RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise.

One of Australia's original tertiary institutions, RMIT University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education, applied research, and engagement with the needs of industry and the community.

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.

Our heritage

RMIT was established in 1887 as the Working Men’s College with the aim of bringing education to the working people of Melbourne.

Our locations and facilities

Our campuses in Melbourne and Vietnam feature award-winning buildings and some of the most technologically advanced facilities in the world.

Our education

RMIT makes a difference to the lives of our students, our staff and our community through our educational programs.

Governance and management

Sound governance and management is essential to ensure the success and sustainability of the University.

Our Colleges

RMIT University offers programs of study in 17 schools across three academic colleges.

One of Australia’s original educational institutions founded in 1887, RMIT University is now the nation's largest tertiary institution with more than 84,000 students, including 13,000 at postgraduate level.

Our rankings

QS Rankings

15th highest ranked university in Australia and 250th in the world 1

15th globally for graduate employment (2nd in Australia and 6th in the Asia-Pacific region) 2

40th in the world for the international profile of academic staff 1

11th in the world for Art and Design (highest ranked in Australia) 3

20th in the world for Library and Information Management (2nd in Australia) 3

26th in the world for Architecture (4th highest in Australia) 3

Among the world's top 100 universities in

  • Education
  • Engineering (Civil & Structural)
  • Engineering (Electrical & Electronic)
  • Computer Science & Information Systems
  • Communication & Media Studies
  • Development Studies
  • Business & Management Studies
  • Accounting & Finance 3

Among the world's top 150 universities in

  • Engineering (Chemical)
  • Engineering (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing)
  • Geography
  • Social Sciences & Management 3

Among the world’s top 100 faculties in Arts & Humanities and Engineering & Technology 3

21st in the world and 5th in Australia among universities less than 50 years old (2019 QS Top 50 Under 50 index)

Other rankings

RMIT is ranked among the world's top 400 universities globally in the 2018 Academic Ranking of World Universities.

RMIT is also ranked in the 401–500 band in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017–18, and 74th in the Asia-Pacific region.

RMIT is ranked 268th in the 2018 Leiden Ranking 4, the ranking of the world’s top research-intensive universities.

RMIT is 19th in the world in the Business of Fashion’s 2017 Global Fashion School Rankings and 9th in the BoF’s Top 10 Global Graduate Fashion Business Courses.

RMIT is 97th globally and 13th in the Asia-Pacific region in the 2018 QS Global Executive MBA rankings; and ranked in the world’s top 151–200 in the 2018 QS Full-Time MBA.

RMIT ranks 33rd in the Global Executive MBA Rankings and 19th globally for the Executive MBA program in the 2018 Global MBA Rankings (CEO Magazine).

Excellence in Research

The quality of the RMIT’s research work has been endorsed by the Australian Research Council.

In the most recent Excellence in Research for Australia evaluation, RMIT was rated “well above world standard” in 13 research fields and “above world standard” in a further nine fields.

Our research in 11 areas of science (including medical science), engineering and applied mathematics, as well as in architecture and media and communications, was ranked among the best in the world.

Victorian International Education Awards

At the inaugural Victorian International Education Awards, RMIT received the Premier’s award for International Education Provider of the Year and the award for Excellence in International Education (University).

Alumni

Our alumni community of more than 300,000 stretches across the globe and includes leaders such as News Corporation CEO, Robert Thomson; BHP Billiton Chair, Jacques Nasser; multi-award winning theoretical physicist, Dr Amanda Barnard; and former Edinburgh International Festival Director, Sir Jonathan Mills AO.

Programs taught in:
English

This school also offers:

Bachelor

RMIT - Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Our program is focused on producing graduates who can think critically about managing international business responsibly, and sustainably and be equipped with the skills ... [+]

Your career in international business

Having staff with international skills is now an organisational imperative. Our program is focused on producing graduates who can think critically about managing international business responsibly, and sustainably and be equipped with the skills to build a successful career across corporate/business sectors, government, third sector, and consultancy in Australia and overseas.

What you will learn in this program

You will gain foundation knowledge across several areas of international business in the first half of the degree. You will then develop a deeper knowledge and the ability to apply a range of critical perspectives across key areas of business practice and management. In the second half of the degree, you can incorporate specialised studies or electives in a different discipline to expand your career options.... [-]

Australia Melbourne
July 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
RMIT - Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Your career in civil engineering Civil and infrastructure engineers plan, design, construct, supervise, manage and maintain the essential infrastructure of our modern com ... [+]

Your career in civil engineering

Civil and infrastructure engineers plan, design, construct, supervise, manage and maintain the essential infrastructure of our modern community.

Why study civil engineering at RMIT?

RMIT University is ranked in the top 100 universities in the world for civil engineering.Studying the Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering) (Honours) offers the following benefits:

Job-ready

With at least 12 weeks of industry placements undertaken locally or internationally, you’ll be work-ready when you graduate. You’ll also have opportunities to tackle research projects in partnership with industry, including the Engineers Without Borders Challenge.... [-]

Australia Melbourne
July 2019
Full-time
Part-time
4 - 8 years
Campus
RMIT - Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Develop IT infrastructures and support the people who use them. Become an IT specialist. Work in areas including app development, cloud computing, mobile computing, socia ... [+]

Overview

Your career in IT

Work in areas including app development, cloud computing, mobile computing, social media, web systems or multimedia.

Build a flexible skill set with a combination of courses that match your passions and talents.

There are six IT streams available through RMIT’s Bachelor of Information Technology degree, each offering cutting-edge courses that reflect today’s emerging technologies. Studying Information Technology at RMIT offers the following benefits:

Global and recognisedYou’ll have the opportunity to undertake a local or international industry placement as well as gaining your qualifications from one of the world’s top 150 universities for computer science and information systems. Industry-connected, work readyYou'll benefit from the up-to-date, innovative and industry-relevant courses while solving real-problems and developing market-ready software. Current partnerships include Google, IBM, Deloitte and ANZ. Customise your degreeSelect from eight majors developed with industry to reflect current IT trends. You can customise your degree to give you the industry-relevant skills you want to graduate with. ... [-]
Australia Melbourne
July 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Online
RMIT - Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Fuel food innovation. Study food science. With a food science degree, you can pursue a range of career paths within the industry in areas such as processing, manufacturin ... [+]

Overview

Your career as a food scientist

With a food science degree, you can pursue a range of career paths within the industry in areas such as processing, manufacturing, packaging, marketing, research, quality assurance, product development and education.

Graduate ready for a career in the world's largest industry.

RMIT University is one of Australia’s leading food science education and research institutes. Studying the Bachelor of Science (Food Technology and Nutrition) will give you:

Access to world-class facilitiesThe Food Innovation and Research Centre is a state-of-the-art teaching and research facility where you will develop practical, hands-on skills. You’ll have access to a modern pilot plant that simulates industrial production, as well as a comprehensive range of the latest food preparation and processing equipment. In-demand knowledge and skillsFrom production to the plate, the food industry is the largest in the world. There is a constant demand for graduates who can apply the relevant science and technology knowledge and skills. This degree covers the full range of food technology and nutrition science, preparing you for a number of career paths in the food industry. Industry-relevant experienceYou will have opportunities to engage with industry during your studies, including work placements and industry-based projects. Our teachers are experienced practitioners and we collaborate closely with industry to ensure graduates have access to the latest technologies and training making them work-ready at graduation. ... [-]
Australia Melbourne
July 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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