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As a new academic staff* of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, I am recruiting graduate students.
A current list of my PhD and research master's project opportunities can be seen here: http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/people/david.levinson.php
PhD and master's project opportunities
An overview of the application process is outlined at http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/futurestudent/postgraduate/researchapplications.shtml
When lodging an application for admission, you are expected to have already discussed your research proposal with a potential supervisor (me), and will need a support letter.
You will need to draft a statement of research interest, this typically includes a proposed topic area, a review of research already in that area, specific research questions, and a brief idea of how the research will be conducted. I will review that with you, and if I am interested, may support your application. Even with the support of a potential supervisor, you will still need to meet the University of Sydney's rigorous graduate admission criteria, and opportunities with financial support available are even more competitive.
* I am "academic staff" not "faculty", the "faculty" is the "college", a college is basically some hybrid between a "house" (in the Harvard system, without quite the percentages) and a "fraternity/sorority" in the land-grant system. Also the "school" is the "department."