Postgraduate research

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

2019 project guides

Before applying for a postgraduate research degree, you must select a project from the guides listed below.

How to apply

Please review how to apply and submit the following documents at the time of applying in order to avoid any delays:

  • Research proposal
  • Academic Transcripts (undergraduate and postgraduate)
  • A detailed CV
  • Academic IELTS (mandatory for international students)
  • Any publications
  • Citizenship and location information
  • Academic references
  • Evidence of supervision agreement - If you have discussed your application/research proposal with an academic from our school prior to your application, please include their details where appropriate.

Eligibility Criteria

  • 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.
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