RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise.

One of Australia's original tertiary institutions, RMIT University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education, applied research, and engagement with the needs of industry and the community.

RMIT is a world leader in Art and Design; Architecture; Education; Engineering; Development; Computer Science and Information Systems; Business and Management; and Communication and Media Studies.

Our heritage

RMIT was established in 1887 as the Working Men’s College with the aim of bringing education to the working people of Melbourne.

Our locations and facilities

Our campuses in Melbourne and Vietnam feature award-winning buildings and some of the most technologically advanced facilities in the world.

Our education

RMIT makes a difference to the lives of our students, our staff and our community through our educational programs.

Governance and management

Sound governance and management is essential to ensure the success and sustainability of the University.

Our Colleges

RMIT University offers programs of study in 17 schools across three academic colleges.

One of Australia’s original educational institutions founded in 1887, RMIT University is now the nation's largest tertiary institution with more than 84,000 students, including 13,000 at postgraduate level.

Our rankings

QS Rankings

RMIT has a 5-Star QS ranking for excellence in higher education.

15th highest ranked university in Australia and 250th in the world*

21st in the world and 5th in Australia among universities less than 50 years old (2019 QS Top 50 Under 50 index)

40th in the world for the international profile of the University's academic staff*

108th in the world for employer reputation (8th in Australia and 3rd in Victoria)*

12th in the world for Art and Design (highest ranked in Australia)^

22nd in the world for Architecture and the Built Environment (4th highest in Australia)^

95th globally for graduate employment (8th in Australia)#

Among the world's top 100 universities in^:

  • Education
  • Engineering (Civil and Structural)
  • Engineering (Electrical and Electronic)
  • Computer Science and Information Systems
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Development Studies
  • Business and Management Studies
  • Accounting and Finance

Among the world's top 150 universities in^:

  • Engineering (Chemical)
  • Engineering (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing)
  • Geography
  • Social Sciences and Management

*2018–19 QS World University Rankings

^2019 QS World University Rankings by Subject

#2019 QS Graduate Employability Rankings

QS rankings are among the most influential and widely observed international university rankings.

Other rankings

RMIT is ranked among the world's top 400 universities globally in the 2018 Academic Ranking of World Universities.

RMIT is also ranked in the 401–500 band in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017–18, and 74th in the Asia-Pacific region.

RMIT is ranked 268th in the 2018 Leiden Ranking 4, the ranking of the world’s top research-intensive universities.

RMIT is 19th in the world in the Business of Fashion’s 2017 Global Fashion School Rankings and 9th in the BoF’s Top 10 Global Graduate Fashion Business Courses.

RMIT is 97th globally and 13th in the Asia-Pacific region in the 2018 QS Global Executive MBA rankings; and ranked in the world’s top 151–200 in the 2018 QS Full-Time MBA.

RMIT ranks 33rd in the Global Executive MBA Rankings and 19th globally for the Executive MBA program in the 2018 Global MBA Rankings (CEO Magazine).

Excellence in Research

The quality of the RMIT’s research work has been endorsed by the Australian Research Council.

In the most recent Excellence in Research for Australia evaluation, RMIT was rated “well above world standard” in 13 research fields and “above world standard” in a further nine fields.

Our research in 11 areas of science (including medical science), engineering and applied mathematics, as well as in architecture and media and communications, was ranked among the best in the world.

Victorian International Education Awards

At the inaugural Victorian International Education Awards, RMIT received the Premier’s award for International Education Provider of the Year and the award for Excellence in International Education (University).


Our alumni community of more than 300,000 stretches across the globe and includes leaders such as News Corporation CEO, Robert Thomson; BHP Billiton Chair, Jacques Nasser; multi-award winning theoretical physicist, Dr Amanda Barnard; and former Edinburgh International Festival Director, Sir Jonathan Mills AO.

Programs taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:

Advanced Diploma

RMIT - Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Want to forge a career in screen or interactive digital media? This program is delivered as part of a sequence, beginning with the Diploma of Screen and Media or the Dipl ... [+]


This programme is delivered as part of a sequence, beginning with the Diploma of Screen and Media or the Diploma of Digital Media Technologies.

Upon satisfactory completion of the Diploma, you will progress to the Advanced Diploma.

You may be eligible to begin your studies at the Advanced Diploma level if you already hold a Diploma in Screen and Media or have the relevant knowledge and skills. You must still apply for the Diploma, and will then be assessed for entry into the Advanced Diploma.

To apply for this programme sequence, visit either the Diploma of Screen and Media or the Diploma of Digital Media Technologies programme pages.

This Advanced Diploma gives you the broad base necessary to move ahead in the art, design, screen and media industries. RMIT is renowned as Australia's leader in screen, interactive and new media education. We'll provide you with a creative and supportive environment of artistic and intellectual investigation with great opportunities to forge industry connections.... [-]

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RMIT - Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

A Diploma of Commerce equips students with the communication, problem-solving and management skills required to succeed in a global environment and build a career in busi ... [+]


Your career in commerce

A Diploma of Commerce equips students with the communication, problem-solving and management skills required to succeed in a global environment and build a career in business anywhere in the world.

What you will learn in this programme

This general introduction to business studies covers the fundamentals of management, accounting and marketing, and equips graduates with communications and management skills in demand by industry.


Be RMIT Proud! Join this dynamic programme to ‘kick-start’ your exciting journey from student to qualified business leader.

RMIT creates a wonderful experience which includes:

a full year of study equivalent to the first year of an RMIT Bachelor of Business Programme. caring, understanding and industry trained teachers who will personally support and guide you to on this journey to your global career destination. unique academic and industry learning experiences specifically designed to inspire. a friendly and social environment led by staff who understand the challenges faced by international students and who can enhance your motivation and keep you focused on your dream goals and visions. ... [-]
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Graduate Diploma

RMIT - Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

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Gain a globally recognized qualification to teach children in their most critical years of development and growth.

RMIT’s Graduate Diploma in Education (Early Childhood Education) will develop your understanding of how young children learn the skills they need for life.

This program is designed for those who have an undergraduate degree and now wish to teach in the early childhood field.

What you will gain through this program

Graduates of this program will have a professional teaching qualification, allowing them to teach in all early childhood settings.

This degree will give you the confidence to link theories with practice and build on children’s creativity, problem-solving and innovation by using emerging technologies in curriculum design.... [-]

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1 - 2 years
Online & Campus Combined

Undergraduate Pathway

RMIT - Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Don't have the score you need to enter your preferred program? Need to complete specific subjects or other prerequisites, like a portfolio? If the answer is 'yes', join u ... [+]

Why Foundation Studies?

Foundation Studies allows you to focus on areas of interest to you while improving your academic skills in a supportive environment.

Study at your own pace

Foundation studies offer two start dates across the year so you can choose a time that suits you.

Support and individual attention

Our teachers and support staff provide guidance, counseling, support and individual attention as soon as you start.

Mentoring and social activities

Our First 30 Days Program will offer you support, guidance and reassurance as you settle into your new home here in Melbourne. We also offer a range of social activities to help you make friends and adjust to your new environment.... [-]

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1 year
124 La Trobe Street
3000 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia