The School of Science attracts esteemed experts and researchers from around the world and has strong partnerships with industry and international collaborators.

Working collaboratively – and across disciplines – our researchers apply their skills and expertise to forge future-focused solutions in all aspects of our lives. While we have long been renowned for our technical expertise, today our researchers are also trained in the commercial realities facing different industry sectors. We strive to produce well-rounded experts, scientific collaborators and problem-solvers.

Research areas

Building on a global reputation and attracting top talent in pursuit of world-class research, the School of Science has recognised strengths in both applied and theoretical research.

Applied sciences

The School of Science has a number of research strengths and expertise within its applied science disciplines.

Computer science, information technology and software engineering

With our global reputation attracting top talent in pursuit of a world-class research agenda, we specialise in key areas of computer science, IT and software engineering.

Mathematical and geospatial sciences

We have a number of research clusters in Mathematical and geospatial sciences.

Research centres and groups

The School also hosts the RMIT Data Analytics Lab and our researchers are also involved in the Australia-India Research Centre for Automation Software Engineering (AICAUSE).

ARC Centres of Excellence

The School hosts a node of the following Australian Research Council (ARC) Centres of Excellence.

ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science

The Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science is funded by the Australian Research Council to bring together researchers and industry to discover new ways to source and use energy.

ARC Centre of Excellence in Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies (FLEET)

FLEET addresses a grand challenge: reducing the energy used in information technology, which now accounts for 8% of the electricity use on Earth and is doubling every 10 years.

ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics

The emerging convergence of nanoscience and photonics offers the opportunity of using light to interrogate nanoscale domains, providing unprecedentedly localised measurements.

ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology

This Centre aims to implement quantum processors able to run error corrected algorithms and transfer information across networks with absolute security.

Research facilities

Postgraduate research

The School of Science supports an active industry-based research program with state-of-the-art research facilities.

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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer