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2021 Guide for International Students - RMIT UNIVERSITY
A message from
                                                                                the Vice-Chancellor
                                                                                Martin Bean
                                                                               At RMIT we focus on giving everyone the chance to be their best, shape their future
                                                                               and belong.
                                                                               That’s what our Ready for Life and Work strategy is all about and thanks to the passion
                                                                               of our extraordinary people we’re making it a reality.
                                                                               We exist to prepare our students for workplaces that are rapidly evolving and we play
                                                                               a part in shaping a changing world.
                                                                               It began in 1887 when Francis Ormond had a vision for helping workers acquire real-world
                                                                               skills. The people of Melbourne matched his enthusiasm to start a very practical place of
                                                                               learning where students would leave ready for employment.
                                                                               We still live this vision today – but now on a global scale.
                                                                               RMIT has been part of every new development in work and industry since our inception.
                                                                               As society and the economy have become more sophisticated and complex, RMIT has
                                                                               grown and changed alongside.
                                                                               Now, we’re a global university of design, technology and enterprise, with more than 93,000
                                                                               students and 10,000 amazing teachers and staff who proudly live and breathe
                                                                               our purpose every day.
                                                                               We’re passionate about the communities we’re part of and we’re driven to make a
                                                                               purposeful contribution.
                                                                               We shape the world with our research and impactful partnerships with industry, government
                                                                               and enterprise.
                                                                               We provide life-changing experiences when we give our students their first, second or even
                                                                               third opportunity to prepare for the world of work they aspire to.
                                                                               Today, more than ever, the transformational power of education is lifelong, generations deep
                                                                               and worldwide.
                                                                               The one certainty is more and greater change in every industry and every location.
                                                                               So with the world unlike it’s ever been before, we’re focused on ensuring our students
                                                                               are ready for life and work, whatever form that takes.
                                                                               At RMIT, as we look to 2021 and beyond, we’re excited about the possibilities.

     of Country
    RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and
    Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nations on whose
                                                                               Martin Bean CBE
    unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University   Vice-Chancellor and President
    respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present.
    RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of
    the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.
    Artwork by Louisa Bloom, Kamilaroi

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    Welcome                          3
    Why choose RMIT?                 6
    Explore our campuses             8
    Melbourne campus maps            9
    Life in Melbourne               10
    Life at RMIT                    11
    Accommodation and expenses      12
    Global experiences              14
    Get future ready                15
    Support services                16
    Scholarships                    17
    Course entry requirements       18
    English for academic purposes   19
    Foundation studies              20
    Pathways                        21
    VCE at RMIT                     22
    Fees and important dates        22
    How to apply                    23
    Research at RMIT                24

    Architecture                    28

    Art                             30

    Biomedical Sciences             32

    Building                        34

    Business                        36

    Communication                   42

    Design                          46

    Education                       50

    Engineering                     52

    Fashion and Textiles            58

    Game Design                     60

    Health Science                  62

    Information Technology          66

    Law                             70

    Media                           72

    Science                         74

    Social Science                  78

    Index                           80

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     choose                    Top 1%                                     #22                              #5                                          #1                               Official Research Partner

                               of universities globally1                  in the world out of              graduate employment                         Victorian university for

     RMIT?                                                                all universities under
                                                                          50 years old2
                                                                                                           rate in Australia5                          student engagement4

    RMIT has been
    awarded 5 QS stars in
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    all possible categories:   scholarships awarded                      dual-sector                       alumni living in 130                        students from 230+
                               to our students in 2019                   universities in Australia         different countries                         different countries
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    ■ Innovation

    ■ Employability
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                                                                                         in Australia3
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    ■ Facilities               in funding allocated                                                        in Australia for our                        student work-integrated
                               to student start-ups                                                        partnerships with employers6                learning placements with

                                                                          #12            art and design
                               since 2015                                                                                                              3749 industry partners           Tertiary Education Partner
    ■ Inclusiveness                                                                      university in
                                                                                                                                                       in 2019
                                                                                         the world3

    ■ Research

    ■ Internationalisation

    ■ Specialist criteria
                                                                                                                                                                                       Future Pilot Program Partner
       (art and design)

                               Excellence                                Committed to                      Champion                                    Exemplar of
                               in Innovation                             sustainability                    of inclusion                                good design
                               Winner of the 2018                        Winner of the Green               Winner of three separate                    RMIT’s Swanston Academic
                               Victorian International                   Gown Award for                    awards at the 2019                          Building has been awarded
                               Education Awards for                      Continuous Improvement:           Australian LGBTI Inclusion                  a 5-star green rating and
                               Excellence in Innovation                  Institutional Change.             Awards, which recognise                     was shortlisted for the World
                               in Partnership and                        The only university               organisations around the                    Building of the Year Award
                               International Engagement                  in Australasia to have            country that foster and                     in 2013. More recently,
                                                                                                                                                                                            Strategic Partner
                                                                         received this award twice         support diverse communities                 RMIT’s New Academic
                                                                                                                                                       Street won the Victorian
                                                                                                                                                       Architecture Medal in 2018,
                                                                                                                                                       along with five other prizes

                                                                                                                                                                                       Official Community Partner

                               1                                                                           4
                                   	QS World University Rankings 2020                                         2020 Good Universities Guide
                               2                                                                           5
                                   QS Top 50 Under 50 2020                                                     	2019 QS Graduate Employability Rankings
                               3                                                                           6	
                                   QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019                                2019 QS Graduate Employability Rankings

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    Our Brunswick campus is a creative and multicultural hub.   Situated in the north of Melbourne, the leafy Bundoora
    It is home to many of RMIT’s design courses, including      campus is home to many of RMIT’s education, biomedical,
    fashion, textiles, graphic and industrial design.           health and science courses.

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Life                                                                                                                                     Life                                                             Whether you’re sporty, creative or just curious,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    RMIT’s clubs, collectives, events and trips will help
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    you meet new people, make connections and

          in Melbourne                                                                                                                             at RMIT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    discover more of Melbourne.

      Melbourne is a vibrant and welcoming city full
      of exciting possibilities. Students from more
      than 190 different countries have chosen to
      make it their home. Connect with them as you
      enjoy a world-class level of education and a
      lifestyle that will be the envy of all your friends.

      Here are a few reasons to love Melbourne.

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      Recreation                                                         World-class dining                                                       Trips and tours                                                   Mates at RMIT
      Melbourne is known for its beautiful parks and gardens,            Melbourne’s culinary spirit is world-famous. Whether you’re              Looking for adventure? Take a break from the books and            New to Melbourne? If you’re joining us from a regional, rural,
      clean air, open spaces, world-class venues and convenient          looking to visit a much-loved institution, a lively new wine             explore the city of Melbourne or the mountains, beaches           interstate or international location, we’ll help you settle in to
      transport and infrastructure.                                      bar or a dressed-down cafe, Melbourne offers an array of                 and forests of Victoria on a student tour.                        your new home. Mates at RMIT connects you with current
                                                                         unforgettable dining experiences.                                                                                                          students to help make navigating university life a little easier.
                                                                                                                                                  Cuddle a koala, go skiing on Mount Hotham, visit the Twelve
      n Melbourne is the second most liveable city in the world.1
                                                                         n Melbourne is ranked as the sixth best city in the world for            Apostles or just find the best brunch spot in town. See and       Sign up as a student mentee and you’ll get your own mentor
      n Melbourne is the third best student city in the world.2            food and dining.3                                                      experience it all with RMIT.                                      to show you where to go and what to do around RMIT.

