Bachelor of Science (Applied Science)/Bachelor of Business (Management)

Bachelor of Science (Applied Science)/Bachelor of Business (Management)

UNDERGRADUATE

Prepare to be an effective leader in your chosen area of science.

Student type:
Mode of study:
On campus and blended learning
Entry score:

ATAR 74.80*

Duration:
Full-time 4 years
Next intake:
Not applicable
Location:
Melbourne City
Mode of study:
On campus and blended learning
Entry score:

ATAR 74.80

Duration:
Full-time 4 years
Fees:

AU$42,120 (2023 annual)

Next intake:
February, July
Location:
Melbourne City

Overview

Combining studies in applied sciences and business management, this degree is designed to prepare graduates for changing roles as they progress through their scientific career and into management roles.

The first year provides a transformative learning experience, in which you'll learn and explore core science concepts across physical, life, data and mathematical science disciplines and develop and strengthen key scientific and transferable skills that will underpin your future studies and careers.

Your management degree will give you a broad knowledge base of business, and the applied science component will allow you to specialise in one of six majors, giving you the flexibility to create an individualised degree.

You will have the technical skills of a practising scientist, as well as the business skills to be an effective manager and leader: a highly attractive combination for employers.

Why study at RMIT?

  1. You will be working with expert researchers and industry leaders in state-of-the-art facilities, allowing you to gain skills that are readily transferable to industry.
  2. In addition to studying courses from your chosen major, you can tailor your degree through electives. This gives you flexibility to combine your major field of study with a variety of other science courses.
  3. You’ll get the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills to projects and practical experiences. You’ll also have access to industry-grade equipment to ensure you are job-ready when you graduate.

Details

You’ll go beyond the classroom and apply what you’ve learned to real-life problems.

You’ll gain hands-on experience working in teams during field studies and excursions, locally and internationally. Projects that involve community groups or companies allow you to put your skills into action and make an impact before you graduate.

Depending on your major, you will have the opportunity to undertake field trips to Lakes Entrance and Camp Jungai. You may also have the opportunity to head to Far North Queensland to Lizard Island, or head overseas to investigate an environmental challenge or attend a science camp in China.

Most of your business management classes will be held in RMIT's Swanston Academic Building, which features innovative learning areas mixed with retail and social spaces, resulting in a stimulating environment for students.

In your first semester you will undertake foundations courses in chemistry, physics, biology, accounting and management.

You then choose to major in biological sciences, biotechnology, chemistry, environmental science, food science, or physics while also completing the required business management courses.

Your final year of study includes a science project that may be linked to industry.

Blended learning options

Courses offered as part of blended learning programs include a meaningful blend of online, on-campus, and workplace based learning tailored to the type of study you undertake. This learning is active, prioritising tasks that involve exploration and development of skills and knowledge through interaction and engagement.

Online aspects provide positive benefits such as flexibility and adaptability using digital activities and materials, while also strengthening the interaction and connection with timetabled and on-campus experiences such as tutorials, practicals, or workshops.

You will have the opportunity to work on research projects and practical activities, often undertaken in collaboration with industry.

The final year science project will also provide you with the opportunity to develop an independent research project, which can involve an industry partner.

Bachelor of Science/Business Management students have the ability to study at an overseas university through the Global Exchange Program. This degree includes:

Global work, exchange and study experiences

RMIT offers a range of opportunities for our students to study abroad through global work, exchange and study experiences with over 165 partner universities worldwide.

You will experience a variety of learning experiences including laboratory and practical work, fieldwork activities, formal lectures (online and face-to-face), and working with industry on self-directed projects.

Each year of your degree is designed to develop, challenge, and consolidate your knowledge.

Years 1 and 2

In the first two years you'll develop a strong understanding of your particular area of science and business management.

Year 1 will provide you with a transformative learning experience, where you’ll learn and explore core science concepts across physical, life, data and mathematical science disciplines. You’ll also develop and strengthen key scientific and transferable skills that will underpin your future studies and careers.

You then choose a major in biological sciences, biotechnology, chemistry or physics, while also completing the required business management courses.

Years 2 and 3

You will continue in your chosen area of science and business management.

Year 4

You will consolidate the theory with professional projects, making sure you are on track to graduate.

Your final year of study will include a science project that may be linked to industry.

