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Overview

The Science program at the Swinburne University of Technology is generally completed over a period of four years full-time or eight years part-time. 

Candidates 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. 

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

Aims and objective

The Doctor of Philosophy program has the objective of producing graduates with the capacity to conduct research independently at a high level of originality and quality. 

Graduates will demonstrate a capacity to design, conduct and report sustained and original research. While the research is conducted under a supervisor students are expected to demonstrate the ability to work independently.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Research areas include: 

  • Science
  • Astrophysics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    58

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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
  • A high level of achievement is defined as the equivalent of a four year Swinburne Honours degree that includes a significant research component in the fourth year, leading to an Honours degree class 1 (average grade between 80-100) or class 2A (average grade between 70-79) level

Tuition Fee

  • International

    39130 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39130 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    30550 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30550 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Melbourne

  • 1501 - 2660 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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