The Doctor of Philosophy program at Swinburne Design gives students the opportunity to undertake supervised research with the aim of making a significant and original contribution to the design discipline. This program is ideally suited for designers who have some prior research experience and are interested in a pursuing a career in research. Our PhD students have naturally inquiring minds and a desire to know more about the field of design. At the completion of a PhD students gain an internationally recognised qualification and enhance their employment opportunities in academia and industry. Research areas that Swinburne Design specialise in include: Product Design Innovation, Human Factors and Health in Design, Humanitarian Design and Shelter, Information Design, Design Engineering and Aged Care, Cross-Cultural Design, Human Computer Interaction Design, Aesthetics, Strategic Design and Management.

Studying PhD in Design at Swinburne has given me an experience beyond expectations. Being able to do research in a supportive and professional environment has given me the confidence and solid foundation to start my early career as a research academic.

Caroline Tjung PhD Candidate

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