MC190 - Master of Science (International Sports Technology)

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Plan: MC190 - Master of Science (International Sports Technology)
Campus: City Campus

Overview

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: Master of Science (International Sports Technology)
Award abbreviation: MSc(IntlSportTech)
Total credit points: 192
Career: PGRD
Duration: 2 years
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Engineering (172H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/academic-schools/engineering/
ASCED code: 030701
CRICOS code: 077365A

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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.

You have the option to undertake a double degree master program by studying one year at RMIT University and another year at a European partner organisation (e.g. University of Applied Sciences in Vienna; German Sports University in Cologne) and earn two Master degrees in Sports Technology. The master thesis will be written at the partner organisation.

The program requires in-person attendance, but also takes advantage of the capabilities of Blackboard, the online learning management system that is available to all students and provides scope for collaboration and remote access.

In this program you will undertake a capstone project in the 48 credit point course OENG1088 Master's Research Project (or the alternative of completing the two 24 credit point courses OENG1089 Master's Research Project Part 1 and OENG1090 Master's Research Project Part 2). In this project you will consolidate and expand the knowledge gained throughout the program through an in-depth experimental and/or analytical study of a highly technical and/or engineering management application.

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Articulation and pathways

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 successfully competing the Masters of Science (International Sports Technology) you may be eligible to apply to continue with your study and pursue a PhD, subject to entry requirements.

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 http://www.rmit.edu.au/handbook.

Dual Award

The Master of Science (International Sports Technology) program has a dual masters agreement with the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien in Vienna, Austria and German Sport University Cologne, in Cologne, Germany.

Five students per year have the opportunity to take part in each of the dual masters programs, and would qualify to receive a master's degrees from both RMIT and the partner institution.

Eligibility and selection criteria for admission into the dual award apply as follows:  

  • Eligibility: Applicants must be currently enrolled in the single award program MC190 Master of Science (International Sports Technology)
  • Selection: Academic merit (based on cumulative GPA)

Students who are interested in a dual master program should discuss with the MC190 Program Manager for further advice.

Formal application to the School will be due during your second semester, with the deadline for this to be communicated to you by the School.

Further support for this exchange will be available through RMIT's Global Mobility website.

International students who wish to transfer into the dual award must be aware of the impact on their student visa and post study work rights and should consider the following: 

  • Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE) will be cancelled while studying in Germany or Austria. This may affect your Australian student visa. 
  • During the second year of studies, whilst in Germany or Austria, students will be required to pay fees to RMIT in accordance with the RMIT fee schedules and deadlines. 

Information on student visas and post study work rights is available via the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien

Students that commence their studies at RMIT in MC190 Master of Science (International Sports Technology) and wish to complete their studies at UAS Technikum Wien in Vienna need to successfully complete the first 2 semesters of the RMIT program including the prescribed courses as detailed in the course mapping table below. The table also provides the UAS Technikum Wien matched courses that are provided in credit, and the UAS Technikum Wien courses (to be completed) to be eligible for award in RMIT MC190 Master of Science (International Sports Technology) and UAS Technikum Wien Master of Science in Engineering (Sports Equipment Technology). Students from RMIT are only able to commence studies at UAS Technikum Wien from October each year.

RMIT CoursesUAS Technikum Wien Matched CoursesUAS Technikum Wien Courses to Complete

MIET2396 Materials in Sports Equipment

MIET2397 Sports Biomechanics

MATH2223 Sports Analytics

BUSM3330 Sports Management

MIET2398 Sports Measurements and Instrumentation

MIET2399 Design and Mechanics of Sports Equipment

MIET2400 Design and Technology of Sports Shoes and Apparel

MIET2401 Sports Aerodynamics and Hydrodynamics

M1.2 Technology and Mechanics of Sports Equipment 1

M1.3 Management and Social Competence 1

M2.2 Technology and Mechanics of Sports Equipment 2

M2.3 Design of Sports Equipment and Sports Facilities 11

M2.4 Master Thesis 1

M3.1 Elective

M4.2 Management and Social Competence 3

M1.1 Motion Analyses in Sports 1
Specifically:
- Instrumented motion analysis Project 1
- Sports Practice Measurement Week 1

