Aviation - Ph.D.
The School of Aviation offers a number of research degrees.
Entry to the PhD is available either by completing an honours degree at least at the Second Class Division 1 level or equivalent, or a Masters by Research from a reputable university. A second method is by articulation from a Masters by Research in which the candidate is presently enrolled within the School, where progress is deemed satisfactory by an academic review committee and the students qualifications and research experience are deemed Honours 2 - 1 equivalent.
A PhD will take three to four years full-time or eight years on a part-time basis. The equivalent level of research needed is approximately equal to three or more major research papers published in international journals. It is expected that, as well as completing a thesis, manuscripts will be submitted to international refereed journals for dissemination world-wide.
In general, a prospective student is expected to negotiate and discuss a project with their intended supervisor and jointly agree on a topic and the methodology to be used before a formal application is made. An offer for enrolment requires the approval of the Supervisor, the Head of School, the Higher Degree Committee of the Faculty and the Graduate Research School.