Industry

The School of Business IT and Logistics is committed to providing innovative, cost effective technology and design solutions to assist industry partners in achieving their organisational goals.

Industry connections

Our focus

We work with business, government and professional communities both nationally and internationally and find that engagement is always mutually beneficial; resulting in more knowledge intensive research and development, more industry relevant educational programs and increased commercial effectiveness and efficiency for the School.

Our activities

Our industry engagement activities reflect our commitment to:

  • building effective industry relationships to support research and education services innovations, leading to excellence in research and educational outcomes.
  • fostering close and ongoing ties with our alumni network
  • creating strategic partnerships within key industries that lead to applied research and consultancy opportunities
  • enhancing the work-readiness of our graduates through Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placements.
  • becoming the preferred provider of work-ready business graduates for the business IT and logistics sectors

Contact

Contact us to discuss how we can work with you to help you in your business.

Areas of expertise

Healthcare Technology

The focus of this area is the transformation of healthcare delivery through the application of technology. Our researchers design and develop sustainable e-health solutions to support wellness, manage chronic diseases self-care and model the spread of pandemics. Designing solutions for effective emergency and disaster preparedness and readiness are core initiatives.

Green IT

Our Green IT group has world class capabilities in sustainable IT/IS. They design information systems to reduce energy and waste through IT solutions to enable the measurement, monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions. The work has a strong industry focus, much of it in association with the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), Fujitsu Australia and Connection Research.

Applied logistics

Our experts in applied logistics improve efficiency in logistics flows along supply chains, by building technological platforms to improve information sharing across supply networks. Researchers in this area are involved in industry funded projects to develop applications that support consumer-focused logistics requirements using geographic information and mobile technology platforms.

Information and Knowledge Management

The management of information and knowledge is one of the biggest challenges and drivers of change facing organizations today. Our researchers are exploring the implications of organising and retrieving information in current and emergent forms, particularly in the impact of multimedia formats and new modes of access such as mobile technology.

Social Media Technologies

Staff in this area are researching the development and use of social media technologies such as Facebook and Twitter to turn communication into interactive dialogue.

Industry awards and prizes

The School regularly acknowledges outstanding student achievement. . The following organisations share in our celebrations of excellence by sponsoring awards and prizes:

  • ALIA Award
  • Australian Computer Society
  • Dimension Data Information Technology Prize
  • GS1
  • Larson & Toubro Infotech Prize
  • Maxus Australia Prize
  • Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia
  • Scouts Association
  • Toll

Professional associations

The School has strong links with the following IT and logistics professional bodies.

  • Australian Computer Society
  • Supply Chain and Logistics Council of Association of Australia (SCLAA)
  • Australian Library and Information Association
  • The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport
  • The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPSA)
  • The Association for Information Systems
  • ISWORLD
  • Association of Supply Chain Innovation

Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

WIL and the Co-operative Employment Program are major strengths and an integral component and major strength of our degrees. WIL initiatives are designed to promote student learning and work readiness, facilitating and building industry relationships.

  • GM Holden
  • Toyota
  • Maroondah City Council
  • Coca Cola Amatil
  • Coles Group
  • Barwon Health
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • BMW Financial Services
  • IBM
  • ANZ
  • Australia Post
  • Deloitte
  • Toll Group
  • LinFox
  • KPMG

We support the culture of ’learn by doing in context and with feedback’ and provide opportunities for practical industry experience to all students, both local and international, encouraging them to apply their course knowledge whilst developing practical skills.

Learn more about Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

Program Advisory Committee (PAC)

PAC members are drawn from academia, industry and government organisations and together they provide direct input into the shape and content of our academic programs. The Committee is a platform for sharing about industry best practice and acts as a sounding board for the identification of external perspectives on the skills and attributes required to ensure our students are work-ready upon graduation.

Learn more about PAC

Life-long alumni relationships

The School is dedicated to building life-long relationships with our students and alumni. The support of alumni is critical in maintaining our connection to industry and providing networking and mentoring opportunities for students.

Alumni at RMIT

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nations on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University 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.

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