CM33 - Doctor of Philosophy (Industry)

Overview

Course Overview

The PhD (Industry) is specifically designed to cater for individuals who have existing industry or academic experience and wish to undertake a research degree. The course will prepare you to bring high-level research analysis and critical thinking skills to bear on your existing leadership and/or management roles. Over a standard duration of 4 years, the course offers a supportive entry into research, enabling you to become familiar with the language, techniques and expectations of research before embarking on your own PhD-level project. The course structure includes high-quality coursework, research coursework and research dissertation (project and thesis) elements, in a unique and flexible combination that can be tailored to you. The PhD (Industry) also offers a strong model of student support, including cohort-style supervisory teams, guidance and instruction from academic staff in research coursework; the provision of generous access to resources to directly support your research project and conference activity; and study support, training, events and research culture through the School of Graduate Research.

Career Information

Graduates of the PhD (Industry) are expected to access senior/management level positions in their current industry sector, or promotions pathways within the academic or public policy setting. They may also explore opportunities in entrepreneurship, consultancy or professional practice areas. 

Course Details
Duration 4 years full-time or 8 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 192
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses.
Expected Hours of Study Information not available
Course Type Research Award
Qualification (post nominal) PhD(Industry)
AQF Level Level 10: Doctoral Degree

Admission Codes

Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Research Second Half Year - 2023

Sorry, no domestic availabilities found.

Research First Half Year - 2023

Sorry, no domestic availabilities found.

Research Second Half Year - 2022

Adelaide
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Emerald
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Research First Half Year - 2022

Adelaide
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Emerald
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 2 - 2021

Sorry, no domestic availabilities found.

Research Second Half Year - 2021

Sorry, no domestic availabilities found.
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International Availability

Research Second Half Year - 2023

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Research First Half Year - 2023

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Research Second Half Year - 2022

Adelaide
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Emerald
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Research First Half Year - 2022

Adelaide
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Emerald
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 2 - 2021

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Research Second Half Year - 2021

Sorry, no international availabilities found.
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What do I need to start?
Entry Scores
Entry scores are not available, please contact the Student Advice Team for more information.
Entry Requirements

The qualifications for admission as a candidate will be set out in the PhD (Industry) Course Rules Policy and Procedure.

Entry to the PhD (Industry) will require a coursework masters degree combined with a three or four-year bachelor-level qualification or equivalent in a field relevant to the proposed research study topic, plus a minimum of three years experience in a relevant professional setting.

In considering the admissions criteria, the University will have regard to the recency of the applicant’s formal qualifications and/or professional experience.

The University may also seek additional information from applicants regarding relevant workplace experience, research publications, or other items that can clearly demonstrate research and content-based expertise.

International applicants are also required to meet the University’s English language requirements.

Security Requirements

Not applicable, excepting Defence Export Trade Controls which may apply to specific research project topics.

Health Requirements

Not applicable

Assumed Knowledge

In the first six months, candidates will complete foundational research coursework to become familiar with the language and expectations of research, and to shape their research topic. This part of the curriculum mirrors the Graduate Certificate in Research. Candidates will then follow the same pathway as for a traditional PhD, stepping through the RSCH20001 Prepare for Confirmation coursework unit and the Confirmation milestone itself. Following approval of the Confirmation of Candidature milestone, candidates will progress to research and thesis/dissertation activities. At this stage, they will also have the flexibility to choose between either four advanced coursework units or an industry placement alongside their research project.

Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards CL58 - Graduate Certificate in Research
Professional Accreditation Not applicable
Learned Society Accreditation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

Not applicable

Predicted Enrolments

Year Number of Students
First Year 20
Second year 25
Third Year 30
Inherent Requirements
There are currently no inherent requirements associated with this course.
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Critically analyse and interpret domain knowledge and international scholarly literature in one or more research discipline areas
  • 2. Apply knowledge, reasoning and original thinking to formulate a research problem in a relevant professional context
  • 3. Conceptualise, plan, execute and communicate a substantial piece of research that makes a contribution to the existing body of knowledge
  • 4. Identify and apply appropriate methodologies and techniques to carry out high-quality research
  • 5. Demonstrate a high level of personal autonomy, independent judgement and professional integrity appropriate to the conduct of research.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5
APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Communicate, interact and collaborate with others effectively in culturally or linguistically diverse contexts in a culturally respectful manner
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
Number of units: 8 Total credit points: 192

Research higher degree courses do not use a set credit point value. The course structure for the PhD (Industry) comprises a range of curriculum components, with some mandatory and some elective areas. In the first six months, candidates will complete foundational research coursework to become familiar with the language and expectations of research, and to shape their research topic. This part of the curriculum mirrors the Graduate Certificate in Research. Candidates will then follow the same pathway as for a traditional PhD, stepping through the RSCH20001 Prepare for Confirmation coursework unit and the Confirmation milestone itself. Following approval of the Confirmation of Candidature milestone, candidates will progress to research and thesis/dissertation activities. At this stage, they will also have the flexibility to choose between either four advanced coursework units or an industry placement alongside their research project.

Year 1 - Research First Half Year
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
RSCH20003 Research Portfolio
RSCH20001 Prepare for Confirmation
Year 2 - Research First Half Year
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
RSCH30133 Research & Thesis P/FT
Year 2 - Research Second Half Year
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
RSCH30133 Research & Thesis P/FT
Year 3 - Research First Half Year
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
RSCH30133 Research & Thesis P/FT
Year 3 - Research Second Half Year
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
RSCH30133 Research & Thesis P/FT
Year 4 - Research First Half Year
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
RSCH30133 Research & Thesis P/FT
Year 4 - Research Second Half Year
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
RSCH30133 Research & Thesis P/FT

The PhD (Industry) requires candidates to participate in either four advanced coursework units or a 3 month research-based industry placement. For candidates choosing the coursework option, a list of available units will be provided at the beginning of each term. These units must be advanced level units in any disciplinary area, and meet minimum criteria as described in the PhD (Industry) Course Rules.

More Details
There is no additional information for this course.