About RMIT University
If you're ready to take your career to the next level, then you should consider an online course with RMIT University.
This Melbourne-based university and TAFE has a global reputation for excellence in technology, communications and design. All courses are co-produced by industry heavyweights like IBM, Salesforce and Deloitte, so you will graduate with skills that are essential in your sector.
You can enrol instantly in short RMIT Online courses through Open Universities Australia—or compare qualifications that are available throughout the year. We’re here to offer unbiased advice on your study options, whenever you need us.
RMIT University ranking
How does RMIT University score on academic excellence, student/staff ratios and graduate employability?
#11Within Australia on QS World University Rankings 2024
#16in Australia on the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024
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Meet a student
Lisa wanted a degree that would help her stand out in the competitive film industry.
So she decided to earn a Juris Doctor with RMIT through Open Universities Australia. Now, she uses her knowledge of the law to get more local films on the screen.
RMIT University FAQs
When was RMIT established?
RMIT is one of the oldest universities in Australia, dating all the way back to 1887. Originally established as a technical college, it officially gained university status in 1992.
Where is RMIT University?
RMIT’s main campus can be found in Melbourne’s central business distinct. The university also has two other Melbourne locations in Bundoora and Brunswick, international campuses in Vietnam and a research centre in Spain.
Online students are welcome to visit these campuses whenever they like, and to access facilities including the RMIT Library, the career hub and student support centres.
What is RMIT known for?
RMIT is known as a global leader in technology, design, business and communication. According to the QS World University Rankings, the uni is one of the top 15 places in Oceania to study computer science and information systems.
RMIT is also considered the 15th best place in the world to study art and design, and the top art and design university in Oceania.
How many students attend RMIT University?
In 2022, more than 90,000 students were enrolled in RMIT’s university and TAFE courses.
Is RMIT a good university?
RMIT consistently ranks among the top 200 universities in the world on the QS World University Rankings. This list rates almost 1,500 institutions on things like academic reputation, graduate employability and faculty-to-student ratios.
RMIT also ranks among the top 10 universities in Australia for employability. This is because its courses are co-created by some of the most innovative companies in the country, including Salesforce, IBM, REA Group and VICE. Graduates walk away with practical skills that are in-demand with employers.
Who are RMIT University’s most notable alumni?
RMIT has hundreds of graduates who have gone on to achieve recognition in their fields.
Some famous former students include:
- Sir Bernard Evans, former Lord Mayor of Melbourne
- Ted Baillieu, former Premier of Victoria
- Marcus Stephen, former President of Nauru
- Robert Thomson, CEO of News Corp
- Hamish Blake, TV presenter
- Rove McManus, TV presenter
- Peter Helliar, TV presenter
- Eddie Maguire AM, TV presenter
- James Wan, director of Saw, Insidious and The Conjuring
- Leigh Whannell, screenwriter of Saw, Insidious and director of The Invisible Man
- Rosalie Ham, author of The Dressmaker
- Alexis Wright, Miles Franklin Award-winning author of Carpentaria
- Daryl Jackson AO, architect who designed Etihad Stadium (currently Marvel Stadium)
- Nonda Katsalidis, architect who designed Eureka Tower
- Barry Patten, architect who designed Sidney Myer Music Bowl
What is it like to be an RMIT Online student?
When you study online with RMIT, you earn the same qualification as an on-campus student. But you don’t have to commute to campus or attend in-person lectures. You have the freedom to complete your coursework on your own schedule, which can make it easier to work full or part-time.
Online students access all course content, lectures, assessments, grades and feedback through a learning management system called Canvas. The trickiest thing about online study can be finding motivation and managing your time. But you will find the work for your whole semester visible in Canvas at once, so you can organise your weeks accordingly.
You also have access to other students, teaching staff, and an IT help desk whenever you need extra support.
How do I start an RMIT application?
You can enrol in single RMIT subjects and short courses directly through Open Universities Australia. We’ll handle all the administration for you, but you will study directly with RMIT University.
RMIT manages enquiries and applications related to its degrees.
If you find an RMIT degree you’re interested in, select ‘Enquire now’ on the course page and fill out the form. A representative from RMIT University will then get in touch with you. They will be able to guide you on the application process, and answer your questions around entry requirements, your eligibility for course credit, and HELP loans.
For your peace of mind, an Open Universities Australia student advisor will contact you after you speak with the university to see how you went. We can steer you in another direction if you haven’t quite found the course for you.
You can check our key dates page to confirm when RMIT enrolments are open.
RMIT University student stories and study advice
With the help of people like Lisa, the Australian film industry lives on, and the voices of our home-grown storytellers continue to be heard.
Within weeks of finishing her Executive MBA (EMBA), Louise was offered the role of her dreams – Acting Deputy at Sydney Metro. She sat down to tell us how she did it.
As an engineer, numbers were always comforting for Behnoud, but what threw him was leadership—something he learned through his MBA.
Have a passion for information technology? Meet Ben, a young Aussie who now walks the hallways of a tech giant.
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