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RMIT University

country rank  10
world rank  311

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Established in 1887, the RMIT University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Melbourne (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Victoria. This institution also has branch campuses in Bundoora, Brunswick, Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. Officially recognized by the Department of Education and Training of Australia, RMIT University (RMIT) is a very large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: over 45,000 students) coeducational Australian higher education institution. RMIT University (RMIT) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor's degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 136-year-old Australian higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 70-79% making this Australian higher education organization a moderately selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. RMIT also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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Entity Type


very large-sized
Total Enrollment


moderately selective
Acceptance rate

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University Identity

Acronym RMIT
Founded 1887
Motto Perita manus mens exculta
A skilled hand, a cultivated mind
Colours Red, black and white

University Location

Address 124 La Trobe Street
3000 Victoria
Tel +61 (0)3 9925 2000
Fax +61 (0)3 9663 6925
Other locations Bundoora, Brunswick, Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi

Study Areas and Degree Levels


The following uniRank Study Areas/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main study areas and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This uniRank table aims to help quickly identify the RMIT University's academic range and degree level offering.

Study Areas and Degree Levels Matrix

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Programs and courses


What are University programs and courses? University programs and courses are academic programs of study offered by universities, colleges and other higher education institutions. These programs and courses are designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in a particular field of study or career. In many countries, the terms "university courses" and "university programs" are used interchangeably whereas in the US university programs usually consist of a set of required courses that cover the fundamental concepts and principles of a field of study, as well as a selection of elective courses that allow students to specialize in a particular area of interest.

Programs and courses

uniRank publishes the following list of RMIT University's programs and/or courses; however, the list might be not complete or up-to-date. Please contact or refer to the RMIT University's website for a comprehensive list.