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      Art, culture and entertainment                                     Sport
      Melbourne plays host to more than 8000 festivals,                  Melbourne is the sporting capital of Australia. Watch
      exhibitions and events every year.4 With a calendar of             international sports stars live in action at some of the
      events spanning art, theatre, music, fashion, food, markets,       many sporting events in our city every year. Here are six
      festivals and concerts, there’s always something to do in our      annual sporting events held in Victoria that are not
      bustling city.                                                     to be missed:

      n Melbourne has more live music venues per capita than             n The Australian Open                         n Boxing Day Test
        any other city in the world.5                                    n Formula One Australian                      n AFL Grand Final
      n Melbourne is the second city in the world to be                    Grand Prix                                  n The Melbourne Cup
        designated a UNESCO City of Literature.6                         n Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach

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      Working while studying                                             After graduating
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      During the semester, students can work up to 40 hours              If you complete two years of a bachelor degree, masters                  Sports and fitness                                                RMIT creative clubs
      each fortnight. When there are no classes during the               degree or PhD in Australia, you could be eligible for a
      semester break, students may work full-time hours without          Temporary Graduate visa, which allows you to live in                     At RMIT we have more than 40 sports clubs, from basketball        No matter what you choose to study, RMIT has a creative
      restrictions. Research students are able to work full-time         Australia for a further two years or more.                               to Brazilian jiu jitsu. Join a club at RMIT and you’re not just   group, activity or collective that’s open to you.
      hours throughout the whole year.                                                                                                            keeping fit and doing something you love; you’ll also make
                                                                         For further information, visit:                                                                                                            Our dance classes, performing arts troupes and media
                                                                                                                                                  lots of new friends and may even get to do some travelling.
      For more information about your working conditions,                                                                                                                                                           makers are always looking for new members and they’re
                                                                         bit.ly/temporary-graduate-485                                            The Redbacks are RMIT’s sports team collective.                   open to extroverts and introverts alike.
      rights and obligations in Australia, visit:
                                                                         bit.ly/extend-stay                                                       Redback teams compete at a national level in the Australian
                                                                                                                                                  University Games.

      ¹ Economist Intelligence Unit’s global liveability index 2019      4
                                                                             According to Melbourne City Council
      2                                                                  5
        2019 QS Best Student Cities Rankings                                 2017 census conducted by Music Victoria and the City of Melbourne
      3                                                                  6
        Booking.com’s list of the 25 best cities for food in the world       UNESCO.org – In 2008, it became UNESCO’s second City of Literature

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      Accommodation                                                                                                                                                                                      Our student accommodation partners
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Want to live somewhere fully furnished, reasonably priced and
      and expenses                                                                                                                                                                                       with other students? Take a look at our recommended student
                                                                                                                                                                                                         apartments close to our City and Brunswick campuses:

     Melbourne is a fantastic city, but before
     you make your big move you'll need to do                                                                                                                                                            —
     some research.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Living on campus
                                                                                                                                                                                                         If you want to have RMIT on your doorstep, Walert House
                                                                                                                                                                                                         (UniLodge @ RMIT Bundoora) might be for you. RMIT's
                                                                                                                                                                                                         state-of-the-art student accommodation offers a range of
                                                                                                                                                                                                         self-contained apartments, with rent, electricity, gas, water
                                                                                                                                                                                                         and internet all included in the cost.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Check out

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     Before you arrive                                                When you arrive                                                   Establishment costs                                              Average weekly expenses in Melbourne
     If you are new to Melbourne, we recommend that you               When you arrive in Melbourne, we recommend you meet               Before moving to Melbourne, you’ll need to put aside
     arrive at least two to three weeks before the start of classes   with a student support advisor at RMIT Connect for advice         $AU3000 – 5000 to cover your set-up costs, such as a               EXPENSE                                                             $AU
     to give you time to arrange long-term accommodation;             on researching and inspecting properties. Our advisors can        rental deposit, one month’s rent in advance, furniture and         Rent (shared between two people)*
     short-stay accommodation can provide a place for you to          help you navigate the accommodation options below.                household items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           ■ City                                                            270 – 284
     stay while you are looking.
                                                                                                                                        Many student apartments come fully furnished, but most             ■ Brunswick                                                       215 – 285
                                                                                                                                        private rental homes do not. Ongoing costs will depend on                                                                            185 – 210
                                                                                                                                                                                                           ■ Bundoora
                                                                                                                                        your location and lifestyle.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Electricity and gas**                                              10 – 20
                                                                      Short-term accommodation                                                                                                             Phone and internet**                                               15 – 30

                                                                      It’s a good idea to get to know the areas surrounding your                                                                           Public transport**                                                 30 – 60
                                                                      campus before you commit to moving into a place long term.
                                                                      You can try renting temporary lodgings to get a taste of your                                                                        Entertainment**                                                    80 – 150
                                                                      location. See the link below for a selection of short-stay
                                                                      accommodation providers recommended by RMIT.                                                                                         Estimated weekly total                                            320 – 545

                                                                                                                                                                                                         *Average rental prices (as at February 2020) taken from realestate.com.au
                                                                                                                                                                                                         **Average utility costs (as at February 2020) taken from studyinaustralia.gov.au

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                                                                      Long-term accommodation                                           Are you under 18?                                                Free airport pick-up
                                                                      Every suburb in Melbourne has its own unique character, so        If you’ll be under the age of 18 when you arrive in Australia,   If you're a new international student, take advantage of
                                                                      once you find a place that suits your personality and lifestyle   you must have accommodation and welfare arrangements             RMIT's free airport pick-up service. For information on
                                                                      you can choose a longer-term option.                              organised and approved either by the Department of Home          submitting your pick-up request, visit
                                                                                                                                        Affairs or RMIT before you leave home. This is to ensure you
                                                                      rmit.edu.au/long-term-accommodation                                                                                                rmit.edu.au/prepare-to-arrive
                                                                                                                                        have proper day-to-day support to keep you safe and well.

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      Global                                                               RMIT has partnerships with 215
                                                                           universities around the world
      experiences                                                          From international study opportunities to foreign
                                                                           work placements, you’ll gain invaluable life and work              future ready
                                                                           experience through our network of global partners.

                                                                                                                                          ­Find a job, plan your career and check
                                                                                                                                          out all the opportunities for work and
                                                                                                                                          study at RMIT.

                                                                                                      12           ■ China, People’s
                                                                                                                      Republic of
                                                                                                                   ■ Hong Kong SAR,

                                                                             ■   Austria                Asia          People’s Republic
                                                                             ■   Belgium                              of China
                                                                             ■   Czech Republic                    ■ India
                                                               Europe        ■   Denmark                           ■ Indonesia

                                                                             ■   Estonia                           ■ Japan
                                                                             ■   Finland                           ■ South Korea
                                                                             ■   France                            ■ Malaysia
           North                                                             ■   Germany                           ■ The Philippines
           America                                                           ■   Iceland                           ■ Singapore
           ■ Canada                                                          ■   Ireland                           ■ Taiwan, Republic
                                                                             ■   Israel
                                                                                                                                          —                                                                 —
           ■ Mexico                                                                                                   of China
                                                                             ■   Italy                                                    Job Shop                                                          RMIT Creds

           ■ United States                                                                                         ■ Thailand
                                                                             ■   The Netherlands                   ■ Vietnam
                                                                                                                                          RMIT’s Job Shop is your drop-in service centre for all            RMIT Creds are micro-credentials that develop your skill set
                                                                             ■   Norway
                                                                                                                                          things career related. Job Shop offers services such as:          beyond your course study. These credentials have been
                             South                                           ■   Poland

                                                                                                                                                                                                            co-designed with industry to ensure you’re ready for the

                                                                             ■   Portugal
                             America                                                                                                      n   resumé and cover letter reviews                               changing world of work. They cover subjects such as digital
                                                                             ■   Spain                                                    n   help finding job opportunities                                literacy, leadership, sustainability, innovation, collaboration
                             ■ Brazil                                        ■   Sweden
                                                        Africa                                             Oceania                        n   career workshops and events                                   and communication.
                             ■ Chile                                         ■   Switzerland
                             ■ Colombia                 ■ South Africa                                                                    n   careers consultations                                         Most Creds are available online and are short in duration,
                                                                             ■   Turkey                    ■ New Caledonia
                                                                                                                                                                                                            ranging from 60-minute snippets to several hours
                                                                             ■   United Kingdom            ■ New Zealand                  rmit.edu.au/jobshop
                                                                                                                                                                                                            of learning.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            rmit.edu.au/creds ­

