Course details

CRICOS course code: 079829B

Level of study: Postgraduate

Summary

Through advanced coursework and research in the Doctor of Philosophy in the Built Environment, you will develop sophisticated research, technical and critical analytical skills.

Individually supervised research programs are available in project management, construction, property, planning and building science.

What you will gain through this program.

Upon graduation of this program you will have developed:

high-level skills in research processing including the ability to independently design a research project, to conduct experiments and to analyse data from a research project
advanced skills in the analysis and synthesis of knowledge related to specific disciplines
high-level communication skills.

You will be equipped to pursue an academic career in a university or to be employed in senior leadership and management positions in government, non-government organisations and corporations.

Why study a PhD (Built Environment) at RMIT?

Our graduates have highly developed technical skills to design, evaluate, implement, analyse, theorise and disseminate research that makes a contribution to knowledge and/or professional practice within government, non-government and corporate environments.

They demonstrate high-level personal autonomy and accountability, as well as creativity and initiative in new situations and for further learning, by planning and executing a substantial piece of research.

Career

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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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
32,640 Per Year 01 Nov 2022 3 years
Read more3-4 years

Full time
RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)
Melbourne City Campus
124 La Trobe Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
Australia

Entry criteria

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.

English language requirements

To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

Address

RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)
Melbourne City Campus
124 La Trobe Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
Australia
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