Postgraduate Students

CIE offers the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree – Infrastructure Engineering (Course Code – 8080).  Doctorates are completed within 3 years full-time candidature, with a maximum enrolment of four years full time, or part-time equivalent. The doctorate aims to produce graduates able to conduct research independently at the highest level of originality and quality. Higher Degree Research graduates are not only sought after by the engineering profession for their specialised knowledge, their analytical skills and systematic approach to problem solving, they are also highly regarded for their financial and project management capabilities.

Centre for Infrastructure Engineering (CIE) – Postgraduate Research Scholarships

The Centre for Infrastructure Engineering (CIE) at Western Sydney University expands engineering research beyond civil and electronic engineering into the areas of structures, sustainability and materials. The Institute is committed to excellence and is home to world class research facilities, including one of Australia's best laboratories for independent testing and monitoring for the construction and manufacturing industries

CIE invites applications from highly motivated graduates seeking to undertake PhD projects in one of the three research themes. Potential applicants are encouraged to contact the relevant Theme Director to express interest and discuss their research proposal.

Academic Criteria

Applicants should hold a First Class Honours degree, or equivalent qualifications and/or research experience (including research publications) in one of the following fields: Civil, Electrical, Materials or Mechanical Engineering. Preference will be given to applicants with research experience and publications.

What does a Scholarship at CIE provide?

  • Tax free stipend of up to $25,392 per annum for up to 3 years and a funded place in the doctoral degree. Outstanding international applicants with a strong track record may be offered a tuition fee waiver for up to 3 years.
  • Up to $2,831 contribution to Overseas Student Health Care (OSHC) for international candidates.

All candidates will receive support for conference attendance, fieldwork and additional course costs as appropriate. CIE also provides a rich environment of support and academic expertise, seminars, international and industry collaborations.

International applicants must also demonstrate a high level of proficiency in the English language.  Please refer to the English language requirements.

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How to apply?

  • Applicants should submit the application form, a 2000 word research proposal and a recent CV by the closing date.

Applications Closed: TBA when the next round of scholarships are available