Our Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program involves preparing a thesis that will make a substantial and original contribution to the specific subject area.
Students will be required to complete some coursework as part of their candidature. They will have access to a range of specialist units of study relevant for research students.
The Faculty of Engineering focuses on multidisciplinary research centered on various key themes:
This degree is awarded if your thesis is considered to be a substantial and original contribution to the subject concerned.
Before you apply Make sure you have read the requirements for a research application and are in possession of all required documentation.
1. Find a supervisor within the University whose academic background aligns with your research. You may visit Research Supervisor Connect to start.
2. Contact a research supervisor either through Research Supervisor Connect or email and provide: - your academic/educational background and research experience with examples such as an academic transcript - your CV/resume - the area of interest for your PhD - why you believe your research topics align with this supervisor
3. In conjunction with your supervisor, develop a preliminary research proposal up to 2000 words that outlines the subject area, objectives and significance of your research.
4. International applicants need to obtain two academic referee reports, each one written by a referee who is familiar with your previous academic achievements. You may upload letters of reference or complete our template .
5. If you intend to study part-time towards a PhD, you will also need to supply: - evidence that shows you will have sufficient time available to plan and carry out the research under the supervision of the University, and complete the course within the maximum period allowed for a part-time PhD enrolment - a declaration from your employer (if relevant) confirming that you will be permitted to take the time required to effectively pursue your studies.
6. Your research proposal should be submitted along with your CV, academic referee reports, academic transcripts and other supporting documents.
7. Submit a direct online application to the University of Sydney through the University course search.