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Hi,

I have a PhD in computer science and was going through the skill assessment guidelines. The closest occupation that I can think of is software engineering as my BS and MS is in computer science too.

M PhD is in artificial intelligence, natural language process and personally I feel software engineering is not describing my skills completely.

Does anyone know if there is something different for PhD's which are more into research than pure software engineering? Of course we code but we are not professional software engineers.

Thanks in advance.

Hassan
 

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hassaan84s said:
Hi,

I have a PhD in computer science and was going through the skill assessment guidelines. The closest occupation that I can think of is software engineering as my BS and MS is in computer science too.

M PhD is in artificial intelligence, natural language process and personally I feel software engineering is not describing my skills completely.

Does anyone know if there is something different for PhD's which are more into research than pure software engineering? Of course we code but we are not professional software engineers.

Thanks in advance.

Hassan
There is a sponsorship option for PhD graduates for Victoria, maybe you can consider it?
You can apply for it if the occupation/specialisation of your PhD is on their list and they do not require work experience.
 

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Hi hassaan84s,

There is an ANZSCO code for university lecturers and scholars, but it is on the CSOL. If you had to TA as part of your PhD program, that may be an option. Most computer scientists have a somewhat interdisciplinary background. If multiple codes match your skill set, then pick the one that is better for the visa process. There is no requirement that you have to work in your nominated occupation after the grant, it's only relevant for the visa process.

If a significant part of your PhD was software development then go with Software Engineer. I did the same and it was no problem (although I haven't finished my PhD yet, so lucky you). If you can list some software components that you developed for your research and were employed more than 20hrs/week during the entire period, you should be fine.

Monika
 
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