RMIT University student Kelly Liang has designed furniture retailer Relaxhouse’s new multipurpose warehouse.


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RMIT University student Kelly Liang has designed furniture retailer Relaxhouse’s new multipurpose warehouse.

Associate Degree of Interior Decoration and Design students were briefed by Relaxhouse to redesign their existing warehouse space as part of their final year studio.

Having recently relocated their pillow factory, the furniture retailer’s 1000-square metre original warehouse was to be converted in to a showroom with multipurpose functionality.

Students were briefed with the task to design a creative hub, …

How do you turn your work placement into a job and transition to the world of work? An RMIT alumnus shares his top tips.


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Tim Pendlebury’s work-integrated learning (WIL) placement at Siemens was a springboard into a job at the global technology giant.

During his placement, Pendlebury worked on the Sustainable Urban Precincts Program (SUPP) and New Academic Street (NAS), helping senior Siemens engineers install building management systems across RMIT’s City campus. These systems help to control heating and ventilation to reduce energy and water use.

Pendlebury completed a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering in 2017 and is now working as a Building Automation Design Engineer at Siemens. …

RMIT University Professor Calum Drummond has been awarded the prestigious Ian Wark Medal and Lecture for outstanding advances in chemistry.


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Professor Calum Drummond from RMIT University has been awarded the prestigious Ian Wark Medal and Lecture for outstanding advances in chemistry and materials science research, and contributions to Australia’s prosperity.

Professor Drummond formally received the medal from the Australian Academy of Science and delivered the associated lecture at a presentation dinner in Melbourne on 5 July.

He was announced as the medal and lecture recipient in November 2017.

The national award recognises Drummond’s achievements in understanding materials at the nanoscale that have enabled high-performing products to be developed and commercialised. …

RMIT University has taken out major awards for journalism investigations and innovations in this year’s national student journalism awards.


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RMIT has taken out major awards for journalism investigations and innovations in this year’s national student journalism awards.

The annual Ossies awards are organised by the Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia (JERAA).

Graduating Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) student Rochelle Kirkham has been named the JERAA Australian Press Council Student of the Year for a body of journalistic work and academic excellence over her three years of study.

Kirkham, who will graduate with distinction this month, …

Students and staff put new state-of-the-art TV studios in RMIT University’s media precinct to the test in first broadcast.


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Students and staff put new state-of-the-art TV studios in RMIT’s media precinct to the test in first broadcast.

Students from the Certificate IV in Screen and Media, Graduate Diploma in Journalism and Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) joined forces for the first broadcast of student program Newsline on Channel 31.

Under the direction of television lecturer and industry fellow, Phil Kafcaloudes, and with the support of journalism academics Alex Wake and Tito Ambyo, the students produced a week of live television news programs featuring some of the nation’s most up-and-coming journalists. …

Five RMIT Juris Doctor students have made a robust case for improved human rights protections in Australia.


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The students, Brigette Rose, Frank Aloe, Helen Metzger, Luke Fowler and Veronica Snip worked under the supervision of staff at the RMIT Centre for Innovative Justice (CIJ) to create a report for the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC).

The conclusion of the report was that the nation would benefit from a federal human rights charter.

At the report’s launch in May, AHRC president Gillian Triggs noted that Australia is the only common law country in the world that doesn’t have a charter of human rights. …



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RMIT students have gained insights into BMW’s design approach and product philosophy in a series of industry training sessions.

Automotive and mechanical engineering students at BMW Group Australia’s National Training Centre.

More than 100 RMIT automotive and mechanical engineering students have trained this year at BMW Group Australia’s National Training Centre in Melbourne.

The undergraduate and postgraduate students from the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. …



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RMIT fashion makes global impact with new scholarship

Iconic French design and retail company Daniel Hechter has introduced an annual scholarship for an outstanding RMIT fashion student.

 

The scholarship, awarded through Daniel Hechter’s Australian licensee Expedition Apparel, is offered to the top second year student from one of the University’s internationally-recognised fashion programs, the Associate Degree in Fashion Design and Technology.

The scholarship includes a trip to China to experience the manufacturing process first-hand and glimpse the world behind an apparel company. …



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RMIT University has invested in a new state-of-the-art simulation and test laboratory that will allow researchers to work with the aviation industry to develop and test a wide range of new technologies.

The $200,000 custom-designed simulation laboratory, developed in conjunction with SimRoom, will support research into new communication, navigation, surveillance and avionics systems for manned and unmanned aircraft, as well as decision-support tools and human machine interfaces for air traffic controllers. …



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KOM CONSULTANTS Study in Australia Winter TOUR finishes at University of British Columbia TODAY

Thursday 13 March 2014 
University of British Columbia 
Information Booths, Henry Angus Room 034 (2053 Main Mall)    
11:30am-1:30pm 

Stop by our booth to check out overseas options of Studying in Australia & the UK.

Looking for options to Australian Medical School or Australian Law School in Australia? Would you like to study  Fashion Design or Textiles in Australia? …