PhD scholarships available in Architecture and Design

MADA currently has three PhD scholarships available. For more information, click the links below.


Monash PhD in Design: Mobility Design Lab

Industrial designers, architects and communication designers collaborate within the Mobility Design Lab, focusing upon design interventions at the intersection of passenger and transport infrastructure that can improve a wide variety of physical, environmental and experiential aspects of mobility.

We seek applications from international candidates with a background in design studies (e.g. transport design, industrial design) and an interest in conducting practice-based research in the design of systems, infrastructure and spaces associated with urban cycling.

The PhD will work under the supervision of Dr Robbie Napper and Dr Selby Coxon as part of a larger collaborative project, Master Plan for an Urban Cycling Network. A resurgence in cycling through innovations such as bike share and e-bike technology has brought urgency to the need for research that looks at the design elements that create a safe, healthy and effective system. This project uses a design approach to bring together diverse and currently separated disciplines in the investigation of ways to create and integrate coherent urban cycling systems.

Closing date for receipt of EOI’s: Sunday, 15 July 2018, 11:55 pm AEST

For details, including remuneration and how to appy, click here...


Monash PhD in Design: XYX Lab

The MADA XYX Lab produces knowledge about how space and design shape the causes, consequences and approaches to understanding, controlling and preventing gender inequity in Australia.

We seek applications from international candidates with a background in design research or related discipline. The PhD will work under the supervision of Dr Nicole Kalms and Professor Naomi Stead as part of a larger project around challenges to the safety of women in public transport places. Within the context of global urbanisation and shifting gender roles, proactive design strategies for an inclusive future of public transport become increasingly important. This project examines public transport space (via case study analysis) through the experiences of women with the aim to reduce risk and fear. This will be achieved through a proactive approach that shifts the responsibility of safety away from victims, towards prevention of sexual violence through strategic spatial design.

Closing date for receipt of EOI’s: Sunday, 15 July 2018, 11:55 pm AEST

For details, including remuneration and how to apply, click here...


Monash PhD in Architecture: Monash Urban Laboratory

Monash Urban Laboratory brings together a large collective of researchers and practitioners to engage in integrated, interdisciplinary and transformational research on urban architecture, urban design and urban planning in Melbourne and beyond.

We seek applications from international candidates with a background in architecture, landscape architecture or urban environment studies. The successful PhD applicant will work under the supervision of Professor Nigel Bertram and Dr Tom Morgan as part of a larger collaborative project: Atlas of the Underground: the deep urban history of Melbourne. This project proposes to use the tangible urban environment of Melbourne as a case study to understand how diverse and currently separated fields of research (such as historic geography, scientific and industry based information relating to fields such as geology and hydrology, human and indigenous geography), come together to affect the way cities develop and change.

Closing date for receipt of EOI’s: Sunday, 15 July 2018, 11:55 pm AEST

For details, including remuneration and how to apply, click here...