Master in Design Innovation & Technology (MDIT)

This unique Master by coursework program will prepare you to be a design leader in a rapidly changing environment. A primary objective of this program is to speculate on the future of design practice.

Applications now being accepted for Semester 1 2016 with studio starting late Feb 2016

Learn more / Apply or download the RMIT design PDF including SIAL MDIT details.


Each year, the SIAL MDIT offers 4 studios, one in each specialist stream



2016 Studio Schedule

Studio 1

29 February – 7 April, Spatial Sound Design
Classes: Mon + Thurs
(Easter mid semester break 24-30 March)

Studio 2

11 April – 25 May, Designing Information Environments
Classes: Wed + Fri

Studio 3

19 July – 26 August, Digital Fabrication
Classes: Tues + Thurs

mid semester break: 29 Aug – 4 Sept

Studio 4

5 Sept – 27 October, Designing Responsive Environments
Classes: Tues + Thurs

Studio Duration

Each studio runs for a period of 6 weeks, some having intensive workshop phases and involving travel.


All the Melbourne-based studios will be run in the RMIT’s Design Hub, building 100 in the level 4 Long Room, in the SIAL Sound Studios on level 1 of the Design Hub and in the School of Architecture and Design Workshops.

SIAL University Wide Electives


SIAL offers a series of university wide electives each semester which students from across the university can enrol in.

SIAL Sound Studios electives

Flexible 3D Modelling elective
Sem 1 2016 – Flexible 3D modelling classes in Building 100.4 Wednesdays 5:30 -8:30pm starting 2nd March



SIAL encourages PhD research that actively contributes to the culture and practice of contemporary creative production. The Doctor of Philosophy may be undertaken in a project or thesis mode. As such, modes of investigation may focus on experimental pursuits within the laboratory or take the form of an historical, theoretical investigation.

Research Culture

An integral and dynamic part of the research program at the School of Architecture + Design is the Practice Research Symposium (PRS), held twice a year in Melbourne, and additionally in Europe & Vietnam. During the symposium candidates present their work-in-progress to invited national and international critics and informally discuss aspects of their research with colleagues and visitors.

Read more about the PRS

How to apply

For details on applying for a PhD program please visit How to apply for a research program.