Prior to completing the Expression of Interest (EOI), you need to seek out and make contact with an appropriate supervisor for your proposed research project. Full details of the faculty’s application process can be accessed via How to Apply. An EOI is not complete until a supervisor has been identified.
The ideal supervisor is knowledgeable of the proposed topic area and has substantial research experience, including the supervision of higher degree research students. You should familiarise yourself with the current as well as past research interests of your nominated supervisor. Take time, for example, to read through some recent publications as these can be relevant and useful to you when constructing the research proposal that will be included in your EOI.
Finding the right supervisor should involve a fair amount of research. To make this task easier, the faculty’s key areas of research interest and expertise are set out below: Architecture, Building, Design Practice and Management, and Urban and Regional Planning. By clicking on one, a menu will appear that lists the sub-categories associated with that area and a full list of academic staff who have expertise in this field. Just click on a name and a full staff profile for that person will appear.
Alternatively, you can visit the University’s Find a Researcher tool or staff web pages on the Built Environment website and search through individual names and programs (e.g. architecture, industrial design, urban design etc) to find someone who seems to best align with your research topic. The list of Postgraduate Student Profiles will also give you an idea of some of our students’ current research projects and their supervisory teams.