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An RMIT honours program provides you with foundation research skills to underpin your future career as a scientist or researcher in the biomedical sciences.
Specifically, honours students develop :
- scientific communication skills
- critical thinking capability
- experience in scientific analysis and problem solving
- knowledge of research theory and practical methods
- research independence and capacity for self-directed learning
Research experience gained as part of an honours program is required for future higher degree by research study, most academic and research positions, and increasingly for positions in other sectors of industry.
In consultation with the program coordinator and your potential supervisor, you will be allocated a project that aims to complement your skills and areas of interest.
The projects are developed specifically for honours students and may be a preliminary exploration, a smaller component of a bigger research project or may also be part of an existing collaboration with industry. All projects draw from the wide range of disciplines taught across RMIT's biomedical science programs.
Research areas include:
- Cardiovascular biology
- Comparative endocrinology
- Cell biology and signalling
- Drug delivery
- Exercise metabolism and physiology
- Growth and development
- Gut neuroscience
- Medical radiations
- Molecular biology
- Natural products
- Obesity and diabetes
- Pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences
- Physical activity and disability
- Skin cancer
- Thrombosis and vascular diseases
- Transfusion/transplantation science
- Wound repair
View the list of current honours projects (PDF 11MB 38 pages) available.
This research extension to your undergraduate degree is closely aligned with RMIT's research community. Depending on your project, you will work with a supervisor who is actively contributing to RMIT's research strength area of biomedical and health innovation and is connected to recognised local and international research groups and institutes.
You may also have the opportunity to use RMIT's extensive biomedical and biotechnical equipment and facilities and to work collaboratively with professional technicians and staff from these facilities.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
Honours students work predominantly on an individual research project with the guidance of a supervisor.
You will undertake a series of coursework modules to develop skills in research methods, research practice and communication. In consultation with your supervisor you will develop your research plan.
You will conduct your research as prescribed in your plan, and document your findings in a thesis that will be presented to an audience consisting of peers and project supervisors.
Honours supervisors are connected to industry through RMIT’s many programs, research centres and groups.
In some cases, honours research projects are part of a larger industry collaboration, including projects with other research institutions, forensics, sporting associations and hospitals.
Graduates of this honours program frequently advance to a Masters or PhD program and undertake further research in their particular area of interest.
This pathway can also build a solid foundation for a future career in biomedical sciences, including:
- basic and applied research
- diagnostic services
Professional recognition and accreditation
Honours students may be eligible to join various Australian scientific and biomedical professional societies. Your honours supervisor can provide further advice.
Program and course information
Get a step closer towards your biomedical research career
You'll build on your existing academic capabilities and develop your research skills in biomedical research.