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 strengths at Southern Cross Plant Science in the Faculty of Science and Engineering include:
- Crop and forest tree genetics
- Genomics and bioinformatics
- Abiotic stress proteomics
- Plant secondary products
- Nutritional composition of grains.
Postgraduate research projects on offer address: food security, nutrition, crop adaptation to climate change, agricultural soils, agronomy, pre-breeding, abiotic stress tolerance, and crop genetic diversity.