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 Postgraduate information sessions
 October 2009
 Thursday 1                     6 – 7 pm                   i   Information Management
 Monday 5                       6 – 7 pm                   i   Bachelor of Business (Honours)
 Wednesday 14                   6 – 7 pm                   i   Juris Doctor
 Thursday 15                    4.30 – 6.30 pm             i   Business Postgrad Expo (all business programs)
 Monday 19                      5.30 – 8 pm                i   Editing and Publishing
 Tuesday 20                     6 – 7 pm                   i   MBA and MBA (Executive)
 Tuesday 20                     4.30 pm – 6.30 pm          i   Engineering
 Tuesday 20                     6 – 8 pm                   i   Property, Construction and Project Management
 Tuesday 20                     6 – 8 pm                   i   Education, Educational Leadership and Management, Career Education and
                                                               Development, Industrial Education and Training
 Wednesday 21                   6 – 8 pm                   i   Applied Human Rights, Criminal Justice Administration, Economic Development,
                                                               Environment and Planning, International Development, International Urban and
                                                               Environment Management, Policy and Human Services, Social Work, Youth Practice
                                                               and Professional Leadership
 Thursday 22                    6 – 8 pm                   i   Communication, Graphic Design, Journalism, Public Relations, Advertising,
                                                               Book Publishing
 Thursday 22                    6 – 8 pm                   i   Architecture and Design (Master of Landscape Architecture)
 Thursday 22                    4.30 pm – 6.30 pm          i   Science, Health and Medical Sciences
 Tuesday 27                     4.30 – 6.30 pm             i   Computer Science and IT
 Tuesday 27                     6 – 8 pm                   i   Art in Public Space, and Fine Art
 Tuesday 27                     6 – 8 pm                   i   Arts Management
 Wednesday 28                   6 – 8 pm                   i   Fashion and Textiles
 Wednesday 28                   6 – 7 pm                   i   Commerce
 Thursday 29                    6 – 7 pm                   i   Organisation Dynamics
 Thursday 29                    6 – 8 pm                   i   Creative Media, Animation and Interactive Media, Creative Writing, Film and TV
 Thursday 29                    4 – 5 pm                   i   Architecture and Design (Master of Architecture)
 November 2009
 Thursday 5                     6 – 7 pm                   i   Information Management
 Wednesday 11                   6 – 7 pm                   i   Commerce
 Wednesday 18                   6 – 7 pm                   i   Juris Doctor
 Wednesday 25                   6 – 7 pm                   i   MBA and MBA (Executive)
 2010
 Thursday 4 February            4.30 – 6.30 pm            Postgrad Expo
 Monday 1 March                                           Start of Semester 1
 Tuesday 8 June                                           Semester 1 exams begin
 Friday 11 June                                           End of Trimester 1 (MBA only)
 Monday 19 July                                           Start of Semester 2
 Monday 19 July                                           Start of Trimester 2 (MBA only)
 Sunday 8 August                                          Open Day
 Monday 25 October                                        Semester 2 exams begin


How to apply (domestic students)                                              Honours degrees
                                                                              Timely	applications	for	honours	due	by:
Coursework degrees
                                                                              •	 10	November	each	year	(semester	one)	and
Timely applications for postgraduate coursework degrees are due by:           •	 31	May	each	year	(midyear	entry	semester	two)	
•	 10	November	each	year	(semester	one)	and
                                                                              Applications	will	continue	to	be	accepted	until	all	places	have	been	filled.	
•	 31	May	each	year	(midyear	entry	semester	two)	
                                                                              You	are	encouraged	to	lodge	your	application	early.
Applications will continue to be accepted until all places have been
                                                                              Download an application form from www.rmit.edu.au/programs/
filled. You are encouraged to lodge your application early.
                                                                              applications
Applications for some Graduate Diplomas of Education must apply
through	VTAC	(see	pages	13–14)	by:                                            Research degrees
•	 30	September	2009	(timely)                                                 Applications	for	postgraduate	research	degrees	are	accepted	anytime.	
•	 14	November	2009	(late)                                                    Further	application	information	is	available	inside	on	page	51.
                                                                              Tel.	03	9925	8355	for	a	research	scholarships	brochure.

www.rmit.edu.au/programs
www.rmit.edu.au/postgrad
 i   Free information session
Post-
graduate
studies                                                                                          Contents

with
                                  RMit
                                                                                                 Change beckons                         ii
                                                                                                 Professional focus                    iii
                                                                                                 Building blocks for flexibility       iv
                                                                                                 Global passport                        v

                                                                                                 Coursework                            1
                                                                                                 Architecture, building and planning   2
                                                                                                 Art and design                        3
                                                                                                 Business                              6
If you’re motivated to follow your passions and take your
                                                                                                 Community services and
talents to a higher level, then postgraduate study is for you.                                   social sciences                       9
                                                                                                 Computing and information
You can take a new path. Arm yourself with knowledge.
                                                                                                 technology                            11
Build up the know-how that professions require.                                                  Education                             13
Push the boundaries of your own potential.                                                       Engineering                           16
                                                                                                 Environment                           20
Through expert teachers and researchers, deep connections
                                                                                                 Health and medical sciences           21
to the working world, and stimulating ideas and people, RMIT
                                                                                                 Media and communications              25
University will help you shape an individual path to success.                                    Science                               28
RMIT’s range of more than 360 highly specialised and innovative                                  Application procedures,
                                                                                                 scholarships, fees                    30
postgraduate degrees will set you off on your journey
for more knowledge, know-how and excellence. You’ll find an                                      Honours                               32

overview of each program here.                                                                   Research                              34
                                                                                                 Architecture, building and planning   35
Write the next chapter of your story with RMIT.
                                                                                                 Art and design                        37
                                                                                                 Business                              39
                                                                                                 Community services and
                                                                                                 social sciences                       41
                                                                                                 Computing and information
                                                                                                 technology                            41
                                                                                                 Education                             42
                                                                                                 Engineering                           42
                                                                                                 Environment                           44
                                                                                                 Health and medical sciences           45
                                                                                                 Media and communications              48
 Need help or advice?                                                                            Science                               49
 Future students are encouraged to contact RMIT’s customer service centre for future students:   Entrance requirements, application
 Info Corner                                                                                     procedures, scholarships, fees        51
 City campus, Building 22, 330 Swanston Street, Melbourne (cnr Swanston and La Trobe streets)
 Open 9 am – 5.30 pm, weekdays                                                                   General information                   52
 Tel. 9925 2260 (8.30 am – 5.30 pm, weekdays)
 Email: study@rmit.edu.au
                                                                                                 Index                                 54
        Change
                      beckons
     Shifting the direction of your career requires   At RMIT you will receive advice and valuable learning
     the sort of industry know-how you can            experiences, through leaders in academia and in your
     expect to obtain with postgraduate study         chosen industry, to introduce you to a new way of
     at RMIT. Whether you’re shifting upwards,        thinking. RMIT staff are some of the top leaders in
                                                      their field, selected for their extensive industry-based
     expanding across your chosen industry or
                                                      experience complemented by academic and research
     moving into a new industry altogether, you       expertise.
     can gain the know-how, the confidence and
                                                      RMIT staff are in touch with the realities of industries
     the contacts at RMIT to propel you on your
                                                      in their field, through work-based research projects
     journey.                                         and partnerships with both the public and the private
                                                      sector.
                                                      RMIT graduates are among the most employable in
                                                      Australia and are regarded as being equipped with the
                                                      latest skills and qualities valued by employers.
                                                      Content of each postgraduate degree is regularly
                                                      evaluated and renewed to maintain currency and
                                                      relevance in a process involving consultation with
                                                      an industry advisory board, staff and students. The
                                                      curriculum allows you to apply knowledge and skills
                                                      to research and work-based problems, locally and
                                                      internationally, to ensure you are ‘learning by doing’.
                                                      Arm yourself with knowledge
                                                      and know-how at RMIT.




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Professional
                                       focuS
A postgraduate qualification from RMIT                                                      RMIT is respected for its traditions of equipping
is a strategic move for people keen to build                                                students with the highest level of skills and know-
professional careers and build them quickly.                                                how and is well placed to cater for graduates in arts,
                                                                                            science and business who are looking to complement
The swiftest way to build a professional career                                             their ability as critical thinkers.
is with a relevant and specialised qualification.
RMIT’s postgraduate degrees can provide you                                                 Refer to the table below to find some of the most
with the training and help you to amass the skills                                          relevant programs to complement your existing
to enter an industry, often without backtracking to                                         qualifications.
bachelor degree studies.




 For all graduates                                                                        For arts graduates                For science graduates
 Applied human rights                        International urban and                      Advertising                       Bioinformatics
                                             environment management
 Behavioural science                                                                      Arts management                   Biomolecular technologies
 Business information                        Internet and web computing                   Communication                     Biotechnology
 technology                                  Juris doctor                                 Criminal justice administration   Food science and technology
                                             (except law graduates) #
 Career education and                                                                     Editing and publishing            Geospatial information
 development                                 Logistics management #
                                                                                          Journalism                        Information security and assurance
 Commerce                                    MBA
                                                                                          Policy and human services         Laboratory medicine
 Computing                                   MBA (Executive) + work experience
                                                                                          Public relations                  Manufacturing
 Education                                   Marketing + work experience                  Social work                       Microelectronic engineering
 Education (early childhood)                 Organisation dynamics                        Translating and interpreting      (conditions apply)
 Education (primary)                         Policy and human services
                                                                                                                            Quality management
 Education (secondary)                       Professional accounting
                                                                                                                            Sustainable energy
 Environment and planning                    (except accounting graduates)
                                                                                                                            Systems engineering
 Finance*                                    Project management #
 Industrial education and training           Statistics (business)
 Information management                      Statistics and operations research
 Innovation and service                      Sustainable practice
 management                                  Wellness
 International development



* provided the bachelor degree includes quantitative subjects (e.g. engineering, mathematics or IT)
# relevant work experience may also be considered
                                                                                                                                                                 III
                         building
     blocks                                                                                     foR
                                                                         flexibility
     RMIT’s postgraduate degrees focus on                                          The decision to undertake postgraduate study is life
     making further study more accessible.                                         changing, and one that isn’t made lightly. Consider
     They provide greater flexibility through a                                    your work commitments, your family and social life,
     range of options for coursework students                                      financial matters and time constraints.
     at graduate certificate, graduate diploma                                     The convenience of postgraduate study at RMIT is
     and master level.                                                             highly valued by working professionals. Access to
                                                                                   study resources for CBD workers is made easier with
                                                                                   one of RMIT’s three campuses being located in the
                                                                                   heart of the city, close to public transport and major
                                                                                   employers. Advanced wireless technology, software
                                                                                   downloads and expansive computer laboratories all
                                                                                   combine to help make your education experience as
                                                                                   stress-free as possible on each of the campuses.
                                                                                   You’ll enjoy greater flexibility through RMIT’s structure
                                                                                   for coursework degrees. It’s natural to be concerned
                                                                                   that you may start a postgraduate degree and not
                                                                                   complete it for unforeseen reasons. At RMIT, some
      Master
                                                                                   postgraduate degrees are structured to give you
                                                                                   optional exit points.
                                                                                   There is no doubt completing postgraduate study
                                                                                   will be challenging, but be assured RMIT is there to
                              Graduate                                             help make it a rewarding and worthwhile experience.
                              diploma
                                                                                   Take a new direction with RMIT.

                                                     Graduate
                                                     certificate

      12 courses              8 courses               4 courses


                                  Exit with a           Exit with a
                              graduate diploma      graduate certificate


     Many of RMIT’s postgraduate degrees are offered with options at three levels of study.

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         global
Pass-
 Port
As an international university, RMIT offers programs
                                                            International study and work experience are
aligned with the demands of the global economy.
                                                            seen as assets by employers as organisations
An RMIT qualification is well regarded overseas,            increasingly seek out graduates with broad vision
opening up possibilities for work and professional          and practical experience.
acceptance across the globe.
RMIT has links with overseas partner organisations,        Exchange and study abroad
including other leading universities, companies and
                                                           Exchange is the most traditional form of international
community groups, and is a member of the Global
                                                           experience where overseas institutions provide
U8 Consortium. With campuses in Vietnam and
                                                           matching courses for many academic programs
significant teaching partnerships in China, Hong
                                                           offered at RMIT.
Kong, Malaysia and Singapore, RMIT has a strong
presence in the Asia–Pacific region.                       Study tours
RMIT aims to provide experiences with a global             Study tours are another form of international mobility.
outlook through a combination of semester                  They provide an opportunity for an intensive period
exchanges, group study tours, international work           of study overseas, often in conjunction with a partner
placements and research projects. RMIT values the          institution.
contributions of an international student body, bringing   RMIT is a leader in study tours, with more than
vibrancy, diversity and fresh perspectives to the          20 destinations offered.
University.
                                                           Industry experience to prepare you
                                                           RMIT has long been recognised for the real-life focus
                                                           and experience of its degrees. This concept has been
                                                           extended by offering overseas clinical and industry
                                                           experiences in many degrees.




As one of the most successful providers
of education in Australia, RMIT is home to
70,000 students from more than 100 countries
studying in Australia and overseas.
                                                                                                                     v
                                                         course-
                                                           work
                                                                      » Flexible exit points are offered in many programs.
    RMIT’s                                                              For example, if you enrol in a master, you have the option

    postgraduate
                                                                        to exit your studies earlier than planned, at graduate
                                                                        certificate level or at graduate diploma level.


            coursework
                                                                      » A structured learning experience with lectures and tutorials
                                                                        usually held on evenings or weekends
                                                                      » A valuable networking, teamwork and social environment
    has been carefully                                                  with like-minded people
                                                                      » Regular interaction with expert teaching and research staff,


    tailored to meet
                                                                        offering valuable advice and insights from an academic and
                                                                        industry-based perspective



                             needs
                                                                      » Experience in a range of assessment tasks: essays,
    students’                                                           group presentations, strategic plans/reports, exams, case
                                                                        studies, experiments and real workplace projects
                                                                      » Online components can be completed at any time and
                                                                        place that fits in with your other commitments, giving you
                                                                        flexibility with your studies in many programs

                                                                      create your own way there with rMIT.



    Entrance requirements                         Fees
                                                                                              Tell me more
    The usual entrance requirement for            The prices quoted are total tuition fees
                                                                                              Order more detailed brochures online
    postgraduate study is an approved             for each program current at 2010.
                                                                                              at www.rmit.edu.au/programs/
    tertiary qualification from a recognised      Tuition fees are subject to annual
                                                                                              publications .
    Australian tertiary institution or an         adjustment and are not fixed for the
    equivalent qualification.                     duration of your study. Changes to fees     Tel. 03 9925 2260, 8.30 am – 5.30 pm
                                                  are applied from 1 January each year.       Email study@rmit.edu.au
    Enrolment is conditional on proof of
                                                                                              Visit: Info Corner, 330 Swanston St
    qualifications, and a certified copy of the   Subsidised places are available in many
                                                                                              Melbourne 3000
    relevant documents must be attached to        degrees. These are called ‘CSP places’.
    applications.
    Some of RMIT’s postgraduate degrees
    allow applicants to be assessed in other
    ways, based on work experience or a
    substantial folio.
    Specific entrance requirements are listed
    under individual program entries.



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                                                                                                                                           coursework


                                                      will have guaranteed entry into the Master             Property
   Architecture,                                      of Landscape Architecture (by coursework).
                                                      If you graduate with a grade point average             MC104      Master of Business
                                                                                                             incorporating
   building and                                       less than 2.5 you may apply for entry and
                                                      undertake additional selection requirements
                                                                                                             GD090
                                                                                                             GC051
                                                                                                                        Graduate diploma
                                                                                                                        Graduate certificate
   planning                                           (such as a portfolio or interview). Selection via
                                                      this route is competitive and not guaranteed.
                                                                                                             City

                                                      If you have completed at least three years             The graduate certificate is a formal program
                                                      in an accredited landscape architecture                that can be tailored to your individual
                                                      program at another institution or completed a          professional needs. The graduate diploma
                                                      degree in a related AILA recognised discipline         has been developed in response to the
                                                      or architecture you are eligible to apply.             demands of the property industry, which is
                                                      Fees for 2010: $39,360 total program cost.             rapidly becoming more sophisticated. The
                                                      Government-subsidised CSP places are also              master provides academic and practical
                                                      available in 2010.                                     training for decision makers and managers
                                                      www.rmit.edu.au/landscape                              across the diverse property industry.
                                                                                                             Duration: M: 1.5 yrs FT or 3 yrs PT
Architecture                                                                                                 incorporates GD: 2 yrs PT, and GC: 1 yr PT
                                                      Planning                                               Entrance requirements: Relevant industry
MC163     Master of Architecture 
                                                      Refer to environment and planning page 20              experience, support from employer and a
City
                                                                                                             degree in a relevant field; or membership of a
You will develop an advanced understanding                                                                   recognised professional real estate body; or
of the discipline of architecture and                                                                        significant industry experience. Applicants are
participate in a diverse set of learning              Project management                         uNiquE
                                                                                                             expected to have some years of related work
experiences which are discipline specific             MC065      Master of Project Management                experience.
and design focused. Your focus will be on             incorporating                                          Fees for 2010: M: $23,040 total program
developing architectural design skills to an          GD063      Graduate diploma                            cost. Incorporates GD: $15,360 and
advanced level, on understanding research             GC042      Graduate certificate                        GC: $7680.
through the medium of design, and on                  City
building a self-critical understanding of your        Specialisations are available in: engineering,
own work.                                                                                                    Valuations
                                                      facilities management, information
Duration: 2 yrs FT                                    technology.                                            GD096      Graduate diploma
Entrance requirements: Completion of an               Project management is concerned with the               City
undergraduate architectural degree. The               coordination and management of projects                The program provides graduates in building,
Bachelor of Architectural Design at RMIT              or events from inception to completion.                quantity surveying, architecture, engineering
fulfils this prerequisite. A degree from another      Its principles apply across disciplines to             and other appropriate programs with
institution will need to be architecture-specific     encompass any project or event, be that                specialist knowledge in the valuation of
and acceptance into the master degree is              construction, entertainment, product                   real estate and to meet the educational
merit based.                                          development, computer system development               requirements for membership of the
Fees for 2010: $42,240 total program cost.            or change management.                                  Australian Property Institute.
Government-subsidised CSP places are also
                                                      Duration: M: 1.5 yrs FT or 3 yrs PT                    Duration: 2 yrs PT
available in 2010. Income assistance is also
                                                      incorporates GD: 1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT and               Entrance requirements: A degree or
available to eligible students.
                                                      GC: 0.5 yr FT or 1 yr PT                               diploma in building, construction economics,
                                                      Entrance requirements: An advanced                     quantity surveying, architecture or
Landscape architecture                      NEw
                                                      diploma level qualification plus a minimum             engineering; or corporate membership of a
MC172     Master of Landscape Architecture            of 10 years’ relevant work experience and              recognised professional body such as the
                                                    senior level employment; or a first degree             Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors or
City                                                  in any discipline plus three years’ relevant           Australian Institute of Building. Studies in the
You will be prepared and accredited for the           work experience. Under this entry scheme, a            following areas are a prerequisite: building
professional practice of landscape architecture.      minimum of a credit pass is required for each          construction and technology, mathematics
This degree provides a range of opportunities         course of the graduate certificate to progress         and quantitative methods, computer literacy.
for you to experience the process of design           to the graduate diploma stage; or a first              Students who have other qualifications, such
research. Most of the learning occurs in design       degree plus five years’ relevant experience.           as town planning or land surveying, may be
studios to foster creative risk-taking through        Fees for 2010: M: $23,040 total program                required to take some foundation studies or
design research. You will be prepared for             cost. Incorporates GD: $15,360 and                     complete other appropriate study areas by
leadership within the landscape architecture          GC: 7680                                               substitution via a non-standard program, to
profession through the development of your            You might also be interested in...                     be eligible.
ability to assess trends and to direct resources,                                                            Fees for 2010: $14,880 total program cost.
                                                      » Business (pages 6–8)
skills and knowledge to meet emerging
challenges and expectations.
Duration: 2 yrs FT
Entrance requirements: As an RMIT
Bachelor of Design (BP256) graduate with
a grade point average of 2.5 or above, you

Legend: PhD—Doctor of Philosophy; M—Master; GD—Graduate Diploma; GC—Graduate Certificate; FT—Full-time; PT—Part-time; yr/s—year/s
             —Ask for details of international recognition for professional practice;  —CSP places available;
                                                                                                              —Limited CSP places available                    2
    coursework


                                                         Arts management                                  Creative media
       Art and design                                    MC034      Master of Arts
                                                         incorporating
                                                                                                          MC142      Master of Creative Media
                                                                                                          incorporating
                                                         GD028      Graduate diploma                      GD143      Graduate diploma
                                                         GC010      Graduate certificate                  GC108      Graduate certificate
                                                         City                                             City
                                                         These qualifications provide you with the        Specialisations in: animation and interactive
                                                         opportunity to recognise, develop and extend     media (AIM), creative writing, or film and
                                                         your professional knowledge, skills, attitudes   television production.
                                                         and values within a flexible framework. You      The program draws on a broad range of
                                                         will be equipped for senior positions of         studies in the creative industries in distinct
                                                         responsibility in a variety of educational and   discipline areas. This is an innovative
                                                         arts industry contexts and become able to        approach to education which recognises that,
                                                         assist your organisation to address strategic    within the creative industries, production of
                                                         priorities in a systematic and effective         text, multimedia and imaging projects require
                                                         manner.                                          an integrated set of knowledge and skills that
                                                         Duration: M: 1.5 yrs FT or 3 yrs PT              crosses traditional program boundaries. The
    Animation and interactive media                      incorporates GD: 1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT and         possibility for full-time students to study with
                                                         GC: 0.5 FT or 1 yr PT                            students of inter-related disciplines within the
    Refer to creative media           on this page
                                                         Entrance requirements: An appropriate            creative industries and have the opportunity
                                                         initial degree and at least one year of          to specialise in semesters two and three is a
                                                         relevant professional or additional academic     major attraction for potential students.
    Art in public space                                  experience. Applicants without this academic     Duration: M: 1.5 yrs FT or 3 yrs PT
    MC079     Master of Arts                            qualification may be considered for entry        incorporates GD: 1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT and
    incorporating                                        if they produce evidence of experience           GC: 0.5 yr FT or 1 yr PT
    GD070     Graduate diploma                           which satisfies the head of school that they     Entrance requirements: A bachelor degree
    GC045     Graduate certificate                       have developed knowledge of the field of         and/or equivalent industry experience
    City                                                 study sufficient to undertake the proposed       before commencement. A portfolio must
    These programs are the first of their kind in        program.                                         be completed for pre-selection purposes—
    Australia, and address the issues of art in          Fees for 2010: M: $16,560 total program          for details please see: www.rmit.edu.au/
    public space, which are an important feature         cost. Incorporates GD: $11,040 and               animultimediagames/mcm . The portfolio
    of current international cultural debate. The        GC: $5520.                                       must be included with the application.
    program provides a broad theoretical and                                                              Selection will be via interview and portfolio.
    historical knowledge of the practice of art in                                                        Fees for 2010: M: $21,600 total program
    public space, along with practical training.                                                          cost. Incorporates GD: $14,400 and
    You will be provided with the training, in                                                            GC: $7200.
    theory and practice, necessary for the
    development of either a significant work of art                                                       Creative writing
    in public space or a theoretical work relevant
    to the discipline.                                                                                    Refer to creative media             on this page
    Note: The Graduate Certificate in Public
    Space is also available. Contact the program
    coordinator for further details.
    Duration: M: 1.5 yrs FT incorporates
    GD: 1 yr FT and GC: 0.5 yr FT
    Entrance requirements: Bachelor of Arts
    (Fine Art) or equivalent degree from an
    approved university or college of art, with a
    distinction in the major discipline; or a tertiary
    qualification together with considerable
    professional practice in an appropriate
    discipline which demonstrates an ability to
    undertake the program.
    Fees for 2010: M: $19,440 total program
    cost. Incorporates GD: $12,960 and
    GC: $6480. Government-subsidised CSP
    places are also available for the master
    degree in 2010.




                                                         Student artwork by Rowena Martinich              Student artwork by Edwina Carroll
                                                         Master of Arts (Art in Public Space) student     Master of Arts (Art in Public Space) student


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ArT And desIgn                                                                                                                                coursework


Fashion and textiles                         uNiquE      Fine art                                   uNiquE      Graphic communication
MC164       Master of Fashion and Textiles               MC078      Master of Fine Art (MFA)                   MC128      Master of Design
incorporating                                            City                                                   incorporating
GD165       Graduate diploma                                                                                    GD127      Graduate diploma
GC134       Graduate certificate
                                                         This degree provides the serious art student           GC072      Graduate certificate
                                                         with an opportunity to attain a professional           Online
Brunswick
                                                         level of excellence as a visual artist. This is
This degree is intended for those seeking                accomplished through a variety of self-                The establishment of the master degree
to build upon and add additional expertise               directed and coursework projects and                   responds to significant changes that are
and knowledge to their existing textile,                 a major project that culminates in a solo              occurring in the profession. An understanding
merchandising and fashion skill base in the              presentation of artwork. These are supported           of communication, new technologies
areas of design, technology and supply                   through individual and cross-disciplinary              and business management strategies is
chain management in the fashion and                      group tutorials. Within the framework of the           necessary in approaching the new global
textile industry. The degree is relevant and             degree, candidates have freedom to develop             multidisciplinary face of design. This degree
attractive to fashion designers, fashion                 an individual direction.                               will benefit middle managers, as many of the
technologists, textile designers, textile                                                                       study areas will enable them to enhance their
                                                         Duration: 1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT
technologists and those with a fashion                                                                          current roles in the workplace.
                                                         This is an accelerated program.
and textiles merchandising and marketing                                                                        Duration: Flexible duration. Contact the
                                                         Entrance requirements: Bachelor of
background. The focus is on the international                                                                   program director, Russell Bevers, for further
                                                         Arts (Fine Art), or equivalent degree from
fashion and textile industry. After completion                                                                  details on tel. 9925 3029.
                                                         an approved college or school of art,
of this degree graduates will be skilled and                                                                    Entrance requirements: Extensive
                                                         with a distinction in the major discipline
knowledgeable in the areas of global fashion                                                                    experience (minimum of 3–5 years) within
                                                         (or recognised equivalent); or a tertiary
and textile markets, supply chain structures,                                                                   design or related industries; and/or a first
                                                         qualification together with considerable
business management issues, and they will                                                                       degree in a related design discipline, or
                                                         studio practice in an appropriate discipline
understand the implications of technology                                                                       recognised equivalent. In some cases an
                                                         which demonstrates an ability to undertake
within the fashion and textiles industry.                                                                       interview will be required. If applicants
                                                         the program. Applicants are required to
Duration: M: 1.5 yr FT or 3 yrs PT                       complete a Supplementary Information form.             are overseas or outside Melbourne the
incorporates GD: 1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT and                 All candidates will be interviewed and folios          submission of work via email will be required.
GC: 0.5 yr FT or 1 yr PT                                 reviewed. An applicant must demonstrate not            A competent level of written English
Entrance requirements: A relevant bachelor               only the technical skills of a competent artist,       expression is required.
degree and/or considerable professional                  but also the intellectual ability characteristic of    Fees for 2010: M: $23,040 total program
practice within the fashion and textiles                 the dedicated artist.                                  cost. Incorporates GD: $15,360 and
industry. Typically professional experience is           Fees for 2010: $18,720 total program cost.             GC: $7680.
at least five years’ practice.                           Government-subsidised CSP places are also
Fees for 2010: M: $23,760 total program                  available in 2010.                                     Graphic design
cost. Incorporates GD: $15,840 and
GC: $7920.                                                                                                      GD071      Graduate diploma 
                                                                                                                City

Film and television production                                                                                  This program is designed for graduates from
                                                                                                                related fields to provide a pathway through
Refer to creative media                    page 3                                                               education into the graphic design industry.
                                                                                                                A conceptually-developed folio demonstrating
                                                                                                                an understanding of design processes and
                                                                                                                aesthetics is the primary outcome of the
                                                                                                                program, which has a strong professional
                                                                                                                approach to the design industry. The
                                                                                                                graduate diploma is a pathway into RMIT’s
                                                                                                                Master of Design (Communication Design) by
                                                                                                                research.
                                                                                                                Duration: 1 FT or 2 yrs PT
                                                                                                                Entrance requirements: A Bachelor
                                                                                                                of Design or equivalent; or evidence of
                                                                                                                successful completion of a post-matriculation
                                                                                                                diploma program of at least three years’
                                                                                                                duration; or an equivalent combination of
                                                                                                                employment experience and academic
                                                                                                                qualifications all demonstrated through a
                                                                                                                relevant folio and evidence of creative ability.
                                                                                                                Fees for 2010: $17,760 total program cost.
                                                                                                                Limited government-subsidised CSP places
                                                                                                                are also available in 2010.


