RMIT was first established as a Working Men’s College in 1887 and since then it has emerged as one of the best Technological Universities in Australia. It received a university status in 1992 and since then it is known as Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University).
Currently, RMIT has 82,000 students out of which 28,000 are international students. RMIT has a reputation of providing excellent vocational education and it has continued the legacy even in the newly introduced faculties.
It is prominently known for its courses under faculties such as engineering, accounting and finance, computer science and information systems, communication and media studies, psychology, education, law and economics.
RMIT not only offers Research Fellowships under many faculties but also offers excellent courses in Fashion Designing and Technology.
In the QS world University Rankings, RMIT gained a place in top 300 universities in the world. It also received a five star rating in the areas of research, employability, teaching, facilities, internationalisation, innovation, engagement and specialisation. It has also received an award for Excellence in International Education.
RMIT has spread its wings across the globe. Along with three main campuses in Melbourne, Australia, RMIT has a campus in Vietnam and a center in Barcelona Spain. The list continues as RMIT has partners in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Belgium, Spain and Germany. Through the partner institutions RMIT provides various courses and avails its teaching services.
RMIT provides a range for temporary and long term accommodations for students at affordable rates. On campus they have student hostels, Apartments, RMIT village and also avail the services of arranging off-campus accommodation for its students.
RMIT is planning to award over 2000 scholarships for the academic from the academic year of 2015. It offers scholarships to domestic and international students for certificate, diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
Transport and Location
The Melbourne campuses of RMIT are very well connected by the city public transport that includes a Bus, train and a tram service. Students can avail the cab facility as well as concessions for the Public Transport of Victoria.
Cycling to the university is also encouraged by all. There are facilities such as Bike Share, bike docking stations and secure parking facilities for students who prefer the environment friendly mode of transport.