MR212 - Master of Applied Science (Built Environment)

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Plan: MR212 - Master of Applied Science
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Entrance requirements

Program details

Award title: Master of Applied Science
Award abbreviation: MAppSc
Career: RSCH
Duration: 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Location: RMIT City Campus
Owning school: Property, Construction & Project Management (325H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 040300
CRICOS code: 079830J

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Purpose of the Program

Upon graduation with a Master of Applied Science degree from RMIT University you will have developed:

  • high level skills in research processes,
  • the ability to solve complex problems and provide high-level, strategic and research-based advice in a variety of settings.
  • the ability to analyse and synthesise knowledge related to specific disciplines, and
  • high level communication skills.

You will be able to apply an advanced body of knowledge in a range of stimulating, real-life research contexts. A Master of Applied Science degree will provide you with a foundation for further studies into a PhD and employment in senior leadership and management research-based positions in a variety of government, non-government and corporate environments.

Individually supervised research programs are available in the following areas of research focus:

  • building & construction,  
  • education, 
  • engineering, 
  • information technology, 
  • occupational health & safety/wellbeing, 
  • project management, 
  • property valuation, 
  • sustainability & the built environment

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. 

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Entrance requirements

The minimum requirements for admission to a master by research 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 credit average in the final year; 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 credit represents academic achievement of 60% or higher.

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.

Further information and application process
For further information on the steps you need to take to apply for a research program see http://How to apply – Research programs webpage

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