to shape the degree that’ll ultimately shape your world. You can blend psychology with artificial intelligence, wine making with international communications, music with biomedicine.

With such generous choice and scope, you’ll become the person who makes a difference: knowledgeable and well-rounded, in high demand globally, someone who can think critically and creatively, speak persuasively, adapt to new challenges and collaborate with your peers.

Australia ranked #2 study abroad country

Australia has been ranked the #2 study abroad country in the world for 2020! With everything from the tranquility of the Gold Coast beaches to the adventure of the Australian Alps, take a trip “Down Under” and discover why Australia is a great choice for an exceptional study abroad experience.

Contact info

The University of Melbourne

Academic Registrar
3010 Victoria


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