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. 

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

The minimum requirements for admission to a PhD 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 distinction average in the final year; or
  • a master degree that includes a research component comprised of at least 25% of a full-time academic year (or part-time equivalent) with an overall distinction average or a master degree without a research component with at least a high distinction average; 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 distinction represents academic achievement of 70% or higher and a high distinction is 80% or higher.
If you are a current master by research candidate, you are able to apply for a transfer to a doctor of philosophy program through the process prescribed in the RMIT Higher Degree by Research policy and processes.
 ( https://www.rmit.edu.au/study-with-us/applying-to-rmit/local-student-applications/entry-requirements/research-programs)

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.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.

Further information and application process
For further information on the steps you need to take to apply for a research program see the How to apply – Research programs webpage.https://www.rmit.edu.au/research/phds-and-other-research-degrees/how-to-apply
 

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