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RMIT University

Location Melbourne City campus, Melbourne Australia
Ranking

# =190QS World University Rankings

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135Undergraduate programs

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145Postgraduate programs

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About RMIT University

 

 

RMIT is an innovative university in Melbourne, Australia, one of the most liveable cities in the world. We’re recognised globally for study and research in technology, design and enterprise. In the QS World University Rankings 2021, we rank 18th in the world among universities less than 50 years old.

A global university

We have three campuses in Melbourne, two campuses in Vietnam, a centre in Spain, a representative office in Indonesia, and programs offered through partners in Asia and Europe.

You’ll learn from the best

At RMIT we pride ourselves on being connected to experts in your industry. Industry mentors and collaborative projects provide opportunities for our graduates to gain the skills that make employers sit up and take notice.

Take advantage of our startup accelerator to transform an idea into something world-changing. RMIT’s entrepreneurial opportunities can teach you how to shape a business or pitch concepts to investors.

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 organisations. You’ll get 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 organisation, 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. 

Our response to COVID-19

In response to COVID-19 we moved to a blended study mode: we learn on campus when we can, and at home when we have to. 

We’ve enabled all of our courses to run online, without compromising on the quality of education and student outcomes. 

Until we’re back on campus, RMIT will welcome you to an engaged digital community, where we connect and learn together, no matter where you are in the world.

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 meet new friends, develop new skills and connect with people who share your interests. Our support services and networks will help you to succeed at your studies and can help you find a job and somewhere to live, and to stay healthy and happy. 

Living in Melbourne

Melbourne is a great place to live and study: it was voted the world’s most liveable city seven years in a row (2017 Economist Intelligence Unit Global Liveability Ranking). 

RMIT’s city campus is in the heart of Melbourne city, surrounded by public transport, accommodation options 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 an innovative university in Melbourne, Australia, one of the most liveable cities in the world. We’re recognised globally for study and research in technology, design and enterprise. In the QS World University Rankings 2021, we rank 18th in the world among universities less than 50 years old.

A global university

We have three campuses in Melbourne, two campuses in Vietnam, a centre in Spain, a representative office in Indonesia, and programs offered through partners in Asia and Europe.

You’ll learn from the best

At RMIT we pride ourselves on being connected to experts in your industry. Industry mentors and collaborative projects provide opportunities for our graduates to gain the skills that make employers sit up and take notice.

Take advantage of our startup accelerator to transform an idea into something world-changing. RMIT’s entrepreneurial opportunities can teach you how to shape a business or pitch concepts to investors.

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 organisations. You’ll get 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 organisation, 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. 

Our response to COVID-19

In response to COVID-19 we moved to a blended study mode: we learn on campus when we can, and at home when we have to. 

We’ve enabled all of our courses to run online, without compromising on the quality of education and student outcomes. 

Until we’re back on campus, RMIT will welcome you to an engaged digital community, where we connect and learn together, no matter where you are in the world.

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 meet new friends, develop new skills and connect with people who share your interests. Our support services and networks will help you to succeed at your studies and can help you find a job and somewhere to live, and to stay healthy and happy. 

Living in Melbourne

Melbourne is a great place to live and study: it was voted the world’s most liveable city seven years in a row (2017 Economist Intelligence Unit Global Liveability Ranking). 

RMIT’s city campus is in the heart of Melbourne city, surrounded by public transport, accommodation options 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.

 

 

University information

Total students

33,073

UG students

76%

PG students

24%

International students

11,594

UG students

53%

PG students

47%

Total faculty staff

1,749

Domestic staff

38%

Int'l staff

62%

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

Tuition Fee/year

3,985 AUD

Tuition Fee (Out of State)

-

International Students

Tuition Fee/year

14,630 AUD

Other Expenses

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Rankings & ratings

RMIT University is one of the top public universities in Melbourne, Australia. It is ranked #=190 in QS World University Rankings 2023.

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

Ranking criteria

44.6
Overall
36.6
Academic Reputation
55.5
Employer Reputation
6.7
Faculty Student Ratio
66
Citations per Faculty
100
International Faculty Ratio
93.4
International Students Ratio
85.8
International Research Network
41
Employment Outcomes

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.

Get information on applying to study at RMIT.

Take a virtual tour of RMIT’s Melbourne campuses. 

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

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FAQs

RMIT University's Melbourne campuses ­– City, Brunswick and Bundoora – are open to all students and staff with COVIDsafe protocols in place. All students currently in Australia can come to campus for classes and scheduled activities, as well as to access many of our facilities including the Library and study spaces, gyms, food and retail outlets, gallery spaces and more.

We have heard from many of our international students overseas who are eagerly waiting for the opportunity to come back to Melbourne. We are awaiting advice from the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments on when international students will be able to enter Australia.

RMIT is working closely with the Victorian Government and other Victorian universities on a state-wide approach that will allow international students to enter Victoria. We look forward to welcoming you back and will be in touch when we have more information.

Currently all lectures and seminars will be delivered online only in Semester 1, 2021 (February – July). 

Facilitated learning, such as tutorials, workshops, labs, studios, practicals and lectorials, will be delivered face-to-face on campus, where possible, with safety measures in place. If you are not be able to attend campus due to travel restrictions or legitimate personal circumstances you will either be offered the option to take equivalent online activities or complete activities on campus at a future date. 

While RMIT will make every effort to ensure students who cannot attend campus in Semester 1 2021 are not disadvantaged, it may result in delays to progression and program completion. 
Yes. You can start studying online from home and once the borders open and is safe to travel you can join RMIT in Australia.