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PROGRAM GUIDE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Melbourne, Australia

UNDERGRADUATE

AND DIPLOMA

CONTENTS
Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Why RMIT? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Global advantage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Student exchange . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Learning by doing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Study at RMIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Melbourne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Student life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Money matters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 English at RMIT/English language requirements . . . . . . .17 How to apply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Visa information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 College of Design and Social Context Architecture, building and planning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Art and design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Community services and social sciences . . . . . . . . . . .52 Education and training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 Media and communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66 College of Science, Engineering and Health Computing and information technology . . . . . . . . . . . .78 Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88 Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108 Health and medical sciences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116 Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130 College of Business Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142 Program index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153

Front cover image: RMIT University, Building 8, 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne Page 12: Boat cruises on the Yarra River by Peter Dunphy

WELCOME

RMIT University is one of Australia’s original educational institutions and is now the nation’s largest dual sector university.
From RMIT’s beginnings in 1887, the University has forged an international reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education. RMIT provides an urban experience and impact and is actively engaged with industry and the community.
RMIT campuses are in Melbourne (in the central business district and in Brunswick and Bundoora) and in Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi). The University also has strong links with partner institutions which deliver RMIT award programs in Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Malaysia and elsewhere. RMIT offers 1 029 higher education and vocational programs, ranging from apprenticeship training through to doctoral programs. The strong vocational orientation of our programs prepares graduates for employment and active participation in their communities. Programs include industry placements, work experience and the involvement of industry practitioners in teaching. Collaborating with industry to provide solutions and innovations that deliver real outcomes is an integral part of our teaching, learning and research. Student mobility is actively encouraged through our international partners for student exchange. As a result, our graduates possess a broad knowledge base, industry-honed skills and the ability to think critically and creatively. This gives our graduates a competitive edge when entering the international job market.

Professor Margaret Gardner AO Vice-Chancellor and President

WHY RMIT?

RMIT IS ONE OF

AUSTRALIA’S LEADING
AND PRIDES ITSELF ON BEING A TRULY INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY.
RMIT University has more than 72 000 students world-wide. Our 28 000 international students comprise 11 000 studying at RMIT campuses in Melbourne, as well as 5 000 students at our two Vietnam campuses. A further 11 500 study RMIT programs at partner institutions in Singapore, Hong Kong, China and Malaysia. RMIT also has strong research and industry partnerships on every continent. RMIT offers student exchange programs with 150 partner institutes in 31 countries, as well as international work placements and study tours. RMIT University has a reputation for work-relevant learning, creativity, innovation and research excellence. The university is also focused on ensuring excellence in applied research and development. Its four Research Institutes (Design, Health Innovations, Platform Technologies, and Global Cities) represent established areas of university expertise. In 2009, RMIT embarked on a $500 million investment in its state-of-the-art facilities, due to be completed in 2013—the largest expenditure on capital works in RMIT’s 123-year history. RMIT fosters in its students the skills and passion to contribute to and engage with the world.

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

RMIT University offers programs of study in 24 schools across three academic colleges. College of Business » » » » » » » » » » » » » » Accounting Business IT and Logistics Business TAFE Economics, Finance and Marketing Graduate School of Business and Law Management Architecture and Design Art Design TAFE Education Fashion and Textiles Global Studies, Social Science and Planning Media and Communication Property, Construction and Project Management

College of Design and Social Context

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 » Engineering TAFE » Health Sciences » Life and Physical Sciences » Mathematical and Geospatial Sciences » Medical Sciences

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GLOBAL ADVANTAGE

‘With increasing globalisation it’s important for any professional to work effectively in a multicultural environment. Through the program I formed lasting professional relationships (not just contacts) with international business people and I gained networking opportunities that are valuable in shaping my future career.’
Mukesh Bhasin, India Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace) Worked on the James Webb Space Telescope Project at the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS), Friedrichshafen (Germany) as part of the RMIT International Experience and Research Program (RIIERP).

GOING
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PLACES
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WHILE GLOBAL TRAVEL IS FUN,
IT ALSO BROADENS YOUR HORIZONS BY OPENING UP PREVIOUSLY UNIMAGINED OPPORTUNITIES.
The twenty-first century working world is becoming increasingly global, both in outlook and action. It’s vital that graduates don’t get left behind. RMIT students have numerous opportunities to combine overseas travel with work, study or volunteering. These experiences provide a great chance to challenge yourself, improve your skills and have loads of fun at the same time. As a consequence, RMIT has a vibrant alumni community that stretches across more than 100 counties. Your global advantage Through a combination of semester exchanges, group study tours, international work placements and research projects, RMIT provides education that reaches across the globe. RMIT International Experience and Research Program (RIIERP) provides students with opportunities to carry out vocational training and research projects overseas with world-leading companies, including Airbus, European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS), Bentley Motors, the Siemens Group, IBM, Nestlé, Robert Bosch, Volkswagen and the Rolls-Royce Group. www.rmit.edu.au/RIIERP Your ticket to the world » Study one or two semesters of your program overseas for credit. Choose from more than 150 RMIT partner institutions or RMIT Vietnam. » Undertake on overseas study tour for a shorter duration. » Enhance your work experience through an international work placement. » Apply for a range of grants and financial support. www.rmit.edu.au/globalpassport/ educationabroad International recognition Many RMIT programs are recognised internationally. This recognition can include: » full accreditation » membership of overseas professional associations » membership of Australian associations that have reciprocal membership arrangements with overseas bodies. Your time at RMIT will help you develop the skills and passion you need to contribute to and engage with the world. Staying connected At RMIT there is a practical attitude to learning. Programs are designed with input from employers and business so that you are fully prepared. » RMIT’s TAFE and degree qualifications have a strong professional and vocational focus. » Programs are designed with business input, and are up-to-date and directly relate to specific jobs and careers. » RMIT develops informed, capable students whilst delivering relevant and practical services to business. » RMIT is driven by changing technologies, ensuring you are up-todate and ready for the working world.

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STUDENT EXCHANGE

SWEDEN NORWAY FINLAND SCOTLAND ESTONIA DENMARK

CANADA

IRELAND

NETHERLANDS POLAND GERMANY AUSTRIA FRANCE SWITZERLAND SPAIN ITALY TURKEY CHINA KOREA

ENGLAND

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA JAPAN

INDIA

HONG KONG (SAR)

TAIWAN

MEXICO

PHILIPPINES VIETNAM MALAYSIA

AUSTRALIA

CHILE
Melbourne

NEW ZEALAND

EXCHANGE IS A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY TO

BROADEN YOUR HORIZONS,
TRAVELLING TO PERHAPS UNFAMILIAR COUNTRIES AND CULTURES, WHILE COMPLEMENTING YOUR RMIT STUDY PROGRAM.
RMIT has developed partnerships with over 150 institutions in 31 countries so that students can study one or two semesters overseas during their RMIT studies. An exchange can be completed as part of your RMIT program and does not extend the length of your studies. In addition to selecting from RMIT’s partners, you may also elect to spend one or two semesters at one of our RMIT Vietnam campuses. The exchange program contributes to RMIT’s reputation as a truly global university by building strong and fruitful relationships with overseas industry partners, and guiding and supporting RMIT students to have an experience of a lifetime by spending part of their program at an overseas institution. Often participating in an exchange program will give you that edge in the job market when you graduate. RMIT offers a ‘returning student’ workshop where you are guided through identifying a skill set from your overseas experience, how to translate this into a job application, and how to speak about your experience in a job interview. The majority of institutions offer courses in English, although some partners can only offer a limited number. Partners that teach in a foreign language may require a student’s proof of competency in that language. The Education Abroad Office at RMIT provides advice and support for students so they have a safe, enjoyable and academically rewarding global experience. Financial assistance is also available by way of travel grants and scholarships. For more information about RMIT’s student exchange program go to www.rmit.edu.au/globalpassport/educationabroad . For a list of the worldwide institutions you can choose from, go to www.rmit.edu.au/globalpassport/exchangepartners.

International exchange student experiences

Idaishe with friends in Thailand

TUE international students gathering at Christmas

Northumbria University

As an international student, I really appreciate cultural diversity and I find it easy to adapt into new environments. Born in Zimbabwe and studying in Australia I have never had such an experience before. Asia has a different vibe from the Western culture that I am exposed to. The staff and students at City University of Hong Kong were very hospitable and they made my stay in Hong Kong very comfortable. Lectures at CityU were very different from those at RMIT University—they were smaller, more close-knit lectures. The friends that I met while on exchange definitely made my stay in Hong Kong worthy of note and I owe it all to them. Idaishe Emelia Mandinyenya Bachelor of Business (International Business) City University of Hong Kong

Going on a student exchange program to Technische Universiteit of Eindhoven (TUE), Netherlands, was the experience of a lifetime. As an international student in RMIT industrial design, I know exactly how difficult it is to go overseas – trying to adapt to a new environment and successfully managing to live comfortably in a new society. However those challenges encouraged me even more to go and to expect a precious learning experience. The university study (in Holland) is quite a different system and program compared to RMIT, but in the end I realised that the differences actually enriched my knowledge as a design student and will be very valuable research for my future major project at RMIT. Eindhoven itself is loaded with students, so making friends and having a social life was really exciting. I had an opportunity to work collaboratively on a project with Dutch students which resulted in very satisfying feedback. A great thing I learnt from the Dutch is that they always think critically in any situation and are always willing to give their opinion. Those are characteristics which I valued the most, and hopefully this will equip me to become a more qualified person, especially in my future working environment. I am strongly encouraging other friends to experience the student exchange program and enjoy the learning process too. Winaya Kamaputri Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design) Technische Universiteit of Eindhoven, The Netherlands

As an exchange student to Northumbria University, I wanted to gain an insight into the historical and cultural makeup of UK. I selected Northumbria University because it is among the most successful universities for graduate employment in the UK, with over 95 per cent of graduates in work or continuing education. I felt it would definitely allow me to produce a strong portfolio through its versatile course. Being a multicultural learning community, Northumbria University clearly provided me with a different perspective, which could assist me in my course of study. I have returned from the exchange with more self-confidence. As a design student, I believe the exchange greatly expanded my creativity. I managed to meet new people from various backgrounds, and I developed my interpersonal and communication skills sharing an apartment with three other European students, all from different countries. It was a fantastic experience. I also saw new places and communities—I love travelling and, during this exchange, I visited London, Manchester, Edinburgh and York. Through this exchange I became more independent and resourceful. It was a good opportunity for me to discover my capabilities in making and living with my decisions. To be alone in a foreign country made me even stronger as I acquired life skills, and increase my maturity level. Jo Lyn Ng Bachelor of Design (Communication Design) Northumbria University, UK

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LEARNING BY DOING

‘The best things about the Bachelor of Business (Management) are the work-integrated learning opportunities, working and solving real business problems and being able to have a positive impact on them. I believe that every good idea has to be accompanied by inspiring management leaders and theory before it can be successful. I felt confident that this program would provide me with the right instruments to achieve my goals.’
Andrea Gallastegui, Mexico Bachelor of Business (Management)

GIVING YOU THE

EDGE

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EXPERIENCE
RMIT’S PROGRAMS REFLECT WHAT’S REALLY GOING ON IN THE WORKING WORLD.
RMIT consistently produces some of Australia’s most employable graduates. Every course has been designed to prepare you for the professions of the future. No matter what you choose to study at RMIT, you will have the opportunity to participate in work-relevant learning including: » work placements and internships » design projects and product development for clients » access to industry mentors who will engage you in realistic work tasks » offshore supervised work and research product, design and project competitions » industry and community projects, both domestic and international » cross discipline and sector projects, involving industry and community » work-relevant role plays » art exhibitions.

WORK FOR YOURSELF
Opportunities to work and study in Vietnam Learn by doing—in an International context! The Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Vietnam Interdisciplinary Projects offer you the opportunity to be part of a real-life project in Vietnam as part of a cross-cultural, interdisciplinary team. Projects are on offer in Ho Chi Min City, Da Nang (in Central Vietnam) and in Hanoi. Project partners in these cities are all from the not-for-profit or NGO (non-government organisation) sector. The projects vary from semester to semester depending upon the needs of our project partners. In the past, students have undertaken a range of projects including: » Developing a business plan for the Water Bottling Plant of Long Hoa orphanage in Ho Chi Minh City » Undertaking a feasibility study in Ho Chi Minh City for Business for the Millennium Development (B4MD) to determine the suitability of water packaged in pouches for the ‘bottom of the pyramid’ market » Creating a new template for the patient information brochures provided to parents and carers of acutely and chronically ill children, at the number one children’s hospital in Ho Chi Minh City » Redesigning a safe and stimulating playground for the number one children’s hospital in Ho Chi Minh City » Developing strategies and recommendations for the Da Nang Paediatric Department on how to better manage its overcrowded conditions, with a particular focus on infection control » Working with the Da Nang Paediatric Department team to create implementation-ready designs for their new neo natal intensive care and high dependency units. Find out about past student experiences in Vietnam at www.rmit.edu.au/wilvietnam

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STUDY AT RMIT

Pathways RMIT is able to provide students with education pathways towards further qualifications. Students can undertake certificate or diploma-level studies, obtain credit for the work they have completed, and then apply for university admission. For example, a one-year certificate program may be recognised as the equivalent of the first year of a diploma program. Pre-university pathways All foundation studies students who meet the requirements set by the colleges will be guaranteed a place in the program of their choice at RMIT University. www.rmit.edu.au/internationalcollege VCE RMIT offers a Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) program at Year 11 (units 1 and 2) and Year 12 (units 3 and 4 ) to anyone seeking to complete secondary schooling (Year 11 is not compulsory for those over 18 years of age). VCE is recognised Australia-wide and internationally as a tertiary entrance qualification (VCE Year 11 does not qualify you for tertiary entrance). www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c2085 You are advised to consult tertiary program information and the Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre (VTAC) before choosing VCE courses to ensure they are relevant to your anticipated tertiary program. www.vtac.edu.au

Teaching methods The Australian education system is similar to the British system. Classes are taught in English in a combination of lecture, seminar, tutorial, workshop, studio, practical and laboratory sessions. Students learn core information in lectures, followed by small group discussion in seminars and tutorials. Assessment Assessment is ongoing throughout the semester and may include examinations, essays/reports, oral class presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments. Academic calendar 2011

Higher Education
28 February 6 June 27 June – 15 July 18 July 24 October 14 December Semester 1 commences Exams commence Semester break Semester 2 commences Exams commence Graduation parade and ceremony Semester 1 commences Exams Semester break Semester 2 commences Exams commence Graduation parade and ceremony

TAFE
7 February 6 June 20 June – 1 July 4 July 31 October 14 December

RMIT University pathways to careers
University PhD Postgraduate research Postgraduate coursework Technical education Pre-University VCE* Year 12 VCE* Year 11 Foundation studies Advanced diploma Diploma Certificate English language programs
* Victorian Certificate of Education

Graduate diploma Graduate certificate Bachelor Associate degree

RMIT UNIVERSITY HAS THREE MAIN CAMPUSES AROUND MELBOURNE—

CITY, BRUNSWICK AND BUNDOORA.
OVER THE NEXT THREE YEARS, RMIT WILL INVEST OVER $500 MILLION IN STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITIES AND PROVIDE TECHNOLOGICALLY-ADVANCED LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS AT ALL ITS SITES.

