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Engineering Doctorate ENGD

Program focus


The aim of the Engineering Doctorate program is to enhance the
skills of already high performing professional engineers in the areas
of detailed technical investigation, applied research and development,
innovative design and analysis. The program allows candidates to develop
and demonstrate these essential skills by communicating their significant
original professional technical achievements as a substantial body
of work in a formal academic format. In addition, candidates are likely
to acquire some additional key management knowledge and/or broad technological
knowledge. The specific set of knowledge will depend on the candidate's
choice of courses.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Duration

5 years minimum and 10 years maximum

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Program aims

The aim of the 24 unit Engineering Doctorate program is to enhance
the skills of already high performing professional engineers in the
areas of detailed technical investigation, applied research and development,
innovative design and analysis. The program allows candidates to develop
and demonstrate these essential skills by communicating their significant
original professional technical achievements as a substantial body
of work in a formal academic format. In addition, candidates are likely
to acquire some additional key management knowledge and/or broad technological
knowledge. The specific set of knowledge will depend on the candidate's
choice of courses.

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Program objectives

Students who successfully complete the Engineering Doctorate
will be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • critically evaluate knowledge from the professional journals
    and other information sources relevant to the professional engineering
    field

  • analyse trends in technology

  • use research skills in the field of professional engineering

  • apply skills in detailed technical investigation of complex
    and unique engineering problems

  • develop innovative solutions, designs and analyses and

  • present a clear and accurate written account of an extensive
    and complicated body of work


Depending on the choice of Elective courses, students will also
be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • apply selected fundamental management theories and practices

  • apply skills in engineering and technology business

  • evaluate the importance of technological innovation and risk
    in engineering business and

  • apply knowledge and skills associated with technology management
    in areas such as sustainable development, technical risk assessment
    and engineering asset management.


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Program structure

This program is a 24-unit program made up of eight single-unit
Academic and Research Paper courses and 16 units of independent research.
The Independent Research courses are designed to enable candidates
to obtain credit for their original technical achievements undertaken
during their professional employment. The results of this research
or original technical achievement will be submitted for examination
in a dissertation, which may be a single comprehensive document or
may take the form of a short dissertation accompanied by a portfolio
of published papers, technical reports and designs. In this latter
case the purpose of the dissertation is to link the elements of the
portfolio and to provide a clear exposition of the original and novel
aspects of the work.

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Exit points

Candidates who complete four courses from Schedule A may satisfy
the requirements for the Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering program
in which case they could exit the program with a Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering.

Candidates who complete seven courses from Schedule A plus ENG8001 Engineering and Surveying Research Methodology from Schedule B
may satisfy the requirements for the Master of Engineering .
in which case they could exit the program with a Master of Engineering ..

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