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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

Faculty/Program List

Faculty List

  • Architecture and Building
  • Art and Design
  • Business
  • Community Services and Social Sciences
  • Computing and Information Technology
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Environment and Planning
  • Health and Medical Sciences
  • Pharmacy
  • Media and Communication
  • Science

Current News

RMIT University latest news

Bees Have Brains For Basic Maths – RMIT Study

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Building on their finding that honeybees can understand the concept of zero, Australian and French researchers set out to test whether bees could perform arithmetic operations like addition and subtraction.

Solving maths problems requires a sophisticated level of cognition, involving the complex mental management of numbers, long-term rules and short term working memory.

The revelation that even the miniature brain of a honeybee can grasp basic mathematical operations has implications for the future development of Artificial Intelligence, …

RMIT University Student’s Winning Design

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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, …

Six Tips For Turning Your RMIT University Internship Into A Job

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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 Leading Researcher Wins National Lifetime Award

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Professor Calum Drummond from 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. …

Top Tier Ranking for RMIT University’s MBA Courses

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The survey revealed RMIT’s Executive MBA received a Tier One ranking and was the second highest ranked Australian program behind the University of Woolongong.

RMIT sustained a Tier One ranking in the Global Online category, with the EMBA and MBA online programs ranking 19th and 28th, respectively.

David Goodwin, MBA Director in the Graduate School of Business and Law was thrilled with the University’s performance.

“RMIT is delighted to have achieved Tier One rankings for its Executive MBA, …

Location:Melbourne, Victoria
Population:4.1 million
Student Population:74,000
Strengths:Design-related programs, Design & Architecture, Engineering, Health & Medical Sciences
Campus locations:Melbourne, Australia
(City, Brunswick and Bundoora
CRICOS code 00122A