DR235 - PhD (Design)

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Plan: DR235 - Doctor of Philosophy
Campus: City Campus

Learning outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes Statement

Graduates of the Doctor of Philosophy will have developed the skills required to conduct independent research and will have contributed to the knowledge base of design research in their chosen field by undertaking a substantial and rigorous research project. 

These skills will include the ability to: 

- speculate through design;

- organise and frame concepts emerging from design practice;

- extend and explore the boundaries of design thinking;

- argue and demonstrate findings publicly;

- achieve a high level of reflection on the processes of design research; and

- achieve insights that arise from the research.

Graduates of a Doctoral Degree will have: 

- a substantial body of knowledge at the frontier of a field of work or learning, including knowledge that constitutes an original contribution;

- substantial knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to the field of work or learning;

- cognative skills to demonstrate expert understanding of theoretical knowledge and to reflect critically on that theory and practice;

- cognative skills and use of intellectual independence to think critically, evaluate existing knowledge and ideas, undertake systematic investigation and reflect on theory and practice to generate original knowledge;

- expert technical and creative skills applicable to the field of work or learning;

- communication skills to explain and critique theoretical propositions, methodologies and conclusions;

- communication skills to present cogently a complex investigation of orginality or original research for external examination against international standards to peers and the community;

- expert skills to design, implement, analyse, theorise and communicate research that makes a significant and original contribution to knowledge and/or professional practice.

Graduates of a Doctoral Degree will demonstrate the application of this knowledge and skills:

- with intellectual independence;

- with initiative and creativity in new situations and/or for further learning;

- with full responsibility and accountability for personal outputs;

- to plan and execute original research;

-with the ongoing capacity to generate new knowledge, including in the context of professional practice.


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