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RMIT University

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Master of Science (Applied Physics)

  • Masters (Coursework)

Contribute to the field of applied physics with a Masters by research.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Course Code
MR230, 079681F
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 physics.

Our wide-ranging applied physics expertise gives you opportunities to develop specialist knowledge and honed research skills in your chosen area.

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

  • advanced characterisation techniques
  • applied geophysics
  • biophysics and biological physics
  • computational modelling of matter
  • condensed matter
  • functional coatings
  • industrial and building acoustics
  • molecular transport in biological membranes
  • nano materials and nano fluidics
  • quantum information and quantum optics
  • radiation and medical physics
  • soft matter
  • superconductivity

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

Many of our research activities are conducted within these related research centres and groups:

  • Centre for Molecular and Nanoscale Physics
  • Theoretical Chemical and Quantum Physics Research Group.

You will also have access to our modern semiconductor clean rooms.

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.