Sorry, this program is not available for local students.
Please contact Info Corner to discuss other study options.
Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.
If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact us for more information.
Use your advanced research skills to contribute to new developments in applied physics.
Our wide-ranging applied physics expertise gives you opportunities to develop specialist knowledge and honed research skills in your chosen area.
Under expert supervision, you join researchers already active in:
- advanced characterisation techniques
- applied geophysics
- biophysics and biological physics
- computational modeling of matter
- condensed matter
- functional coatings
- industrial and building acoustics
- molecular transport in biological membranes
- nanomaterials and nanofluidics
- quantum information and quantum optics
- radiation and medical physics
- soft matter
This PhD may be undertaken in a project, thesis with publication or thesis mode. Prospective candidates should discuss these modes of submission with their potential supervisor/s.
Many of our research activities are conducted within these related research centres and groups:
- Centre for Molecular and Nanoscale Physics
- Applied Electromagnetics and Radiation Physics Research Group
- Theoretical Chemical and Quantum Physics Research Group.
You will also have access to our modern semiconductor clean rooms.
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
Tackle the BIG questions
Partner with an organisation and a supervisor to help find solutions to critical problems.