Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (Integrated) in Engineering

Victoria University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 088585J

Level of study: Postgraduate


Undertake important and innovative engineering projects, with additional research support. Our integrated program provides an alternative path to a PhD in Engineering.

PhD in Engineering integrated program

If your study so far hasn’t been research-based, this doctoral program provides intensive tuition for the first year. On passing the first-year components with a 70% average, you’ll begin an original thesis, graduating within the standard timeframe.

VU is one of Australia’s top engineering-research universities. In the latest Excellence in Research for Australia results we were rated ‘above world standard' in engineering.

We offer diverse research opportunities in process engineering, telecommunications, water systems, electrical systems, structural engineering, and other important areas.

Undertake a PhD in one of the following disciplines:

  • chemical engineering
  • civil engineering
  • electrical engineering
  • mechanical engineering.

Our research institutes, industry collaborations and world-class facilities ensure your research is innovative and relevant, and that you are prepared for a top engineering career.

Careers in engineering

A PhD will help you find important work in the following areas:

  • industry research, design or management
  • government policy
  • university research.

Career options include:

  • power generation, transmission, distribution, management and control (particularly Smart or alternative energy)
  • managing, designing and developing telecommunication network systems
  • microelectronic and electronic design
  • water-related work for government organisations and private firms
  • processing design for the food industry
  • mechanical design for construction and safety.

Course structure

To attain the award of Doctor of Philosophy through undertaking the Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) students will be required to completed in total 384 credit points consisting of:

  • 72 credit points of Core studies in Year 1
  • 24 credit points of Elective studies in Year 1
  • 288 credit points of Thesis units as per standard PhD

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
32,200 Per Year
Read more16,100 per semester; This fee is for 2019 and it may subject to change for the coming year.
Feb 2022
Jul 2022
4 years Full time Victoria University
Footscray Park campus
Ballarat Road
Melbourne Victoria 3011

Entry criteria

Entry into a research program (postgraduate study) requires completion of: an honours degree, or a masters degree by coursework with a research component, or an equivalent qualification from an approved university.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic module): Overall score of 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)

TOEFL Internet: Overall score of 79 (Listening 19, Speaking 19, Reading 18, Writing 22)

Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 58 (no section score less than 50)

University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 176. No individual band less than 169.

VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 6): Achieved


Victoria University
Footscray Park campus
Ballarat Road
Melbourne Victoria 3011
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