PhD - Doctor of Philosophy (Ehs) (DPHEHS) in Fibre-Optics and Photonics

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Courses Overview

What will I learn?
A candidate for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy shall undertake a program of study and research approved by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor. The program shall include the presentation of a thesis and/or other work approved by the Committee, embodying the results of the candidate's study and research, for examination.
A supervisor or supervisors shall be appointed with the approval of the University and subject to the general direction of the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Engineering, Health, Science and the Environment, will provide direction and advice to the candidate.
Fibre-Optics and Photonics
Photonics is concerned with the use of light to process, manipulate and transmit information. It underpins the growth of broadband cable communication networks. Research in fibre-optics and photonics at Charles Darwin University focuses on microwave photonic signal processing, which explores powerful new paradigms for processing high-bandwidth signals. This transcends the traditional function of photonics, which has until recently focused on signal transmission, to open up new possibilities for directly processing the signals that are modulated on an optical carrier. The motivation arises from the potential of exploiting the unique, high time-bandwidth product capabilities of photonic signal processing to overcome the inherent bottlenecks caused by limited sampling speeds in conventional electrical signal processors. This approach also allows direct processing of high-frequency signals that are already in the optical domain, and has applications to radio-over-fibre, radar, defence and radio astronomy arrays.
Research also focuses on optical communications, nonlinear fibre optics, optically-controlled phased arrays, gigahertz/terahertz photonics in communication and radar systems, and fibre-optic sensors.
Charles Darwin University offers PhD by Research programs in the fibre-optics and photonics area. There are opportunities for prospective new postgraduate students interested in research. Scholarships are available to cover the tuition fee and living expenses. The research projects include:
Photonic Signal Processing
Lightwave Synthesiser
Optically-controlled Phased Array
Photonic Downconverter
Optical Fibre Transmission and Interference Mitigation Filters
Photonics-based Arbitrary Waveform Generator
Optical Sources for Photonic Signal Processing
Fibre-optic Sensor for Structural Monitoring
Fibre-optic Sensor for Chemical and Biological Applications
Fibre-optic Sensor for Oil and Gas Industry


Department

Which department am I in? Faculty of Engineering, Health, Science and the Environment


Entry Requirement From Vietnam

The minimum academic requirements for admission to a postgraduate or graduate entry degree is the completion of a bachelor's degree which is deemed equivalent to an Australian bachelor's degree by the University's qualification assessment references. Applicants may also be required to satisfy specific course requirements such as a minimum overall grade score, prerequisite knowledge or work experience. Applicants must have successfully completed the equivalent of an Australian honours degree or master's degree. Other English language requirements accepted: Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) - A minimum overall score of 176 with no skill below 169 or Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic module - A minimum overall score of 58 with no score lower than 50.


Entry Requirement For International Student

You must have completed the equivalent of an Australian Bachelor degree with second class Honours division A, or an Australian Masters degree (with a substantial research component). Alternatively, you may have other qualifications and/or experience equivalent to these degrees.
Other English Language Requirements:
Australian Technology and Management College (ATMC) - Successful completion of English for Academic Purposes (EAP). Students will be required to sit an exit test on completion and achieve a score equivalent to IELTS overall 6.5; Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) minimum overall score of 176 with no skill below 169; Common European Framework Certificate of English Proficiency minimum overall grade of C1 valid for three years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU; Navitas Academic English - a minimum overall pass of 65% in Academic English 3 with a 65% pass in the research essay; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic module minimum overall score of 58 with no score lower than 50.


Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Trinity College - The University of Melbourne


Full Time (4 years)

Non Lab-based fees: AUD $22,300/ year; Lab Based-Fee: AUD $25,000/ year

26 February 2018, 16 July 2018

Charles Darwin University Casuarina Campus, Ellengowan Drive, CASUARINA, Northern Territory, 0810, DARWIN, Australia


Online/Distance (320 credit points)

Non Lab-based fees: AUD $22,300/ year; Lab Based-Fee: AUD $25,000/ year

26 February 2018, 16 July 2018

Charles Darwin University Casuarina Campus, Ellengowan Drive, CASUARINA, Northern Territory, 0810, DARWIN, Australia