Honours

Take your studies to the next level by applying what you have learned in a year-long research project.

Course structure

Choose a plan below to find out more about the subjects you will study and the course structure.

Bachelor of Science (Applied Science)/Bachelor of Business (Management)
Program code: BP305

Title
Location
Duration
Plan code
CRICOS
Bachelor of Science (Applied Science)/Bachelor of Business (Management)
City Campus
8 semesters Full-time
BP305ASDD
079793J
Location
City Campus
Duration
8 semesters Full-time
Plan code
BP305ASDD
CRICOS
079793J
Bachelor of Science (Applied Science)/Bachelor of Business (Management)
City Campus
8 semesters Full-time
BP305ASDD
079793J
Location
City Campus
Duration
8 semesters Full-time
Plan code
BP305ASDD
CRICOS
079793J
Bachelor of Science (Applied Chemistry)/Bachelor of Business (Management)
City Campus
8 Semesters Full time
BP305ACDD
099066G
Location
City Campus
Duration
8 Semesters Full time
Plan code
BP305ACDD
CRICOS
099066G
Bachelor of Science (Applied Chemistry)/Bachelor of Business (Management)
City Campus
8 Semesters Full time
BP305ACDD
099066G
Location
City Campus
Duration
8 Semesters Full time
Plan code
BP305ACDD
CRICOS
099066G
Bachelor of Science (Biological Sciences)/Bachelor of Business (Management)
City Campus
8 Semesters Full time
BP305BSDD
099068F
Location
City Campus
Duration
8 Semesters Full time
Plan code
BP305BSDD
CRICOS
099068F
Bachelor of Science (Biological Sciences)/Bachelor of Business (Management)
City Campus
8 Semesters Full time
BP305BSDD
099068F
Location
City Campus
Duration
8 Semesters Full time
Plan code
BP305BSDD
CRICOS
099068F
Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology)/Bachelor of Business (Management)
City Campus
8 Semesters Full time
BP305BTDD
099069E
Location
City Campus
Duration
8 Semesters Full time
Plan code
BP305BTDD
CRICOS
099069E
Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology)/Bachelor of Business (Management)
City Campus
8 Semesters Full time
BP305BTDD
099069E
Location
City Campus
Duration
8 Semesters Full time
Plan code
BP305BTDD
CRICOS
099069E
Bachelor of Science (Physics)/Bachelor of Business (Management)
City Campus
8 Semesters Full time
BP305PHYDD
099070A
Location
City Campus
Duration
8 Semesters Full time
Plan code
BP305PHYDD
CRICOS
099070A
Bachelor of Science (Physics)/Bachelor of Business (Management)
City Campus
8 Semesters Full time
BP305PHYDD
099070A
Location
City Campus
Duration
8 Semesters Full time
Plan code
BP305PHYDD
CRICOS
099070A

Note: International student visa holders can only study full-time.

NOTE: The BP305ACDD, BP305BSDD, BP305BTDD and BP305PHYDD plans are not available for new commencing international students.

VTAC Code

If you are eligible to apply via VTAC, copy and paste the below code into VTAC search.

  • Plan BP305ASDD - 3200333043

Please ensure that you have checked the admissions requirements and apply page before applying.

The remaining plans are not available through VTAC to new applicants in 2022.

Career

A double degree broadens your career options and gives you a competitive edge.

With this range of transferable proficiencies and technical skills, RMIT science graduates are highly sought after.

You may choose to enter the commercial sector, pursue a career in teaching, or opt to continue your academic career in research at a master or PhD level.

Your journey in science could lead you to become a biologist, a materials chemist, or a medical physicist, just to name a few career options.

Depending on your area of study and your interests you could end up working in:

  • analytical laboratories
  • medical and research laboratories
  • renewable energy organisations
  • chemical processing plants
  • educational institutions
  • government organisations
  • not-for-profit organisations
  • environmental consultancies.

Graduates are successful nationally and overseas. Many hold key positions in public and private industry, research organisations and government departments.

The management degree allows you to move into fields like research management, technical services management, or science business development. The diversity of successful graduates reflects the breadth of the course.

