The School of Property, Construction and Project Management offers both PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) and Master degrees by research.
A research degree requires you to formulate your own topic and produce a substantial thesis or project. As a research candidate, you are allocated an academic supervisor who has expertise in the broad area of your topic. The supervisor will be available for regular consultation with you and will be responsible, with you, for ensuring the candidature progresses well.
Research degrees require a high level of commitment and are a form of systematic inquiry into some aspect of property, construction or project management. In the process, you learn research skills while contributing to the knowledge of the discipline in some new and innovative way.
You will normally be expected to submit a traditional written thesis for your degree.
Postgraduate research programs
Before you apply
The HDR Coordinator will review your information and documentation to assess our ability to provide suitable supervision arrangements within the School.
Follow these steps prior to submitting a formal application:
- Fill out an online Pre-application form and then email the following documentation to email@example.com with the subject "HDR Application":
- Research proposal
- A detailed CV
- Academic IELTS (mandatory for international students)
- Any publications
- Citizenship and location information
- Academic references
- Any other relevant information.
- Your application will be assessed by Dr Eric Too, PCPM HDR Coordinator, and you will be contacted with the next steps in the application process.
- If you have discussed your application/research proposal with an academic from our school prior to your application, please include their details in your pre-application form where appropriate.
- General entry requirements for local students applying for RMIT research programs can be found on the Research programs page.
- Special requirements for international students (or applicants with qualifications from a country where English is not the first language) can be found on the English language proficiency tests page.