Master by Research Scholarship in SE: CSIRO project (RMIT University)

Value and duration: The scholarship is valued at A$30,900 per annum for 2 years.

Eligibility: To be considered for scholarship you must meet RMIT’s entry requirements for the Research Programs.

For the case of exceptional study profile, the School of Science might consider a tuition fee waiver also for an international applicant (in general, RMIT annual tuition fee is AU$33,600).

Project: A software framework for distributed applications

This Masters project will contribute to the design of a software framework for distributed real-time applications. The framework will enable rapid application development, particularly in the security and manufacturing domains. Project tasks will include elements of system design, software development, software engineering and interfacing to external devices. Goals and activities will be aligned with at least one of four streams:

i) developing and refining the framework, including research into techniques for data flow, algorithm design, user and programmer interfaces, and communications;

ii) porting the system to a variety of platforms including Linux, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, iOS and Android;

iii) adding a Python-based application-programmer interface; and

iv) designing a domain-specific application. Prior knowledge of C++ programming and the Linux operating system will be an advantage.

The project will be based at CSIRO Manufacturing in Clayton.


Dr Maria Spichkova (Senior Supervisor, Professor Heinz Schmidt (Associate Supervisor, Mr Andrew Tulloh (Associate Supervisor,

Discipline: Computer Science

Campus: City Campus

Applications and further information:

Please send to Dr Maria Spichkova,

  • 1-page letter of motivation (clearly denote your status - Australian/New Zealand citizen or Australian Permanent Resident, or international applicant)
  • your detailed CV
  • your study transcripts

Close date: As soon as we find an appropriate candidate.