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     Student exchange programs                                           Cross-campus study                                               RMIT Activator                                                    Work-integrated learning
     Spend an unforgettable semester or two at one of RMIT’s             Study at RMIT Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi                Activator is RMIT’s home of entrepreneurship. Our workshops,      At RMIT, work-integrated learning (WIL) is embedded into
     200+ partner institutions.                                          campuses for up to a year.                                       online learning and start-up programs position students           every stage of your student experience, so you have the
                                                                                                                                          to solve the biggest problems out there and take on the           opportunity to put what you’ve learnt in the classroom into
     —                                                                   —                                                                future of work. At Activator, you can access mentors, attend      practice. Through industry work placements, internships,
                                                                                                                                          masterclasses, request business coaching, apply for funding       seminars, field trips, projects and mentoring, you’ll be ready
     Study tours                                                         Our interlocation partners                                       and learn the enterprise skills you need to support your ideas.   to make an impact from day one of your career.
     Join fellow students on a two to four-week trip to                  RMIT delivers a range of courses internationally with our        No matter what your future looks like, plug into our ecosystem
     the Americas, Asia or Europe under the leadership of an             interlocation partners. These include Singapore Institute of     of entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, start-up founders and            —
     RMIT academic.                                                      Management, Shanghai University of International Business        innovators and let us help you on your journey to success.
                                                                         and Economics, Hong Kong Arts School and VTC Shape.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Future Edge employability program
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Future Edge is a flexible, co-curricular program designed to
     —                                                                   —                                                                                                                                  increase the employability of all RMIT students. The program
     Global leadership programs                                          Industry experience                                                                                                                helps you to craft and build your ‘personal brand’ in order
                                                                                                                                                                                                            to stand out in an incredibly competitive employment
     Develop your own leadership style and enhance your                  As an RMIT student, you can access work-integrated                                                                                 landscape. It will complement your time at RMIT and help
     cultural intelligence with a range of free programs offered         learning, volunteer opportunities, internships, leadership                                                                         you build industry-specific and practical skills to help you
     in Melbourne and across Asia.                                       training and research programs around the world.                                                                                   transition into your career

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      Support                                                                                                                          Scholarships                                                    There are 19 different scholarship types
                                                                                                                                                                                                       available to international students at RMIT.
      services                                                                                                                                                                                         These cover all interest areas and levels of study,
                                                                                                                                                                                                       providing financial support to our students and
                                                                                                                                                                                                       rewarding academic excellence. There are also
                                                                                                                                                                                                       full scholarships available for Higher Degree by
     RMIT’s support services and networks are there to help                                                                                                                                            Research students.
     you succeed at university, while staying healthy and
     happy. They will support you during every step of your
     RMIT journey.

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                                                                                                                                      RMIT international                                               Sponsoring
                                                                                                                                      coursework scholarships                                          organisations
                                                                                                                                      As a new student, you can apply for a range of coursework        We work with many high-profile organisations
                                                                                                                                      scholarships, from pre-university all the way through to         around the world to manage their sponsored students.
                                                                                                                                      Masters by Coursework. These scholarships vary in value          These include:
                                                                                                                                      and duration and may be based on citizenship or program
                                                                                                                                      of study.                                                        n   Saudi Arabia Culture Mission (SACM), KSA
                                                                                                                                                                                                       n   Ministry of Education (UAE), UAE
                                                                                                                                                                                                       n   Abu Dhabi Police (ADPOLICE), UAE
                                                                                                                                                                                                       n   Military Division (GHQUAE), UAE
     ­—                                                               —                                                               —                                                                n   Ministry of Education (OMAN), Oman
      Disability support                                              Counselling                                                     RMIT international research scholarships                         n   Ministry of Education (BRUNEI), Brunei Darussalam
                                                                                                                                                                                                       n   Ministry of Higher Education (KUMOHE), Kuwait
     We aim to make study and exams more accessible to                Counselling at RMIT offers students a safe, friendly and        If you’re planning to study a Masters by Research or PhD,        n   Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA), Malaysia
     students with a disability, long-term illness or mental health   confidential environment to seek help. Whether you’re           you may be eligible to be considered for a scholarship to        n   Ministry of Education (MOEMAL), Malaysia
     condition by offering Equitable Learning Services (ELS). ELS     struggling with personal issues, mental health or you           cover your tuition fees and in some cases your Overseas
                                                                                                                                                                                                       n   MOH Holdings (MOHHOLSING), Singapore
     also support primary carers of individuals with a disability.    just have something you want to talk through, we offer          Student Health Cover and a regular allowance (a ‘stipend’)
     These services may include classroom adjustments,                counselling in person or over the phone.                                                                                         n   Office of Educational Affairs (THAIGO),
                                                                                                                                      to cover your living costs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Royal Thai Embassy
     interpreters, technology aids, or more time to complete
                                                                      rmit.edu.au/student-support-counselling                         rmit.edu.au/research-scholarships                                n   Fundacion para el Futuro de Colombia
                                                                                                                                                                                                           (COLFUTURO), Colombia
     rmit.edu.au/student-support-ELS                                                                                                                                                                   n   Directorate General of Resources for Science, Technology,
                                                                                                                                      —                                                                    and Higher Education (RISTEKDIKTI), Indonesia
                                                                                                                                                                                                       n   Indonesian Endowment Fund for Education
                                                                                                                                      Australia Awards                                                     (LPDP), Indonesia
     —                                                                —
                                                                                                                                                                                                       n   Ministry of Religious Affairs (MORA), Indonesia
     Financial assistance                                             Legal advice                                                    If you want to be part of the next generation of global
                                                                                                                                      leaders, this prestigious, Australian Government-funded          n   Fund for Human Resource Development
                                                                                                                                      scholarship may be for you. If your application is successful,       (FIDERH), Mexico
     If you require financial assistance due to unforeseen            RMIT Student Legal Service offers free, confidential advice
     circumstances, you can apply for an interest-free student        to students who need it. We provide assistance and              you’ll get financial support to study or conduct research        n   National Council for Science and Technology
     loan with RMIT. We also offer student hardship assistance        information on issues such as transport fines, renting and      while you develop your professional skills.                          (CONACYT), Mexico
     for urgent and unexpected short-term expenses.                   tenancy problems, employment law, criminal law, consumer                                                                         n   Commission of Higher Education (CHED),
                                                                                                                                      This scholarship will shape your career and give you                 The Philippines
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                                                                                                                                                                                                       n   Prince of Songkla University (PSU), Thail and
                                                                      rmit.edu.au/student-support-legal                               outcomes in your home country. The scholarship covers
                                                                                                                                                                                                       n   Ministry of Culture (MOCVIET), Vietnam
                                                                                                                                      an Introductory Academic Program, full tuition fees, a
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                                                                                                                                      Cover insurance costs and other expenses including               n   Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Sports,
     —                                                                —                                                               supplementary academic support and travel. We have                   Mongolia (MECSSMNG)
     Safer Community                                                  SafeZone                                                        a dedicated team to support Australia Award scholars,            n   Mineral Resources of Petroleum Authority, Mongolia
                                                                                                                                      so we’ll help you through your study journey.                        (MRPAMNG)
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     safe place to study. If you are feeling unsafe or unsure what    safe on campus, download SafeZone, a free app that is           rmit.edu.au/australia-awards-scholarships
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Mexico (FUNED)
     to do about threatening or unwanted behaviour, you can talk      available for any smartphone. SafeZone allows you to
     to a member of Safer Community about your concerns and           instantly access support and help if you need it. It includes
     options, even if the behaviour happened off campus.              an emergency alert button, instant help calls to campus
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2021 Guide for International Students - RMIT UNIVERSITY
In order to study at RMIT, you must                                                                                                                       RMIT English Worldwide (REW) is a
      Course entry                                                                                           meet the entry requirements of the
                                                                                                             course you want to study.
                                                                                                                                                                        English for                                                                                    leading language centre with more
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       than 50 years experience.

