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Melbourne City and Bundoora
This postgraduate degree, the first of its kind in the southern hemisphere, provides you with the skills to undertake leading roles in the international sports industry and in sports organisations.
You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of scientific and engineering disciplines related to the holistic context of modern sports technology, encompassing:
- performance enhancement with smart solutions
- design customisation
- injury prevention
- sustainable design and manufacturing.
The engineering and scientific disciplines involve mechanical, materials, manufacturing, aerospace, electrical, chemical, biomedical and construction engineering, sports science, business, textile technology, media studies and mathematics.
The global sports industry is an expanding industry worth about US$800 billion. Steady growth of the sports equipment sector is 2.5 times faster than the growth of general consumer spending, and the global sports industry is growing faster than the overall GDP.
This program includes intensive laboratory work, from classroom-integrated projects to practical work in world-leading facilities like RMIT's large industrial wind tunnel. You’ll gain skills in problem-solving and innovative thinking along with extensive knowledge in developing sports products, and specialist skills in developing methods and tools for the improvement of training and performance assessment.
RMIT University has a two-decade-long history of developing gold-medal- award winning sports products, like the RMIT Superbike. More recently, an RMIT University collaboration with Kookaburra and Cricket Australia is developing a smart cricket ball that helps improve bowling skills and makes previously unmeasurable performance indicators assessable.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
Most lectures take place at the Melbourne City campus and some lab classes run at the Bundoora campus.
Some projects in the Master's Research Project course may require travel to the Bundoora campus. Alternative projects based entirely at the Melbourne city campus are available.
You will learn from industry professionals from a wide range of technology and management sectors. They will share their insights into developing award winning products, successful Olympic bidding processes, and managing and organising international sporting events.
You’ll also have access to highly qualified visiting staff from overseas industry and universities who are, well versed in current and future trends in the global sports industry.
Some of the leading positions staff have held in international sports technology and engineering organisations include:
- president of the International Sports Engineering Association (ISEA)
- members of the ISEA Executive Committee
- editors and editorial board members of international sports technology and engineering journals
- organisers of international sports technology and engineering conferences
- co-founders of the Australian Sports Technologies Network.
Throughout the program, you will work on industry-based projects with leading sports equipment companies and sports organisations like:
- Australian Institute of Sport
- Cricket Australia
- Tennis Australia
- International Paralympic Committee.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
Considering the size of the rapidly growing global sports market, graduates will be able to work as leading sports technology specialists in multi- and trans-disciplinary teams in the global sports industry and in sports organisations. The flexible approach to sports technology will cater for specialisation in:
- sports industry: leading and senior positions in research and development departments or in product development and management
- sports organisations: high-performance managers, head coaches or senior biomechanists (capable of innovative product and method design and development).
Professional recognition and accreditation
The International Sports Engineering Association (ISEA) is currently developing an international accreditation system for sports technology and engineering courses. Graduates of this program are likely to be accredited on graduation.
Throughout the program, you will be given options to work on projects with international and leading sports companies and organisations.
- International Industry Experience 2: a one-semester placement within the sports industry or in a sports organisation through the RMIT International Industry Experience and Research Program (RIIERP)
- Masters Research Project: a one-semester placement within the sports industry or in a sports organisation involved in research collaboration with RMIT
- Double masters degree program with two European universities: study two semesters at RMIT and two semesters at one European partner university (University of Applied Science in Vienna, Austria, and the German Sports University in Cologne, Germany), earning a masters degree from each university.
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).
Program and course information
Join the growing global sports industry with this unique program
Gain an in-depth understanding of scientific and engineering disciplines related to the holistic context of modern sports technology.