City campus RMIT City campus life is Melbourne city life. With its heart in the centre of Melbourne’s central business district, City campus sits amid galleries, restaurants and shops, is close to the State Library of Victoria and the Queen Victoria Market, and is easily accessed by public transport. Recent refurbishments and new landmark buildings keep RMIT at the cutting-edge of architectural design and reinforce its global reputation for outstanding design education and practice.

Brunswick campus The Brunswick campus is located 5 kilometres from the centre of Melbourne, in spacious grounds just a few minutes from Sydney Road—a vibrant, multicultural area with a variety of shops, restaurants and markets. Brunswick is a relaxed and friendly sanctuary for artists, with modern facilities that include the award-winning textiles and printing buildings. Programs offered here include education, fashion, textile design and textile technology, merchandising and product development, footwear, printing and graphic arts.

Bundoora campus Situated 18 kilometres north-east of Melbourne’s city centre, RMIT’s Bundoora campus is located on 42 hectares of parkland. Bundoora campus offers facilities such as a purpose-built health and medical science laboratory and newly developed high-tech sporting facilities, including an athletics track, tennis and netball courts, a football oval and soccer pitch. Programs offered at Bundoora include health sciences, engineering, manufacturing, nursing and education.

RMIT Vietnam RMIT International University Vietnam is the first fully foreign-owned university licensed to operate in its own right in Vietnam. It provides internationally-recognised degrees from its two campuses located in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Both Vietnam campuses teach in English and are internationally recognised: all part of your global advantage. Students from RMIT in Australia can take a semester’s study at a Vietnam campus. The same content taught in Melbourne is taught in Vietnam. For more information visit www.rmit.edu.vn

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MELBOURNE

STUDENT LIFE AT RMIT REFLECTS MELBOURNE’S REPUTATION AS ONE OF

THE WORLD’S MOST LIVABLE AND MULTICULTURAL CITIES.
Melbourne has almost four million residents from over 200 nations, 41 per cent of them born overseas, and is home to around 50 000 international students. Famous for its well-developed infrastructure, Melbourne is a mix of cutting-edge design, heritage architecture, restaurants, fashion boutiques, café-filled laneways, bars, theatres, art galleries and parks. Events Melbourne is famous as the events capital of Australia. Internationally-renowned events that have their home in Melbourne include: » » » » » » » » » » » » » Formula One Australia Grand Prix Australian Open Tennis Championships One Day International and Test Cricket matches Melbourne Fashion Festival Melbourne International Comedy Festival Spring Racing Carnival and Melbourne Cup Carnival (horseracing) Melbourne Writers Festival Melbourne Food and Wine Festival Melbourne International Arts Festival Melbourne Jazz Festival Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show AFL (Australian Football League) Finals series Melbourne International Film Festival Student Welcome Desk The Student Welcome Desk at Melbourne Airport operates to coincide with the two major intakes of students in February and July. It provides new international students with vital information about safety, getting around Melbourne, places to visit, major cultural and sports events, practical information on employment, renting accommodation, and consumer rights. www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/okc/ Pages/StudentWelcomeDesk.aspx The Couch—International Student Centre The Couch, located at 69 Bourke Street, is a place where Melbourne’s international students can relax, socialise and access a range of support services. www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/ CommunityServices/ForYouth/ InternationalStudents/Pages/ WhatsOnInternationalStudents.aspx Culture Card Victoria Culture Card Victoria is free for international students enrolled at vocational colleges, universities and higher education institutions in Victoria. Get special offers on arts, sport and more. www.culturecardvictoria.com.au

Weather Unlike much of Australia, Melbourne is known for its four seasons. Summers can be hot and dry with the average daytime temperature reaching 28°C (82°F), while winters can be cool and wet, dropping to an average daytime temperature of 14°C (57°F). When it comes to Melbourne weather, it’s best to be prepared—you may experience up to four seasons in one day! Dressing in layers and carrying both sunscreen and an umbrella will ensure you’re prepared for any eventuality. For more information about Melbourne go to: www.visitmelbourne.com

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STUDENT LIFE

THERE’S SO MUCH MORE
TO UNIVERSITY LIFE THAN JUST STUDY.
Moving to a new country can be challenging, but RMIT can make your transition to living in Melbourne easy, enjoyable and rewarding. Whether you need assistance with finding accommodation, visa requirements, money matters, advice on safety, health or even legal help, RMIT’s support services can provide you with all the help you need to settle in to life in Melbourne.
Student services The Hub The Hub is your first port of call for advice and information. Visit the Hub for more information about student services, including: » career development and employment » study and learning centre (free learning support) » RMIT bookshop » financial advice » housing advisory service » chaplaincy and spiritual centre » counselling service » disability liaison unit. www.rmit.edu.au/students/services RMIT LEAD RMIT LEAD is a student engagement and leadership program that fosters student leadership development and volunteering within the university. RMIT supports a range of unique volunteer programs and offers leadership training and development opportunities to assist students to build leadership skills and capabilities. RMIT volunteers have great fun, meet new people, develop work-relevant leadership skills, contribute to university life, and are officially recognised for their contributions. www.rmit.edu.au/lead MATE program We encourage all new international students to join our Mentors Assisting the Transition Experience (MATE) program. In Australia, the term ‘mate’ means a good friend—someone who will be there whenever you are in need. Mate is an expression that Australians use to greet one another (G’day mate) in the same way as you say hello. The RMIT MATE program offers you the opportunity to communicate with an experienced RMIT student, or MATE mentor, via email correspondence before you even arrive in Melbourne. Your MATE mentor can answer questions, help you learn about the local culture and practise new language skills. A mentor is a senior RMIT student who provides peer support, guidance and general help to settle into RMIT. Having a MATE mentor is a great way of starting your social network and linking up to groups and services, both on and off campus. For more information, visit www.rmit.edu.au/isis/mate or email: mate@rmit.edu.au. RMIT Student Union Located at City campus, the RMIT Student Union represents and advocates on behalf of 58 000 students at RMIT University and provides support to a huge variety of student clubs, societies and collectives, as well as student media. Accommodation RMIT Village Although RMIT does not have on-campus accommodation, RMIT Village provides student accommodation and a unique community environment with excellent facilities close to the city. Located in North Melbourne, the Village offers numerous accommodation types that will suit different requirements and budgets. It takes approximately 10 minutes to walk from the Village to RMIT City campus and Melbourne city centre, and if you don’t feel like walking, there is a tram stop just across the road. www.rmitvillage.com.au RMIT Housing Advisory Service If you would like to look at other accommodation options, RMIT Housing Advisory Service provides information, advice and assistance on accommodation that will best suit your individual needs. The Housing Advisory Service also offers a free tenancy service to provide students with information on their legal rights and obligations when renting. www.rmit.edu.au/housing

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RMIT City Fitness

RMIT Village

RMIT Library

Safety On-campus security Day or night, everyone has the right to feel safe and secure while at RMIT. RMIT Security provides a 24-hour-a-day security presence on campus and is responsible for the City, Bundoora and Brunswick campuses. RMIT Security works to ensure that campuses are safe and stable environments for students, staff and visitors. RMIT Security also takes a pre-emptive and proactive approach to on-campus safety by assessing potential risks to the University community and University property and taking measures to alleviate those risks. Upon request, RMIT’s Campus Security Patrol provides a service where security team members are available to escort you to University car parks or the nearest public transport. Safety in the city Melbourne is one of the safest cities in the world in which to live, work and study. However, you should use common sense in getting around. Ask fellow students, locals and friends about places they might avoid, especially at night. www.rmit.edu.au/security

STUDENT SERVICES
Support » Arrival Service » Meet and Greet Service » Accommodation (Housing Advisory Service) » International Student Information and Support (ISIS) » International desk at Info Corner » Disability Liaison Unit » Childcare » Student Legal Service » The Hub (for services, advice and general information) Computers and IT » » » » » » » » » » » Laboratories Email and internet access Remote dial-in Software downloads Virus information Wireless network RMIT University News (Openline) Student News Bulletin (The Fly) Catalyst student newspaper RMITV student television SYN FM student radio Health and wellbeing » Chaplaincy » Counselling » Health services and education seminars » Fitness centre Spiritual » » » » » Buddhist Society Campus Christian Movement Islamic Society Prayer rooms across RMIT Spiritual Centre

Associations » RMIT Association of International Students (RAIS) » RMIT Postgraduate Association » RMIT Union » Student Union » Alumni » and a range of cultural associations Study resources » » » » » English Language Support Learning Support Study Skills Workshops RMIT University Library Study and Learning Centre

Student media

Clubs and societies » Sport and Recreation » Arts www.rmit.edu.au/students/services
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MONEY MATTERS

Cost of living Many RMIT students will be living away from home for the first time. While this is an exciting time, you will also need to consider the establishment and management of a budget. Living costs vary according to accommodation type, the number of people living in the accommodation, and the location. Here is a sample budget for a single student for one year (excluding university fees).

Health insurance Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) The Australian Government requires all international students studying on a student visa to be covered for medical and health care with an approved OSHC provider during their stay in Australia. From 1 July 2010, the Department of Immigration and Citizenship introduced a mandatory Visa Length Cover (VLC) for all student visa applicants. RMIT University can organise VLC through our recommended OSHC provider Medibank Private: www.medibank.com. Students who are accompanied by their families must also ensure their families are covered with valid OSHC. This is a condition of your student visa. Norwegian students with Norwegian National Insurance Scheme cover and Swedish students with international cover arranged through the Swedish National Board of Student Aid (CSN) are covered for medical expenses in Australia and do not need OSHC. www.rmit.edu.au/programs/apply/health Tuition fees RMIT University reserves the right to annually adjust program tuition fees to take into account increases in University and program delivery costs. Changes to program tuition fees will be applied at the beginning of each calendar year. RMIT will ensure that any future annual fee increase will be maintained below 7.5%. Program tuition fees are invoiced on a semester basis and are based on the enrolled load for that particular semester. Program tuition fees do not include Overseas Student Health Cover, administrative services charges, books, equipment and other materials required to undertake the program or compulsory activities where relevant, such as fieldwork, excursions or laboratory practicals. Additional costs Additional expenses, for items such as textbooks, program notes, field trips, special equipment and materials may apply to some programs. www.rmit.edu.au/programs/fees/other Employment International students studying in Australia on a student visa are able to work in Australia for up to 20 hours per week during study blocks and full-time during semester breaks. www.rmit.edu.au/programs/international/workpermit

Expenses
Accommodation establishment costs (rental bond^, furniture etc.) Rent for accommodation (share) Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) Telephone, gas, electricity, water Travel (up to 10 km from city) Books and stationery Food and groceries Personal expenses Total annual costs (approximate)

Per week AU$

Per year AU$
1 958* 8 840 389 2 392 1 872 869 3 484 4 524 AU$24 328

170 — 46 36 — 67 87

* These costs are generally paid once when first setting up accommodation. ^ Bond is equivalent to four weeks’ rent. All prices are estimates for 2010/2011.

Refund policy Information regarding RMIT University’s refund policy can be found at www.rmit.edu.au/policies/refunds. Scholarships International scholarship programs are available to assist students who are disadvantaged by their economic, social or geographic circumstances but have the academic ability and the will to succeed. The programs provide a range of opportunities for current and commencing students across all fields. www.rmit.edu.au/scholarships/international

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ENGLISH AT RMIT

RMIT English Worldwide (REW) is one of Australia’s leading English language centres, conveniently located in the heart of the city, opposite the main campus of RMIT University. Established in 1968, REW offers high-quality English language services for social, business or academic purposes in Australia and internationally.

English for Academic Purposes English for Academic Purposes (EAP) programs are for students who need to meet the English language requirements of their selected programs. EAP assists students to develop key skills in critical thinking, independent learning and active participation in an academic environment. Successful completion of the appropriate level of the EAP program satisfies the English requirements for entry to RMIT University programs. This means that students do not need to sit for an IELTS (Academic) or TOEFL test before they enter their course at RMIT. www.rmitenglishworldwide.com

REW classroom

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS
All undergraduate and diploma programs have academic and English language prerequisites that must be met before a student can be accepted into a program. While academic requirements for each program are listed in the program detail within this publication, for most programs the English language prerequisites have been summarised in the table below. If a program’s English language requirements differ from those listed in the table, the correct English language requirements will be listed in the program content and description. RMIT University accepts IELTS (Academic) or TOEFL scores taken within 24 months of the proposed commencement of study date. For information and guidance regarding RMIT’s language requirements, refer to the language of instruction policy: www.rmit.edu.au/policies/languageofinstructionpolicy

Program

Duration

English language requirement (one of the following): IELTS (Academic) TOEFL Paper based Internet based (iBT) RMIT English Worldwide (REW)

English language 4—55 weeks Victorian Certificate 1 year of Education (VCE)—Year 11 Victorian Certificate 1 year of Education (VCE)—Year 12 Foundation studies* 6—13.5 months Certificate 1 year (21 weeks if accelerated) Diploma 6 months—2 years Advanced diploma 1—3 years Associate degree 2 years

Please refer to RMIT English Worldwide (REW): www.rmitenglishworldwide.com 5.0+ (no band 500+ Overall score 61, English for less than 4.5) (TWE 3.0+) minimum 15 in Academic Purposes all sections Intermediate

5.5+ (no band less than 5.0)

530+ (TWE 3.5+)

Overall score 71, minimum 17 in all sections

English for Academic Purposes Upper Intermediate

6.0+ (no band less than 5.5) 6.5+ (no band less than 6.0)

550+ (TWE 4.0+) 580+ (TWE 4.5+)

Bachelor degree

1—5 years

Overall score 79, minimum 19 in all sections Overall score 92, minimum 20 in all sections

English for Academic Purposes Advanced 1 English for Academic Purposes # Advanced 2

* An IELTS (Academic) score of 5.0+ (no band less than 4.5) is required for the November Foundation Studies intake (with a duration of 13.5 months). # Effective from March 2011, 10 week Advanced Plus course replaced 5 week Advanced 2 course. Advanced Plus course does not cater to RMIT programs requiring IELTS 7.0 or equivalent.

