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.
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.
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.
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.
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^:
- 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)
- 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.
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.