Postgraduate - Course
This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2017
and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the
'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Art, Design and Architecture.
Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
Art, Design and Architecture
Dr Robbie Napper
Telephone +61 3 9903 1837, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.artdes.monash.edu.au.
Admission and fees
Enrolment in a Doctor of Philosophy involves the independent investigation of a research problem that has been formulated by the student. It is expected that the research undertaken will make a significant contribution to the discipline in which the student is enrolled. Doctoral students are supported by a minimum of two supervisors throughout their enrolment.
Students are also required to complete a compulsory program of coursework as part of the Monash doctoral programMonash doctoral program (http://www.monash.edu/migr/future-students/phd). This discipline-specific program is designed to impart skills and knowledge that will assist students to conduct their research.
These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 10, the Bologna Cycle 3 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 10, the Bologna Cycle 3 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).
Successful completion of the program will signify that the holder has completed a course of postgraduate training in research under proper academic supervision and has submitted a thesis that the examiners have declared to be a significant contribution to knowledge and which demonstrates the student's capacity to carry out independent original research.
Conditions of enrolment
Students are to refer to the Handbook for Doctoral DegreesHandbook for Doctoral Degrees (http://www.monash.edu/migr/faqs-and-resources/content) for all policies and procedures relating to their enrolment.
This course consists of:
- a research and thesis component
- a coursework component.
(1.) carry out a program of research on an agreed topic approved by the department/centre of enrolment in the student's chosen discipline for a specified period, including attending and/or presenting at seminars and other related activities as indicated by the relevant department/centre
(2.) complete one of the following options:
(a.) By studio research
- Students develop a studio research project, with individual supervision, resulting in a body of work examined by exhibition. The material includes a written exegesis (critical explanation of the body of work) of about 30,000 words and a photographic record of the student's visual or creative work.
- The final examination is usually an exhibition of visual work accompanied by the written exegesis. The works in the exhibition will not only be new but will also result in a doctoral-level contribution that has substantial cultural significance.
(b.) By thesis
- Students develop a written proposal that outlines their proposed project, places the research within the context of the scholarly literature and outlines the proposed methodology.
- Students submit for assessment a thesis of not more than 80,000 words on the program of research which meets the requirements of the examiners.
(3.) satisfactorily complete the following program of coursework study:
Students must pass any required coursework units, the assessment of which is conducted in accordance with the University's Assessment in Coursework Units PolicyAssessment in Coursework Units Policy (http://policy.monash.edu.au/policy-bank/academic/education/assessment/assessment-in-coursework-units-policy.html) and supporting procedures. If a student fails a coursework component of their degree, they can repeat the relevant unit once in a later semester. Students who fail to pass the repeat attempt of the unit may be subject to a termination process under the Graduate Research Termination ProceduresGraduate Research Termination Procedures (http://policy.monash.edu/policy-bank/academic/research/mrgs/grad-research-termination-procedures.html).
Students are required to undertake regular progress milestones to support them in conducting research of an appropriate quality, originality and depth as required by their course of study, in accordance with the Graduate Research Progress Management policyGraduate Research Progress Management policy (http://policy.monash.edu/policy-bank/academic/research/mrgs/grad-research-progress-mgmt-policy.html) and supporting procedures.