Master of Applied Science - Applied Physics (By Research)

RMIT University

The program offers an intensive program of development of the student's specialist knowledge and research ability within a designated field of study. Assessment is on the basis of a thesis submitted by the student on the results of a research project. Research programs are arranged in consultation with staff of the department, often in collaboration with external organisations. Current areas of expertise within the school include: computer simulation of atomic and molecular systems, ion beam and radiation physics in industry and medicine, optical techniques for measurement and sensing applications, environmental, industrial and building acoustics, applied and environmental geophysics, soft condensed matter physics, biophysics and materials science, nano-science and technology, applied physics and instrumentation.

Course Fee:

International: $67,200

Entry Requirements:

A four year bachelor degree with at least a credit average in the final undergraduate year; or another recognised award deemed to be equivalent in character and standard to a four year undergraduate degree, with at least a credit average in the final undergraduate year. Alternatively applicants may provide evidence of appropriate academic qualifications and experience that satisfies the Dean of the School of Graduate Research or nominee that the applicant has developed knowledge of the field of study or cognate field and the potential for research sufficient to undertake the proposed program.

Subjects you can Study:

Applied physics

Study Pathways:

A PhD course is also available in this area.

Further information:

Graduates from all postgraduate programs run by the Department of Applied Physics are strongly sought and all have found appropriate employment, usually in an area closely related to their studies. The range of employment opportunities is extremely diverse, covering many different types of position in government, scientific, industrial and medical research laboratories, and also in management, administration, commerce and education.


Australian Institute of Physics

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00122A

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Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
City No info No Full time 2 years
City No info No Part time 4 years
Founded in 1887, RMIT became a university in 1992. It offers both higher education and vocational education courses with over 82,000 students including 31,160 international students, of whom 18,860 are taught outside Australia (almost 7,000 at RMIT Vietnam).

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Provider CRICOS: 00122A

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