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What will I learn?

Develop your advanced engineering skills by contributing to an industry focused research project and identify solutions to existing and emerging civil and infrastructure engineering problems.

The School of Engineering conducts research in a broad spectrum of topics with the overall vision of delivering sustainability, longevity and efficiency of infrastructure essential for the 21st century.

Our research strengths are in the fields of:

asset management and decision making for optimised management of infrastructure
challenges in supporting infrastructure in reactive and unsaturated soils
design of new material and structural forms and optimisation
innovative and sustainable materials
predicting remaining life of structures including bridges, buildings, tunnels and underground utilities considering changes in climate
strengthening of structures using innovative techniques
sustainable construction

You can select between applied research well supported by industry which will deliver innovative new products and processes, and fundamental research leading to ground breaking new knowledge.

You will be closely supervised while you work on a project within one of the following research areas:

computational mechanics
construction engineering
construction management
construction materials
geotechnical engineering
high-strength and high-performance concrete
infrastructure maintenance and management
structural engineering
structural optimisation
transport engineering
water systems engineering and water resources

This masters degree may be undertaken in a project or thesis mode.

The School of Engineering has received recognition for world class research well supported by competitive grants and industry funding. In the 2015 QS world rankings civil and structural engineering at RMIT was ranked among the top 51-100 in the world based on academic reputation, research citations and employer satisfaction. We have received world-wide recognition for fundamental research in:

behaviour of unsaturated soils
infrastructure resilience
structural optimisation
time dependent structural reliability

The School of Engineering has world-class laboratory facilities for heavy structures, geotechnical engineering, construction materials and product development and accelerated testing for material and structural degradation in simulated environments.

Career

A masters degree will provide you with a foundation for further studies into a PhD and employment in senior leadership and management research-based positions in a variety of government, non-government and corporate organisations.

Which department am I in?

STEM College

CRICOS

079820M

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$37,440.00 (20,24,878) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

1 August 2022, 1 November 2022

Venue

RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)

Melbourne City Campus,

124 La Trobe Street,

MELBOURNE,

Victoria,

3000, MELBOURNE, Australia

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$37,440.00 (20,24,878) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

1 August 2022, 1 November 2022

Venue

Bundoora Campus

289 McKimmie Road,

BUNDOORA,

Victoria,

3083, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have successfully completed an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification). To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests: IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0); TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing); Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50); Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component

For international students

The minimum requirements for admission to a master by research program are:

a bachelor degree requiring at least four years of full-time study in a relevant discipline awarded with honours. The degree should include a research component comprised of a thesis, other research projects or research methodology courses that constitute at least 25% of a full-time academic year (or part-time equivalent). The applicant must have achieved at least a credit average in the final year; or
evidence of appropriate academic qualifications and/or experience that satisfies the Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research Training and Development or nominee that the applicant has developed knowledge of the field of study or cognate field and the potential for research sufficient to undertake the proposed program.

At RMIT a grade of credit represents academic achievement of 60% or higher.

To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)

RMIT University has obtained a 5-Star QS ranking for excellence in higher education.

  • Ranked 21st globally for universities less than 50 years old
  • 15th highest-ranked university in Australia
  • 8th in Australia for graduate employability
  • Industry partnerships in 100+ countries