for international applicants
essential characteristic of research activity is that it leads to publicly verifiable
outcomes which are open to peer appraisal. RMIT accepts the OECD definition of
research and experimental development as:
work undertaken on a systematic basis in order in increase the stock of knowledge,
including knowledge of man, culture and society, and the use of this stock of
knowledge to devise new applications."
The opportunity to obtain a higher qualification while you gain
_knowledge through in depth study
of an area that is of particular
_interest to you.
Prestige - a learned reputation and identity within the field
Structure for a personal project by requiring you to set goals
_deadlines for yourself.
A free and open exchange of ideas with like-minded people in
_supportive educational environment
Access to repositories of knowledge within and outside the
Student status provides an entree to industry expertise often
An environment where investigations are developed on the
_importance of ideas rather than
the dictates of commerce.
Access to University and industry resources.
A means to establish links and build useful relationships with
_people working in your field of
A way of keeping abreast of the latest thinking and developments
_within the medium.
An ongoing relationship with AIM Alumni which has become the
_backbone of the local industry.
RMIT provides the rigour
of a formal academic process. It also offers the stimulation of being
a part of a community of like-minded people engaged in the pursuit
of knowledge and interested in exploring the medium at its frontiers
within an environment and culture which respects the worth of good
ideas. RMIT is often able to formalise national and international
strategic alliances with other people working in your field of research.
It also offers informed and editorial comment on your work from experts
in the field.
supervisors will be appointed as appropriate to the individual program.
The Senior Supervisor's role is one of facilitation and to guide academic
process. The candidate's role is to organise their time and adhere to
their schedule and undertake a degree which meets the demands of such
Frequency and nature of
meetings between students and supervisors is an arrangement to be worked
out by both parties which may vary from program to program and student
to student. It may also vary during the life of the project. The candidate
will prepare the proposal in conjunction with their Senior Supervisor.
This proposal is evaluated by the Higher Degrees Committee as being
worthy of the award. It is then up to the candidate to complete the
tasks they have set for themselves within their proposal.
Where expert advice would
be useful to a research project, consultants may be formally attached
to the candidate's program.
This is a higher degree. Applicants
are expected to be mature, self reliant, highly motivated and dedicated
people who have a capacity for independent intellectual investigation.
Candidates will be responsible for meeting deadlines, providing and completing
all requisite documentation, to initiate and keep regular appointments
with their supervisors and help to develop and contribute to a burgeoning
Research candidates are expected
to be an active member of the School's research community through participation
in the program's special interest groups, discussion groups, workshops
and special events. At some stage during their
candidature, each student is required to participate
in at least one Peer Group Review assessment. This forum
provides critical analysis and feedback to candidates nearing formal
examination as an aid in the final preparation of their work.
Each candidate also required to present reports
on the progress of their investigation to their peers in a public forum throughout their enrolment period.
In addition, candidates should be aware of the benefits of publishing
their research findings in refereed journals or at learned conferences.