PhD - Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture and Building

James Cook University Cairns Campus

Course description

The Doctor of Philosophy is a program of supervised original research. It culminates in the submission of a thesis that demonstrates the ability for critical analysis and research that makes a significant and original contribution to the knowledge and understanding of the field of study. It is a four-year full-time program offered either on campus at JCU's Townsville and Cairns campuses or off campus. The off-campus option requires some attendance on campus for confirmation and exit seminars, and at least three weeks per year for consultation with the supervisor. This program is also available part time. Course learning outcomes Graduates of a Doctoral Degree will have: Knowledge A substantial body of knowledge at the frontier of a field of work or learning, including knowledge that constitutes an original contribution Substantial knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to the field of work or learning. Skills Cognitive skills to demonstrate expert understanding of theoretical knowledge and to reflect critically on that theory and practice Cognitive skills and use of intellectual independence to think critically, evaluate existing knowledge and ideas, undertake systematic investigation and reflect on theory and practice to generate original knowledge Expert technical and creative skills applicable to the field of work or learning Communication skills to explain and critique theoretical propositions, methodologies and conclusions Communication skills to present cogently a complex investigation of originality or original research for external examination against international standards and to communicate results to peers and the community Expert skills to design, implement, analyse, theorise and communicate research that makes a significant and original contribution to knowledge and/or professional practice. Graduates of a Doctoral Degree will demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills: With intellectual independence With initiative and creativity in new situations and/or for further learning With full responsibility and accountability for personal outputs To plan and execute original research With the ongoing capacity to generate new knowledge, including in the context of professional practice.

  • Start date 31-JUL-2018,31-JAN-2019
  • Duration 4 years
  • International Cost AUD $37500 per year
  • Qualification Doctoral degree
  • Study mode Full time