RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. 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.
The University has extended its global reach through campuses in Melbourne, Australia and Vietnam, a centre in Spain, and partners in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Belgium, Spain and Germany. With research and industry partnerships on every continent, RMIT provides students with overseas industry placements, research programmes and global opportunities.
RMIT is ranked among the top 15 universities in Australia by the QS World University Rankings 2015/2016 and is also ranked 16 in the world for art and design, 36 in the world for architecture and in the top 100 universities in the world in the areas of:
- Civil and structural engineering
- Electrical and electronic engineering
- Mechanical, aeronautical and manufacturing engineering
- Business and management
- Accounting and finance
All rankings taken from QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015/2016.
The University’s student population of more than 83,000 includes 29,000 international students, more than 16,000 of whom are taught offshore.
RMIT Study Areas and Courses
We offer undergraduate, postgraduate and vocational programmes and courses that are global in focus and practical in application. RMIT University offers a wide variety of study options across 17 schools, grouped into three academic colleges:
College of Business
- Business IT and Logistics
- Economics, Finance and Marketing
- Graduate School of Business and Law
- Vocational Business Education
College of Design and Social Context
- Architecture and Design
- Fashion and Textiles
- Global, Urban and Social Studies
- Media and Communication
- Property, Construction and Project Management
College of Science, Engineering and Health
- Health and Biomedical Sciences
- Vocational Engineering, Health and Sciences
Melbourne City campus
Melbourne City campus is located in the cosmopolitan heart of the ‘world’s most liveable city’ and is surrounded by public transport, restaurants, cafes, theatres, galleries and parks. Our City campus has 45,000 students studying in across all major interest areas. The campus has been an integral part of Melbourne's character for over a hundred years.
Unlike other university campuses, it isn’t closed off, or surrounded by walls - City campus life is Melbourne city life. The campus is accessible by public transport and provides key features such as libraries, study spaces, wi-fi, childcare and a bustling fitness centre. RMIT’s facilities and buildings are constantly evolving and expanding to meet the demands of contemporary university life. Across the campus you’ll find new award-winning buildings like the Swanston Academic Building and the Design Hub, and outdoor recreational spaces including the Alumni Courtyard and the A’Beckett Urban Square.
The Melbourne Bundoora campus is 18 kilometres north-east of Melbourne’s city centre – a relaxing environment surrounded by open spaces and native parklands. The campus, with East and West sections on either side of Plenty Road, houses many of RMIT’s engineering, health and medical sciences and education programmes.
Key facilities include a purpose-built health and medical science laboratory, a dedicated engineering campus (East), sporting facilities including a FIFA-approved football pitch, an Australian Rules football oval, athletics track, and tennis and netball courts, two libraries (one for each campus), a childcare centre and health sciences teaching clinics.
The Brunswick campus, six kilometres north of the city, is part of the creative and multicultural Sydney Road district close to markets, eclectic shops, pubs, and a thriving art and music scene.
RMIT Brunswick campus is home to education students and many of our design-related programmes and research including textile technologies, fashion, merchandising and product development. The campus features a number of specialist facilities that support research and learning and teaching in these areas. The Brunswick campus is also home to a number of exhibition and creative spaces that reflect its design focus.
RMIT regional sites include Hamilton, which offers quality short courses and undergraduate, postgraduate and research programmes. As well as facilities in Point Cook offering students state-of-the-art training facilities, RMIT conducts flight training at the Point Cook Airfield, the oldest operating airfield in the world and the birthplace of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).
RMIT has two campuses in Vietnam, a centre in Spain, and offers programmes through partners in Asia and Europe.
RMIT offers many benefits to business such as industry-relevant training and education and easy access to research, while providing technical solutions and work-ready graduates. RMIT operates sophisticated facilities for collaborative research, prototyping and product testing. Our cutting-edge facilities, including the newly opened Swanston Academic Building and Design Hub represent our commitment to developing world-class learning, teaching, training and research spaces.
Reputation and Rankings
RMIT is ranked in the world’s top 100 universities by the QS World University and Times Higher Education rankings. As a QS 5-star university, RMIT is globally recognised for excellence in education, research and its strong partnerships with industry and the community.
With more than 300,000 alumni many of our graduates are global leaders - from News Corp CEO, Robert Thomson and BHP Billiton Chair, Jacques Nasser - to former Edinburgh International Festival Director, Sir Jonathan Mills AO.
- RMIT is a QS 5-star University (QS Stars University Ratings 2016)
- Top 10 in Australia and top 100 in the world for Employer Reputation (93 in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2015/2016)
- Top 4 in Australia and top 100 in the world for Graduate Employability (85 in the world in the Graduate Employability Rankings Pilot 2016)
- Among the world’s top 100 Universities in 7 subjects QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016
- Among the top 15 universities in Australia (QS World University Rankings 2015/2016)
- Recognised by the Australian Research Council as ‘above world standard’ in more than 20 research areas. (Australian Research Council, Excellence in Research for Australia 2015)
- Ranked 21st in the world's top universities under 50 years old (QS University Rankings: Top 50 Under 50 2015)
- Times Higher Education ranks RMIT 98 in the world (Top 150 Times Higher Education Under 50 Rankings 2016)
- Top 20% in the world for International Outlook (Top 200 most international universities in the world 2016, Times Higher Education)
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Student life at RMIT Melbourne
RMIT Melbourne welcomes international students and provides rich study and life experiences, close to public transport, accommodation and a vibrant lifestyle and culture.
There is a lot more to RMIT than just lectures and tutorials. RMIT is located near Melbourne’s social, cultural, arts, and sporting events, and within walking distance to the city’s main recreation centres, food courts, trams and train stations. This central location also makes it easier for students to find casual and part-time jobs in the area, to support themselves throughout their studies.
When you study at RMIT you’re part of a vibrant and welcoming university. As a student you can choose from range of activities and programs. RMIT has over 100 student clubs, societies and collectives to choose from. You can even start your own club. Our clubs and activities are a great way to meet new friends, develop new skills and connect with people who share your interests.
Deciding where to live is a key decision when students move to Melbourne. RMIT can help students find their new home away from home.
RMIT offers accommodation support for new international students. This includes:
- arrival services for international students (airport pick-up)
- short-term or temporary accommodation for when you first arrive
- long-term accommodation student apartments, homestay, student hostels, renting and sharing.
Shared or private rental
You can rent a property by yourself or share with friends. This can be organised through a real estate agent or directly through a landlord. The benefit of shared accommodation is reduced living and set-up expenses and is the most popular accommodation choice among students. Approximate weekly costs for a student living in shared accommodation are: A$120 – $250. The RMIT Housing For Students database is free and lists shared and private rental options near each campus.
Living in student accommodation gives you security and your family back home peace of mind. Student apartments can also reduce travel costs and are a great way to meet other students. Residency fees vary according to your preferences; make sure you do your research and compare costs.
RMIT Village is a five-minute tram ride from the city campus and offers a great student community. It includes internet access, fully furnished apartments, outdoor heated pool, on-site gym, and a lounge and courtyard area.
UniLodge properties in Melbourne’s central business district are safe and friendly. Accommodation is in central and convenient locations close to RMIT, with public transport, shops and cafés on your doorstep.
Bundoora on-campus accommodation
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UniLodge @ RMIT Bundoora offers 370 beds for undergraduate and postgraduate students. The accommodation is first class and there are a variety of studio apartments to choose from as well as large two, three and four bedroom shared apartments.