Identify your research topic through one of these methods to ensure alignment with RMIT's identified research strengths.
Register your interest in a research project available through one of these schools
The following schools make available a range of research projects in which you can participate. Applicants to these schools must align to one of the available research projects.
College of Design and Social Context
- School of Architecture and Urban Design
- School of Art
- School of Design
- School of Education
- School of Fashion and Textiles
- School of Global, Urban and Social Studies
- School of Media and Communication
- School of Property, Construction and Project Management
College of Science, Engineering and Health
College of Business
Applicants to the College of Business have two modes of application; either alignment with a school-based project, or proposal of an individual research topic. For a list of specific projects, refer to the HDR Admission and Scholarships website.
Further information regarding each school is available via:
- Graduate School of Business and Law
- School of Accounting
- School of Business Information Technology and Logistics
- School of Economics, Finance and Marketing
- School of Management
When you apply online, you:
- Register your interest in up to three available projects applicable to the program for which you are applying for admission
- Submit a statement indicating why you are interested in joining the projects you nominate.
Propose your own research topic
Applicants to schools that do not have research projects available must propose their own research topic.
Similarly, applicants who are fully funded through an arrangement with an external sponsor may propose their own research topic.
When you propose your research topic, you must make sure it is aligned with at least one of RMIT’s identified research strengths which are largely defined through the University’s Enabling Capability Platforms.
It is also highly recommended that you review the research strengths in each school.
You should also look at the research interests of the University’s researchers.
When you propose your research topic, you are required to provide a research proposal that outlines the research you expect to undertake as part of your research degree.
Please observe the guidelines that the School of Graduate Research provides when writing your research proposal.