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Victoria University

Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

PhD in Information Technology & Computer Science (Integrated)

Aim for career as an academic, IT expert or computer scientist. Our integrated PhD teaches you best-practice research methods before you begin original and important study.

VU's integrated PhD in Information Technology & Computer Science
VU's integrated PhD in IT and Computer Science offers a pathway to a doctorate degree to graduates without a research background. In your first year, you’ll receive intensive training in data collection and analysis. On passing first-year components with a 70% average, you’ll begin an investigative thesis at the forefront of its field. You’ll complete your PhD in the standard four years.

Our PhD program gives you access to world-class research centres and expert supervisors. We have an interdisciplinary approach where we solve real-world problems using mathematics modelling and innovative IT applications.

Our strong partnerships in healthcare, business and government mean your research will contribute real benefits to society.

You’ll learn to present your findings through your thesis, and in conferences, public presentations and academic publications.

Campus Information

Footscray Park

Footscray Park Campus is next to parklands along the Maribyrnong River, a short walk from Footscray Station. Footscray is one of Melbourne’s multicultural hubs, only 10 minutes by train from the city. The campus has restaurants and cafes, learning commons, world-class sports science facilities, a bookshop, and a pool and gym. It hosts many of our degree and postgraduate courses, including in business, sport, youth and community work, science, engineering and education.

Intakes

  • Feb
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Application Process

More Information Required
10 Days
Possible Interview Call
10 Days
Provisional/Unconditional Offer
20 Days
Visa Process
30 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

Depending on your area of research, your PhD could lead to one of the following careers:

  • academic researcher and lecturer
  • actuarial scientist or statistician
  • government adviser
  • data scientist and data analyst
  • cyber security consultant
  • ICT trainer
  • ICT manager
  • IT consultant
  • software developer/engineer.

PSW Opportunity

  • 4 years

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

  • Master’s degree with thesis; 
    or
  • admissible bachelor degree Completed with a degree classification (as awarded on degree certificate) of first Division with Distinction (70%).

English Language Requirement

  • Achieved an IELTS (Academic Module) result with an overall score of 6.5 (no band less than 6) or equivalent and completed a qualification at AQF level 8 or above, typically in a cognate discipline (including a qualification without minor thesis), with Honours or its equivalent at a high standard.

  • Course Code: 088587G
  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Doctoral Degree/PhD
  • Duration: 04 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 132400 AUD
    Annual Cost of Living: 21041 AUD
    Application Fee: N/A