      requirements                                                                                                                                                      academic purposes
     —                                              —                                                        —
     English                                        Academic                                                 Additional
     language proficiency                           requirements                                             requirements
     Unless you gained your qualification           Every RMIT course has its own specific                   For some courses, you also need to                        REW offers the English for Academic Purposes (EAP)                     Each level of study takes 10 weeks full-time to complete.
     in a recognised English-speaking               set of entry requirements.                               complete selection tasks as part of                       program, which, if successfully completed, gives you                   Your total study time will depend on the level you need to
     country, you are required to provide                                                                    your application. These may include:                      direct entry to university without the need to take a formal           achieve to enter your chosen course.
                                                    You will find them listed as an Australian
     current evidence of English language                                                                                                                              English test.
                                                    grade on each course summary on the                                                                                                                                                       We will place you in a class that matches your most recent
     proficiency for admission to                                                                            n submitting a portfolio
                                                    RMIT website.                                                                                                      The program prepares you for success at university by:                 IELTS or other recognised English language proficiency test
     RMIT University.                                                                                        n completing a preselection kit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              results, which can be no more than 12 months old. The table
                                                    You can visit our country equivalency                    n attending an interview
     You can provide your results from                                                                                                                                 n teaching you academic language and university-level                  below shows the test results required for different levels.
                                                    page to find what the required score in                    (in person or via phone or Skype)                         study skills
     one of these three options:
                                                    your qualification would be.                                                                                                                                                              If you do not have an IELTS score (or English test equivalent)
                                                                                                                                                                       n using materials relevant to academic coursework
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              you can sit a placement test at RMIT English Worldwide.
     n an accepted English language                 For example, 70 per cent in the                          Work experience may be required                           n developing your skills in independent learning and
       proficiency test                             Australian Year 12 was equivalent to                     or used for alternative entry for                           group work
     n an accepted English language                 454 in the Chinese Gao Kao in 2019.                      some courses.
     n a recognised Australian or
       international qualification taught
       in English
                                                                                                                                                                        English language                               Level of English needed to enter each REW level of study
                                                                                                                                                                        test providers
     If you do not meet the standard of
     English required via an accepted                                                                                                                                   Your current                                                          4.5                5.0                5.5               6.0
                                                                                                                                                                                                        3.5                4.0
     English language proficiency test,                                                                                                                                 IELTS level                                                     (no band < 4.0)    (no band < 4.5)    (no band < 5.0)   (no band < 5.5)
     RMIT English Worldwide (REW)
     offers an English language program.                                                                                                                                                                                                                           40                50               60
     See page 19 for more information.                                                                                                                                                                                                                       (Minimum of 3    (Minimum of 5 (minimum of 9 for
                                                                                                                                                                        Your current                                                                       for Listening and for Listening and Listening, 16 for
                                                                                                                                                                                                        28                 30                 33
                                                                                                                                                                        TOEFL iBT level                                                                     Reading and 12    Reading, 14 for Speaking, 10 for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           for Speaking and Speaking and 15 Reading and 19
                                    Pre-university                   Vocational         Undergraduate                 Postgraduate                Research                                                                                                      Writing)         for Writing      for Writing)

                                                     Victorian        Certificate,               Bachelor Graduate Certificate,                                         Your current
                         English                                                                                                                  Masters by                                            30                 33                 30                 36                 42                50
      Levels of                     Foundation     Certificate of    Diploma and      Associate Degree and Graduate Diploma                                             PTE level
                        language                                                                                                                  Research
      study at RMIT                  Studies        Education         Advanced         Degree    Honours    and Masters by
                        programs                                                                                                                   and PhD              Your current
                                                      (VCE)            Diploma                    Degree     Coursework                                                                                  -                  -                  -                  -                162               169
                                                                                                                                                                        CAE level
      language                                                                                                                                                          Recommended                                                                              Upper
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Elementary      Pre Intermediate     Intermediate                           Advanced        Advanced Plus
                                                  VCE     VCE                                                                                                           REW level of study                                                                   Intermediate
                                                 Units 1 Units 3
      IELTS score          3.5         5.5                               5.5+             6.0+          6.5+                 6.5+                     6.5+
                                                 and 2   and 4                                                                                                         RMIT Training Pty Ltd CRICOS Provider Code: 01912G | CRICOS Program Code: 076733A
      (or equivalent)                             5.5     5.5
      for entry^
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Studies and         Associate          Higher
      Academic                                     VCE      VCE                                                                                 Undergraduate                                                                                                Vocational          Degree           Education
      requirements         Not                    Units 1 Units 3                                                      Undergraduate              degree with                                                                                                Education
                                     Year 11*                         Year 12*NB      Year 12*  NB Year 12*#NB
      Score required     required                 and 2    and 4                                                         degree NB                  honours
      for entry&                                 Year 10* Year 11*                                                                             (4 years full-time)

     —                                                                                                                                                                 —
     For more information on                                                                                                                                           For more information, including start dates,
     entry requirements                                                                                                                                                fees and enrolment process, visit
                                                                     ^  	Minimum score for each band required. Note: Some courses may require a higher IELTS score.
     rmit.edu.au/international/entryrequirements                     * 	 Or equivalent senior secondary school qualification or vocational qualification.              rmit.edu.au/english-programs
                                                                     # 	 Some honours degrees require you to complete a bachelor degree for entry.
     rmit.edu.au/research-entry-requirements                         NB 	Some courses require selection tasks to be completed for entry.
                                                                      & 	Research component required, plus evidence of a minimum credit or distinction average.

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—                                                                                                                                The traditional path to university isn’t the only one.
       Foundation                                                                         Our students are our first priority and at
                                                                                          the centre of everything we do.
                                                                                                                                                            Pathways                                                       Pathways provide opportunities for students to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           access our large range of vocational courses that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           lead to undergraduate study.

       Studies                                                                            As an RMIT Foundation Studies student, we guarantee
                                                                                          you entry into your preferred first year undergraduate
                                                                                          study, or its equivalent, at RMIT University when you
                                                                                          reach the required score.

                                                                                          Supportive environment                                           —                                                               —
     Focused discipline streams                                                           and teacher expertise                                            Vocational Education pathways                                   Associate degree pathways
     RMIT's Foundation Studies offers three streams; Art, Design                          Our teachers are experts in their field and highly experienced   RMIT’s certificates, diplomas and advanced diplomas             An associate degree is a two-year university course that
     and Architecture, Business, Science, Engineering and                                 in working with international students. They understand the      help you gain the practical skills you need for excellent job   gives you a strong grounding in your field. You may also gain
     Health. These streams are designed when you know the                                 needs of young people studying in another country. Access        prospects. They also provide credit towards RMIT degrees,       credit towards a related RMIT bachelor degree.
     academic degree you wish to pursue. If undecided about                               to one on one counselling, a variety of health and wellbeing     with some courses providing up to two years' credit towards
     your academic pathway you can enrol in the Foundation                                services, along with social and sporting activities to make      a bachelor degree.
     Studies General program.                                                             friends ensure you thrive in your new environment.

     Individual attention                                                                 Melbourne City lifestyle                                         —
     Our small class sizes ensure you receive the support and                             Studying at RMIT's Melbourne City campus gives you
     feedback you need to develop enriching relationships                                 access to great facilities, accommodation and services
     with your teachers and your student community. Our                                   right in the heart of Melbourne. Getting around is easy, with
     classrooms incorporate modern design spaces and provide                              public transport and parking nearby.                                                   Tan wants to study a Bachelor of                                Rajesh wants to study a Bachelor of
     contemporary tools to enhance your learning experience.                                                                                                                     Business (Management). She has                                  Engineering (Chemical Engineering),
                                                                                                                                                                                 completed Year 12, but her grades                               but he hasn't completed the required
                                                                                                                                                                                 don’t qualify her for entry into the                            chemistry study for direct entry into
     Pathway options
                                                                                                                                                                                 bachelor degree. She also needs to                              the course.
     Foundation Studies provides you with a direct entry into one of three pathways: a Degree, or an Associate Degree, or a Diploma.                                             improve her English skills.