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Unless otherwise stated, the academic entry requirement for all programs is the successful completion of an Australian Year 12/Foundation Studies program or equivalent. International students are citizens of countries other than Australia or who do not hold Australian permanent residency. International students studying an Australian Year 12 program (for example, the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or the International Baccalaureate) in Australia must apply for their preferred Higher Education programs through the Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre (VTAC). Please refer to the VTAC Guide 2011 for application procedures and dates. www.vtac.edu.au Students who do not receive a first-round VTAC offer, or those wishing to apply for a TAFE program, should contact RMIT University International Services directly to discuss a suitable pathway or program alternatives. www.rmit.edu.au/programs/apply/how_to_apply Submitting an application to RMIT University You can choose to submit your application either: » online, via Apply International https://apply.rmit.edu.au/international/LoginRegister.aspx or » via a paper application form www.rmit.edu.au/programs/apply/applicationguide To ensure timely processing of your application, please ensure that all supporting documentation, evidence of English proficiency and academic transcripts are certified and provided with your application. Note: All documents submitted with your application will not be returned. Application procedures and dates There are no application deadlines, however, RMIT recommends that students apply several months in advance due to program popularity. Students must also allow ample time for visa and travel arrangements.

Providing additional information Some programs require additional information to be submitted along with the application form. If you are requested to submit a portfolio, slides or CD, please ensure that your submission is clearly labelled with your personal details, including your full name and date of birth. RMIT University strongly recommends that portfolios are submitted electronically (including CD format). RMIT accepts CD portfolios that clearly demonstrate your illustrating design skills preferably in PDF, JPEG, SWF, DCR or QuickTime format suitable to be read on Macintosh-based computers. We recommend a file size of no more than 10MB. If a hard copy portfolio is to be submitted, please ensure that it is not original work (as it will not be returned) and that it is no larger than A4 size. www.rmit.edu.au/programs/international/supplementary_forms Advanced standing/exemptions/ Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) RMIT recognises previous relevant study conducted by an industry or educational institution in Australia or overseas. You may be eligible for exemptions when courses previously studied at a recognised institution are considered equivalent to a course/s in the program you are studying. Some programs also recognise and give exemptions based on life experience. This may include employment history, volunteer work or other relevant experiences. To be considered for advanced standing, you must provide the program syllabus, academic transcripts and a certificate of graduation with your application. RMIT registered representatives RMIT University has an approved network of registered representatives located around the world to assist students with program and application queries. These representatives are knowledgeable about the Australian education system, RMIT University and the RMIT application process. They assist students with program queries and program and visa applications. www.international.rmit.edu.au/info/agentlist

VISA INFORMATION

Student visas It is important to note that students studying on a student visa are subject to Australian Government regulations. Students in Australia who hold a different visa type must contact the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) regarding their eligibility to study. The process of obtaining a visa is different for each country. For further information, please contact or refer to one of the following: » Australian diplomatic post or embassy » Study in Australia www.studyinaustralia.gov.au » Australian Education International (AEI) http://aei.gov.au » RMIT University International Services. When submitting a student visa application, students may be required to submit the following: application fee for a student visa RMIT University offer letter electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE) official RMIT receipt showing payment of program fees and Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) » evidence of English language proficiency » proof of financial capacity » certificate of medical check-up by an approved doctor » other relevant documents subject to the relevant Country Assessment Level criteria. www.immi.gov.au » » » » Students under 18 Students who are under 18 years of age at the time of a visa application must have approved accommodation and welfare arrangements in place. These arrangements must be approved by DIAC directly, or by RMIT. www.rmit.edu.au/programs/apply/guardianship

Australian Government regulations on student visas Students are granted a student visa subject to a number of conditions. Students must: » maintain enrolment in a full-time registered program » maintain satisfactory course requirements such as academic progress and attendance » keep RMIT notified of their address, and any change of address within seven days » maintain OSHC Visa Length Cover » have the financial ability to meet likely costs in Australia (including travel, tuition and living expenses) » ensure any family members of school age attend school in Australia. www.immi.gov.au/students A description of the Australian Government’s legal framework to ensure quality education and consumer protection for international students is available at: www.aei.gov.au/AEI/ESOS Students with families Students wishing to bring their spouse or children to Australia will need to prove that they can support them financially (including the payment of annual school fees). Full-time education is compulsory for all children in Victoria from the age of five to 15 years. For further information, please refer to your nearest Australian diplomatic post, or the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC). www.immi.gov.au

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COLLEGE OF DESIGN AND SOCIAL CONTEXT

ARCHITECTURE, BUILDING
AND PLANNING
RMIT has an international reputation for design excellence. And as a global leader in architecture, building and planning, you will be at the forefront of making sense of the spaces you create.
Architecture, building and planning programs at RMIT are designed so you can explore through creative and holistic thinking two of the major issues facing society today—how to sustain life on the planet for an increasing population and how to find and produce integrated solutions to the challenges of built and natural environments. Students are given the opportunity to work closely with, and be mentored by industry professionals. Graduates of these programs are employable because of their work-ready skills. In the 11 Royal Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA) Student Biennale competitions since 1985, eight winners and nine commended finalists have come from RMIT’s architecture programs. RMIT students also perform well in many other architecture and design awards, as well as various international competitions. Planning continues to provide excellent career opportunities, with many students commencing work before they have completed their degree. The property, building and construction industry is one of the mainstays of the Australian economy, employing thousands of people. With industry-designed and accredited programs, graduates of building, property, valuation, construction and project management are equipped with the skills to become leaders in their industry.

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‘My future aspiration is to be a successful project manager and manage big projects. I think by the end of this program I will be qualified to handle some projects because of the useful materials and other activities, such as site visits. This itself is very useful.’
Khalid Al Juhaiman, Saudi Arabia Bachelor of Applied Science (Project Management)

MAKING
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Architectural design
BP250 Bachelor of Architectural Design CRICOS code: 060830J Duration: 3 years

Year one Following completion of the structured foundational design and communications course in first semester, you will be grouped as a vertically integrated pool; each design studio will consist of students at various levels. Year two Design studio students are grouped as a vertically integrated pool. Year three Design studio students are grouped as a vertically integrated pool with Master of Architecture students. Groups ballot for a range of commissioned studios each semester. Across the three years, history and theory, communications and technology streams support the design stream. Electives occur in semesters five and six. You may ballot for commissioned design electives or for projects and seminars offered in the course streams above. Alternatively, you may opt to enrol in electives from another discipline. Extra entry requirements Portfolio/Design exercise Applicants applying for first year entry into the Bachelor of Architectural Design are required to complete a Design Ideas exercise. www.rmit.edu.au/programs/international/ brochures If you are applying for credit exemptions or advanced standing, please do not perform this exercise. Applicants who are applying for higher level entry (exemptions) or are foundation students from a design program are required to submit a portfolio that demonstrates their breadth of talent in design and drafting. Preferable portfolio format is a hard copy printed portfolio of either A3 or A4 size in colour. It should demonstrate your creative, conceptual and technical abilities which best display your design focus. A minimum of 15 pieces of work should be submitted within your portfolio. Please ensure that your portfolio is clearly labelled with your name and contact details. Note: Portfolios will not be returned. Secondary option is a digital format to the following specification: » A3 or A4 size PDF document only » Maximum 30 pages » Maximum file size 10MB Advanced entry July (mid year) intake is available only to students who are granted course exemptions or advanced entry on the basis of previous study of either one or three semesters.

Pathways RMIT graduates of the Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural) may be eligible to apply for exemptions of up to one-and-a-half years (three semesters). A grade point average (GPA) of 4 (80–100—HD) or greater achieved in final year will guarantee a place in the Bachelor of Architectural Design, while those students with a GPA of less than 4 will be granted an interview by RMIT’s School of Architecture and Design. The Bachelor of Architectural Design provides a pathway into the Master of Architecture, and is also portable into professional programs in architecture with a similar structure agreement. A grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or greater will guarantee a place in the Master of Architecture, while those students with a GPA of less than 2.5 may apply for a place in the Master of Architecture. Please note: The Bachelor of Architectural Design is the first part of the five-year architecture professional qualification which incorporates a three-year bachelor degree followed by a two-year Master of Architecture. Completion of the Master of Architecture is a requirement to practice as a registered architect. Professional recognition Graduates of the Bachelor of Architectural Design may be employed in an architectural practice or a related design field, but need to complete the Master of Architecture in order to be professionally recognised as an architect. Careers Graduates will be employed by architecture, design and building practices in the private and public domain. In small to medium-sized practices, graduates will be engaged in a broad range of practice activities, from design to project management. Large architectural firms often encompass a number of disciplines with international offices or projects. You may also be interested in … » » » » » » Building design (architectural) (page 23) Communication design (pages 32, 33) Industrial design (page 43) Interior design (page 25) Interior design and decoration (page 24) Landscape architecture (design) (page 26)

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp250
City campus

The RMIT architectural design program is focused on design. It helps you to develop an understanding of architecture, while providing you with a diverse set of skills and learning experiences. The Bachelor of Architectural Design degree is the first step on the pathway to becoming a design architect. You will focus on learning the core skills of an architect and architectural designer, and intensely develop a broad grounding in design and communication skills. Learning by doing The design studio is a key learning and teaching environment for architectural design, and comprises small groups of students (18 students to one staff member) and uses project-based learning techniques to enable learning through doing. Program structure Design studio typically makes up half the program each semester. You will focus on a particular project and theme each semester. After the first semester, you will be able to select which design studio you wish to follow from approximately 20 on offer. Supporting subjects such as technology, communication and history comprise the remainder of your program and give you an understanding of the social and physical contexts of the built environment, as well as teaching you drawing skills. You will complete a design studio each semester and this studio is a 24-credit-point course. In first semester you will complete a structured, foundational design and communications course. Subsequent semesters include four lower pool design studios. In the final semester of study, you will move into upper pool and complete an upper pool design studio working with Master of Architecture students. Lower and upper pool studios are vertically integrated; that is, grouped with students from various year levels.

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Building design (architectural)
C6097 Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural) CRICOS code: 070398D 2.5 years

Duration:

C6097ACC Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural) CRICOS code: 071275G Duration: 2 years (July/mid year intake)

Graduates may apply for exemptions of up to one year from the following programs: » Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management) » Bachelor of Design (Interior Design) » Bachelor of Applied Science (Project Management) » Bachelor of Applied Science (Property) » Bachelor of Applied Science (Valuation) Professional recognition The program is a Victorian State accredited and nationally-recognised qualification that enables graduate building designers to work for registered building practitioners, architects and other design professionals in related industries. Graduates seeking to register as a building practitioner and practice as a sole practitioner must satisfy the requirements set out in the Building Amendment Regulations 2009 to register in the category Building Design DP-AD (Architectural). The Building Practitioners Board has indicated that the Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural) is required as the academic qualification for the purposes of registration to practice as a building designer in the state of Victoria. The program has strong industry connections and is supported by the Building Designers Association of Victoria (BDAV) through student membership, scholarships, design competition and awards. Careers Students will have a range of potential employment opportunities. Graduates are placed in architectural practices, building, and building design offices. Graduates who gain a minimum of 12 months of supervised experience in the industry may wish to apply for registration as a building practitioner in the category of draftsperson—building design— architectural. Once registered, building practitioners are able to engage in all facets of the building design and documentation process. You may also be interested in … » » » » Architectural design (page 22) Communication design (pages 32, 33) Landscape architecture (design) (page 26) Surveying (page 141)

Construction management
BP105 Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management) CRICOS code: 052378B Duration: 4 years

www.rmit.edu.au/progarms/bp105
City campus

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c6097
City campus

Building designers engage in the creation and development of buildings that are responsive to context of place, user needs and environmental considerations. This program is focused on the design, presentation and documentation processes for building projects. Vocational in nature, it develops skill sets through a variety of learning experiences that directly relate to the practices of building design professionals, and enables you to communicate and work with regulators, authorities and the range of consultants associated with the design, construction and servicing of buildings. Learning by doing The program has a focus on developing the knowledge and skills required to practice as a building designer. Project-based learning that includes the integration of units of study, where appropriate, is undertaken in supervised studios. Site excursions complement classroom-based learning. Program structure You will develop knowledge and skills in the areas of building design, digital presentation and documentation for buildings using a range of software platforms. The program focuses on construction processes, materials technology and building services, together with the associated planning and building regulations codes and standards. A significant part of the program’s method of delivery is studio-based, centred around projects designed to integrate across units of study within the program. Pathways Graduates may apply for exemptions of up to one-and-a-half years (three semesters) from the following program: » Bachelor of Architectural Design A grade point average (GPA) of 4 (80–100—HD) or greater achieved in final year will guarantee a place in the Bachelor of Architectural Design, while those students with a GPA of less than 4 will be granted an interview by RMIT’s School of Architecture and Design.

This program provides a solid foundation for construction management, project management and quantity surveying professions. You will organise and manage a vast number of people and resources across the building process to ensure the safe delivery of quality buildings to clients. You may be involved in constructing high-rise office buildings and apartments, factories, hotels, houses, complex hospitals or tourist facilities and refurbish and renovate buildings. The program is also delivered in Singapore in partnership with the Singapore Institute of Management. Learning by doing You are required to undertake 80 working days of practical experience, with a work experience diary, which may be undertaken in Australia or overseas and does not have to be taken consecutively. Students have worked in North America, the Pacific and Europe. Program structure Year one Introduction to the construction and property industries, forming the framework for the following three years. You will understand how buildings and assets are created, appreciating each different type and how they are acquired. You will also be taught basic project management skills. Year two Study of the construction process in greater detail. Learn how to plan, cost and schedule construction. Studies also include how buildings work and what is required to create sustainable structures. You are also given broader skills in areas such as law, economics and leadership. Year three Building on the material of second year, looking at structures, building, and the construction process in greater detail. You will gain deeper knowledge and the skills to manage complex construction projects. Year four The final year prepares you for industry, with insight into the industry environment and the latest trends. The year culminates with an exciting capstone project, which will allow you to apply your skills and knowledge to a realistic simulated construction project.

