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RMIT University

University information
NameRoyal Melbourne
Institute of Technology
Latin nameUniversitas Technicus Melburnensis Regia
Mottoperita manus mens exculta (Latin)
Motto in English"a skilled hand, a cultivated mind" (Non-literal translation)
EndowmentA$1.107b (2007)
ChancellorDr. Ziggy Switkowski
Vice-ChancellorProf. Margaret Gardner, AO
Faculty3,604 (2008)
Students49,476 (2008) (inc. TAFE)
Under graduates33,603 (2008)
Post graduates10,371 (2008)
CityRMIT City campus,
Former namesThe Working Men's College
(1887 � 1933)
Melbourne Technical College
(1934 � 1959)
Sports mascotRMIT Redbacks
Coloursred, black, white
AffiliationsASAIHL, ATN, GU8, OUA

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Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (commonly referred to as RMIT) is an Australian public university located in Melbourne, Victoria. It has two branches, referred to as RMIT University in Australia and RMIT International University in Vietnam.

RMIT was founded in 1887 by prominent grazier and philanthropist, The Hon. Francis Ormond. It is the third-oldest higher education provider in the state of Victoria and the seventh-oldest in Australia. Its foundation campus "RMIT City" is located at the northern end of the Melbourne CBD. RMIT was awarded royal patronage in 1954, and is the only Australian university to have received the honour.

According to the THES - QS World University Rankings in 2009, RMIT is ranked in the top 10 universities in Australia. It is included in the top 100 universities in the World for producing work-ready graduates, and is one of 20 institutes of technology that feature in the listing. It has an internationally recognised reputation for advertising, art, communication, design, engineering and technology.

RMIT pioneered the dual sector education system in Australia during the mid-20th century. It is now the largest institution of its type in the country, and offers every level of award available in the Australian Qualifications Framework. Academically, the university focuses on higher education and research while its TAFE division focuses on vocational education and training.

It is a founding member of the Australian Technology Network and the Global U8 Consortium.

