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RMIT University

Location

Melbourne City campus, Melbourne Australia

Ranking

# 140QS World University Rankings

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83Undergraduate programs

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102Postgraduate programs

stars

5+QS stars

About RMIT University

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise located in the heart of Melbourne, Australia, the world’s third most livable city (Global Livability Index 2023 Report). As one of the largest universities in Australia, we offer undergraduate, postgraduate and vocational pre-university courses. RMIT is a world leader in Art and Design, Architecture, Education, Engineering, Development, Computer Science and Information Systems, Business and Management, and Communication and Media Studies.

A global university

We have three campuses in Melbourne, two campuses in Vietnam, a research and innovation hub in Spain and programs offered through over 140 partners across Asia and Europe, including Singapore Institute of Management and our latest partnership in India – the BITS (Pilani) RMIT Higher Education Academy.

You’ll learn from the best

At RMIT we pride ourselves on being connected to experts in your industry. Through Work-Integrated Learning opportunities, mentors and collaborative projects, our students make industry connections   and gain the skills that make employers sit up and take notice. 

Hands-on and practical learning 

Our internships, placements and work experience opportunities   enable our students to put theory into practice, alongside some of the world’s leading organizations. Through practical learning ,  you’ll gain the skills that directly relate to the needs of your industry, whether you’re a communication design student working with a brief from a real client, a media student working in a television studio, a business student on an internship in a leading organization, or a mechatronics engineering student building a race car. 

International excellence

RMIT is a QS 5-Star rated institution, ranked as one of the world’s leading universities with a strong research record and state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructure. 

Vibrant student community and support

We support you during every step of your RMIT journey. We have over 100 student clubs , societies and collectives to choose from, which are a great way to make friends, develop new skills and connect with people who share your interests. Our support services and networks place your wellbeing at the forefront, from helping you find accommodation and job opportunities to ensuring you are equipped to achieve your study goals, while staying happy and healthy. 

Living in Melbourne

Melbourne is a great place to live and study. Our main campus is in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, with easy access to public transport, and surrounded by a range of accommodation options, multiple shopping, sport and art precincts, parklands and open spaces, and lots of great places to eat. 

Royal connection

RMIT was awarded royal patronage by Queen Elizabeth II for its educational service to the Commonwealth and contribution to the war effort. RMIT remains the only higher education institution in Australia with the right to use the prefix “Royal” and the Monarchy's coat of arms. 

Since its founding in 1887, RMIT’s motto has been “A skilled hand, a cultivated mind”. Visit our website to find out how we continue that tradition of relevant and industry-focused education and research.

About RMIT University

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise located in the heart of Melbourne, Australia, the world’s third most livable city (Global Livability Index 2023 Report). As one of the largest universities in Australia, we offer undergraduate, postgraduate and vocational pre-university courses. RMIT is a world leader in Art and Design, Architecture, Education, Engineering, Development, Computer Science and Information Systems, Business and Management, and Communication and Media Studies.

A global university

We have three campuses in Melbourne, two campuses in Vietnam, a research and innovation hub in Spain and programs offered through over 140 partners across Asia and Europe, including Singapore Institute of Management and our latest partnership in India – the BITS (Pilani) RMIT Higher Education Academy.

You’ll learn from the best

At RMIT we pride ourselves on being connected to experts in your industry. Through Work-Integrated Learning opportunities, mentors and collaborative projects, our students make industry connections   and gain the skills that make employers sit up and take notice. 

Hands-on and practical learning 

Our internships, placements and work experience opportunities   enable our students to put theory into practice, alongside some of the world’s leading organizations. Through practical learning ,  you’ll gain the skills that directly relate to the needs of your industry, whether you’re a communication design student working with a brief from a real client, a media student working in a television studio, a business student on an internship in a leading organization, or a mechatronics engineering student building a race car. 

International excellence

RMIT is a QS 5-Star rated institution, ranked as one of the world’s leading universities with a strong research record and state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructure. 

Vibrant student community and support

We support you during every step of your RMIT journey. We have over 100 student clubs , societies and collectives to choose from, which are a great way to make friends, develop new skills and connect with people who share your interests. Our support services and networks place your wellbeing at the forefront, from helping you find accommodation and job opportunities to ensuring you are equipped to achieve your study goals, while staying happy and healthy. 

Living in Melbourne

Melbourne is a great place to live and study. Our main campus is in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, with easy access to public transport, and surrounded by a range of accommodation options, multiple shopping, sport and art precincts, parklands and open spaces, and lots of great places to eat. 

Royal connection

RMIT was awarded royal patronage by Queen Elizabeth II for its educational service to the Commonwealth and contribution to the war effort. RMIT remains the only higher education institution in Australia with the right to use the prefix “Royal” and the Monarchy's coat of arms. 

Since its founding in 1887, RMIT’s motto has been “A skilled hand, a cultivated mind”. Visit our website to find out how we continue that tradition of relevant and industry-focused education and research.

