Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated)

Edith Cowan University

The Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) is a research degree commencing with a cohort-based foundation year of research preparation followed by an independent, supervised research project. The subjects covered in the first year support the development of the research project and include generic research training and discipline-specific units. These provide you with strategies for a successful research journey, appropriate research design and methodology, timely completion, and effective writing and communication skills. You must achieve an overall weighted average mark (WAM) of 70% in the first year of research preparation in order to continue into the thesis component of the course. A PhD(I) may be undertaken in any School within ECU, provided there are supervisors available in your proposed research area, and the resources and facilities required to complete your proposed project are accessible. ECU encourages interdisciplinary research that may span multiple research fields and Schools. We encourage you to view the Research Activity pages of the School websites for ECUs areas of research focus.Course Learning Outcomes Apply communication skills to explain and critique theoretical propositions, methodologies and conclusions, and cogently present findings of a complex and original investigation to peers and the broader community. Integrate substantial and systemic understanding of complex discipline knowledge with research principles and methods to demonstrate expertise in the field. Take responsibility and show initiative for designing and executing original research, demonstrating capacity to generate new knowledge with intellectual independence. Use expert skills and authoritative judgement to adapt and implement research methodologies and conduct systematic and independent investigation of theory and/or practice at the frontier of a discipline.

At a Glance

Course level Postgraduate
CRICOS Code 085717D
Institution Name Edith Cowan University
Campus Location Joondalup,Mount Lawley
Institution Type University
Course Duration Full Time 4 years Start Semester 1 or 2 Part Time 8 years Start Semester 1 or 2
Course University Edith Cowan University

About Edith Cowan University

ECU offers innovative and practical courses across a variety of disciplines and we have a vibrant research culture. ECU is a leader in developing alternative entry pathways to higher education.Edith Cowan University (ECU) provides the ideal learning environment for people who want to reach their potential.Located in Western Australia, our industry-relevant teaching and research, supportive study environment and award-winning facilities enable ECU students to do more than just survive in this world – they thrive in it.

 

Established in 1991, ECU took the opportunity to reshape the way higher education is delivered in a distinctive and inspiring campus environment.ECU courses are developed in consultation with industry, and teaching staff have extensive industry experience and networks. It’s why ECU students can expect placement opportunities, fieldwork, practicums and networking events as part of their studies.This approach has been rewarded with five-star ratings for teaching quality over the past twelve years, along with consistently high ratings for overall education experience and skills development, as reported in the Good Universities Guide.

 

ECU’s world-class research strives to make a difference to the community in Western Australia and beyond. ECU focuses on working with our communities, business and government organisations to solve real-world problems.The University was named after Edith Dircksey Cowan, the first woman to be elected to an Australian Parliament. Her life was dedicated to the belief that education was the key to growth, change and improvement in society.Her example informs ECU’s values as we pride ourselves in developing capable graduates who lead engaged and productive lives in the communities in which they live and work.

 

  • Strategic Goals
    Guided by our strategic goals, ECU is building on our reputation for excellence in teaching, developing the quality and volume of our research outputs and increasing international programs and collaborations.The ECU Strategic Plan, 2017-2021 – World Ready plots a course to achieve these strategic goals and grow the University’s reputation for having world ready graduates and leading edge research.
  • Edith Dircksey Cowan
    Edith Dircksey Cowan was born in 1861 at Glengarry near Geraldton. She believed that education was fundamental to tackling the social issues of the day and further, that it was the key to growth, change and improvement. She fought tirelessly to improve conditions for women, children, families, the poor, the under-educated and the elderly. She promoted sex education in schools, migrant welfare and the formation of infant health centres.In 1894, Edith Cowan was one of the founders of the Karrakatta Club, which became the centre of a movement for reform, making Edith Cowan the best known woman in Australia during the first 30 years of this century.Among her many achievements, Edith Cowan was instrumental in obtaining votes for women in Western Australia. She was Vice-President of the Women Justices’ Association and the Western Australian League of Nations Union. She helped found the Children’s Protection Society which was the precursor of the Children’s Court and helped create the Western Australian National Council for Women, of which she was President from 1913 to 1921.
  • University Rankings
    • Ranked in the world’s top 150 universities under 50 years old in the 2019 Times Higher Education Young Universities Rankings.
    • Ranked in the top 100 universities in the 2019 Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific Rankings.
    • Top 50 in the world for University Impact Rankings.
  • Our Campuses
    • Joondalup Campus: Our headquarters are at our stunning Joondalup Campus, 25km north of Perth.
    • Mount Lawley Campus Located in the thriving cultural hub of Mount Lawley and 6km to Perth city centre
    • South West Campus Located two hours’ drive south of Perth
  • Available fields for studies:
    • Arts and Humanities
    • Business and Laws
    • Engineering and Technology.
    • Medical and health sciences.
    • Nursing and midwifery.
    • Science
    • Teacher Education.
    • Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

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