RMIT University Video

Geoff Pearson from RMIT's School of Aerospace and Manufacturing Engineering explains how a hydrogen engine works. Find out more about RMIT University at Mr Pearson is on the team from RMIT University that created Australia's first hydrogen powered racing car, Formula H. http About the car â¢Chassis custom-designed tubular steel spaceframe, composite body panels â¢Suspension: A-arm pushrod, via bell cranks â¢Wheelbase: 2900mm â¢Track: 1500mm About the engine â¢Based on a Rotax motorcycle engine, converted to run on hydrogen â¢2-cylinder, in-line â¢4 valves per cylinder â¢Displacement: 800cc â¢Power output target: 50kW â¢Torque target: 60Nm â¢Dimensions: 500mm (length), 395mm (breadth), 565mm (height) About the hydrogen tank â¢Made of high-tech carbon fibre, the tank weighs 28.1kg and can hold up to 1.075kg of hydrogen â¢The hydrogen is stored as a compressed gas, at a pressure of 200 bar (200 times atmospheric pressure) â¢Dimensions: 386mm (diameter) and 864mm (length) â¢Volume: 72 litres
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Take a look at all our campuses, and courses on offer and get a sense of what its like to study at RMIT University. Find out more at
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The commercial is a series of stories designed to reflect just a few of the many elements that make studying at RMIT, exciting, diverse and rewarding.Find out how you can be the author of your own story, and part of an innovative and vibrant group of people that currently study, and have studied, at RMIT university. Visit our future students section for information on programs and paths for study, or contact us with specific questions:
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Study Network Engineering at RMIT University. The world's first network engineering program. Find out more at
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This extended version of our previously shown recent TV commercial, is a series of stories designed to reflect just a few of the many elements that make studying at RMIT, exciting, diverse and rewarding. Find out how you can be the author of your own story, and part of an innovative and vibrant group of people that currently study, and have studied, at RMIT university. Visit our future students section for information on programs and paths for study, or contact us with specific questions:
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RMIT University has unveiled plans for a landmark $200 million development that is set to transform the northern end of Melbourne's CBD. The 10-storey Swanston academic building will include innovative teaching and learning spaces, outstanding environmental design and a striking façade featuring hundreds of angular shaped sun shades. RMIT Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Margaret Gardner AO, said the building, which will wrap around the historic Oxford Scholar hotel, was the centrepiece of the Universitys $500 million investment into the RMIT Quarter of the CBD. RMIT has a long history of commissioning innovative architecture and this building will not only be an exciting destination for our students and staff but also a spectacular addition to Melbournes urban landscape, Professor Gardner said. This project sets the standard for higher education design, with its state-of-the art learning and teaching spaces equipped to meet the needs of our students and staff now and into the future. Designed by Lyons, the 34350 square metre building is RMITs biggest ever investment in an academic building and will also be the new home for the Universitys College of Business. More info
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Take a tour of the RMIT Brunswick campus. Find out about all the great things to do on and around the campus. Visit RMIT University at
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There are many places you can relax and hide away from the hustle of the city while studying at the RMIT City Campus. Here are some highlights of the best places - if you can think of any others, let us know! Simply post a comment to this video. Find out about the other benefits and services available at RMIT University here:
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RMIT International University Vietnam is Vietnam's first and only fully foreign-owned university, delivering internationally recognised degrees from campuses in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Find out more at
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Watch the engineering students present their projects at the RMIT University Open Day. Engineering projects in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering are a core activity each year. Find out more at
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Herald Sun---...- could become economically very attractive," Dr Alex Womhas, a director at the CSIRO, said. The collaboration brings together the CSIRO, the Australian National University, -RMIT University-, the University of Queensland and the - Date : Wed, 16 Mar 2011 14:20:01 GMT+00:00
Dylan set for Viet Nam debut - AsiaOne Tweet this news
AsiaOne--Dylan will appear at an 8000-plus-capacity stadium in -RMIT University- in HCM City, said Rod Quinton, general manager of the HCM City-based Sai Gon Sound System. "We are bringing him here because Bob Dylan is a very important legend of - Date : Thu, 17 Mar 2011 05:11:20 GMT+00:00
Tickets to Bob Dylan's concert cost millions? - Indian Express Tweet this news
Indian Express--The gig will take place on April 10 at the 8000-plus-capacity -RMIT University- in Ho Chi Minh City, which used to be known as Saigon. Dylan's 1960s songs 'Blowin in the Wind' and 'The Times They Are a-Changin' wer - Date : Thu, 17 Mar 2011 05:39:07 GMT+00:00
RMIT takes games seriously with new research lab - iTWire Tweet this news
iTWire---RMIT University- will launch its Games and Experimental Entertainment Laboratory (GEElab) in its School of Media and Communication on 15 March to "research new creative design visions, products and business models while critically ... - Date : Sat, 12 Mar 2011 20:59:14 GMT+00:00
RMIT's $1.2m bid to feed home solar to grid - The Australian Tweet this news
The Australian---RMIT University- researchers and local inverter manufacturer MIL-Systems have begun work on a $1.2 million project to better integrate home-generated solar power into the electricity grid. Households with renewable energy generators such - Date : Mon, 21 Feb 2011 13:05:50 GMT+00:00
Aerospace centres to be built in Australia - ABC Online Tweet this news
ABC Online--Representatives of Russian Federation space agency are meeting with -RMIT University- researchers to discuss the development of two space tracking centres. The proposed joint Russian-Australian venture would involve a space mission control cen - Date : Mon, 28 Feb 2011 00:23:07 GMT+00:00
Bob Dylan To Play First Ever Vietnam Show - Music Feeds Tweet this news
Music Feeds--The date has gone up at Dylan's website, announcing that he will perform at Ho Chi Minh City's -RMIT University- Stadium on April 10. However, the bard is not making it easy for his Vietnamese fans, with the cheapest tickets costing - Date : Tue, 15 Mar 2011 22:44:36 GMT+00:00
'Vampire sex' predator jailed for four years - The Age Tweet this news
The Age--AN -RMIT University- student who sexually preyed on nine girls and asked one for ''vampire sex'' has been jailed for more than four years. ... - Date : Thu, 10 Feb 2011 13:03:58 GMT+00:00
intellectuals a real community benefit - The Australian (blog) Tweet this news
The Australian (blog)--He was a researcher from -RMIT University-. "I have a few criticisms," my new friend said. "I think you speak like a state. However, as intellectuals, we owe ... - Date : Fri, 11 Feb 2011 13:07:11 GMT+00:00
RMIT provides many options for international students - Sunday Tweet this news
Sunday University- is Australia's largest dual-sector educational institution, producing some of Australia's most employable graduates. ... - Date : Sat, 12 Feb 2011 20:54:37 GMT+00:00

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)

Branches and CampusesRMIT University (City * Bundoora * Brunswick * Other sites) * RMIT International University (Saigon South * Hanoi)
Buildings of SignificanceCapitol Theatre * Design Hub * Emily McPherson College * Melbourne Magistrates' Court * Spiritual Centre * Storey Hall
Colleges and SchoolsCollege of Business
Accounting and Law * Business IT and Logistics * TAFE Business * Economics, Finance and Marketing * Graduate Business and Law * Management
College of Design and Social Context
Architecture and Design * Art * TAFE Design * Education * Fashion and Textiles * Global Studies, Social Science and Planning * Media and Communication * Property, Construction and Project Management
College of Science, Engineering and Health
Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering * Applied Sciences * Civil, Environmental and Chemical Engineering * Computer Science and Information Technology * Electrical and Computer Engineering * TAFE Engineering * Health Sciences * Life and Physical Sciences * Mathematical and Geospatial Sciences * Medical Sciences
Student Organisations (List)Catalyst * RMIT Music * RMIT Racing * RMIT Redbacks * RMIT Student Union * RMIT Union * RMITV * SYN
History, People, etc.History * Alumni * Academic dress * Libraries * Francis Ormond * R. Dennis Gibson * Margaret Gardner

