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Use your advanced research skills to further the growth of aerospace engineering.
You will join an active research community and work with academics, peers and partner organisations who have demonstrated research success in a range of specialities, including:
- advanced materials
- aerospace vehicle design
- air traffic management systems
- airframe systems
- aviation human factors engineering
- aviation logistics
- aviation technology
- avionic systems
- ergonomics aviation logistics
- maintenance and operations
- multi-modal transportation engineering
- stability and control
- sustainable aviation technologies
- systems engineering
- unmanned aerial vehicles.
RMIT researchers deliver high-impact and influential outcomes. Success is demonstrated through excellent performance in university rankings, with a ranking as well above world standard in the Australian Research Council Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2015 round.
RMIT is also ranked in the top 100 universities in the fields of aerospace and mechanical engineering in the 2014 QS World University rankings.
RMIT researchers contribute to RMIT’s flagship aerospace research centre, the Sir Lawrence Wackett Aerospace Centre.
Additionally, there are active collaborations with other national and international institutes, centres, groups and partners, including:
- Advanced Manufacturing CRC
- Centre for Additive Manufacturing
- Centre for Innovative Structures and Materials (CISM)
- CRC for Advanced Automotive Technologies
- CRC for Advanced Composite Structures
- Defence Materials Technology Centre
Research is supported by excellent facilities and infrastructure, including:
- A fleet of fully operational aircrafts
- Advanced Manufacturing Precinct
- Composites and advanced materials testing laboratories
- Computer laboratories with relevant and updated software
- Engine testing facilities
- Flight simulators
- Green Engines Research Laboratory
- Industrial research wind tunnels
- Simulated aircraft maintenance laboratory
Throughout your candidature, you will be supported through:
- An expert supervisor who will help you develop the required leadership, analytical and problem-solving qualities required to work at a world-leading level.
- participation in high-quality professional development programs delivered by RMIT's School of Graduate Research
- access to RMIT's extensive facilities, laboratories and equipment and those of our partners.
As an aerospace engineering research candidate, you have the flexibility to pursue an individual topic, or contribute to one of our existing projects.
Aerospace engineering candidates may be eligible for a range of scholarships including:
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 and digital 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.
School of Graduate Research
The School of Graduate Research works with Schools to further support candidates during their postgraduate research degree.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
RMIT projects are heavily based on industry needs and we are currently working with leading organisations including Boeing, Airbus, the Federal Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO), the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and the Royal Australian Air Force.
You will be able to pursue an academic career in a university or be employed in senior leadership and management positions in government, scientific and industrial research laboratories.
Program and course information
Become a leader in the international aerospace and aviation industry
Undertake high impact influential research through collaborative projects with Australian and international industry and research partners.