Applications Open: 01 October 2021
Applications Close: 15 March 2022
Next Available Intake: July 2022
Programme Type: Graduate
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Area of Interest: Others
School/Department: Office of Graduate Studies
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme aims to develop practice-oriented thought leaders for the industry or society. It caters to those who wish to conduct applied research work that addresses issues and challenges pertinent to society, industry or professional practice. While students may choose to specialise in a specific discipline, researches that adopt an interdisciplinary approach are encouraged in view of the complexity of many contemporary issues and challenges.
Some research areas that can be of interest include:
Refer to general admission criteria for graduate programmes.
In addition, applicants will need to meet these minimum requirements:
Applicants who do not meet the above criteria may be considered on a case-by-case discretionary basis. Due to the applied nature of this PhD, alternative criteria such as portfolio, patents, industry and professional achievements may be referenced to support admission.
While it is not compulsory to do so, applicants are encouraged to connect with a potential supervisor prior to applying. You may browse through the Faculty Listing to identity suitable faculty members who may complement your proposed area of research.
As part of the application process, interested applicants are also required to submit a copy of their latest CV and a proposed topic or area of research stating the following:
You may adopt the research proposal template, or design your own research proposal template for submission.
Students are expected to complete 40 cu of research methodology courses and discipline-specific courses before passing the Qualifying Examination. Upon successfully completing the Qualifying Examination, the student will embark on the completion of the Dissertation. The final stage of the PhD study will be the examination of the dissertation and the Oral Defence.
For more information on the course requirement and programme structure, please refer to the diagram below:
Candidates who wish to conduct applied research work that addresses issues and challenges pertinent to society, industry or professional practice.
As the PHDG programme focuses on the applied research addressing issues and challenges pertinent to society, industry or professional practice, apart from joining institutes of higher learning as faculty, graduates from this programme may also join applied research institutions, government agencies or private sectors organisations such as research firms and consultancy firms.
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