Doctor of Science

Course 750AA (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

Year and Campus: 2012 - Parkville
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Research Higher Degree
Duration & Credit Points: Duration and Credit Points not applicable for this course.


Melbourne Graduate School of Science


Melbourne Graduate School of Science
Faculty of Science
The University of Melbourne

Tel: + 61 3 8344 6404
Fax: +61 3 8344 5803


Course Overview:

A candidate whose work, in the opinion of the examiners includes a substantial, original contribution to Science; and is of such a standard as to give the candidate authoritative standing in the field of the candidate's study; and who has fulfilled the prescribed conditions; may be admitted to the degree of Doctor of Science.


Please refer to the course overview above.

Course Structure & Available Subjects:

Intending candidates for the degree of Doctor of Science submit three soft-bound copies consisting of reprints of publications and/or papers which will make up the thesis. In addition, an introduction to the works being presented for examination should be submitted with a list of contents. Where the candidate has collaborated with others, a signed statement indicating the content of their share in the work must also be included. Candidates should be able to show that they have been responsible for a significant portion of the research work.



Subject Options:

For the purpose of enrolment, candidates are enrolled in the subject SCIE90001 Doctor of Science.

Entry Requirements:

A candidate for the degree of Doctor of Science must be a graduate, of not less than five years' standing since qualifying for the degree, who has completed either:

  • a Bachelor of Science of the University; or
  • a graduate in some other faculty of the University who satisfies the faculty that he or she has had adequate scientific training; or
  • a graduate of another university or tertiary educational institution who -
  • has been admitted to a degree recognised by the faculty pursuant to Statute 11.1.6 as appropriate for the purposes of this regulation; and
  • satisfies the faculty that he or she has had adequate scientific training; and either:
  • is a member of the academic staff of the University of at least two years' standing; or
  • has had, in the opinion of the faculty, a substantial association with the University.

An applicant for candidature must submit the prescribed number of copies of a thesis, which may consist of published or unpublished work of the applicant.

The faculty must appoint a perusal committee to determine whether the subject matter of the work presented falls within the scope of Science and, if so, whether, in general terms, the quality and quantity of the work presented justifies submitting the work to assessment.

Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this course are articulated in the Course Structure & Available Subjects field of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website:

Graduate Attributes:

Please refer to the course overview above.

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