If you've got an idea for a research project that can be experienced, like a digital cultural archive, a new piece of wearable health technology, or as a game then a PhD by practice based research and exegesis can work for you.
This new form of PhD in Information Technology, which encourages multi-disciplinary, creative and dynamic projects, is the only one of its kind in Australia. It's offered by sensiLab, a collaborative, interactive, immersive research and learning space at Monash University's Caulfield campus.
You'll be able to present a substantial amount of your research through an immersive, interactive demonstration or exhibition that engages one or more of the senses. You'll also be examined on a written exegesis of around 30,000 words.
Your research will typically be interdisciplinary, linking IT with another field such as health and medicine, urban planning, cultural heritage or design. Areas like creative robotics, 3D visualisation, simulation and animation, interactive media, virtual and augmented reality, wearable technologies and games are suited to this PhD program.
You'll have access to Monash's world class academics across a wide range of disciplines and you'll be encouraged to test out your idea by deeply exploring the possibilities. Make prototypes. Play.