Please refer to page 17 for English language entrance requirements. Details on teaching methods and assessment can be found on page 10.

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Prerequisites Mathematics. Pathways Graduates of the following program may be eligible to apply for exemptions: » Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural) www.rmit.edu.au/programs/pathways Professional recognition The Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management) is recognised by the Australian Institute of Building (AIB), the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The degree is also recognised by the Malaysian Board of Quantity Surveyors. Careers Graduates may undertake various roles as: » Construction managers – site management or running entire construction projects ranging from housing through to large multi-story buildings. » Quantity surveyors – assist with cost planning, analysis, management and control of construction projects. » Project managers – management of the entire building process from inception, through various stages of design, to completion and handover. » Property developers – pursue a career or start a business that incorporates all stages of property development. You may also be interested in … » » » » Planning (page 27) Project management (page 28) Property (page 28) Surveying (page 141)

Interior design and decoration
C5249 Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration CRICOS code: 070397E 2 years

Duration:

C5249ACC Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration CRICOS code: 071274G Duration: 1.5 years (July/mid year intake)

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c5249
City campus

The professional interior designer/decorator plans, designs and decorates building interiors, taking into account aesthetics, function, safety and fundamental business requirements. The program has a focus on decorative skills, and you will develop knowledge, skills and attitudes in the selection, coordination and decoration of interiors to suit the client and the environment. You will develop an understanding of commercial and domestic buildings, furniture, spatial layout, furnishings and decorative treatments, and the knowledge, skills and attitudes required in the design and communication of design concepts and basic business skills for domestic and commercial environments. Learning by doing In competency-based training, through a process of learning that encompasses theory and applied practice, you will gain essential skills through simulated and real-life projects delivered onsite and in a studio environment. You will acquire a broad range of hands-on skills (drawing, CAD, model-making, Photoshop, colour solutions and client presentation boards), along with the history and theory of colour and design. Design studio brings these skills together and encourages and supports the development of conceptual ideas which are applied to a client brief. Site visits and specialist speakers enhance the program. Program structure Structured delivery in a sequential format moves you through a range of skills and experiences. Skills and knowledge culminate in design studio where simulated real-life projects and client briefs are the focus. Each design studio has a particular theme to ensure understanding and experience of a range of project criteria and outcomes. Residential briefs in first year expand to include retail, commercial and public environments in second year. A particular strength of the program is the focus on materials, furnishings and the decorative arts to support historic and contemporary reference for interiors. Technology and communication skills form an important part of the communication and presentation aspects of working as a designer/decorator.

First year includes seven mandatory units, which must be completed, plus a selection of units from specialist groups. You will explore and apply the creative design process to 2D and 3D forms; establish, negotiate and refine a design brief; evaluate a site for a design brief; decorate residential interiors; produce technical drawings; research, analyse and apply colour for interior spaces; select and apply drawing techniques and media to represent and communicate the concept; and design residential interiors. In addition, you will complete a minimum of nine specialist units, which include: » Assess interior light and recommend light fittings » Identify building materials, construction techniques and methods used in building interiors » Produce ideation drawings » Apply colours for interiors » Research and recommend hard materials and finishes for interiors » Research and recommend soft furnishings for interiors » Apply resources sustainably Prerequisites Art. Additional costs You may be required to purchase materials such as equipment and tools, and may also be invoiced for material fees which cover the costs of additional materials in the classroom. There may also be some conference or exhibition costs. Pathways Graduates may apply for exemptions of up to one year from the following program: » Bachelor of Design (Interior Design) Professional recognition Students can join the Design Institute of Australia (DIA) as student members while studying. They may then apply for associate membership and full membership once they have obtained their professional experience. Please note: eligibility for full membership is based on a points system. Careers Interior decorators and designers may work as retail or freelance decorator/design consultants, architectural support staff, colour scheme coordinators, retail sales assistants and decorator/designers to the wholesale sector of the profession. They work in a wide range of related industries, including retail, theatre, film or video, restoration of buildings, exhibition and displays, and in commercial and residential design.

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You may also be interested in… » » » » Architectural design (page 22) Furniture design (page 40) Interior design (page 25) Landscape architecture (design) (page 26)

Year four Pursue an individual thesis project, under staff supervision, which reflects your accumulated skills and interests in design, theory, technology and communications. Final year work is celebrated through a public exhibition, Index. Electives include furniture design, retail design, design for film and TV, design for theatre, exhibition and event design, modelmaking, design publishing, lighting, materials, computer-aided design, projection, digital video and web site design. Additional costs You are expected to purchase equipment and materials for drawing and design development and presentation. Extra entry requirements Portfolio The portfolio should demonstrate your skills, design interests, visual knowledge and individual approach to design issues. The portfolio could be design, graphics, arts— drawings, sketches, paintings, models, photographs, videos, computer work, development work and finished work that demonstrates your passion for design. We are looking for self-motivated intelligent individuals who demonstrate the ability to think and be inventive. We expect the applicants to be committed to their choice of future profession and to the demands of full-time academic study at the degree level. See ‘How to apply’ on page 18 for portfolio requirements. Advanced entry July (mid year) intake is available only to students who are granted course exemptions or advanced entry on the basis of previous study of either one or three semesters. Pathways Graduates of the RMIT Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural) or Diploma of Arts (Interior Decoration and Design) who have been successful in gaining a place in this degree will be eligible to apply for exemptions of one year, leaving an additional three years to complete the degree.

Professional recognition Graduates are eligible for membership of the Design Institute of Australia. This degree participates in a local and global conversation and network through membership of IDEA (Interior Design/Interior Architecture Educators Association) and IFI (International Federation of Interior Architects). Exchanges between other universities through visiting academics, students and alumni ensure a lively and challenging environment. Careers Graduates will be employed in architectural and interior design practices where commissions may range from domestic interior, retail and entertainment, to hospitality, corporate office and public building design. Design practices are increasingly multidisciplinary, with architects, interior designers, landscape designers, industrial designers and graphic designers collaborating on large-scale projects. Interior designers may seek work in film and television design, theatrical set design, furniture design, exhibition design and curating, event planning and design journalism. You may also be interested in … » » » » » Architectural design (page 22) Communication design (pages 32, 33) Industrial design (page 43) Interior design and decoration (page 24) Landscape architecture (design) (page 26)

Interior design
BP196 Bachelor of Design (Interior Design) CRICOS code: 048216K Duration: 4 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp196
City campus

As an interior designer, you are part of an ideas-led profession. You understand that the design of interiors is not confined to the inside of architecture, but ranges from the intimacy of a finely crafted object to the urban fabric of a city. You will develop a range of skills including high-level visual communication and presentation techniques, hands-on model making, prototyping and technical design documentation and the manipulation of light, sound, video and computer-based programs used in spatial installations and events. Local and international practitioners and academics from many disciplines engage students in specific design projects, present seminars and tutorials, and encourage critical debate regarding the foundations and directions of interior design practice. Program structure Year one Courses in design and communications, history and theory, and technical studies explore the fundamental concepts of interior design. Years two and three Studies are integrated in design studios and electives in the areas of technology, communications, specialisations and history/ theory. Each semester, a group of practising professionals and lecturers offers a selection of studios and electives with timely and relevant topics. You are encouraged to undertake some design studies in related areas such as architecture, fashion, industrial design and landscape architecture. Many studios are multidisciplinary. You may also have the opportunity to develop your design skills and awareness through overseas travel studios, or choose to study for a semester at a design institution overseas.

Please refer to page 17 for English language entrance requirements. Details on teaching methods and assessment can be found on page 10.

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Landscape architecture (design)
BP256 Bachelor of Design CRICOS code: 066833B Duration: 3 years

Extra entry requirements Portfolio Applicants to the Bachelor of Design will be required to submit evidence of their creative interests. This may be in the form of a portfolio or whatever medium considered suitable. Documentation of hobbies or collections of things are acceptable. Digital or paper submissions are encouraged. (A portfolio is a collection or a package of images, drawings, sketches, paintings, models, photographs, videos, computer work etc. of personal projects.) The creative work does not have to be standard design projects, for instance, previous applicants have sewn frocks, baked and decorated cakes, made films, written short stories, played musical instruments, etc. Pathways Graduates can apply for entry to the Master of Landscape Architecture (by coursework). If you have a grade point average of 2.5 in the Bachelor of Design you will have guaranteed entry. If you graduate with a grade point average less than 2.5 you may apply for entry into the Master of Landscape Architecture (by coursework) and undertake additional selection requirements (such as a portfolio or interview). Selection via this route is competitive and not guaranteed. Professional recognition The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) is the profession’s accrediting body. Careers The Bachelor of Design provides a foundation for the Master of Landscape Architecture (an accredited professional degree), as well as giving graduates the practical and intellectual skills necessary for work in landscape design, or design more generally, in roles that do not require professional registration. These may include garden design, landscape management, landscape construction, environmental sustainability roles, and government roles. Master of Landscape Architecture (by coursework) graduates will be prepared and accredited for the professional practice of landscape architecture. You may also be interested in … Architectural design (page 22) Building design (architectural) (page 23) Communication design (pages 32, 33) Interior design (page 25) Landscape architecture and planning (urban design) (page 26) » Surveying (page 141) » » » » »

Landscape architecture and planning (urban design)
BP239 Bachelor of Design (Landscape Architecture)/Bachelor of Applied Science (Planning) double degree CRICOS code: 056496G Duration: 5 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp256
City campus

RMIT’s landscape architecture degree, Bachelor of Design, is a studio-based degree offering theoretical and practical streams in landscape architecture. Design projects undertaken sit at a contemporary, international level. Landscape exists at every scale, from micro to macro, from garden to city, from political to infrastructural. Landscape architecture is concerned with the design of urban and natural environments. This multifaceted discipline blends art, science, nature and culture with practical knowledge and attracts sensitive and tenacious people who care about the environment. RMIT’s landscape architecture degree consists of a three-year Bachelor of Design plus two-year Master of Landscape Architecture (by coursework). Professional accreditation as a landscape architect requires completion of the Master of Landscape Architecture (by coursework). The RMIT model distinguishes itself nationally as a five-year specialist degree. Program structure The first three years of the degree provide a range of opportunities for you to experience and undertake the process of design research. You will develop strong foundation knowledge and abilities in the field of landscape architecture. The first three years of the degree aim to: » Lay the foundations for graduate specialisation in landscape architecture. » Provide you with the practical and intellectual skills necessary for work in landscape design, or design more generally, in roles that do not require professional registration. In the final two years of the degree you will learn the practical and intellectual skills needed to lead and innovate landscape architecture design practice. You will also be provided with opportunities to demonstrate your commitment to learning, research and the profession through the study and experience of design research. Additional costs Additional material fees may apply to some landscape architecture programs and information regarding these fees will be discussed at the commencement of each program.

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp239
City campus

Urban design is widely acknowledged as an emerging profession. RMIT’s double degree is strategically positioned to catch the wave of interest in addressing the problems of our cities, extending skills traditionally associated with urban and regional planners and landscape architects in new and exciting areas. Learning by doing A formal work placement of approximately 60 days is undertaken in the third year of the double degree. You will undertake paid work relating to urban design themes at a variety of urban planning and landscape offices, including private practices, local councils and state government Program structure The features of this double degree are: » Studios that provide you with an increasingly challenging set of forums within which you can test and integrate ideas by pinning up your designs and debating the strengths and weaknesses of your visions. » A series of professionally-orientated urban planning courses, including a work placement. » A set of technical skills-based courses, for example computer-aided design. » A set of wider philosophical courses that resonate with debates about social justice, sustainability and a sense of history. » A collection of electives giving you strategic choices within RMIT’s School of Global Studies, Social Science and Planning; School of Architecture and Design; and the University more generally.

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You will acquire capabilities such as: » A set of critical and analytical skills that can be applied at various spatial scales, from particular land-use plots to metropolitan areas as a whole » The ability to communicate in multi-media, having sound written and oral skills, and the ability to actively listen and engage in debate and discussion in situations where there is no right technical answer » The capacity to work collaboratively with other professionals who deal with the built environment or human services, as well as work with the community as represented by individual clients or social groups, including those associated with indigenous peoples and multicultural interests » The capability to frame arguments in terms of the long-term view associated with sustainability, synthesising ecological, social and economic arguments. Additional costs Additional material fees may apply to some landscape architecture and planning programs and information regarding these fees will be discussed at the commencement of each program. Extra entry requirements Portfolio Applicants to the Bachelor of Design (Landscape Architecture)/Bachelor of Applied Science (Planning) will be required to submit evidence of their creative interests. This may be in the form of a portfolio or whatever medium considered suitable. Documentation of hobbies or collections of things are acceptable. Digital or paper submissions are encouraged. (A portfolio is a collection or a package of images, drawings, sketches, paintings, models, photographs, videos, computer work etc. of personal projects.) The creative work does not have to be standard design projects, for instance, previous applicants have sewn frocks, baked and decorated cakes, made films, written short stories, played musical instruments, etc. Pathways Graduates of a diploma or a certificate IV in a relevant area will be given priority in gaining access to an interview/design workshop. RMIT is interested in TAFE graduates from study areas that can be related to design, the social sciences and the built environment.

