Use your advanced research skills to further the growth of aerospace engineering.
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:
RMIT researchers deliver high-impact and influential outcomes. Success is demonstrated through excellent performance in university rankings, with a ranking as well above world standard in the Australian Research Council Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2015 round.
RMIT is also ranked in the top 100 universities in the fields of aerospace and mechanical engineering in the 2014 QS World University rankings.
RMIT researchers contribute to RMIT's flagship aerospace research centre, the Sir Lawrence Wackett Aerospace Centre.
Additionally, there are active collaborations with other national and international institutes, centres, groups and partners, including:
Research is supported by excellent facilities and infrastructure, including:
Throughout your candidature, you will be supported through:
As an aerospace engineering research candidate, you have the flexibility to pursue an individual topic, or contribute to one of our existing projects.
Aerospace engineering candidates may be eligible for a range of scholarships including:
The minimum requirements for admission to a PhD program are:
At RMIT a grade of distinction represents academic achievement of 70% or higher and a high distinction is 80% or higher.
If you are a current master by research candidate, you are able to apply for a transfer to a doctor of philosophy program through the process prescribed in the RMIT Higher Degree by Research policy and processes.
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.