Depending on your area of specialisation, on completion of the degree you may be eligible for membership of one or more of the following professional associations: 

As a student, you may be eligible for student membership of a number of professional membership associations including: 

  • Australian Biotechnology Association 
  • Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 
  • Australian Institute of Environmental Health 
  • Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST) 
  • Australian Science Communicators 
  • Australian Water Association 
  • Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand
  • Nutrition Australia 
  • Royal Australian Chemical Institute
  • Australian Institute of Physics.

Admissions

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent qualification).

Prerequisites

Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL and units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics, or equivalent studies.

Rankings and adjustment factors

Entry to this program is competitive. Eligible applicants are ranked and selected in order of merit based on their academic achievement plus any adjustment factors.

Adjustment factors include equity access schemes and/or subject adjustments.

We will consider your entire academic record to determine your eligibility for entry. The highest level of education you have previously completed will usually determine how you are ranked.

Selection criteria by applicant type

Please select the highest level of education you have or will be completing in order to find out the selection criteria that applies to you, in addition to meeting the above entry requirements.

Entry to this program is competitive. Eligible applicants are ranked and selected in order of merit based on their academic achievement. You will be ranked on your ATAR plus any adjustment factors.

Adjustment factors available only to applicants currently studying Year 12

School Network Access Program (SNAP)

  • The SNAP access scheme is designed to increase tertiary participation by giving priority access to RMIT diploma and degree programs to eligible applicants currently studying Year 12 at a SNAP partner school.

Adjustment factors available only to applicants currently studying Year 12 or whose highest qualification is a completed Year 12.

Subject adjustments

  • A study score of 25 in any Information Technology, Maths: Mathematical Methods, Maths: Specialist Mathematics or any Science equals 2 aggregate points per study. 
  • Overall maximum of 8 points.

Regional adjustments

  • RMIT automatically allocates adjustment factors to applicants from a low socio-economic status area for all programs that select primarily on ATAR. 
  • Low socio-economic status areas are determined by applying the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Socio-Economic Index for Areas (SEIFA) Index of Education and Occupation.

Equity access schemes

  • Equity access schemes take into account personal information and location, difficult circumstances, disadvantaged financial background and disability or medical condition that may have impacted on an applicant’s most recent academic performance. 
  • Find out more about the eligibility requirements for each Special Entry Access Scheme and RMIT access categories.
  • If you are applying through VTAC you should apply for the Special Entry Access Scheme.
  • If you are applying directly to RMIT you should apply for RMIT Access. The system will prompt you to do this during your application.
Additional equity access scheme for plans BP305ACDD and BP305PHYDD only
  • This program has been recognised as being under-represented by female applicants. Additional adjustment factors may apply to those applying to category 1 of the Special Entry Access Scheme or RMIT access application.

Elite Athlete Program

  • The RMIT Elite Athlete Program supports eligible elite and emerging athletes to achieve sporting and academic excellence, allowing students to balance the demands of both their studies and their athletic responsibilities.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

  • The Indigenous Access Program supports your application to RMIT through an informal interview process where you will receive help from the Ngarara Willim Centre. Additional consideration will be given if you have relevant life, work, education or training experience.

Entry to this program is competitive. Applicants are ranked and selected in order of merit based on their academic achievement, e.g., level of TAFE qualification completed (including any adjustment factors).

We will consider your entire academic record to determine your eligibility for entry. The highest level of education you have previously completed will usually determine how you are ranked.

You will be assigned a selection rank (comparable to an ATAR) based on your highest completed qualification:

  • Advanced Diploma: 81
  • Diploma: 72
  • Certificate IV: 54

Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

You may satisfy the academic requirements by completing the STAT multiple choice.

If you are applying to RMIT as an applicant with vocational education training, you may sit the STAT multiple choice if you:

  • are 19 years of age or over as of 1 January in the year in which you will start your studies and
  • have not been enrolled in secondary studies for at least two years and
  • have no prior secondary school (Year 12), VET studies, HE studies or relevant work experience that can be considered for entry, or these do not meet the minimum academic requirements for the program.

STAT results are valid for two years prior to the commencement of study and can be used to meet Year 12 English prerequisites. You are still required to meet all other program prerequisites or equivalents.

Learn more about RMIT STAT results including minimum STAT scores required to meet prerequisites.

