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
Your contact details (email, postal address, and
phone number if any).
A copy of your academic records (transcript) in
all subjects you studied,
the time and duration of the subject.
content of the subject if
any (provide the link to the course taught by your
university would be sufficient).
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).
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Australian Postgraduate Awards (APAs) are available
to Australian citizens or Permanent Residents (PR).
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.
Information about the requirements of research study at
Swinburne University and what you can expect from your
supervisor can be found