     Entry level                                     Foundation Studies program                                       RMIT University
     Successful completion                           Art, Design and Architecture                                     Degree
     of Australian Year 11 or
     equivalent D average                            Business
                                                     General                                                          Associate Degree
     IELTS (academic) 5.5                                                                                                                                  English for Academic Purposes (EAP)                             Foundation Studies
     (No band below 5.0)                             Science, Engineering and Health
                                                                                                                      Diploma                              Tan enrols in RMIT English Worldwide’s EAP course.              Rajesh successfully completes a Foundation Studies course
                                                                                                                                                           She is placed in the Upper Intermediate class.                  in the Science, Engineering and Health stream.
     Fees and dates                                                                                                                                        Duration: 10 weeks                                              Duration: 1 year

      Foundation Studies

                                                                 }               $AU 2021         K       IELTS
                                                                                                                      Foundation Studies
      Foundation Studies: Art, Design and Architecture          1 year Feb Jul     26,500         FS017   5.5 (5.0)
                                                                                                                      commencement dates:
     Foundation Studies: Business                               1 year Feb Jul     26,500         FS017   5.5 (5.0)
                                                                                                                                                           Diploma                                                         Bachelor of Engineering
     Foundation Studies: General                                1 year Feb Jul     26,500         FS017   5.5 (5.0)   n 1 February 2021
                                                                                                                      n 19 July 2021
                                                                                                                                                           of Commerce                                                     (Chemical Engineering)
     Foundation Studies: Science, Engineering and Health        1 year Feb Jul     26,500         FS017   5.5 (5.0)

     RMIT Training CRICOS Provider Code: 01912G | RMIT University CRICOS Provider Code: 00122A                                                             Tan achieves the required EAP level and enters into             Rajesh achieves the overall minimum grade required
                                                                                                                                                           the Diploma of Commerce.                                        in Foundation Studies to enter into year one of the
     To find out about the guaranteed pathway requirements visit rmit.edu.au/study-with-us/foundation-studies                                                                                                              bachelor course.
                                                                                                                                                           Duration: 1 year                                                Duration: 4 years

                                                                                                 Fabio Hutagalung is a graduate of Foundation
                                                                                                 Studies and the Bachelor of Design
                                                                                                 (Communication Design). Fabio now works as an
                                                                                                 Account Executive at Encore Jakarta, a boutique           Bachelor of Business (Management)
                                                                                                 branding agency that specialises in 3D rendering.
                                                                                                 "In Foundation Studies I learnt about 3D                  After completing the diploma, Tan enters year two of
                                                                                                 modelling, painting and also mixed media                  the bachelor degree.
                                                                                                 drawing. These things became the foundation               Duration: 2 years
                                                                                                 of my portfolio to get into my Bachelor of
                                                                                                 Communication Design at RMIT."
                                                                                                                                                           GRADUATE!                                                       GRADUATE!

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Gain your secondary school certificate at RMIT.
      VCE                                                           The Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) is
                                                                    recognised throughout Australia as a university
                                                                    entrance qualification.

      at RMIT                                                                                                                                      to apply
     RMIT offers VCE in Melbourne, Australia, and in Beijing,        Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)
     China, through the Beijing ZhongGuanCun Foreign
                                                                                             }                  $AU 2021      K       IELTS
     Language School.
                                                                    Victorian Certificate
                                                                    of Education            1 year    Feb Jul     16,750     C2084    5.5 (5.0)
                                                                    (Year 11)
                                                                    Victorian Certificate
                                                                    of Education            1 year    Feb Jul     16,750     C2085    5.5 (5.0)
                                                                                                                                                  1. Research                            2. Prepare                                   3. Apply
                                                                    (Year 12)

                                                                                                                                                  Find the course you want to study      To apply to study at RMIT, you will          Submit your application to RMIT.

      Fees and                                                                                                                                    at RMIT.
                                                                                                                                                  n Check the entry requirements.
                                                                                                                                                                                         need a complete a set of supporting
                                                                                                                                                                                         documents, which may include:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Allow a minimum of 10 days for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      RMIT to assess your application.
                                                                                                                                                  n If you don't meet the course entry   n academic transcripts
      important dates
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      We will contact you if we need
                                                                                                                                                    requirements, explore your pathway
                                                                                                                                                    options (see page 21 for details).   n any documents relating to selection        more information.
                                                                                                                                                                                           tasks (pre-selection kits, folios, etc.)
                                                                                                                                                                                           if applicable                              Successful applicants will receive their
                                                                                                                                                  Brochure builder                                                                    offer via email.
                                                                                                                                                                                         n graduation certificates
     —                                                              —
                                                                                                                                                  To create your own personalised        n passport
     Important fee information                                      Important dates                                                               brochure about studying at RMIT,       n proof of English
                                                                                                                                                  visit rmit.edu.au/mybrochure             language proficiency
     n The course information and fees in this publication
       apply to students starting courses between 1 January         Vocational Education
       and 31 December 2021.                                                                                                                                                             Once you have these ready, start
                                                                    (Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Associate Degree,                                                           organising the documents you will
     n All fees are quoted in Australian dollars ($AU) and apply                                                                                                                         need for your visa application.
                                                                    Bachelor of Nursing with Advanced Entry)
       to RMIT University’s Australian campuses only.
     n RMIT’s application fee is non-refundable, but will be
       credited to your tuition fee deposit once you accept                                          SEMESTER 1, 2021       SEMESTER 2, 2021
       your offer and start your course.
                                                                                                        8 February –            5 July –
     n For Higher Education fees, tuition fees are rounded up        Classes                              30 May               31 October
       to the nearest $10 per credit point increment.
                                                                     Mid-semester break                  1 – 7 April
                                                                                                                               30 August –
                                                                                                                               3 September
                                                                                                                                                  4. A
                                                                                                                                                      ccept                             5. Visa                                     6. Organise
     n Similarly, for Vocational Education and preparatory
       students, the annual course fees are rounded up the
       nearest $250.
                                                                     Exams                              7 – 18 June          1 – 12 November         your offer                              application                                  travel
     n Students starting mid-year will find that the total cost      End of                              21 June –
                                                                                                                                                  Congratulations!                       Once you receive your eCOE, you
       of their course will be slightly higher than if they had                                            2 July
                                                                                                                              15 December                                                                                             Once you receive your visa, you can
                                                                     semester break                                                               You can now accept your offer.         can apply for your visa. Depending on
       started in February, because fee increases are applied                                                                                                                                                                         organise your travel to Melbourne.
       at the beginning of each calendar year.                                                                                                                                           what you study and the length of time
                                                                                                                                                  Allow at least five days for RMIT                                                   Make sure you arrive in time to attend
       (So their second semester may be more expensive                                                                                                                                   you plan to be in Australia, you may
                                                                    Higher Education                                                              to send your eCOE (electronic                                                       the international student welcome.
       after a fee increase at the start of the following year).                                                                                                                         need a student visa, a training visa or
                                                                                                                                                  Confirmation of Enrolment).
                                                                    (Diploma of Commerce, Associate Degree in Business,                                                                  a visitor visa.
     n Fees are invoiced on a study period basis according to
       the enrolled load for that particular study period, except   Bachelor Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma,                                                             To find out more about which visa to
       that English language is charged at a weekly fee.            Masters by Coursework)                                                                                               apply for and how to apply, visit
     n For full-time students, the annual Student Services and                                                                                                                           immi.homeaffairs.gov.au
       Amenities fee for 2021 is $AU303.                                                             SEMESTER 1, 2021       SEMESTER 2, 2021

     n For further information, visit                                                                    1 March –              19 July –
        rmit.edu.au/programs/fees                                    Classes                              30 May               16 October

     n For details on additional costs                                                                                         30 August –
        rmit.edu.au/programs/fees/other                              Mid-semester break                  1 – 7 April
                                                                                                                               3 September

                                                                                                                              25 October –
                                                                     Exams                              7 – 25 June
                                                                                                                              12 November                                                —
                                                                     End of                              28 June –                                                                       Need help?
                                                                                                                              15 December
                                                                     semester break                       16 July
                                                                                                                                                                                         For more information, visit                  Contact our Arabic-speaking advisor at
                                                                                                                                                                                         rmit.edu.au/international/how-to-apply       arabic@rmit.edu.au
                                                                    The dates displayed in the above tables are subject to
                                                                    change. For the most up to date information, visit                                                                   Contact our student advisors at              To submit an enquiry via our website, visit
                                                                     rmit.edu.au/important-dates                                                                                         study@rmit.edu.au                             rmit.edu.au/international-enquiry

