Student Electives

Student Electives are available to students enrolled in higher education undergraduate programs.

To see if you need to enrol in a Student Elective please refer to your enrolment program structure or seek advice from your school.

To enrol in Student Electives use the class tab search function in Enrolment Online. Instructions are provided on page 11 of Your essential guide to Enrolment Online (PDF 1152kb 16p).

Rules for Student Electives

Students enrolled in higher education undergraduate programs are required to undertake a minimum of:

  • 24 credit points of Student Electives for a three year program
  • 36 credit points for a four year programs.

All Student Electives are 12 credit points.

You can enrol in courses with prerequisites and corequisites, however it is your responsibility to check the relevant course guide to make sure that you have met the requisites.

Some courses have a restriction on the number of enrolments allowed. Once a course is full you will not be permitted to enrol in the course.

RMIT University reserves the right to not offer courses that fail to meet a minimum enrolment of 25 students.

Search for a Student Elective

You can search on the Student Electives website for courses that are offered as Student Electives.

You enrol in electives to:

  • add value to your degree,
  • pursue one of your interests, or
  • explore an area that is new to you.

Why choose Student Electives

If you are wondering what elective to choose, the following scenarios might be helpful:

  • Astrid is interested in turning her art practice into a viable business and has chosen Business Planning as a Student Elective.
  • Arjun, an applied science student, is fascinated and alarmed by the international situation, so he chose International Politics.
  • Mei-Ling, a life sciences student, comes from a very religious Christian family but finds that in Melbourne she gets into a lot of arguments with friends from other faiths and friends who are atheists. She chose Religion, Society and Culture to explore issues of belief further.
  • Irina, an engineering student, wants a broader understanding of environmental issues, both for career and personal reasons, plus the convenience of online study. This led her to Environmental Sustainability online Plus.
  • David is a bachelor of education student. He chose Introduction to Simulation and Virtual Environment, partly because of its applications in the classroom, but mainly for fun.
  • Annie, a business student, selected Language, Culture and Business Practice – Japanese 1, to enhance her career prospects.
  • Edmund, an architecture student, wants to know more about himself and other people, so his Student Elective is Foundations of Psychology.

Ready to choose?

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