  • Associate Degree in Design
  • Associate Degree in Engineering Technology
  • Associate Degree in Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Applied Science
  • Bachelor of Architectural Design
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of Communication
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Design
  • Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Engineering
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science
  • Bachelor of Health Science
  • Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Landscape Architecture Design
  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Social Science
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Software Engineering
  • Bachelor of Technology
  • Graduate Diploma in Advertising
  • Graduate Diploma in Applied Human Rights
  • Graduate Diploma in Art in Public Space
  • Graduate Diploma in Arts Management
  • Graduate Diploma in Aviation Industry Management
  • Graduate Diploma in Bioinformatics
  • Graduate Diploma in Biomolecular Technologies
  • Graduate Diploma in Biotechnology
  • Graduate Diploma in Business Information Technology
  • Graduate Diploma in Computer Engineering
  • Graduate Diploma in Computing
  • Graduate Diploma in Disability Studies
  • Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Teaching
  • Graduate Diploma in Education
  • Graduate Diploma in Educational Leadership and Management
  • Graduate Diploma in Electronic Engineering
  • Graduate Diploma in Engineering Management
  • Graduate Diploma in Enterprise Architecture
  • Graduate Diploma in Environment and Planning
  • Graduate Diploma in Fashion and Textiles
  • Graduate Diploma in Finance
  • Graduate Diploma in Food Science and Technology
  • Graduate Diploma in Geological Engineering
  • Graduate Diploma in Geospatial Information
  • Graduate Diploma in Graphic Design
  • Graduate Diploma in Industrial Education and Training
  • Graduate Diploma in Information Assurance
  • Graduate Diploma in Information Management
  • Graduate Diploma in Information Security
  • Graduate Diploma in Information Technology
  • Graduate Diploma in Integrated Logistics Management
  • Graduate Diploma in International Automotive Engineering
  • Graduate Diploma in International Development
  • Graduate Diploma in Internet and Web Computing
  • Graduate Diploma in Journalism
  • Graduate Diploma in Laboratory Medicine
  • Graduate Diploma in Manufacturing
  • Graduate Diploma in Marketing
  • Graduate Diploma in Microelectronics Engineering
  • Graduate Diploma in Midwifery
  • Graduate Diploma in Network Engineering
  • Graduate Diploma in Nursing
  • Graduate Diploma in Policy and Human Services
  • Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting
  • Graduate Diploma in Project Management
  • Graduate Diploma in Quality Management
  • Graduate Diploma in Services Science
  • Graduate Diploma in Software Development
  • Graduate Diploma in Statistics(Business)
  • Graduate Diploma in Statistics
  • Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Energy
  • Graduate Diploma in Systems Engineering
  • Graduate Diploma in Telecommunication Engineering
  • Graduate Diploma in Translating and Interpreting Studies
  • Graduate Diploma n Graphic Communication
  • Graduate Diploma of Commerce
  • Master of Applied Science
  • Master of Architecture
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Aviation Industry Management
  • Master of Biotechnology
  • Master of Business
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Services Science
  • Master of Clinical Chiropractic
  • Master of Commerce
  • Master of Communication
  • Master of Computer Science
  • Master of Creative Media
  • Master of Design
  • Master of Engineering
  • Master of Fashion and Textiles
  • Master of Finance
  • Master of Fine Art
  • Master of Information Technology
  • Master of Laboratory Medicine
  • Master of Midwifery
  • Master of Osteopathy
  • Master of Professional Accounting
  • Master of Project Management
  • Master of Psychology
  • Master of Social Science
  • Master of Social Work
  • Master of Statistics
  • Master of Technology
  • Doctor of Fine Art
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Creative Media)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Accountancy)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Aerospace Engineering)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Anatomy and Physiology)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Applied Biology and Biotechnology)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Applied Chemistry)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Applied Criminology)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Applied Physics)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Applied Science)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Architecture and Design)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Arts)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Business Information Systems)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Business)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Chemical Engineering)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Chiropractic, Osteopathic and Chinese Medicine)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Civil Engineering)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Communication Studies)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Computer Science)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Creative Media)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Economics and Finance)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Education)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Environmental Engineering)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Fashion and Textiles)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Fine Art)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Food Science)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Geological Engineering)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Global Studies, Social Science and Planning)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Human Movement)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Human Services Research)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Industrial Design)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Interior Design)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (International Studies)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Land Information)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Landscape Architecture)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Logistics)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Management)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Manufacturing Systems)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Marketing)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Mathematics)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Medical Laboratory Science)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Medical Radiations Science)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Nursing)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Property, Construction and Project Management)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology and Disability)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Social Science)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Statistics and Operations Research)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Surveying, Geomatics and Cartography)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Textiles)
  • Doctor of Psychology

Yearly Tuition


Yearly tuition refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. This uniRank Tuition Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students (local and international students) and 2 degree levels (undergraduate and postgraduate degrees) and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at the RMIT University. However, the cost of yearly tuition can vary widely depending on the RMIT University's program of study, the specific type of degree, the student's residency status and other criteria. Moreover, tuition is just one component of the overall cost of attending university. Other expenses, such as room and board, textbooks and personal expenses can add significantly to the total cost of attendance and depends on Australia's cost of living.

Yearly Tuition Range Matrix

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Admissions info


Admission is the first step towards achieving students' academic and career goals and accessing the many opportunities and resources that a university has to offer. Admission policies may change by country, type of higher education institution and the specific programs or majors offered by the institution. Prospective students should carefully review the admission policies and requirements of each institution they are considering to determine their eligibility and, if the institution is selective and does not have an open admission policy, prepare a strong application.

Admission Info and stats

uniRank publishes below an overview of the most important information about the RMIT University's admission policy and statistics.

Admission Gender

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Admission Selection

Has the RMIT University a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

The RMIT University's acceptance rate range is 70-79% making this institution a moderately selective higher education institution.

