Postgraduate research

The School of Engineering supports an active industry-based research program with state-of-the-art research facilities.

As one of Australia’s leading educational institutions, RMIT offers a rich and rewarding educational experience to nearly 10,000 postgraduate students every year. Our postgraduate research programs offer an opportunity to undertake innovative world-class research dedicated to the solution of real problems. You can work independently and cooperatively, interact with experts in your chosen field of research and participate in the commercialisation process.

Find an engineering project

The project list is a comprehensive guide of research projects available to students wishing to apply for an Engineering Higher Degree by Research (HDR). Before applying for a HDR degree, use the list to find a project matching your skills and interest.

Undertake a PhD in Engineering

When you undertake a PhD or Masters by Research in Engineering at RMIT University, you get to take a look into the future through research.

Postgraduate research degrees


Scholarship opportunities

A range of scholarships are available for students considering research programs. A number of the scholarships offer students the opportunity to participate in the research being undertaken by academic staff in the School. Find out more about RMIT postgraduate research scholarships.


Past theses

For past theses and links to the full publications please visit the RMIT Research Repository.

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Resources and support

The School of Engineering at RMIT is dedicated to supporting higher degrees by research (HDR) students through a variety of generous support schemes.

Contact us

If you have an inquiry about studying a Higher Degree by Research (HDR) in our School, please see HDR contacts for contact information.

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Find supervisors and explore projects

With a broad scope of exciting projects, we can help you identify and secure the project that best aligns with your experience, needs and vision.


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