Professional recognition Accreditation with PIA (Planning Institute of Australia) has been granted. PIA has mutual recognition of membership status with the New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI) and Canadian Institute of Planners/Institut Canadien des Urbanistes (CIP). AILA (Australian Institute of Landscape Architects) accreditation has also been granted. Careers Graduates will find employment in local, state or federal government, urban design consultancies, or landscape architecture practices and be able to work independently or as part of a multidisciplinary team. The main field of work will probably be urban design, but there are related opportunities in statutory and strategic planning as well as transportation and community engagement. Graduates may work on plazas and pedestrian precincts, new subdivisions, large open spaces such as parks and nature reserves, and urban revitalisation projects. You may also be interested in … » Architectural design (page 22) » Environmental science and management (page 113) » Landscape architecture (design) (page 26) » Planning (page 27) » Project management (page 28) » Environmental engineering (page 111) » Surveying (page 141)

Learning by doing RMIT finds paid work at a variety of planning organisations. In fourth year, students undertake 60 days of paid employment as part of their placement. The types of work include strategic planning, statutory planning and social planning. Program structure First year involves 13 to 16 contact hours per week spread across four weekdays, and courses will give you a strong social science background to planning studies. Subsequent year courses introduce you to a range of planning topics covering most aspects of professional practice with a balance of project and academic work. If you perform well you will have the opportunity to undertake honours with a greater emphasis on research work. In second year, there are opportunities to study overseas for a semester in Canada, England, Finland, The Netherlands or The Philippines. Additional costs Estimated material expenses for a year are between AU$400 and AU$500, the main components of which are camps and excursions, photocopying, textbooks and the purchase of printed notes. Professional recognition The RMIT planning degree is recognised by the Planning Institute of Australia. RMIT students are eligible for student membership. The Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) has mutual recognition of membership status with the New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI) and Canadian Institute of Planners/Institut Canadien des Urbanistes (CIP). Careers Planning graduates readily secure jobs. Sixty per cent of graduates start in local government, and others start work with government departments and with private sector planning and design consultancies. Other employers include major development and retailing companies. Graduates can also build careers in areas such as urban design, community health and welfare, housing, and transport planning. Many RMIT planners work overseas. You can see video interviews of graduates to gain an understanding of the range of career options by going to: http://emedia.rmit.edu.au/planningstudents You may also be interested in … » Environment (page 110) » Landscape architecture (design) (page 26) » Project management (page 28)

Planning
BP188 Bachelor of Applied Science (Planning) CRICOS code: 050825M Duration: 4 years

www.rmit/edu/au/programs/bp188
City campus

Planning at RMIT offers a 21st century approach to urban and regional planning. A profession that now focuses on more sustainable development, urban and regional planners seek a balance between environmental, social and economic development. Planners work in the public and private sector and deal with the major planning issues of our time, including: » better managing car-dependent societies » planning affordable housing and services for rapidly-growing cities » revitalising regional and rural economies » combatting sea-level rises and drier climatic conditions.

Please refer to page 17 for English language entrance requirements. Details on teaching methods and assessment can be found on page 10.

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Project management
BP208 Bachelor of Applied Science (Project Management) CRICOS code: 052325D Duration: 4 years

Pathways Graduates of the following program may be eligible to apply for exemptions: » Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural) Professional recognition This degree is professionally accredited with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), which is recognised worldwide. Professional accreditation will be sought for this degree from the Project Management Institute (PMI), a US-based institution with offices around the world. Careers Graduates may undertake various roles such as: » overall responsibility for a project managing a major event » costing and managing projects in industries such as engineering, architecture, manufacturing, education, real estate and the IT industry » developing and releasing a new product; implementing new standards or practices into organisations; developing new technologies » managing alliance programs with strategic partners. You may also be interested in … » Construction management (page 23) » Planning (page 27) » Property (page 28)

Learning by doing Fourth-year industry learning receives significant support from the property industry, with employers actively seeking RMIT students. During work experience, you are employed part-time with a selected property firm and receive an allowance from the employer, completing a minimum of three days a week for 26 weeks. You will be required to keep a work experience diary. Program structure Year one Introduction to the property industry, forming the framework for the following three years. You will be provided with an overview of property principles, valuation techniques and property investment strategies and taught basic construction and project management skills. Year two Study of the property industry in greater detail, with the introduction of courses covering property data analysis, financial accounting and the application of mapping systems in land development and management. You are also given broader skills in areas such as applied law, property economics and leadership. Year three Building on the material of second year looking at valuation procedures, asset management and the property investment markets. You will gain deeper knowledge and skills relating to analysing the features and performance of the individual property and the associated marketplace. Year four The final year prepares you to be industry ready. You are given an insight into the industry environment and the latest trends. The year culminates with an exciting capstone project where you can apply all your skills and knowledge in an industry-focused property research project. Prerequisites Mathematics. Pathways Graduates of the following program may be eligible to apply for exemptions: » Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural)

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp208
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This is the only project management bachelor degree in Victoria. The high profile, high risk aspect of project management demands multi-tasking, analytical thinking, excellent communication skills and superior organisational abilities. A project manager needs to excel at scheduling and is usually proficient in at least one scheduling software package. Project management is primarily concerned with the coordination and management of projects or events from inception to completion. Project managers have good administrative skills, time management, teamwork and excellent people management skills. This degree is grounded in residential, commercial and industrial construction for civil, environmental and government projects and is complemented by study at master and doctoral levels. Program structure Year one An introduction to project management in the construction and property industries, providing the context for the following three years. You will be taught basic project management skills, and gain an understanding of how buildings and assets are created, their different types and how they are acquired. Year two Study project management processes and techniques in greater depth, learning how to plan, cost and schedule projects, and build broader skills in areas such as law, economics and leadership. Year three This year broadens the focus beyond construction and looks at project management in other domains. It also builds core project management knowledge and skills in greater depth. You will gain a deeper understanding of how to manage complex projects. Year four The theme of the final year is ‘moving to practice’. It prepares you to be industry ready with advanced skills and insights into the latest trends in industry. A practical project is undertaken where skills and knowledge are applied to a realistic simulated project. Throughout the program you will attend lectures, tutorials, workshops and site visits.

Property
BP209 Bachelor of Applied Science (Property) CRICOS code: 052335B Duration: 4 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp209
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Property is about more than houses; property decisions can lead to major allocations of resources such as land, labour and capital, and it is crucial to have a good understanding of all aspects of the property industry including development, valuation, investment and management. The property professional is required to understand the features and characteristics of the diverse range of property types and property investment instruments. This degree provides specific studies within the property field, and you will undertake 18 property-related courses with a broad business/management context that offers a breadth of variety and specialisation of knowledge.

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Professional recognition The degree is accredited by the Australian Property Institute (API) which has reciprocity agreements with countries such as Canada, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Singapore, and membership with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) which is recognised worldwide. While the degree provides the academic base for membership, the API bodies also. Careers Graduates may undertake various roles as: » Property fund managers—responsible for the strategy of a large portfolio of investment properties, such as shopping centres, office buildings or industrial complexes, making decisions and recommendations to their employer or clients on property portfolio management and property investment/finance matters. » Property developers—involved in various property development stages, from the initial proposal to the disposal of the developed property. The process and activities involve entrepreneurial flair, risk, patience and if successful, a great sense of satisfaction. » Property researchers—employed by private organisations such as real estate companies, insurance companies, property developers, banks and other financial institutions, or self-employed as private consultants. You may also be interested in … » » » » » Building design (architectural) (page 23) Planning (page 27) Project management (page 28) Surveying (page 141) Valuation (page 29)

Valuation
BP210 Bachelor of Applied Science (Valuation) CRICOS code: 052323F Duration: 4 years

Year three Building on the material of second year and look at valuation procedures, asset management and the property investment markets. You will gain deeper knowledge and skills relating to analysis of the features and performance of an individual property and the associated marketplace. Year four The final year prepares you to be industry ready. Gain an insight into the industry environment and the latest trends. The year culminates with an exciting capstone project where you can apply all your skills and knowledge in an industry-focused valuation research project. Prerequisites Mathematics. Pathways Graduates of the following program may be eligible to apply for exemptions: » Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural) Professional recognition The Australian Property Institute accredits this degree. Completion of the sequence of valuation courses is recognised as meeting the academic requirement for gaining certified practising valuer status by the Australian Property Institute (API), which is the professional body to which most valuers belong. The API has reciprocity agreements with countries such as Canada, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Singapore. In addition, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), which is recognised worldwide, accredits the degree for academic entry requirements. Careers Property valuers are primarily concerned with the estimation of the value of all types of rural and urban land and buildings for many different purposes, including business activities, proposed mortgage loans, prospective purchase and sales, and for statutory purposes by government authorities for rating, taxing and compensation following acquisition including plant and equipment. You may also be interested in … » Property (page 28)

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp210
City campus

Property is the single largest component of wealth in our society, and its value relates to its physical, locational and legal characteristics. It is critical for valuers to have a good understanding of property principles and the different aspects of the property industry: development, valuation, investment and management. RMIT’s degree provides specific studies within the property field, specialising in valuation and dealing with all aspects of property valuation, including land and all improvements such as buildings, fences, landscaping, clearing, crops and shopping centres. The structure also allows you to gain a broad understanding in related areas of property and construction management. Learning by doing You will undertake work experience in industry in fourth year. This receives significant support from the property industry, with employers actively seeking RMIT students. During work experience, you are employed part-time with a selected property firm and receive an allowance from the employer. You are required to complete a minimum of three days a week for 26 weeks and you will be required to keep a work experience diary. Program structure Year one Introduction to the property industry, forming the framework for the following three years. You will be provided with an overview of property principles, valuation techniques and the property investment strategies, and be taught basic construction and project management skills. Year two Study the valuation industry in greater detail, with the introduction of courses covering valuation techniques and applications and also including financial management for land development and management. You are also given broader property skills in aspects such as applied law and property economics.

Please refer to page 17 for English language entrance requirements. Details on teaching methods and assessment can be found on page 10.

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ART AND DESIGN
Some people see shapes as objects, but for the creative mind, shapes offer a range of possibilities limited only by imagination.
From photography to multimedia, textiles and visual art, art and design at RMIT offers a varied choice in career-oriented artistic expression and functional programs designed to get you discovered or get you employed. RMIT plays a pivotal role in nurturing art and design, and has a long history or excellence in the development of new forms of technologies in these fields. Internationally recognised as a leader in art and design education, RMIT offers specialised expertise in associated industries, such as graphic technology (printing), and is the only provider in Victoria of this program area. RMIT graduates are found worldwide, with work on display in public and private galleries and international design publications. Many began their global careers as students participating in international exhibitions such as the Milan Furniture Fair, independent film festivals, Shanghai Art and Design Biennale, Tokyo Designers Week and various Australian creative festivals and exhibitions. Places in RMIT’s art and design programs are highly sought. The key to standing out from the crowd is to clearly demonstrate your interest in, and knowledge of, art and design. You can prepare by: » Organising work experience with a professional in your chosen area » Visiting your newsagent, art and design bookshop or library to check out specialist magazines and journals to become familiar with some of the key terms, concepts, influential individuals and movements locally, internationally, current and historical » Having opinions and ideas about art and design » Gathering information from relevant professional bodies » Compiling a portfolio to show a range of your work, and being able to discuss the thought process from which you arrived at those ideas.

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‘The fashion design program has taught me a basic understanding of fashion design and the fashion industry, and this will help me a lot in my future career.’
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Animation and interactive media
BP203 Bachelor of Arts (Animation and Interactive Media) CRICOS code: 035361G Duration: 3 years

Extra entry requirements Applicants should provide a portfolio of work on CD-ROM (compatible with Mac OSX or later) of no more than 10MB. It should contain a variety of art, design or media work which demonstrates creative, conceptual and technical abilities. Work can be digital or traditional. A minimum of 15 pieces of work should be submitted in a portfolio. Animation and interactive works are encouraged. Pathways Graduates of the following programs may be eligible to apply for exemptions: » Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media » Diploma of Graphic Design Candidates must also have a portfolio interview after TAFE studies. Professional recognition The degree has strong connections throughout the local creative industry with organisations such as the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Experimedia, and Film Victoria. Careers RMIT graduates demonstrate aesthetic and intellectual maturity and strong technical abilities within the creative disciplines of design, media and art. They enter the industry as animators, video producers, graphic designers, 3D visualisers and modellers, web designers, interface designers, art directors, sound designers, game designers, teachers, researchers and digital artists. While many are employed within companies, others instigate their own successful businesses and artistic careers. You may also be interested in … Creative industries (page 33) Digital arts (page 41) Games graphics design (page 41) Interactive digital media (page 44) Multimedia systems (page 86) Computer science (games, graphics, and digital media) (page 80) » Information technology (multimedia design) (page 84) » » » » » »

Communication design
BP115 Bachelor of Design (Communication Design) CRICOS code: 012348F Duration: 3 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp203
City campus

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp115
City campus

RMIT is renowned as an Australian leader in animation and interactive media education. This degree will train you to be a specialist in digital media and design, including animation (2D and 3D), digital video, motion graphics, special effects, interactive media and sound design and professional practice. Presented in a creative and supportive environment of artistic and design endeavour, the program emphasises intellectual investigation and conceptual development. Students and staff are widely acknowledged and have exhibited in festivals and conferences that include Siggraph, MIAF, LIAF, MILIA and Annecy. All staff are practising artists, designers and industry practitioners, and experienced educators actively engaged in research in their areas of expertise. Learning by doing The degree is conducted using a studio-based model that replicates the work environment. The tasks set throughout the degree simulate industry-based work practices and therefore offer a work-integrated learning environment. Program structure Year one Via imaging, design, media culture and design studio, you will receive a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of digital media, covering areas of narrative development, as well as developing performance, visual and aural literacy. Year two In semester one, study 2D and 3D animation, interactive media and video. In semester two choose electives from a range that includes 2D and 3D animation, sound design, interactive media, video, experimental video, experimental sound, alternative animation and programming for interactive media. Year three An emphasis on collaborative and conceptual development where the final outcome will be an industry-ready portfolio showcasing your skills and abilities. Honours (additional one year) An honours degree is available.

