Information for research students

Higher Degree by Research (HDR) programs enable you to develop independent research skills and are for students who want to pursue their own theories and ideas at a high conceptual level.

The skills developed as part of a research degree include the ability to formulate a significant research problem, relate the research to the broader framework of knowledge in the chosen area, and master appropriate skills to solve a problem. Research results are incorporated into a thesis, and this is submitted for examination.

Research-level study can lead to a research or academic career and is highly valued in the workplace.

Degrees offered

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Master of Architecture (Research)
  • Master of Construction Management (Research)
  • Master of Engineering
  • Master of Science

School Research Areas

Visit the respective school website to find out about their research areas and activities, areas of supervision and research contacts:

Applying for a research degree

See more information on how to apply to prepare for and undertake a research degree, checking eligibility, and assistance.

Student resources and support

Current HDR student information, resources and support

More information

If you would like more information on undertaking a research degree, or have a general enquiry, please see faculty contacts.

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