A PhD (doctoral degree) contributes new knowledge to a research field or discipline. SensiLab offers a new form of PhD in the Faculty Information Technology: the PhD by Practice Based Research and Exegesis. A first for IT doctoral research in Australia, this innovative form of PhD encourages creative and dynamic projects that make discoveries through making, building and creating. Your research will typically be interdisciplinary, linking creative technologies with fields such as health, urban planning, cultural heritage, media arts or design.
In a PhD by Practice you’ll present a substantial amount of your research through an immersive, interactive demonstration or exhibition that engages one or more of the senses. You’ll also be examined on a written exegesis of around 30,000–35,000 words.
We also offer conventional PhDs that are examined based on a written thesis of around 80,000 words.
Explore our current PhD project opportunities.