Student artwork by Kara Breadmore                        Student artwork by Shanti Tirtajayawati, Master of
Master of Fine Art (Gold and Silversmithing) student     Creative Media (Animation and Interactive Media)
                                                         student
Legend: PhD—Doctor of Philosophy; M—Master; GD—Graduate Diploma; GC—Graduate Certificate; FT—Full-time; PT—Part-time; yr/s—year/s
                —Ask for details of international recognition for professional practice;  —CSP places available;
                                                                                                                 —Limited CSP places available                    4
    create a

          legal
                     FuTuRe
    ‘...you deserve to give yourself an
    opportunity to learn in an environment
    that continually inspires you to excel.’
    ‘The perspective that you gain from doing a law degree is matched
    by the environment in which it is taught. If you want to do law,
    whether for practice or to further your other career objectives, you
    deserve to give yourself an environment that continually inspires
    you to excel.’


    Victoria Wells
    Current full-time Juris Doctor student




5
                                                                                                                                              coursework


                                                         Biotechnology and business                             Business information technology
   Business                                              Refer to                                page 29        MC094      Master of Business
                                                                                                                           (Information Technology)
                                                                                                                incorporating
                                                                                                                GD145      Graduate diploma
                                                         Business administration                                GC099      Graduate certificate
                                                         MC088         Master of Business Administration        City
                                                                       (MBA)                                    The master degree is a cutting-edge
                                                         incorporating
                                                                                                                postgraduate program addressing
                                                         GD079         Graduate diploma
                                                                                                                information technology applications in
                                                         GC047         Graduate certificate
                                                                                                                business organisations. This prepares you
                                                         City
                                                                                                                for careers in IT management, e-business,
                                                         The RMIT MBA is designed for high performing           information and knowledge management.
                                                         graduates of any discipline with relatively            It is supported by leading-edge research
                                                         limited work experience (typically less than           addressing emerging IT issues and offers
                                                         4 years). If you are motivated to progress             a broad range of electives to suit your
                                                         your career and enhance your employment                career aspirations. Graduates qualify to
Accounting (professional)                                opportunities in business, this degree provides        undertake challenging positions in business
                                                         the tools to begin an accelerated career in            and government organisations, and act as
Refer to professional accounting           page 8        management.                                            catalysts of change in IT-focused, networked
                                                         Duration: 1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT                          and digitised organisations. An accelerated
                                                         Intensive delivery over 13-week trimesters.            version of the program is also available.
Advertising                                              Entrance requirements: A bachelor degree               Duration: M: 1.5 yrs FT or 3 yrs PT
                                                         in any discipline from a recognised tertiary           incorporates GD: 1 yr FT or 2–3 yrs PT and
Refer to                                  page 25
                                                         institution. Preference is given to students           GC: 0.5 yr FT or 1 yr PT
                                                         with a credit average.                                 Entrance requirements: A bachelor degree
                                                         Fees for 2010: M: $34,560 total program                in any discipline from a recognised tertiary
Aviation industry management                             cost. Incorporates GD: $23,040 and                     institution.
MC045      Master of Aviation Industry                   GC: $11,520.                                           Fees for 2010: M: $24,480 total program
           Management                                                                                          cost. Incorporates GD: $16,320 and
incorporating                                                                                                   GC: $8160. A limited number of government-
GD042      Graduate diploma                              Business administration                                subsidised CSP places are also available for
GC026      Graduate certificate                                                                                 the master degree in 2010.
                                                         MBA (executive)
City
                                                                                                                You might also be interested in...
This program integrates the skills required              MC162         Master of Business Administration
to analyse and implement creative solutions,                           (MBA) (Executive)                        » Computing and IT (pages 11–12)
                                                         incorporating
enhance leadership, communication and
                                                         GD163         Graduate diploma
interpersonal skills, and to develop managers            GC129         Graduate certificate
                                                                                                                Commerce
able to achieve results in an industry
                                                         City/Online                                            MC140      Master of Commerce
characterised by global competition, and
                                                         The RMIT MBA (Executive) is designed for               incorporating
driven by rapidly changing market force.                                                                        GD140      Graduate diploma
                                                         busy working professionals and combines
Duration: M: 1.5 yrs FT or 3 yrs PT                                                                             GC104      Graduate certificate
                                                         theory with application, developing skills that
incorporates GD: 1 yr FT or 2 yr PT and                                                                         City
                                                         will increase opportunities for progression in
GC: 0.5 yr FT or 1 yr PT                                                                                        The Master of Commerce enables you to
                                                         your chosen field.
Entrance requirements: A bachelor degree                                                                        design your own program of study tailored to
and current employment in the aviation                   Duration: 1.5 yrs FT or 3 yrs PT
                                                         Entrance requirements: The MBA                         meet your career aspirations. You will select
industry or a desire to enter it. Consideration                                                                 an appropriate set of postgraduate study
will be given for previous industrial and                (Executive) has two entrance pathways:
                                                         (i) A bachelor degree in any discipline from a         areas from those offered by RMIT’s College
managerial experience.                                                                                          of Business. The master prepares you for
Fees for 2010: M: $33,120 total program                  recognised tertiary institution and evidence
                                                         of substantial, relevant work experience.              employment in business, management and
cost. Incorporates GD: $22,080 and                                                                              commercial roles and to develop a sound
GC: $11,040. A limited number of                         Typically this will consist of at least five years
                                                         work experience in a managerial position               understanding of business/organisational
government-subsidised CSP places are also                                                                       contexts, enabling you to make a significant
available for the master degree in 2010.                 after completion of an undergraduate degree;
                                                         or (ii) Entry may be granted to applicants who         contribution to enterprises in all sectors of
You might also be interested in...                                                                              industry and the community.
                                                         do not have an undergraduate degree but
» Aircraft maintenance management                        can demonstrate through professional work              Duration: M: 1.5 yrs FT or 3 yrs PT
  (page 16)                                              experience their capacity to successfully              incorporates GD: 1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT and
» Aviation safety and risk management                    undertake this program. Typically this would           GC: 0.5 yr FT or 1 yr PT
  (page 16)                                              consist of at least 8-10 years of business             Entrance requirements: A bachelor degree
                                                         experience, at least five of which must have           in any discipline from a recognised tertiary
» Aviation supply chain management                                                                              institution.
                                                         been in a management role.
  (page 16)                                                                                                     Fees for 2010: M: $25,920 total program
                                                         Fees for 2010: M: $34,560 total program
                                                         cost. Incorporates GD: $23,040 and                     cost. Incorporates GD: $17,280 and
                                                         GC: $11,520.                                           GC: $8640.
Legend: PhD—Doctor of Philosophy; M—Master; GD—Graduate Diploma; GC—Graduate Certificate; FT—Full-time; PT—Part-time; yr/s—year/s
                —Ask for details of international recognition for professional practice;  —CSP places available;
                                                                                                                 —Limited CSP places available                 6
    coursework                                                                                                                           BusIness


    Communication                                    Duration: M: 1.5 yrs FT or 3 yrs PT            Juris doctor (JD)
                                                     incorporates GD: 1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT and
    Refer to                             page 25     GC: 0.5 yr FT or 1 yr PT                       MC161         Juris Doctor (JD) 
                                                                                                    City/Online
                                                     Entrance requirements: A business
                                                     degree or a bachelor degree that includes      The Juris Doctor is a postgraduate law
    Economic development                      NEw
                                                     quantitative study areas (e.g. engineering     degree that opens doors to a wide range of
                                                     or mathematics) from a recognised tertiary     legal careers. With a focus on international
    MC175      Master of Economic Development
    incorporating                                    institution. Applicants should have an         and comparative business law, RMIT’s Juris
    GD172      Graduate diploma                      appropriate level of computer literacy.        Doctor will give you legal know-how to
    GC141      Graduate certificate                  Students who are full members of CPA           complement your existing career or lead a
    Online (delivered from Hamilton)                 Australia or who have completed CFA            legal practice. The program offers you flexible
                                                     Level 1 may be eligible for up to three        study options including part-time, evening or
    The Master of Economic Development
                                                     course exemptions.                             weekend classes and accelerated progress.
    provides a unique postgraduate program on
                                                     Fees for 2010: M: $30,240 total program        Classes are small and interactive, with moot
    local and regional economic development.
                                                     cost. Incorporates GD: $20,160 and             courts held in the former Magistrate’s Court.
    The degree is designed for individuals who
    want an intensive professional education         GC: $10,080.                                   The program is also offered through Open
    in economic development that will equip                                                         Universities Australia.
    you to work as a qualified practitioner in       Information management                 NEw     Duration: 3 yrs FT or 6 yrs PT
    this field. The degree will help you as a                                                       Entrance requirements: Students are
                                                     MC179      Master of Information               required to have a bachelor degree in any
    practitioner, whether you work in local
                                                                Management
    government, a state or commonwealth                                                             discipline other than law. Consideration will
                                                     incorporating
    agency, in a region-scale organisation whose     GD088      Graduate diploma                    be given to the standard of results and prior
    primary task is economic development, or         GC098      Graduate certificate                work experience when selecting students.
    in another organisation which has economic       City                                           Applicants should be able to demonstrate
    development responsibilities or interests.                                                      enthusiasm for the law and a commitment
                                                     Postgraduate study in information
    The degree will count toward professional                                                       to pursuing study of the law and a high level
                                                     management provides you with a mixture of
    accreditation with Economic Development                                                         of English proficiency is required. Interviews
                                                     practical and management skills to equip you
    Australia, the professional body that                                                           may be conducted as part of the selection
                                                     as an information professional able to meet
    represents economic development                                                                 process.
                                                     contemporary technological, marketing and
    practitioners in Australia, with whom the                                                       Fees for 2010: $70,560 total program cost.
                                                     accountability challenges in the knowledge
    degree has been jointly developed.                                                              Government-subsidised CSP places are also
                                                     economy. You will learn to use appropriate
                                                                                                    available in 2010. Income assistance is also
    Duration: M: 3 yrs PT incorporates               technology in the development of information
                                                                                                    available to eligible students.
    GD: 2 yrs PT and GC: 1 yr PT                     services, as well as how to assess options
    Entrance requirements: A recognised              and manage the impact of new information-
    university qualification and/or appropriate      based products and services while              Logistics management
    experience and demonstrable capacity to          considering the social and ethical issues      MC101         Master of Business
    pursue study at a postgraduate level.            related to information provision.              incorporating
    Fees for 2010: M: $17,280 total program          Students can choose to enrol in the master     GD093         Graduate diploma
    cost. Incorporates GD: $11,520 and               or the graduate diploma. Entry to both         GC055         Graduate certificate
    GC: $5760. EDA members are eligible for a        programs is available. Students who have       City
    discount.                                        graduated with a graduate diploma can          The master degree is aimed at enriching
                                                     choose to upgrade their qualification to a     your skills to meet the challenges of fast-
    Fashion and textiles                             master.                                        evolving global and domestic markets in
                                                     Duration: M: 1.5 yr FT or 3 yrs PT             the face of a rapidly changing business
    Refer to                              page 4
                                                     incorporates GD: 1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT and       environment. It places strong emphasis on
                                                     GC: 0.5 FT or 1 yr PT                          the strategic factors of servicing customers
                                                     Entrance requirements: Either a bachelor       in the context of dynamically complex supply
    Finance                                          degree in any discipline from a recognised     chains. You will consider the relationship of
    MC091      Master of Finance                     tertiary institution. A limited number of      specific logistics operations to the supply
    incorporating                                    applicants with significant work experience    chain, measurement of performance, and the
    GD081      Graduate diploma                      may be admitted to the program without a       management of operations in a distribution
    GC048      Graduate certificate                  previous tertiary qualification.               environment.
    City                                             Fees for 2010: M: $24,480 total program        Duration: M: 1.5 yrs FT or 3 yrs PT
    This degree provides you with practical          cost. Incorporates GD: $16,320 and             incorporates GD: 1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT and
    and theoretical knowledge and skills to          GC: $8160. A limited number of government-     GC: 0.5 yr FT or 1 yr PT
    enable you to become literate and analytical     subsidised CSP places are also available       Entrance requirements: (i) A bachelor
    practitioners and researchers in finance.        for the master degree in 2010. Full-time       degree from a recognised tertiary institution;
    The degree offers: strong emphasis in            students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma of   or (ii) Defence personnel above the rank of
    econometrics of financial markets; access        Information Management can also apply for      captain with five years’ logistics operations
    to a comprehensive financial database;           Austudy.                                       management experience may apply for
    workshops and seminars in finance; and an                                                       entrance and will be considered after
    opportunity to use sophisticated software in     International development                      an interview; or (iii) applicants holding a
    option simulation, treasury dealing, financial                                                  management position with more than 10
    engineering and risk management.                 Refer to                            page 9     years’ business/military experience, including

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BusIness                                                                                                                                      coursework


management responsibility for an aspect of               Organisation dynamics                                  Public relations
logistics operations and systems. Some form
of management education is preferred.                    MC134      Master of Applied Science                   Refer to                             page 26
                                                         incorporating
Fees for 2010: M: $25,920 total program
                                                         GD133      Graduate diploma
cost. Incorporates GD: $17,280 and                       GC082      Graduate certificate
GC: $8640. Income assistance is also                                                                            Statistics (business)
                                                         City
available to eligible students.                                                                                 MC122      Master of Statistics
                                                         These qualifications aim to develop
                                                                                                                incorporating
                                                         sophisticated skills in multi-level analysis of
Marketing                                                organisation dynamics. You will learn how
                                                                                                                GD111      Graduate diploma
                                                                                                                City
MC103     Master of Business                             to interpret, contain and support the human
incorporating                                            processes that are necessary for effective             This is a high-status master degree which
GD094     Graduate diploma                               work in times of change. The program                   contextualises statistical concepts for the
GC053     Graduate certificate                           focuses on managing organisation dynamics              business world. The degree is offered
City                                                     that require human judgement rather than the           jointly by specialists from all five schools
                                                         application of pre-determined formulae.                in RMIT’s College of Business and by
These qualifications address the need for
                                                         Duration: M: 3 yrs PT incorporates                     specialist statisticians from RMIT’s School
high-level expertise in marketing, specifically
                                                         GD: 2 yrs PT and GC: 1 yr PT                           of Mathematical and Geospatial Sciences.
for managers whose career development
                                                         Entrance requirements: A bachelor                      The program offers a flexible combination of
and interests are leading into marketing
                                                         degree in any discipline from a recognised             lectures, tutorials and computer laboratory
management. If your position requires an in-
                                                         tertiary institution. Candidates who do not            classes.
depth appreciation of the role of marketing in
the overall success of the organisation, then            hold a degree but who have significant                 Duration: M: 1.5 yrs FT or 3 yrs PT
you would benefit from this program.                     work experience will usually be enrolled in            incorporates GD: 1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT
                                                         the graduate certificate. Progression into             Entrance requirements: A bachelor program
Duration: M: 1.5 yrs FT or 3 yrs PT
                                                         the master degree requires satisfactory                with a component in a numerate discipline
incorporates GD: 1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT and
                                                         completion of year one.                                (e.g. many bachelor programs in business,
GC: 0.5 yr FT or 1 yr PT
                                                         Fees for 2010: M: $33,120 total program                or diverse areas such as psychology
Entrance requirements: A bachelor degree
                                                         cost. Incorporates GD: $22,080 and                     and applied biology, include statistics in
in any discipline from a recognised tertiary
                                                         GC: $11,040.                                           contextualised study areas may be eligible).
institution plus a minimum of one-year
                                                                                                                An applicant with a substantial knowledge
practical business experience in a business
                                                                                                                of business or industrial practices gained
or marketing-related environment. The                    Professional accounting
                                                                                                                through work experience may also be
work experience criterion is an essential
                                                         MC083      Master of Professional Accounting           admitted.
prerequisite for the program. Special entry
                                                                    (MPA)                                      Fees for 2010: M: $19,440 total program
may be granted to applicants who do not
                                                         incorporating                                          cost. Incorporates GD: $12,960.
possess the basic entrance qualifications                GD153      Graduate diploma
but who can demonstrate through previous                 GC119      Graduate certificate
study and/or professional work experience                City
                                                                                                                Statistics and operations
(8–10 years) their capacity to successfully                                                                     research
                                                         These qualifications provide you with practical
undertake this program.
                                                         and theoretical knowledge, skills and                  MC004      Master of Applied Science
Fees for 2010: M: $25,920 total program
                                                         expertise to enable you to become literate             incorporating
cost. Incorporates GD: $17,280 and
                                                         and analytical practitioners in accounting.            GD120      Graduate diploma
GC: $8640.
                                                         They are designed for graduates of non-                City
You might also be interested in...                       accounting disciplines who wish to broaden             These qualifications provide you with further
» Advertising (page 25)                                  their career prospects.                                knowledge of statistical methodology.
» Public relations (page 26)                             Duration: M: 1.5 yrs FT or 3 yrs PT                    They present a theoretical foundation
                                                         incorporates GD: 1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT and               combined with practical applications of
                                                         GC: 0.5 yr FT or 1 yr PT                               current techniques employed by practising
                                                         Entrance requirements: A bachelor degree               engineers, scientists and other professionals
                                                         at a high standard in a discipline other than          in industry, research and teaching. The
                                                         accounting. A high level of English proficiency        master provides opportunities for you to
                                                         is required. Students who have completed a             further your understanding in the modelling
                                                         degree from an Australian university with an           of physical, biological and economic
                                                         accounting major will not be considered for            phenomena so that they will be better
                                                         admission.                                             able to contribute to applied research and
  Tell me more                                           Fees for 2010: M: $24,480 total program                development in industry and commerce.
                                                         cost. Incorporates GD: $16,320 and                     Duration: M: 2 yrs FT or 4 yrs PT
  Order more detailed brochures online                   GC: $8160. Government-subsidised CSP                   incorporates GD: 1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT
  at www.rmit.edu.au/programs/                           places are also available in 2010. Income              Entrance requirements: A degree or
  publications .                                         assistance is also available to eligible               diploma of at least three years’ study (post-
  Tel. 03 9925 2260, 8.30 am – 5.30 pm                   students.                                              Year 12) with a creditable pass in a first-year
  Email study@rmit.edu.au                                                                                       mathematics course or equivalent.
  Visit: Info Corner, 330 Swanston St                                                                           Fees for 2010: M: $25,920 total program
                                                                                                                cost. Incorporates GD: $12,960.
  Melbourne 3000

Legend: PhD—Doctor of Philosophy; M—Master; GD—Graduate Diploma; GC—Graduate Certificate; FT—Full-time; PT—Part-time; yr/s—year/s
                —Ask for details of international recognition for professional practice;  —CSP places available;
                                                                                                                 —Limited CSP places available                   8
    coursework


                                                      Criminal justice administration                      Economic development
       community                                      MC137      Master of Social Science
                                                      incorporating
                                                                                                           Refer to                                  page 7

       services and                                   GD137
                                                      GC095
                                                                 Graduate diploma
                                                                 Graduate certificate
                                                                                                           Environment and planning
       social sciences                                City
                                                                                                           Refer to                                 page 20
                                                      These qualifications generate knowledge
                                                      and develop skills in the criminal justice field.
                                                      The program complements the professional
                                                      experience of those in management in                 International development
                                                      criminal justice agencies with advanced study
                                                                                                           MC073         Master of Social Science
                                                      areas in policy analysis, criminology, legal         incorporating
                                                      process and business management. They                GD066         Graduate diploma
                                                      are also suitable for those wishing to enter         GC079         Graduate certificate
                                                      the field of criminal justice in courts, policing,   City/Online
                                                      corrections and justice policy. The master
                                                                                                           These qualifications improve knowledge
                                                      component can be by minor thesis
                                                                                                           and understanding of developing countries
    Applied human rights             uNiquE   NEw     or coursework.
                                                                                                           by looking at the issues and challenges
                                                      Duration: M: 1.5 yrs FT or 3 yrs PT                  that confront them and the processes that
    GD170     Graduate diploma
    incorporating                                     incorporates GD: 1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT and             operate within them. They also improve
    GC139     Graduate certificate                    GC: 0.5 yr FT or 1 yr PT                             specific professional skills, such as those
    City                                              Entrance requirements: A recognised                  required to write successful tenders, manage
                                                      university qualification and/or appropriate          programs, evaluate policies and projects and
    These qualifications generate new knowledge
                                                      experience.                                          work with communities.
    and resources to assist in the application
                                                      Fees for 2010: M: $17,280 total program
    of human rights in a variety of frameworks.                                                            Duration: M: 1.5 yrs FT or 3 yrs PT
                                                      cost. Incorporates GD: $11,520 and
    There is the opportunity to integrate your                                                             incorporates GD: 1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT and
                                                      GC: $5760.
    learning directly into your work, whether it is                                                        GC: 0.5 yr FT or 1 yr PT
    organisational transformation, management,                                                             Entrance requirements: A recognised
    policy development, advocacy, service             Disability studies                                   university qualification and/or appropriate
    provision or professional practice. If you                                                             experience and a demonstrable capacity to
                                                      GD003      Graduate diploma
    work in government, a not-for-profit                                                                   pursue study at a postgraduate level.
                                                      Bundoora
    organisation, the private sector or you are                                                            Fees for 2010: M: $17,280 total program
    an advocate, and you are concerned about          The graduate diploma is designed for                 cost. Incorporates GD: $11,520 and
    issues in access to justice, human service        professionals in the disability sector who want      GC: $5760.
    provision, education, environment or the built    to keep abreast of developments in service
    environment, these qualifications will assist     delivery and to improve their professional
                                                      skills and expertise; and for professionals          International urban and
    you.
                                                      who have recently entered or who wish to             environmental management
    Duration: GD: 1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT
                                                      enter the disability workforce but who have          Refer to                                 page 20
    incorporates GC: 0.5 yr FT or 1 yr PT
                                                      had little coverage of the sector in their
    Entrance requirements: A recognised
                                                      bachelor degree.
    university qualification and/or appropriate
    experience.                                       Duration: 1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT                        Juris Doctor
    Fees for 2010: GD: $12,960 total program          Entrance requirements: A three-year
                                                      bachelor degree and extensive experience             Refer to                                  page 7
    cost. Incorprates GC: $6480.
                                                      in the disability sector, or mental retardation
                                                      nurse qualification.
                                                      Fees for 2010: $10,080 total program cost.




                                                                                                                            RMIT | 2010 guIde | posTgRaduaTe
9
coMMunITy servIces And socIAl scIences                                                                                                        coursework


Policy and human services                                Translating and                                        Youth practice and
MC075     Master of Social Science
                                                         interpreting studies                                   professional leadership                   NEw

incorporating                                            MC167      Master of Social Science                   MC178      Master of Youth Practice and
GD068     Graduate diploma                               incorporating                                                     Professional Leadership
GC105     Graduate certificate                           GD168      Graduate diploma                            GD174      Graduate diploma
City                                                     GC137      Graduate certificate                        GC143      Graduate certificate
The study of policy and human services                   City                                                   City
is about ensuring that people’s needs are                This National Accreditation Authority                  This degree offers you the opportunity to
put first. There is a strong emphasis on                 for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI)               explore the latest knowledge and skill sets
linking theoretical analysis with practical              approved program provides advanced                     relating to leadership and youth work practice
experience and examples. You will have the               studies in translating and interpreting theory,        in Australia and internationally. It is designed
opportunity to develop an intellectually critical        professional aspects, project management,              for practitioners interested in acquiring skills
perspective on structural and policy changes             language policy and language services,                 in advanced leadership specific to the youth
in a variety of fields as well as developing             discourse studies, pedagogy, technology and            sector as well as those seeking to better
the professional skills for policy development           translation and interpreting practice. There           equip themselves to work with young people
and management. This includes preparing                  are two streams available: accrediting and             in a variety of workplaces.
policy discussion papers and briefs, tender              non-accrediting.                                       The degree takes advantage of RMIT’s
writing, planning, budgets and strategic                 Duration: M: 1.5 yrs FT or 3 yrs PT                    status as the leading provider of youth work
communication.                                           incorporates GD: 1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT and               education nationally by drawing on strong
Duration: M: 1.5 yrs FT or 3 yrs PT                      GC: 0.5 yr FT or 1 yr PT                               links with the youth sector to ensure it has
incorporates GD: 1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT and                 Entrance requirements: Applicants for either           a practical and applied focus. The degree
GC: 0.5 yr FT or 1 yr PT                                 stream must have a recognised university               facilitates the integration of student learning
Entrance requirements: A recognised                      qualification and/or appropriate experience            and practice in the workplace providing
university qualification and/or appropriate              and demonstrated capacity to pursue study              opportunities to apply new ideas and skills
experience and a demonstrable capacity to                at a postgraduate level. Students in the               through work-integrated assessment tasks. If
pursue study at a postgraduate level.                    NAATI accrediting stream may be required to            you are interested in exploring subject areas
Fees for 2010: M: $17,280 total program                  pass a bilingual entrance test administered by         such as human rights and young people;
cost. Incorporates GD: $11,520 and                       the University.                                        how to exercise good judgment and make
GC: $5760.                                               Fees for 2010: M: $21,600 total program                ethical decisions; how to be a good leader,
                                                         cost. Incorporates GD: $14,400 and                     manage partnerships and programs; and to
Social work                                              GC: $7200. A limited number of government-             develop the youth sector at a national and
                                                         subsidised CSP places are also available for           an international level, then this program is for
MC150     Master of Social Work                        the master degree in 2010.                             you.
City
                                                                                                                Duration: M: 1.5 yrs FT or 3 yrs PT
This degree allows graduates from other                                                                         incorporates GD: 1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT and
disciplines the opportunity to enter the social                                                                 GC: 0.5 yr FT or 1 yr PT
work profession without returning to bachelor                                                                   Entrance requirements: Graduate
degree study. This qualifying degree develops                                                                   certificate: Higher-level TAFE qualification/s
capacity for effective professional practice in                                                                 and/or work experience.
the human services, with the ability to meet                                                                    Graduate diploma/master: a bachelor
demands of current and emerging policy                                                                          degree and/or equivalent (i.e. TAFE and
and practice contexts. The degree equips                                                                        other qualifications, and considerable work
you with the knowledge, skills and ethical                                                                      experience).
foundations to enact practice for individual                                                                    Fees for 2010: M $17,280 total program
and collective wellbeing. This combines with                                                                    cost. Incorporates GD: $11,520 and
an ability to critically reflect on and analyse                                                                 GC: $5760.
social policy and organisational practices,
with skills necessary for advocating change.
Duration: 2 yrs FT or 4 yrs PT
Entrance requirements: Eligible students
will have completed a bachelor degree that
includes studies of society and the individual.
Selection criteria will be based on bachelor
degree grades and a minimum of at least two
years’ work experience, preferably related to                                                                     Tell me more
welfare, health or education.
                                                                                                                  Order more detailed brochures online
Fees for 2010: $23,040 total program cost.
Government-subsidised CSP places are also
                                                                                                                  at www.rmit.edu.au/programs/
available in 2010. Income assistance is also                                                                      publications .
available to eligible students.                                                                                   Tel. 03 9925 2260, 8.30 am – 5.30 pm
                                                                                                                  Email study@rmit.edu.au
                                                                                                                  Visit: Info Corner, 330 Swanston St
                                                                                                                  Melbourne 3000

