Computer Science (PhD) - 1885
The Doctoral degree is formal recognition of successful research experience. The candidate must make a distinct and original contribution to knowledge. Considerably more original work is required for a Doctorate than for a Masters research degree. The nature and level of supervision will evolve over the duration of the candidature. The work will be more closely supervised in the early stages. In the later stages, however, the candidate must be allowed increasing scope to exercise initiatives and demonstrate originality.
In the latter part of the program the candidate should be able to work alone and be guided rather than directed by the supervisor. The degree of Doctor of Philosophy requires a minimum of three years full-time study and preparation of a thesis. The length of a doctoral thesis normally should not exceed 100,000 words of text.
This program involves a minimum of three years full-time study. Students undertake supervised research leading to the production of the thesis.
The length of a doctoral thesis normally should not exceed 100,000 words of text and should be submitted for examination within 4 years of full-time study.
Some advanced coursework may also be prescribed.
As a general guide, the UNSW entry requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy are as follows:
• A candidate for the degree shall have been awarded an appropriate degree of Bachelor with Honours from the University of New South Wales or a qualification considered equivalent from another university or tertiary institution at a level acceptable to the UNSW Canberra Higher Degree Committee.
• In exceptional cases an applicant who submits evidence of such other academic and professional qualifications as may be approved by the Committee may be permitted to enrol for the degree.
However, as each Faculty manages its own PhD programs, prospective local and international research students should check with UNSW Canberra and/or School for specific entry requirements.
Candidates may be admitted to the PhD program after 9-12 months full-time enrolment in a Masters by Research program, following a confirmation of candidature review to the satisfaction of the relevant Head of School, and with the approval of the UNSW Canberra Higher Degree Committee.
English language requirements also apply. Please see: http://www.unsw.edu.au/english-requirements-policy