You can design your exchange or study abroad program by selecting courses from across RMIT’s extensive range of disciplines.
There are also courses offered exclusively to exchange and study abroad students that give an insight into Australian culture and society.
Use our Course Search tool to find courses of interest to you.
You can search by course title, the semester it is being offered, a level of study (e.g. Undergraduate for Bachelor level and Postgraduate for Master level) and RMIT School, (which broadly reflect academic disciplines).
Course selection guidelines
When selecting courses you need to:
- ensure that you satisfy the necessary prerequisites based on your academic history at your home institution
- note that most of the Postgraduate courses require completion of a Bachelor degree
- check the suitability of your course selection and credit transfer with your home institution.
We encourage you to consider the Recommended Courses. Previous inbound students have successfully enrolled in these courses and they have a faster course approval process. The Recommended Courses are identifiable in the Comments column.
Early Start date courses
Courses offered under Associate Degrees such as Fashion and Textile Merchandising, Fashion Design and Technology, Engineering Technology have an earlier start as they follow the Vocational calendar. The Early Start date Courses are identifiable in the Comments column. For Semester 1 2017, the start date of those courses is 6 February 2017.
Design based courses (i.e. VART, GRAP, ARCH course coding) will require a folio to be submitted with the application and approved by the relevant discipline. Folios must be sent as PDF or online link (no hard copies accepted). Provide 10-15 pieces of your own work that demonstrate your creative abilities and is related to the area of study you wish to pursue at RMIT.
Online courses can only make up 25% of your full-time study load. Check the Learning Mode in the Course Overview of the course you have selected.
While you should aim to select courses taught at the same campus, it may be possible to travel between the Brunswick and City campuses due to their proximity.
It is an Australian visa requirement that Exchange or Study Abroad students studying in Australia must be enrolled in a full-time study load (36 - 48 credit points) each semester.
A normal full-time load at RMIT is 36-48 credit points, which is equivalent to three to four courses. Online and distance courses can only make up 25% of your full-time study load.
Please refer to the RMIT's credit points table which provides a guideline of how other countries credit points might match RMIT.
All approved Exchange Architecture Design students will have a set Study Plan identified by the School comprising of one Studio (24 credit points) and two electives (2 X 12 credit points). Please ensure that a portfolio is submitted with the application. The portfolio needs to show your technical skills. For students at Masters level, you will also need to show competency in rhino.
The selected courses for Master level are:
- ARCH1338 Architecture Design Elective 1
- ARCH1339 Architecture Design Elective 2
- ARCH1330 Architecture Design Studio 7
The selected courses for Bachelor level are:
- ARCH1040 Architecture Design Elective 1
- ARCH1041 Architecture Design Elective 2
- ARCH1004 Architecture Design Studio 5
Architecture Design courses are not available to Study Abroad students. We recommend Study Abroad students explore the courses available in other areas such as Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, Interior and Industrial Design.
The 3 courses available for Interior Design at Bachelor level, which can be undertaken individually or as a set study plan, are:
ARCH1289 Interior Design Specialisation 1
ARCH1290 Interior Design Specialisation 2
ARCH1109 Interior Design Studio 4
The School of Interior Design strongly recommend students who are interested in Interior Design to undertake the above Study Plan comprising of one Studio (24 credit points) and two Design Specialisations (2 X 12 credit points). You will have the opportunity to choose from 8 design studios and from 10 Design specialisations. Please ensure that a portfolio of 10-15 pieces of work is submitted with the application.
Media and Communication
Courses from the School of Media and Communication are strictly open to students with a background in a Media and Communication-related discipline (major or minor) at their home university
Once you have selected your courses you will need to complete and submit the Course Request Form.
- Exchange students complete the course request form online within the online Exchange application portal.
- Study Abroad students complete the Study Abroad Course Request Form (PDF 60kb 2p) and upload it with their online Study Abroad application.