Masters in system integration to ensure workplaces are safe from airborne pathogens

This is one of four scholarships offered to support the development of the use of digitisation to support safe and efficient workplaces.

This project links datasets for aerosol and people movement and CFD simulations. These will be analysed and reduced into simple, general rules that building designers can use to maximise human safety from airborne pathogens.

  • $31,500
  • 2 years.

One (1) for this topic. There are three (3) others in the project.

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:
  • Have first-class honours or 2A honours or equivalent in mechanical engineering or data science qualification
  • Be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or an international student meeting the minimum English language requirements
  • Provide evidence of adequate oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrate the ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary research team
  • Meet RMIT’s entry requirements for the Master by Research.

To apply, please submit the following documents to Professor Ivan Cole via

  • A cover letter (research statement)
  • A copy of electronic academic transcripts
  • CV that includes any publications/awards and the contact details of two referees.

For international applicants, evidence of English proficiency may be required.

Scholarship applications will only be successful if prospective candidates are provided with an offer for admission.

7 June 2021.

7 July 2021.

This is one of four Masters for the VHESIF projects.

This scholarship will be governed by RMIT University's Research Scholarship Terms and Conditions.

Professor Ivan Cole -

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