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RMIT University

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Master of Science (Applied Chemistry)

  • Masters (Coursework)

Undertake advanced research to contribute to applied chemistry.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Course Code
MR229, 079823G
Study Mode
In person
International Fees
$33,600 per year / $67,200 total

About this course

Develop your advanced research skills and contribute to new developments in applied chemistry.

RMIT's modern, purpose-built and well-equipped facilities, including analytical instruments, will support your research.

Under expert supervision, you will join researchers already active in:

  • analytical chemistry (metabolomics, natural products extraction and identification), separation science (focus on gas and liquid chromatography), flow injection analysis and mass spectrometry)
  • environmental analysis (air, soil and water quality, environmental contamination, biosolids, environmental toxicology)
  • occupational health and safety (open systems research, management and governance, risk management)
  • physical and materials chemistry (organic and inorganic synthesis, colloidal chemistry, functional surfaces, micro- and nano-technologies, nano-biotechnology, electrochemistry, heterogeneous catalysis, photocatalysis).

This masters degree may be undertaken in a project or thesis mode.

RMIT's primary research activities are conducted within these related research centres:

  • Centre for Advanced Materials and Industrial Chemistry
  • Centre for Molecular and Nanoscale Physics

The School of Science's researchers have a demonstrated record of success in collaborations, funding and research publications.

You will work with researchers who are past and present winners of ARC Future Fellowships and DECRA's, the AGR Matthey Gold medal for outstanding contribution in the field of applied gold chemistry, the RK Murphy Medal for Industrial Chemistry, the Silver Jubilee Medal of the Chromatographic Society, London, the CLRI Padmabhushan Dr Y Nayudamma Chemcon Distinguished Speaker Award (awarded by the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers).

The majority of research staff are Members and Fellows of professional societies including: the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), UK, and the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI).

In the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia assessments we were ranked at 'well above world standard' for physical chemistry and 'above world standard' for analytical chemistry.

Entry requirements

The minimum requirements for admission to a master by research program are:

  • a bachelor degree requiring at least four years of full-time study in a relevant discipline awarded with honours. The degree should include a research component comprised of a thesis, other research projects or research methodology courses that constitute at least 25% of a full-time academic year (or part-time equivalent). The applicant must have achieved at least a credit average in the final year; or
  • evidence of appropriate academic qualifications and/or experience that satisfies the Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research Training and Development or nominee that the applicant has developed knowledge of the field of study or cognate field and the potential for research sufficient to undertake the proposed program.

At RMIT a grade of credit represents academic achievement of 60% or higher.

Study locations

Melbourne City

Career pathways

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 organisations.