Legend: PhD—Doctor of Philosophy; M—Master; GD—Graduate Diploma; GC—Graduate Certificate; FT—Full-time; PT—Part-time; yr/s—year/s
                —Ask for details of international recognition for professional practice;  —CSP places available;
                                                                                                                 —Limited CSP places available                    10
     coursework


                                                    Computer science                                 Computing
        computing and                               MC060     Master of Computer Science            MC062     Master of Computing
                                                                                                     incorporating
        information                                 City
                                                    This flexible degree is designed to
                                                                                                     GD055
                                                                                                     GC077
                                                                                                               Graduate diploma
                                                                                                               Graduate certificate
        technology                                  accommodate students with full, partial or
                                                    little software-oriented IT background, and to
                                                                                                     City

                                                    produce graduates with tailored outcomes.        This program has been designed to ensure
                                                    These outcomes range from a semester             that all graduates will have had exposure
                                                    of commercial software development               to foundational and advanced electives
                                                    experience through yoursoftware.com.             in software development, culminating in a
                                                    au; multiple specialisations in networking,      specialisation in at least one of: networked
                                                    distributed systems, computer security,          and distributed systems; computer
                                                    web, or database systems and software            security; advanced databases; web-
                                                    engineering; to direct entry to a PhD degree.    based computing; software engineering;
                                                                                                     search engines; intelligent systems; or
                                                    Duration: 2 yrs FT or 4 yrs PT
                                                                                                     bioinformatics. Graduates are equipped
                                                    Entrance requirements: At least a credit
                                                                                                     to work in the software industry across a
                                                    average in any recognised university degree
     Business information technology                of at least three years’ duration.
                                                                                                     range of organisations, including business
                                                                                                     applications, web development, software
     Refer to                           page 6      Fees for 2010: $33,600 total program cost.
                                                                                                     testing, databases, software project
                                                    A limited number of government-subsidised
                                                                                                     management and more.
                                                    CSP places are also available in 2010.
                                                    www.rmit.edu.au/compsci/mc060                    Duration: M: 1.5 yrs FT or 3 yrs PT
     Computer engineering                                                                            incorporates GD: 1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT and
     MC047      Master of Engineering                                                                GC: 0.5 yr FT or 1 yr PT
     incorporating                                  Computer science research                        Entrance requirements: Good results in
     GD044      Graduate diploma                                                                     any bachelor degree or graduate diploma.
                                                    GC110     Graduate certificate
     GC028      Graduate certificate                                                                 Professional experience is not mandatory.
                                                    City
     City                                                                                            The degree or diploma need not be in
                                                    This graduate certificate has been designed      computing. It is an advantage (but not
     These qualifications provide knowledge
                                                    for those with outstanding grades in a           mandatory) to have exposure to discrete
     and a deep conceptual understanding of
                                                    computer science degree who have not had         mathematics.
     modern information technology products and
                                                    the opportunity to undertake publishable         Fees for 2010: M: $25,200 total program cost.
     systems from an engineering perspective.
                                                    research and who wish to subsequently            Incorporates GD: $16,800 and GC: $8400.
     An important direction of the qualifications
                                                    be considered for direct entry into a PhD        A limited number of government-subsidised
     is the development of in-depth knowledge
                                                    or master by research. A minor thesis            CSP places are also available for the graduate
     and understanding in the areas of computer
                                                    is completed in an area consonant to             diploma and master degree in 2010.
     networking, software systems engineering
                                                    the research interests of RMIT’s School
     and high-performance computer systems—
                                                    of Computer Science and Information
     all necessary components in information                                                         Enterprise architecture
                                                    Technology.
     technology systems.
                                                    Duration: 0.5 yr FT or 1 yr PT                   MC152     Master of Technology
     Duration: M: 1.5 yrs FT or 3 yrs PT
                                                    Entrance requirements: Outstanding               incorporating
     incorporates GD: 1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT and                                                        GD160     Graduate diploma
                                                    grades in a coursework master degree
     GC: 0.5 yr FT or 1 yr PT
                                                    in computing/IT or a bachelor degree in          City
     Entrance requirements: A degree in an
                                                    computer science with significant work           This degree recognises the growing
     electrical, electronic, communication or
                                                    experience, or equivalent. Students are likely   importance of aligning ICT strategy with
     computer engineering discipline. Applicants
                                                    to be interviewed in person or via skype and     business goals and responds to a growing
     with other qualifications may be advised
                                                    web cam.                                         demand for, and shortage of, skilled
     to proceed through the Graduate Diploma
                                                    Fees for 2010: $8400 total program cost.         enterprise architects. Enterprise architecture
     in Computer Engineering, or complete the
     Graduate Certificate in Computer Engineering                                                    is an overall framework and strategic
     before to entry to the master degree.                                                           objective for the use of technology over time
     Fees for 2010: M: $33,120 total program                                                         across an organisation. It provides a plan
     cost. Incorporates GD: $22,080 and                                                              and objectives that align business goals
     GC: $11,040.                                                                                    with ICT strategy to enable the organisation
                                                                                                     to make the most effective use of ICT to
       Tell me more                                                                                  support and build the business. RMIT’s
                                                                                                     School of Computer Science and Information
       Order more detailed brochures online                                                          Technology worked closely with some of
       at www.rmit.edu.au/programs/                                                                  Australia’s leading enterprise architects and
       publications .                                                                                members of its industry advisory committee
       Tel. 03 9925 2260, 8.30 am – 5.30 pm                                                          to develop this program. It is designed
                                                                                                     for those with experience in software
       Email study@rmit.edu.au
                                                                                                     development or ICT management who wish
       Visit: Info Corner, 330 Swanston St
                                                                                                     to advance to the role of enterprise architect.
       Melbourne 3000


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coMpuTIng And InforMATIon Technology                                                                                                          coursework


Duration: M: 1.5 yrs FT or 3 yrs PT                      of specialisation available. It is designed for        Network engineering
incorporates GD: 1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT                     elite graduates who want to study advanced
Entrance requirements: Tertiary qualification            postgraduate level computing and gain                  MC165      Master of Engineering
                                                                                                                incorporating
in software engineering, computer science,               exposure to world-class technologies. You will
                                                                                                                GD166      Graduate diploma
or information technology and at least three             address the theoretical underpinnings behind           GC135      Graduate certificate
years’ experience in software systems design             new software technology gaining practical              City
and/or development (not just programming),               exposure to software tools, and are taught
or relevant technical experience, (e.g. as               to think about technologies that will be in use        This degree provides material covering all
a programmer), and three to five years’                  over the next 5–10 years. You will specialise          the topics required to become a top network
experience as a software systems analyst,                in at least one of: software engineering;              engineering professional. You will complete
designer, architect and/or project manager.              networking and distributed systems; advanced           theoretical studies and hands-on laboratory
Fees for 2010: M: $28,080 total program                  databases; web systems; intelligent systems;           exercises using a wide range of the latest
cost. Incorporates GD: $18,720.                          search technology; and bio-informatics. A              equipment and systems. Courses provide
                                                         minor thesis track is available which allows           you with an understanding of all aspects of
                                                         direct application to a PhD. Graduates are             the worldwide digital network and focus on
Information management                                                                                          current and emerging technologies. Study
                                                         expected to work as leaders and innovators in
Refer to                                   page 7        the software industry.                                 opportunities are provided to assist you
                                                                                                                undertake industry qualifications such as the
                                                         Duration: M: 1.5 yrs FT or 3 yrs PT
                                                                                                                CCNA, CCNP, JCNA and MCP.
                                                         incorporates GD: 1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT and
Information security and                                 GC: 0.5 yr FT or 1 yr PT                               Duration: M: 1.5 yrs FT or 3 yrs PT
                                                                                                                incorporates GD: 1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT and
assurance                                    uNiquE      Entrance requirements: A computer
                                                         science bachelor degree, a software-oriented           GC: 0.5 yr FT or 1 yr PT
MC159      Master of Applied Science                     computer engineering degree, or a software-            Entrance requirements: A recognised
incorporating                                                                                                   bachelor degree in an electrical, electronic,
                                                         oriented graduate diploma in software
GD162      Graduate diploma                                                                                     telecommunications or computer discipline;
GC036      Graduate certificate                          development or computing with at least a
                                                         credit average.                                        or evidence of successful completion of a
City                                                                                                            post-matriculation diploma program of at
                                                         Fees for 2010: M: $25,200 total program
This is the only dedicated coursework                    cost. Incorporates GD: $16,800 and                     least three years’ duration; or an equivalent
master program in information security                   GC: $8400.                                             combination of employment experience and
and assurance in Australia. It is designed                                                                      academic qualifications.
to provide managers of companies or                                                                             Fees for 2010: M: $33,120 total program
departments with information security needs              Internet and web computing                             cost. Incorporates GD: $22,080 and
with a strategic and practical overview of               MC063      Master of Technology                        GC: $11,040.
the issues involved in the field. You will               incorporating
learn cryptography, risk management, and                 GD059      Graduate diploma                            Project management
compliance to international standards and                GC040      Graduate certificate
gain experience in penetration testing in a              City                                                   Refer to                               page 2
laboratory course taught by industry experts.            These qualifications provide relevant and
This will enable you to step into roles such as          high-level skills if you are seeking a career as
information security risk manger, information            a web professional. They provide exclusive             Software engineering
security consultant, IT security compliance              study of web and internet related areas.
advisor, and information security architect, in                                                                 GC039      Graduate certificate
                                                         You will be equipped with adaptive skills in
this rapidly expanding field.                                                                                   City
                                                         this rapidly evolving discipline, rather than
Duration: M: 2 yrs FT or 4 yrs PT                        focusing on specific technologies, although            This graduate certificate is designed for
incorporates GD: 1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT and                 you will be exposed to several leading-edge            graduates who want to study advanced
GC: 0.5 yr FT or 1 yr PT                                 technologies required by industry as part              postgraduate level computing and gain
Entrance requirements: A bachelor degree                 of your training. Graduates work as web                exposure to world-class technologies. You
in a scientific or technical field or equivalent         masters, experts in e-commerce, and                    will address the theoretical underpinnings
is required. Industrial experience may be                web-enabled IT.                                        behind new software technology and gain
substituted for this at the discretion of the                                                                   exposure to software tools. You will select
                                                         Duration: M: 1.5 yrs FT or 3 yrs PT
program leader.                                                                                                 four courses from the software engineering
                                                         incorporates GD: 1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT and
Fees for 2010: M: $25,920 total program                                                                         specialist area including software testing,
                                                         GC: 0.5 yr FT or 1 yr PT
cost. Incorporates GD: $12,960 and                                                                              OO design requirements, engineering,
                                                         Entrance requirements: Good grades in
GC: $6480. This program enables you to                                                                          architecture, large scale software, usability,
                                                         any bachelor degree or graduate diploma.
obtain Austudy support.                                                                                         and more.
                                                         Professional experience is not mandatory.
                                                         The degree or diploma need not be in                   Duration: 0.5 yr FT or 1 yr PT
Information technology                                   computing.                                             Entrance requirements: Applicants are
                                                         Fees for 2010: M: $25,200 total program                expected to have a degree or diploma in
MC061      Master of Information Technology              cost. Incorporates GD: $16,800 and                     computer science and relevant industrial
incorporating                                                                                                   experience.
                                                         GC: $8400.
GD057      Graduate diploma                                                                                     Fees for 2010: $8400 total program cost.
GC038      Graduate certificate
City
This program is unique for the breadth of
advanced IT topics offered and the depth

Legend: PhD—Doctor of Philosophy; M—Master; GD—Graduate Diploma; GC—Graduate Certificate; FT—Full-time; PT—Part-time; yr/s—year/s
                —Ask for details of international recognition for professional practice;  —CSP places available;
                                                                                                                 —Limited CSP places available                  12
     coursework


                                                      Early childhood teaching                          Education (early childhood)
       education                                      GD034      Graduate diploma                       GD108      Graduate diploma 
                                                      Bundoora                                          Bundoora
                                                      This qualification provides a combination         This qualification provides a combination
                                                      of study areas addressing the specifics of        of study areas addressing the specifics of
                                                      knowledge acquisition, skills and attitudes       knowledge acquisition, skills and attitudes
                                                      necessary for success as an early childhood       necessary for success as an early childhood
                                                      teacher. It provides primary teachers with        teacher. It prepares you to develop innovative
                                                      the skills to develop innovative learning         learning environments for young children. You
                                                      environments for young children. You will         will undertake 60 days of supervised teaching
                                                      undertake 45 days of supervised teaching          practice in a range of early childhood settings
                                                      practice in a range of early childhood            from birth to five years.
                                                      settings.                                         Duration: 1 yr FT or 2–4 yrs PT
                                                      Duration: 1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT                     Entrance requirements: A minimum of a
                                                      Includes some distance mode delivery.             three-year degree in any discipline. Apply
                                                      Entrance requirements: A recognised               through VTAC to commence in semester 1.
                                                      primary teaching qualification.                   Fees for 2010: $11,040 total program cost.
     Career education and                             Fees for 2010: $9600 total program cost.          Government-subsidised CSP places are also
     development                                                                                        available in 2010.
     GD069     Graduate diploma                       Education
     incorporating                                                                                      Education (primary)
     GC044     Graduate certificate                   MC039      Master of Education 
     Online                                           City/Bundoora                                     GD109      Graduate diploma 
     These qualifications have been designed          The degree provides you with the                  Bundoora
     to further develop knowledge and                 opportunity to further develop knowledge          This qualification provides opportunities for
     understanding of career education and            and understanding of learning and teaching.       you to engage with the pedagogical issues
     development. You will develop and enhance        It enhances your ability to apply this new        related to primary school teaching while
     your ability to apply this new knowledge         knowledge as a professional in a diverse          developing professional content knowledge in
     as a professional in a diverse range of          range of educational and industry-based           a wide variety of curriculum areas. To support
     educational and industry-based settings.         settings. The degree offers opportunities         your learning, you will undertake 60 days of
     The qualifications offer opportunities to        for you to specialise in education studies,       professional practice placements, providing
     incorporate a research focus in learning,        workplace learning and development, career        you with extensive practical experience. The
     thus preparing you for further studies. You      education, leadership and management              program will provide you with opportunities
     will be engaged with issues of local and         and also incorporates a research focus.           to acquire the necessary professional
     international relevance. They instil skills,     The degree engages you with issues of             knowledge, skills and critical understandings
     knowledge and capabilities to work effectively   local and international relevance. You will       of the teaching profession. Most classes are
     across a range of educational, commercial        be equipped with the skills, knowledge and        held during business hours.
     and community settings in a range of             capabilities to work effectively across a range   Duration: 1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT
     management, leadership and educational           of educational, commercial and community          Entrance requirements: A complete three-
     roles with a career development focus. The       settings in a range of management,                year degree or equivalent. Apply through
     graduate certificate and graduate diploma        leadership, learning and development,             VTAC to commence in semester 1.
     are accepted pathways into the Master of         educational and research-focused roles.           Fees for 2010: $11,040 total program cost.
     Education.                                       Duration: 1.5 yrs FT or 3 yrs PT                  Government-subsidised CSP places are also
     Duration: GD: 2 yrs PT incorporates              Entrance requirements: Students are               available in 2010.
     GC: 1 yr PT. Full-time study may also be         required to have a minimum three-year
     negotiated.                                      bachelor degree or other equivalent
     Entrance requirements: Graduate diploma:         experience. Additional experience in the field
     A Graduate Certificate in Career Development     is advantageous.
     (or similar qualification).                      Fees for 2010: $16,560 total program cost.
     Graduate certificate: a bachelor degree or       Government-subsidised CSP places are also
     other recognised tertiary qualification and/or   available in 2010.
     relevant work experience is preferred.
     Fees for 2010: GD: $9600 total program
     cost. Incorporates GC: $4800




                                                                                                                     RMIT | 2010 guIde | posTgRaduaTe
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educATIon                                                                                                                                  coursework


Education (secondary)                                 Educational leadership and                             Industrial education and training
                                                      management
GD110      Graduate diploma                                                                                GD037      Graduate diploma
Bundoora                                              GD031         Graduate diploma                         incorporating
                                                      incorporating                                          GC017      Graduate certificate
This qualification provides for a combination
                                                      GC013         Graduate certificate                     City
of study areas addressing pedagogical
and professional content knowledge, the
                                                      City/Online                                            These qualifications are offered in a blended
use of appropriate methods and relevant               These qualifications have been designed                mode, combining face-to-face and e-learning
educational technology, and workplace                 to further develop your knowledge and                  to meet the needs of busy adults. The
experience. You will undertake 45 days of             understanding of learning and teaching and             graduate certificate/diploma provides the
supervised teaching practice in schools,              to enhance your ability to apply this new              perfect opportunity to extend your knowledge
plus embedded practicum in some study                 knowledge as a professional in a diverse               and practice. The core course Principles and
areas. The practicum component provides               range of educational and industry-based                Contexts of Learning provides you with a
immediate and relevant experience in                  settings. Opportunities are available to               strong conceptual framework to inform your
secondary schools.                                    incorporate a research focus in your learning,         practice, as well as a set of applied skills. You
                                                      thus preparing you for further studies. You            can then select from a range of options that
Duration: 1 yr FT or 2–3 yrs PT
                                                      will be engaged with issues of local and               cater to your specific needs. In addition to
Entrance requirements: A complete three-
                                                      international relevance. Upon completion               appealing to those with a bachelor degree,
year degree. Students must have a sequence
                                                      you will have the skills, knowledge and                the Graduate Certificate/Diploma in Industrial
in two secondary teaching disciplines—that
                                                      capabilities to work effectively across a range        Education and Training is a logical extension
is, at least two years’ completed tertiary
                                                      of educational, commercial and community               to the Certificate IV/Diploma in Training and
education in two subject areas in which
                                                      settings in a range of management,                     Assessment or the Diploma in VET Practice.
the future teacher is prepared to teach in
                                                      leadership and educational roles. The                  The qualifications are particularly suited
secondary schools. Apply through VTAC to
                                                      graduate certificate and the graduate diploma          to those with an interest in becoming an
commence in semester 1.
                                                      are accepted pathways into the Master of               advanced skills teacher, training developer or
Fees for 2010: $12,480 total program cost.
                                                      Education.                                             manager.
Government-subsidised CSP places are also
available in 2010.                                    Duration: GD: 1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT                      The graduate certificate and the graduate
                                                      incorporates GC: 0.5 yr FT or 1 yr PT                  diploma are accepted pathways into the
                                                      All core courses are delivered through                 Master of Education.
Education                                             face-to-face teaching and online.                      Duration: GD: 1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT
BP042      Bachelor degree—Year IV                    Entrance requirements: A minimum three-                incorporates GC: 0.5 yr FT or 1 yr PT
Bundoora                                              year bachelor degree or other equivalent               Entrance requirements: A minimum three-
                                                      experience. Additional experience in the field         year bachelor degree or other equivalent
The program provides a fourth year of general
                                                      is advantageous. If you have completed a               experience. Additional experience in the field
primary teacher education if you who have
                                                      similar program at another tertiary institution,       is advantageous. If you have completed a
completed a three-year bachelor/diploma of
                                                      you will be individually considered for entry          similar program at another tertiary institution,
teaching. The program builds on the studies
                                                      and exemptions.                                        you will be individually considered for entry
undertaken in your initial qualification and
                                                      Fees for 2010: $11,040 total program cost.             and exemptions.
involves you in method studies, discipline
                                                      incorporates GC: $5520.                                Fees for 2010: $11,040 total program cost.
studies and professional education studies.
To support your learning, you will undertake                                                                 incorporates GC: $5520.
40 days of professional practice placement
providing you with extensive practical                                                                       Tertiary teaching and learning
experience.
                                                                                                             GC020      Graduate certificate
Duration: 1 yr FT or 2–3 yrs PT
                                                                                                             City/Bundoora
Entrance requirements: Applicants are
required to have passed a three-year                                                                         This qualification provides those working
bachelor of teaching/education degree.                                                                       or seeking to work in the university sector
Fees for 2010: $11,040 total program cost.                                                                   with an education qualification. It provides
                                                                                                             the opportunity for you to broaden your
                                                                                                             understanding of teaching and learning
                                                                                                             processes, knowledge and skills about the
                                                                                                             tertiary teaching sector. Additional experience
                                                                                                             in the field is advantageous. If you have
                                                                                                             completed a similar program at another
                                                                                                             tertiary institution, you will be individually
 Tell me more                                                                                                considered for entry and exemptions.
 Order more detailed brochures online                                                                        Duration: 0.5 yr FT or 1 yr PT
 at www.rmit.edu.au/programs/                                                                                Entrance requirements: You are required to
 publications .                                                                                              have a minimum three-year bachelor degree
                                                                                                             or other equivalent experience.
 Tel. 03 9925 2260, 8.30 am – 5.30 pm                                                                        Fees for 2010: $5520 total program cost.
 Email study@rmit.edu.au
 Visit: Info Corner, 330 Swanston St
 Melbourne 3000

Legend: PhD—Doctor of Philosophy; M—Master; GD—Graduate Diploma; GC—Graduate Certificate; FT—Full-time; PT—Part-time; yr/s—year/s
             —Ask for details of international recognition for professional practice;  —CSP places available;
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                                                                                                                                                   coursework


                                                             Aviation safety and risk                               Aviation supply chain
       engineering                                           Management                                             management
                                                             GC113      Graduate certificate                       GC132         Graduate certificate
                                                             Online                                                 City/Online
                                                             The field of aviation safety and risk                  The Graduate Certificate in Aviation Supply
                                                             management is the most rapidly growing                 Chain Management is a specialist program
                                                             discipline in aviation. ICAO and national              allowing for articulation into the Master of
                                                             regulators (CASA and CAA NZ) have                      Aviation Industry Management. Aviation
                                                             introduced stringent requirements for the              contributes to economic growth in several
                                                             implementation of safety management                    ways. Most importantly, the industry is part
                                                             systems. Combined with the increasing                  of the transport infrastructure on which
                                                             requirements for corporate governance and              many other parts of the economy depend.
                                                             the increased focus on managing uncertainty,           Evidence suggests that improvements in
                                                             the intended focus of this qualification is to         that infrastructure boost productivity growth
                                                             deliver on these requirements.                         across the rest of the economy.
                                                             This specialist program allows for articulation        Duration: 0.5 yr FT or 1 yr PT
                                                             into the Master of Aviation Industry                   Entrance requirements: A bachelor degree;
    Aircraft maintenance management
                                                             Management.                                            or significant industry experience, including
    GC133         Graduate certificate                       Duration: 0.5 yr FT or 1 yr PT                         evidence of further professional development
    City/Online                                              Entrance requirements: Selection will be               through in-house or externally run training.
    The Graduate Certificate in Aircraft                     based on bachelor degree performance/                  Fees for 2010: $11,040 total program cost.
    Maintenance Management is a specialist                   prior qualifications or industry experience.           You might also be interested in...
    program allowing for articulation into the               Selection criteria will include the following
                                                                                                                    » Aviation industry management (page 6)
    Master of Aviation Industry Management.                  requirements: a personal statement
    It focuses on a very specialised aircraft                indicating your reasons for undertaking such           » Business (pages 6–8)
    maintenance function. The aviation industry              a program; a letter of support from your




-
    is made up of a number of inter-dependent                employer indicating their support for your             Electrical engineering                   NEw
    sectors such as airports, airlines, etc. One             personal development (this can include, but
    such sector is maintenance and repair                    is not limited to, financial support—since             MC176         Master of Engineering
    organisations (MRO). The MRO sector is a                 many learning and assessment activities will           incorporating
    fairly complex one in that it includes in-house          be action research, based on the employing             GD173         Graduate diploma
                                                             organisation).                                         GC142         Graduate certificate
    operations operated by airlines, while having
                                                             Fees for 2010: $11,040 total program cost.             City
    a growing number of independent operators.
    This qualification includes learning outcomes            A limited number of government-subsidised              The power engineering and energy industry
    which guide the development of knowledge                 CSP places are also available in 2010.                 sectors are experiencing steady growth. The
    and skills targeted at the establishment of a            You might also be interested in...                     programs are aimed at graduates wishing
    culture of safety. This meets the stated needs                                                                  to acquire specialised knowledge and the
                                                             » Aviation industry management (page 6)                latest advancements in the fields of electrical
    of airlines as they manage their fleet and its
    maintenance.                                                                                                    engineering. The core subjects are in the
                                                                                                                    areas of advanced power engineering, power
    Duration: 0.5 yr FT or 1 yr PT
                                                                                                                    electronics and advanced control systems.
    Entrance requirements: A first degree or
                                                                                                                    This degree will provide an attractive pathway
    significant industry experience, including
                                                                                                                    for electrical engineering graduates as well
    evidence of further professional development
                                                                                                                    as graduates from other disciplines who wish
    through in–house or externally-run training.
                                                                                                                    to join the power engineering and energy
    Fees for 2010: $11,040 total program cost.
                                                                                                                    sectors.
    You might also be interested in...                                                                              Duration: M: 1.5 yrs FT or 3 yrs PT
    » Aviation industry management (page 6)                                                                         incorporates GD: 1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT and
                                                                                                                    GC: 0.5 yr FT or 1 yr PT.
                                                                                                                    Entrance requirements: A recognised
                                                                                                                    bachelor degree in an electrical, electronic,
                                                                                                                    telecommunications or computer
                                                                                                                    discipline; or evidence of successful
                                                                                                                    completion of a post-matriculation diploma
                                                                                                                    program of at least three years’ duration; or
                                                                                                                    an equivalent combination of employment
                                                                                                                    experience and academic qualifications.
                                                                                                                    Fees for 2010: M: $33,120 total program
                                                                                                                    cost. Incorporates GD: $22,080 and
                                                                                                                    GC: $11,040.