Communication design at RMIT is both graphic and strategic, and you will develop a unique visual language based on a thorough knowledge of conceptual and design principles combined with your individual design aesthetic, together with knowledge of the technologies and media for production. The degree prepares you, as a designer, to interact with groups of people from various creative backgrounds with different methods of identifying and addressing the design problem. You will develop skills in negotiating a consensus among participants with a range of interests in the design outcome. You will also learn how a visual strategy can contribute to all phases of the problem-solving process. Learning by doing In internal electives, you will work on real briefs from clients. There is an internal mentorship scheme and a number of industry events where students and design professionals work together on projects or professional practice. Work placements for a full year in a studio environment are offered to selected students in the honours year (fourth year). Program structure In the first three semesters, you are taught in a series of assigned sequential, interrelated projects which cover a broad spectrum of communication design activities. In the following three semesters you participate in a range of design and communication electives that support the continued sequential study in communication design. Software delivery is taught in association with the design process, rather than in isolation. On completion of the degree it is expected that your software knowledge will be of industry standard for print and digital media. Major areas of study are: » Communication strategies » Conceptual thinking » Design process » Media » Publication » Strategic branding » Typography

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Portfolio The portfolio presentation, which should comprise between 15 and 30 pieces, may be in the form of coloured slides or may be prepared as a CD-ROM preferably in PDF, JPEG, SWF, DCR or QuickTime format suitable to be read on Macintosh-based computers. In either case the work must be clearly annotated with supportive information that will assist the selection officer to understand the purpose and background of each piece. In addition, you are asked to include academic transcripts and to prepare a written profile that describes your background including reference to educational and/or professional experience and reasons why you wish to be considered for selection to undertake the program. See ‘How to apply’ on page 18 for portfolio requirements. Pathways Graduates of the following program may be eligible to apply for exemptions: » Diploma of Graphic Design Professional recognition Awards are offered by the Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA), Penguin Books, Kit Cosmetics, and MECCA. Careers Graduates can expect to work within graphic design consultancies, interdisciplinary consultancies, publishing houses, new media/ multimedia studios and advertising agencies. You may also be interested in … » » » » » Advertising (page 68) Creative industries (page 33) Design (page 34) Graphic design (TAFE) (page 42) Printing and graphic arts (multimedia) (page 46)

Communication design
BH020 Bachelor of Design (Communication Design) (Honours) CRICOS code: 022249D Duration: 1 year

Creative industries
C5198 Diploma of Creative Industries CRICOS code: 067584F Duration: 1 year

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c5198
C4197 Certificate IV in Creative Industries CRICOS code: 067585E Duration: 1 year

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh020
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This program provides the opportunity to understand the designer’s role within the broader framework of the communication design profession. Students are offered two options for completing their honours year: ‘The Works’ operates as a professional design consultancy offering students the opportunity to gain experience in socially responsible business practice by working with clients, or ‘Meanwhile ...’, a studio-based coursework program which develops students’ creative agility and problem solving within a strategic communication context. The emphasis is on ideas generation, developing methods of critique and appropriate application. Individual creativity and collective agreement are the imperative. Program structure » » » » Graphic design major (honours) A Graphic design research (honours) A Graphic design major (honours) B Graphic design research (honours)

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c4197
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These qualifications are unique to RMIT. They are designed to provide training in a mix of creative disciplines, as well as practical business and communication skills relevant to current practice. Students select electives from three of seven discipline areas. Core business courses include occupational health and safety, marketing, writing workplace documents, business planning and event management. You must complete C4197 before undertaking C5198. Program structure Applicants typically apply for the certificate IV and complete the suite of two programs over two years full-time. You choose electives from three of the specialised disciplines and complete all electives from the chosen discipline strands. You must complete all the core courses. Certificate IV—core courses » » » » » » » » » » » Computing skills Customer service Desktop publishing Interpersonal skills Marketing Occupational health and safety Writing for the workplace

Academic entry requirements A degree with distinction or higher in the three-year Bachelor of Design (Communication Design) at RMIT or equivalent are invited to apply to undertake an honours year. Applicants will be required to present a portfolio at interview that demonstrates proficiency in communication design and particular understanding of the honours program requirements. Portfolio The portfolio presentation, which should comprise 15 and 30 pieces, may be in the form of coloured slides or may be prepared as a CD-ROM, preferably in PDF, JPEG, SWF, DCR or QuickTime format suitable to be read on Mac OSX or later. The work must be clearly annotated with supportive information that will assist the selection officer to understand the purpose and background of each piece. In addition, applicants are asked to include academic transcripts and to prepare a written profile that describes their background, including reference to educational and/or professional experience and reasons why they wish to be considered for selection to undertake the program.

Diploma—core courses Business planning Workplace skills Event management Creative disciplines

Electives You choose three from the following seven elective strands: » AV technology » Interactive digital media » Music industry (technical production) » Photography » Professional writing and editing » Screenwriting » Screen and media

Please refer to page 17 for English language entrance requirements. Details on teaching methods and assessment can be found on page 10.

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Additional costs Other various expenses are incurred in most of these courses. You will be required to purchase materials for use in production of your practical work. Prospective students are advised to contact RMIT University International Services for further information. Extra entry requirements Portfolio presentation is required for this program. Pathways Graduates of the Certificate IV in Creative Industries may progress to the Diploma of Creative Industries. Graduates of the music industry (technical production) elective strand may apply for exemptions from the following degree: » Bachelor of Arts (Music Industry) Careers Graduates will be equipped with the range of skills and work practices to support either employment or freelance/contract work in a variety of media, arts and creative fields. The diploma will also assist mature-age students to upgrade their skills in new and emerging creative technologies, in addition to business skills. Specific career prospects will be dependent on the combination of electives. You may also be interested in … » » » » » » » » » » » » » » » » Animation and interactive media (page 32) Communication design (pages 32, 33) Digital arts (page 41) Fine art (pages 38, 39) Furniture design and technology (page 40) Interactive digital media (page 44) Music industry (page 73) Photography (page 45) Photoimaging (page 45) Visual art (page 50) Computer science (games, graphics, and digital media) (page 80) Information technology (multimedia design) (page 84) Audiovisual technology (page 69) Professional writing and editing (page 75) Screen and media (page 44) Screenwriting (page 77)

Design
C4158 Duration: Certificate IV in Design CRICOS code: 053194B 1 year

Professional recognition The program is recognised and supported by the Arts and Entertainment Industry Training Board. Careers The certificate IV prepares students for further study in the graphic design or product design fields. For those already working, the qualification can add value to current career prospects. You may also be interested in … Animation and interactive media (page 32) Communication design (pages 32, 33) Creative industries (page 33) Digital arts (page 41) Graphic design (page 42) Interactive digital media (page 44) Visual art (page 50) Computer science (games, graphics, and digital media) (page 80) » Information technology (multimedia design) (page 84) » » » » » » » »

C4158INT Certificate IV in Design CRICOS code: 054491G Duration: 21 weeks

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c4158
Brunswick campus

This design qualification equips you with the potential to move on to higher levels of study. It also provides a basic entry point to a design-based vocation by developing design knowledge and skills in visual communication and 3D design and may lead to communication design, graphic design, graphic arts, multimedia, product design and visual merchandising, interior design and decoration, and advertising. The program focuses on the investigation and development of design projects that explore outcomes in a studio environment. Contemporary design practice and industry awareness also link into the practical and theoretical areas of study. Learning by doing Most of your learning will involve practical activities in the form of projects or briefs in a studio. You will develop skills in, and knowledge of design fundamentals, resulting in practical, industry-style outcomes. Program structure You will study design fundamentals that include drawing, 2D and 3D design, colour studies, and history and theory of design. In addition, you will acquire design industry health and safety knowledge. You can also learn about video art and multimedia production alongside graphic design and typography as electives. Additional costs You may be required to purchase materials such as equipment and tools. You may also be invoiced for material fees which cover the cost of additional materials in the classroom. You should be prepared to pay some conference or exhibition costs. Pathways A pathway agreement exists between the Certificate IV in Design and any diploma offered in RMIT’s School of Design TAFE. To be eligible for a guaranteed place in these diplomas you must successfully complete the certificate and achieve an average of 65% across all units. These diplomas are: » Building design (architectural) » Furniture design and technology » Graphic design » Interior decoration and design » Product design

Fashion
BP194 Bachelor of Design (Fashion) CRICOS code: 048217J Duration: 4 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp194
City campus

The dynamic and multifaceted nature of fashion is reflected in the structure of the fashion degree. In recognition of the diversity within the industry, the design studio, which is the major area of study, offers a diverse range of projects. The various project-based studios aim to extend the boundaries of fashion design by challenging fashion concepts. Experimentation is paramount as a design mechanism and may involve research and application in materials, pattern-making, construction techniques, design methods and forms of presentation. Project-based studios in each semester also focus on the industry of fashion and in developing ideas that are commercially relevant while celebrating innovation. Learning by doing You are encouraged and assisted to participate in a fashion industry-based work placement during fourth year which may be with companies based in Australia or overseas and can vary in duration, depending on your individual needs and circumstances.

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Program structure Year one Develop a set of fundamental skills and knowledge related to design, patternmaking, garment construction, presentation, communication, CAD and fashion theory. Years two to four Over the following three years you will further develop and refine your practice of fashion design through a series of project-based design studios and other theoretical and practical courses. A diverse range of projects and electives is offered each semester, giving you the freedom to determine the focus of your degree. Project-based design studios are reflective of, and informed by the research activities of the discipline’s academic staff and issues pertinent to fashion and the fashion industry. Throughout the four years you will have opportunities to engage with the fashion design profession through lectures, design projects and industry work placements. Additional costs You can expect to spend approximately AU$1 000 on materials in the first year and AU$1 500 in the later years depending on the nature of projects undertaken and materials selected. Extra entry requirements Selection criteria Selection for the program is based on a portfolio that determines the applicant’s general approach to design, their academic success to date, and their knowledge of the program and the industry. Portfolio The portfolio should reflect the nature of the program being applied for, and demonstrate developmental process, conceptual thinking, design sensitivity and aesthetic discrimination. The portfolio should include design work (development work as well as finished artwork), sketches, and photographs (slides or prints) of larger works or 3D works. One or two selected examples of finished products may also be included if attending an interview in Australia. See ‘How to apply’ on page 18 for portfolio requirements.

July entry July (mid year) intake is available only to applicants who are granted advanced entry on the basis of previous study of either one or three semesters. Pathways RMIT graduates of the following program may be eligible to apply for exemption of one year: » Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology Professional recognition Graduates are eligible to become members of the Textile and Fashion Industries Association of Australia, and the Design Institute of Australia. Careers RMIT fashion graduates span the globe and work in all aspects of the fashion industry. The RMIT fashion degree prepares students to be professionally qualified designers able to fulfil a broad range of career opportunities in fashion and related industries. Graduates are employed as designers, pattern designers, illustrators, trend forecasters, stylists, fashion merchandisers, fashion buyers, costume designers and fashion journalists. You may also be interested in … » Fashion design and technology (page 35) » Fashion technology (page 36) » Fashion and textiles merchandising (associate degree) (page 36) » Fashion and textiles merchandising (degree) (page 37) » Textile design (page 48) » Textile design and development (page 49) » Textile technology (page 50)

Fashion design and technology
C6089 Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology CRICOS code: 065159F Duration: 3 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c6089
C5220 Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology CRICOS code: 065164J Duration: 2 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c5220
Brunswick campus

This qualification provides training pathways for the fashion and clothing industries that can be readily tailored to suit your career goals. Specific emphasis is placed on developing technical, creative and practical expertise for a career in fashion. You will undertake practical, industry-based projects that utilise skills such as fashion design, trade sketching, fashion drawing, patternmaking (CAD/CAM) and product sampling. You will be actively involved in work briefs set by designers and product development managers. Coursework takes place in a simulated industry environment, with theoretical and practical activities combined to develop a broad range of practical skills. You must successfully complete the diploma before progressing to the advanced diploma. Learning by doing You will undertake work placements as a component of the diploma. Companies involved range from small to large fashion design and production-related businesses, such as Gwendolynne, Akira Isogawa, Pacific Brands, Scanlon & Theodore, Billabong, Country Road, Tony Maticevski, Yakka, Harrolds, Body, Guess, Holeproof, Specialty Fabrics, Romance was Born, and Lolitta. Program structure Diploma Courses include developing product specifications, trade drawing, fibres and fabrics, computer technology, complex patternmaking and block development, contemporary fashion designs, creating patterns from blocks, developing and presenting design concepts, trade drawing for fashion design, producing fashion illustrations, production planning processes, and cutting and sewing design prototypes.

Please refer to page 17 for English language entrance requirements. Details on teaching methods and assessment can be found on page 10.

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Advanced diploma The program comprises four projects for the year, which cluster competencies and learning outcomes together into an integrated learning program involving liaison with industry partners, and opportunities to be involved in national design competitions. You will be equipped to work either independently in small business or in a range of different career positions within large enterprises. Additional costs Other expenses apply. Prospective students are advised to consult the relevant program contacts for further information. www.rmit.edu.au/programs/fees/other Pathways Graduates may apply for entry from the following programs: » Bachelor of Design (Fashion) » Bachelor of Applied Science (Fashion Technology) Professional recognition The programs are recognised and supported by Manufacturing Skills Australia (MSA). Careers The advanced diploma is designed to provide a high level of skill in fashion design, and also provides the option for expert skills in specialist patternmaking and managing design and product development. RMIT graduates gain employment with leading fashion enterprises in Australia and overseas. Some graduates have successfully established their own fashion enterprises after several years experience within the industry. Graduates who exit with a Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology have a range of possible career pathways and may be employed as assistant patternmakers, graders, supervisors, quality control officers, quality assurance officers, assistant production controllers, illustrators or small business operators. After some years experience they may also work as head designers or product developers. All of these positions have pathways into management positions. You may also be interested in … » Fashion (page 34) » Fashion technology (page 36) » Fashion and textiles merchandising (associate degree) (page 36) » Fashion and textiles merchandising (degree) (page 37) » Textile design (page 48) » Textile design and development (page 49) » Textile technology (page 50)

Fashion technology
BP211 Bachelor of Applied Science (Fashion Technology) CRICOS code: 052663G Duration: 1 year

Portfolio Non-RMIT diploma graduates will be required to submit a portfolio of between 10 and 20 pieces which should include garments and fashion illustrations in the form of a CD-ROM, preferably in PDF and JPEG format. Pathways Graduates may undertake the Master of Fashion and Textiles (by coursework). Careers This degree is aimed at students seeking employment in the fashion industry, including fashion design; pattern design; grading; production management; quality assurance and control; offshore production management; specification coordinating; and Lectra/Gerber patternmakers. You may also be interested in … » Fashion (page 34) » Fashion design and technology (page 35) » Fashion and textiles merchandising (associate degree) (page 36) » Fashion and textiles merchandising (degree) (page 37) » Textile design (page 48) » Textile design and development (page 49) » Textile technology (page 50)

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp211
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The fashion technology degree focuses on fashion design and production, and builds on skills developed in the Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology. The degree enables you to operate creatively and effectively in the fashion industry. The methods of teaching include industry-driven briefs which provide real experience in working and managing fashion production offshore and locally. The core courses of applied management and supply chain management provide a theoretical framework. Skilled industry practitioners with the appropriate educational and teaching background lead the degree consisting of technical and practical courses delivered in an industry-simulated work environment. Learning by doing You will undertake industry research as part of your major project. Program structure Advanced pattern technology is designed to provide you with an advanced knowledge and understanding of pattern design principles, and the ability to produce complex patterns using manual and CAM technology. CAD/CAM (fashion and textiles) enables you to gain a sound working knowledge of CAD/CAM technology applicable to product design and development within the fashion industry. Major projects are designed to enable you to gain advanced knowledge and experience in a specialised area of fashion. The projects will encompass research, design development, block development, pattern design and garment construction. Production management will provide you with an advanced knowledge and understanding of social and global issues related to production management onshore and offshore in today’s and future environments. Academic entry requirements Successful applicants will have completed the Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology (or equivalent qualification).

