DR212 - PhD (Built Environment)

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Plan: DR212 - Doctor of Philosophy
Campus: City Campus

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Program details
Purpose of the Program
Entrance requirements

Program details

Award title: Doctor of Philosophy
Award abbreviation: PhD
Career: RSCH
Duration: 3-4 years full-time, 6-8 years part-time
Location: RMIT City Campus
Owning school: Property, Construction & Project Management (325H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/propertyconstruction
ASCED code: 040300
CRICOS code: 079829B

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Purpose of the Program

Through advanced coursework and research in the Doctor of Philosophy in the Built Environment disciplines at RMIT, you will develop advanced research, technical and critical analysis skills that will prepare you for a career as an academic or as a leading practitioner in industry.

Individually supervised research programs are available in project management, construction, property, planning and building science. 

The Doctor of Philosophy may be undertaken as a project, thesis or thesis by publication. This decision is made in consultation with your supervisor. Candidates are required to attend at least one week of intensive classes in Melbourne during the first semester of the first year of their candidature and one week of intensive classes and supervision every subsequent full-time equivalent year for the remainder of their candidature. 

Upon graduation with a Doctor of Philosophy from RMIT University you will have developed:

- high level skills in research processes, including the ability to independently design a research project, conduct experiments and analyse data from a research project

- advanced skills in the analysis and synthesis of knowledge related to specific disciplines, and

- high level communication skills.

You will be able to pursue an academic career in a university or be employed in senior leadership and management positions in government, non-government organisations and corporations.

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Entrance requirements

Applicants for doctor of philosophy programs must have completed one of the following from a recognised higher education institution:

  • a masters by research degree or,
  • a masters by coursework degree which includes research courses or a research project with a duration of at least 25% of a full-time (or equivalent part-time) academic year and an overall distinction average or,
  • a four year bachelor honours degree (with a minimum H2A achieved across the four years) or,
  • a three year bachelor degree and a one year bachelor honours degree program (with a minimum H2A achieved in the honours year) or
  • another award deemed to be equivalent in character and standard to the above degrees.

Alternatively applicants may:

  • provide evidence of appropriate academic qualifications and experience that satisfies the Dean of the School of Graduate Research 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 or,
  • have current candidature for an RMIT master by research program approved for transfer to a doctor of philosophy program through the process prescribed in the RMIT Higher Degree by Research policies and procedures.

For information on international qualifications and corresponding entry requirements that are equivalent to Australian academic entry requirements, see the Country equivalents webpage.

English Language Requirements

A minimum IELTS (academic module) overall score of 6.5, with no band below 6.0; or equivalent. For equivalents to English entry requirements, see the English equivalents webpage.

Selection Tasks

These entrance requirements are the minimum academic standard you must meet in order to be eligible to apply for the program. You will need to complete a selection task as part of your application. See the Postgraduate Research Admission Application Form for more details.

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