    Legend: PhD—Doctor of Philosophy; M—Master; GD—Graduate Diploma; GC—Graduate Certificate; FT—Full-time; PT—Part-time; yr/s—year/s
                    —Ask for details of international recognition for professional practice;  —CSP places available;
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     Electronic engineering                           certificate may qualify a student to proceed       to pursue projects that address real-life
                                                      to the graduate diploma and Master of              problems in cooperation with industry locally
     MC043     Master of Engineering                 Engineering.                                       and internationally.
     incorporating
                                                      Fees for 2010: M: $33,120 total program            Duration: M: 1.5 yrs FT or 3 yrs PT
     GD041     Graduate diploma
     GC025     Graduate certificate                   cost. Incorporates GD: $22,080 and                 incorporates GD: 1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT and
     City
                                                      GC: $11,040. A limited number of                   GC: 0.5 yr FT or 1 yr PT
                                                      government-subsidised CSP places are also          Entrance requirements: A bachelor
     These qualifications form a smooth sequence      available for the graduate certificate and         degree in engineering or applied science is
     of postgraduate studies in electronic            master degree in 2010.                             mandatory. A minimum of two years’ relevant
     engineering. They are aimed at science
                                                                                                         industry work experience is also desirable.
     or engineering graduates in computer,
                                                      Integrated logistics management                    Fees for 2010: M: $33,120 total program
     electronic, telecommunications or electrical
                                                                                                         cost. Incorporates GD: $22,080 and
     disciplines, or qualified technologists with     MC054     Master of Engineering                   GC: $11,040.
     relevant industrial experience who wish to       incorporating
     acquire knowledge of advances in the ever-       GD051     Graduate diploma
     evolving fields of electronic engineering.       GC075     Graduate certificate                    Logistics management
     Duration: M: 1.5 yrs FT or 3 yrs PT              City
                                                                                                         Refer to                               page 7
     incorporates GD: 1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT and         The integrated logistics management
     GC: 0.5 yr FT or 1 yr PT                         degree is a high-level academic program
     Entrance requirements: A recognised              by coursework. The qualifications will equip       Manufacturing
     bachelor degree in an electrical, electronic,    you with the knowledge and skills needed
     telecommunications or computer discipline;       to master the modern integrated logistics          MC001      Master of Engineering
     or evidence of successful completion of a        environment, and to operate successfully in        incorporating
     post-matriculation diploma program of at         it. The coursework and the major research          GD001      Graduate diploma
     least three years’ duration; or an equivalent    project give depth and breadth to your             City
     combination of employment experience and         studies.                                           The degree produces professional
     academic qualifications.                         Duration: M: 1.5 yrs FT or 3 yrs PT                manufacturing engineers and managers
     Fees for 2010: M: $33,120 total program          incorporates GD: 1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT and           equipped with the know-how to facilitate
     cost.incorporates GD: $22,080 and                GC: 0.5 yr FT or 1 yr PT                           current practices in manufacturing
     GC: $11,040. A limited number of                 Entrance requirements: A bachelor                  management and advanced technology.
     government-subsidised CSP places are also        degree or an equivalent in any discipline in       Duration: M: 1.5 yrs FT or 3 yrs PT
     available in 2010.                               engineering, science or business. Advanced         incorporates GD: 1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT
                                                      standing may be given on the basis of              Entrance requirements: A recognised
     Engineering management                           significant industry experience and/or relevant    bachelor degree in engineering, science or a
                                                      postgraduate studies.                              related discipline. An equivalent combination
     MC052     Master of Engineering                 Fees for 2010: M: $33,120 total program            of employment experience and academic
     incorporating
                                                      cost. Incorporates GD: $22,080 and                 qualifications may also be considered.
     GD049     Graduate diploma
     GC034     Graduate certificate                  GC: $11,040. A limited number of                   Fees for 2010: M: $33,120 total program
     City
                                                      government-subsidised CSP places are also          cost. Incorporates GD: $22,080. A limited
                                                      available for the graduate certificate and         number of government-subsidised CSP
     You will undertake a flexible program of         master degree in 2010.                             places are also available for the master
     study tailored to your individual needs to                                                          degree in 2010.
     develop skills and expertise in a broad range    You might also be interested in...
     of engineering management practices. The         » Business (pages 6–8)
     qualifications’ major strengths come from:                                                          Microelectronic engineering
     a focus on thinking strategically; addressing                                                       MC126      Master of Engineering
     problems from a new point of view;               International automotive
                                                                                                         incorporating
     challenging established practices and norms      engineering                                        GD122      Graduate diploma
     of industrial behaviour; developing innovative   MC160     Master of Engineering                   GC068      Graduate certificate
     approaches; understanding how to manage          incorporating                                      City
     an ever-changing technology base; and            GD164     Graduate diploma                        The microelectronics engineer today is faced
     developing a systems approach to problem         GC131     Graduate certificate                     with many challenges brought about by the
     and/or opportunity definition.                   City                                               rapid advances in computer, multimedia
     Duration: M: 1.5 yrs FT or 3 yrs PT              This degree will provide you with an in-depth      and telecommunication technology. The
     incorporates GD: 1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT and         understanding of the various stages of the         master degree addresses all aspects of this
     GC: 0.5 yr FT or 1 yr PT                         multidisciplinary development process of           technology, from high-level specification
     Entrance requirements: A relevant bachelor       modern automobiles, focusing in particular         of microelectronic systems, through
     degree. Advanced standing may be given on        on the vehicle design and development              implementation alternatives, to realisation of
     the basis of significant industry experience     life cycle. You will acquire an advanced           integrated circuits. An important feature of
     and/or relevant postgraduate studies.            level of knowledge of contemporary                 the degree is the opportunity it provides for
     Applicants who lack the academic                 automotive engineering concepts, logistics         you to design integrated circuits in a team
     qualifications but have significant work and     and management techniques required in              environment.
     professional experience may be considered        the design and manufacturing of modern             Duration: M: 1.5 yrs FT incorporates
     for entry into the graduate certificate stage.   vehicles. It will provide you with opportunities   GD: 1 yr FT and GC: 0.5 FT
     Successful completion of the graduate


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engIneerIng                                                                                                                                   coursework


Entrance requirements: A four-year                       Systems engineering                                    Telecommunication engineering
Bachelor of Engineering degree in electronic
engineering or computer engineering                      MC046      Master of Engineering                      MC042      Master of Engineering
                                                         incorporating                                          incorporating
or communication/telecommunication
                                                         GD043      Graduate diploma                            GD040      Graduate diploma
engineering or a four-year Bachelor of                   GC027      Graduate certificate                       GC024      Graduate certificate
Science (Honours) degree in an appropriate               City                                                   City
field, or an equivalent qualification. Applicants
with a three-year Bachelor of Science degree             The systems engineering degree provides                The telecommunication industry is one
(in an appropriate field) or a Bachelor of               you with greater technological understanding           of the most exciting and fastest growing
Engineering degree in another field may                  and improved management skills essential               industries in the world today. As an essential
be considered for admission but may be                   to resolving engineering, technological,               part of information technology, it offers great
required to take up additional (preliminary)             and organisational issues in the complex               professional and business opportunities.
courses that will strengthen their knowledge             systems found in business and industry. A              These postgraduate qualifications aim
and skills in digital systems, analogue                  unique strength of the degree is its holistic          to help you advance your career in the
electronics and microprocessor systems.                  perspective. It stresses management theory             telecommunication industry by offering
Fees for 2010: M: $33,120 total program                  and decision-making in large, complex                  opportunities to master leading-edge
cost. Incorporates GD: $22,080 and                       organisations with emphasis on human–                  technologies and to further develop business,
GC: $11,040.                                             technology interaction.                                management, professional and personal
                                                         Duration: M: 1.5 yrs FT or 3 yrs PT                    skills.
                                                         incorporates GD: 1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT and               Duration: M: 1.5 yrs FT or 3 yrs PT
Project management                                       GC: 0.5 yr FT or 1 yr PT                               incorporates GD: 1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT and
Refer to                                   page 2        Entrance requirements: A bachelor degree               GC: 0.5 yr FT or 1 yr PT
                                                         or equivalent in any discipline in engineering,        Entrance requirements: A recognised
                                                         science or business. Advanced standing may             bachelor degree in electrical, electronic,
Sustainable energy                                       be given on the basis of significant industry          communication or computer engineering; or
                                                         experience and/or relevant postgraduate                evidence of successful completion of a post-
MC149      Master of Engineering                        studies. Entry to the graduate certificate             matriculation diploma program of at least
incorporating                                            may be considered for those who lack the               three years’ duration; or a combination of
GD149      Graduate diploma                             academic qualifications but have significant           qualification and work experience assessed
GC115      Graduate certificate
                                                         work and professional experience. Successful           by the program coordinator as equivalent to
City
                                                         completion of the graduate certificate may             the above requirements. An interview may be
These new qualifications provide a pathway               qualify a student to proceed to the graduate           necessary in some cases.
for engineers and scientists, or those with              diploma and Master of Engineering.                     Fees for 2010: M: $33,120 total program
an alternative acceptable qualification and              Fees for 2010: M: $33,120 total program                cost. Incorporates GD: $22,080 and
significant experience in industry, to gain a            cost. Incorporates GD: $22,080 and                     GC: $11,040. A limited number of
master degree in the burgeoning specialist               GC: $11,040. A limited number of                       government-subsidised CSP places are also
area of sustainable energy. Sustainable                  government-subsidised CSP places are also              available for the master degree in 2010.
energy embraces technologies and                         available for the graduate certificate and
practices to improve efficiency and reduce               master degree in 2010.
adverse environmental and social impacts
of conventional energy sources, and to use
alternative renewable energy sources.
Duration: M: 1.5 yrs FT or 3 yrs PT
incorporates GD: 1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT and
GC: 0.5 yr FT or 1 yr PT
Entrance requirements: Direct entry
usually requires a relevant bachelor degree.
Entry to the graduate certificate may be
considered for those who lack the academic
qualifications but have significant work
and professional experience. Advanced
standing may be given on the basis of
significant industry experience and/or relevant
postgraduate studies.
Fees for 2010: M: $33,120 total program
cost. Incorporates GD: $22,080 and                                                                                Tell me more
GC: $11,040. A limited number of
government-subsidised CSP places are also                                                                         Order more detailed brochures online
available for the graduate certificate, graduate                                                                  at www.rmit.edu.au/programs/
diploma and master degree in 2010.                                                                                publications .
You might also be interested in...                                                                                Tel. 03 9925 2260, 8.30 am – 5.30 pm
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                                                                                                                  Visit: Info Corner, 330 Swanston St
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                                                         Geospatial information                                 International urban and
   environment                                           MC058      Master of Applied Science
                                                         incorporating
                                                                                                                environmental management
                                                                                                                MC074         Master of Social Science
                                                         GD054      Graduate diploma                            incorporating
                                                         City                                                   GD067         Graduate diploma
                                                         These qualifications are designed to                   GC106         Graduate certificate
                                                         develop your skills in the processing,                 City/Online
                                                         analyses, manipulation and understanding               This is a unique graduate program on urban
                                                         of geospatial information. They provide a              and environmental management issues in the
                                                         range of specialist elective streams in the            developing world and transitional economies,
                                                         areas of environmental studies, geographic             with a focus on the Asia–Pacific region.
                                                         information systems, remote sensing, satellite         The program offers professional education
                                                         positioning, multimedia cartography and                designed for people who are already working
                                                         computer science, with available background            in this sector or who intend to develop their
                                                         studies in software techniques and                     skills in the sector. Online options mean that
                                                         applications, computer mapping and land                the degree is accessible from anywhere in the
                                                         development.                                           world.
Environment and planning                                 Duration: M: 1.5 yrs FT or 3 yrs PT                    Duration: M: 1.5 yrs FT or 3 yrs PT
MC072         Master of Social Science                   incorporates GD: 1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT                   incorporates GD: 1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT and
incorporating                                            The program may also be undertaken on a                GC: 0.5 yr FT or 1 yr PT
GD125         Graduate diploma                           single course basis.                                   Entrance requirements: A recognised
GC078         Graduate certificate                       Entrance requirements: An approved                     university qualification and/or appropriate
City/Online                                              degree or graduate diploma; a willingness              experience and demonstrable capacity to
The qualifications combine contemporary                  to assist fellow students in the programs              pursue study at a postgraduate level.
planning and environmental issues with                   through the active use or sharing of current           Fees for 2010: M: $17,280 total program
related theoretical frameworks. This progam              skills or knowledge; support of the employer           cost. Incorporates GD: $11,520 and
is designed for professional development and             (if appropriate) to attend lectures and/               GC: $5760.
entry into the rapidly expanding                         or tutorials and to participate in any other
                                                         planned activities related to the program;
planning and environment fields. The                                                                            Sustainable practice
degree provides two streams (planning and                and a preparedness to take responsibility for
environment). You may choose a single                    one’s own learning.                                    MC153         Master of Sustainable Practice
                                                         Fees for 2010: M: $19,440 total program                incorporating
stream or a combination of study areas.
                                                         cost. Incorporates GD: $12,960.                        GD161         Graduate diploma
Duration: M: 1.5 yrs FT or 3 yrs PT                                                                             GC121         Graduate certificate
incorporates GD: 1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT and                                                                        City
GC: 0.5 yr FT or 1 yr PT
                                                                                                                This degree brings together people with
Entrance requirements: In summary, a
                                                                                                                similar questions to find a way forward in the
recognised university qualification and/or
                                                                                                                ambiguity of sustainability. These problems
appropriate experience and demonstrable
                                                                                                                are articulated as projects. By working
capacity to pursue study at a postgraduate
                                                                                                                together on similar projects—for example,
level.
                                                                                                                water usage, energy, food, liveable cities,
Fees for 2010: M: $17,280 total program
                                                                                                                waste management, climate management
cost. Incorporates GD: $11,520 and
                                                                                                                or risk management—RMIT provides the
GC: $5760.
                                                                                                                opportunity to explore the complexities of
                                                                                                                sustainability problems with people who
Environmental and agricultural                                                                                  have similar interests but come from a range
biotechnology                                                                                                   of discipline backgrounds, as well as the
                                                                                                                opportunity for action learning in your work or
Refer to biotechnology                    page 28                                                               personal context.
                                                                                                                Duration: M: 1.5 yrs FT or 3 yrs PT
                                                                                                                incorporates GD: 1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT and
                                                                                                                GC: 0.5 yr FT or 1 yr PT
                                                                                                                Entrance requirements: A bachelor
                                                                                                                degree and at least three years of relevant
                                                                                                                professional or additional academic
                                                                                                                experience.
                                                                                                                Fees for 2010: M: $33,120 total program
                                                                                                                cost. Incorporates GD: $22,080 and
                                                                                                                GC: $11,040. A limited number of
                                                                                                                government-subsidised CSP places are also
                                                                                                                available for the graduate diploma in 2010.




Legend: PhD—Doctor of Philosophy; M—Master; GD—Graduate Diploma; GC—Graduate Certificate; FT—Full-time; PT—Part-time; yr/s—year/s
                —Ask for details of international recognition for professional practice;  —CSP places available;
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     coursework


                                                        Behavioural science                                Chinese herbal medicine
       health and                                       GD005      Graduate diploma                        MC138      Master of Applied Science

       medical                                          Bundoora
                                                        This qualification is made up of the major
                                                                                                           Bundoora/Online
                                                                                                           This degree provides a new pathway for all

       sciences                                         sequence of 12 psychology courses
                                                        within the Bachelor of Applied Science
                                                                                                           primary health care practitioners and science
                                                                                                           graduates (clinical diagnosis is required)
                                                        (Psychology). The complete 12 courses make         to qualify for Chinese herbal medicine
                                                        up the Australian Psychological Society (APS)      practice. The master covers studies in theory
                                                        recognised bachelor degree qualifications          and practice of Chinese herbal medicine,
                                                        and have been accredited in content,               medicinal chemistry, botany, pharmacology
                                                        load and sequence. The program uses                and toxicology, as well as clinical practice. In
                                                        prerequisites to build upon fundamentals and       addition, herb–drug interaction and relevant
                                                        to develop a greater depth of knowledge and        research training will be provided in an
                                                        a stronger ability to apply this fundamental       integrative approach throughout the degree.
                                                        knowledge.                                         Duration: 3 yrs PT
                                                        Duration: 3 yrs PT                                 Entrance requirements: An appropriate
                                                        Entrance requirements: Degree-level                bachelor degree in the health care profession
     Acupuncture                                        studies in another area (non-psychology).          or sciences (clinical diagnosis is required). In
     MC024     Master of Applied Science               Fees for 2010: $22,080 total program cost.         addition, competence in the area of physical
     incorporating                                                                                         examination and broad areas of diagnosis is
     GD017     Graduate diploma
                                                        ESL (professional)—English                         also required to facilitate safe practice when
     Bundoora/Online                                                                                       employing Chinese herbal medicine as a
                                                        language and vocational skills
     RMIT has been running a master degree                                                                 primary modality of care. Minor inadequacies
                                                        for overseas qualified nurses                      in respect to this area may be overcome
     since 1997. These qualifications are designed
     for various health care practitioners to           C4244      Certificate IV in ESL (Professional)—   by bridging study areas in diagnosis and
     undertake practical and clinical education in                 English Language and Vocational         differential diagnosis in Western medicine
     traditional acupuncture.                                      Skills for Overseas Qualified Nurses    concurrently with the Chinese herbal
     It is assumed that applicants for these            City                                               medicine courses during the first year of
     programs have already undertaken a                 This certificate is designed for nurses who        study.
     minimum of three years university-based            are qualified in their country of origin and who   Fees for 2010: $24,480 total program cost.
     bachelor degree study in the areas of              require vocational and language skills in order
     medical or health science (including clinical      to work in the nursing profession in Australia.    Clinical chiropractic
     diagnosis). The degree covers acupuncture,         This certificate is an English and a vocational
     neurophysiology, acupuncture points and                                                               MC143      Master of Clinical Chiropractic
                                                        program. The language skills and the nursing
     techniques as well as clinical practice.                                                              Bundoora
                                                        content are inter-related and interactive
     Duration: M: 1.5 yrs FT or 3 yrs PT                because the migrant nurse requires language        This degree is designed for applicants
     incorporates GD: 1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT               for a specific vocational purpose. The             articulating from the Bachelor of Health
     Entrance requirements: An appropriate              outcome of the certificate is the level of         Science (Chiropractic) to provide professional
     bachelor degree or equivalent in a health care     competence in English required for entry into      qualification as a chiropractor and allow
     profession. In addition, competence in the         supervised experience or a pre-registration        application for registration. The master
     area of physical examination and broad areas       program. The certificate prepares you for the      delivers high-level assessment and
     of diagnosis is also required to facilitate safe   Occupational English Test (OET).                   psychomotor skills integrating diagnosis
     practice when employing acupuncture as a                                                              and management with the clinical sciences.
                                                        Duration: Maximum 18 weeks full-time.
     primary modality of care.                                                                             You will provide supervised patient care in
                                                        Entrance requirements: Applicants
     Fees for 2010: M: $23,760 total program                                                               RMIT’s teaching clinics and approved field
                                                        must have: permanent resident status
     cost. Incorporates GD: $15,840. A limited                                                             placements.
                                                        (or appropriate special visa); nursing
     number of government-subsidised CSP                qualifications which are recognised and            Duration: 2 yrs FT or 3 yrs PT
     places are also available for the master           approved by the Nurses Board of Victoria;          Entrance requirements: Successful
     degree in 2010.                                    and a minimum level of English equivalent to       completion of the Bachelor of Health Science
                                                        a rating of three on the National Reporting        (Chiropractic) or equivalent. Applicants
                                                        Scheme. (A language learner at this                need to have an interest in people and a
                                                        level can confidently handle most social           commitment to primary health care. Strong
                                                        situations including introductions and casual      verbal and written communication skills
                                                        conversations about current events and             coupled with a good academic record are
                                                        work, family and biographical information).        essential.
                                                        Extra requirements: Applicants will be             Fees for 2010: $44,160 total program cost.
                                                        required to attend a pre-training assessment       A limited number of government-subsidised
                                                        and demonstrate they fulfil the entrance           CSP places are also available in 2010.
                                                        requirements of the certificate.                   Income assistance is also available to eligible
                                                        Fees for 2010: $6500 total program cost.           students.




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HealtH and medical sciences                                                                                                                   coursework


Laboratory medicine                                      Lactation consultancy                        New       Entrance requirements: Applicants must
                                                                                                                have successfully completed a bachelor
GD102      Graduate diploma                              GC140      Graduate Certificate in Professional        degree. If applicants cannot demonstrate
Bundoora                                                            Lactation Consultancy
                                                                                                                knowledge of general science/physics and of
This qualification provides graduates                    Bundoora/Online
                                                                                                                anatomy/physiology in their bachelor degree,
in science or applied science with a                     This program provides a unique opportunity             applicants can undertake a test, at a cost to
professionally-oriented graduate diploma that            for a variety of health professionals to               the applicant, in one or both of these areas.
will prepare you for a career in diagnostic              undertake a postgraduate qualification                 On successfully completing a test, applicants
pathology and medical research. The                      which incorporates requirements set by the             will have demonstrated knowledge in that
core component allows you to acquire an                  International Board of Lactation Consultant            area and are eligible to apply for entry into the
understanding of the pathology of disease                Examiners (IBLCE).                                     program.
and to study one major professional                      The program offers two theory-based                    Fees for 2010: $42,240 total program cost.
discipline. The elective component provides              online courses and two clinically-based                A limited number of government-subsidised
the opportunity to select from a range of                courses to support graduates undertaking               CSP places are also available in 2010.
study areas which complement the major                   the international exam. Wherever possible,
discipline.                                              clinical courses will be negotiated with               Medical science
Duration: 1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT                            practicing lactation consultants who work in
Entrance requirements: Bachelor of                       the students’ geographical region.                     MC112      Master of Applied Science
Science/Applied Science with majors in either                                                                   incorporating
                                                         Admission is dependent upon educational
biological sciences, biomedical sciences,                                                                       GD146      Graduate diploma
                                                         background and relevant professional
biochemistry, microbiology, immunology,                                                                         Online
                                                         experience.
pathology or an approved alternative area,               Duration: 1 yr PT                                      This degree is conducted fully online and has
or a qualification in medicine/medical                   Entrance requirements: Recent experience               been designed for medical scientists who
technology/medical laboratory science                    working with breastfeeding mothers and                 want to broaden and extend their knowledge
which is assessed as being equivalent to an              babies (for example: midwife working in the            in a number of developing areas of medical
Australian degree.                                       postnatal area), and either hold a Bachelor            science. Study areas, which include courses
Fees for 2010: $21,120 total program cost.               of Nursing degree or equivalent from an                in laboratory management, provide an
                                                         approved higher education institution, or be a         opportunity to examine the latest advances
                                                                                                                in laboratory medicine in an interdisciplinary
Laboratory medicine                                      registered nurse or midwife or be eligible for
                                                         registration in Division 1 of the Register, and/       and global context. The master degree is
MC158      Master of Applied Science                                                                           accredited by the Institute of Biomedical
                                                         or be an Australian Breastfeeding Association
incorporating                                                                                                   Scientists in the United Kingdom.
                                                         or Le Leche League Counsellor with at least
GD128      Graduate certificate                                                                                 Duration: 3 yrs PT
                                                         three years experience.
Bundoora
                                                         Prospective students will be required to               Entrance requirements: A directed degree in
This program will be accepting                           submit a written application describing                medical laboratory science from an Australian
applications for semester 2, 2010.                       professional experience and why you wish               university (or equivalent) and at least one year
This coursework degree is designed to                    to undertake this program. Two references              of work experience (preferably postgraduate)
provide an advanced qualification which will             should also be submitted for consideration.            in the field of laboratory medicine, or a
prepare you for employment in diagnostic                 Applications will be available from                    degree in biomedical science and at least
pathology or medical research. You will                  www.rmit.edu.au/programs/applications/                 two years’ relevant work experience, one
be able to apply a range of diagnostic                   postgrad                                               of which must be postgraduate. Where
procedures in a clinical pathology laboratory.                                                                  academic qualifications are deemed not
                                                         Fees for 2010: $6,240 total program cost.
You will have high-level skills in analysis and                                                                 to be equivalent to an Australian degree in
                                                         FEE HELP and CSP may be available in 2010
knowledge integration which is relevant to                                                                      medical laboratory science, consideration will
your area of specialisation.                                                                                    be given to work experience, postgraduate
Duration: M: 2 yrs FT or 4 yrs PT                        Medical radiations                           New       professional qualifications (e.g. fellowship
incorporates GC: 0.5 yr FT or 1 yr PT                                                                           diploma obtained by examination) and
                                                         MC177      Master of Medical Radiations
Entrance requirements: Bachelor of                                                                              postgraduate activities including publications.
                                                                    (Medical Imaging)/(Nuclear
Science/Applied Science with majors in either                       Medicine)/(Radiation Therapy)              Academic performance must be equivalent
biological sciences, biomedical sciences,                Bundoora
                                                                                                                to credit level or GPA of 2.5. Computer
biochemistry, microbiology, immunology,                                                                         requirements also apply.
                                                         The Master of Medical Radiations is                    Fees for 2010: M: $15,120 total program
pathology or an approved alternative area,
                                                         specifically designed for graduates of                 cost. Incorporates GD: $10,080.
or a qualification in medicine/medical
                                                         a general science, biomedical science,
technology/medical laboratory science
                                                         biological science or other health-related
which is assessed as being equivalent to an
                                                         degree, looking for a qualification and career           Tell me more
Australian degree.
                                                         in the area of medical radiations.
Fees for 2010: M: $42,240 total program                                                                           Order more detailed brochures online
cost. Incorporates GC: $10,560. A limited                The degree delivers a broad education
                                                         and you will participate in several common               at www.rmit.edu.au/programs/
number of government-subsidised CSP
places are also available for the master                 curricular elements that combine program                 publications .
degree in 2010.                                          material from the three professional streams             Tel. 03 9925 2260, 8.30 am – 5.30 pm
                                                         of medical imaging, nuclear medicine and                 Email study@rmit.edu.au
                                                         radiation therapy.                                       Visit: Info Corner, 330 Swanston St
                                                         Duration: 2 yrs FT (includes clinical experience).       Melbourne 3000

Legend: PhD—Doctor of Philosophy; M—Master; GD—Graduate Diploma; GC—Graduate Certificate; FT—Full-time; PT—Part-time; yr/s—year/s
                —Ask for details of international recognition for professional practice;  —CSP places available;
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     coursework                                                                                                     heAlTh And MedIcAl scIences