You may be eligible for the following adjustment factors:

Equity access schemes

  • Equity access schemes take into account personal information and location, difficult circumstances, disadvantaged financial background and disability or medical condition that may have impacted on an applicant’s most recent academic performance. 
  • Find out more about the eligibility requirements for each Special Entry Access Scheme and RMIT access categories.
  • If you are applying through VTAC you should apply for the Special Entry Access Scheme.
  • If you are applying directly to RMIT you should apply for RMIT Access. The system will prompt you to do this during your application.
Additional equity access scheme for plans BP305ACDD and BP305PHYDD only
  • This program has been recognised as being under-represented by female applicants. Additional adjustment factors may apply to those applying to category 1 of the Special Entry Access Scheme or RMIT access application.

Elite Athlete Program

  • The RMIT Elite Athlete Program supports eligible elite and emerging athletes to achieve sporting and academic excellence, allowing students to balance the demands of both their studies and their athletic responsibilities.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

  • The Indigenous Access Program supports your application to RMIT through an informal interview process where you will receive help from the Ngarara Willim Centre. Additional consideration will be given if you have relevant life, work, education or training experience.

Entry to this program is competitive. Applicants are ranked and selected in order of merit based on their academic achievement, e.g., GPA (including any adjustment factors).

We will consider your entire academic record to determine your eligibility for entry. Previous fail grades in similar courses may affect your eligibility.

You must have satisfactorily completed at least four courses (subjects) (0.5 EFTSL) at an Australian undergraduate level (or overseas equivalent). You will be assigned a selection rank (comparable to an ATAR) based on your GPA.

Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

You may satisfy the academic requirements by completing the STAT multiple choice. If you are applying to RMIT as an applicant with higher education study, you may sit the STAT multiple choice if you:

  • are 19 years of age or over as of 1 January in the year in which you will start your studies and

  • have not been enrolled in secondary studies for at least two years and

  • have no prior secondary school (Year 12), VET studies, HE studies or relevant work experience that can be considered for entry, or these do not meet the minimum academic requirements for the program

STAT results are valid for two years prior to the commencement of study and can be used to meet Year 12 English prerequisites. You are still required to meet all other program prerequisites or equivalents.

Learn more about RMIT STAT results including minimum STAT scores required to meet prerequisites.

Personal statement

If you have been excluded from a program due to academic progress you are encouraged to submit a personal statement outlining the strategies you will adopt to ensure academic success.

If you are applying to RMIT through VTAC you can complete and submit the VTAC personal statement via your online VTAC account.

If you are applying direct to RMIT you can upload your completed personal statement via your online direct application.

You may be eligible for the following adjustment factors:

Equity access schemes

  • Equity access schemes take into account personal information and location, difficult circumstances, disadvantaged financial background and disability or medical condition that may have impacted on an applicant’s most recent academic performance. 
  • Find out more about the eligibility requirements for each Special Entry Access Scheme and RMIT access categories.
  • If you are applying through VTAC you should apply for the Special Entry Access Scheme.
  • If you are applying directly to RMIT you should apply for RMIT Access. The system will prompt you to do this during your application.
Additional equity access scheme for plans BP305ACDD and BP305PHYDD only
  • This program has been recognised as being under-represented by female applicants. Additional adjustment factors may apply to those applying to category 1 of the Special Entry Access Scheme or RMIT access application.

Elite Athlete Program

  • The RMIT Elite Athlete Program supports eligible elite and emerging athletes to achieve sporting and academic excellence, allowing students to balance the demands of both their studies and their athletic responsibilities.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

  • The Indigenous Access Program supports your application to RMIT through an informal interview process where you will receive help from the Ngarara Willim Centre. Additional consideration will be given if you have relevant life, work, education or training experience.

Entry to this program is competitive. Applicants are ranked and selected in order of merit based on their academic achievement, e.g., Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) score (including any adjustment factors).

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent qualification) and meet the stated prerequisites. 

Work and life experience does not provide any additional consideration for entry to this program. You may satisfy the academic requirements by completing the STAT multiple choice.

Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

You may satisfy the academic requirements by completing the STAT multiple choice. If you are applying to RMIT as an applicant with work or life experience, you may sit the STAT multiple choice if you:

  • are 19 years of age or over as of 1 January in the year in which you will start your studies and

  • have not been enrolled in secondary studies for at least two years and

  • have no prior secondary school (Year 12), VET studies, HE studies or relevant work experience that can be considered for entry, or these do not meet the minimum academic requirements for the program

STAT results are valid for two years prior to the commencement of study and can be used to meet Year 12 English prerequisites. You are still required to meet all other program prerequisites or equivalents.

