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International fees for PhD study
University fees for international PhD students are the same as domestic fee levels. The fee policy also allows the children of all international PhD students to attend school without paying international student fees.


If you are interested in studying software agents and would like to study under the supervision of Distributed Computing & Software Agents Research Centre staff, there are several options available. The DC&SA staff always have topics available and are prepared to supervise students in the area of software agent technology for any of the following programmes:
  • The programmes leading to an Honours bachelor's degree in either Computer Science or Information Science involve a fourth-year of undergraduate study that includes an Honours Dissertation. An Honours Dissertation project can be selected in the area of software agent technology under the supervision of DC&SA members.
  • The Software Engineering programme in Applied Science is a four-year programme leading to the BAppSc degree. In the fourth year of that programme, there are courses and projects available in the area of software agent technology.
  • The Telecommunications programme in Applied Science (BAppSc & MAppSc degrees) offers opportunities for students interested in agent applications in the telecommunications area.
  • The graduate programme in Software and Knowledge Engineering offers two optional paths leading to the MAppSc degree:
    • thesis option -- the thesis topic can be in the area of software agents
    • papers option -- papers and research projects are available in the agents area
  • Ph.D. -- you can study for the Ph.D. degree by conducting research in the area of software agent technology and may qualify for scholarship or fellowship support.

Some software agent topics for study:

  • Agent interaction protocols and conversation policies
  • Agent security
  • Agents and e-commerce
  • Nomadic and wireless applications of software agent technology
  • Agent modelling and artificial life
  • Agent-based software engineering
  • Ontology representation and usage