International Admissions

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

Admission Office Admission Office

RMIT Info Corner, 330 Swanston Street
Melbourne 3000
(0)3 9925 5156

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Size and Profile


University size and profile can be important factors to consider when choosing a university or assessing its value. Here are some potential reasons why:

  • Resources: a larger university may have more resources available to its students, including research facilities, libraries, and extracurricular activities. However, a smaller university may offer a more personalized experience and smaller class sizes.
  • Diversity: the size and profile of a university can impact the diversity of its student body, faculty and curriculum. Larger universities may attract more international students and offer a wider range of academic programs, while smaller universities may have a more homogenous population.
  • Networking: a larger university may offer more opportunities for networking and building connections with other students and professionals in your field, but smaller universities may offer a tighter-knit community and more personalized networking opportunities.
  • Quality of Education: a university with a lower student-staff ratio typically means that students will receive more personalized attention from their instructors. This can lead to more individualized instruction, more opportunities for feedback and guidance and a better learning experience overall.
  • Location: campus setting can have an impact on students' access to resources, cost of living, transportation, social life and safety.
  • Religious affiliation: while it may not be the most important factor for everyone, understanding the religious affiliation of a university can help students determine if it aligns with their personal beliefs and provide a unique academic and spiritual experience.

Overall, the importance of university size and profile can vary depending on the student's individual goals, beliefs and priorities. It is important to consider these factors along with other important criteria, such as academic programs, location, cost and university culture.

Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for the RMIT University.

Student Enrollment

The RMIT University has a student enrollment range of over 45,000 making it a very large-sized institution.

Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 1,500-1,999 academic employees (Faculty).

Control Type Control Type

The RMIT University is a public higher education institution.

Entity Type

The RMIT University is a non-profit higher education institution.

Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.

Religious Affiliation

The RMIT University does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


What are University facilities and services and what facilities and services does the RMIT University offer? University facilities and services refer to the physical infrastructure and resources provided by a university to support its academic and research activities, as well as the well-being of its students, faculty and staff. Some examples of university facilities and services are classrooms and lecture halls, libraries, laboratories, housing, dining services, health services, sports and fitness facilities, financial aids, career or academic counseling services, technology and computing resources, distance learning and study abroad services.

Facilities and Services

uniRank provides below an overview of the facilities and services offered by the RMIT University.


This institution has a physical Library for its students. Go to the RMIT University's Library


This institution provides on-campus residences or dormitories and/or off-campus accommodation to its students.

Sport Facilities

This institution has sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

Financial Aids

This institution offers one or more types of financial aid (i.e. scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid, etc.) for eligible students.

Study Abroad

This institution provides study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

Distance Learning

This higher education institution offers a distance learning mode for some programs or courses.

Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

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Career Services Career Services

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Recognition and Accreditation


There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system:

  • Institutional legal recognition: institutional legal recognition of a University refers to the formal recognition of the university's legal status by the government of a country. Legally recognized higher education institutions are chartered, registered and/or licensed by government bodies to be legal entities authorized to teach at the tertiary level.
  • Institutional accreditation: institutional accreditation is a type of additional quality assessment that evaluates the overall quality of an institution as a whole. Institutional accrediting bodies assess a University's overall mission, governance, leadership, faculty qualifications, student support services, financial stability and academic offering. Institutional accreditation is a concept that mainly exists in the US higher education system and a few other countries. So if you plan to study in the United States make sure that the University you choose is not only registered or licensed but officially accredited by a recognized accrediting body. In the US uniRank only includes accredited institutions.
  • Programmatic or specialized accreditation: programmatic or specialized accreditation, on the other hand, is a type of accreditation that evaluates and accredits specific academic programs within a University. Programmatic accreditation, granted by specialized national or international accrediting bodies, assesses the quality and rigor of a program's curriculum, faculty qualifications, student outcomes and resources and is focused on ensuring that a specific program or course meets industry standards and requirements.

uniRank provides, for each University, the name of the organization that has officially granted institutional legal recognition or accreditation. For some Universities uniRank also provides a list of programmatic or specialized accreditations that, however, might be not complete or up-to-date.

Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

The RMIT University is legally recognized and/or accredited by: Department of Education and Training of Australia

Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • CPA Australia
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA)
  • Australian Computer Society (ACS)
  • Engineers Australia
  • National ELT Accreditation Scheme Limited (NEAS)

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Memberships and Affiliations


University memberships and affiliations to external organizations can be important for several reasons:

  • Collaboration and networking: they can provide opportunities for collaboration and networking with other universities, academic institutions and industry partners. This can lead to joint research projects, sharing of resources and expertise and collaborations on educational programs and initiatives.
  • Access to resources: they can provide access to a wide range of resources, including research facilities, academic journals and funding opportunities. This can be especially beneficial for smaller or less well-resourced universities, which may not have the same level of access to resources as larger and more established institutions.
  • Quality assurance: membership in professional or industry organizations can provide a level of quality assurance for Universities, ensuring that they meet certain standards and requirements in terms of academic programs, research and student support services. However, membership in an organization does not necessarily imply a formal accreditation or quality assurance process for the University's programs.
  • Recognition and reputation: membership in prestigious or exclusive organizations can enhance the reputation and recognition of a university, both locally and internationally. This can lead to increased visibility and opportunities for collaboration and partnerships.
  • Internationalization: memberships and affiliations can facilitate internationalization efforts, including student and faculty exchange programs, joint research initiatives and collaborations with international partners. This can help to broaden the global perspective of a university and provide opportunities for students and faculty to gain international experience and exposure.

Overall, university memberships and affiliations can provide a range of benefits for Universities and its stakeholders (students, faculty and staff), including collaboration and networking opportunities, access to resources, quality assurance, recognition, reputation and internationalization.

Memberships and Affiliations

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important RMIT University's memberships and affiliations; however, the list might be not complete or up-to-date. Please contact or refer to the RMIT University's website for a comprehensive list.

  • Universities Australia
  • Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL)
  • Australian Technology Network (ATN)
  • Global U8 Consortium (GU8)
  • Open Universities Australia (OUA)
  • Global U8 Consortium (GU8)
  • Chinese Medicine Confucius Institute (CMCI)
  • United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)
  • Singapore Institute of Management (SIM)
  • Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)

Academic Structure


Most higher education institutions' first-level academic divisions are, depending on the country, one of the following:

  • Colleges
  • Faculties
  • Schools
  • Institutes
  • Academies
  • Departments
  • Divisions
  • Centers

Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of disciplines and study areas a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure.

Academic Structure

uniRank provides below a structural diagram of the first-level academic divisions of the RMIT University's organizational structure.


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Social Media


Social media can be a powerful tool for Universities to communicate with current students, alumni, faculty, staff and the wider community. But how can social media be important for prospective students? Here are some ways in which the official RMIT University's social media channels can help potential students to understand and assess this or any university:

  • Researching universities: social media can be a useful tool for researching universities that prospective students may be interested in attending. By following the RMIT University on social media, potential students can learn more about the university's culture, values, academic programs and campus life. They can also engage with current students and alumni to get a sense of their experiences and valuable perspectives from the inside.
  • Engagement with the University: social media allows the RMIT University to engage with prospective students by answering questions, sharing news and events and showcasing the university's offerings. Potential students can appraise how up-to-date and relevant is the content published through social media and how prompt and efficient the RMIT University is in answering their queries.

Overall, social media can provide valuable insights to prospective students and other stakeholders into the RMIT University's profile and level of engagement.

Social Media

uniRank publishes brief reviews, rankings and metrics of some RMIT University's social media channels as a starting point for comparison and an additional selection tool for potential applicants.

Facebook Facebook

RMIT University's Facebook page review RMIT University's official Facebook page

Twitter Twitter

RMIT University's Twitter page review RMIT University's official Twitter page

YouTube YouTube

RMIT University's YouTube channel review RMIT University's official YouTube channel

Instagram Instagram

RMIT University's official Instagram page

LinkedIn LinkedIn

RMIT University's main LinkedIn profile

TikTok TikTok


Online Courses

Open Education Global Open Education Global

This higher education institution is not a member of the Open Education Global (OEGlobal) organization that is developing, implementing and supporting free open education.

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Video Presentation

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