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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Philosophy - Sciences, Engineering and Health from CQUniversity Australia is a course of supervised research and study that may be undertaken in a range of fields. 


Your research will lead to the submission of a thesis, which makes a significant original contribution to knowledge. This contribution can be in the form of new knowledge or of significant and original adaptation, application and interpretation of existing knowledge. The Philosophy - Sciences, Engineering and Health course at the CQUniversity Australia is governed by the Course Rules for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, which provides details regarding all aspects of admission, progression, submission and examination of the thesis.

Why study at CQUniversity

Research is an integral component of CQUniversity’s purpose. There is a strong commitment to the conduct of cutting-edge research in new areas which challenge the boundaries of the traditional disciplines to provide distinctive research opportunities and solutions for staff, candidates and sponsors.

The Associate Dean (Research and Innovation) is responsible for the management of the Faculty’s research portfolio by planning and monitoring the Faculty’s directions and activities in research and postgraduate research training.

Career Opportunities

A Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) qualification is highly regarded in research roles or where highly specialised knowledge is required.  It is a prerequisite for a permanent academic position in many universities.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Areas of study:

  • Aerospace Engineering and Technology;
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies;
  • Behavioural Sciences;
  • Biological Sciences;
  • Building;
  • Chemical Sciences;
  • Civil Engineering;
  • Earth Sciences;
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technology;
  • Engineering Technology;
  • Environmental Engineering;
  • Fisheries Studies;
  • Human Movement;
  • Industrial Engineering;
  • Manufacturing Engineering;
  • Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Technology;
  • Nursing;
  • Pharmacology;
  • Process and Resource Engineering;
  • Psychology;
  • Public Health;
  • Sociology;
  • Studies in Human Society

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

You must hold a bachelor degree in a relevant discipline with first or second class honours; or a master’s degree with a substantial element of research work.

CRICOS: 058808C

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28904 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28904 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs

  • Melbourne, Australia

    1501 - 2660 AUD/month
    Living Costs
  • Perth, Australia

    1328 - 2370 AUD/month
    Living Costs
  • Adelaide, Australia

    1328 - 2480 AUD/month
    Living Costs
  • Townsville, Australia

    1500 - 2800 AUD/month
    Living Costs
  • Sydney, Australia

    1882 - 3550 AUD/month
    Living Costs
  • Rockhampton, Australia

    1200 - 2000 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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