courses

2710

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2015 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2015 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the .

Course code2710
Managing facultyMonash Sustainability Institute
Abbreviated titlePHD-MSI
CRICOS code079668C
Standard duration of study (years)

3-4 years equivalent full-time

The student's PhD research project is to be conceived from the outset as clearly achievable within 3 years equivalent full time, with students expected to complete their degree within 3 to 4 years equivalent full time.

Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/2710
Contact details

Belinda Allison; graduateprogram@monash.edu

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Description

Candidature in a Doctor of Philosophy involves the independent investigation of a research problem that has been formulated by the student. It is expected that the research undertaken will make a significant contribution to the discipline in which the student is enrolled. Doctoral students are supported by a minimum of two supervisors throughout their candidature.

Outcomes

Successful completion of the program will signify that the holder has completed a course of postgraduate training in research under proper academic supervision and has submitted a thesis that the examiners have declared to be a significant contribution to knowledge and which demonstrates the student's capacity to carry out independent research.

Candidature rules

For all candidature rules and other important information for students refer to the Handbook for Doctoral DegreesHandbook for Doctoral Degrees (http://www.monash.edu/migr/research-degrees/handbook/content/).

Structure

This course consists of:

  • a research and thesis component
  • a professional development training component.

Areas of research

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program may be undertaken in any area of research offered by the institute which covers sustainability and climate change and all related topics. It is expected that the research will be multi-disciplinary, therefore a student will be expected to bridge issues in at least two disciplines. The research approach will reflect the complexity of issues associated with sustainability and climate change, in terms of social, environmental, economic and governance aspects. While the institute can provide two supervisors, it is common for a second supervisor to be based in another Monash faculty. The Monash Sustainability Institute does not offer research in a single discipline of science, medicine or engineering, where laboratory experimental is the sole component of research.

More information is available on the institute's Postgraduate program in sustainabilityPostgraduate program in sustainability (http://monash.edu/sustainability-institute/programs-initiatives/postgraduate-research.html) webpage.

Requirements

Students must, in consultation with and under the direct supervision of a member/s of the academic staff:

(a.) carry out a program of research on an agreed topic approved by the institute in the student's chosen discipline for a specified period, including attending and/or presenting at seminars and other related activities as indicated by the institute

(b.) submit for assessment a thesis of not more than 80,000 words on the program of research which meets the requirements of the examiners. Submission of the thesis based on or partially based on conjointly published or unpublished workconjointly published or unpublished work (http://www.monash.edu.au/migr/examiners/publication/) may be permitted.

(c.) satisfactorily complete a program of professional development training as outlined under 'Areas of study'.

Areas of study

Award(s)

Doctor of Philosophy