Doctor of Engineering Engineering Institute Of Technology
Graduates of the Online Doctor of Engineering (DEng) will be able to make original and significant contributions to the development, application, and evaluation of professional knowledge by engaging with practical problems of demonstrated importance to their employment context and the wider body of engineering and technical knowledge.
The programme contains 120 credit points and has a duration of three years full-time or the equivalent part-time. Students must complete 16 credit points (four units) and one Research Project Proposal in the first year. The Research Project Proposal is the equivalent of 12 credit points. The second year has a further four units totalling 44 credit points. Two of these units are research-based. The third year is fully occupied with the doctoral Dissertation, which is 48 credit points. At the successful conclusion of these three years, the doctorate is completed.
Note: The Programme Structure listed below is indicative of full-time enrolment. A part-time structure can be provided if required.
Term Unit Code Subjects Research or Coursework Credit Points Terms 1 & 2 (equivalent to one semester) Deng601 Engineering Practice and Key Research Methodology Coursework 4 DEng602 Technology Evaluation and Intellectual Property Coursework 4 DEng603 Applied Mathematical Modelling and Simulation Coursework 4 DEng604* Data Acquisition Coursework 4 Terms 3 & 4 (equivalent to one semester) DEng700 Research Project Proposal (over 2 terms) Research 12
Term Unit Code Unit Title Research or Coursework Credit Points Terms 1 & 2 (equivalent to one semester) DEng801* Advanced-Data Analysis Coursework 8 DEng802 Doctoral Dissertation Research Paper 1 Research 14 Terms 3 & 4 (equivalent to one semester) DEng803* Big Data Analysis and Pattern Recognition Coursework 8 DEng 804 Doctoral Dissertation Research Paper 2 Research 14
Term Code Unit Title Research or Coursework Credit Points Terms 1-4 (equivalent to two semesters) DEng900 Doctoral Dissertation (over four terms) Research 48 Total Coursework Units (equivalent to two semesters) 32 Total Research Units (equivalent to four semesters) 88 Total Credit Points (equivalent to six semesters or three years) 120
* Elective units – Other approved postgraduate unit/s as appropriate to the relevant field of study (Master- year 2 level unit) can be taken on by the student in consultation with their supervisor. These alternative units, endorsed by the supervisor, must be approved by the ACC/Deputy Dean. DEng801 & DEng803 units need to be substituted with 2 MEng elective units for credit equivalence.”
Rules of Progression
The Doctoral Dissertation is the major component of the Doctor of Engineering programme. There are coursework components in the programme, which should serve as complementary knowledge for the Dissertation. The Dissertation unit appears in year three, but the research work for the Dissertation starts from year one. The key units that are associated with the Doctoral Dissertation are DEng700, DEng802, DEng804, and DEng900. The student needs to follow the steps below to produce a dissertation:
- formulate a research idea in DEng700;
- conduct research work throughout Year-2 and make publications in DEng802 and DEng804; and
- continue to complete any unfinished research work and write up a dissertation.
The content of each unit is designed to provide a graduate increase in knowledge and skills throughout the course, culminating in the Doctoral Thesis in the third year.
Time Commitment & Duration
The Doctor of Engineering contains 120 credit points in total made up of four research-based units and six coursework units. The duration is three years’ full time or the part-time equivalent. Successful students will need to spend a minimum of 20 hours per fortnight for coursework units and a minimum of 60 hours per fortnight for research units.
All admission will be written application and interview. The written component will comprise of a 500-word statement as to why you wish to apply for this programme; and a 1000-word research proposal.
To be eligible for admission, applicants must satisfy the following requirements:
- BE Honours, Graduate Diploma (or equivalent) with minimum Second-Class Honours Division A (H2A) or
- An appropriate and relevant Master’s degree from EIT or other recognized tertiary institution or
- Satisfying the Dean (or delegate) of their fitness to undertake further advanced work. This would be established by:
- Relevant four-year undergraduate qualification from a recognized institution and
- Submission of a resume demonstrating, at least five years of professional practice in a relevant field with the ability to demonstrate, or be in a position to produce their own substantial, original professional contributions in the relevant engineering field and/or published research work and
- An appropriate level of English Language Proficiency, as outlined in the EIT Admissions Policy.
Please note: meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry to our programmes. Applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis.