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Ph.D. On Campus

Design

Swinburne University of Technology

48 months
Duration
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About

As a student in the Design program at the Swinburne University of Technology, you will undertake supervised research with the aim of making a significant and original contribution to a discipline or profession. 

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Overview

The Doctor of Philosophy degree is generally completed over a period of four years full-time or eight years part-time. 

Candidates from the Design program at the Swinburne University of Technology undertake research, which may be pure, exploratory, experimental and/or creative, and are required to submit a written research thesis, a written research thesis including associated papers, or an artefact with an accompanying exegesis.

The examinable outcome will normally be equivalent to 70 000 to 100 000 words. Where the examinable outcome takes the form of a thesis, it is acknowledged that thesis length can vary according to the nature of the work and the discipline.

Throughout your candidature you will receive guidance and support from your research supervisors. You will also have the opportunity to participate in a number of research training sessions on topics such as thesis writing, publishing and presenting.

This program is suited to applicants who:

  • have some prior research experience
  • are interested in a pursuing a career in research
  • have a desire to make an original contribution to research in a particular field
  • have a naturally inquiring mind and a desire to know more
  • wish to gain an internationally recognised qualification
  • want to enhance their employment opportunities.

Programme Structure

Research areas include: 

  • Product Design Innovation
  • Human Factors and Health in Design
  • Humanitarian Design and Shelter
  • Information Design
  • Design Engineering and Aged Care
  • Cross-Cultural Design
  • Human Computer Interaction Design
  • Aesthetics
  • Strategic Design and Management

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details

Intakes Hawthorn (January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December)

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code 064191C

  • Applicants must have completed at least four years (or equivalent) of tertiary education studies in a relevant discipline at a high level of achievement, and must have been approved for the award of the degree(s) for which they studied.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30800 AUD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 30800 AUD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    30550 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30550 AUD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 AUD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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