All applicants should have a proposed research topic that is aligned with at least one of RMIT's identified research strengths.
You can either come up with your own research topic or link your PhD to an existing RMIT research project. If you want to come with your own topic, you should first think about your area of interest and read through background information. You should familiarise yourself with RMIT's identified research strengths.
Applicants to the College of Science, Engineering and Health (SEH) should check with the relevant school about the availability of research projects - it is expected that all applicants align with one of the projects offered through the three schools. Applicants who have an external sponsor arrangement may negotiate another research project with the school.
Details of the projects offered through the school are available at the respective school websites:
Your discussion with the research staff in your proposed school will assist you to identify whether your research topic will be an appropriate fit for RMIT's research strengths.