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Business Information Systems, Ph.D.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #238 (QS) Melbourne, Australia
In this program you will develop advanced research skills that will prepare you for a career in academia and other settings in which systematic and critical analytical skills are required.
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Overview

This PhD degree may be undertaken in a project or thesis mode.

You can specialise in:
  • digital economy
  • e-health
  • green IT
  • human-computer interaction
  • IT policy
  • knowledge management
  • mobile technologies
  • systems evaluation and modeling.

RMIT's Swanston Academic Building is the base for your business research career.

The building's features include:

  • interactive lecture and tutorial spaces, lectorial theatres, small-group rooms and
  • other innovative spaces to support enterprise formation.
  • Formal learning areas interspersed with retail and social spaces and scenic outlooks over the city of Melbourne.
  • wireless connection to printers, the web and specialist learning resources
  • the School of Graduate Research office
  • 5 Star Green Star Rating for Australian Excellence in sustainable design

The result is a stimulating environment to encourage creative and intellectual activity among a variety of users.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      3-4 years full-time

    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      6-8 years part-time

      Not available for international students 

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Research Integrity modulesYou are required to complete the online modules:
  • Research integrity
  • Copyright and intellectual property
  • Data management and copyright

Research Methods

Research Techniques

You are encouraged to participate in activities offered by the university, College and School according to your needs and interests.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

The minimum requirements for admission to a PhD program are:

  • a bachelor degree requiring at least four years of full-time study in a relevant discipline awarded with honours
  • a master degree that includes a research component comprised of at least 25% of a full-time academic year (or part-time equivalent) with an overall distinction average or a master degree without a research component with at least a high distinction average
  • evidence of appropriate academic qualifications and/or experience that satisfies the Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research Training and Development or nominee that the applicant has developed knowledge of the field of study 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32640 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32640 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Melbourne

  • 1501 - 2660 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds.

There are a number of large grant schemes of particular relevance for the College including:
  • The Australian Research Council (ARC) schemes
  • Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)
  • Strategic Projects in Urban Research (SPUR)
  • Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) grants
  • National Health and Medical research Council (NHMRC) grants

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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