M2.1 Motion Analyses in Sports 2
Specifically:
- Instrumented motion analysis Project 11
- Sports Practice measurement Week 11

M3.2 Tribology and Bionics in Sport

M3.3 Design of Sports Equipment and Sports Facilities 2

M3.4 Master Thesis 2

M3.5 Sports Medicine and Biomechanics

M4.1 Master Thesis 3

M3.6 Management and Social Competence 2 

Students that commence their studies at UAS Technikum Wien in Vienna in the Master of Science in Engineering (Sports Equipment Technology) and wish to complete their studies at RMIT need to successfully complete the first 2 semesters of the UAS Technikum Wien Master program including the prescribed courses as detailed in the course mapping table below. The table also provides the RMIT matched courses that are provided in credit, and the RMIT courses (to be completed) to be eligible for award in RMIT MC190 Master of Science (International Sports Technology) and UAS Technikum Wien Master of Science in Engineering (Sports Equipment Technology). Students from UAS Technikum Wien are only able to commence studies at RMIT from July each year (mid-year intake, semester 2).

UAS Technikum Wien CoursesRMIT Matched CoursesRMIT Courses to Complete

M1.1 Motion Analyses in Sports 1
Specifically:
- Instrumented Motion Analysis Lab
- Applied Computer Science and Microelectronics
- Applied Biomechanics

M1.2 Technology and Mechanics of Sports Equipment 1

M1.3 Management and Social Competence 1

M2.1 Motion Analyses in Sports 2
Specifically:
- Applied Computer Science
- Applied Sports Medicine 1

M2.2 Technology and Mechanics of Sports Equipment 2

M2.3 Design of Sports Equipment and Sports Facilities 11

M2.4 Master Thesis 1

MIET2396 Materials in Sports Equipment

MIET2397 Sports Biomechanics

MATH2223 Sports Analytics

BUSM3330 Sports Management

OENG1120 Research Methods in Engineering

3 x Elective (36 credit points)

MIET2398 Sports Measurements and Instrumentation

MIET2399 Design and Mechanics of Sports Equipment

MIET2400 Design and Technology of Sports Shoes and Apparel

MIET2401 Sports Aerodynamics and Hydrodynamics

OENG1088 Master's Research Project

German Sport University Cologne

Students that commence their studies at RMIT in MC190 Master of Science (International Sports Technology) and wish to complete their studies at German Sport University need to successfully complete the first 2 semesters of the RMIT program including the prescribed courses as detailed in the course mapping table below. The table also provides the German Sport University matched courses that are provided in credit, and the German Sport University courses (to be completed) to be eligible for award in RMIT MC190 Master of Science (International Sports Technology) and German Sport University Master of Science (Human Technology in Sport and Medicine). Students from RMIT are only able to commence studies at German Sport University from January each year.

RMIT CoursesGerman Sport University Matched CoursesGerman Sport University Courses to Complete

MIET2396 Materials in Sports Equipment

MIET2397 Sports Biomechanics

MATH2223 Sports Analytics

BUSM3330 Sports Management

MIET2398 Sports Measurements and Instrumentation

MIET2399 Design and Mechanics of Sports Equipment

MIET2400 Design and Technology of Sports Shoes and Apparel

MIET2401 Sports Aerodynamics and Hydrodynamics

TSM1 Basics I - Mathematics & Physics

TSM2 Basics II - Biomechanics 

TSM3 Basics III - Data Management & analysis

TSM4 Basics IV - Material & construction

TSM5 Technology I - Orthopaedic technologies

TSM6 Technology II - Footwear, apparel and playing surfaces

TSM7 Technology III - Sports equipment and instrumentation

TSM8 Technology IV - Modelling and Simulation

TSM9 Technology V - Performance diagnostics in sports, medicine and rehabilitation

TSM11-I Project I - Sports technology project - applied research methods

TSM11-II Project II - Technology in medicine project - applied research methods

TSM12 Internship

TSM13 Master Thesis

Students that commence their studies at German Sport University in the Master of Science (Human Technology in Sport and Medicine) and wish to complete their studies at RMIT need to successfully complete the first 2 semesters of the German Sport University Master program including the prescribed courses as detailed in the course mapping table below. The table also provides the RMIT matched courses that are provided in credit, and the RMIT courses (to be completed) to be eligible for award in RMIT MC190 Master of Science (International Sports Technology) and German Sport University Master of Science (Human Technology in Sport and Medicine). Students from German Sport University are only able to commence studies at RMIT from July each year (mid-year intake, semester 2).

