RMIT is a global university of design, technology and enterprise and one of Australia’s original tertiary institutions. It has three campuses in Melbourne, two in Vietnam, and a hub in Barcelona. Founded in 1887, RMIT has grown alongside the city of Melbourne. Our largest campus is in the heart of the city centre and within easy reach of everything that Melbourne has to offer.
Melbourne City campus
This campus is in the heart of the city, surrounded by restaurants, cafes, theatres, galleries and parks. Melbourne, which has a population of over four million, is vibrant and diverse, renowned for its arts and culture, festivals, food and dining, sports, entertainment and shopping.
The City campus is home to 45,000 students, including 12,000 international students. At RMIT you are part of a vibrant and welcoming university filled with social, cultural, sporting and recreational activities.
Unlike other university campuses, it isn’t closed off, or surrounded by walls – City campus life is Melbourne city life. RMIT’s facilities and buildings are constantly evolving and expanding to meet the demands of contemporary university life. Across the campus are new, award-winning buildings including the Swanston Academic Building, the New Academic Street and Design Hub, and outdoor recreational spaces including the Alumni Courtyard and the A’Beckett Urban Square.
The Bundoora campus, some 18km north-east of Melbourne’s centre, is set in tranquil parkland. It is home to many of RMIT’s engineering and health and medical sciences courses. Key facilities include a purpose-built health and medical science lab; a dedicated engineering campus; great sporting facilities including a FIFA-approved football pitch, an Australian Rules football oval, tennis and netball courts, an athletics track; two libraries; a childcare centre and health sciences teaching clinics.
This campus, 6km north of the city, is part of the creative, multicultural Sydney Road district, full of eclectic shops, pubs, markets and boasting a thriving art and music scene. It is home to many of our design-related programmes and research including textile technologies, fashion, product development and merchandising, as well as to education students.
RMIT’s world-class, AU$8 million Fashion Hub facility is located at the Brunswick campus.
Reputation and rankings
RMIT is a leader in technology, design, communication, global business, global communities, health solutions and urban sustainable futures. It is ranked in the top 15 universities in Australia and 247 in the world*. RMIT is also ranked 11 in the world for art and design, 26 for architecture and the built environment and in the top 100** for education; engineering (civil and structural); engineering (electrical and electronic); computer science and information systems; business and management studies; communication and media studies; development studies; and accounting and finance.
*2017-18 QS World University Rankings
**2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject
RMIT has very active connections to industry with partners across the world. Many RMIT programmes are co-designed with industry leaders.
We offer internships, placements and collaborative projects that allow you to put theory into practice at world-leading organisations. RMIT partners include BMW, the UN, Deloitte, Adidas and L’Oréal.
RMIT graduates are well regarded by employers worldwide. RMIT is ranked second in Australia and 15 in the world for graduate employment rates by the 2018 QS Graduate Employability Rankings.
RMIT offers sophisticated facilities for collaborative research, prototyping and product testing. Our cutting-edge facilities, including the Micro-Nano Research Facility and the Advanced Manufacturing Precinct and Design Hub, represent our commitment to world-class learning, teaching, training and research spaces.
The RMIT Activator has been designed to build entrepreneurial talent, mindset and skills, providing its members with the opportunity to innovate alongside industry and launch new enterprises. RMIT has also recently launched a suite of digital credentials, RMIT Creds. Completing these courses gives students digital badges to share on social media and to display on their professional CV.
RMIT study areas
Our undergraduate, postgraduate and vocational programmes are global in focus and practical in application. RMIT offers a variety of study options across 18 schools, grouped into academic colleges:
College of Business
- Business, IT and logistics
- Economics, finnance and marketing
Graduate School Of Business And Law
- Vocational business education
College of Design & Social Context
- Architecture and urban design
- Fashion and textiles
- Global, urban and social studies
- Media and communication
- Property, construction and project management
College of Science, Engineering & Health
- Health and biomedical sciences
- Vocational engineering, health and sciences