Study in October and November

The world is moving fast, so why should you have to wait to work towards your dream career?

Whether you’re looking for a pathway into a university degree or want to stand out in your industry with a Masters, RMIT University has designed a number of courses that you can study fully online in October or November, no matter where you are in the world.

Start studying now and you can complete a full semester of online study before continuing your learning on-campus in 2021.

Important information

Classes start as early as Monday 19 October, 2020.

October and November intakes are only available to international students that are commencing and not applying for credit. Please note that courses will only run if a minimum number of enrolments are met.

Available courses for October intake

Online component dates: 19 October 2020 - 12 February 2021

Semester 2 classes continue on campus: 8 March 2021

Your direct pathway to an RMIT degree. If you need to complete specific subjects or other prerequisites, Foundation Studies allows you to focus on areas of interest to you while improving your academic skills in a supportive environment.

Available streams for October intake:

●      Business

●      Science, Engineering and Health

Online component dates: 19 October 2020 - 5 February 2021

Through the combination of business and IT studies, this program is designed to produce ethically and socially responsible professionals who can draw on technical and leadership capabilities, effective communication skills, innovative professional practices, and strategic and organisational skills.

Online component dates: 19 October 2020 - 5 February 2021

Enhance and update your knowledge and skills to develop HR practice globally. Case studies and interactive and experiential learning activities will help you develop the capacity to identify HR challenges, propose innovative solutions, and critically evaluate the impacts of HR decisions and practices in a variety of enterprises and organisations.

Available courses for November intake

Online component dates: 16 November 2020 - 12 February 2021

Start your first semester by being introduced to a wide range of different digital media specialisations:

  • Sound
  • Video
  • Interactive media
  • Digital environments

Online component dates: 16 November 2020 - 12 February 2021

Equip yourself with the technical and creative skills for roles in graphic design, advertising, branding and illustration consultancies.

You’ll learn beside Industrial Design students, completing two core subjects in Colour and Information Design, and Typography in Design; and two electives in Industrial Design Drawing and User Centred Design.

Online component dates: 16 November 2020 - 12 February 2021

Prepare for a broad career in a range of design roles, including product and manufacturing companies, in consultancy, entertainment, education, cultural and services sectors.

You’ll learn beside Communication Design students, completing two core subjects in Industrial Design Drawing and User Centred Design; and two electives in Colour and Information Design, and Typography in Design.

Online component dates: 2 November 2020 - 19 February 2021

In an increasingly urbanised world, shifting environmental priorities have placed sustainability in the spotlight. In response to this industry demand, this Master's degree delves into the complexities of creating sustainable futures and will advance your knowledge and technical skills to build a career as a designer or engineer on energy efficient, resource smart and sustainable built environment projects that support health and well-being.

Graduate outcomes include working in the public and private sectors as environmental sustainability officers, capital project managers, sustainability coordinators, facilities management officers and assets managers.

Online component dates: 16 November 2020 - 5 February 2021

Designed for professionals currently working or looking to work in the field of project management, you will develop skills through this degree that are highly sought after globally in a wide variety of sectors, such as construction, architecture, engineering, information technology, government and events management.

You can choose to study a general or specialised Master of Project Management from the four streams:

  • general
  • engineering
  • information technology
  • post disaster project management.

Online component dates: 30 November 2020 - 19 February 2021

Advance your property career to high level and senior management roles. Increase your specialist knowledge of property as an asset class within local and global contexts and the ability to independently conduct research and analyse industry trends.  

This industry connected degree will develop your skills within the domains of:

  • Corporate Property Asset Management
  • Property Valuation
  • Property Development
  • Property Investment Feasibility and
  • Funds Management.

Five benefits to start studying now

If you start studying online now, you can make progress towards a globally recognised qualification while gaining strong digital skills that will make future employers take notice.


#1 Get ahead of the pack

Starting in October will get you ahead of the pack, and you’ll be able to finish your RMIT University degree sooner than students who are waiting to begin next year*.

*Finishing your studies earlier is subject to course sequencing, availability and academic progression.

#2 Student visas

The Australian Government is ready to start processing student visas for new students offshore. So when Australia’s borders reopen, students who already have visas will be able to make arrangements to travel. Now is the perfect time to apply for your degree in Australia.

#3 Flexible online study

While the whole world is adapting to online study and work, RMIT has been delivering online courses for a while. Our online courses are run with small classes and lots of digital support. And our class timetables are set to work for international students learning in different time zones, so you won’t have to study at odd hours of the day and night!

#4 Extra support

A student support team will be available to help you get oriented and learn the ropes, and they’ll stay with you every step of the way. You’ll have access to 24/7 personal teaching and writing support with Studiosity, job and career advice, and a technology team on hand to provide help and VPN assistance.

#5 Join a digital community

Don’t worry about feeling out of the loop just because you’re not physically in Australia. Virtual student clubs and digital social activities have been extremely popular at RMIT in 2020, so there’s lots for you to get involved in. A dedicated app called Vygo will connect you with peer-to-peer mentors so you can easily make friends with other students.



Frequently asked questions

Find out what international students need to know about applying and studying at RMIT.

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