As part of a broader organisational restructure, data networking research at Swinburne University of Technology has moved from the Centre for Advanced Internet Architecture (CAIA) to the Internet For Things (I4T) Research Lab.

Although CAIA no longer exists, this website reflects CAIA's activities and outputs between March 2002 and February 2017, and is being maintained as a service to the broader data networking research community.

Information regarding Postgraduate Research


This page contains all the relevant information for students who wish to pursuit research in Telecommunications at the Faculty of Information and Communication Technologies, Swinburne University of Technology.

How to apply for Postgraduate Research?

Students who wish to join our research centre (Centre for Advance Internet Architecture - CAIA) as a postgraduate student (Master by research or Doctor of Philosophy - PhD) please provide the following information when you first contact me (Dr Philip Branch, CAIA's Research Higher Degrees coordinator) or any prospective supervisor in our Telecommunications group.

  1. Your contact details (email, postal address, and phone number if any).

  2. A copy of your academic records (transcript) in English detailing:

    1. all subjects you studied, the time and duration of the subject.

    2. content of the subject if any (provide the link to the course taught by your university would be sufficient).

    3. marks you have obtained from those subjects (you should also provide the marking scheme for the obtained marks, i.e. what is the maximum mark and what is the pass mark for that subject).

    4. for international students you should also provide English test results to demonstrate English language proficiency and communication skills such as results of the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) test.

  3. Source of funding for your studies (e.g. self funding, or scholarship if you intend to apply for scholarships - see below for How to apply for a scholarship?). Note that at this stage we are unable to accept part time PhD students.

  4. A short (2 pages maximum) research proposal about your research interest/goals, and how you are going to achieve them. You may want to have a look at research areas that are currently on-going in CAIA and explain in your proposal how your research interest can fit in.
    Note that you should get the approval for the research proposal from a coordinating supervisor (nominated by you) prior to the scholarship application.

  5. Your resume (CV) detailing any experience in industry you may have, your availability (when will you be able to start) and your status (i.e. local/ resident/ overseas student).

How to apply for a scholarship?

There are several scholarships available for postgraduate students, each has different requirements and deadline. This section provides some information and links for available scholarships, and how to apply.

  1. Australian Postgraduate Awards (APAs) are available to Australian citizens or Permanent Residents (PR).

  2. Other scholarships at Swinburne University of Technology (e.g. Swinburne University Postgraduate Research Award - SUPRA, International Postgraduate Research Scholarship - IPRS) can be found here. Check out also here for more information about scholarships.

Other information:

Information about the requirements of research study at Swinburne University and what you can expect from your supervisor can be found here.

Prospective Supervisors:

Grenville Armitage
Philip Branch
Jason But
Tony Cricenti
Hai Vu




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