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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An RMIT honours program will provide you with foundation research skills that will underpin your future career as a scientist or researcher in the applied sciences.
Specifically, honours students develop:
- communication skills
- critical thinking capability
- advanced knowledge within chosen discipline
- knowledge of research theory and practical methods
- research independence and capacity for self-directed learning
Research experience gained as part of this honours program is required for most academic and research positions, and increasingly for positions in other sectors of industry.
In consultation with the program coordinator and your potential supervisor, you will be allocated a project that aims to complement your skills and areas of interest.
The projects are developed specifically for honours students and may be a preliminary exploration, a smaller component of a bigger research project or may also be part of an existing collaboration with industry. All projects draw from the wide range of disciplines taught across RMIT's science programs. Many projects involve substantial cross-disciplinary work.
Discipline areas include:
- analytical chemistry
- condensed matter physics
- environmental science
- food science and technology
- Inorganic and industrial chemistry
- medical physics
- organic chemistry
A list of current projects is available from the Honours Coordinator.
This undergraduate degree is closely aligned with RMIT’s research community. Depending on your project, you will work with a supervisor actively involved in one of RMIT’s research centres or groups, including:
- Centre for Molecular and Nanoscale Physics
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics
- Water: Effective Technologies and Tools (WETT) Research Centre
- Centre for Advanced Materials and Industrial Chemistry
You may also have the opportunity to use RMIT’s extensive scientific facilities and to work collaboratively with professional technicians and facility staff, including:
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
Honours students complete advanced coursework and an individual research project with the guidance of a supervisor.
You will undertake a series of coursework modules to develop advanced knowledge in your discipline, skills in research methods and practice and in consultation with your supervisor you will develop your research plan.
You will conduct your research as prescribed in your plan, and document your findings in a thesis and in an oral presentation to an audience consisting of peers and project supervisors.
Honours supervisors are connected to industry through RMIT’s many programs, research centres and groups.
Some honours research projects are part of larger industry collaborations.
This pathway builds a solid foundation for a future career in scientific research.
Graduates of this honours program frequently advance to a Masters or PhD program and undertake further research in their particular area of interest.
Alternatively, honours graduates seek employment in industry and government as research assistants, advisors, and scientists.
Professional recognition and accreditation
On successful completion of the program, you may be eligible to join a number of Australian scientific professional societies. Your program coordinator can provide further advice. Professional societies may include:
Program and course information
Explore different areas of science
Choose from four specialised streams including applied sciences, applied chemistry biological sciences and physics