Coursework component of the PhD
Students enrolled in a coursework integrated PhD (referred to as the standard entry PhD), need to enrol in coursework units to the value of 12 credit points. This coursework is designed to provide a practical, solid grounding for new students and units need to be chosen accordingly.
The coursework component has to be undertaken over the first year of the PhD (or first two years part time). Students can choose to complete all the required coursework in a single semester, or enrolled concurrently with research units and complete the coursework over two semesters.
The coursework unit selection should be decided in discussion with your primary supervisor. Coursework enrolment will typically include research methods and/or design units and discipline specific units appropriate to your research project and development needs.
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Changes to Coursework
- PhD Plus Personalised Study Plan Cheat Sheet outlines the requirements for Candidates wishing to substitute the required and restricted choice units for other postgraduate units.
- PhD Plus Credit for Previous Study Cheat Sheet outlines the requirements for Candidates wishing to apply for unit credit for equivalent previous study of research methods and/or design units at the University of Canberra or another institution.
- PhD Plus Credit for Work Experience (RPL) Cheat Sheet outlines the requirements for Candidates wishing to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning for equivalent research methods and/or design work experience or unofficial (non-tertiary) course.