Apply your advanced engineering skills to an industry focused research project and develop solutions to existing and emerging civil and infrastructure engineering problems.
The School of Engineering conducts research in a broad spectrum of topics with the overall vision of delivering sustainability, longevity and efficiency of infrastructure essential for the 21st century.
Our research strengths are in the fields of:
You can select from existing applied research projects that are well supported by industry. These projects will deliver fundamental research leading to innovative new products, processes and knowledge.
You will be closely supervised while you work on a project within one of the following research areas:
This PhD may be undertaken in a project, thesis with publication or thesis mode. Prospective candidates should discuss these modes of submission with their potential supervisor/s.
The primary research activities are conducted within these related research centres:
The School of Engineering has received recognition for world class research well supported by competitive grants and industry funding. In the 2015 QS world rankings civil and structural engineering at RMIT was ranked among the top 51-100 in the world based on academic reputation, research citations and employer satisfaction. RMIT has received world-wide recognition for fundamental research in:
The School of Engineering has world-class laboratory facilities for heavy structures, geotechnical engineering, construction materials and product development and accelerated testing for material and structural degradation in simulated environments.
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.