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.
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 industry engagement activities reflect our commitment to:
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The School regularly acknowledges outstanding student achievement. . The following organisations share in our celebrations of excellence by sponsoring awards and prizes:
The School has strong links with the following IT and logistics professional bodies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Acknowledgement of country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation 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.