Learn more about RMIT STAT results including minimum STAT scores required to meet prerequisites.

You may be eligible for the following adjustment factors:

Subject adjustments

  • A study score of 25 in any Information Technology, Maths: Mathematical Methods, Maths: Specialist Mathematics or any Science equals 2 aggregate points per study. 
  • Overall maximum of 8 points.

Equity access schemes

  • Equity access schemes take into account personal information and location, difficult circumstances, disadvantaged financial background and disability or medical condition that may have impacted on an applicant’s most recent academic performance. 
  • Find out more about the eligibility requirements for each Special Entry Access Scheme and RMIT access categories.
  • If you are applying through VTAC you should apply for the Special Entry Access Scheme.
  • If you are applying directly to RMIT you should apply for RMIT Access. The system will prompt you to do this during your application.
Additional equity access scheme for plans BP305ACDD and BP305PHYDD only
  • This program has been recognised as being under-represented by female applicants. Additional adjustment factors may apply to those applying to category 1 of the Special Entry Access Scheme or RMIT access application.

Elite Athlete Program

  • The RMIT Elite Athlete Program supports eligible elite and emerging athletes to achieve sporting and academic excellence, allowing students to balance the demands of both their studies and their athletic responsibilities.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

  • The Indigenous Access Program supports your application to RMIT through an informal interview process where you will receive help from the Ngarara Willim Centre. Additional consideration will be given if you have relevant life, work, education or training experience.

Additional information

View the ATAR profile and selection rank from students offered a place into this program wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in the most relevant recent intake period.

The student profile provides insight into the likely peer group for this program.

*ATAR refers to the lowest selection rank to which an offer was made (including consideration of any adjustments) for current and recent Year 12 applicants.

RMIT is committed to providing transparency to the admissions process. In line with this commitment, we provide you with information that will help in making informed choices about your undergraduate study options. Find out more about admission to RMIT.

You need to satisfy all of the following requirements to be considered for entry into this degree.

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 or an equivalent senior secondary school qualification with a minimum average of 70% (see calculator below).

Equivalent qualifications may also include completion of the RMIT Foundation Studies program or a recognised post secondary diploma in the relevant discipline with the required grades.

Meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee entry. Your application will still need to be assessed and accepted.

Entry score calculator
Minimum Score Required

Don’t meet the requirements?

Higher Mathematics; or Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) Units 3 and 4 in Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics, with a study score of at least 20.

A selection task is not required for entry into this qualification.

To study this course you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

  • IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
  • TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit English language requirements and equivalency information.

Don't meet the English language test scores? Complete an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Advanced Plus Certificate at RMIT English Worldwide.

Pathways

Understanding pathways

Even though there are no formal pathways into this course, there are often other ways you can gain entry. For more information, use our Pathways finder or contact Study@RMIT to discuss your options.

Even though there are no formal pathways into this course, there are often other ways you can gain entry.

Credit, recognition of prior learning, professional experience and accreditation from a professional body can reduce the duration of your study by acknowledging your earlier, relevant experience.

Credit and exemptions will be assessed consistent with the principles of the RMIT Credit Policy.

When you successfully complete this degree, you may be eligible for entry into an RMIT Honours or Postgraduate degree.

You can gain entry to this degree from RMIT Foundation Studies or a range of vocational study programs.

Credit may reduce the duration of your study by acknowledging your earlier, relevant study experience.

When you are submitting an application, please indicate that you want to be considered for credit and provide detailed course syllabus (also known as course outline), outlining volume of learning, course content and weekly topics, learning objectives/outcomes, assessment types and their weightings, and reference to the learning resources such as prescribed textbooks and recommended readings.

When you successfully complete this program you may be eligible for entry to the Bachelor of Science (Applied Sciences) (Honours).

Alternatively, you may be eligible for entry into other RMIT honours or postgraduate degrees.

Fees

2023 indicative fees

In 2022, the annual student contribution amount (tuition fee) you will pay for a standard year of full-time study is between AU$4,124 to AU$15,142*.

Additional expenses

  • Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$326 maximum fee for 2023.
  • Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.

