PhD Scholarship

Swinburne University of Technology

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This position is currently located at the Hawthorn campus but the incumbent may be required to undertake duties at any of the University's campuses

About the Scholarship
We have an exciting scholarship opportunity for a suitable candidate to undertake a 3-year PhD within Swinburne’s Department of Mechanical Engineering. The successful candidate will have strong interest in computer vision, AI and/or robotics techniques. A programming skill (e.g., Python) would also be essential. 

They will be enthusiastic, well-organized, and have excellent oral and written communication skills, as evidenced by publications, including in peer-reviewed journals. An ability to work autonomously and to be self-directed in learning, as well as contributing to team activities and discussions, will be necessary for the successful completion of this PhD.

About you 
To be successful in the role, you will have:
  • An appropriate undergraduate, or Masters, degree in a related disciplines (e.g. computer engineering, EE, or robotics).
  • Professional experience in computer vision and AI.
  • Programming skills with python.
  • A valid working with children’s check card (or ability to obtain prior to or upon commencement). 

A full list of selection criteria is available within the position description. 

About Swinburne University of Technology
Swinburne Horizon 2025 draws upon our understanding of future challenges. With this new strategic plan, we choose to build Swinburne as the prototype of a new and different university – one that is truly of Technology, of Innovation and of Entrepreneurship, and proud of it. We are committed to a differentiated university proposition in education and research, so that:

  • Every Swinburne learner gets a work experience
  • Every Swinburne graduate gets a job
  • Every Swinburne partner gets a tech solution
  • Swinburne is the prototype of global best practice

The achievement of our 2025 moon shots depends on our capacity to work collectively, always, as One Swinburne.

How to apply and further information

Please submit your CV and cover letter addressing why you believe you are suitable for this position.  

For further information about this position, contact Hailing Zhou at 

Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children Check.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Swinburne Talent Acquisition Team on  

Applications Close: Tuesday 19th March 2024, at 5pm. 

Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.

Equity and Diversity 
Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation and we are proud of our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion through key initiatives.  For further information on all our initiatives visit our Equity & Diversity website.

We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

We are committed to making the recruitment process fair and equitable for all our candidates. If you have specific accessibility or support requirements please contact

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants
We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.  

For any support please contact or for more information on our Indigenous strategies please follow the link to our RAP Reconciliation Action Plan

As a signatory to Victoria’s Commitment to Action, Swinburne seeks to remove barriers to international graduate employment. We welcome and encourage applications from international graduates.  

(Agency enquiries will not be accepted for this position)


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