MC190 - Master of Science (International Sports Technology)

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

Program delivery and structure

Approach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program structure
Program transition plan

Approach to learning and assessment

The program will provide a vibrant and active learning environment. The School has a world-leading research capability and reputation in Sports Engineering, and academic staff and full time research staff are continuously upgrading your skills through close collaboration with industry and sports organisations. You will also have access to visiting staff from overseas industry and universities, with appropriate qualifications and professional experience, well versed in current and future trends in the global sports industry.

This program supports student and staff mobility between RMIT and collaborating Universities worldwide (e.g.,University of Applied Science in Vienna, Austria; German Sports University, Cologne). The objective of this being to provide education and research that is not tied to a particular national location or perspective, that understands profoundly the intersection between global and local cultures.

Assessment is designed to give you opportunities to demonstrate your capabilities. You will find that the forms of assessment used may be different for each course, depending on the course objectives and learning outcomes. Your assessment in this program will include all or some of the following:

  • Exams: an individual form of assessment where you are asked to demonstrate your ability to solve problems and to explain principles;
  • Assignments and projects: some will require you to demonstrate an ability to work alone, while some will involve group work requiring you to be part of team with other students;
  • Assessed tutorials or presentations: a form of in-class test, which you will be required to complete either individually or as a team;
  • Self-assessment and peer-assessment: for assessment activities such as tutorial questions and presentations of group projects you may be asked to assess your own work, the work of your group, or the work of other groups. This is part of equipping you to become more independent in your own learning and to develop your assessment skills. Peer-assessment will also be provided by the course coordinators and professionals in industry and sports organisations;
  • Writing technical reports including specifications of methods and products resulting from group projects, which is part of the team work.

The International Sports Technology program curriculum has been developed to satisfy the demand for specific skills required by the sports industry, and in so doing will provide you with a global passport to learning and work.

If you are an active athlete or coach, participating in local and/or international competitions, it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator if you would like to find out more.

If you have a long term medical condition, disability and/or other form of disadvantage it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

If you would like to find out more about RMIT's approach to assessment you can view the Assessment information for students. 

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Work integrated learning

RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice. As a student enrolled in this RMIT University program you will:

  • undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate your professional or vocational practice;
  • interact with industry and community when undertaking these activities;
  • complete these activities in real work contexts or situations; and in addition
  • these interactions and the work context provide a distinctive source of feedback to you to assist your learning.

Any or all of these aspects of a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) experience may be simulated.

Work integrated learning has been incorporated into the following compulsory (core) courses in the final year of the program:

  • OENG1088 Master's Research Project (or OENG1089 Master's Research Project 1 and OENG1090 Master's Research Project 2)

As part of these courses you will work on a capstone project. These projects either are directly connected with industry or simulate the situation of a graduate in industry reporting to a supervisor with whom they meet regularly. In the cases where the project is directly connected with industry the industry partner is usually involved in some components of the assessment. Industrial practitioners can become involved in the assessment of some component of the work done by students involved in projects that simulate the situation of a graduate in industry.

In addition to the dedicated WIL courses listed above, there are other core courses that provide WIL experiences. In the following courses related to sports equipment:

  • 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

You will participate in group projects and solve real work situations in a simulated company environment by developing a product and/or a method under close supervision, guidance and immediate feedback by the respective course supervisors. The work integrated learning approach will lead you through the process of design and development, from initial idea to the marketable product. Interaction with industry practitioners and other stakeholders is a part of the Work Integrated Learning approach.

 

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Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following:
 

All courses listed may not be available each semester

 

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Year One of the Program

Complete the following Eight (8) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Sports Analytics12MATH2223City Campus
Materials in Sports Equipment12MIET2396City Campus
Sports Biomechanics12MIET2397City Campus
Sports Management12BUSM3330City Campus
Sports Measurements and Instrumentation12MIET2398City Campus
Design and Mechanics of Sports Equipment12MIET2399City Campus
Design and Technology of Sports Shoes and Apparel12MIET2400City Campus
Sports Aerodynamics and Hydrodynamics12MIET2401City Campus
 
AND

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Year Two of the Program

Complete the following One (1) Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Research Methods in Engineering12OENG1120City Campus
AND
Select and Complete 36 Credit Points worth of Option Courses from the following list:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Management of Technology12MANU1385City Campus
Project Management12MANU2123City Campus
International Engineering Management12MANU1398City Campus
Advanced Manufacturing Technologies12MANU2211City Campus
Product Lifecycle Design and Management12MIET2486City Campus
Advanced CAE12MIET2491City Campus
Exertion Games12SPRT1020City Campus
International Industry Experience 224MIET2084City Campus
AND
{
Complete the following One (1) Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Master's Research Project48OENG1088City Campus
OR
Complete the following Two (2) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Master's Research Project Part 124OENG1089City Campus
Master's Research Project Part 224OENG1090City Campus
}
 

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Program transition plan

Effective from Semester 1 2017 Master of Science (International Sports Technology) will be closed for any new intake. The program will be formally discontinued at the end of Semester 2 2021.

If you are currently enrolled in MC190 Master of Science (International Sports Technology) you will be able to enrol until the last day to add courses in Semester 2 2021 and you will have until the end of Semester 2 2021 to complete your studies and exit with MC190 Master of Science (International Sports Technology).

You may be eligible to exit with GD182  Graduate Diploma in International Sports Technology following the completion of 96 credit points. For more information regarding this option, please contact your Program Manager. 

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