     Midwifery                                              Nursing                                                Nutrition medicine
     MC022      Master of Midwifery                        MC017      Master of Nursing                          MC147     Master of Nutrition Medicine
     incorporating                                          incorporating                                          incorporating
     GD015      Graduate diploma                          GD013      Graduate Diploma in Nursing                GD147     Graduate diploma
     GC002      Graduate certificate (re-entry)             GD159      Graduate Diploma in Child and               GC112     Graduate certificate
     Bundoora                                                          Family Health Nursing                      Online
                                                            GD158      Graduate Diploma in Mental Health
     The master degree is designed to further                          Nursing
                                                                                                                   The graduate certificate and graduate
     develop the midwife’s skills in leadership,            incorporating                                          diploma programs are offered through the
     practice, research and scholarship in the              GC086      Graduate Certificate in Critical            Australian College of Holistic Medicine.
     discipline of midwifery. The graduate diploma                     Care Nursing                              Graduates of these programs will receive an
     prepares registered nurses to enter midwifery          GC087      Graduate Certificate in Emergency           RMIT award.
     practice leading to endorsement as a midwife                      Nursing                                    Duration: M: 3 yrs FT or 6 yrs PT
     with the Nurses Board of Victoria. It also             GC089      Graduate Certificate in                     incorporates GD: 2 yrs FT or 4 yrs PT and
     provides the opportunity for registered nurses                    Neuroscience Nursing
                                                                                                                   GC: 1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT
     and midwives who have a certificate in                 Bundoora
                                                                                                                   Entrance requirements: Applicants must be
     midwifery to further develop these skills. The         These qualifications prepare nursing                   registered health care practitioners who hold
     graduate certificate provides opportunities            graduates for specialist fields in advanced            a bachelor degree relevant to the award or
     for the qualified midwife to be re-endorsed as         nursing.                                               are experienced primary health practitioners
     a midwife with the Nurses Board of Victoria,           Duration: M: 1.5 yrs FT or 3 yrs PT                    who can demonstrate other qualifications
     and provides opportunities for further                 incorporates GD: 1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT and               and/or relevant experience that adequately
     studies and development in the discipline of           GC: 0.5 yr FT or 1 yr PT                               prepares them for candidature.
     midwifery.                                             Entrance requirements: A bachelor degree               Fees for 2010: M: $28,800 total program
     Duration: M: 1.5 yrs FT or 3 yrs PT                    in nursing; completion of bachelor degree              cost. Incorporates GD: $19,200 and
     incorporates GD: 1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT and               studies in research as approved by RMIT                GC: $9600.
     GC: 0.5 yr FT or 1 yr PT                               Nursing and Midwifery; current registration (or
     Entrance requirements: GC (Re-entry): A                eligibility for registration) as a nurse in Division   Occupational health and safety
     midwife (including an internationally qualified        1 of the Nurses Board of Victoria register;
     midwife) seeking endorsement or re-                    not less than one year of nursing experience           MC135     Master of Applied Science
     endorsement for registration, in Division 1 of         within the past five years; and a practising           incorporating
     the register, Nurses Board of Victoria.                professional in the area of speciality practice        GD052     Graduate Diploma in Occupational
     GD: Bachelor of Nursing degree or equivalent                                                                            Health and Safety Management
                                                            throughout the period of the program (where
                                                                                                                   GC035     Graduate Certificate in Occupational
     from an approved higher education                      applicable). Graduate Diploma in Child and
                                                                                                                             Health and Safety Management
     institution; registration as a nurse, or eligibility   Family Health: Same as above and current
                                                                                                                   City
     for registration, in Division 1 of the Register,       registration (or eligibility for registration) as a
     Nurses Board of Victoria; and not less than            midwife in Division 1 of the Nurses Board of           Educational objectives of these qualifications
     one year’s acute nursing experience within             Victoria register; and not less than one year          include: understanding the different
     the past five years.                                   of midwifery experience; or if you are a new           occupational health and safety management
     M: Graduate Diploma in Midwifery with a                midwifery graduate you may undertake the               strategies and systems that are used in
     grade point average of 75% or equivalent,              program part-time while working part-time              the occupational environment; successfully
     and endorsement to practice midwifery in               in midwifery. Graduate Diploma in Mental               implementing changes within organisations
     Australia. Candidates who have not achieved            Health Nursing: a bachelor degree in nursing           to improve occupational health and safety;
     an overall grade point average of 75% in a             or psychiatric nursing; completed bachelor             learning the principles and application
     graduate diploma program and 75% in a                  degree studies in research as approved                 of occupational health and safety law,
     postgraduate research program but who can              by RMIT Nursing and Midwifery; current                 worker’s compensation and rehabilitation;
     produce evidence of appropriate research               registration (or eligibility for registration) as a    and developing a strong knowledge in
     experience, which satisfies the division’s             nurse in Division 1 or Division 3 of the Nurses        the practice and applications of research
     Research and Development Committee,                    Board of Victoria register; and employed in            methods to OHS.
     may also be eligible for entry. Applicants             the area of mental health nursing.                     Duration: M: 3 yrs PT incorporates
     who do not have a Bachelor of Nursing, or              Fees for 2010: M: $18,720 total program                GD: 2 yrs PT and GC: 1 yr PT
     equivalent, but hold a diploma in Nursing or           cost. Incorporates GD: $12,480 and                     Entrance requirements: An appropriate
     graduate diploma in a nursing specialty, and           GC: $6240.                                             degree assessed for suitability on application
     who have successfully completed a research             A limited number of government-subsidised              to the program, or a combination of
     program at the bachelor degree level, may be           CSP places are also available in 2010.                 experience and qualifications as approved by
     considered for special entry to the Graduate                                                                  the program coordinator.
     Diploma in Midwifery.                                                                                         Fees for 2010: M: $31,680 total program
     Fees for 2010: M: $18,720 total program                                                                       cost. Incorporates GD: $21,120 and
     cost. Incorporates GD: $12,480 and                                                                            GC: $10,560.
     GC: $6240. Government-subsidised CSP                                                                          You might also be interested in...
     places are also available for the graduate
     diploma in 2010.                                                                                              » Laboratory health, safety and
                                                                                                                     environmental management systems
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heAlTh And MedIcAl scIences                                                                                                                coursework


Osteopathy                                            Psychology                                             Duration: M: 3 yrs PT incorporates
                                                                                                             GD: 2 yrs PT
MC146      Master of Osteopathy                     DC001      Doctor of Psychology                        Entrance requirements: A recognised
Bundoora                                              MC002      Master of Psychology                      qualification in a paramedical discipline,
                                                      Bundoora                                               e.g. Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical
The master degree, in combination with the
Bachelor of Applied Science (Complementary            A central aim of both postgraduate degrees             Radiations), diploma of applied science
Medicine—Osteopathy), is a first professional         is to provide training that effectively                in medical radiography, nuclear medicine
qualification in osteopathy (subject to               prepares you for professional practice as              technology or therapy radiography, or
accreditation by the Osteopathic Registration         a psychologist. In addition, graduates of              an equivalent qualification. Applicants
Board). Accreditation means you can register          the Doctor of Psychology are prepared                  without the standard entrance qualification
to practice in all states and territories without     for leadership roles within professional               are advised to contact the University.
sitting further examinations. Graduates are           psychology. You will be trained and expected           Applicants must produce evidence that
entitled to become members of the Australian          to work according to the scientist–practitioner        they are engaged in diagnostic ultrasound
Osteopathic Association, the professional             model. The programs are cognitive–                     and that their involvement will be sufficient
body representing 80% of practising                   behavioural in orientation. Each program               to ensure adequate compliance with the
osteopaths in Australia.                              offers a choice between two specialisations:           requirements of the program. In addition,
Duration: 2 yrs FT                                    educational and developmental psychology,              all applicants must provide evidence that
Entrance requirements: The Bachelor                   and clinical psychology. You will apply, and           they will be supervised by an appropriately
of Applied Science (Complementary                     are selected, for one of these streams.                qualified person throughout their enrolment,
Medicine—Osteopathy) is the standard entry            Duration: Doctorate: 3 yrs FT only.                    for example, a sonographer with ultrasound
requirement. Students who have completed              M: 2 yrs FT or 4 yrs PT                                qualifications. Computer requirements also
another program and claim equivalence                 Entrance requirements: An Australian                   apply. Applicants are required to complete a
to the Bachelor of Applied Science                    Psychological Society approved fourth year of          Supplementary Information Form.
(Complementary Medicine—Osteopathy)                   study in psychology, with results equivalent to        Fees for 2010: M: $15,120 total program
are required to pass a clinical competence            a second class honours (H2A, 75% or above)             cost. Incorporates GD: $10,080.
examination and other examinations as                 grade for the Master of Psychology program
deemed necessary to establish that they are           or equivalent to a first class honours (H1,            Wellness                          uNiquE   NEw
at an equivalent standard to articulating RMIT        80% or above) for the Doctor of Psychology.
students.                                             In addition, applicants must satisfactorily            MC171      Master of Wellness
                                                      complete a Supplementary Information                   incorporating
Fees for 2010: $34,560 total program cost.
                                                                                                             GD169      Graduate diploma
A limited number of government-subsidised             Form, a formal assessment interview and
                                                                                                             GC138      Graduate certificate
CSP places are also available in 2010.                demonstrate a high level of English language
                                                                                                             City/Bundoora/online
Income assistance is also available to eligible       proficiency (i.e., equivalent to a minimum
students.                                             score of 8.0 in each of the four components            Wellness has been forecast to become the
                                                      in the International English Language Testing          next trillion-dollar industry and there is a
                                                      System (IELTS) examination). Applicants                growing need for highly-skilled professionals
Psychology                                                                                                   to drive this industry forward. RMIT produces
                                                      must submit two confidential referee reports.
GD004      Graduate diploma                           Applications are strongly encouraged by                practitioners and managers who will lead the
Bundoora                                              mid-October.                                           wellness revolution. This innovative program
                                                      Fees for 2010: Doctorate: $57,600 total                is open to local and international (offshore)
This qualification provides you with a general
                                                      program cost. M: $38,400 total program                 students and can be studied fully online. The
fourth year of study in psychology as a
                                                      cost. A limited number of government-                  wellness industry is extremely diverse and
preparation to undertaking fifth and sixth
                                                      subsidised CSP places are also available               this degree is designed to cater for a wide
year professional programs in psychology,
                                                      for the master degree in 2010. Income                  range of interests. You will gain a professional
or enter a postgraduate research degree. It
                                                      assistance is also available to eligible               qualification as well as personal wellness
introduces you to the theories, methods and
                                                      students.                                              skills.
data of contemporary psychology, and has a
cognitive–behavioural orientation.                                                                           Duration: M: 1.5 yrs FT or 3 yrs PT
                                                      Sonography                                             incorporates GD: 1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT and
Duration: 1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT
                                                                                                             GC: 0.5 yr FT or 1 yr PT
Entrance requirements: Bachelor of Applied
                                                      MC131      Master of Applied Science                   Entrance requirements: A bachelor degree
Science (Psychology) or its equivalent, and           incorporating                                          or equivalent from a university or a private
creditable academic record. Applicants                GD131      Graduate diploma                            college with a government-accredited
are required to complete a Supplementary              Online                                                 bachelor degree program. Graduates with an
Information Form.
                                                      The graduate diploma is designed for people,           advanced diploma plus three years’ relevant
Fees for 2010: $12,480 total program cost.
                                                      who are already part of a health care team             industry experience (or equivalent) may enrol
                                                      engaged in clinical ultrasound practice,               only in the graduate certificate.
                                                      wishing to gain a formal qualification in this         Fees for 2010: M: $28,800 total program
                                                      rapidly developing field of medicine. The              cost. Incorporates GD: $19,200 and
                                                      master degree builds on the solid foundations          GC: $9600.
                                                      of the graduate diploma and broadens in
                                                      an incremental fashion the knowledge and
                                                      research skills of the individual.




Legend: PhD—Doctor of Philosophy; M—Master; GD—Graduate Diploma; GC—Graduate Certificate; FT—Full-time; PT—Part-time; yr/s—year/s
             —Ask for details of international recognition for professional practice;  —CSP places available;
                                                                            practice.                         —Limited CSP places available                    24
     coursework


                                                    Book publishing                 uNiquE   NEw      Editing and publishing
        Media and                                   MC170      Master of Communication               GD073     Graduate diploma

        communication                               City
                                                    The Master of Communication (Book
                                                                                                      City
                                                                                                      This qualification covers the principles and
                                                    Publishing) is focused on adding research         practice of book editing; the production and
                                                    skills to the professional abilities developed    sales of print and electronic materials; the
                                                    in the Graduate Diploma in Editing and            business of book publishing; and the cultural
                                                    Publishing. The additional courses build          context within which the book publishing
                                                    skills of self-directed research and expertise    industry operates in Australia. It seeks to
                                                    in a specific area of the book publishing         provide a vehicle for ongoing education and
                                                    industry. For more information on the Master      attainment of specific skills to assist the
                                                    of Communication (Book Publishing) please         professional development of those already in
                                                    contact Michael Webster on 03 9925 3685 or        the book industry or joining it.
                                                    email michael.webster@rmit.edu.au                 Duration: 2 yrs PT
                                                    Duration: 0.5 yr FT or 1 yr PT                    Entrance requirements: A first degree from
                                                    Entrance requirements: Completion of the          a recognised university or college of higher
                                                    Graduate Diploma in Editing and Publishing.       education. As the program is in high demand,
     Advertising                           uNiquE
                                                    Applicants who have successfully completed        consideration will be given to an applicant’s
     MC130     Master of Communication             a similar program at another university,          experience in book or journal publishing.
     incorporating                                  as well as those with significant, relevant       Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed.
     GD130     Graduate diploma                     industry experience, may be considered            Applicants are required to complete a
     GC076     Graduate certificate                 for advanced entry into the program at            Supplementary Information Form.
     City                                           the discretion of the program coordinator.        Fees for 2010: $12,960 total program cost.
     This degree provides an in-depth exploration   Applicants are required to complete a             You might also be interested in...
     of the range of advertising knowledge from     Supplementary Information Form.
                                                    Fees for 2010: $19,440 total program cost.        » Creative writing (see creative media, page 3)
     academic and professional sources around
     the world. It is focused on high-powered       incorporates the Graduate Diploma of Editing
     advertising strategy, and the processes that   and Publishing (GD073). A limited number of       Film and television production
     lead to it. Account management, account        government-subsidised CSP places are also
     (or strategy) planning, media planning         available for the master degree in 2010.          Refer to creative media               page 3
     and agency management are the specific
     professional areas covered.                    Communication
     Duration: M: 1.5 yrs FT or 3 yrs PT                                                              Journalism
     incorporates GD: 1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT and       MC080      Master of Communication 
                                                                                                      GD074     Graduate diploma
                                                    City
     GC: 0.5 yr FT or 1 yr PT                                                                         City
     Entrance requirements: Either a bachelor       This degree provides a unique combination
                                                    of theoretical communication studies,             This is a vocationally-oriented graduate
     degree in any discipline, or three years’
                                                    professional training and research.               diploma that equips you with the knowledge
     experience in advertising or a related
                                                    The degree is relevant for practising             and expertise required to enter a wide range
     promotional field, achieving management
                                                    communication professionals who want to           of careers in print, broadcast and online
     level.
                                                    broaden, diversify and update professional        journalism and related areas. It is intended
     Fees for 2010: M: $25,200 total program
                                                    skills and knowledge, and for recent              primarily for graduates whose bachelor
     cost. Incorporates GD: $16,800 and
                                                    graduates who want an orientation to a range      degree study has not included journalism.
     GC: $8400. A limited number of government-
                                                    of communication professions.                     The qualification is designed to give you a
     subsidised CSP places are also available in
                                                                                                      practical and professionally well-rounded
     2010.                                          Duration: 1.5 yrs FT or 3 yrs PT
                                                                                                      preparation for journalism.
     You might also be interested in...             Entrance requirements: A first degree
                                                    with results equivalent to an average of          Duration: 1 yr FT
     » Marketing (page 8)                                                                             Entrance requirements: A bachelor
                                                    70 and the recommendation of an academic
                                                    supervisor or professional referee. Significant   degree from a recognised tertiary institution.
                                                    professional practice in one or more of           Applicants are required to complete a
     Animation and interactive media                                                                  Supplementary Information Form.
                                                    the communications industries may be
     Refer to creative media              page 3    considered as the basis for entry in the          Fees for 2010: $13,920 total program cost.
                                                    absence of a first degree.
                                                    Fees for 2010: $23,760 total program cost.
                                                    A limited number of government-subsidised
                                                    CSP places are also available in 2010.

                                                    Creative media
                                                    Refer to                              page 3




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MedIA And coMMunIcATIon                                                                                                                    coursework


Journalism                                  NEw       Public relations                                       Public relations                          NEw


MC168      Master of Communication                   GD075      Graduate diploma                            MC169      Master of Communication 
City                                                  City                                                   City
The Master of Communication (Journalism)              This qualification provides high-quality               The Master of Communication (Public
incorporates courses offered within the               professional education in the broad field of           Relations) incorporates courses offered within
Graduate Diploma in Journalism and builds             communication with an overriding focus on              the Graduate Diploma (Public Relations)
on those foundations with an additional               public relations. It covers a wide range of            and builds on those foundations with an
semester of study. This third semester                theoretical aspects. You will be encouraged            additional year of study. You will be eligible
is focused on research, adding skills of              to acquire and fine-tune skills in the practical       to receive both awards at the completion
self-directed research and expertise in a             aspects of public relations and to place               of your study. While courses within the
specific area of journalism to the general            these in a broader social context. The public          Graduate Diploma (Public Relations) are
professional skills acquired in the graduate          relations industry places an increasing                highly vocational in nature, this third year
diploma. Both the graduate diploma and the            emphasis on education, especially higher               focuses on theory and practical research,
master are intended primarily for graduates           degrees. The graduate diploma answers that             building on skills of self-directed research and
whose bachelor degree study has not                   call with a broad-based program structure in           expertise to enable participants to undertake
included journalism. The master is designed           which practical instruction is balanced by an          an industry-specific master research project.
to give you a practical and professionally            introduction to research methodology and               The master is designed to give you practical
well-rounded preparation for the highly               communication theory.                                  and professionally well-rounded preparation
competitive and interesting journalism                Duration: 2 yrs PT                                     for the highly competitive, expanding public
industry.                                             Entrance requirements: A recognised                    relations industry.
Duration: 0.5 yr FT or 1 yr PT                        bachelor degree. Preference may be given               Duration: 1 yr PT
Entrance requirements: Completion of the              to applicants engaged in, or with some                 Entrance requirements: Completion of
Graduate Diploma (Journalism). Applicants             experience in, the area. Applicants are                the Graduate Diploma in Public Relations.
with significant, relevant industry experience        required to complete a Supplementary                   Applicants with significant, relevant industry
may be considered for advanced entry into             Information Form.                                      experience may be considered for advanced
the master at the discretion of the program           Fees for 2010: $13,920 total program cost.             entry into the master at the discretion of
coordinator, Maree Curtis. Applicants are                                                                    the program coordinator, Maggie Walsh.
required to complete a Supplementary                                                                         Applicants are required to complete a
Information Form.                                                                                            Supplementary Information Form.
Fees for 2010: $20,880 total program cost.                                                                   Fees for 2010: $20,880 total program cost.
incorporates the Graduate Diploma of                                                                         incorporates the Graduate Diploma of Public
Journalism (GD074). A limited number of                                                                      Relations (GD075). A limited number of
government-subsidised CSP places are also                                                                    government-subsidised CSP places are also
available for the master degree in 2010.                                                                     available for the master degree in 2010.
                                                                                                             You might also be interested in...
Marketing                                                                                                    » Marketing (page 8)
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                                                         Biomolecular technologies                              Biotechnology
   science                                               GD151      Graduate diploma
                                                         incorporating
                                                                                                                MC111      Master of Biotechnology
                                                                                                                incorporating
                                                         GC117      Graduate certificate                        GD101      Graduate diploma
                                                         City                                                   GC093      Graduate certificate
                                                                                                                City
                                                         This qualifcation is a unique offering in
                                                         converging technologies and integrates                 Streams: clinical microbiology, environmental
                                                         studies in molecular and cell biology,                 and agricultural biotechnology, food
                                                         bioinformatics and biotechnology                       microbiology, food science and technology.
                                                         management. Interdisciplinary technologies             The degree provides specialist postgraduate
                                                         are vital to research and development in the           training in biotechnology, food microbiology,
                                                         areas of human and animal therapeutics,                clinical microbiology, environmental and
                                                         foods and feeds, agricultural production               agricultural biotechnology, and food
                                                         and bionanotechnology. The qualifcation is             science. The emphasis is on application
                                                         aimed at people working in biotechnology, life         of new knowledge to practical problems
                                                         sciences, the computing industry or related            and development of practical skills in the
                                                         industries who wish to broaden their scientific        respective topic areas.
Bioinformatics                                           skills and acquire some management skills.             Duration: M: 2 yrs FT or 4 yrs PT
                                                         Duration: GD: 1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT                      incorporates GD: 1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT and
GD152     Graduate diploma
                                                         incorporates GC: 0.5 yr FT or 1 yr PT                  GC: 0.5 yr FT or 1 yr PT
incorporating
                                                         Entrance requirements: A bachelor degree               Entrance requirements: A degree in applied
GC118     Graduate certificate
                                                         in science, computing or engineering.                  science, agriculture, science, food science or
City
                                                         Fees for 2010: GD: $21,120 total program               another appropriate bachelor degree,
This qualifcation links studies in cell and              cost. Incorporates GC: $10,560.                        e.g. chemical engineering, medicine,
molecular sciences and computing science.                                                                       veterinary medicine. The microbiology
It is designed to prepare you to work in the                                                                    streams require microbiology and
complementary discipline areas of gene,                                                                         biochemistry or biotechnology to at least
protein and cell technologies, computing                                                                        second-year bachelor degree level. A
science and informatics. The biology/                                                                           microbiology major is preferred for the clinical
computing interface is vital to progress in                                                                     and food microbiology streams.
emerging molecular and nanotechnologies                                                                         The environmental stream requires biology
and to the solution of multidisciplinary                                                                        and chemistry (or biochemistry) to at least
problems in health, agriculture and the                                                                         second-year level. An ecology/aquatic
environment. The qualifcation is aimed                                                                          science major is preferred. The plant
at people working in biotechnology, life                                                                        biotechnology area requires plant science
sciences, the computing industry or related                                                                     (physiology) and genetics to second-year
industries who wish to broaden their                                                                            level.
scientific, computing and informatics skills                                                                    A major in genetics or biotechnology is
and acquire some management skills.                                                                             preferred. The food science and technology
Duration: GD: 1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT                                                                               stream requires a bachelor degree in the
incorporates GC: 0.5 yr FT or 1 yr PT                                                                           same area.
Entrance requirements: A bachelor degree                                                                        Fees for 2010: M: $42,240 total program
in science, computing or engineering.                                                                           cost. Incorporates GD: $21,120 and
Fees for 2010: GD: $21,120 total program                                                                        GC: $10,560. A limited number of
cost. Incorporates GC: $10,560. A limited                                                                       government-subsidised CSP places are also
number of government-subsidised CSP                                                                             available for the master degree in 2010.
places are also available for the graduate
diploma in 2010.




Legend: PhD—Doctor of Philosophy; M—Master; GD—Graduate Diploma; GC—Graduate Certificate; FT—Full-time; PT—Part-time; yr/s—year/s
                —Ask for details of international recognition for professional practice;  —CSP places available;
                                                                                                                 —Limited CSP places available                    28
     coursework                                                                                                                           scIence


     Biotechnology and business                      Food science and technology                      Research commercialisation
     MC129     Master of Biotechnology and           MC133      Master of Applied Science             GC130     Graduate certificate
               Business                             incorporating                                    City
     incorporating                                   GD132      Graduate diploma
     GD129     Graduate diploma                      GC081      Graduate certificate
                                                                                                      This graduate certificate equips those who
     GC074     Graduate certificate                                                                   lead the research process or those with a
                                                     City
     City
                                                                                                      commercialisation dimension to their research
                                                     This degree has been designed to provide         activity, with the essential knowledge and
     This degree links studies in emerging and       professional education in food science           skills to fulfill their role. Its objective is to
     converging biotechnologies with business        and technology for graduates in science,         develop the skill set that will best enable
     management of high-technology                   applied science, engineering, agriculture        effective functioning in the contemporary
     organisations. Strong industry participation    and other related disciplines as well as         knowledge economy.
     ensures management, technology transfer         graduates in food science. You will acquire
                                                                                                      Duration: 0.5 yr FT or 1 yr PT
     and commercialisation skills are relevant to    skills and knowledge of food processing,
                                                                                                      Entrance requirements: Must be enrolled in
     the global biotechnology industry. The degree   food preservation and the general properties
                                                                                                      a higher degree by research program or have
     is aimed at people working in biotechnology,    of food materials, and so be equipped for a
                                                                                                      recently submitted a thesis.
     life sciences or related service industries     wide range of technical positions within the
                                                                                                      Fees for 2010: $9600 total program cost.
     who wish to broaden their understanding of      food industry. The degree will equip you with
     technology advances and acquire business        the necessary knowledge and skills required
     skills relevant to biotechnology management     to operate effectively in the food industry at
     and the commercialisation of research and       various management levels.
     development.                                    Duration: M: 1.5 yrs FT incorporates
     Duration: M: 1.5 yrs FT or 3 yrs PT             GD: 1 yr FT and GC: 0.5 yr FT
     incorporates GD: 1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT and        Entrance requirements: An applied science,
     GC: 0.5 yr FT or 1 yr PT                        science or other appropriate bachelor
     Entrance requirements: A bachelor degree        degree (e.g. agricultural science or chemical
     in science, engineering or computer science.    engineering), which is recognised as
     Industry-relevant work experience is an         equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree.
     advantage.                                      Fees for 2010: M: $31,680 total program
     Fees for 2010: M: $31,680 total program         cost. Incorporates GD: $21,120 and
     cost. Incorporates GD: $21,120 and              GC: $10,560.
     GC: $10,560. A limited number of                You might also be interested in...
     government-subsidised CSP places are also
     available for the master degree in 2010.        » Food science and technology
                                                       (see biotechnology, page 28)
     You might also be interested in...
     » Business (pages 6–8)
                                                     Psychology

     Clinical microbiology                           Refer to                             page 24

     Refer to biotechnology               page 28



     Food microbiology
     Refer to biotechnology               page 28




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                                                                                                                                          coursework




  ApplyIng                                                                          fInAncIAl AssIsTAnce

Timely applications for coursework programs are due by:                         Postgraduate Coursework Commonwealth Supported
» 10 November each year (Semester 1) and                                        Equity Places (CSP, previously known as HECS)
» 31 May each year (midyear Semester 2).                                        RMIT has a limited number of government-subsidised CSP in
                                                                                postgraduate coursework programs for applicants who meet
Midyear applications open 1 May www.rmit.edu.au/midyear
                                                                                entrance and equity criteria. Instead of paying full fees, the
Applications will continue to be accepted until all places                      CSP Equity place allows students to complete their program
have been filled. You are encouraged to lodge your                              with a choice of up-front, partial up-front or deferred payment
application early.                                                              options. These places are available in any program and are in
        RMIT Direct Application form                                                                                               
                                                                                addition to the CSP places marked with  or  . For further
        Tel. 9925 2260                                                          information: www.rmit.edu.au/programs/applications/equity
        www.rmit.edu.au/programs/applications/forms
                                                                                Income support
Supplementary Information forms                                                 The Australian Government has approved eleven RMIT
Some postgraduate programs require applicants to                                University coursework programs for student income support
complete a Supplementary Information form in addition to                        payments. This means that full-time students undertaking
the Direct Application form.                                                    these programs may claim Youth Allowance, Austudy or
www.rmit.edu.au/programs/applications/forms                                     Pensioner Education Supplement if they meet eligibility criteria.
Exceptions to application procedures                                            Students eligible for Youth Allowance and Austudy may also
                                                                                be eligible for rent assistance.
Applications for semester one entry into the Graduate Diploma
of Education (Early Childhood/Primary/Secondary) are made                       The approved programs are:
through VTAC:                                                                   » Master of Applied Science (Acupuncture)
» 30 September 2009 (timely)                                                    » Master of Architecture
» 13 November 2009 (late)                                                       » Master of Clinical Chiropractic
                                                                                » Master of Social Science (Environment and Planning)
Apply via: Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC)
           Tel. 1300 364 133                                                    » Juris Doctor
           www.vtac.edu.au                                                      » Master of Landscape Architecture
                                                                                » Master of Business (Logistics Management)
                                                                                » Master of Osteopathy
  scholArshIps                                                                  » Master of Professional Accounting
                                                                                » Master of Psychology
Many of RMIT’s scholarships are based on your financial                         » Master of Social Work
and living circumstances. Before you let money worries
                                                                                To check your eligibility for student income support or rent
control your life and upset your studies, contact RMIT’s
                                                                                assistance, contact Centrelink directly on 13 24 90.
Scholarships Office.
                                                                                Payments can be made only from the date that an application
          Scholarships Office                                                   is lodged with Centrelink.
          Tel. 9925 2811
          Email: scholarships@rmit.edu.au                                       Loans for postgraduate students
          www.rmit.edu.au/students/scholarships/                                For details of FEE-HELP, the popular loan scheme for
          postgraduate                                                          postgraduate students, visit www.goingtouni.gov.au
                                                                                Your tax situation
                                                                                Australian students may be eligible to apply for income
                                                                                tax deductions relating to the education expenses that are
                                                                                linked to their employment. Students should check with an
                                                                                accredited taxation accountant/consultant as to their eligibility
                                                                                for possible deductions.
                                                                                The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) web site may also be
                                                                                useful: www.ato.gov.au




                                  RMIT Direct Application form downloadable from:
                                  www.rmit.edu.au/programs/applications/forms

Legend: PhD—Doctor of Philosophy; M—Master; GD—Graduate Diploma; GC—Graduate Certificate; FT—Full-time; PT—Part-time; yr/s—year/s
            —Ask for details of international recognition for professional practice;  —CSP places available;
                                                                                                             —Limited CSP places available            30
     coursework




       Money MATTers
     What you will pay                                                   Your interest area                           Your student
                                                                                                                      contribution for
     Paying for your studies is inevitable. What you pay will depend                                                  full-time studies
     on what you choose to study.                                                                                     commenced in 2009
     Many of RMIT’s postgraduate degrees reserve places for              Education*, nursing*, science,               $4162 p.a.
     students who are subsidised by the Australian Government.           mathematics and statistics
     These low-cost places pay CSP fees. Otherwise you will
                                                                         Humanities, behavioural sciences, social     $5201 p.a.
     enrol as a fee-paying student. Financial assistance is available
                                                                         studies, clinical psychology, foreign        (Band 1)
     regardless of the type of place you enrol in.                       languages, visual and performing arts
     Fee-Paying Places (FPP)
                                                                         Computing, built environment, health,        $7412 p.a.
     FPP students are required to pay the complete cost of their         engineering, surveying, and agriculture      (Band 2)
     program. FPP fees vary according to each program and
                                                                         Accounting, administration, economics,       $8677 p.a.
     are adjusted on an annual basis. They are listed under each         commerce, medicine, law                      (Band 3)
     program in this booklet.
     Those students who do not have Australian Permanent                Please note: from 1 January 2010, annual student
     Residency and who are not on a student visa, such as New           contributions for students commencing education and
     Zealand citizens residing in Australia, are required to enrol in   nursing will be increased to match fees in Band 1.
     Fee-Paying Places.                                                 Students who undertake more or less than a full-time study
     RMIT reserves the right to adjust fees on an annual basis but      load, or who study courses from a combination of the
     no fee increase will exceed the annual increase cap of 7.5%        above categories, will be charged the proportionate student
     Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP)                                contribution.
                                                                        www.rmit.edu.au/programs/fees
     Programs offering CSP places are marked throughout this
     booklet with  or  A Commonwealth Supported Place
                            .
     (CSP) is a place at uni where the fee is subsidised by the
     Australian Government. Your share of the fee is calculated
     according to the interest area you are studying. The following
     table that shows a student’s annual share of the fee for
     full-time study in 2009. (2010 fees will be available from the
     government in late 2009).




