RMIT University will enable students who undertake selected Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) micro credentials to receive credit towards four different RMIT postgraduate degrees.
Students who earn a MITxMicroMasters online credential in the Principles of Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management or Statistics and Data Science programs can now receive academic credit towards RMIT Masters degrees in Supply Chain and Logistics Management, Commerce, Engineering Management and Data Science.
Three degrees can be studied online through RMIT Online or on-campus in Melbourne. Only the RMIT Master of Data Science is only delivered at RMIT’s City Campus. These four opportunities provide huge flexibility and choice for future learners.
RMIT Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education and Vice-President Professor Belinda Tynan said micro-credentials had ever-increasing value in the world of work as people could proactively dip in and out of study to develop or refresh their skills.
“We are always thinking innovatively about how we respond and contribute to the changing world of work, and creating new study options and pathways for our students is vitally important,” she said.
“We are extremely proud to be accepting the credentials from MIT to offer students a new pathway to gain credit towards an RMIT postgraduate degree.”
Director of MicroMasters at MIT Tracy Tan said many credential holders wanted to continue their learning journey in a master’s program.
“We have been enabling a global ecosystem among several universities for credit recognition,” she said.
“We are excited to have RMIT University provide multiple pathways online and on-campus, allowing our learners to have multiple options for accelerating their graduate studies.”
RMIT Online Chief Executive Officer Helen Souness said online learning provided students with access to greater education opportunities than ever before.
“In this rapidly changing world where we have so much freedom to design the way we want to work and live, the need for lifelong learning has fast become a new reality,” she said.
“Many people are looking for targeted, industry-focused learning that they are able to apply immediately back into their workplace, and we are making that possible.”
Enrolments for the MITxMicroMasters programs are now open at https://micromasters.mit.edu/.
Professor Tynan said RMIT was not satisfied just thinking about what it could do today.
“We are constantly looking beyond and finding new ways to deliver the best possible learning opportunities and experiences for our students.”
Story: Amelia Harris