RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise and one of Australia’s original tertiary institutions.
RMIT is a leader in technology, design, global business, communication, global communities, health solutions and urban sustainable futures.
RMIT is ranked among the top 15 universities in Australia and 247th in the world* and is also ranked 17 in the world for Art and Design, 28 in the world for Architecture and the Built Environment and in the top 100 universities in the world** in the areas of:
- Civil and structural engineering
- Electrical and electronic engineering
- Computer science and information systems
- Business and management
- Communication and media studies
- Development studies
*2017-18 QS World University Rankings
**2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject
RMIT has three campuses in Melbourne, Australia, two in Vietnam, and a research centre in Barcelona, Spain. Founded in 1887, RMIT has grown alongside the city of Melbourne. Our largest campus is in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD and within easy reach of everything the city has to offer.
Melbourne City campus
Our 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. Melbourne, which has a population of more than four million, is vibrant and diverse, renowned for its arts and culture, food and dining, entertainment and recreation, sports, shopping and festivals. You will be captivated by its urban charm, sophistication and welcoming atmosphere.
The City campus has 45,000 students including 12,000 international students studying in across all major interest areas. When you study at RMIT you’re part of a vibrant and welcoming university filled with social, cultural, sporting and recreation 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 you’ll find new award-winning buildings like the Swanston Academic Building, the New Academic Street and the Design Hub, and outdoor recreational spaces including the Alumni Courtyard and the A’Beckett Urban Square.
Our Bundoora campus is 18 kilometres north-east of Melbourne’s city centre and is 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 side of 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.
This campus is home to education students and many of our design-related programmes and research including textile technologies, fashion, merchandising and product development.
RMIT's AU$8 million Fashion Hub is a world-class facility located at the Brunswick campus. The space allows students and staff to experiment with fashion design in an urban environment while learning industry best practice.
RMIT University has an international reputation for excellence in practical education and outcome-driven research, preparing graduates for success in a rapidly changing world.
RMIT offers a range of internships, placements and work experience opportunities that let you put theory into practice by working alongside some of the world’s learning organisations. As well as offering practical learning opportunities, RMIT partners with leading organisations like BMW, the United Nations, Deloitte, Adidas and L'Oréal to make sure your education is relevant and connected to the needs of industry.
RMIT operates sophisticated facilities for collaborative research, prototyping and product testing. Our cutting-edge facilities, including the Swanston Academic Building, Micro-Nano Research Facility, Advanced Manufacturing Precinct and Design Hub represent our commitment to developing world-class learning, teaching, training and research spaces.
At RMIT you’ll learn from experts working at the forefront of their fields and benefit from teachers and lecturers who apply their research discoveries, industry-informed judgement and specialist expertise directly to your programmes of study. RMIT offers a transformative educational experience through its links with industry and global partners.
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