Sorry, this program is not available for local students.
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Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.
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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.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
Time spent on research
Full-time candidates are expected to commit at least four days per week (or at least two days per week for part-time candidates) to their research. The academic year is 48 weeks.
Regular contact with your supervisor
A schedule of meetings with your supervisor/s must be established to assess progress against milestones and timely completion.
Resources, facilities and support
You will have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal. You will be part of an active research community and have access to resources and workshops to help you succeed.
More information about training and development for research candidates.
School of Graduate Research
The School of Graduate Research works with Schools to further support candidates during their postgraduate research degree.
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.