       Fine print
       Confirmation of fees for 2010 can be obtained from Info Corner on 03 9925 2260.
       In addition to the fees outlined, students may be required to purchase specified text books and equipment, as well as to
       cover the costs of field trips, excursions etc. These expenses vary from program to program.


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                                                           hon-
                                                            ours
If you have a                                               » By completing the rigours of an honours year, you will prove


         high level of
                                                              your ability to immerse yourself in a detailed examination of a
                                                              specific area and your capability managing and delivering a
                                                              long-term project—desirable skills in today’s job market.

commitment                                                  » You will work under the guidance of a supervising academic.
                                                              Most honours programs combine structured coursework with

   and academic ability,                                      individual research. Should you be considering a career in
                                                              research or academia, an honours year is often required as

then consider
                                                              an entry-level qualification.


     an honours year




Entrance requirements                  Application procedures
                                                                                     Tell me more
The usual entrance requirement         RMIT Direct Application form
                                                                                     Order more detailed brochures online
for honours is an approved tertiary    Tel. 9925 2260 or download from
                                                                                     at www.rmit.edu.au/programs/
qualification from a recognised        www.rmit.edu.au/programs/
                                                                                     publications .
Australian tertiary institution.       applications/forms
                                                                                     Tel. 03 9925 2260, 8.30 am – 5.30 pm
Enrolment is conditional on proof of   Some honours degrees require
                                                                                     Email study@rmit.edu.au
qualifications, and a certified copy   applicants to complete a Supplementary
                                                                                     Visit: Info Corner, 330 Swanston St
of the relevant documents must be      Information form in addition to the Direct
                                                                                     Melbourne 3000
attached to applications.              Application form.
Fees                                   See ‘Applying’ on page 30.
All honours degrees have
Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP)
previously known as HECS places.
See page 31.




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     honours



     RMIT       Program name                                                                                    Campus        Duration
     code

     Architecture, building and planning
     BH048      Bachelor of Social Science (Planning) (Honours)                                                 City          2 yrs FT

     Art and design
     BH020      Bachelor of Design (Communication Design) (Honours)                                             City          1 yr FT
     BH061      Bachelor of Arts (Creative Media) (Honours)                                                     City          1 yr FT
     BH052      Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) (Honours)                                                           City          1 yr FT

     Business
                Bachelor of Business (Honours)
     BH064      Select from current research topics in a business-related field except economics and finance.   City          1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT
                Refer to the Business Honours brochure for further details. www.rmit.edu.au/bus/postgrad
     BH039      Bachelor of Business (Economics and Finance) (Honours)                                          City          1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT

     Community services and social sciences
     BH060      Bachelor of Arts (Criminal Justice Administration) (Honours)                                    City          1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT
     BH001      Bachelor of Applied Science (Disability) (Honours)                                              Bundoora      1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT
     BH049      Bachelor of Arts (International Studies) (Honours)                                              City          1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT
     BH016      Bachelor of Social Science (Honours)                                                            City          1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT

     Computing and information technology
     BH013      Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours)                                                          City          1 yr FT

     Environment
     BH007      Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Science) (Honours)                                   City          1 yr FT
     BH011      Bachelor of Applied Science (Geospatial Science) (Honours)                                      City          1 yr FT

     Health and medical sciences
     BH058      Bachelor of Applied Science (Biomedical Science) (Honours)                                      Bundoora      1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT
     BH062      Bachelor of Health Sciences (Health Science) (Honours)                                          Bundoora      1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT
     BH004      Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement) (Honours)                                          Bundoora      1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT
     BH032      Bachelor of Applied Science (Laboratory Medicine) (Honours)                                     Bundoora      1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT
     BH033      Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Radiations) (Honours)                                      Bundoora      1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT
     BH002      Bachelor of Nursing (Honours)                                                                   Bundoora      1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT
     BH008      Bachelor of Science (Occupational Health and Safety) (Honours)                                  City          1 yr FT
     BH059      Bachelor of Applied Science (Pharmaceutical Science) (Honours)                                  Bundoora      1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT
     BH000      Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) (Honours)                                              Bundoora      1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT

     Media and communication
     BH053      Bachelor of Communication (Advertising—Creative) (Honours)                                      City          1 yr FT
     BH054      Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) (Honours)                                                City          1 yr FT
     BH055      Bachelor of Communication (Media) (Honours)                                                     City          1 yr FT
     BH056      Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication) (Honours)                                City          1 yr FT
     BH057      Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations) (Honours)                                          City          1 yr FT

     Science
     BH031      Bachelor of Science (Applied Biology/Biotechnology) (Honours)                                   Bundoora      1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT
     BH006      Bachelor of Science (Applied Chemistry) (Honours)                                               City          1 yr FT
     BH012      Bachelor of Science (Applied Sciences) (Honours)                                                City          1 yr FT
     BH010      Bachelor of Applied Science (Mathematics) (Honours)                                             City          1 yr FT
     BH009      Bachelor of Science (Physics) (Honours)                                                         City          1 yr FT or 2 yrs PT
     BH063      Bachelor of Applied Science (Statistics) (Honours)                                              City          1 yr FT

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research

Immersion
                                                                 Meeting the challenges of a research degree is the ultimate
                                                                 method of proving yourself as an original thinker and your ability
                                                                 to manage a long-term project.

 in a research degree
                                                                 Research degrees are offered at two levels—master and
                                                                 doctorate. If you already hold an honours degree you may
                                                                 be given the opportunity to leapfrog straight to doctoral level.
will enable you to                                               Research studies offer many benefits, allowing you to:


                             expert
                                                                 » formulate your own research topic and pursue your theories
 become an                                                          and ideas at a higher conceptual level
                                                                 » achieve academic excellence within your chosen area
in your field of study                                             through innovative research methods
                                                                 » work independently and cooperatively, interact with experts
                                                                   in your chosen field of research, and participate in the
                                                                   commercialisation process
                                                                 » gain study support—laboratory/workspace and computing
                                                                   facilities
                                                                 » obtain grants from government and industry sources
                                                                 » submit a thesis or project for critical review by a panel
                                                                   of experts in your field of study
                                                                 » prepare for a career in academia.




Entrance requirements                       Fees
                                                                                           Tell me more
There are minimum entry requirements        Information on fee arrangements and
                                                                                           Contact the Graduate Research Office
for master by research and doctoral         costs is available directly from the school
                                                                                           Tel. 9925 8356
degrees. However, there is strong           at RMIT to which you are applying.
                                                                                           Fax: 9925 4089
competition for some places and             See page 51.                                   Email: gro@rmit.edu.au
preference may be given to applicants
                                                                                           www.rmit.edu.au/research/gro
with more than the minimum
requirements.
All applicants need to find a supervisor
with similar research interests to theirs     School of Graduate Research
and to discuss a research project
proposal with them. The research              RMIT University will strengthen its commitment to Higher Degree by Research
proposal must be included in your             students through the launch of its new School of Graduate Research in 2010,
application.                                  providing a range of services to support the administration of your research degree.
Refer to contact details under each           Working collaboratively with your supervisor and your academic College, the School
program or www.rmit.edu.au/research/          of Graduate Research will help you to polish your research skills, access available
hdr/supervisors                               resources, build relevant networks and navigate the road to candidature completion.



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     research


                                                       Architecture and design                            Furniture design
        architecture,                                  DR034     Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)               MR056     Master of Design

        building and                                   City
                                                       Specialisations available: architecture,
                                                                                                          City
                                                                                                          The furniture laboratory acts as an

        planning                                       Centre for Design, fashion, Industrial design,
                                                       interior design, landscape architecture, spatial
                                                                                                          incubator where you will be engaged
                                                                                                          with students and staff in sustained and
                                                       and sonological information architecture.          directed design research. The furniture
                                                       The Doctor of Philosophy may be undertaken         laboratory environment fosters creativity and
                                                       in a project or thesis mode. Postgraduate          experimentation, and grants access to a
                                                       degrees by research offer the framework,           wide range of resources. You may explore
                                                       the focus and the discipline necessary to          particular research interests that address
                                                       conduct speculative inquiry. The province of       furniture design in terms of the study of
                                                       the PhD is the exploration of new territories      history and social context, the exploration
                                                       of inquiry, contributions to the knowledge         of form and function, the testing of new
                                                       base of the discipline, and steps toward           materials and processes, or the assessment
                                                       the redefinition of aspects of that discipline.    of markets and industries. This master degree
                                                       Current individually-supervised research           (by research) seeks to synthesize specific
     Architecture                                      degrees are focused on the nexus of design         issues into new ways of practicing design
     MR048    Master of Architecture (research)        and theoretical positions drawn from related       through the understanding of furniture’s
     City                                              disciplines, and from critical, historical,        relationships with the built environment,
                                                       technological and practical knowledge in           manufacturing industry, retailers, and the
     You will engage with specialised areas of                                                            public at large.
                                                       architecture, industrial design, interior design
     design research through project mode,
                                                       and landscape architecture.                        Duration: 2 yrs FT or 4 yrs PT
     or undertake historical and theoretical
                                                       Duration: 4 yrs FT or 8 yrs PT                     Contact: Ross McLeod, research
     architectural research investigations in thesis
                                                       Contact: Jon Dale, research services               coordinator, tel. 9925 3493, fax: 9925 1820,
     mode.
                                                       coordinator, tel. 9925 3505,                       email: ross.mcleod@rmit.edu.au
     Project mode is undertaken within the
     structured framework of individual supervision    email: jonathon.dale@rmit.edu.au
     in a choice of streams such as the Urban
     Architecture Laboratory (UAL), Spatial                                                               Industrial design
     Information Architecture Laboratory (SIAL),       Facilities management
     invitational stream or individual practice-                                                          MR056     Master of Design
     based research. You should discuss your           Refer to property, construction and                City
     architectural research proposal for research      project management                  page 36        The Master of Design offers a framework
     with the research coordinator in the relevant                                                        through which to develop knowledge of the
     discipline area before applying.                                                                     development, practice, history and theory
     Thesis mode offers the framework, focus                                                              of design. The degree encourages a broad
     and discipline necessary to conduct                                                                  view of design as relevant to (post-) industrial
     speculative inquiry. Areas of research                                                               culture through relationships between
     investigation include design theory, historical                                                      technology, culture, society and ecology.
     and theoretical studies, contemporary                                                                Duration: 2 yrs FT or 4 yrs PT
     and Australian architecture, design and                                                              Contact: Dr Scott Mayson,
     landscape.                                                                                           research coordinator, tel. 9925 5387,
     Duration: 2 yrs FT or 4 yrs PT                                                                       email: scott.mayson@rmit.edu.au
     Contact: Brent Allpress, tel. 9925 1880,
     email: brent.allpress@rmit.edu.au




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archItecture, buIldIng and plannIng                                                                                                    research


Interior design                                     Project management                               Spatial information architecture
MR052      Master of Arts                           DR060    Doctor of Project Management
                                                                                                     laboratory
City                                                         (DPM)                                   MR048     Master of Architecture (research)
                                                    City                                             MR056     Master of Design (research)
The master degree offers a space within
which you develop and contribute to the             This doctorate is specifically designed for      City
knowledge and possibilities of interior design.     you to consolidate your existing skills and      Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory
The core of the degree—space and interior           better understand how to manage projects.        (SIAL) encourages masters research that
design—engages with many different and              The philosophy of the doctorate is very          investigates the culture and practice of
diverse practices. Supervisors and lecturers        much global in nature and cross-disciplinary     contemporary creative production. The
involved with the degree come from a range          in content. It extends your professional         master degree may be undertaken in a
of practices, backgrounds and research              project management expertise well beyond         project or thesis mode. As such, modes
interests, attracting candidates from an            the level expected for project management        of investigation may focus on experimental
equally eclectic mix.                               professional accreditation.                      pursuits within the laboratory or take the
Duration: 2 yrs FT or 4 yrs PT                      Duration: 3–4 yrs FT or 6–8 yrs PT               form of an historical, theoretical investigation.
Contact: Suzie Attiwill, research coordinator,      The doctorate is mainly delivered online         SIAL offers a master degree where one-third
tel. 9925 2819, email: suzie.attiwill@rmit.edu.au   Contact: Professor Derek HT Walker,              involves research-based coursework. The
                                                    program coordinator,                             collaborative research is workshopped on a
                                                    tel. 9925 3908, fax: 9925 5580,                  regular basis.
Landscape architecture
                                                    email: derek.walker@rmit.edu.au                  Duration: 2 yrs FT or 4 yrs PT
MR055      Master of Landscape Architecture                                                          Contact: Professor Mark Burry
           (research)                                                                                research coordinator, tel. 9925 3520
                                                    Property, construction
City                                                                                                 email: mark.burry@rmit.edu.au
                                                    and project management
The Master of Landscape Architecture by
project is a post-professional design research      DR035    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
                                                                                                     Urban architecture laboratory
degree that culminates in an examination            MR050    Master of Applied Science
by exhibition. The degree begins with a             City                                             MR048     Master of Architecture (research)
research studio, a history/theory course            RMIT’s School of Property Construction and       MR055     Master of Landscape Architecture
and a research methods course to provide                                                                       (research)
                                                    Project Management engages in stimulating,
a frame of reference and departure point                                                             City
                                                    real-life, applicable research that seeks
for all projects. Individual projects are then      to impact on the property, construction          The Urban Architecture Laboratory (UAL) is a
developed in a studio environment, and you          and project management industries and            research unit devoted to a direct engagement
are expected to present your work regularly         professions. The school has an extensive         with contemporary urbanism through an
as part of the degree. You also present your        base of research expertise and welcomes          exploration and development of specific
projects as part of the Graduate Research           applications from motivated graduates to         architectural responses. The UAL accepts
Conference held by RMIT’s School of                 join its research activities. Applications are   highly qualified full-time candidates for a
Architecture and Design.                            welcome from graduates with research             master by project degree in architecture
Duration: 2 yrs FT or 4 yrs PT                      interests in the broad areas of property,        or landscape architecture. Research is
Contact: Rosalea Monacella,                         construction or project management that          conducted in an intensive studio environment
research coordinator, tel. 9925 3492                align with the expertise of the school’s         with yearly themes that are proposed
email: rosalea.monacella@rmit.edu.au                academic staff. The school would be pleased      as a framework for the development of
                                                    to informally discuss ideas and options with     each candidate’s thesis question which
                                                    prospective applicants.                          will develop over the duration of their
Social science/social work/                                                                          candidature. Research is an ongoing inquiry
                                                    Duration: M: 2 yrs FT or 4 yrs PT
planning                                                                                             into the diversity of forces that shape the
                                                    PhD: 4 yrs FT or 8 yrs PT
Refer to                              page 41       Contact: Dr Jennie Carroll. tel. 9925 3289,      contemporary metropolis with a particular
                                                    email: jennie.carroll@rmit.edu.au                emphasis on Melbourne as a case study.
                                                                                                     Duration: 2 yrs FT
                                                                                                     Contact: Nigel Bertram, tel. 9925 1923
                                                    Spatial and sonological
                                                                                                     email: nigel.bertram@rmit.edu.au
                                                    information architecture
                                                    Refer to architecture and design    page 35




Legend: PhD—Doctor of Philosophy; M—Master; GD—Graduate Diploma; GC—Graduate Certificate; FT—Full-time; PT—Part-time; yr/s—year/s                        36
     research


                                                       Centre for design                                Creative media
        art and design                                 DR048
                                                       MR056
                                                                Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
                                                                Master of Design
                                                                                                        DR062     Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
                                                                                                        City
                                                       City
                                                                                                        The PhD is available to those wishing
                                                       Centre for Design (CfD) encourages master        to carry out research in the disciplines
                                                       and doctoral research that investigates the      covered by RMIT’s School of Media and
                                                       environmental performance of products,           Communication. The School has research
                                                       services and buildings, and the pursuit of       expertise in animation and interactive media,
                                                       sustainability outcomes through enhanced         photography, creative writing, multimedia,
                                                       practice, policy and capacity. Research may      screenwriting, and film and television
                                                       be undertaken in project or thesis mode.         production. At doctoral level, degrees engage
                                                       CfD undertakes a wide range of applied           with world-standard research communities.
                                                       research with a strong environmental             Applicants are expected to have a capacity
                                                       sustainability focus for government, non-        for independent intellectual research in the
                                                       government and commercial organisations.         proposed field of study. Research implies a
                                                       It offers collaborative research opportunities   formal academic process that investigates,
                                                       in a team environment which links to             analyses and contributes original knowledge
     Animation and interactive media                   these research projects across four areas;       to that field of study.
                                                       sustainable built environments; sustainable      Duration: 4 yrs FT or 8 yrs PT
     MR064     Master of Arts
                                                       materials; products and packaging; and life      Contact: Dr Les Horvat, program director—
     City
                                                       cycle assessment.                                higher degrees by research
     The Master of Arts (AIM) is available to
                                                       Duration: M: 2 yrs FT or 4 yrs PT                tel. 9925 3804, fax: 9925 3809
     candidates who are engaged in a quest for
                                                       PhD: 4 yrs FT or 8 yrs PT.                       email: les.horvat@rmit.edu.au
     new knoledge within the fields of interactive
                                                       Contact: Dr Ralph Horne, program director
     media, animation and the cinematic arts
                                                       tel. 9925 3485, email: ralph.horne@rmit.edu.au
     through creative, technical and intellectual                                                       Fashion
     investigation in ways that influence and define
                                                       Communication design                             MR067     Master of Arts
     the mediums future. A rich and diverse range                                                       MR070     Master of Technology
     of research projects is undertaken in areas       MR059    Master of Design                        City
     such as: experimental animation techniques;
                                                       City                                             The Master of Arts offers candidates the
     networked and real-time environments; digital
     moving image synthesis; database-driven           The Master of Design by research usually         opportunity to undertake research relevant
     content; computer-mediated performance            centres around the investigation of your         to the theory and/or practice of design for
     and interactive documentation.                    selected topic. The bias of this degree is       apparel or related areas, including future
                                                       toward studio projects (rather than by thesis)   directions for the fashion industry. The Master
     Duration: 2 yrs FT or 4 yrs PT
                                                       with an emphasis on relating design research     of Technology is designed for those students
     Contact: Dr Les Horvat, program director—
                                                       to contemporary professional practice and        who wish to pursue studies relating design to
     higher degrees by research
                                                       the creative process within the fields of        technological advances in fashion or related
     tel. 9925 3804, fax: 9925 3809
                                                       communication, interaction, graphic and          industries.
     email: les.horvat@rmit.edu.au
                                                       media design.                                    Duration: 2 yrs FT or 4 yrs PT
                                                       Duration: 2 yrs FT or 3–4 yrs PT                 Contact: Robyn Healy, program coordinator
     Animation and interactive media                   Contact: Dr Brian Morris                         tel. 9925 3894, email: robyn.healy@rmit.edu.au
     Refer to creative media         on this page      postgraduate research coordinator
                                                       tel. 9925 3882, fax: 9639 1685                   Fashion
                                                       email: brian.morris@rmit.edu.au
                                                                                                        Refer to architecture and design    page 35




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art and desIgn                                                                                                                          research


Fine art                                            Furniture design                                 Textile design
DR057     Doctor of Fine Art (DFA)                  Refer to                            page 35      MR068       Master of Arts
City                                                                                                 Brunswick
This doctorate is designed for artists                                                               The Master of Arts by research offers you the
with advanced professional experience               Industrial design                                opportunity to undertake research by thesis
and appropriate academic qualifications                                                              or project in the discipline areas of history
                                                    Refer to                            page 35
who want to extend their capacity and                                                                and philosophy of textile design, surface
performance in a chosen fine art studio.                                                             pattern design, constructed and non-woven
Demand for this type of doctorate comes                                                              textile design and trend forecasting.
from practitioners who have a significant           Interior design
                                                                                                     Duration: 2 yrs FT or 4 yrs PT
exhibition and research record and who have         Refer to                            page 36      Contact: Jane Conway, tel. 9925 9488
previously completed an appropriate Master                                                           email: jane.conway@rmit.edu.au
of Fine Art (by coursework) or honours
degree (or equivalent). The mode of study           Photography
includes workshops; lectures, presentations
                                                                                                     Textiles
and seminars; required general reading and          MR060      Master of Arts                        MR069       Master of Technology
research of relevant literature in the field; and   City                                             Brunswick
supervised professional practice.                   Over the last several years, this degree         This degree is designed for students who
Duration: 4 yrs FT or 8 yrs PT                      has grown significantly. In all areas of         wish to pursue studies in textile technology
Contact: Associate Professor Lesley                 research, ranging from master by research        including digital printing of textiles, textile
Duxbury, tel. 9925 2378                             to PhD, you will pursue the highest levels of    manufacturing technology, technical textiles,
email: lesley.duxbury@rmit.edu.au                   innovation. At its core, the research of the     CAD/CAM applications in textiles, fabric
                                                    group is anchored in the study of the image:     engineering and yarn development. Research
Fine art                                            photography. Depending on the nature of the      degrees in textile technology provide training
                                                    field of interest, the outcome of the research   in research techniques and methodologies.
MR058     Master of Arts                            may be a project or a thesis.                    You make a direct contribution to the
City                                                Duration: 2 yrs FT or 4 yrs PT                   advancement of knowledge in a particular
You may pursue research by project or thesis        Contact: Debra Dameron, administrative           subject area.
in any of the fine art studios of painting,         officer (postgraduate and research)              Duration: 2 yrs FT or 4 yrs PT
printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, gold and          tel. 9925 2670, fax: 9925 3809                   Contact: Jane Conway, tel. 9925 9488
silversmithing, drawing, fine art photography,      email: debra.dameron@rmit.edu.au                 email: jane.conway@rmit.edu.au
sound, and media arts. You are required
to undertake the Art Research Methods               Photography
course. The research degree culminates in an
                                                                                                     Textiles
assessment by external examiners, usually in        Refer to creative media             page 37      DR063       Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
the context of a formal one-person exhibition.                                                       Brunswick
Duration: 2 yrs FT or 4 yrs PT                                                                       The PhD is available to those wishing to
Contact: Associate Professor Lesley                 Photography—scientific                           carry out research in the disciplines covered
Duxbury, tel. 9925 2378                                                                              by RMIT’s School of Fashion and Textiles.
                                                    Refer to                            page 50
email: lesley.duxbury@rmit.edu.au                                                                    The school has research expertise in textile
                                                                                                     design: history and philosophy of textile
Fine art                                                                                             design, surface pattern design, constructed
                                                                                                     and non-woven textiles, textile forecast
DR041     Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)                                                                 research, digital printing of textiles; textile
City                                                                                                 technology: textile manufacturing technology;
You are able to pursue research in a chosen                                                          technical textiles: mainly its application in
field through a project and an exegesis                                                              automotive and medical textiles, CAD/CAM
of 20,000–40,000 words. The doctorate                                                                applications in textiles, fabric engineering,
culminates in an assessment by external                                                              and yarn development.
examiners, usually in the context of a formal                                                        Duration: 3 yrs FT or 6 yrs PT
one-person exhibition, installation or other                                                         Contact: Jane Conway, tel. 9925 9488
appropriate public presentation.                                                                     email: jane.conway@rmit.edu.au
Duration: 4 yrs FT or 8 yrs PT
Contact: Associate Professor Lesley
Duxbury, tel. 9925 2378
email: lesley.duxbury@rmit.edu.au




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                                                    Business                                         Business information systems
        business                                    DR053
                                                    MR081
                                                             Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
                                                             Master of Business
                                                                                                     DR048
                                                                                                     MR076
                                                                                                              Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
                                                                                                              Master of Business
                                                    City                                             City
                                                    Applications are welcomed from graduates         The major areas of research interest in
                                                    with a research interest in a range of aspects   business IT are digital economy, IT policy,
                                                    of business management, in particular:           mobile technologies, social networking
                                                    business ethics; business modelling;             technologies, human computer interaction,
                                                    business strategy; leadership; organisational    green IT, systems evaluation and modelling,
                                                    change; innovation and entrepreneurship.         knowledge management and supply chain
                                                    As part of the Master of Business and the        and logistics research. RMIT’s College of
                                                    Doctor of Philosophy, you are normally           Business has an interest in human-computer
                                                    required to complete a one semester              interaction (HCI) and in various aspects of
                                                    Business Research Methods course.                information management.
                                                    The research for a Master of Business            As part of the Master of Business and Doctor
                                                    must be undertaken competently and must          of Philosophy, you are normally required to
                                                    demonstrate a thorough understanding of,         complete a one-semester Business Research
     Accounting                                                                                      Methods course.
                                                    and result in a discernible contribution to,
     DR045    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)            the relevant field of study. The Doctor of       The research for a Master of Business
     MR072    Master of Business                    Philosophy requires a more substantial and       must be undertaken competently and must
     City                                           rigorous research project.                       demonstrate a thorough understanding of,
     The broad research specialisations covered     Duration: M: 2 yrs FT or 4 yrs PT                and result in a discernible contribution to,
     by accounting and law include accounting       PhD: 4 yrs FT or 8 yrs PT                        the relevant field of study. The Doctor of
     education, auditing, financial accounting,     Entrance requirements: Please refer to           Philosophy requires a more substantial and
     social and environmental accountability        the general entrance requirements outlined       rigorous research project.
     and reporting, corporate governance, and       on page 51. In addition, relevant work           Duration: M: 2 yrs FT or 4 yrs PT
     computer law.                                  experience is also taken into account for both   PhD: 4 yrs FT or 8 yrs PT
     As part of the Master of Business and the      programs.                                        Entrance requirements: Please refer to
     Doctor of Philosophy, you are normally         Contact: Business Research Office                the general entrance requirements outlined
     required to complete a one semester            tel. 9925 1408, fax: 9925 5595                   on page 51. In addition, it is expected that
     Business Research Methods course.              email: rdu@rmit.edu.au                           you will have completed an undergraduate
                                                                                                     degree in a business-related discipline.
     The research for a Master of Business
                                                                                                     Contact: Business Research Office
     must be undertaken competently and must
                                                                                                     tel. 9925 1408, fax: 9925 5595
     demonstrate a thorough understanding of,
                                                                                                     email: rdu@rmit.edu.au
     and result in a discernible contribution to,
     the relevant field of study. The Doctor of
     Philosophy requires a more substantial and
     rigorous research project.
     Duration: M: 2 yrs FT or 4 yrs PT
     PhD: 4 yrs FT or 8 yrs PT
     Entrance requirements: Please refer to
     the general entrance requirements outlined
     on page 51. In addition, it is expected that
     you will have completed an undergraduate
     degree in a business-related discipline.
     Contact: Business Research Office
     tel. 9925 1408, fax: 9925 5595
     email: rdu@rmit.edu.au
     www.rmit.edu.au/bus/research