Fashion and textiles merchandising
AD013 Associate Degree in Fashion and Textile Merchandising CRICOS code: 071874F Duration: 2 years
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As a fashion and textiles merchandiser, you have to be completely aware of the current worldwide trends to ensure you are ahead of the competition. This program is designed to give you the skills and knowledge to succeed in the rapidly evolving fashion and textiles industry. It has a global focus and aims to give you employment opportunities across a range of careers in this exciting industry. You will have the opportunity to work on industry-based projects with some of the biggest names in fashion including Sportsgirl, Country Road, Target, and Bardot Fashion Australia. The associate degree will give you a broad-based understanding of critical areas such as product development, supply chain, marketing, CAD/IT, fashion branding and merchandising planning.

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Learning by doing You are provided with assistance in preparation for employment, and will learn the skills required in applying for a job, preparing resumes, interview skills, etc. In addition, you will be placed in work experience, where RMIT will aim to match you with the area of the fashion industry in which you wish to pursue your career. Program structure Year one » » » » » » » » Fashion distribution and logistics Fashion materials Fashion visual merchandising IT fashion illustration and information systems Product ranging Marketing for fashion and textiles Merchandising maths Product specification

Each year the company’s brief changes and in the past students have had the opportunity to develop lingerie, spring carnival fashion garments, fashion rewind, denim, casual wear, street wear, and soft furnishings. » Exchange scholarship. You are encouraged to apply for one of a number of exchange scholarships internationally. » Exchange programs have been set up with institutes such as FIT (New York), Buffalo State University (New York), and Purdue University. » Work experience: the program has established links with over 100 Victorianbased fashion and textile businesses. Many students gain employment through work experience. » Study tours to Europe, USA and China have been offered to students. In Europe, you will visit fashion capitals Paris, Milan, Rome, Barcelona and London, with a focus on the brands and companies that impact the fashion industry globally. Pathways Graduates of Associate Degree in Fashion and Textiles Merchandising may receive exemptions of two years from the following program: » Bachelor of Applied Science (Fashion and Textiles Merchandising) Professional recognition This program is recognised and supported by ALMATAB (Australian Light Manufacturing and Training Advisory Board). Careers Graduates work in a diverse range of areas within the fashion, textile, and clothing industries. Employment prospects include product developers, assistant buyers, sales representatives, range coordinators, store managers, service assistants, visual merchandisers, marketing, design assistants, quality assurance officers, and production assistants. You may also be interested in … » Fashion and textiles merchandising (degree) (page 37) » Visual merchandising (page 51)

Fashion and textiles merchandising
BP212 Bachelor of Applied Science (Fashion and Textiles Merchandising) CRICOS code: 052664G Duration: 1 year

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp212
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An industry speakers’ program achieves a balance between classroom teaching and the industry mentoring program. Guests vary from year to year, but have included representatives of Fashion Bytes, Country Road, Scanlan & Theodore, Pantone, Calvin Klein, Guess, Sportsgirl, and Jockey Australia. Year two » Advanced IT fashion illustration and information systems » Fashion apparel product development » Fashion branding » Fashion retail and merchandising management » Fashion and textiles industry research » Global fashion marketing » Global logistics » Merchandising planning Young essential program (YEP) is a project with industry partners such as Jockey Australia, Sportsgirl, Country Road, and Target.

This degree is delivered by skilled industry practitioners and builds upon graduates’ skills developed in the Advanced Diploma of Fashion and Textiles Merchandising, focusing on the technical skills and theory required to merchandise and market fashion and textile-related products throughout each stage of the supply chain. Fashion and textiles, merchandising management, marketing, and retail management studies provide you with a theoretical framework. You will also learn to identify and apply industry-relevant software including design, retail, supply chain management, and manufacturing. The application of fashion merchandising theories related to consumer demand for fashion, textiles and related products are also studied. Learning by doing You will undertake industry research as part of your major project. Program structure Fashion and textiles marketing With an emphasis on developing strategies for an increasingly competitive fashion and textiles global marketing environment, this course integrates previous studies in marketing in the strategic context of the organisation. Specific topics include the changing marketing environment (external) and marketing organisation (internal) analysis, strategic tools and perspectives, product and customer market analysis, qualitative and quantitative market research, the product, price and promotion, and distribution decisions at strategic level. Planning, implementation and control issues are formulated into strategic action. Fashion retail management Focuses on the overall financial expectations of a fashion retail enterprise to achieve its ‘bottom line’ predictions. The structure of the business and its performance indicators are determined to calculate profit and loss for a specified period. Fashion retailing timelines are analysed to reflect relevant computations.

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Fashion and textiles merchandising management The study and application of fashionmerchandising theories related to consumer demand for apparel and related products. History, social and cultural developments, types of retail environments and merchandising strategies are critically analysed. Concepts of market intelligence, merchandising styling, sourcing and buying office functions for each type of store are compared. Fashion business practices, the role of buying (in various settings) and evaluation of ‘trade’ are interpreted for the development of merchandise plans for a particular fashion retail enterprise. Academic entry requirements Successful completion of the RMIT Associate Degree in Fashion and Textiles Merchandising or equivalent. Extra entry requirements The results you receive in prerequisite studies will be taken into consideration. Portfolio Non-RMIT associate degree graduates will be required to submit a portfolio of between 10 and 20 pieces which should include garments and fashion illustrations in the form of a CD-ROM, preferably in PDF and JPEG format. Pathways Graduates may undertake the Master of Fashion and Textiles (by coursework). Careers This degree is aimed at students seeking employment in: » Advertising and marketing fashion » Brand management in fashion » International trade » Merchandise analysis » Merchandising » Merchandising planning » Product development » Product management » Range coordination » Retail buying » Retail management » Sales management You may also be interested in … » Fashion (page 34) » Fashion design and technology (page 35) » Fashion and textiles merchandising (associate degree) (page 36) » Marketing (page 152) » Textile design (page 48) » Textile design and development (page 49) » Textile technology (page 50) » Visual merchandising (page 51)

Fine art
BP201 Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) CRICOS code: 006848C Duration: 3 years

Gold and silversmithing Gold and silversmithing is a specialist area comprising two concurrent streams of study in jewellery and silversmithing. It is based on sequential development to a high level of technology and understanding of aesthetics in contemporary jewellery. There is an intellectual challenge to make objects of jewellery and silversmithing that have a contemporary aesthetic. Current issues are examined, questioned and interpreted to provide a range of distinctive personal statements. Media arts The media arts studio area instructs students in the history, theory, and practical demands of working with the moving image in contemporary art practice, and includes traditional and non-traditional animation techniques; video art; narrative and the moving image; experimental inter-media practice; web art; and media installation. Courses emphasise a critical approach to relationships between technique, form, and content to instil an expansive and flexible approach to your art practice. Painting The painting studio equips you with appropriate technical and conceptual skills, encourages critical and analytical thinking, and provides experience in a diverse range of creative visual expression. The introductory stages of the degree are project-based and focus on observational innovation and experimentation with media and concepts. In advanced stages, you are encouraged to develop an individual work methodology that focuses on personal, formal and conceptual development. Emphasis is placed on research and documentation within the creative process. Printmaking Printmaking is a studio-based practice that provides extensive studies of traditional and contemporary techniques, combining the acquisition of skills with conceptual development. Strong emphasis is placed on the inventive manipulation of technical aspects, and their potential to enhance the creative development of individual concepts and imagery. Studios and workshops are well equipped and provide for all methods of printmaking.

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp201
City campus

With this studio-based degree you can study any one of ceramics, drawing, painting, fine art photography, gold and silversmithing, media arts, painting, printmaking, sculpture, or sound. This degree develops multi-skilled graduates capable of working creatively within the diverse industries and cultures associated with fine arts. Studio practice is complemented by studies in art history and theory. In year one, you will study 20th century western art as a foundation for electing from a range of options offered in years two and three. The degree is further complemented by studies in professional practice, and forums featuring artists and art industry professionals. Learning by doing RMIT’s degrees in fine art are all practical and hands-on in nature. Program structure Ceramics The ceramics studio provides a supportive learning environment and promotes individual creative growth through investigating traditional and contemporary ceramic processes and aesthetics. The development of disciplined independence and self-motivation is encouraged through the acquisition of a broad range of technical and creative skills. Drawing A student-centred discipline based on studio practice. The drawing area has been designed to establish strong perceptual, analytical and conceptual awareness within the many applications of drawing in international contemporary art. The discipline includes a program of analytical drawing from the human subject, classes in digital imaging, applications of new technologies, and workshops with conventional materials and processes. Fine art photography This studio area celebrates three centuries of photography. Engage in a broad range of photographic training complemented by theoretical research. Extensive high-end digital production facilities coexist with mechanical photographic hardware. Electronic imaging processes, including fine art printing and advanced colour management practices, encourage and support the development of sophisticated production skills and artistic approaches.

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Sculpture Sculpture students are encouraged to investigate a wide range of materials and processes to develop the direction of their work within a framework of contemporary art practice. In addition to the traditional methods of sculpture, the studio encourages art that might position itself between sculpture and painting, time-based sculpture, installation art, performance, sound and video, or art that draws on the wider possibilities of digital imagery. Sound Courses offered in the sound area include audio technology, sound culture, immersive environments, sound design, technology composition and perception, studio recording, and studio production. Each provides a specific historical and theoretical overview that helps define key aspects of the studio stream. This is supported by technical demonstrations focused on the creative application of technology across a full range of contemporary sonic arts practices. Additional costs You will be required to purchase materials for use in the production of your practical work. Extra entry requirements All applicants are required to submit a portfolio for the studio they are applying to, and to complete a supplementary form to specify their preference. See ‘supplementary forms’ at: www.rmit.edu.au/programs/international/ brochures Portfolio Applicants must specify their chosen studios on the application form in order for the application to be processed. Studio areas of fine art (Ceramics, drawing, fine art photography, gold and silversmithing, painting, printmaking and sculpture) There are four primary selection criteria: » perceived creative potential » level of technical ability » capacity to think conceptually » understanding of art history and contemporary art practice. Students are required to supply up to nine (9) A4 digital prints of their work. Alternatively, work may be submitted as electronic media.

Studio areas of media arts and sound The portfolio should indicate the creative potential of the applicant in one or more of the discipline areas. Media arts If students are applying for media arts they are required to supply a compiled selection of work on either DVD or web site URL totalling no more than ten (10) minutes. Scripts and storyboards are not to be submitted; however these may be optionally presented at interview. Sound Students are required to supply a compiled selection of work(s) on CD or DAT of no more than ten (10) minutes. CDs must contain audio files capable of being played directly through domestic CD players. Do not include multiple media—compile work on to one media type only. Pathways Graduates of the following programs may be eligible to apply for exemptions: » Advanced Diploma of Screenwriting » Diploma of Visual Art Foundation studies and visual art students with distinction may articulate directly into the degree. An honours degree is available following the successful completion of the Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art). Honours is a pathway to postgraduate research. Eligibility is based on your level of academic achievement during the degree. Careers Graduates are multi-skilled and can be employed in any number of areas, including studio-based art in the areas of ceramics, drawing, fine art photography, gold and silversmithing, media arts, painting, printmaking, sculpture, sound, online art, video art, public art, installation/performance art and animation; teaching and lecturing; museum and gallery direction and curation; production design, web site design; sound recording, music arrangement, special effects art, video editing, project management; community cultural development, festival curation, cultural diplomacy; and writing about fine arts.

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Fine art
BH052 Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) (Honours) CRICOS code: 006591A Duration: 1 year

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh052
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The honours program consists of specialised and intensive, studio-based studies in the fields of ceramics, drawing, gold and silversmithing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, fine art photography, sound and media arts. It encourages intellectual and aesthetic involvement at an advanced level appropriate to professional practice. Students are assisted in developing their own course of study in consultation with academic staff from their respective studio area. The program provides a critical and supportive environment emphasising independent research and development. Studio practice is complemented by individual and group tutorials and lectures. Program structure » » » » » Honours studio 1 Honours studio 2 Honours studio 3 Honours studio 4 Understanding research and critical contextuality

Academic entry requirements Students who achieve a degree with distinction in the Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) at RMIT, or its equivalent, can apply to undertake an honours year program. You must also include the following with your application: » 400 – 500 word personal statement » research proposal » portfolio.

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Portfolio If applying for ceramics, drawing, fine art, photography, gold and silversmithing, painting, printmaking or sculpture you are required to supply nine (9) colour photographs (no larger than A4) or a CD containing nine (9) images. If applying for sound, you are required to supply a compiled selection of your work on either CD or DAT totalling no more than ten (10) minutes. CDs must contain audio files capable of being played directly through domestic CD players. If applying for media arts, you are required to supply a compiled selection of work on either DVD or web site URL totalling no more than ten (10) minutes. Scripts and storyboards should not be supplied, although they may be optionally presented at interview. Specific requirements for electronic media and collaborations are outlined on the web site.

