RMIT has a global reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education, applied research, and engagement with the needs of industry and communities world-wide.
One of Australia’s original educational institutions founded in 1887, RMIT University is now the nation's largest tertiary institution with more than 84,000 students, including 13,000 at postgraduate level.
15th highest ranked university in Australia and 250th in the world 1
15th globally for graduate employment (2nd in Australia and 6th in the Asia-Pacific region) 2
40th in the world for the international profile of academic staff 1
11th in the world for Art and Design (highest ranked in Australia) 3
20th in the world for Library and Information Management (2nd in Australia) 3
26th in the world for Architecture (4th highest in Australia) 3
Among the world's top 100 universities in
- Engineering (Civil & Structural)
- Engineering (Electrical & Electronic)
- Computer Science & Information Systems
- Communication & Media Studies
- Development Studies
- Business & Management Studies
- Accounting & Finance 3
Among the world's top 150 universities in
- Engineering (Chemical)
- Engineering (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing)
- Social Sciences & Management 3
Among the world’s top 100 faculties in Arts & Humanities and Engineering & Technology 3
21st in the world and 5th in Australia among universities less than 50 years old (2019 QS Top 50 Under 50 index)
In the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017, RMIT is ranked among the top 500 institutions worldwide.
RMIT is also ranked in the 401–500 band in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017–18, and 74th in the Asia-Pacific region.
RMIT is ranked 268th in the 2018 Leiden Ranking 4, the ranking of the world’s top research-intensive universities.
RMIT is 19th in the world in the Business of Fashion’s 2017 Global Fashion School Rankings and 9th in the BoF’s Top 10 Global Graduate Fashion Business Courses.
RMIT is 97th globally and 13th in the Asia-Pacific region in the 2018 QS Global Executive MBA rankings; and ranked in the world’s top 151–200 in the 2018 QS Full-Time MBA.
RMIT ranks 33rd in the Global Executive MBA Rankings and 19th globally for the Executive MBA program in the 2018 Global MBA Rankings (CEO Magazine).
Excellence in Research
The quality of the RMIT’s research work has been endorsed by the Australian Research Council.
In the most recent Excellence in Research for Australia evaluation, RMIT was rated “well above world standard” in 13 research fields and “above world standard” in a further nine fields.
Our research in 11 areas of science (including medical science), engineering and applied mathematics, as well as in architecture and media and communications, was ranked among the best in the world.
Victorian International Education Awards
At the inaugural Victorian International Education Awards, RMIT received the Premier’s award for International Education Provider of the Year and the award for Excellence in International Education (University).
Our alumni community of more than 300,000 stretches across the globe and includes leaders such as News Corporation CEO, Robert Thomson; BHP Billiton Chair, Jacques Nasser; multi-award winning theoretical physicist, Dr Amanda Barnard; and former Edinburgh International Festival Director, Sir Jonathan Mills AO.
1 2018–19 QS World University Rankings
2 2018 QS Graduate Employability Rankings
3 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject
4 Rank is based on the mean normalised citation score