RMIT University - Overview & Background

The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology is one of the largest public universities in Australia. RMIT is also the largest university in Australia offering a dual-based education program (the university offers a mix of vocational skill-based courses and higher education-based courses). RMIT’s main campus is located in the heart of the city of Melbourne.

Most of its buildings are spread across six city blocks covering approximately 720,000 square metres. RMIT also has two other campuses in the northern suburbs of Brunswick and Bundoora and a training site, situated on the Williams base of the Royal Australian Air Force, in the western suburb of Point Cook. RMIT also has its reach outside Australia. It has two branch campuses in Vietnam too.

RMIT has courses which are spread across 17 schools.

These schools are grouped under three colleges :

  • The College of Business
  • College of Design and Social Context 
  • The College of Science
  • Engineering and Health


Former names


Working Men's College (1887–1933)
Melbourne Technical College (1934–1959)


1887 (college), 1992 (university)


Grazier Francis Ormond

Also Known As

The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

University Motto

A skilled hand and cultivated mind

University Type

Public Research University

University City

Melbourne, Victoria

Student to Faculty Ratio


Main Campus


Campus Size

186.07 acres


A$1.519 billion (2019)

Acceptance Rate


Graduation Rate


Employment Rate


Total Enrollment


Official Website Link

Rmit University, Australia

Contact Detail

+61 3 9925 2000


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 RMIT Library is the central library network of the university. It has five locations across RMIT's three Australian campuses. 

The university also houses state-of-the-art and technologically equipped laboratories including:

  • Gas Sensors Laboratory
  • Novel Fabrication Laboratory
  • PC2 Mammalian Cell Laboratory
  • PDMS (Polydimethylsiloxane) and nanoparticle laboratory
  • Physical vapour deposition laboratory


 MIT offers plenty of accommodation options for its students. International students are advised to first choose a short stay accommodation. This will help you get used to the city and its way of life. Check with the RMIT Connect – which helps students find short stay accommodation.  

RMIT and the city of Melbourne offer a plethora of long stay options. You can choose from staying in a homestay – where you can get a room with an Australian family. This option too is desirable because you will get a home-like atmosphere, and all the required facilities will be taken care of. You could rent an apartment to share it with fellow students.

The University will help you in finding an apartment which suits your budget. Check out these sites, and There are purpose-built student accommodations designed specifically for RMIT students.

Check out these sites to find the one closest to the campus you are studying in. If budget is a constraint, you could check out these student hostels which offer you a room with shared bathroom and lounge.


RMIT offers a variety of research scholarships to support candidates and help them to pursue excellence in research while furthering their academic and career goals.

There are two basic types of scholarship that are available:

  • Stipend scholarships
  • International tuition fee scholarships

Jobs and Placements

RMIT university is ranked 85th globally in QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019. As far as graduate employment rate goes, RMIT ranks 59th globally. 

Notable Alumni

 Some famous alumni from Rmit University include:

  • Charles Wheeler, Painter and recipient of the Archibald Prize (1933)
  • Udo Sellbach, Printmaker; co-founder of the Print Council of Australia
  • David de Vries, Comic book artist and writer, previously with DC Comics and Mad Magazine
  • Stuart Devlin, Goldsmith; designed the decimal coinage of Australia; former official jeweller to Queen Elizabeth II
  • Pamela Irving, Sculptor; created the popular "Larry La Trobe" sculpture in City Square, Melbourne
  • Peter Beilharz, Sociologist; co-founder and editor of the academic journal Thesis Eleven
  • Andrew Demetriou, Former CEO of the Australian Football League (AFL)
  • Paul Stoddart, Former owner of the Minardi (Formula 1) and Minardi Team USA (Indy Car) racing teams

Rmit University Location

 The RMIT’s main campus is bang in the heart of Melbourne and is easily accessible by bus, tram or taxi from the airport. The Bundoora campus is located 18 km from the City campus in the outer northern suburb of Bundoora.

The campus is divided into 'East' and 'West' by Plenty Road. In contrast to the urban City campus, the Bundoora West campus is set amongst almost 400,000 square metres of parkland.

Programs offered at the Bundoora campus are :

  • Aerospace engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Medical sciences
  • Social sciences

Melbourne International Airport and Avalon Airport are the closest airports to RMIT University Bundoora campus. Thomastown and Lalor Stations on the South Morang line, and Greensborough Station on the Hurstbridge line are the closest metro stations from where you can connect to trams and local buses.
 The Brunswick campus is located 6 km from the City campus in the inner northern suburb of Brunswick. Courses in fashion design, graphic design, printing, publishing and textiles are offered here.

Rmit University Map Location

Address: 124 La Trobe St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Frequently Asked Questions about RMIT University

Is RMIT a good university?

The reputation of RMIT as a leader in professional and vocational education, applied research, and involvement with global industry and community needs is well-known. On the basis of the global outlook, RMIT is ranked 59th. THE releases rankings for 1622 colleges.

Is RMIT expensive?

Nearly 87,000 students attend RMIT University each year, including 34,347 international onshore and offshore students. Tuition fees for programs for undergrads are approx. ₹1,622,783 per year while ₹1,424,877 for a postgraduate program per year.

Which is better RMIT or university of Melbourne?

Although Melbourne University only offers a few undergraduate IT courses, there are more highly qualified researchers there. RMIT is better for undergraduate students because the topics they test are more relevant to finding a job, however the calibre of research varies by person and by field.

What is RMIT famous for?

RMIT is a leading institution of technology, design, and business. It is a global leader in the fields of business and management, communication and media studies, education, architecture, engineering, and computer science.

Which is better Monash or RMIT?

Monash has the highest reputation, with Deakin and RMIT sharing for second place. But all three are respected organizations. The question should be, "Which University is best for my subject of study?" not "Which university is significant."

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