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—                                                      —
       Research                                                                                                                                        RMIT researchers are supported by
                                                                                                                                                       cutting-edge research hubs and facilities
                                                                                                                                                                                                              research highlights

       at RMIT                                                                                                                                         n Advanced Manufacturing Precinct                      n In 2019, RMIT was named Geospatial
                                                                                                                                                       n AFI Research Collection                                Research Institute of the Year by the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Geospatial World Forum.
                                                                                                                                                       n Food Research and Innovation Centre
                                                                                                                                                       n MicroNano Research Facility
     —                                                                                                                                                                                                        n RMIT’s Dr Louise Byrne won the top
                                                                                                                                                       n Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Facility
     As a global university                                                                                                                                                                                     Early Career Research Prize at the
                                                                                                                                                       n Rheology and Materials Characterisation Laboratory
     of design, technology                                                                                                                                                                                      2019 Mental Health Service Awards of
                                                                                                                                                       n RMIT Design Archives                                   Australia and NZ for her contributions to
     and enterprise, RMIT
                                                                                                                                                       n RMIT Microscopy and Microanalysis Facility             advancing mental health service quality.
     brings unique capabilities
     to research through a                                                                                                                             n RMIT Vibrational Spectroscopy Facility
     transdisciplinary approach.                                                                                                                       n Separation Science and Mass Spectrometry Facility    n RMIT’s Professor Calum Drummond
                                                                                                                                                       n Virtual Experiences Laboratory                         won the Australian Academy of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Science’s prestigious Ian Wark Medal for
                                                                                                                                                       n X-Ray Facility
                                                                                                                                                                                                                outstanding advances in chemistry and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                materials science research.

     Image: The world's first self-fit modular hearing aid, designed by RMIT researcher, Leah Heiss, for Blamey Saunders hears.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              n Three RMIT research projects were
                                                                                                                                                                                                                awarded grants totalling $780,000 to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                modernise the Australian automotive
     Our academic expertise, strong links to industry and consideration of technological and social dimensions enables                                                                                          industry and support the development
     us to find solutions to critical problems affecting communities and the environment.                                                                                                                       of self-driving vehicles.

     RMIT participates in Cooperative Research Centres around Australia and has many international partnership
     arrangements in place, ensuring our researchers are well connected to international leaders in their field.                                                                                              n Google rated RMIT as a leading
                                                                                                                                                                                                                technology university with three
     RMIT offers research programs at two levels:                                                                                                                                                               prestigious research awards, more than
     n Masters by Research (2 years, full-time)                                                                                                                                                                 any other Australian university. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                annual Google Faculty Research Awards
     n PhD (4 years, full-time)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                fund world-class computer science and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                technology research.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              n An RMIT physicist, Distinguished
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Professor Min Gu, was awarded a top
     —                                                                                                                                                                                                          international prize, the Dennis Gabor
     Our research clusters                                                                                                                                                                                      Award in Diffractive Optics, named in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                honour of the Nobel-winning inventor
     Unlike conventional discipline-based research structures, RMIT’s Enabling Capability platforms connect researchers from                                                                                    of holography.
     multiple disciplines and from across colleges under a thematic umbrella.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              n RMIT researchers have used liquid
                                                                                                                                                                                                                metals to turn carbon dioxide back into
                                                                                                                                                                                                                solid coal, in a world-first breakthrough
                                                                                                                                                                                                                that could transform our approach
                                                                                                                                                                                                                to carbon capture. The team has
     Advanced Manufacturing                          Advanced Materials                               Biomedical and               Design and                                                                   developed a technique that can
     and Fabrication                                                                                  Health Innovation            Creative Practice                                                            efficiently convert CO2 from a gas into
                                                                                                                                                                                                                solid particles of carbon.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              n RMIT researchers won the Telstra
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Designing for Aging Well Challenge.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Through partnering with aged care
     Global Business Innovation                      Information and Systems                          Social Change                Urban Futures                                                                provider Bolton Clarke, the team
                                                                                                                                                                                                                developed the CaT Pin, a wearable
                                                                                                                                                                                                                device that tracks a wearer’s
     rmit.edu.au/ecp                                                                                                                                                                                            conversation, sending alerts to family
                                                                                                                                                                                                                or carers at signs of social isolation.
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     Storey Hall                                                                                                                       Capitol Theatre
     First built as the Hibernian Hall in 1887, this historic RMIT building was an important symbol of social and political protest.   Designed by celebrated architects Marion Griffin and Walter Burley Griffin, the Capitol is one of the most important
     It was remodelled as the iconic Storey Hall in 1995, when it received an ultra-modern extension by ARM Architecture,              cinemas in Australian history. The venue, constructed in 1924, has been reimagined by RMIT and Six Degrees
     featuring geometric-shaped windows and tiles. The purple colour used throughout the interior recalls the hall's earlier life      Architects as a contemporary hub for education and culture.
     as a place for feminist debate, and the powerful green facade acknowledges the building’s Irish heritage.
                                                                                                                                       The Capitol hosts screenings, theatre productions, talks and workshops, and gives our students opportunities to
     The building is now home to the RMIT Gallery and includes a large auditorium, lecture theatre and function spaces,                participate in exhibitions, live productions, conferences and many other experiences.
     providing contemporary exhibition and learning spaces for our students.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Design Hub
     —                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Our award-winning Design Hub, designed by RMIT
     Study areas                                                                                                                                                                                                                      alumni and architect Sean Godsell, includes a fully
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      equipped workshop space, gallery, robotics lab
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      and a variety of design studio spaces. The hub
     n Architecture                              n Landscape architecture                                                                                                                                                             features lecture spaces where prominent local
     n Interior design                                                                                                                                                                                                                and international architects and designers present
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      throughout the year.

     #22                 in the world
                         for architecture1
                                                                                              Recent studio                       ARCHITECTURE

                                                 Excellence in research                                                                                                             }          ,                 $ 2021       K         IELTS      %      V 6           e      —
     #3                  in Australia
                         for architecture1       RMIT’s research in architecture
                                                 is rated as above world standard2
                                                                                              partners include                    Advanced Diploma of Building Design
                                                                                                                                                                                 2 years      City    Feb Jul $56,000*       C6161      6.0 (5.5)   50%     -     -      -      Career
                                                                                                                                  Bachelor of Architectural Design               3 years      City    Feb Jul    $44,160     BP250      6.5 (6.0)    -      Y     -    B, BB    outcomes
                                                                                                                                  Bachelor of Landscape Architectural Design 3 years          City    Feb Jul    $40,320     BP256      6.5 (6.0)   70%     Y     -     B, E    Architecture
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                n Architectural designer
                                                                                                                                  Master of Architecture                         2 years      City    Feb Jul    $43,200    MC163       6.5 (6.0)    -      Y     Y      -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                n Architectural draftsperson
     Victorian                                    Learn abroad                                                                    Master of Landscape Architecture               2 years      City    Feb Jul    $41,280    MC172       6.5 (6.0)    -      Y     Y      E
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                n Designer and
     Architecture Medal                           Study in the heart of Los Angeles
                                                                                                                                  INTERIOR DESIGN                                                                                                                                 fabrication consultant
     Practices led by RMIT staff, adjunct         with our exchange partner, Southern
                                                  California Institute of Architecture                                                                                              }          ,                 $ 2021       K         IELTS      %      V 6           e      n Facade coordinator
     professors or alumni have received the
     Victorian Architecture Medal every year                                                                                      Diploma of Interior Design                     2 years      City      Feb      $46,250*    C5396      5.5 (5.0)   50%     Y     -      -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                n Graphic designer
     from 2013 to 2019                                                                                                            Associate Degree in Interior Decoration
                                                                                                                                                                                 2 years      City      Feb      $30,720     AD020      6.0 (5.5)   60%     Y     Y      -      n Industrial designer
                                                                                                                                  and Design

