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Doctor of Engineering

36 months
36 months
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Course description

Doctor of Engineering

Graduates of the Doctor of Engineering (DEng) will be able to make original and significant contributions to the development, application, and evaluation of professional knowledge by engaging with practical problems of demonstrated importance to their employment context and the wider body of engineering and technical knowledge.

Successful completion of the course will equip the graduate to take a leading role in the development of research investigations into current and future problems of industrial and community concern within their area of expertise. The program will give candidates the skills and experience to act as independent researchers or group leaders for investigations of practical importance in their professional area over their professional life.

Who should attend?

All admission will be written application and interview. The written component will comprise of a 500-word statement as to why you wish to apply for this program; and a 1000-word research proposal. Research proposal guidelines supplied

To be eligible for admission, applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

  • BE Honours, Graduate Diploma (or equivalent) with minimum Second-Class Honours Division A (H2A). Or
  • An appropriate and relevant Master’s degree from EIT or other recognized tertiary institution. Or
  • Satisfying the Dean (or Participant) of their fitness to undertake further advanced work. This would be established by:
  • Relevant four-year undergraduate qualification from a recognized institution And
  • Submission of a resume demonstrating, at least five years of professional practice in a relevant field with the ability to demonstrate, or be in a position to produce their own substantial, original professional contributions in the relevant engineering field and/or published research work. And
  • An appropriate level of English Language Proficiency, as outlined in the EIT Admissions Policy.

Training content

Year 1

  • Engineering Practice and Key Research Methodology
  • Technology Evaluation and Intellectual Property
  • Applied Mathematical Modelling and Simulation
  • Data Acquisition
  • Research Project Proposal

Year 2

  • Advanced Data Analysis
  • Doctoral Dissertation Research Paper 1
  • Terms 3 & 4 (equivalent to one semester)
  • Big Data Analysis and Pattern Recognition
  • Doctoral Dissertation Research Paper 2

Year 3

  • Doctoral Dissertation

Course delivery details

The duration is three years’ full time or the part-time equivalent. Successful students will need to spend a minimum of 20 hours per fortnight for coursework units and a minimum of 60 hours per fortnight for research units.

The doctorate will run over three years (with four 12-week terms per year). The first year consists of four academic coursework units and a research project proposal, which allows candidates to demonstrate their aptitude for research by undertaking a state-of-the-art literature review. This extends the knowledge and skills attained in their undergraduate program and the four foundation doctoral units.

The second year of the DEng will require the candidate to successfully complete a further four units (two course work and two research units) that will address deeper concepts in their discipline area. Each of these units will have a significant research component as required by AQF Level 9/10. Complex theory will be applied to current industry problems. The synergies and importance of theoretical constructs to professional practice will be explored in detail. The second year has the important objective of providing the candidate with appropriate skills and expert knowledge to undertake a doctoral-level dissertation in the final year with the requisite rigor. This includes identifying a suitable research problem and undertaking an introductory literature review relative to the chosen topic.

The third year of the Doctorate of Engineering is the dissertation year. Here the candidate will be expected to extend their work on the project that they have developed over the first and second years. The candidate will draw upon the research training, course learning, and research undertaken during the second year, to support this substantive body of work at AQF Level 10. This must make a significant and original contribution to knowledge in the context of professional practice. In other words, the doctoral candidate must create new knowledge that can be applied in an industrial context. Academic supervision, coupled with guidance from an industry advisor, will be an integral part of this program.

Certification / Credits

Doctor of Engineering

This Doctor of Engineering is an academically accredited program by the Australian Government agency Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).

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Engineering Institute of Technology
301 Flinders Lane
3000 Melbourne Victoria

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