RMIT University opened its doors on Sunday 9 August and welcomed more than 36,000 students and their families and friends to its City, Brunswick and Bundoora campuses.
Visitors were given a hands-on experience of the work of the University’s students, as well as being able to talk to teaching staff and students alike.
RMIT University Vice-Chancellor and President, Martin Bean CBE said Open Day gave future students the chance to experience the incredible mix of people, programs, facilities and opportunities that make up RMIT.
“Not only are we demonstrating excellence in so many fields, from the technical and creative to the social and sustainable – but we are also working together to create bold new responses to real challenges faced by our partners and communities globally,” he said.
This year’s Open Day highlights included:
- Fashion Runway – student designs on parade
- RMIT’s racing cars
- Business Enterprise Unit – Training aimed at helping students and alumni interested in self-employment, freelance and portfolio employment
- Textile Design and Development – screen printing demonstrations, creative ideas and more
- Health and Medical Sciences Hub including Biomedical Science, Complementary Medicine, Exercise and Sport Science, Medical Radiations, Nursing and Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Psychology
- Dramatic crime scene
Visitors also witnessed the amazing technologies in practice at the Advanced Manufacturing Precinct including 3D printers, complex pick and place robots and unmanned aircraft in-flight; rode the SimRoom Display Deck – a state-of-the-art aircraft simulator and test laboratory; and joined guest host Sandy Rea to hear female engineers talk about their experiences and gain a real insight into a career in engineering.