                                                                                                                                  Bachelor of Interior Design (Honours)          4 years      City    Feb Jul    $40,320     BH115      6.5 (6.0)   70%     Y     Y      B      n Landscape architect
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                n Lighting consultant
                                                                                                                                  Master of Interior Design                      2 years      City      Feb      $38,400    MC275       6.5 (6.0)    -      Y     Y      -
     Architecture and urban design at RMIT address compelling, contemporary issues
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                n Production designer
     such as globalisation and rapid urbanisation. Our students are encouraged to                                                 URBAN DESIGN
     be risk-takers, engaging with new and emerging technologies to explore their                                                                                                                                                                                        e      n Researcher
                                                                                                                                                                                    }          ,                 $ 2021       K         IELTS      %      V 6
     implications and possibilities for architectural design. We promote project-based
     learning and research, preparing our students for work and industry engagement.                                              Master of Urban Design                         2 years      City    Feb Jul    $43,860    MC193       6.5 (6.0)    -      Y     -      E
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Interior design
     We have extensive links with industry through our teaching staff, many of whom                                               RESEARCH                                                                                                                                      n Exhibition designer
     are award-winning, practising architects.
                                                                                                                                                                                    }          ,                 $ 2021       K         IELTS      %      V 6           e
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                n Furniture or
     At RMIT you will develop a rich understanding of architecture and build a diverse                                            Master of Design (Architecture and Design)     2 years       -      All year   $36,480    MR207       6.5 (6.0)   60%     -     -      FF       homeware designer
     set of skills that you’ll use throughout your career, including visual communication,
     drawing, 2D and 3D design and problem-solving.                                                                                                                                                                                                                             n Interior designer (hospitality)
                                                                                                                                  PhD (Architecture and Design)                  4 years       -      All year   $40,320     DR207      6.5 (6.0)   70%     Y     -      FF
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                n Interior designer (residential)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                n Interior designer (retail)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                n Set designer

     Work-integrated learning
     Many of our courses offer opportunities to gain invaluable industry experience
     with design studios offered by leading local and international design practices.                                            B July entry may be available to students who are granted course/subject exemptions or advanced entry based on previous study.
                                                                                                                                 E This course incurs additional costs.
     Students work in studios under the supervision of experienced designers and                                                 BB	This course has limited spaces and applications must be submitted by 1 August (in any given year) (Round 1) and 1 December (in any given
     architects, working on real projects or topical contemporary issues.                                                            year) (Round 2) for semester 1 intake and 1 April (in any given year) for semester 2 intake in order to be considered.
                                                                                                                                 FF Refer to rmit.edu.au/how-to-apply-for-research for reference.
                                                                                                                                 * Total fee.

                                                                                              QS World University Rankings by
     For more information visit                                                               Subject 2019
                                                                                             2                                  } Duration , Campus  Intake/s $ 2021 2021 annual fee ($AU) IELTS Academic IELTS Overall Band (Individual Band) – subject to change
                                                                                              Excellence in Research Australia
      rmit.edu.au/architecture                                                                2018 National Report               K RMIT Code % Entry requirement (min average % or GPA) V Selection task 6 Pathways e Notes
                                                                                                                                 For the most up-to-date information regarding RMIT courses and pathways, please visit rmit.edu.au

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     —                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ceramics is a specialisation within the Bachelor of
     Study areas                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Arts (Fine Art) and allows students to experiment,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        design and conceptualise with clay. The ceramics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        studio is equipped with pottery wheels, a dedicated
     n Fine art                                 n Visual arts                                                                                                                                                                                           mould-making area, a glaze lab and electric and
     n Photography                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      gas-fired kilns, enabling students to explore a range
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        of creative techniques and processes from throwing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        to sculpting.

     #1               in Australia for
                      art and design1
                                                 130+ years
                                                                                                     Our industry
                                                                                                                                                     FINE AND VISUAL ARTS
                      in the world for
                      art and design1
                                                 RMIT offers the longest continuously
                                                 running photography program in                                                                                                                       }          ,                 $ 2021      K        IELTS      %      V 6           e      —
                                                                                                     partners include
                                                 the world
                                                                                                                                                     Certificate IV in Visual Arts                 0.5 year     City      Jul      $17,750*   C4370     5.5 (5.0)   50%     Y        -    -     Career
                                                                                                                                                     Diploma of Visual Arts                         1 year      City      Feb      $21,250*   C5348     5.5 (5.0)   50%     Y        Y    -     outcomes
                                                                                                                                                     Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts                1 year      City      Feb      $21,250*   C6149     5.5 (5.0)    -      Y        Y    A
                                                                                                                                                     Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art)                   3 years      City    Feb Jul    $34,560    BP201     6.5 (6.0)   65%     Y        Y    B     n Arts manager

     5 galleries                                 7 specialisations                                                                                                                                                                                                                              n Art technician
                                                                                                                                                     Master of Arts (Arts Management)              1.5 years    City    Feb Jul    $31,680    MC034     6.5 (6.0)    -      -        -    -
     RMIT owns and operates five public          Fine art offers seven studio specialisations:                                                                                                                                                                                                  n Arts writer or theorist
     galleries and exhibition spaces                                                                                                                 Master of Arts (Art in Public Space)          1.5 years    City    Feb Jul    $32,640    MC079     6.5 (6.0)    -      Y        -    E     n Curator
                                                 n ceramics              n   painting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                n Filmmaker
                                                 n drawing               n   print
                                                                                                                                                     Master of Fine Art                            2 years      City    Feb Jul    $32,640    MC266     6.5 (6.0)    -      Y        -    -
                                                                         n   sculpture                                                                                                                                                                                                          n Gallery director
                                                 n gold and
                                                   silversmithing        n   video                                                                   PHOTOGRAPHY                                                                                                                                n Professional artist
                                                                                                                                                                                                      }          ,                 $ 2021      K        IELTS      %      V 6           e      n Sound engineer
                                                                                                                                                     Certificate IV in Photography and
                                                                                                                                                                                                    1 year      City      Feb      $22,750*   C4373     5.5 (5.0)   50%     Y        -    E     n Teacher or researcher
                                                                                                                                                     Photo Imaging
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                n Technical specialist
                                                                                                                                                     Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging 1 year            City      Feb      $21,500*   C5351     5.5 (5.0)    -      Y        Y    -
     RMIT’s School of Art is a hub for emerging artists to engage in contemporary
     practice and gain local and international exposure. RMIT encourages diverse,                                                                    Bachelor of Arts (Photography)                3 years      City    Feb Jul    $34,560    BP117     6.5 (6.0)   65%     Y        Y   B, E
     challenging and innovative art, craft and photographic practices and research.                                                                                                                                                                                                             n Architectural or
     We are ranked first in Australia and 12th in the world for art and design1,                                                                     Master of Photography                         2 years      City    Feb Jul    $32,640    MC270     6.5 (6.0)    -      Y        -    -       industrial photographer
     placing RMIT in the top echelon of the world’s art and photographic                                                                                                                                                                                                                        n Commercial or advertising
     educational institutions.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    photographer
                                                                                                                                                                                                      }          ,                 $ 2021      K        IELTS      %      V 6           e      n Digital compositor
     Set in the centre of Melbourne’s flourishing creative scene, the school enjoys
                                                                                                                                                     Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) (Honours)          1 year      City      Feb      $32,640    BH052     6.5 (6.0)    2      Y        -    -
     a 130-year history of graduating artists, photographers and craftspeople with                                                                                                                                                                                                              n Digital retoucher
     skilled hands and cultivated minds, ready for life and work. RMIT proudly supports                                                              Bachelor of Arts (Photography) (Honours)       1 year      City    Feb Jul    $32,640    BH125     6.5 (6.0)   2.7     Y        -    -     n Fashion photographer
     artists-in-residence, galleries, public programs, international conferences, student                                                                                                                                                                                                       n Media photographer
     and staff exchange, study tours and publishing – all with a strong focus on                                                                                                                                                                                                                n Photojournalist
     community engagement and social transformation.                                                                                                                                                  }          ,                 $ 2021      K        IELTS      %      V 6           e
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                n Portrait photographer
                                                                                                                                                     Master of Fine Art                            2 years       -      All year   $31,680    MR208     6.5 (6.0)   60%     -        -   FF
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                n Sports photographer
                                                                                                                                                     PhD (Art)                                     4 years       -      All year   $31,680    DR208     6.5 (6.0)   70%     -        -   FF
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                n Wedding photographer

     Travel opportunities

     RMIT runs regular study tours to experience festivals and meet prominent artists                                                               Footnotes
     in New York, Hong Kong, Paris, Shanghai and Berlin. Students are also given the                                                                A	This course is only available for advanced entry.
     opportunity to study at our interlocation partner, Hong Kong Art School, where                                                                 B July entry may be available to students who are granted course/subject exemptions or advanced entry based on previous study.
                                                                                                                                                    E This course incurs additional costs.
     RMIT delivers its fine art course.
                                                                                                                                                    FF Refer to rmit.edu.au/how-to-apply-for-research for reference.
                                                                                                                                                    * Total fee.

