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 2017

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



2017 Studio Schedule

Studio 1
Digital Fabrication

Studio 2

Designing Information Environments
First Class: 20th April
Classes: Tues + Thursday

Studio 3

Spatial Sound
Classes: Tues + Thurs

Studio 4

Designing Responsive Environments

Studio Duration

Each studio runs for a period of 6-7 weeks, some having intensive workshop phases and may involve site visits & travel.


All the Melbourne-based studios will be run in the RMIT’s Design Hub, building 100, in the SIAL Sound Studios on level 1 and other studio/teaching spaces the Design Hub and around City Campus.

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



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.