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University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Kensington , New South Wales ,Australia

Doctor of Philosophy (Research) Civil & Environmental Eng

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree is offered in all faculties of the University of New South Wales and encourages initiative and originality in research. Candidates should make a significant contribution to knowledge in their field.

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 Research Committee of the appropriate Faculty.
  • Candidates may be admitted to the PhD program after one year’s full-time enrolment in a Masters by Research program, with the approval of the Faculty Postgraduate Affairs 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.

Program Structure

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.

In some faculties advanced coursework is also prescribed.

Campus Information


High St Kensington, NSW 2052 Australia


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Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Application Process

Application Process
21 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

PhD Seminars Series
Starting a career as a PhD student can be challenging, thinking about your future career can be daunting, but you just got to do it little-by-little. The PhD series will guide your journey in teaching how you can take your research skills and putting them into industry and academic positions.

Attend these interactive sessions and have your questions answered by a UNSW Career Consultant and meet fellow professionals and hear from those working in both academia and industry.

Previous Seminar Topics 

Applying for Jobs in Academia
Applying for Jobs in Industry
Essential Interview Skills
Making Professional Connections in Academia and Industry


PSW Opportunity

  • 4 years PSW for International students after completing PHD.

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

The minimum requirement for admission to a PhD is:

  • an appropriate UNSW Bachelor degree with upper second class Honours; or
  • a completed Masters by Research from UNSW with a substantial research component and demonstrated capacity for timely completion of a high-quality research thesis; or
  • an equivalent qualification from a tertiary institution as determined by the Faculty Higher Degree Committee (HDC)


  • A thesis of no more than 100,000 words


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  • Course Code: 1630
  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Doctoral Degree/PhD
  • Duration: 04 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 186080 AUD
    Annual Cost of Living: 21041 AUD
    Application Fee: 125 AUD
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