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Establish yourself as an expert in your field and showcase your ability for critical thinking and long-term project management through the challenges of a research degree.

Make an impact

Research at RMIT aims to solve critical global problems and to deliver significant economic, social and environmental impact.

Unlike conventional discipline-based research structures, RMIT’s Enabling Capability Platforms connect researchers from multiple disciplines and from across Colleges under a thematic umbrella.

Our eight platforms are:

  • Advanced Manufacturing and Fabrication
  • Advanced Materials
  • Biomedical and Health Innovation
  • Design and Creative Practice
  • Global Business Innovation
  • Information and Systems (Engineering)
  • Social Change
  • Urban Futures

    Research centres and groups

      Our college and school-based research centres and groups have a national impact in their specialist areas.

        Their links to industry and government allow our academics and Higher Degrees by Research candidates to conduct relevant, focused and applied research.

          They give you a chance to work in a vibrant collegiate environment, supported by advanced facilities, specialist resources and opportunities to develop your careers.

            RMIT University also participates in Cooperative Research Centres and other national centres of excellence, providing you with the ultimate resources to make a valuable contribution to your field.

              As a researcher at RMIT you can:

              • develop your own topic and pursue your own theories
              • work independently while interacting with experts
              • have your thesis or project critically reviewed
              • receive scholarships and government and industry grants
              • participate in the commercialisation process

              Learn more about Research at RMIT

              University Highlights

              Total students - 32,667


              International students - 8,674


              Total faculty staff - 1,915


              Total students - 32,667


              International students - 8,674


              Total faculty staff - 1,915


              Postgraduate Program

              28,000 - 30,000
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