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Victoria University

Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

PhD in Information & Computer Sciences

Our modern world is dependent on data-driven insights. Use your IT and computer-science expertise to contribute influential ideas that help society progress.

Become a leader in IT and mathematical modelling, making real advances in many areas with original research and ideas.

VU's PhD in Information & Computer Sciences program
Our PhD in Information and Computer Sciences program gives you access to world-class research centres and expert supervisors. You’ll have opportunities to collaborate with top researchers from around the world. Our focus areas include big data analytics, software engineering, information theory and cognitive knowledge modelling.

We have an interdisciplinary research approach, which focuses on solving real-world problems using innovative IT applications. Your research will benefit society through our partnerships with healthcare, community, business and government.

You’ll learn to present your research findings clearly and effectively, through your thesis, presentations and 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 Masters degree or a relevant four year undergraduate degree with Honours or its equivalent at a high standard.