RMIT provides many options for international students

RMIT University is Australia's largest dual-sector educational institution, producing some of Australia's most employable graduates. With its heart in the city of Melbourne, RMIT has an international reputation for excellence in work-relevant education and high quality research, and its engagement with the needs of industry and community.

Academic programmes
RMIT offers international students close to 470 programmes at the TAFE (Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma programmes), Undergraduate and Postgraduate level, all of which maintain currency and relevance due to strong links with industry, partner universities and communities across the globe.
Study options include:

  • Architecture, Building and Planning
  • Aerospace and Aviation
  • Art and Design
  • Applied Sciences
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Management and Logistics
  • Community Services and Social Sciences
  • Computing and Information Systems
  • Education and Training Engineering and Related Technologies
  • Fashion and Textiles
  • Film and Television Food Technology
  • Health and Medical Sciences
  • Media and Communications

RMIT in a snapshot

  • Total population: 71,311 students
  • Students studying TAFE programmes: 20,815
  • Students studying degree programmes:
  • International students at the Melbourne campus: 11,146
  • International student diversity: Students from over 100 countries with key countries being China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Saudi Arabia,Thailand and Vietnam
  • Campuses: City, Bundoora, Brunswick, Point Cook, Hanoi and Saigon South
  • Students studying in other worldwide campuses in Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia and other countries: 16,350

RMIT is able to provide students with education pathways towards further qualifications. Students can undertake certificate or diploma-level studies at Tafe, obtain credit for the work they have completed and then apply for university admission. For example, a one-year certificate programme may be recognised as the equivalent of the first year of a diploma.

Research capabilities
RMIT University has established a reputation of excellence in postgraduate research, with deep industry links relevant for the national and global marketplace. Research studies at RMIT allow students to formulate their research topic and pursue their theories and ideas. Students can achieve academic excellence within their chosen area through innovative research methods, interaction with experts in their field, and participate in the commercialisation process.

RMIT University's four Research Institutes represent areas of research excellence and scale - and demonstrate RMIT's capabilities at nationally and internationally leading levels. These institutes are as follows:

  • RMIT Design Research Institute
  • RMIT Global Cities Research Institute
  • RMIT Sustainable Health and Well-Being Research Institute
  • RMIT Platform Technologies Research Institute.

The Research Institutes form the university-wide component in the hierarchy of research clusters at RMIT and will provide complementary opportunities for researchers alongside RMIT Research Centres and other research groupings within the various Schools.

Why students choose RMIT University?

RMIT has a reputation for providing practically focused education, training and research. Programmes are developed in consultation with industry to ensure graduates meet employer expectations and are work ready. RMIT University rates among the top five universities in Australia for graduate employability.

Ranked 223 in the world, in the top 100 universities for Engineering and IT, and is ranked tenth in Australia by the Times Higher Education - QS World University Rankings.

RMIT's main campus is located in the heart of Melbourne, in the midst of galleries, restaurants and shops. Students enjoy all the benefits associated with studying in the Central Business District (CBD).

Campuses provide extensive student support services including: academic skills and English language support; 24-hour computer laboratries on-campus wireless internet; university email account; 24 hour on-campus security; health services; disabilities support; counselling service; over 100 student clubs and societies including sporting clubs; library, chaplaincy and cafes.

A unique RMIT International Industry Experience and Research Programme (RIIERP) providing students with international work experience opportunities. Participating companies include Airbus,the Siemens Group, Volkswagen and the Rolls-Royce Group.

Over 140 University exchange partners in Europe, the Americas and Asia, allowing students to build an international component into their programme, with options including a semester of exchange, study abroad or a short study tour.

Member of the Australian Technology Network (ATN) of Australian universities working with industry to provide career-driven, technology-oriented education for tomorrow's leaders. Other members of the ATN include Curtin University of Technology, UTS, QUT and UniSA.

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