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 (5)a or (5)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 in the Faculty of Science and Engineering is supported by its three key research centres:
Centre for Coastal Biogeochemistry Research: This is the only research group in Australia specifically dedicated to understanding how physical, geological, chemical and biological processes (biogeochemistry) impact on coastal ecosystems.
Marine Ecology Research Centre: Builds on the internationally recognised marine research reputation of the Faculty of Science and Engineering by incorporating Whale Research and Coral Reef Research.
Forest Research Centre: Researchers investigate the ecology of native forests both in Australia and overseas, as well as studying how native forests and plantations can sustainably produce wood products, environmental services and carbon.