School of Architecture

Desk Space

The School of Architecture currently provides space to full-time PhD and MPhil students. Due to space, we are unfortunately unable to provide space for part-time students. When visiting the School, please enquire about the availability of a 'hot desk' if you need somewhere to work.

The HDR spaces in the School are located in Room 222 and Room 330 of the Zelman Cowen Building. Students are provided with a desk, lockable drawers, shelves and a desktop computer if required. Personal laptops may also be used. Students will also have access to a telephone and printer for research purposes. Please speak with the School's Administrative Officers about any stationary that you may require during your candidature and they will be more than happy to assist you.

The kitchen on Level 3 of the Zelman Cowen Building may be used to make tea, coffee and to store your lunch in the fridge.

Advisory Team

The University requires the appointment of an advisory team for HDR candidates when making a recommendation for admission to candidature. The appointment and final approval of your Advisory Team comes from the Dean of the Graduate School on the advice of the School Postgraduate Coordinator. The composition of your Advisory Team can be reviewed as part of each milestone.

The Advisory Team shares the intellectual, practical and administrative workload responsibilities for assisting the candidate to progress their research work from admission to the timely submission of a high quality thesis.

Your Advisory Team should consist of no fewer than two advisors - at least one of whom must be an experienced HDR Advisor and at least one of whom must be a continuing academic staff member of the School that you are enrolling in - in this instance, the School of Architecture.

You should meet regularly with your supervisors to discuss your research and your progress, and also to discuss your progression through the milestones.

University Support & Skills Training

The Graduate School's Skills Training Program is tailored to develop and address skill requirements and needs of HDR students. Skills Training includes workshops and information sessions, and encourages cross-disciplinary networking.

For further information on the Graduate School program, please visit the UQ Grad School website.

The Student Services Directorate is comprised of the following sub-units:

  • Accommodation
  • Careers and Graduate Employment
  • Learning Hub, which includes:
    • Learning Advice
    • Disability Support
    • International Student Support
    • Student Counselling
    • Student Equity
    • UQ Multifaith Chaplaincy

Services are delivered across the St. Lucia, Gatton and Ipswich campuses. For further information about the services that are offered, please visit the Student Services website

IT Support  

UQ provides many IT services for students, including internet access, software support and training, and special deals of purchasing software and hardware. For further information, please visit the EAIT Infrastructure Support website.

UQ Library

The University of Queensland Library has two teams of highly trained librarians dedicated to supporting the success of postgraduate students, the Research Information Service (RIS) and Scholarly Publishing and Digitisation Service (SPADS).

The Research Information Service (RIS) provides support to researchers through all stages of their research lifecycle. The Librarians in the Research Information Service can assist you with:

  • advanced information research enquiries
  • individual research consultations
  • information literacy training
  • developing collections for your research needs
  • staying up-to-date with the literature in your discipline
  • citation analysis for grant and promotion applications
  • bibliographic management tools such as EndNote
  • research data management
  • trends in scholarly publishing

For further information please visit the following websites:


EndNote is probably the most sophisticated referencing product available today. It can perform a wide range of referencing tasks, and there are extensive possibilities for the advanced user to customise the software to individual needs. With EndNote software, you can create a personalised database of references. You can enter references yourself or import them from a database. You can then create a bibliography for your thesis, assignment or journal article in the citation style you require.

EndNote must be installed on your own computer (Windows or Macintosh). The software is available from the UQ Library as a download. Only the latest version of EndNote for both Windows and Macintosh is offered for download. EndNote is installed and can be used on most computers in the Library.

For further information on Endnote and Training at UQ, please visit the Library Website