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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Use your advanced research skills at the forefront of geospatial sciences development and implementation.
RMIT's geospatial sciences team is the largest academic group of its kind in Australia.
You will be expertly supervised as you develop your analytical and problem-solving skills through further investigation into one of our key areas:
- cartography and visualisation
- GIS and geoinformatics
- remote sensing and photogrammetry
- satellite positioning
RMIT has a joint relationship with the University of Twente in the Netherlands. Mathematical and geospatial sciences PhD candidates who complete their program under this arrangement spend time studying in both Melbourne and the Netherlands and graduate with a double badged qualification.
Additionally, there are collaborations with other national and international institutes, centres, groups and partners, including RMIT’s SPACE Research Centre.
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.
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.
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
Leaders in their field
Our Geospatial Sciences team is the largest academic group of its kind in Australia. It includes research supervisors who are at the forefront of their areas of specialisation.