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Built Environment (practice-based), Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #43 (QS) ,
The Built Environment (practice-based) at the University of New South Wales is aimed at practitioners operating within or across the broad range of disciplines represented in the faculty, from architecture and design to planning and construction.

About

A Practice-based PhD is available across all disciplines represented in the Faculty of Built Environment: Architecture, City Planning, Computational Design, Construction Management and Property, Industrial Design, Interior Architecture and Landscape Architecture.

In the same way as a traditional PhD, the primary aim of the Built Environment (practice-based) at the University of New South Wales is to contribute new knowledge to the field through systematic investigation. A candidate has the opportunity to apply the research value of the knowledge, skills and methodologies developed as a practitioner within a broader framework of critical enquiry and analysis. 

It is expected that the candidate will generate a new body of ideas-based/creative work (the Project) and a written work (the Dissertation) that together will make an original contribution to knowledge within the field.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    144 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • The Project may take one of a number of different forms, for example: architectural design, urban design and planning, construction methods and technologies, industrial design, interior design and landscape design. It could also cross a number of disciplines. 
  • The chosen medium can also vary, for example it might take the form of objects, drawings, plans, prototypes, models, creative text, digital fabrication, film, virtual reality or a combination of these.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    577

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  • Minimum required score:

    58

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • CRICOS Course Code: 009536F
  • Video clip:  Applicants need to prepare a short video (max 5 minutes) introducing themselves and why they want to be a part of the program.
  • Statement of research interests
  • Electronic transcripts
  • Grading systems
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • GTE/Financial Declaration Form

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Canberra

  • 1425 - 2510 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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