Science

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What would you like to study?

Discover science

A world of possibilities

Join a school that is focused on making an impact. Emphasis on collaboration with industry flows through to your learning experience.

At RMIT, you’ll go beyond the classroom and apply what you’ve learned to real-world problems. You’ll gain hands-on experience during field studies and excursions, both locally and internationally.

Career outcomes

Skills for an evolving field

We actively engage with industry to ensure that you're always building the most relevant and in-demand skills for an evolving field. Our range of science courses, combined with work integrated learning, translate into excellent career prospects for our graduates.

Industry connections

Gain practical experience

Industry and community projects give you the chance to put your skills into action and gain practical experience before you graduate. These include local field trips, mapping the environment, exploring the aquatic environment, and even going overseas to tackle environmental challenges in other countries.

Facilities and locations

World-class research facilities

We’ve changed the way we’re teaching so you can continue your education online now, and on campus later. You will gain real-world experience with practical projects, along with ongoing student support, facilitated online by experienced researchers.

When you return to campus, you'll have access to pharmaceutical labs, radiation therapy equipment, and medical treatment research facilities designed to help you gain the practical and theoretical skills to pursue a career you're passionate about. 

Whether you study mathematics or data, food technology, micro- or nanotechnology, chromatography or spectrometry, RMIT has custom-built facilities and laboratories that help students and researchers make scientific breakthroughs.

Environmental challenges study tour in China

Environmental engineering and science students gain a global perspective as part of an intensive two-week study tour through China. This experience allows students to explore an international perspective on a relevant environmental issues, and collaborate on projects that aim to solve pollution and degradation issues.

Dr Matthew Currell, senior lecturer and coordinator of the China study tour, describes the tour as a valuable experience for RMIT students:

“During their time in China, students hear firsthand from experts working on real issues that are affecting the country."

Specialist laboratories and cutting-edge technology

Explore our wide range of facilities across engineering, technology, science and health. Get familiar with the spaces you’ll be studying in, before you arrive. 

Experience science at RMIT

Inside postgraduate science

All science master's courses at RMIT are designed and taught by experts and industry leaders to ensure our students are work-ready.

Students choose from specialisations in analytics, biotechnology, environmental, geospatial, medical physics, nanotechnology and statistics.

Engagement with industry is critical, and students have the opportunity to complete work placements, undertake advanced research projects, and go on field trips throughout their studies.

World's thinnest hologram

An Australian-Chinese research team led by RMIT University has created the world’s thinnest hologram.

Interactive 3D holograms are a staple of science fiction, but the challenge for scientists trying to turn them into reality is developing holograms that are thin enough to work with modern electronics.

Now a pioneering team led by RMIT's Distinguished Professor Min Gu has designed a nano-hologram that is simple to make, can be seen without 3D goggles and is 1000 times thinner than a human hair.

 

 

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