RMIT is a global university of technology and design and Australia’s largest tertiary institution. The University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in practical education and outcome-oriented research. RMIT is a leader in technology, design, global business, communication, global communities, health solutions and urban sustainable futures. We are ranked in the top 100 universities in the world for engineering and technology in the 2011 QS World University Rankings. RMIT has three campuses in Melbourne, Australia, and two in Vietnam. We offer programs through partners in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, Malaysia, India and Europe. We enjoy research and industry partnerships on every continent. The University’s student population of 74,000 includes 30,000 international students, of whom more than 17,000 are taught offshore (almost 6,000 at RMIT Vietnam). RMIT is committed to building new teaching spaces that engage students in active learning and fostering innovation in curriculum design so students graduate with appropriate skills. Our curricula are designed for 21st century learners and our students are able to put theory into practice through work integrated learning opportunities. Our excellent teachers are recognized through national and discipline teaching awards. RMIT offers a transformative educational experience through its various industry and global partners.
Research at RMIT
RMIT is part of an international research community seeking innovative solutions to address emerging global problems. In partnership with industry and communities across the world, RMIT is focused on solving critical worldwide problems affecting communities and the environment in the following areas:
- Designing the future
- Smart technology solutions
- Improving health and lifestyle
- Sustainability and climate change challenges
- The future of cities.
Globally ranked and recognized
RMIT is ranked as follows:
- 20th in the world’s top 50 universities under 50 years old (2012 QS World University Rankings)
- 228th in the world’s top universities (2011 QS World University Rankings)
- 51 in the world for graduate employability by 5000 global employers worldwide (2011 QS World University Rankings)
- 93rd in the world’s best 100 universities under 50 years old (2012 Times Higher Education (THE) rankings)
Subject rankings: 2011 QS World University Rankings
- 90thin the world for Engineering & Technology
- 51-100 in the world for Civil and Structural Engineering
- 101-150 in the world for Computer Science and Information Systems
- 101-150 in the world for Chemical Engineering
- 101-150 in the world for Electrical Engineering
- 101-150 in the world for Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering
- 190th in the world for Arts & Humanities
- 237th in the Social Sciences & Management
- 292nd in the world for Natural Sciences
- 101-150 in the world for Environmental Sciences
- 382nd in the world for Life Sciences & Medicine
- 151-200 in the world for Psychology
- Architecture and Building
- Art and Design
- Community Services and Social Sciences
- Computing and Information Technology
- Environment and Planning
- Health and Medical Sciences
- Media and Communication
RMIT University latest news
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’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. …
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. …
RMIT is a key partner in a revolutionary biomedical research centre bringing health professionals, academics and industry together to take bionic research to the next level.
BioFab3D@AMCD is Australia’s first robotics and biomedical engineering centre embedded within a hospital.
The $5 million purpose-built research facility aims to bring the best surgeons, biomedical engineers, biologists and robotics experts together under one roof to pioneer innovations such as re-engineered limbs, …
The next generation of rechargeable lithium batteries set to disrupt the electric vehicle industry may soon be here, thanks to the humble salt bath.
CSIRO scientists, in collaboration with and QUT, have demonstrated that pre-treating a battery’s lithium metal electrodes with an electrolyte salt solution extends the battery life and increases performance and safety.
The research, “Stabilizing lithium metal using ionic liquids for long-lived batteries”, …