"The PhD training program within Monash Art Design and Architecture (MADA) includes coursework units that are about getting you up to speed as a researcher. I found these to be really valuable because they are well spaced across the PhD program and deal with things that are not really addressed in undergraduate study or industry such as critically analysing research literature."
- Ilya Fridman, Monash Graduate Researcher
Some faculties have formalised the further development of graduate researchers by building a coursework requirement into the Monash Doctoral Program.
Doctoral students in engineering choose relevant units from offerings that cover everything from nanostructures to transport planning. Those working in economics complete units covering a range of economic theory and research topics. For graduate researchers in film, media and communications, units explore the history and trajectory of these fields of study. Whether it's public health or information technology, a range of faculties and areas of study have adopted the coursework option.
These units focus on specialised knowledge of the field and advanced research methodologies in order to develop confidence, research expertise and breadth of knowledge that enhance the central PhD project.
The following faculties, areas of study and institutes currently offer this option and details can be found in the following Handbook entries: