Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology)
Applicants must have:
First Class or Second Class (Division A) Master of Information Technology (Honours); or
Qualifications that are deemed by the University to be equivalent to the above.
The objectives of the PhD program in Information Technology are to carry out original research work in an IT discipline. Research is carried out under the supervision of one or more members of the academic staff.
Prospective applicants should formulate a program of study and research in conjunction with prospective supervisors. A full-time candidate is normally expected to complete the program in 3 to 4 years, and a part-time candidate is normally expected to complete the program in 6 to 8 years.
Once admitted, the student enrols in a dissertation component each semester. A student may also be required to attend some subjects offered by the School.
The student is also required to present a Confirmation of Candidature seminar about the aims, methodology and progress of the work within 12 months of enrolment. The studentís supervisor and a Confirmation of Candidature Committee attend this seminar. For each PhD student a progress report must be submitted every 12 months.
At the end of candidature, the student submits a Thesis which is evaluated by a committee of one internal and two external examiners.
The Doctor of Philosophy provides students with the research skills for academic careers in the University sector or for the role of researcher in IT research intensive organisations.
The Doctor of Philosophy degree is accredited by the Australian Computer Society.
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