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Use your logical, analytical and creative problem solving skills to further develop mathematical theory and application.
You will join an active research community and work with academics, peers and partner organisations who have demonstrated research success in a range of specialities, including:
- algebraic coding theory
- complex networks and epidemiology
- computational fluid dynamics
- environmental and resource modelling
- general mathematical modelling
- information security
- integer programming and discrete mathematics
- mathematical biology
- networks, complexity and graph theory
- numerical analysis
- optimisation theory - algorithms and applications
Statistics and operations research
- analysis: survival data, reliability, exploratory data, time series, sequential, decision
- data mining
- game theory and applications
- nonparametric statistical techniques
- optimisation and applications
- statistical quality control
- sport, bio, financial, multivariate statistics
- supply chain, and stochastic modelling
- queueing theory and applications
RMIT's researchers deliver high-impact and influential outcomes.Success is demonstrated through excellent performance in university rankings, such as being ranked as well above world standard in the Australian Research Council Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2015 round.
RMIT has a joint relationship with the University of Twente in the Netherlands. Candidates who complete their program under this arrangement spend time studying in both Melbourne and the Netherlands and graduate with a double-badged qualification.
RMIT hosts a node of the ATN Industry Doctoral Training Centre (Mathematics and Statistics), the first doctoral training centre in Australia.
Additionally, there are collaborations with other national and international institutes, centres, groups and partners, including:
- RMIT's Information Security and Network Science group
- Computer Assisted Research on Mathematics and Applications (CARMA)
- Centre for Informatics and Applied Optimization (CIAO) at Federation University
Throughout your candidature, you will be supported through:
- An expert supervisor who will help you develop the required leadership, analytical and problem-solving qualities required to work at a world-leading level.
- participation in high-quality professional development programs delivered by RMIT’s School of Graduate Research
- access to RMIT’s extensive facilities, laboratories and equipment and those of our partners.
As a mathematics research candidate, you have the flexibility to pursue an individual topic, or contribute to one of our existing projects.
Candidates may be eligible for a range of scholarships including:
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 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.
You will be able to pursue an academic career in a university or be employed in senior leadership and management positions in government, scientific and industrial research laboratories. This qualification signifies an ability to undertake independent and informed decision making at a highly technical level.
Program and course information
Our School of Mathematical and Geospatial Sciences offers PhD students the opportunity undertake research with our partner university in the Netherlands giving them a truly global outlook.