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RMIT has recently introduced a number of new undergraduate
programs, including the bachelor of arts (criminology and
psychology), bachelor of business (human resource
management) and bachelor of engineering (electronic product
There are also a number of new double degrees, including
the bachelor of engineering (advanced manufacturing and
mechatronics)/ bachelor of business (international business);
bachelor of science (food technology)/bachelor of business
(management); and bachelor of engineering (mechanical
engineering)/ bachelor of design (industrial design).
As part of RMIT’s major building and renewal program, the
Design Hub and the Swanston Academic Building are now part of
the city campus. Featuring cutting-edge facilities for design
education, research and industry engagement, the Design Hub
incorporates a range of collaborative design research and
exhibition spaces. Home to RMIT’s College of Business, the
Swanston Academic Building features innovative learning and
teaching facilities, including lecture theatres, teaching spaces and
specialist learning venues. There are also additional student
portals for study and recreation, with landscaped indoor gardens
and curated spaces for public art.
See ‘Getting in’ ratings above and in the Section 3 field of study
Some RMIT courses are very tough to enter, especially in
fields for which it is well known, such as architecture,
communication, creative arts and engineering. RMIT’s Info
Corner in the Melbourne CBD handles queries from prospective
students for all programs.
The university is committed to ensuring the participation and
success of students regardless of their background and
circumstances. This commitment is demonstrated through access
schemes, equity scholarships, targeted outreach and
engagement, and pathways through industry-themed VET and
associate degree study.
RMIT’s equity access schemes help to increase the
participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students,
mature age students, students living with a disability or long-term
medical condition, those experiencing difficult financial and
personal circumstances, those who are applying for specified
courses where their gender is under-represented, students from
rural and regional areas, students from non-English-speaking
backgrounds and school leavers from one of the 108 schools
participating in RMIT’s Schools Network Access Program
(SNAP). SNAP provides special entry for disadvantaged
applicants from participating schools across Victoria, assessing
applications on the basis of an applicant statement and teacher
recommendations rather than relying on an ATAR.
All institutions have their own admission rules, so refer to
RMIT’s website and the local tertiary admission centre’s
Costs and scholarships
RMIT offers Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) to
domestic students. In addition to government scholarships (see
page 40 for more details), the following are just some of the
prizes, bursaries and scholarships that are awarded to
undergraduate students. To find out more about eligibility criteria,
contact RMIT directly.
RMIT Achievement Scholarship: This scholarship provides
$6000 per year for the duration of the course. It is awarded to full-
time undergraduate students who have achieved outstanding
results in Year 12.
RMIT Study Support Scholarship: This scholarship provides
$2500 per year for the duration of the course. It is awarded to full-
time students who can demonstrate financial or educational
RMIT Village Accommodation Support Scholarship: This
scholarship covers half the cost of accommodation at RMIT
Village. It is awarded to full-time students relocating to Melbourne
from interstate or a Victorian regional or rural area who can
demonstrate financial and educational disadvantage.
The university library has five sites across RMIT’s three domestic
campuses. Library staff are available to assist students with their
work and can be contacted face-to-face in the library or via phone
or email. With computers, silent areas and group study rooms,
the library is also a great place to study.
Those needing access to learning support services can visit
the Study and Learning Centre, which offers study skills
workshops and tutoring in maths and English. Study skills
resources are also available online through the Learning Lab
website. In addition, there are special units available to support
students with disabilities and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
students. Other support services include counselling, disability
support, legal services and financial assistance.
Sport and leisure
How the fields of study rate and compare (continued)
FIELD OF STUDY
GETTING A FULL-TIME
WHAT GRADUATES SAY
For an explanation of this table, see page 233.
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