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A research degree, a truly global qualification
"A PhD is quite different from undergraduate studies. In your PhD study you are quite independent and you have to plan your own experiments. The most important thing is that you need to be innovative; your PhD contribution will be something new. You must also have a passion for research. One of my friends said, 'When you start your PhD you know almost nothing about the topic, but when you finish nobody knows that topic better than you.' It is really an adventure."
As a research student, you will gain transferable skills that can be applied to a range of areas including:
A PhD or Masters by Research gives you the opportunity to delve deeply into questions that you find stimulating. You will have the opportunity to develop specialist knowledge in an area of research and have the potential to become a world expert in a field of engineering.
Students are usually initially admitted into the Master of Engineering Science (Research) degree. You can then apply to transfer to the Doctor of Philosophy degree around the first 12 months of the Master of Engineering Science, which is credited towards your PhD candidature.