     For more information visit
                                                                                                                                                    } Duration , Campus  Intake/s $ 2021 2021 annual fee ($AU) IELTS Academic IELTS Overall Band (Individual Band) – subject to change
      rmit.edu.au/art                                                                            1                                                  K RMIT Code % Entry requirement (min average % or GPA) V Selection task 6 Pathways e Notes
                                                                                                     QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019
                                                                                                                                                    For the most up-to-date information regarding RMIT courses and pathways, please visit rmit.edu.au

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Biomedical Sciences
     —                                                                                                                                                                                                               —
     Study areas                                                                                                                                                                                                     Model pharmacy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Develop your formulation, compounding and
     n Biomedical science                          n Pharmacy                                                                                                                                                        patient-service skills in RMIT’s state-of-the-art
     n Biotechnology                               n Pharmaceutical sciences                                                                                                                                         model pharmacy at the Bundoora campus.
     n Laboratory medicine

     Excellence in research                        Only Victorian university
     RMIT’s research is ranked by the ARC          to offer all the following majors:
                                                                                           Our industry        BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE
     as well above world standard in:
                                                   n      haematology                                                                                            }          ,                 $ 2021        K         IELTS       %       V 6          e      —
                                                                                           partners include
     n clinical sciences
     n p
        harmacology and
                                                         anatomical pathology
                                                         medical microbiology
                                                                                                               Bachelor of Biomedical Science
                                                                                                               (Laboratory Medicine)
                                                                                                                                                               4 years Bundoora Feb Jul        $38,400     BP147      6.5 (6.0)     -      -     Y       B     Career
       pharmaceutical sciences
     n medical physiology
                                                        clinical biochemistry
                                                       transfusions and
                                                                                                               Bachelor of Biomedical Science                  3 years Bundoora Feb Jul        $38,400     BP231      6.5 (6.0)     -      -     Y       B     outcomes
     n microbiology                                     transplantation science                                Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology)/                        City/
                                                                                                                                                               4 years                Feb      $36,480     BP293      6.5 (6.0)     -      -     -      W
                                                                                                               Bachelor of Biomedical Science                            Bundoora                                                                              Biomedical science
                                                                                                               Master of Laboratory Medicine                   2 years Bundoora Feb Jul        $39,360     MC158      6.5 (6.0)    2.0     -     -      I, Z   n Biomedical scientist
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               n Biotechnologist
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        e      n Clinical scientist,
                                                                                                                                                                 }          ,                 $ 2021        K         IELTS       %       V 6
                                                                                                               Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical
     Australian Institute                          Study abroad                                                Engineering) (Honours)/Bachelor of              5 years
                                                                                                                                                                                  Feb Jul      $41,280     BH122      6.5 (6.0)    70%     -     Y       -     n Clinical scientist, genomics
                                                                                                               Pharmaceutical Sciences
     of Medical Scientists                         Laboratory medicine provides                                                                                                                                                                                n Clinical scientist,
                                                   opportunities for students to travel                        Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences             3 years
                                                                                                                                                                                      Feb      $38,400     BP311      6.5 (6.0)    65%     -     Y       -       haematology
     RMIT’s Bachelor of Biomedical Science                                                                                                                               Bundoora
                                                   overseas and undertake 10 to 13                                                                                                                                                                             n Clinical scientist, immunology
     (Laboratory Medicine) is the only Victorian                                                               HONOURS
                                                   weeks of professional practice in an
     degree accredited by the Australian                                                                                                                                                                                                                       n Forensic scientist
                                                   approved laboratory. Destination                                                                              }          ,                 $ 2021        K         IELTS       %       V 6          e
     Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS)                                                                                                                                                                                                                    n Medicinal chemist
                                                   countries include the UK, the US,
                                                                                                               Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)                  4 years Bundoora       Feb     $42,240      BH102      7.0 (6.5)    65%     -     Y       S
                                                   Ireland, Singapore, Korea and Sweden                                                                                                                                                                        n Microbiologist
                                                                                                               Bachelor of Health and                                                                                                                          n Physician associate
                                                                                                                                                               1 year    Bundoora     Feb     $38,400      BH058      6.5 (6.0)    2.5     -     -       -
                                                                                                               Biomedical Sciences (Honours)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               n Research scientist
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               n Toxicologist
     Biomedical sciences help us understand disease, how it occurs and how we can                                                                                }          ,                 $ 2021        K         IELTS       %       V 6          e
     control, cure and prevent it. Biomedical sciences at RMIT will teach you to provide
                                                                                                               Master of Science (Biomedical Science)          2 years Bundoora All year       $33,600     MR227      6.5 (6.0)    60%     -     Y      FF
     practical solutions to global health issues and gain a better understanding of the
     ever-increasing role that technology plays in how our bodies function.                                    Master of Science
                                                                                                                                                               2 years Bundoora All year       $30,720     MR234      6.5 (6.0)    60%     -     Y      FF
                                                                                                               (Laboratory and Clinical Science)
     All our courses are co-designed with industry to ensure they are relevant and meet                                                                                                                                           70% or
                                                                                                               PhD (Biomedical Science)                        4 years Bundoora All year       $33,600     DR227      6.5 (6.0)            -     -      FF
     the needs of industry, government and the community. They will prepare you to

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Biomedical Sciences
     work anywhere in Australia in diagnostic pathology, medical research pharmacy,                                                                                                                                               70% or
                                                                                                               PhD (Laboratory and Clinical Science)           4 years Bundoora All year       $30,720     DR234      6.5 (6.0)            -     -      FF
     laboratory medicine, pharmaceutical sciences and biomedical research.                                                                                                                                                         80%

     Work-integrated learning
     RMIT’s biomedical science degrees include 40 weeks of work placements                                    B	July entry may be available to students who are granted course/subject exemptions or advanced entry based on previous study.
     during third and fourth years. Students have been placed at major hospitals,                             I A part of this course will be taught at the RMIT City Campus.
     including Royal Children’s, Peter MacCallum and Osteon Health, as well as in                             S	This course has limited spaces and applications must be submitted by 1 August (in any given year) in order to be considered.
                                                                                                              W This course incurs additional costs.
     private laboratories. These placements include microbiology, haematology
                                                                                                              Z	The main intake for this course is in July. February entry may be available to students who are granted course/subject exemptions or
     and biochemistry.                                                                                           advanced entry based on previous study or students with an undergraduate degree in laboratory medicine.
                                                                                                              FF Refer to rmit.edu.au/how-to-apply-for-research for reference.

     For more information visit                                                                               } Duration , Campus  Intake/s $ 2021 2021 annual fee ($AU) IELTS Academic IELTS Overall Band (Individual Band) – subject to change
      rmit.edu.au/biomedicalsciences                                                                          K RMIT Code % Entry requirement (min average % or GPA) V Selection task 6 Pathways e Notes
                                                                                                              For the most up-to-date information regarding RMIT courses and pathways, please visit rmit.edu.au

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