To qualify for admission to a PhD, applicants must:
- Possess a degree equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from the University with first-class Honours or second class Honours, first division, or
- Possess a degree equivalent to a Masters degree from the University, with a Relevant Research Component, or
- Submit other evidence of relevant professional qualifications and experience, or research experience, to satisfy the Dean (Graduate Studies) that the applicant possesses a level of relevant research experience equivalent to an award in either clause (4)a or (4)b; and satisfy such additional requirements for admission to a PhD candidature, if any, as may be prescribed by the Dean (Graduate Studies).
All candidates are expected to be proficient in English comprehension and expression.
Research topics and projects can be developed in several key areas that are broadly related to the built and natural environments. Specific areas include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Structural health monitoring
- Smart materials
- Concrete technology
- Energy harvesting
- Numerical modelling of biogeochemical processes in natural and engineered environments
- Sustainable transportation systems
- Mechanical design and manufacturing techniques
- Re-engineering existing infrastructure in urban and regional areas
- Waste energy and nutrient recover
- Landfill barriers.
Research in the Faculty of Science and Engineering is supported by its three key research centres: