The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is the University's highest qualification. The degree is undertaken by research only and leads to advanced academic and theoretical knowledge in a specialist area. The PhD is suitable for students who want to pursue an academic or research career, or a senior position in the public or private sector. Doctoral studies present you with the opportunity to generate new ideas that can benefit business and society. You will make a significant original contribution to knowledge and understanding in your field of study and meet recognised international standards for your work. AUT's academic supervisors are recognised world-class researchers in their fields who have the expert knowledge to guide and advise you throughout your PhD.
Must normally have completed the following in a discipline appropriate to the proposed research: Master’s degree with honours OR Bachelor’s degree with honours (equivalent to 4 years of study) The degree must normally have been gained at the standard of first class or second class (first division) honours from this University or a recognised equivalent. The degree should include advanced learning in research, execution of a research project and a written report on the research. English language requirements Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with 6.5 in Writing and no band less than 6.0 All other study areas IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with 7.0 in Writing and no band less than 6.0 Other requirements Acceptance is subject to the availability of staff for supervision, prior research preparation and appropriate facilities.