Sorry, this program is not available for local students.
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Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.
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Develop your advanced engineering skills and contribute to an industry-focused environmental engineering research project.
The School of Engineering’s emphasis is on sustainable development and encompasses a broad spectrum of environmental impacts and degradation. Research activity is focused on identifying solutions to existing and emerging problems in these areas. Most of these problems result from human impact and solving them draws on techniques such as life cycle analysis, cleaner production, and eco-efficiency to develop sustainable solutions.
You can select from existing applied research projects that are well supported by industry. These projects will deliver fundamental research leading to innovative new products, processes and knowledge.
You will be closely supervised while you work on a project within one of the following research areas:
- adaptation to climate change
- air pollution
- environmental planning and policy
- groundwater resource management
- land contamination and remediation
- land degradation
- management of waste
- sludge management
- wastewater treatment and recycling
- water systems engineering and water resources
This masters degree may be undertaken in a project or thesis mode.
Our primary research activities are conducted within these related research centres:
Our research facilities and equipment include:
- anaerobic digesters
- elcometer film applicator for membrane production
- enhanced membrane bioreactors
- forward osmosis systems
- greenhouse gas analyser
- groundwater quality monitoring equipment
- hydraulic devices
- laboratory and pilot-scale high and low pressure membranes
- rainwater harvesting system
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
Time spent on research
Full-time candidates are expected to commit at least four days per week (or at least two days per week for part-time candidates) to their research. The academic year is 48 weeks.
Regular contact with your supervisor
A schedule of meetings with your supervisor/s must be established to assess progress against milestones and timely completion.
Resources, facilities and support
You will have access to the Learning Hub and other online and digital resources through the myRMIT student portal.
You will be part of an active research community and have access to resources and workshops to help you succeed.
School of Graduate Research
The School of Graduate Research works with Schools to further support candidates during their postgraduate research degree.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
We have relationships with a broad range of academic and industry organisations including:
- Korea Institute of Building and Construction Technology, Urban Sewer and Drainage Systems Research Centre, Korea
- School of Engineering, University of Boras University
- Shandong University, China
- South Gippsland Water
- Tsinghua University, China
- UNESCO, IHE
- University of Technology, Sydney
- University of Wollongong
- Victoria University
Opportunities exist to work with Victorian government agencies such as Environmental Protection Authority and Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning to conduct environmental research related to current challenges.
A masters degree will provide you with a foundation for further studies into a PhD and employment in senior leadership and management research-based positions in a variety of government, non-government and corporate organizations.
Program and course information
Improve your environment
Through our research centres and industry partners you'll be expose to ideas that will help you to improve your world.