Enrolment information for research students
Students commencing a research degree (PhD or MPhil), and those returning from a period of suspension must enrol online.
Ensure you enrol in the right units of study
Students may be required by their supervisor to complete units of study that relate to their research. Permission and notification from the supervisor and research director must be forwarded by using the variation of enrolment form. The Faculty of of Engineering and Information Technologies will then confirm whether this request has been approved or declined.
Please note that students cannot enrol in postgraduate units of study out of general interest but only where there will be a direct impact on their research. Research candidates need to focus on their research and may be distracted if enrolled in other units of study that are not appropriate to their research.
INFO5993 Research Methods in IT
For students enrolled in the School of Information Technologies, it is also mandatory to satisfactorily complete INFO5993 Research Methods in IT (6 credit points). You will complete modules such as how to do a literature survey, experimental method and statistics and an introduction in how to do research.
Research Student Orientation Evening
The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies will hold an orientation for new research candidates.
We strongly encourage you to attend this event, which will include a formal welcome by Professor John Patterson, Associate Dean (Research) and presentations from current research students. This is a great opportunity to meet other research students and learn more about what to expect in your degree.
Refreshments will be provided after the event.
Wednesday 25 February
3 - 5 pm
PNR Drawing Office 2
INFO5993 IT Research Methods commences
(compulsory unit for all students enrolled in the School of IT).
Monday 2 March
3 – 5 pm
SIT Lecture Theatre 123
Research Methods Induction Research Methods Workshop
It is compulsory for all new research students to attend the Research Methods Induction and Research Methods Workshop* in their first semester of candidature. If for any reason you are not able to attend both of these sessions in your first semester, you will need to advise the Faculty of Engineering and IT in writing and seek permission to attend in your second semester.
* IT students are only required to attend the morning session.
Thursday 9 April
Civil Engineering Drawing Office
Level 3, Civil Engineering Building
Once you have completed your online enrolment you should see the Postgraduate Officer in your School to organise your building access, work space, computer and so forth.
Postgraduate Officer Details
School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Telephone: + 61 2 9351 2338
Location: Room S442, Level 4, Mechanical Engineering Building (J07)
Australian Centre for Field Robotics
Telephone: + 61 2 9351 8143
Location: Rose Street Building (J04) – access using telephone by main entry
School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Telephone: + 61 2 9351 5019
Location: Room 443, Level 4, Chemical Engineering Building (J01)
School of Civil Engineering
Telephone: +61 2 9351 3656
Location: Room 440, Level 3, Civil Engineering Building (J05)
School of Electrical and Information Engineering
Telephone: +61 2 9351 7196
Location: Room 402, Level 4, Electrical Engineering Building (J03)
School of Information Technologies
Telephone: +61 2 9351 8961
Location: Ask at reception on Level 2, School of IT Building (J12)