German Sport University CoursesRMIT Matched CoursesRMIT Courses to Complete

TSM1 Basics I - Mathematics & Physics

TSM2 Basics II - Biomechanics 

TSM3 Basics III - Data Management & Analysis

TSM4 Basics IV - Material & construction

TSM5 Technology I - Orthopaedic technologies

TSM6 Technology II - Footwear, apparel and playing surfaces

TSM7 Technology III - Sports equipment and instrumentation

TSM8 Technology IV - Modelling and Simulation

TSM9 Technology V - Performance diagnostics in sports, medicine and rehabilitation

MIET2396 Materials in Sports Equipment

MIET2397 Sports Biomechanics

MATH2223 Sports Analytics

BUSM3330 Sports Management

OENG1120 Research Methods in Engineering

3 x Elective (36 credit points)

MIET2398 Sports Measurements and Instrumentation

MIET2399 Design and Mechanics of Sports Equipment

MIET2400 Design and Technology of Sports Shoes and Apparel

MIET2401 Sports Aerodynamics and Hydrodynamics

OENG1088 Master's Research Project

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Entrance requirements

A Bachelor, Master or Doctoral degree with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of equal to or greater than 2.0 out of 4.0 in one of the following qualifications recognised in Australia:

  • A Bachelor of Engineering, Master of Engineering or PhD in Engineering; or
  • A Bachelor of Science, or a Master of Science, or PhD in Science in the disciplines of Human Movement, Exercise and Sport Science, Physical Education, Sport Coaching, Physiotherapy, Disability, Nursing, Biology, Mathematics, pure sciences, applied sciences; or
  • A Bachelor of Science, or Medical Bachelor and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), or a Master of Science, or PhD in Medicine or Dentistry.

Relevant work experience in industry or sports organisations, or sports experience as an athlete or coach is also desirable but not compulsory. Applicants with a GPA equal to or greater than 0.5 but less than 2.0 out of 4.0 may be considered with two years’ work experience in industry or sports organisations as a sports scientist, or two years’ sports experience as a professional athlete or coach.

International qualifications are assessed for equivalence with the above Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications.

English Language Requirements

International applicants: 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 web page.

 

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External accreditation and industry links

In Australia there are no professional bodies that recognise or accredit programs in Sports Technology.

Internationally, however, graduates of Sports Technology are eligible to become a member of the International Sports Engineering Association (ISEA). Membership provides opportunities to network through biennial conferences.

The School of Engineering has substantial links with sports industry, sporting goods manufacturers and sports organisations within both Australia and internationally, eg:

  • students who participate in the RIIERP program and spend the equivalent of one academic semester in a supervised, discipline relevant industry position;
  • Research contracts with local and international sports industry and organisations
  • The Asia-Pacific Congress of Sports Technology (APCST), which is biennially organised by the School, and which attracts the leading industrial, governing and academic stakeholders in international Sports Technology and Engineering;
  • the scholarly Sports Technology journal, which has an Editor-in-Chief from industry, and Editorial Board members from industry, sports organisations and academia (www.tandf.co.uk/journals/rtec); and
  • appointment of adjunct staff who have been invited based upon their industry achievements.

You will benefit from extensive sports industry research at the School of Engineering by participating in various projects and by selecting a suitable topic for your Masters Research Project.

Many the teaching staff within the program are practicing (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.

The School of 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.

 

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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: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library.

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

Services for students

RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

You can find more information at www.rmit.edu.au/students

 

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