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Economics and finance                            Duration: M: 2 yrs FT PhD: 4 yrs FT              Marketing
                                                 Entrance requirements: Please refer to
DR047     Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)             the general entrance requirements outlined       DR050    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
MR075     Master of Business                                                                      MR078    Master of Business
                                                 on page 51. In addition, relevant work
City                                                                                              City
                                                 experience is also taken into account for both
Broad research specialisations                   programs.                                        Specialisations available: branding,
covering economics and finance include           Contact: Business Research Office                product innovation, social marketing,
microeconomics, macroeconomics,                  tel. 9925 1408, fax: 9925 5595                   electronic marketing, services marketing,
econometrics, finance, capital markets and       email: rdu@rmit.edu.au                           macro marketing, integrated marketing
financial institutions, financial instruments,                                                    communications, sponsorship, business-to-
international monetary economics and                                                              business marketing, consumer behaviour,
                                                 Management
industrial economics.                                                                             customer behaviour, buyer behaviour, word
As part of the Master of Business and the        DR046    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)              of mouth, customer relationship management
Doctor of Philosophy, you are normally           MR073    Master of Business                      and service quality.
required to complete a one-semester              City                                             The principal aims of the PhD and master by
Business Research Methods course.                Applications are welcomed from graduates         research degrees are to foster knowledge
The research for a Master of Business            with a research interest in a range of aspects   and skills in graduates, equipping them to
must be undertaken competently and must          of business management, in particular            undertake independent research; to provide
demonstrate a thorough understanding of,         employment relations, entrepreneurship and       students with an opportunity to pursue a
and result in a discernible contribution to,     innovation, global business, logistics and       topic of interest; and to develop concepts
the relevant field of study. The Doctor of       supply chain and organisational behaviour        and to test theories, thereby making a
Philosophy requires a more substantial and       and theory.                                      significant contribution to knowledge.
rigorous research project.                       As part of the Master of Business and the        As part of the Master of Business and the
Duration: M: 2 yrs FT or 4 yrs PT                Doctor of Philosophy, you are normally           Doctor of Philosophy, you are normally
PhD: 4 yrs FT or 8 yrs PT                        required to complete a one-semester              required to complete a one-semester
Entrance requirements: Please refer to           Business Research Methods course.                Business Research Methods course. The
the general entrance requirements outlined                                                        research for a Master of Business must
                                                 The research for a Master of Business
on page 51. In addition, it is expected that                                                      be undertaken competently and must
                                                 must be undertaken competently and must
you will have completed an undergraduate                                                          demonstrate a thorough understanding of,
                                                 demonstrate a thorough understanding of,
degree in a business-related discipline.                                                          and result in a discernible contribution to,
                                                 and result in a discernible contribution to,
Contact: Business Research Office                                                                 the relevant field of study. The Doctor of
                                                 the relevant field of study. The Doctor of
tel. 9925 1408, fax: 9925 5595                                                                    Philosophy requires a more substantial and
                                                 Philosophy requires a more substantial and
email: rdu@rmit.edu.au                                                                            rigorous research project.
                                                 rigorous research project.
                                                                                                  Duration: M: 2 yrs FT or 4 yrs PT
                                                 Duration: M: 2 yrs FT or 4 yrs PT
                                                                                                  PhD: 4 yrs FT or 8 yrs PT
Logistics                                        PhD: 4 yrs FT or 8 yrs PT
                                                                                                  Entrance requirements: Please refer to
                                                 Entrance requirements: Please refer to
DR051     Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)                                                              the general entrance requirements outlined
                                                 the general entrance requirements outlined
MR079     Master of Business                                                                      on page 51. In addition, it is expected that
                                                 on page 51. In addition, it is expected that
City                                                                                              you will have completed an undergraduate
                                                 you will have completed an undergraduate
Broad research specialisations include                                                            degree in a business-related discipline.
                                                 degree in a business-related discipline, and
international logistics management, supply                                                        Contact: Business Research Office
                                                 relevant work experience is also taken into
chain analysis, logistics management, supply                                                      tel. 9925 1408, fax: 9925 5595
                                                 account for both programs.
chain management, logistics systems,                                                              email: rdu@rmit.edu.au
                                                 Contact: Business Research Office
e-business, entrepreneurship, family             tel. 9925 1408, fax: 9925 5595
business, tourism, and sustainability and        email: rdu@rmit.edu.au
commerce. PhD and master by research
degrees aim to foster knowledge and skills
in graduates, equipping them to undertake
independent research; to provide students
with an opportunity to pursue a topic of
interest; and to develop concepts and to
test theories, thereby making a significant
contribution to knowledge.
As part of the Master of Business and the
Doctor of Philosophy, you are normally
required to complete a one-semester
Business Research Methods course.
The research for a Master of Business
must be undertaken competently and must
demonstrate a thorough understanding of,
and result in a discernible contribution to,
the relevant field of study. The Doctor of
Philosophy requires a more substantial and
rigorous research project.


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                                                                                                         Computer science
        community                                         computing and                                  DR033
                                                                                                         MR047
                                                                                                                   Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
                                                                                                                   Master of Computer Science
        services and                                      information                                    City


        social sciences                                   technology                                     These degrees involve research into a
                                                                                                         specific area of computer science, such
                                                                                                         as distributed software, engineering and
                                                                                                         architecture, distributed systems and
                                                                                                         networking, information storage, analysis and
                                                                                                         retrieval, and intelligent systems. If you have
                                                                                                         no research experience, you will generally
                                                                                                         undertake the Graduate Certificate in
                                                                                                         Computer Science Research as a preliminary
                                                                                                         step for admission to the master and PhD
                                                                                                         research degrees. The development of in-
                                                                                                         depth knowledge demands a good standard
                                                                                                         of organisation and academic achievement.
     Social science                                    Business information systems                      You are expected to put forward your original
                                                                                                         ideas and support them with evidence.
     MR057    Master of Social Science                 Refer to                            page 39
                                                                                                         Completion involves submitting a thesis of
     City
                                                                                                         publishable quality for critical review by a
     RMIT’s School of Global Studies, Social                                                             panel of experts in the field of study. If you
     Science and Planning has a diversity of           Computer and network                              are a highly-competent ICT professional
     research interests and strengths, with a          engineering                                       and wish to explore the option of remaining
     particular focus on globalism, international                                                        full-employed whilst undertaking your PhD
                                                       DR023      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
     development, social policy, urban studies,                                                          in bursts, you should inquire about the
                                                       MR033      Master of Engineering
     and environment and planning. Areas of                                                              innovative industrial track of the PhD. This
                                                       City
     particular expertise include applied human                                                          is designed to meet the specific needs of
     rights, labour markets; workplace relations;      Researchers in network engineering have
                                                                                                         industry. It aims to close the gap between
     gender and work; housing; social work             expertise in the areas of telecommunications
                                                                                                         applied and industry research, through
     and practice; the social, political, economic     network design; network traffic management;
                                                                                                         projects aligned with organisational priorities.
     and environmental aspects of international        network reliability; optimal design of customer
                                                                                                         Flexibility takes into account the demands of
     development; socio-cultural dimensions of         queueing centres; modelling, performance
                                                                                                         full-time work and research. It is anticipated
     globalisation; community policy; sustainable      and design of advanced fixed and mobile
                                                                                                         that a project timetable will enable candidates
     development and environmental policy; and         networks; routing and planning of IP
                                                                                                         to alternate the time spent between RMIT’s
     social, political and gender theory.              networks.
                                                                                                         School of Computer Science and Information
     Duration: 2 yrs FT or 4 yrs PT                    Duration: M: 2 yrs FT or 4 yrs PT.                Technology and your employer. A significant
     Contact: Professor Pavla Miller                   PhD: 4 yrs FT or 8 yrs PT.                        component of the project will directly
     tel. 9925 8257, email: pavla.miller@rmit.edu.au   Contact: Professor Ian Burnett                    contribute to a solution addressing your
                                                       tel. 9925 2090, fax. 03 9925 2007                 employer’s research problems. Your PhD will
                                                       email: elecengresearch@rmit.edu.au                be liberated from commercial development
     Social science/social work/
                                                                                                         pressures under this optional track.
     planning
                                                                                                         Duration: M: 2 yrs FT or 4 yrs PT
     DR040    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)                                                                 PhD: 4 yrs FT or 8 yrs PT
     City                                                                                                Contact: Research programs administrator
     RMIT’s School of Global Studies, Social                                                             tel. 9925 2287, email: research@cs.rmit.edu.au
     Science and Planning has a diversity of
     research interests and strengths, with a
     particular focus on globalism, international
     development, social policy, urban
     studies, and environment and planning. Areas
     of particular expertise include applied human
     rights, labour markets; workplace relations;
     gender and work; housing; social work
     and practice; the social, political, economic
     and environmental aspects of international
     development; socio-cultural dimensions of
     globalisation; community policy; sustainable
     development and environmental policy; and
     social, political and gender theory.
     Duration: 4 yrs FT or 8 yrs PT
     Contact: Professor Pavla Miller
     tel. 9925 8257, email: pavla.miller@rmit.edu.au


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                                                                                               Aerospace engineering
  education                                       engineering                                  DR026
                                                                                               MR037
                                                                                                          Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
                                                                                                          Master of Engineering
                                                                                               Bundoora
                                                                                               Research is conducted in a wide range of
                                                                                               fields that underpin the design, development
                                                                                               and manufacturing of advanced aerospace
                                                                                               systems. These fields include aerodynamics,
                                                                                               design, propulsion, structures, advanced
                                                                                               materials, stability and control, maintenance
                                                                                               and operations, systems engineering,
                                                                                               engineering management and logistics.
                                                                                               Research topics are typically multidisciplinary
                                                                                               and can be industry based. Research
                                                                                               projects may be conducted at the Sir
                                                                                               Lawrence Wackett Aerospace Centre at
                                                                                               Port Melbourne.
Education                                       Advanced manufacturing                         Duration: M: 2 yrs FT or 4 yrs PT
DR015      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
                                                engineering                                    PhD: 4 yrs FT or 8 yrs PT
MR018      Master of Education (MEd)            DR000      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
                                                                                               Contact: Associate Professor Cees Bil
MR019      Master of Arts (MA)                  MR000      Master of Engineering               tel. 9645 4537, email: bil@rmit.edu.au
Bundoora                                        Bundoora
These degrees are awarded for a thesis          Master and doctorate by research degrees       Biomedical, electronic and
or project based on original research that      are conducted in a wide range of areas         communication engineering
contributes to knowledge in the broad           within the field of advanced manufacturing
area investigated. Some expertise areas                                                        DR023      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
                                                technology and systems. Research areas         MR033      Master of Engineering
include curriculum, educational processes       include computer integrated manufacturing,
                                                                                               City
and applied education. In the curriculum        design for manufacturing, forming and
area, there are strengths in arts education,    machining technology, high-speed               The research degree consists of three
mathematics education, literacy, health and     automation, robotics, laser technology,        main areas: biomedical, electronic, and
physical education, educational technology      polymeric and composite product                communication engineering. The academic
and teaching methods. The Doctor of             development, operations research, and          researchers in the biomedical area
Philosophy is awarded for a thesis or project   quality management in manufacturing.           have specific skills in biomedical signal
based on research that makes a substantial                                                     measurements and processing, electro-
                                                Duration: M: 2 yrs FT or 4 yrs PT
original contribution to an existing body of                                                   physiology, bioeffects of radio frequency
                                                PhD: 4 yrs FT or 8 yrs PT
knowledge.                                                                                     (RF) exposure, RF dosimetry; RF safety
                                                Contact: Dr Mehdi Mahdavian
Duration: M: 2 yrs FT or 4 yrs PT (each                                                        management; biomolecular modelling
                                                tel. 9925 6010
program).                                                                                      and biomolecular electronics, bioelectro
                                                email: mehdi.mahdavian@rmit.edu.au
PhD: A maximum of 4 yrs FT or 8 yrs PT.                                                        magnetism. The electronic engineering
Contact: Associate Professor Heather                                                           focuses on microelectronics and sensory
Fehring, tel. 9925 7840, fax: 9925 7184                                                        technology which includes development
email: heather.fehring@rmit.edu.au                                                             of chemical, physical and biosensors. The
                                                                                               communication researchers support a
                                                                                               range of multidisciplinary research degrees
                                                                                               and industry-related projects in integrated
                                                                                               optics, photonic systems, sensors,
                                                                                               microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)
                                                                                               and RF technology.
                                                                                               Duration: M: 2 yrs FT. PhD: 4 yrs FT
                                                                                               Contact: Professor Ian Burnett
                                                                                               tel. 9925 2090, fax. 03 9925 2007
                                                                                               email: elecengresearch@rmit.edu.au




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                    plane
         Safety
           boosT
             -ed
                           an innovative technology developed at rMIt university
                           could allow real-time monitoring of the structural health of
                           aircraft, enabling cracks in planes to be detected mid-flight.

     During his PhD canditure, Dr Caleb             Dr White, who worked on the research      The only engineer selected for the event,
     White has worked on developing a               with the Cooperative Research Centre      Caleb won the prize for Best Three
     technology that imitates the human             for Advanced Composite Structures         Minute Presentation at the Awards for
     nervous system’s ability to recognise          (CRC–ACS), has extended a monitoring      Excellence in Innovation, presented
     structural faults.                             system developed in Australia for metal   during a Gala Dinner in the Great Hall of
     Dr White, a research officer in RMIT’s         aircraft.                                 Parliament House.
     School of Aerospace, Mechanical and            His work has generated widespread         The prize capped off a week of
     Manufacturing Engineering, said the            interest, including from the European     exceptional achievement for Dr White,
     ability to monitor aircraft in real-time       Aeronautic Defence and Space              whose PhD was accepted the day
     would help flight and maintenance              Company (EADS).                           before the conference.
     crews.                                         Dr White was recently recognised as
     ‘Continuous health monitoring would            an outstanding early career scientist
     make flying safer and cheaper—it’s the         at the Cooperative Research Centres
     next step for tomorrow’s aircraft,’ he         Association’s annual conference in
     said.                                          Canberra, where he was one of just
     ‘If an aircraft is damaged by hitting a bird   eight researchers from around Australia
     on take-off, for example, this system          chosen to present.
     would raise the alarm instantly, giving the
     crew a crucial window of time to take
     any action.




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Chemical engineering                           Electrical energy
DR017
MR026
         Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
         Master of Applied Science
                                               and control engineering                             environment
                                               DR023      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
MR025    Master of Engineering                 MR033      Master of Engineering
City                                           City
Research degrees are conducted in a            The research degree is conducted in
wide range of areas relevant to chemical       two main fields: electrical power, and
engineering. Topics include rheology of        control engineering. Researchers in
complex fluids, multiphase mixtures, waste     power engineering are skilled in computer
treatment, process control, biochemical        simulations and analysis of power systems,
engineering, drinking water treatment,         renewable energy systems, power
pyrometallurgy, polymer processing, and        electronics, condition monitoring, energy
nanocomposites.                                management, electromagnetic interference
Duration: M: 2 yrs FT or 4 yrs PT (each        and compatibility, control and protection of
program)                                       power systems, microprocessor applications,
PhD: 4 yrs FT or 8 yrs PT                      micro machines and power quality.
Contact: Associate Professor Margaret          Researchers in control engineering have skills
Jollands, tel. 9925 2089, fax: 9925 3746       in fundamental research and application-         Environmental engineering
email: margaret.jollands@rmit.edu.au           oriented research.                               DR022    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
                                               Duration: M: 2 yrs FT or 4 yrs PT                MR032    Master of Engineering
Civil engineering                              PhD: 4 yrs FT or 8 yrs PT                        City
                                               Contact: Professor Ian Burnett                   Research interests in the environmental
DR019    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)            tel. 9925 2090, fax. 03 9925 2007
MR029    Master of Engineering                                                                  engineering discipline are: land degradation;
                                               email: elecengresearch@rmit.edu.au               environmental planning and policy;
City
                                                                                                composting; waste auditing, management
Research interests in the civil engineering
                                               Project management                               and minimisation; wastewater treatment;
discipline include construction materials,
                                                                                                sludge digestion, groundwater resource
high-strength high-performance                 Refer to                            page 36      management; hydrodynamics and stochastic
concrete, composite structures, design
                                                                                                modelling; eutrophication of waterways;
and construction techniques, structural
                                                                                                water conservation and recycling; life cycle
engineering, structural optimisation, finite   Mechanical engineering                           analysis; corrosion in sewerage systems;
element analysis, computational mechanics,
                                               DR025      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)            climate change; sustainable systems; air
geotechnical and foundation engineering
                                               MR035      Master of Engineering                 pollution; transport modelling and simulation;
including pile foundation, infrastructure
                                               Bundoora                                         intelligent transport systems; and traffic
project maintenance and management, roads
                                                                                                engineering.
and pavements, water systems engineering       Master and doctoral research degrees
                                               are aligned with discipline strengths in         Duration: M: 2 yrs FT or 4 yrs PT
and water resources and use of building
                                               the following main research areas: virtual       PhD: 4 yrs FT or 8 yrs PT
demolition waste in concrete, construction
                                               engineering and design, industrial and vehicle   Contact: Associate Professor Sujeeva
management and transport engineering.
                                               aerodynamics, conservation and renewable         Setunge, tel. 9925 2182
Duration: M: 2 yrs FT or 4 yrs PT
PhD: 4 yrs FT or 8 yrs PT                      energy (CARE), computational engineering
Contact: Professor Mike Xie                    (including CAD, FEA, CFD), applied heat
tel. 9925 3655, email: mike.xie@rmit.edu.au    and mass transfer, vehicle design and
                                               crashworthiness, engine and supercharger
                                               technologies, sports engineering, dynamics,
                                               vibration and control. These research areas
                                               particularly focus on the automotive and
                                               biomedical industry (including the sports
                                               equipment industry).
                                               Duration: M: 2 yrs FT or 4 yrs PT
                                               PhD: 4 yrs FT or 8 yrs PT
                                               Contact: Associate Professor
                                               Simon Watkins, tel. 9925 6084
                                               email: simon.watkins@rmit.edu.au




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                                                       Chinese medicine,                                 Laboratory medicine
       health and                                      chiropractic and osteopathy                       DR055
                                                                                                         MR083
                                                                                                                    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
                                                                                                                    Master of Applied Science
       medical                                         DR011
                                                       Bundoora
                                                                  Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
                                                                                                         Bundoora


       sciences                                        This doctorate provides opportunities for
                                                       practitioners in various complementary
                                                                                                         The multidisciplinary nature of laboratory
                                                                                                         medicine offers excellent opportunities
                                                       medicine disciplines and others with              to conduct leading-edge biotechnology
                                                       relevant qualifications, experience and           and biomedical research. The discipline
                                                       ability to contribute to the generation of        areas covered include pharmacology,
                                                       new knowledge, vital to the growth and            biochemistry, molecular biology, haematology,
                                                       development of the various complementary          histopathology, pathology and toxicology.
                                                       medicine professions. Students are required       Research degrees encompass most areas of
                                                       to demonstrate learning in scientific             human health and disease at a fundamental
                                                       technique and procedure and to make               and applied level.
                                                       a significant and original contribution to        Duration: M: 2 yrs FT or 4 yrs PT
                                                       knowledge in their field.                         PhD: 4 yrs FT or 8 yrs PT
                                                       Duration: 4 yrs FT or 8 yrs PT                    Contact: Dr Samantha Richardson
     Anatomy and physiology                                                                              tel. 9925 7075, fax: 9925 7063
                                                       Contact: Tel: 9925 7376, fax: 9925 7503
     DR010      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)             email: health-sciences@rmit.edu.au                email: medicalsciences@rmit.edu.au
     MR013      Master of Applied Science
     Bundoora
                                                       Chiropractic science                              Medical and health physics
     These degrees provide you with an
                                                       MR014      Master of Chiropractic Science         Refer to                              page 50
     opportunity to extend your studies in a
     specific area of interest within the broad        Bundoora
     fields of anatomy, cell biology and physiology.   This degree provides opportunities to
     Research ranges from projects using human         contribute to the chiropractic knowledge          Medical radiations science
     study areas through to cell and molecular         base by research in a wide range of areas         DR056      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
     based systems. Areas appropriate for              of interest to the chiropractic discipline and    MR084      Master of Applied Science
     study include cardiovascular disease,             profession. Applicants are selected with          Bundoora
     cardiovascular neuroscience, wound healing,       consideration to their area of research and
                                                                                                         The master degree is aimed at professional
     skin cancer, diabetes, exercise metabolism        the availability of supervisors with relevant
                                                                                                         development of the candidate, with particular
     and cell biology, including cell signalling.      expertise within RMIT.
                                                                                                         emphasis on research methodology
     Duration: M: 2 yrs FT. PhD: 4 yrs FT              Duration: 2 yrs FT or 4 yrs PT                    appropriate to the field of study, conducted
     Part-time applications will be considered.        Contact: Associate Professor Barbara Polus        by applying such methodology to a specified
     Contact: Dr Samantha Richardson                   tel. 9925 7376, fax: 9925 7503                    program of research under appropriate
     tel. 9925 7075, fax: 9925 7063                    email: health-sciences@rmit.edu.au                supervision.
     email: medicalsciences@rmit.edu.au
                                                                                                         The PhD provides training and higher
                                                       Human movement                                    education, with the aim of producing
     Chinese medicine                                                                                    graduates able to conduct research
                                                       DR012      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
                                                                                                         independently at the highest level of originality
     MR015      Master of Applied Science              MR017      Master of Applied Science
                                                                                                         and quality.
     Bundoora                                          Bundoora
                                                                                                         Duration: M: 2 yrs FT or 4 yrs PT
     This degree is designed to provide specialist     These degrees provide you with an
                                                                                                         PhD: 4 yrs FT or 8 yrs PT
     postgraduate study in research including          opportunity to extend your studies in a
                                                                                                         Contact: Dr Samantha Richardson
     extensive original research and a thesis which    specific area of interest. Research areas
                                                                                                         tel. 9925 7075, fax: 9925 7063
     is examined by external examiners. The major      appropriate for study include physical activity
                                                                                                         email: medicalsciences@rmit.edu.au
     research focus includes systematic reviews        and disability, motor skill development and
     and clinical trials on Chinese herbal medicine    control, growth and development, exercise
     and acupuncture in the management of              physiology, exercise metabolism, and
     clinical conditions such as hayfever, insomnia,   measurement of exercise behaviour.
     tension headaches and chronic pain.               Duration: M: 2 yrs FT or 4 yrs PT
     Duration: 2 yrs FT or 4 yrs PT                    PhD: 4 yrs FT or 8 yrs PT
     Entrance requirements: Applicants require         Contact: Dr Samantha Richardson
     a strong background in Chinese medicine           tel. 9925 7075, fax: 9925 7063
     (includes acupuncture). Contact RMIT’s            email: medicalsciences@rmit.edu.au
     School of Health Sciences for information.
     Contact: Tel. 9925 7376, fax: 9925 7503
     email: health-sciences@rmit.edu.au




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                          tuMour                     re-
                                                    search
                                                  hope
                                                                                                             offeRS




                            rMIt university researchers are collaborating with the
                            st Vincent’s Institute in the search for new treatments for
                            a rare children’s cancer, osteosarcoma.


Researchers from RMIT’s School of           ‘But because we know so little about         ‘We hope the researchers at St Vincent’s
Medical Sciences, led by Dr Janine          it, the cancer is usually only diagnosed     will be able to use the fundamental
Danks, have begun examining samples         when a patient feels some pain – and         information we provide to find new
of tumours in an effort to understand       this occurs only when the cancer has         therapeutic targets.’
the genetic basis of the cancer.            actually spread.’                            The work being conducted at
Dr Danks said treatment for                 Dr Danks and her team are collaborating      RMIT would usually take months of
osteosarcoma had not changed in more        with St Vincent’s stem cell specialist, Dr   painstaking effort but researchers
than 30 years and little was known          Carl Walkley, on the research.               have developed a high through-put
about it.                                   The researchers are using sophisticated      method using Leica BondMax—a fully
‘Osteosarcoma is the most common            Leica instruments and specialised            automated immunohistochemistry (IHC)
form of bone tumour in children but it is   techniques to detect aberrant gene           and “in-situ” hybridisation (ISH) staining
quite rare – only about 170 people are      expression in tissue samples of              system – which will enable samples to
diagnosed with the disease in Australia     osteosarcoma tumours.                        be tested in a relatively short time.
each year.                                  ‘Part of the reason this cancer is so        Dr Danks said the special process
‘Early diagnosis of osteosarcoma            difficult to diagnose is that it affects a   developed at the Comparative
is crucial because once it has              broad range of genes, compared with          Endocrinology Lab could also be
metastasised, the survival rate is about    breast cancer which, for example, has        used to improve diagnostic tests for
20 per cent.                                an effect on a narrower range.               osteosarcoma.




