Postgraduate study with CARRS-Q
Join CARRS-Q, one of Australia’s leading research centres for road safety and injury prevention, and become part of a team that is a vital player in the international pursuit of reducing road trauma. Our award winning education program has been in existence for over 20 years, and is open to both domestic and international students.
Interested in developing new technology and conducting innovative research in the fields of road safety, future mobility, crash and injury prevention, traffic and transport improvement? Apply today!
At CARRS-Q, you will study with internationally recognised experts in a supportive and inclusive working environment. Our students are provided with access to the QUT Faculty of Health Research Services team, statistical training and support, access to our Advanced Driving Simulator and professional development opportunities and mentoring.
CARRS-Q researchers and students work together to provide impactful outcomes to government, industry and the community. We offer two pathways to higher degree research, both administered and awarded by QUT.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Advance your career by studying a PhD with CARRS-Q. Your research will enable you to deliver impactful outcomes to inform future state, national and international policies. Read more on how to apply, costs and scholarships.
CARRS-Q has the following research opportunities:
Title: Interactions between connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) and vulnerable road users (VRUs)
The outcome of this project will contribute to improving the safety of VRU-CAV interactions. This PhD will be in partnership with the iMOVE CRC, the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR), Queensland University of Technology (TMR, CARRS-Q) and University of New South Wales.
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Title: Investigation On Path Planning To Improve Safety In Automated Vehicles
The aim of this research is to enable long-range sensor capability to improve the safety of AVs through increased visibility of the road. This project will identify visibility cost and related constrained in-path planning for different road features and will then evaluate the safety of the proposed method.
Title: Investigation On Safety Indicators In Automated And Semi-Automated Vehicles
Most of the safety metrics and indicators for safe driving were design for human drivers and often used values that are easily understood by drivers, such as time, distance and velocity. However, these indicators cannot be generalised for effectively using in AVs. The aim of this research is to identify new metrics for evaluating safety in decision making of AVs.
MSc in the field of electrical, mechanical, robotics or transport engineering, or an equivalent degree in automated vehicles, intelligent transportation systems, or artificial intelligence.
Applicants must obtain a scholarship to embark on these studies. The QUT scholarship round closes 30 September 2019. Find out more here.
Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
Our Master of Philosophy is a personalised degree that recognises a diversity of skills and backgrounds and is designed to meet your career and research goals. Your research will contribute to our wider impact on the community, by translating knowledge into behaviour change and offering innovative safety solutions and technologies.
As part of your degree, you will complete an audit of your research degree skills to identify the training that will support your goals.
Read more on how to apply, costs and scholarships.
Make a significant and original contribution to road safety and injury prevention by enrolling in our education program.
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How to apply
Education & International Development Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org or +61 7 3138 4905.
- Ensure that you meet QUT course entry requirements
- Find out more about the CARRS-Q supervisory team here, and align your research interests with a potential supervisor
- Submit your tailored research proposal and prepare and submit your supporting documents
- Read more about scholarship options
- International students: find more information here
- PhD or MPhil studies at CARRS-Q may be commenced at a time that suits you
CARRS-Q has a particular outreach to rural and remote regions of Queensland, and we welcome rural and regional applicants enrolling in a distance education format.