The Monash Doctoral Program

A PhD that prepares you for success.

The Monash Doctoral Program enhances your research project with advanced training that equips you with the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to:

  1. Complete your research project with excellence;
  2. Develop a broad range of skills and professional attributes, and;
  3. Make an impact in academia, industry, government or community after graduation.

It is a PhD designed to prepare graduates with the skills and capabilities sought by employers, giving you a competitive edge in an ever evolving employment market.

 

How to apply

Structure of the Monash Doctoral Program

All graduate research students are required to complete the compulsory module which includes:

  • Monash Graduate Research Induction (online);
  • Research Integrity (online);
  • Any Faculty or Program induction requirements.

Graduate researchers enrolled as of 1 January 2015 will participate in one of the following three PhD programs, as determined by their Faculty or program of enrolment:

mdp modes

1. Professional Development mode

Students are required to complete a minimum of 120 hours of professional development activities:

  • 60 hours of activities from Excellence in Research & Teaching.
  • 60 hours of activities from Professionalism, Innovation & Career.

2. Coursework

A number of faculties have chosen the option of coursework for their students, providing them with a formal unit of study applicable to their field of research.

  • Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture;
  • Faculty of Business and Economics;
  • Faculty of Engineering;
  • Program: Film, Media and Communications (Faculty of Arts);
  • Faculty of Information Technology;
  • Program: Public Health and Preventive Medicine (Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences);
  • Program: Translational Research (Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences).

While professional development activities are not a compulsory requirement in this mode, all research students are encouraged to participate in these activities in consultation with their supervisors and local graduate research coordinators.

3. Graduate Research Industry Partnerships (GRIPs)

GRIPs will focus on producing high quality graduates by providing an alternative, innovative and engaging research training environment for students undertaking doctoral studies at Monash University.

Current GRIPs:

  • Chemicals and Plastics
  • Water and Sustainability in Asia
  • Sustainable and Effective Public Transport
  • Food & Dairy industry

Selection for participation in a Graduate Research Industry Partnership is based on research excellence and relevant educational and research background.