Security Science PhD Unit Set
Security science is an empirical endeavour, seeking to describe, analyse, explain and counter security and other malevolent centred actor problems in a rigorous and impartial manner.
The university’s focus on security science has been recognised as world leading, with scholars within the School of Science educating students on the application of scientific knowledge through the scientific method to diagnose, infer about, and treat security problems accordant with empirical evidence. The Schools research across the domain of security science seeks to add to the security science body of knowledge through empirical research outcomes. Security science research at ECU concentrates on: Risk, Resilience, Intelligence and Counterintelligence, Cyber/Physical security intersection, Security technology, Corporate security, Community security and Crime prevention, Surveillance, Security education, Terrorism and Violent extremism. Specific research topics related to the above are developed in conjunction with academic supervisors. The School has a range of facilities, including a security science laboratory to facilitate research, and also places a high emphasis on industry collaborations and government agencies to enhance post-graduate research outcomes and student experience.
Special entry requirements
It is desirable that all applicants contact a potential supervisor to discuss their research project before applying. Information about ECU's Research Institutions, Centres and Supervisors can be found in the school brochures listed on the 'Applying for a Research Degree’ website or the staff contact page of the relevant School.
Availability & Campus
Candidates enrolled in the Doctor of Philosophy Integrated (J42) may be required to attend classes on more than one campus to complete the research training component of the course.
Candidates are expected to meet regularly with their supervisors as part of the supervised independent research component of the course.
Students will develop new knowledge and skills for enhancing their employment across government agencies, the corporate security and intelligence sectors, local councils and private consulting.
Possible future job titles
Security, intelligence, risk, counter–terrorism, crime prevention, resilience, continuity, technology, cyber-physical.