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Victoria University

Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

PhD in Engineering (Integrated)

Undertake important and innovative engineering projects, with additional research support. Our integrated program provides an alternative path to a PhD in Engineering.

PhD in Engineering integrated program
If your study so far hasn’t been research-based, this doctoral program provides intensive tuition for the first year. On passing the first-year components with a 70% average, you’ll begin an original thesis, graduating within the standard timeframe.

VU is one of Australia’s top engineering-research universities. In the latest Excellence in Research for Australia results we were rated ‘above world standard' in engineering.

We offer diverse research opportunities in process engineering, telecommunications, water systems, electrical systems, structural engineering, and other important areas.

Undertake a PhD in one of the following disciplines:

  • chemical engineering
  • civil engineering
  • electrical engineering
  • mechanical engineering.

Our research institutes, industry collaborations and world-class facilities ensure your research is innovative and relevant, and that you are prepared for a top engineering career.

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

A PhD will help you find important work in the following areas:

  • industry research, design or management
  • government policy
  • university research.

Career options include:

  • power generation, transmission, distribution, management and control (particularly Smart or alternative energy)
  • managing, designing and developing telecommunication network systems
  • microelectronic and electronic design
  • water-related work for government organisations and private firms
  • processing design for the food industry
  • mechanical design for construction and safety.

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: 088585J
  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Doctoral Degree/PhD
  • Duration: 04 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 136800 AUD
    Annual Cost of Living: 21041 AUD
    Application Fee: N/A