GD182 - Graduate Diploma in International Sports Technology

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Plan: GD182 - Graduate Diploma in International Sports Technology
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Graduate Diploma in International Sports Technology
Award abbreviation: GradDipIntlSportsTech
Total credit points: 96
Career: PGRD
Duration: 2 years
Location: Onshore, City Campus
Owning school: Engineering (172H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 030701
CRICOS code:

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Purpose of the Program

The International Sports Technology Program aims to provide you with an in-depth understanding of scientific and engineering disciplines related to the holistic context of modern sports technology, such as mechanical, materials, manufacturing, aerospace, electrical, chemical, and biomedical engineering, sports science, business, textile technology, media studies and mathematics.

This program is specifically tailored for you to understand, and take the leadership in, the sports industry or sports organisations in a global context, or, more specifically the needs (from a broader health perspective), opportunities (in a broader innovation context), problems (from a sustainability point of view), product developments (from a holistic perspective), and the future (based on lateral thinking) of international sports industry and sports organisations.

The program prepares you directly for joining the global sports industry and international sports organisations, by exposing you to problem solving, product innovation and hands-on experience in various areas of sports technology. This distinguishes the Sports Technology Program from traditional undergraduate sports engineering courses, which are focussed on engineering theory and show the application to sports only by example.

The program structure will provide learning experiences for you to acquire and apply the critical knowledge of sports equipment design and development and concepts across core disciplines of sports technology

This program enables you to develop a skill set that spans multi- and interdisciplinarily from the theory of sports equipment in a broader context to cutting-edge applications and developments in sports technology, by providing the transdisciplinary perspective from associated areas such as biomechanics, sports analytics, sports management and marketing, and exertion games.

The program is purposely international in character as it aims to provide you with advanced technical and generic capabilities which will enhance your chances of employment in the global sports industry and sports organistions sector.

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Articulation and pathways

If you have already developed areas of skill and knowledge included in this program (for example, through prior studies or work experience), you can apply for credit once you have enrolled in this program. There is information on the RMIT University website about how to apply for credit:

You will be able to exit the Master of Science (International Sports Technology) with the GD182 Graduate Diploma in International Sports Technology after successful completion of the first year (8 courses).

After having successfully completed the Master of Science (International Sports Technology), subject to entrance requirements, you have the option to continue with PhD studies. 

You may also be eligible for credit into other RMIT University programs upon successfully completing this program. Please check with admissions officer of your program of choice. If you require further details on  programs refer to the RMIT University Handbook.


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Entrance requirements

Entry into this program is through the MC190 Master of Science (International Sports Technology). You may exit the Master's program with the Graduate Diploma in International Sports Technology after successful completion of the courses listed in this program.

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External accreditation and industry links

External Accreditation
The Graduate Diploma in International Sports Technology is not accredited, although it has been developed to align with the Engineers Australia accreditation framework.  Engineers Australia is the professional body responsible for the accreditation of higher education programs that prepare students to practise as professional engineers.  Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in International Sports Technology may be eligible to apply for membership of Engineers Australia.  More details on membership of Engineers Australia can be found here.

Industry Links
The School Engineering is one of the founding members of the Australian Sports Technology Network which fosters close collaboration between Australian sporting goods manufacturers and Australian academia specialised in sports technology. The School has substantial links with the sports industry, sporting goods manufacturers and sports organisations within both Australia and internationally. Examples of these links include research contracts with the local and international sports industry and organisations. As well, the students who participate in the RIIERP program spend the equivalent of one academic semester in a supervised, discipline-relevant industry position.

Other examples of relevant industry connections are the:

  • biennial Asia-Pacific Congress of Sports Technology (APCST) which is organised by the School of Engineering, and which attracts the leading industrial, governing and academic stakeholders in international Sports Technology and Engineering;
  • scholarly Sports Technology journal, with two Editors-in-Chief from the School of Engineering and an Editor-in-Chief from industry, and with Editorial Board members from industry, sports organisations and academia (; and:
  • appointment of adjunct staff who have been invited on the basis of their industry achievements.

As a student in this program you will benefit from the School of Engineering's extensive sports industry research by participating in various projects and by selecting a suitable topic for your Masters Research Project. Many the teaching staff within the program are practising (or have been) industry professionals with extensive industry experience and contact networks. This experience, when integrated into teaching and learning practice, enriches your learning environment.

Students and graduates of the RMIT sports technology programs are eligible to apply to become a member of the International Sports Engineering Association (ISEA). Membership provides opportunities to network through biennial conferences.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it.

All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic and print resources such as books, journals, newspapers, streaming media and past exam papers. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments, or you can work through Library subject guides and web based tutorials, or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

Computers for study are available at every Library site and wireless access is available if you are working from a laptop or mobile device.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at:

For text and reference books, and journals relevant to sports engineering, refer to the library guide.

Online learning tools and content

You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT

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