RMIT University, officially the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), is a public university located in Melbourne.
Established in 1887 as a private college, RMIT’s teaching, learning and research programs have been continually updated so that students, staff and graduates are equipped to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
During the 1990s, RMIT gained university status and developed campuses in Bundoora and Brunswick in Melbourne’s northern suburbs, and later in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi in Vietnam.
In 2013, RMIT opened a research and industry collaboration centre in Barcelona, Spain. The main campus of RMIT is situated in the city centre of Melbourne.
RMIT’s courses of study are offered across 4 academic colleges and 16 academic schools:
#206 in the World, QS World University Rankings 2022
#301 – 350 in the World, Times Higher Education World rankings 2022
#18 in the World, QS Top 50 under 50 2021
#3 globally for Environmental, social and economic impact, Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings 2021
#57, Times Young University Rankings 2021
Rankings by Subject
QS World University Rankings 2021
No 12 in Australia and 101-150th in the World for Accounting and Finance
No 9 in Australia and 151-200th in the World for Agriculture & Forestry
No 3 in Australia and 28th in the World for Architecture & Built Environment
No 1 in Australia and 15th in the World for Art & Design
No 8 in Australia and 116th in the World for Arts and Humanities
No 13 in Australia and 151-200th in the World for Business and Management
No 12 in Australia and 251-300th in the World for Chemistry
No 3 in Australia and 41st in the World for Communication & Media Studies
No 10 in Australia and 141st in the World for Computer Science and Information Systems
No 5 in Australia and 51-100th in the World for Development Studies
No 13 in Australia and 101-150th in the World for Education & Training
No 8 in Australia and 151-200th in the World for Chemical Engineering
No 9 in Australia and 51-100th in the World for Civil & Structural Engineering
No 9 in Australia and 127th in the World for Electrical & Electronic Engineering
No 7 in Australia and 134th in the World for Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering
No 11 in Australia and 51-60th in the World for Mineral & Mining Engineering
No 9 in Australia and 144th in the World for Engineering & Technology
No 14 in Australia and 151-200th in the World for Environmental Sciences
No 8 in Australia and 101-150th in the World for Geography
No 3 in Australia and 40th in the World for Library & Information Management
No 10 in Australia and 101-150th in the World for Materials Sciences
No 15 in Australia and 251-300th in the World for Mathematics
No 21 in Australia and 251-300th in the World for Psychology
No 13 in Australia and 223rd in the World for Social Sciences & Management
No 14 in Australia and 151-200th in the World for Sociology
No 10 in Australia and 151-200th in the World for Statistics
Melbourne City Campus
Melbourne City campus is located in the cosmopolitan heart of Melbourne’s CBD and is surrounded by public transport, restaurants, cafes, theatres, galleries and parks. It is known for its striking contemporary architecture as well as its well-preserved Victorian era and interwar period buildings.
At the intersection of La Trobe Street and Swanston Street, the campus also benefits from its proximity to the State Library of Victoria as well as the adjacent Melbourne Central Shopping Centre and its City Loop underground railway station. It is also well-serviced by the city tram network along La Trobe Street and Swanston Street and has its own tram stop in the densest section of the campus.
Established in 1992 the Bundoora campus, is in the north-eastern suburbs of Melbourne 18 km from the City campus. Bundoora is set in a tranquil parkland environment complete with outdoor sporting facilities.
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 has three regional sites in Hamilton, Point Cook and Bendigo all offering students state-of-the-art training facilities.