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     research                                                                                               health and MedIcal scIences


     Nursing                                            Osteopathic science                                Psychology
     MR010      Master of Nursing                       MR016      Master of Osteopathic Science           DR058      Doctor of Psychology
     DR009      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)              Bundoora                                           Bundoora
     Bundoora
                                                        This degree provides the opportunity for           A central aim of this doctorate is to
     The Master of Nursing by research enables          you to undertake a supervised program of           provide training that effectively prepares
     nurses to demonstrate a high level of              research within the discipline of osteopathy.      you for professional practice as a clinical
     academic achievement and scholarship               The original work contributes to the               psychologist. In addition, graduates of
     through the generation of an independent           knowledge base of the profession, while you        the Doctor of Psychology are prepared
     piece of research. Subject to the availability     develop professional research skills.              for leadership roles within professional
     of places, supervision can be provided in          Duration: 2 yrs FT or 4 yrs PT                     psychology. You will be trained and expected
     a number of strategic priority areas using         Contact: Tel. 9925 7376, fax: 9925 7503            to work according to the scientist–practitioner
     pertinent research methodologies. PhD              email: health-sciences@rmit.edu.au                 model. The doctorate is cognitive–
     supervision can be provided in a number of                                                            behavioural in orientation.
     strategic research priority areas including                                                           Duration: 3 yrs FT
     public health (with an emphasis on women’s         Psychology
                                                                                                           Entrance requirements: An Australian
     health/culturally diverse populations), health     DR002      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)              Psychological Society approved fourth
     services (with an emphasis on health, human        MR002      Master of Applied Science               year of study in psychology, with results
     rights, patient safety, human bioethics and        Bundoora and City                                  equivalent to a first class honours (H1, 80%
     cultural competency in health care), mental                                                           or above). Applicants must satisfactorily
                                                        Research supervision can be offered in
     health (focus on risk management therapeutic                                                          complete a formal assessment interview and
                                                        applied cognitive psychology, applied human
     interventions for suicide and patient agitation)                                                      demonstrate a high level of English language
                                                        psychobiology, clinical and health psychology
     nursing (acute care), and midwifery (focus                                                            proficiency (i.e., equivalent to a minimum
                                                        (child, adolescent and adult), parenting skills,
     on human lactation, midwifery practice,                                                               score of 8.0 in each of the four components
                                                        forensic psychology, educational psychology,
     education, continuity of care, midwifery                                                              in the International English Language Testing
                                                        developmental, cross-cultural psychology,
     models, and care of childbearing women                                                                System (IELTS) examination). Applicants
                                                        and the psychology of teaching and learning.
     post serious illness).                                                                                must submit two confidential referee reports.
                                                        Duration: M: 2 yrs FT or 4 yrs PT
     PhD supervision can be provided in a wide                                                             Applications are strongly encouraged by
                                                        PhD: 4 yrs FT or 8 yrs PT
     range of areas and in a variety of theoretical                                                        mid-October.
                                                        Contact: Associate Professor John Reece
     traditions and research methodologies.                                                                Contact: Associate Professor David Smith
                                                        tel. 9925 7376, fax: 9925 7503
     Duration: M: 2 yrs FT or 4 yrs PT                  email: health-sciences@rmit.edu.au                 tel. 9925 7376, fax: 9925 7503
     PhD: 4 yrs FT or 8 yrs PT                                                                             email: health-sciences@rmit.edu.au
     Contact: Associate Professor Phil Maude
     tel. 9925 7376, fax: 9925 7503
     email: health-sciences@rmit.edu.au




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                                                                                                                                    research


                                                Communication studies                            Creative writing
   Media and                                    MR071    Master of Arts                          MR066     Master of Arts

   communication                                City
                                                RMIT’s School of Media and Communication
                                                                                                 City
                                                                                                 This research degree is designed to help
                                                has research expertise in the following areas:   you define your work within the literary
                                                media and cultural theory; media industries;     or cinematic field, and situate it within
                                                government communications policy; new            theoretical, historical, artistic, and industrial
                                                communications technology; the role of           frameworks. You will also be encouraged to
                                                communication in political, cultural, social     develop and explore the professional tools
                                                and economic change; communications              needed to write scripts and major works for
                                                and Australian culture; cinema, journalism       publication in a variety of media—print, film,
                                                and public opinion; communications history;      TV, web-based and so on.
                                                literature; music and popular culture; radio     Duration: 2 yrs FT or 4 yrs PT
                                                and television broadcasting; community           Contact: Dr Les Horvat, program director—
                                                and alternative media; Asian media and           higher degrees by research
                                                culture; public relations and organisation       tel. 9925 3804, fax: 9925 3809
                                                communications; organisational adaptation        email: les.horvat@rmit.edu.au
Animation and interactive media                 and change; issues management; and
                                                                                                 You might also be interested in...
Refer to creative media             page 37     communication in the international
                                                marketplace.                                     » Creative media (page 37)
                                                Duration: 2 yrs FT or 4 yrs PT
Applied communication                           Contact: Dr Les Horvat, program director—
                                                higher degrees by research
DR044    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)             tel. 9925 3804, fax: 9925 3809
City                                            email: les.horvat@rmit.edu.au
Communications and media research
may be undertaken through thesis writing
or through practice- or project-based
methodology. Doctoral research is offered
in the following general fields: cultural
studies, media studies, advertising, public
relations and public information campaigns,
graphic design, communication design,
media design, interaction design, journalism,
political communication, organisational
communication, Asian media and culture,
transcultural communication, new
communications technologies, cinema
studies, media and cultural policy, news
studies, communications history, community
and alternative media, philosophy and
communication, and general areas of
communications and cultural theory.
Duration: 4 yrs FT or 8 yrs PT
Contact: Dr Les Horvat, program director—
higher degrees by research
tel. 9925 3804, fax: 9925 3809
email: les.horvat@rmit.edu.au




Legend: PhD—Doctor of Philosophy; M—Master; GD—Graduate Diploma; GC—Graduate Certificate; FT—Full-time; PT—Part-time; yr/s—year/s                    48
     research


                                                      Applied chemistry                                 Food science
       science                                        DR028
                                                      MR039
                                                                Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
                                                                Master of Applied Science
                                                                                                        DR032    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
                                                                                                        City
                                                      City
                                                                                                        There is a high rate of successful completion
                                                      RMIT’s School of Applied Sciences                 of this doctorate. Graduates have gained
                                                      occupies new, purpose-built and well-             employment in significant research and
                                                      equipped facilities. A wide range of analytical   commercial organisations. Areas of research
                                                      instrumentation is available for                  in food science include nutrition; functional
                                                      research, teaching and consultancy work.          foods, including probiotics and prebiotics;
                                                      There is a large group of research staff and      non-thermal food processing technologies;
                                                      students with success in collaborations,          texture and rheology of foods; drying of
                                                      funding and research publications. Research       foods; food microbiology and safety.
                                                      is carried out in modern and dedicated            Duration: 4 yrs FT or 8 yrs PT
                                                      laboratories with areas allocated to major        Contact: Dr Frank Sherkat
                                                      research directions: materials chemistry          tel. 9925 2130, fax: 9925 5241
                                                      (microtechnologies, inorganic, catalysts,         email: frank.sherkat@rmit.edu.au
                                                      organic synthesis, functional surfaces
     Applied biology and biotechnology                and polymer science), and environmental
                                                      and analytical science (Gippsland Lakes           Food technology
     DR054      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
     MR082      Master of Applied Science             Catchment Authority, separation science,          MR045    Master of Applied Science
     Bundoora
                                                      occupational health and safety). Expertise        City
                                                      in molecular modelling and chemometrics
     These degrees are designed to provide                                                              Areas of focus include nutrition; functional
                                                      has found applications spanning these main
     specialist postgraduate training in research                                                       foods, including probiotics and prebiotics;
                                                      research fields. Research graduates are
     and includes extensive work on original                                                            non-thermal food processing technologies;
                                                      highly employable in significant research
     research and the presentation of a thesis for                                                      texture and rheology of foods; drying of
                                                      organisations.
     external assessment. The degree requires                                                           foods; food microbiology and safety.
                                                      Duration: M: 2 yrs FT or 4 yrs PT
     you to show mastery of scientific techniques                                                       Duration: 2 yrs FT or 4 yrs PT
                                                      PhD: 4 yrs FT or 8 yrs PT
     in your area of specialisation. If you do                                                          Contact: Dr Frank Sherkat
                                                      Contact: Associate Professor Helmut Hugel
     not have previous research experience,                                                             tel. 9925 2130, fax: 9925 5241
                                                      tel. 9925 2626
     you are required to complete a research                                                            email: frank.sherkat@rmit.edu.au
                                                      email: helmut.hugel@rmit.edu.au
     methods study area. Most research within
     this discipline uses molecular approaches
                                                      Applied physics                                   Geospatial science
     for the diagnosis and synthesis of solutions
     for disease and environmental problems.                                                            DR031    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
                                                      DR029     Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
     Facilities are based in the modern, purpose-                                                       MR044    Master of Applied Science
                                                      MR040     Master of Applied Science
     built biosciences building. The discipline has   MR041     Master of Technology                    City
     a large and active group of research staff and   City                                              Research can be undertaken in a wide range
     students whose research is funded externally                                                       of areas including surveying, multimedia
     and who have active collaboration with           These degrees offer intensive development
                                                      of specialist knowledge and research              cartography, satellite positioning, land and
     industry. Research graduates have a high                                                           geographic information systems (LIS/GIS),
     completion rate and are highly employable,       ability within a designated field of study.
                                                      Current areas of expertise include computer       photogrammetry, remote sensing, sustainable
     with many offered employment before                                                                development and resource management.
     graduation in prestigious organisations.         simulation of atomic and molecular systems;
                                                      ion beam and radiation physics in industry        Duration: M: 2 yrs FT or 4 yrs PT
     Duration: M: 2 yrs FT or 4 yrs PT                                                                  PhD: 4 yrs FT or 8 yrs PT
                                                      and medicine; optical techniques for
     PhD: 4 yrs FT or 8 yrs PT                                                                          Contact: Dr David Fraser
                                                      measurement and sensing applications;
     Contact: Associate Professor Ann Lawrie                                                            tel. 9925 3265
                                                      environmental, industrial and building
     tel. 9925 7157, fax: 9925 7110                                                                     email: david.fraser@rmit.edu.au
                                                      acoustics; applied and environmental
     email: aclawrie@rmit.edu.au
                                                      geophysics; soft condensed matter physics;
                                                      biophysics and materials science, nano-
                                                      science and technology; applied physics
                                                      and instrumentation.
                                                      Duration: M: 2 yrs FT or 4 yrs PT (each
                                                      program)
                                                      PhD: 4 yrs FT or 8 yrs PT
                                                      Contact: Associate Professor Peter Daivis
                                                      tel. 9925 3393, fax: 9925 5290
                                                      email: peter.daivis@rmit.edu.au




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scIence                                                                                                                        research


Mathematics                                        Photography—scientific
DR030     Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)               DR029      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
MR043     Master of Applied Science                MR040      Master of Applied Science
City                                               City
The research interests of RMIT’s School            Master and PhD degrees are available to
of Mathematical and Geospatial Sciences            qualified individuals who wish to pursue a
cover a wide range of areas including              research project with applications in the
algebraic coding theory and applications           areas of industrial and scientific photography,
to digital communications, aerodynamics            including technical, electronic, digital and
and computational mechanics, numerical             multimedia, education and communication.
analysis, computational fluid dynamics,            A wide scope of imaging projects will be
mathematical modelling, perturbation               considered. The projects are self-initiated
techniques, lubrication theory, non-               but undertaken under the supervision of an
Newtonian fluids, Walsh function analysis          academic staff member.
and computational algorithms, optimisation,        Duration: M: 2 yrs FT or 4 yrs PT
control theory, mathematical programming,          PhD: 4 yrs FT or 8 yrs PT
and resource modelling.                            Contact: Associate Professor Gale Spring
Duration: M: 2 yrs FT or 4 yrs PT                  tel. 9925 2835, fax: 9925 5240
PhD: 4 yrs FT or 8 yrs PT                          email: gale.spring@rmit.edu.au
Contact: Associate Professor John
Shepherd, tel. 9925 2587, fax: 9925 2454,          Statistics and operations research
email: jshep@rmit.edu.au
                                                   DR003      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
                                                   MR003      Master of Applied Science
Medical and health physics
                                                   City
MR042     Master of Applied Science                The research interests of RMIT’s School
City                                               of Mathematical and Geospatial Science
This degree provides appropriate training          cover a wide range of areas in statistics and
for physicists involved with radiotherapy,         operations research, including survival data
diagnostic medical procedures and health           analysis, multivariate statistics, exploratory
physics. The degree is composed of                 data analysis, financial mathematics,
approximately two-thirds research project          game theory, fuzzy sets, mathematical
and one-third coursework. The research             modelling and simulation of real systems,
project in an area of medical or health physics    time series, sequential analysis, software
is examined by thesis. The coursework is           reliability, statistical quality control, stochastic
vocationally relevant to radiotherapy and          modelling.
health physics. This degree is accredited by       Duration: M: 2 yrs FT or 4 yrs PT
the Australasian College of Physical Scientists    PhD: 4 yrs FT or 8 yrs PT
and Engineers in Medicine (ACPSEM) as              Contact: Professor Panlop Zeephongsekul
part of its accreditation scheme for radiation     tel. 9925 3224, fax: 9925 2454
oncology medical physicists. All applicants        email: panlopz@rmit.edu.au
should contact the program coordinator to          You might also be interested in...
discuss their eligibility and a desired research
project.                                           » Business (pages 39–40)
Duration: 2 yrs FT or 4 yrs PT
A significant component of the coursework is
undertaken via flexible delivery.
Contact: Dr Rick Franich
tel. 9925 3990, fax: 9925 5290




Legend: PhD—Doctor of Philosophy; M—Master; GD—Graduate Diploma; GC—Graduate Certificate; FT—Full-time; PT—Part-time; yr/s—year/s         50
     research


                                                                                 » Offshore International Students—you will be studying outside of
       entrance requIreMents                                                       Australia and do not fall into any of the above categories.
                                                                                 www.rmit.edu.au/research/hdr/application
     There are minimum entry requirements for master by research                 All other applicants are considered Onshore International Applicants
     and doctoral degrees. Due to strong competition for places,                 and must apply through RMIT’s International Services division.
     preference may be given to applicants with more than the minimum
                                                                                 www.rmit.edu.au/programs/international
     requirements.
     All applicants need to find a supervisor with similar research interests
     as themselves and discuss a research project proposal with them.              scholarshIps
     The research proposal must be included in your application.
     Refer to contact details under each program or
     www.rmit.edu.au/research/hdr/supervisors                                    Applications for the following scholarships, which provide a living
                                                                                 allowance, are open to Australian and New Zealand citizens and
     Master                                                                      permanent residents of Australia who have completed four years of
     A first degree of RMIT with at least a credit average in the final          undergraduate study (or equivalent) at a high level of achievement.
     undergraduate year; or a qualification deemed equivalent by RMIT
                                                                                 Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA)
     to a first degree of RMIT with at least a credit average in the final
     undergraduate year; or evidence of experience which satisfies RMIT          Funded by the Australian Government, APAs are awarded to
     that the applicant has developed knowledge of the field of study            applicants undertaking a research master or doctoral degree on
     sufficient to undertake the proposed degree.                                the basis of academic excellence and research potential. All award
     Note: Some degrees may require evidence of other qualifications             holders are allocated a government funded Research Training
     or experience. Refer to the contact listed under individual degree          Scheme (RTS) place.
     entries before applying.                                                    APAs have an annual value of $22,500 (2010 rate) when enrolled
                                                                                 full-time for two years in a master degree or three years in a doctoral
     PhD                                                                         degree. Part-time scholarships are available, but certain restrictions
     A degree of master by research at RMIT; or a degree of master               do apply.
     by coursework at RMIT which includes a research degree with a
                                                                                 www.rmit.edu.au/research/apa
     duration of at least one semester full-time (or part-time equivalent); or
     a bachelor degree at RMIT with first class honours or upper second          Scholarship applications must reach the Graduate Research Office by
     class honours (or another award as deemed equivalent); and such             no later than 31 October of the year preceding the one for which the
     qualifications or experience as RMIT considers appropriate.                 scholarship is sought.
     Note: Some programs may require evidence of other qualifications            For information on more research scholarship opportunities, refer to
     or experience. Refer to the contact listed under individual program         the contact details listed under each program in this publication, or
     entries before applying.                                                    contact the Graduate Research Office:
                                                                                 Graduate Research Office
                                                                                 Tel. 9925 8355
       applyIng                                                                  Fax: 9925 4089
                                                                                 Email: gro@rmit.edu.au
                                                                                 www.rmit.edu.au/research/hdr/scholarships
     Application for candidature involves three steps. A brief outline is
     below. Contact the Graduate Research Office for detailed information.
     1. Find a program and confirm eligibility                                     Money Matters
     The entry requirements for each program are listed in this publication.
     To discuss your eligibility, contact the RMIT staff member listed under     If you are an Australian citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or New
     individual program entries.                                                 Zealand citizen you may be eligible for a Higher Degree by Research
                                                                                 (HDR) place where your tuition costs are funded by the Australian
     2. Seek academic advice
                                                                                 Government and you therefore have full exemption from tuition fees.
     Once you have decided on the higher degree by research (HDR) you            RMIT also offers research places on a fee-paying basis. For more
     are interested in, you should discuss potential research topics, the        information on fee-paying places please contact the relevant RMIT
     availability of suitable supervisors, and an initial research proposal      School to which you are applying. Program fees may vary according
     directly with your prospective supervisors and/or with the HDR              to the courses chosen and fees are invoiced on a semester basis.
     coordinator in the relevant School.                                         RMIT reserves the right to adjust fees on an annual basis but no fee
     www.rmit.edu.au/research/hdr/supervisors                                    increases will exceed the annual increase cap of 7.5%.
     3. Complete and submit the application form and supporting                  Students may also be required to purchase specified textbooks and
     documents                                                                   equipment, and cover the costs of field trips, excursions, etc. Further
                                                                                 information is available from the relevant program contact listed.
     If you fit one of the following categories of applicants for higher
     degree by research places and key scholarship(s), then you can apply        www.rmit.edu.au/programs/fees
     through the Graduate Research Office.                                       Acceptance in a HDR place is very competitive and places are
     » Australian Citizens—you should provide a certified copy of your           granted on the condition that you meet annual progress requirements
         birth certificate, Australian citizenship certificate or passport.      and complete within the allotted time for your program and your
                                                                                 status as a part-time or full-time candidate.
     » Australian Permanent Residents and New Zealand Citizens—you
       should provide certified copies of your passport and visa label.          www.rmit.edu.au/research/gro




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campuses
The University is a place             City campus                                       RMIT International University Vietnam
for communication among               La Trobe Street
                                                                                        RMIT’s two Vietnam campuses, based
                                      Melbourne VIC 3000
individuals, building mastery of                                                        in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, boast
                                      Melway ref: Map 2B, E12
                                                                                        a fast-growing population of more than
environments and fostering cultural
                                      RMIT City campus occupies a friendly and          5000 students. RMIT’s MBA is offered
understanding.                        culturally vibrant section in the heart of        at both campuses.
                                      Melbourne’s CBD, and extends to include a
RMIT has three Melbourne              bustling precinct for Business students on
                                                                                        Students come from a range of countries
campuses—City, Bundoora and                                                             including the USA, Germany, France, Russia,
                                      Bourke Street and Queen Street. In the midst
                                                                                        Singapore, Malaysia, South Africa, China,
Brunswick—several sites around        of galleries, restaurants and bars, and close
                                                                                        Korea and, of course, Australia.
                                      to the State Library and the Queen Victoria
Victoria and two campuses in
                                      Market, students have access to a unique          All programs are delivered in English in
Vietnam.                              academic and social environment.                  modern, innovative settings.
                                                                                        www.rmit.edu.vn
                                      Brunswick campus
                                      Dawson Street                                     Special places exist for RMIT students
                                      Brunswick VIC 3056                                from Australia to study at RMIT Vietnam
                                      Melway ref: Map 29, F8                            through exchange.
                                      The Brunswick campus is just five kilometres
                                      from the centre of the city and enjoys
                                      spacious surroundings. It is a relaxed,
City campus                           friendly haven featuring modern facilities. The
                                      campus is a few minutes walk from Sydney
                                      Road, a multicultural area with a huge variety
                                      of specialty shops, restaurants, cafés
                                      and markets.




Brunswick campus
                                      Bundoora campus
                                      Plenty Road
                                      Bundoora VIC 3083
                                                                                        RMIT is
                                      Melway ref: Map 10, A7
                                                                                           one of Australia’s
                                                                                        largest institutions
                                      RMIT’s Bundoora campus is a modern
                                      centre of learning with bold architecture in a
                                      tree-studded setting. Located 18 kilometres
                                      north-east of Melbourne’s city centre, the
                                      campus offers high-tech study facilities and      of higher                learning,
                                      popular sporting amenities.
Bundoora campus west
                                                                                                  with more than
                                                                                        70,000
                                                                                           students studying
RMIT Vietnam                                                                            in Australia and overseas.
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                                                                 sTUdenT
                                                                                   servi-
                                                                                    ces
         RMIT University offers a wide range of services, facilities
         and resources. The aim is to enhance the experience of
         postgraduate students by creating opportunities for involvement
         and new experiences and for building skills at RMIT.

     Career Development and Employment                                             Postgraduate Association
     Career Development and Employment service assists RMIT students               The RMIT Postgraduate Association (RPA) provides advocacy, academic,
     achieve successful employment outcomes and develop effective                  social and welfare services exclusively to postgraduate students. RPA
     career management skills. Services include: careers counselling               has many facilities freely available including a computer lab on the City
     and advice; resume checking; assistance with job applications and             campus with PCs and Macs and a large printer for use 24 hours a day,
     interviews; and the RMIT e-Jobs database.                                     plus a student lounge with free tea and coffee, newspapers, fridge,
     www.rmit.edu.au/careers                                                       microwave, TV and DVD, a quiet study room and a meeting room.
                                                                                   www.rpa.rmit.edu.au
     Childcare
                                                                                   RMIT University Library
     RMIT supports quality childcare in pleasant environments at two
     centres for children of students and staff and the general community.         RMIT University Library is integral to postgraduate and research programs
     Experienced staff offer programs that meet individual needs,                  at RMIT. RMIT students have 24-hour access to most e-resources
     differences and interests. Places are limited. If a place is not available,   off-campus, and on-campus during University and library opening hours.
     assistance will be provided in seeking alternative arrangements.              More than 300 databases are available.
     www.rmit.edu.au/ssg/childcare                                                 Develop your research skills by contacting your liaison librarian who
     Disability Liaison                                                            is an expert in finding information in a specific field. The library also
                                                                                   provides in-person, telephone and email reference services for your
     If you have a disability or medical condition, getting ready for study        convenience. www.rmit.edu.au/library/postgraduates
     means thinking about accessibility. Once you’re prepared, it’s
     time to enjoy the learning experiences RMIT offers. Just make an              Study tips
     appointment with a disability adviser on campus to get started.               All postgraduate students are encouraged to utilise the resources of
     Tel. 03 9925 1089 (all campuses), TTY: 03 9925 3676                           RMIT’s Study and Learning Centre. There’s help to increase your skills
     email: dlu@rmit.edu.au                                                        in thesis writing, editing and presenting. Or ask for help with exam
                                                                                   preparation and writing assignments.
     Information Technology Services (ITS)
                                                                                   www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre
     Services include resource centres for on-campus personal computing,
     email and internet access, software downloads, virus information and
     wireless network. High-performance computing services are available
     for approved research applications.
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                                                         IndeX
A                                          C                                            Education (secondary)                    14
Accounting                         8, 39   Campuses                               52    Education (Year IV)                      14
Acupuncture                           21   Career support                         53    Educational leadership and
Advanced manufacturing engineering 42                                                   management                               14
                                           Career education and development       13
Advertising                       25, 33                                                Electrical energy and control
                                           Centre for Design                      37    engineering                              44
Aerospace engineering                 42   Chemical engineering                   44    Electrical engineering                   16
Aircraft maintenance management       16
                                           Childcare                              53    Electronic engineering              17, 41
Anatomy and physiology                45
                                           Chinese herbal medicine                21    Engineering                         16, 42
Animation and interactive media    3, 37
                                           Chinese medicine                       45    Engineering management                   17
Application procedures            30, 51
                                           Chinese medicine, chiropractic               Enterprise architecture                  11
Applied biology and biotechnology 33, 49   and osteopathy                         45    Entrance requirements             1, 32, 51
Applied chemistry                 33, 49   Chiropractic science                   45    Environment                         20, 44
Applied communication                 48   Civil engineering                      44    Environment and planning                 20
Applied human rights                   9   Clinical chiropractic                  21    Environmental and agricultural
Applied physics                       49   Clinical microbiology                  28    biotechnology                            28
Applied sciences                      33   Commerce                                6    Environmental engineering                44
Applying to RMIT              30, 32, 51   Commonwealth supported places 31             Environmental science                    33
Architecture                       2, 35   Communication                           25   ESL (professional)—English language
Architecture and design               35   Communication engineering               41   and vocational skills for overseas
Architecture, building                                                                  qualified nurses                         21
                                           Communication design                33, 37
and planning                       2, 35                                                Equity CSP                               31
                                           Communication studies                   48
Art and design                     3, 37                                                F
                                           Community services and
Art in public space                    3   social sciences                      9, 41   Facilities management                     2
Arts management                        3   Computer and network engineering 41          Fashion                                  37
Aviation industry management           6   Computer engineering                    11   Fashion and textiles                      4
Aviation maintenance management 16         Computer science                11, 33, 41   Fees                           31, 32, 51
Aviation safety and risk management 16     Computer science research               11   Film and television production          3
Aviation supply chain management      16   Computing                               11   Finance                                 7
B                                          Computing and IT                    11, 41   Fine art                        4, 33, 38
Behavioural science                   21   Creative media                   3, 33, 37   Food microbiology                      28
Bioinformatics                        28   Creative writing                     3, 48   Food science                           49
Biomedical engineering                42   Criminal justice administration      9, 33   Food science and technology        28, 29
Biomedical science                    33   D                                            Food technology                        49
Biomolecular technologies             28   Disability                              33   Furniture design                       35
Biotechnology                         28   Disability studies                       9   G
Biotechnology and business            29   E                                            Geospatial information                 20
Book publishing                       25   Early childhood teaching                13   Geospatial science                 33, 49
Business                           6, 39   Econometrics (see finance)               7   Graphic communication                   4
Business                          33, 39   Economic development                     7   Graphic design                          4
Business administration                6   Economics and finance               33, 40   H
Business information systems          39   Editing and publishing                  25   Health and medical sciences        21, 45
Business information technology        6   Education                           13, 42   Health science                         33
                                           Education                           13, 42   Honours                                32
                                           Education (early childhood)             13   Human movement                     33, 45
                                           Education (primary)                     13


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                                          tINuED

     I                                            N                                           Statistics (business)                   8
     Industrial design                      35    Network engineering                   12    Statistics and operations research 8, 50
     Industrial education and training      14    Nursing                       23, 33, 47    Study tours                             v
     Info Corner                              i   Nutrition medicine                    23    Sustainable energy                     18
     Information management                  7    O                                           Sustainable practice                   20
     Information security and assurance     12    Occupational health and safety    23, 33    Systems engineering                    18
     Information technology                 12    Organisation dynamics                  8    T
     Integrated logistics management        17    Osteopathic science                   47    Teaching (see Education)       13, 14, 42
     Interior design                        36    Osteopathy                        24, 45    Telecommunication engineering          18
     International automotive engineering 17      P                                           Tertiary teaching and learning         14
     International development               9    Pharmaceutical sciences               33    Textile design                         38
     International studies                  33    Photography                           38    Textiles                               38
     International urban and                      Photography—scientific                50    Translating and interpreting           10
     environmental management               20
                                                  Physics                               33    U
     Internet and web computing             12
                                                  Planning                          33, 41    Urban architecture laboratory          36
     J
                                                  Policy and human services             10    V
     Journalism                     25, 26, 33
     Juris Doctor                            7    Postgraduate Association               53   Valuations                              2
                                                  Professional accounting                 8   W
     L
                                                  Professional communication             33   Wellness                               24
     Laboratory medicine                33, 45
     Lactation consultancy                  22    Project management                  2, 36   Y
     Landscape architecture              2, 36    Property                                2   Youth practice and professional
     Law (see Juris Doctor)                  7    Property, construction and                  leadership                             10
                                                  project management                     36
     Librarianship (see information
     management)                             7    Psychology                     24, 33, 47
                                                  Public relations                   26, 33
     Libraries                              53                                                 Short Courses and Single Subjects
     Logistics                              40    R
                                                  Real estate/valuations/property              A short course is the quickest form of
     Logistics management                    7                                                 professional development if you work
     M                                            Research commercialisation             29
                                                                                               in an industry where staying up-to-date
     Management                              40   RMIT Vietnam                          52     with technology and short term trends is
     Manufacturing                           17   S                                            important. Classes are often held in the
     Marketing                            8, 40   Scholarships                       30, 51    evenings as most short course students
     Mathematics                         33, 50   Science                            28, 49    are busy full-time workers.
     MBA                                      6   Services for students                  53    Looking for something more than a
     Mechanical engineering                  44   Short courss                           53    short course?
     Media                                   33   Single subjects                        53    Single courses are subjects from degrees,
     Media and communications            25, 48                                                available to you even if you’re not enrolled
                                                  Social science                     33, 41
     Medical and health physics              50                                                as a university student. Taking a single
                                                  Social work                        10, 41    subject allows you to:
     Medical radiations                  22, 33   Software engineering                   12
     Medical radiations science              45                                                » treat the study as a trial
                                                  Sonography                             24
     Medical science                         22                                                » gain deeper knowledge of a subject
                                                  Spatial and sonological information              area in a formal learning environment.
     Microelectronic engineering             17   architecture                           36
                                                                                               Tel. 03 9925 8111
     Midwifery                               23   Statistics                             33    email enquiries@rmit.edu.au or visit
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This guide is designed for Australian students
International students
RMIT welcomes applications from qualified international
students to study as fee paying students in the many
CRICOS accredited programs.
All international application and program
enquiries should be directed to:
International Services
Tel. +61 3 9925 5156
Fax: +61 3 9663 6925
Email: isu@rmit.edu.au

www.rmit.edu.au/international


Australian Technology Network
RMIT University is a member of the Australian Technology
Network, a coalition of five universities that share a heritage
of working with industry and a united vision to provide career-
driven, technology-oriented education for tomorrow’s leaders.


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Every effort has been made to ensure the information contained
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For the most up-to-date information, please refer to the RMIT
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