Current HDR students
Requirements of the Programme
- A typical timeline of events for PhD students.
- COMP901: Research Methods and Communication is a compulsory coursework unit. If you and/or your supervisor believe you already have sufficient relevant training, and would like this requirement be waived in your case, please contact the convenor of COMP901, currently Prof. Mehmet Orgun.
- Details about the full research proposal required after six months for finishing the faculty commencement program.
- HDR students in the second year or later year need to complete the Annual Progress Report by the end of each year.
- HDR students can apply for HDR Research and Conference Funding from the University (MQ-PGRF) and the Faculty (Faculty-PGRF).
- Details of the annual Computing Doctoral Conference, where you’ll present your work.
- Details of Computing HDR seminars.
- Speakers 2017
- Prof. Mehmet Orgun: Perspective of a supervisor
- Dr Wei Zhang (former PhD student)
- Robertus Nugroho (current PhD student):
- Speakers 2016
- Prof. Annabelle McIver: Surviving your PhD
- Dr. Kinzang Chhogyal (former PhD student)
- Speakers 2015
- Previous speakers (2013) – Prof. M Orgun and Dr G Liu
- The University’s guideline for HDR candidatures and Supervisors.
- The Higher Degree Research Office Information for Current Students.
- A page of useful links (on writing a thesis, ethic, reviewing, etc)
Computing-specific HDR-related Forms
- Computing Travel Checklist (Updated May 2016)– to guide you through the process of arranging travel
- Travel Pack
- Refer to Funding and Grants from the faculty
- HDR fund request form for request to use HDR project support funding
Sample PhD Theses
Some PhD theses are being made available here with the consent of their authors. They reflect varying practices and expectations in different research areas.
- An Information Systems Thesis by Peter Busch, Macquarie University, 2004.
- A Computing Thesis by Mark Dras, Macquarie University, 1999.
Theses by Publication
- A Computing Thesis by Ke-Bing Zhang, Macquarie University, 2007.
- A Philosophy Thesis by Abhaya Nayak, University of Rochester, 1993.