Professional Doctorate Programs

At UNSW Sydney, we are committed to transforming world-class research into innovations that improve lives and tackle some of the greatest challenges facing society today. We collaborate with industry, government and community partners to achieve positive outcomes from our research to improve lives in local and global communities.

Through our track record of strong industry partnerships, we have developed a range of PhD programs that provide candidates with the opportunity translate their research for a particular professional context. By combining doctoral research with workplace based projects candidates generate and analyse evidence to address real-world problems, and produce a thesis that reflects original research undertaken through professional practice.

Our industry PhD and professional doctorate programs are outlined below. 

 

PROGRAM

FACULTY

SUMMARY

Professional Doctorate in Public Policy and Governance

Arts and Social Sciences

Designed for policy makers seeking leadership roles in public policy development, this program combines doctoral research with postgraduate coursework study in advanced policy work.

Doctor of Education 

Arts and Social Sciences

The Doctor of Education (EdD) program is designed for education professionals working in schools and systems and serves the needs of individuals who wish to consolidate, refine, and expand their theoretical understandings of educational policy and practice and to apply these in their own contexts.

Professional Doctoral in Social Work

Arts and Social Sciences

This Program provides the opportunity to combine postgraduate coursework study directly related to an area of advanced social work practice with doctoral research that builds social work knowledge, leading to the presentation of a doctoral thesis.

 

Doctor of Philosophy (Practise-based PhD)

Built Environment

This PhD is aimed at practitioners operating within or across the broad range of disciplines represented in the Faculty, from architecture and design to planning and construction. The program provides an opportunity to apply the knowledge, skills and methodologies developed in the field within a broader framework of critical and rigorous scholarly enquiry. 

Doctor of Cyber Security

UNSW Canberra

High level professional practice in the field of cyber security involves the continuous improvement of the associated body of knowledge in order to manage the ever-increasing complexity of information security and assurance. In this program, mastery of the professional body of knowledge is achieved in the coursework component, while the thesis component of the program develops the research skills necessary for an experienced practitioner to be able to make a significant contribution to the continuous improvement of professional practice in the field of cyber security.

Doctor of Information Technology

UNSW Canberra

This program is intended to prepare candidates for the highest level of professional practice, in which they can contribute significantly to the development of the discipline of Information Technology. 

Doctor of Project Management

UNSW Canberra

This program is intended to prepare candidates for the highest level of professional practice, in which they can contribute significantly to the development of the discipline of Project Management.

Doctor of Public Leadership

UNSW Canberra

The Doctorate in Public Leadership (DPL) degree provides an opportunity to combine a doctoral thesis with the coursework component of the Master of Public Leadership and Policy (8633) or an equivalent programs, such as the Master of Business (8388) and the Master of Public Policy and Governance (8259). The degree consists of one-third coursework (equivalent to one-year full-time study) and two-thirds research (equivalent to two-years full-time study) which may be in an area encountered by the student while undertaking coursework.

Doctor of Public Management

UNSW Canberra

The Doctor of Public Management (DPM) is a professional doctorate degree that provides an opportunity to combine a doctoral thesis with disciplinary and methodologically based coursework. The research and thesis will offer a candidate the opportunity to research a real-world, work-based problem or issue where the objective is to make a novel contribution to practice.

Doctor of Systems Engineering

UNSW Canberra

Combining a doctoral thesis with the coursework component of a Master of Systems Engineering, this program prepares candidates for the highest level of professional practice, in which they can contribute significantly to the development of the discipline of Systems Engineering.

 

 

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