Available programs

At RMIT, you’ll get an education that prepares you for success, exposes you to new ideas and equips you with skills and knowledge to excel. You’ll join a vibrant and welcoming university filled with social, cultural, sporting and recreation activities. 

RMIT offers over 400 programs to domestic and international students at study levels including foundation studies, certificate, diploma, and Bachelor’s degree. 

Explore our study areas below to find your perfect course, or head to our website now to filter your area and browse our courses.

There's more than one way to get into the course you want. If you don’t meet the entry requirements of the course, explore RMIT’s pathway programs. Recognised pathways provide opportunities for you to transfer from one RMIT course to another. Being acknowledged for previous study may reduce the duration of your course and save you money and get you on the path to the qualification you want. 

We understand that as international students, you sometimes face extra challenges in your learning. In addition to the huge range of study support, social activities and other services already available to students, RMIT has invested in free services customised for international students to access when and where it suits you:

  • quality teaching support

  • make friends and connections

  • technology troubleshooting.


Establish yourself as an expert in your field through postgraduate study or research at RMIT.

Are you looking to change your career direction, build on your skill set or create a valuable network of connections? Whatever your reasons for returning to postgraduate study , RMIT will help you take the next step with over 90 postgraduate degrees to choose from, including graduate certificates, graduate diplomas and Master’s degrees. 

RMIT has helped hundreds of thousands of students to gain an edge and control their future. If you want to boost your job prospects in your current field, postgraduate study will give you the tools you need to get there. If you’re ready to change direction, returning to study can create a valuable network of connections and give you the experience and skills to get a headstart in your new field. Plus, your previous study and work experience might qualify you to fast track your studies and start your dream career sooner. 

Want to develop and apply your knowledge to shape a better world? Research at RMIT aims to solve critical global problems and to deliver significant economic, social and environmental impact. Showcase your ability for critical thinking and long-term project management through the challenges of a research degree.

Our research centres and groups have a national impact in their specialist areas. Links to industry and government allow our academics and Higher Degrees by Research candidates to conduct relevant, focused and applied research.

Our Enabling Capability Platforms connect researchers from multiple disciplines under a thematic umbrella. Our eight platforms are:

  • Advanced Manufacturing and Fabrication

  • Advanced Materials

  • Biomedical and Health Innovation

  • Design and Creative Practice

  • Global Business Innovation

  • Information and Systems (Engineering)

  • Social Change

  • Urban Futures

University information

General

79+
6.5+
1+
550+

Bachelor

2+
25+
1060+
60+
79+
6.5+
21+

Master

176+
79+
6.5+
550+
2+
58+
33,076
76%
24%
11,617
53%
47%
1,684
38%
62%

Tuition fee and scholarships

One of the important factors when considering a master's degree is the cost of study. Luckily, there are many options available to help students fund their master's programme. Download your copy of the Scholarship Guide to find out which scholarships from around the world could be available to you, and how to apply for them.

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Rankings & ratings

RMIT University is one of the top public universities in Melbourne, Australia. It is ranked #140 in QS World University Rankings 2024.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #246
  • 2014
    #=291
  • 2015
    #304
  • 2016
    #=273
  • 2017
    #=252
  • 2018
    #=247
  • 2019
    #=250
  • 2020
    #238
  • 2021
    #223
  • 2022
    #206
  • 2023
    #=190
  • 2024
    #140
QS Stars is a rating system that helps you select the right university based on your interests. It provides a detailed look at an institution, identifying which universities rate highest in the specific topics that matter to you, like facilities, graduate employability, social responsibility, inclusiveness, and more.

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FAQs

At RMIT you’ll experience an education that prepares you for success, exposes you to new ideas and equips you with the skills and knowledge to excel in your chosen career. Our courses are designed alongside industry to ensure you build the practical skills you need to succeed at work, by learning in real-world scenarios. You'll also have instant access to a huge range of activities and programs designed to make your university experience unforgettable.
Learning at RMIT  is practical, hands-on and grounded in preparing you to solve real-world problems. Enjoy a practical, inclusive and flexible learning experience that sets you up for future success, with face-to-face scheduled classes and relevant digital content available online.  
As Australia’s largest dual-sector university, RMIT offers pathways to study your dream degree even if you don’t meet all the entry requirements.  RMIT's flexible pathways can help you move through different levels of study to reach the qualification you're aiming for. Pathways allow you to start with a certificate and transfer into your dream degree, earning multiple qualifications along the way. 
Yes! Students who are studying at another university or institution can apply to study at RMIT and may be eligible to receive credit for your previous study. Transfer to RMIT to start building connections with employers, gain hands-on skills and industry experience.
If a key contact is available for a program, it will be noted under Key contacts in the Details section of the program page. If a key contact is not available for a program, reach out to our friendly Study@RMIT team for more information.
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