Annual fee adjustment

Amounts quoted are indicative fees per annum, and are based on a standard year of full-time study (96 credit points). A proportionate fee applies for more or less than the full-time study load.

Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.

Defer your payment

You may be eligible to apply for a HECS-HELP loan, which can be used to defer payment of up to the full amount of your student contribution fees. You may also be eligible to apply to defer payment of your SSAF through the SA-HELP loan scheme.

Learn more about fees for undergraduate study.

Paying your fees and applying for refunds

For information on how to pay your fees or how to apply for a refund, please see Paying your fees and applying for refunds.

New government eligibility rules in 2022 - low completion rates

From 2022, there are new government rules about eligibility for higher education student funding as part of the Australian Government’s Job-ready Graduates legislation. If you're starting a program in or after 2022 and are enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) or have a HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, these changes affect you. For details, please see Low completion rate and government funding.

If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your tuition fees are subsidised by the Australian Government.

Your share of the fee (student contribution) is set on an annual basis by the government and is determined by the discipline areas (bands) of your individual enrolled courses, not the overall program.

How much can I expect to pay for my Commonwealth supported place?

The Australian Government has introduced changes to university funding and student contribution fees under its Job-ready Graduates Package

The fees in the table below apply to students who commence their program in 2023. Fees for continuing students are available at fees for Commonwealth supported students.

Each course (subject) falls into a band. The band determines the student contribution amount for the course.

Amounts listed in the table below are based on a standard, full-time study load (96 credit points per year) with all courses in the same band. A proportionate fee applies for more or less than the full-time study load or for enrolment in courses (subjects) from a combination of bands.

You can learn how to calculate your exact tuition fees for units from different bands at Fees for Commonwealth supported students.

Maximum student contribution amount for Commonwealth supported places in 2023 for commencing students

Student contribution band by course (subject)

Maximum annual student contribution amount (per EFTSL) in 2023

Education, Postgraduate Clinical Psychology, English, Mathematics, Statistics, Nursing, Indigenous and Foreign Languages, Agriculture $4,124 per standard year
$515 per standard (12 credit point) course
Allied Health, Other Health, Built Environment, Computing, Visual and Performing Arts, Professional Pathway Psychology, Professional Pathway Social Work, Engineering, Surveying, Environmental Studies, Science, Pathology $8,301 per standard year
$1,037 per standard (12 credit point) course
Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science $11,800 per standard year
$1,475 per standard (12 credit point) course
Law, Accounting, Administration, Economics, Commerce, Communications, Society and Culture $15,142 per standard year
$1,892 per standard (12 credit point) course

HECS-HELP Loans

The Australian Government provides financial assistance via the HECS-HELP loan scheme, which allows eligible students (such as Australian citizens or holders of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa) to defer payment of up to the full amount of their student contribution.

SA-HELP Loans

You may be eligible to apply to defer payment of the Student services and amenities fee (SSAF) through the SA-HELP loan scheme. If you use SA-HELP, the amount will be added to your accumulated HELP debt.

How does a HELP loan work?

If your FEE-HELP and/or SA-HELP loan application is successful, the Australian Government will pay RMIT, on your behalf, up to 100% of your fees. This amount will become part of your accumulated HELP debt.

You only start repaying your accumulated HELP debt to the Australian Government once you earn above the minimum income threshold for repayment, which is set each year by the Australian Government (this also applies if you are still studying). The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will calculate your compulsory repayment for the year and include this on your income tax notice.

For more information about loan repayment options see Commonwealth assistance (HELP loans) or Study Assist.

In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.

The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2023 is $326. 

For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.

You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds.

The annual tuition fee for 2023 is AU$42,120.

The total indicative tuition fee for 2023 commencement is AU$168,480.

In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:

You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.

Find out more details about how fees are calculated and the expected annual increase.

Applying for refunds

Find information on how to apply for a refund as a continuing international student.

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Looking for answers or more general information?

Use our Frequently Asked Questions to learn about the application process and its equity access schemes, find out how to accept or defer your offer or request a leave of absence, discover information about your fees, refunds and scholarships, and explore the various student support and advocacy services, as well as how to find out more about your preferred program, and more.

This program is not available to local (domestic) students.

If you are an international student please select 'switch to international' below to view the information about this program.

 

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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 - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

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torres strait flag

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.