AU Universities in Australia

Australian Capital TerritoryAustralian Defence Force Academy (UNSW accredited degrees) * Australian National University * University of Canberra |
New South WalesCharles Sturt University * Macquarie University * University of Newcastle * University of New England * University of New South Wales * Southern Cross University * University of Sydney * University of Technology, Sydney * University of Western Sydney * University of Wollongong |
Northern TerritoryCharles Darwin University
QueenslandBond University * Central Queensland University * Griffith University * James Cook University * University of Queensland * Queensland University of Technology * University of Southern Queensland * University of the Sunshine Coast |
South AustraliaUniversity of Adelaide * University of South Australia * Flinders University * Heinz College, Australia * UCL, Australia * Cranfield University, Australia * |
TasmaniaUniversity of Tasmania |
VictoriaUniversity of Ballarat * Deakin University * La Trobe University * University of Melbourne * Monash University * Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology * Swinburne University of Technology * Victoria University |
Western AustraliaCurtin University * Edith Cowan University * Murdoch University * University of Western Australia |
NationalAustralian Catholic University * University of Notre Dame, Australia |

Universities in Victoria, Australia

Australian Catholic * Ballarat * Deakin * La Trobe * Melbourne * Monash * RMIT * Swinburne * Victoria

Victorian Institutes of TAFE

University of Ballarat * BRIT * Box Hill Institute * Cental Gippsland Institute * Chisholm Institute * East Gippsland Institute * Gordon Institute * Goulburn Ovens Institute * Holmesglen Institute * Kangan Institute * NMIT * RMIT * Sunraysia Institute * South West Institute * Swinburne University of Technology * Victoria University * William Angliss Institute * Wodonga Institute

Global U8 Consortium

Haifa * Hull * INHA * Le Havre * Rhode Island * RMIT * Washington * Xiamen

Australian Technology Network

Curtin * QUT * RMIT * South Australia * UTS

Open Universities Australia

Partner UniversitiesCurtin University * Griffith University * Macquarie University * Monash University * RMIT University * Swinburne University of Technology * University of South Australia
Secondary ProvidersUniversity of Adelaide * Australian Catholic University * Charles Darwin University * La Trobe University * Learning Network of Queensland * Murdoch University * TAFESA * TAFEWA

Landmarks in the Melbourne City Centre

City PrecinctsArts Precinct * Chinatown * Docklands * Government Precinct * Greek Precinct * Little Italy * Paris End * RMIT City * Southbank/Wharf * Sports and Entertainment Precinct * University of Melbourne
ShoppingBlock Arcade * Bourke Street * Bridge Road * Brunswick Street * Chapel Street * Collins Street * DFO South Wharf * Elizabeth Street * Flinders Lane * Docklands Harbour Town * Lt. Collins Street * Melbourne Central Shopping Centre * Myer Emporium * Melbourne GPO * Queen Victoria Market * Queen Victoria Village * Royal Arcade * Swanston Street
EntertainmentColonial Tramcar Restaurant * Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex * Luna Park * Melbourne Aquarium * City Tourist Shuttle * Melbourne Zoo * See also: Events in the Melbourne City Centre * Theatres in the Melbourne City Centre
Public GalleriesAustralian Centre for Contemporary Art * Australian Centre for the Moving Image * National Gallery of Victoria, inc. Ian Potter Centre * State Library of Victoria's Cowen Gallery, Dome Gallery and Murdoch Gallery * RMIT Gallery * See also: Museums in the Melbourne City Centre
InstitutionsGeneral Post Office * Government House * Melbourne Observatory * Melbourne Town Hall * Old Melbourne Gaol * Old Melbourne Mint * Old Melbourne Magistrates' Court * Old Treasury Building * Parliament House * State Library of Victoria * Supreme Court of Victoria * Victoria Barracks
StructuresArts Centre's Spire * Eureka Tower * Melbourne Central Dome and Shot Tower * Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre * Rialto Towers * Royal Exhibition Building * Shrine of Remembrance * Southern Star Observation Wheel
Sports StadiaAAMI Park * Etihad Stadium * Flemington * Hisense Arena * Melbourne Cricket Ground * Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit * Melbourne Park * Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre * The Icehouse * Olympic Park Stadium * Rod Laver Arena * Royal Melbourne Golf Club * Visy Park Stadium
Parks/SpacesAlbert Park and Lake * Alexandra Gardens * Birrarung Marr * Carlton Gardens * City Square * Federation Square * Fitzroy Gardens * Flagstaff Gardens * Kings Domain * Queen Victoria Gardens * Royal Botanic Gardens * Royal Park * Treasury Gardens * Yarra Park
TransportBolte Bridge * City Circle Tram * CityLink * Flinders Street Station * Melbourne Airport * Port of Melbourne * Southern Cross Station * Trams in Melbourne * West Gate Bridge * Yarra River

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