Learning by doing Design studio projects are a key learning activity in this design qualification and are simulated or live design problems using actionbased learning techniques to enable learning through doing. Different from conventional learning, design projects involve a creative process combining hands-on production (making, drawing, doing) with the generation of ideas and concepts, and involve active industry, student and staff interaction and group work with peer-to-peer learning in a supportive and flexible structure. Project outcomes are not known, but creativity as well as professional practice is promoted throughout the journey. Pathways Graduates of the following programs may be eligible to apply for exemptions: » Diploma of Furniture Design and Technology Graduates may apply for exemptions from the following degree: » Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design) Go straight into the degree’s third year. This enables you to gain two qualifications in four years on a 2+2 model. Program structure The associate degree has four course streams: Design studies Courses look at design and business practice and explore the critical role that design plays in engaging with objects and systems. A significant aspect of these courses is concerned with the future enrichment of people’s furniture experiences. Technology Courses are based upon the inherent flexibility of technological solutions to design ideas. The courses encourage you to experiment and to explore the range of modern technologies open to designers. Design studio The real-life practice of furniture design is replicated in the classroom. Examples of good practice are studied. The studio context opens up themes of the way people live and work and how they construct their lives. You are encouraged to develop designs that meet reallife problems in practical and economic terms. Communication You are encouraged to develop a range of ways to communicate your design concerns and ideas. Emphasis is given to the use of visual and electronic forms of communication.

Additional costs Students may be required to purchase materials such as equipment and tools and may also be invoiced for material fees which cover the cost of additional materials in the classroom. Students should be prepared to pay some conference or exhibition costs. Extra entry requirements All applicants are required to submit a portfolio. Careers International and local manufacturing companies employ furniture designers as consultants or employees in their product development teams. Many employ furniture technologists/developers to create and improve product ranges with their production departments. Graduates who have continued on to the Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design) are employed as designers in design studios and design consultancy firms, or as entrepreneurs making products or servicing other designrelated areas. Research institutions, such as environmental agencies and universities, also employ designers to work on many aspects of products and services. You may also be interested in … » Furniture design and technology (page 40) » Industrial design (page 43) » Product design (page 47)

Furniture design
AD007 Associate Degree in Design (Furniture) CRICOS code: 061154K Duration: 2 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/ad007
City campus

Furniture design at RMIT enables you to design modern furniture while investigating contemporary, cultural and environmental aspects of the professional practice of furniture design. The associate degree combines theoretical content with selected employmentrelated skills so you can gain employment in the global furniture industry. This degree brings together the essential parts of the Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design) and the Diploma of Furniture Technology to deliver design-focused learning with underpinning production and craft knowledge. You will be taught by staff drawn from professional design and production backgrounds, with experience in the development of furniture for commercial production.

Furniture design and technology
C5252 Diploma of Furniture Design and Technology CRICOS code: 070465J Duration: 2 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c5252
City campus

Furniture design and technology is designed to develop your knowledge and skills in furniture production—from development and management of prototypes through to final manufacture. During the two-year program you will develop an understanding of how furniture is constructed, as well as working as a designer in a self-employed business structure, and/or on a prototype developed in manufacturing. The program culminates in an industry show to promote your designs and abilities to potential clients.

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Learning by doing You will undertake learning in a simulated workshop environment and projects will involve action-based learning through designing, developing and constructing your own industry-standard furniture items. This program is practically based, with theoretical and conceptual ideas explored through the making of furniture items. All teachers are experienced practitioners in their fields and bring currency to your studies, with materials, construction, design aesthetics and environmental issues prominent elements of program content. Program structure Core competencies » Develop self as a furniture designer » Establish and maintain safe furniture-making work environments » Establish the design brief » Evaluate furniture design proposals and concepts » Generate design solutions » Produce ideation drawings » Research and select furniture materials and technology » Research furniture styles and movements Other competencies covered: » Apply ergonomics, anthropometrics and proxemic considerations to a product » Apply finishing techniques to custom furniture » Assemble custom furniture » Construct and evaluate furniture prototypes and samples » Construct custom furniture using advanced techniques » Research and recommend machine technology for furniture production » Set up, operate and maintain basic static woodworking machines » Select, use and maintain hand tools for the creation of custom furniture Additional costs You may be required to purchase materials such as equipment and tools and may also be invoiced for material fees that cover the cost of additional materials in the classroom. You should be prepared to pay some conference or exhibition costs.

Extra entry requirements All applicants are required to submit a portfolio consisting of four pieces of work, completed within the last two years, which demonstrate an ability to communicate ideas and creativity, including practical skills. Pathways Graduates may apply for one year equivalent exemptions from the following programs: » Associate Degree in Design (Furniture) » Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design) Professional recognition This program is recognised by Manufacturing Skills Australia. Careers This diploma is appropriate for self-employed furniture designers working in cooperation with other furniture designers, and the design and production of furniture for display or custom production. You may also be interested in … » Furniture design (page 40) » Industrial design (page 43) » Product design (page 47)

Games graphics design The Bachelor of Arts (Games Graphics Design) provides specialist training and theory in computer-generated design with particular emphasis on narrative, game theory and practice. You will undertake courses in design, narrative, imaging, 2D and 3D animation, time-based and interactive authoring and basic computing, programming, maths and physics. This degree was designed in response to industry demand for graduates with strong conceptual, game design and narrative skills. Program structure Digital art Year one Core courses are art media cultures, games studio, imaging, introduction to programming, mathematics and physics for artists. You then select one elective from imaging and animation, and programming. Year two Core courses are advanced imaging in 2D and 3D, design for interactive media, digital painting, lighting and printing and media cultures. You then select one elective from imaging and animation, interactive 3D graphics and animation, sound design, narrative and communications, and programming electives. In addition you select either 3D character: create and animate and special effects, or real-time rendering. Year three Core courses are design studio, interactive digital media project, digital curation and exhibition practice. Plus any two elective courses: » 3D character: create and animate and special effects » Experimental video » Programming » Programs techniques » Scripting language programming » Sound design » Web programming

Games and digital art
BP213 Bachelor of Arts (Digital Art) CRICOS code: 052662J Duration: 3 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp213
BP214 Bachelor of Arts (Games Graphics Design) CRICOS code: 052659D Duration: 3 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp214
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There is increasing demand in the creative industries for digital artists, designers and programmers to work together to produce material for a variety of platforms, including computers, consoles, and mobile devices. RMIT has developed these interlinking degrees to respond to these needs. Digital art The Bachelor of Arts (Digital Art) provides specialist training and theory in computergenerated art in an integrated program that includes history, painting, printing, lighting, 2D and 3D imaging, animation, interaction design, curating and basic computing, maths and physics. This degree was created in response to industry demand for graduates with strong skills in games aesthetics and a clear understanding of the place of games art in the broader historical continuum of image-making.

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Games graphics design Year one Core courses are design for interactive media, games studio, imaging, introduction to programming, and mathematics and physics for artists. You then select either media cultures or programming techniques. Year two Core courses are advanced imaging in 2D and 3D, design for interactive media, 3D imaging and animation, digital painting, lighting and printing, media cultures, narrative and communication. You then select either data communications and net-centric comp, interactive 3D graphics and animation, or sound design. In addition you select either 3D character: create and animate and special effects; real-time rendering and 3D games programming; or programming techniques. Year three Core courses are design studio, interactive digital media project, and web 3D technologies. You then select one course from the following: » 3D character: create and animate and special effects » Alternate animation » Programming » Sound design » Web development technologies » Web programming » Web servers and web technology and one course from the following: » Digital curation and exhibition practice » Experimental video » Operating systems principles Pathways Graduates of the following program who are accepted into the Bachelor of Art (Digital Art) or Bachelor of Art (Games Graphics Design) may be eligible to apply for exemptions: » Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media

Careers Graduates will be able to work in the games industry and, more generally, in the creative and computer graphics industries. In addition, graduates of games graphics design and digital art will be well placed to start their own companies and artistic and curating careers. The degrees provide regular learning interaction with students of both degrees in a studio that reflects the practice of the electronic games industry. Upon completion of the degree, graduates will have acquired aesthetic and technical abilities within the disciplines of art and design. This provides graduates with an opportunity to enter the industry as animators, 3D visualisers and modellers, interface designers, producers, art directors, game designers, educators, researchers, and digital artists. You may also be interested in … Animation and interactive media (page 32) Creative industries (page 33) Interactive digital media (page 44) Multimedia systems (design) (page 86) Computer science (games, graphics, and digital media) (page 80) » Games and graphics programming (page 83) » Information technology (multimedia design) (page 84) » » » » »

Program structure Year one First year introduces and extends knowledge of typography, finished art, digital design, reprographics and prepress, design concept and theory along with drawing and illustration. Aligned courses cover copyright, ethical practice, industry knowledge, and health and safety. Year two You will consolidate technical knowledge and skills developed in year one, as well as further develop design language and abilities. Web design and 3D packaging are also offered. All practical projects are aimed towards the production of a graphic portfolio that will be completed and presented to industry at the end of the year. Units addressing sustainability and promoting the business are also delivered. Students are placed in industry for three weeks in a practical placement unit. Most classes take place in a computer laboratory. The structure of the program ensures a number of projects are addressed across courses in order to simulate the production process followed in industry. Portfolio Applicants should include a range of design and practical works in their portfolio, which may include technical and product drawings, illustrations, layouts and sketches. However, other material that indicates an ability to undertake the program can be included. A minimum of 12 pieces of work should be submitted in a portfolio. Pathways Graduates may apply for exemptions from the following programs: » Bachelor of Arts (Animation and Interactive Media) » Bachelor of Design (Communication Design) Careers Graphic artists, Mac operators and finished artists may specialise in a number of fields, including corporate design, book and magazine layout, advertising, television, film set and exhibition design. They may work as members of a design team in agencies and design studios, or alone undertaking freelance or consultancy work. You may also be interested in … » Advertising (page 68) » Communication design (pages 32, 33) » Design (page 34)

Graphic design
C5230 Diploma of Graphic Design CRICOS code: 067318B Duration: 2 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c5230
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This qualification is designed to develop your skills and knowledge to enable you to pursue a career in the graphic design industry in a range of positions, or to work as an independent graphic artist in Australia or overseas. The focus of the program is to provide a strong technical expertise in finished art, as well as to develop an understanding of design concept development and the design process. There is a strong emphasis on becoming an expert user of industry standard software (InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop). The program is intensive in order to have industry-ready graduates within two years. Basic computer skills (Mac), drawing skills, time management and organisational skills would be advantageous.

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Industrial design
BP195 Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design) CRICOS code: 006847D Duration: 4 years

Studies module Looks at the history and theory of design and the role that design plays in the way we construct and interpret our cultural conditions. Seen as a progression through eight semesters, the degree provides space for you to develop your own territory in design. The first three semesters build the foundation for design practice at a skills level and in the construction of, and navigation through intellectual frameworks. Semesters four, five and six simulate the professional practice of design and offer advanced contexts of design practice. You will engage in activities that are framed either by the research activities of staff or by invited industry guests, and be involved in a suite of technology and theory courses. The studios are student driven, and achieve two objectives. First, the range of specific studio experiences helps you clarify which career direction will be the most promising and stimulating. Second, you will choose studios from the wider common pool on offer in fashion, interior design, landscape architecture and architecture. Again, you are able to actively define your unique professional tendency. Semesters seven and eight are dedicated to one major project. In Pre Major Project 7 you will clarify, research and explore your individual project topic, then in Major Project 8 you have the opportunity to execute this project to a high degree of resolution and sophistication. Additional costs You can expect to spend approximately AU$1 000 on materials per year depending on the nature of projects undertaken and materials selected. Extra entry requirements Portfolio Eight to 10 pieces that best represent the ability, interest and design skills of the applicant, including freehand sketches, photographs and digital images should be included. July entry July (mid year) intake is available only to students who are granted course exemptions or advanced entry on the basis of previous study of either one or three semesters.

Pathways Graduates of the following programs may be eligible to apply for exemptions: » Associate Degree in Design (Furniture) » Diploma of Furniture Design and Technology » Diploma of Product Design Professional recognition Graduates are eligible for membership of the Design Institute of Australia. Careers Dynamic career opportunities for graduates within a global arena with manufacturing companies in Australia and overseas who employ industrial designers in their product development teams, as designers in design studios and design consultancy firms or as entrepreneurs developing products and services. Recent graduates have also found employment as special effects designers, set designers, exhibition designers, and packaging designers, and in a broad spectrum of cross-disciplinary roles ranging from event management to working with fashion designers, architects and artists. There is also a career path with research institutions, such as environmental or government agencies. You may also be interested in … » » » » » Furniture design (page 40) Furniture design and technology (page 40) Product design (page 47) Engineering technology (pages 90 –107) Mechanical engineering (page 105)

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp195
City campus

Industrial design is crucial in contemporary society, linking industry and economy with people, culture, society and environment. The work of industrial designers impacts the lives of everyone, everywhere. Since its inauguration in 1949, the industrial design degree at RMIT has been at the forefront of articulating the needs of society, culture and environment by educating designers of products, services and systems who are mindful of technological and social change. Today the degree offers design education and research opportunities in sustainable and ethical design, product/service/systems design, scenario and interaction design alongside established product and furniture design practices. Learning by doing You are encouraged to enter into internships or to work within the design industry to broaden your learning experience. Program structure Study in this degree mirrors the practice of real design at Australian and international level. There are four modules. Studio module Looks at design and business practice and explores the critical role that design plays in engaging with objects and systems. The real-life practice of design is replicated in the classroom where themes of the way people live and work and how they construct their lives are explored. Technology module Considers the nature of technological constructs and promotes the notion of material as a plastic medium. You are encouraged to approach the materiality of objects and systems in an experimental fashion. Communication module The skills for visualisation and communication are developed and are treated as ‘ways’ of designing in themselves.

Please refer to page 17 for English language entrance requirements. Details on teaching methods and assessment can be found on page 10.

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Interactive digital media
C6087 Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media CRICOS code: 06659G Duration: 1 year

Advanced diploma The advanced diploma is designed to deepen your knowledge and skills in the areas of screen and media. You must complete the diploma before entering the advanced diploma. Please note: there are two plans, which allow you to focus on your studies in either multimedia or screen. Multimedia plan The advanced diploma is designed to further refine your knowledge and skills in the following key areas: » Advanced interactivity » Concept development » Games » Group productions » Independent production » Sound design Screen plan Here, you will be introduced to cinematography (16mm and video) and post-production sound, as well as art direction and design, specifically to assist with raising production values. You will also be introduced to independent producing to assist with transition into the world of film and television production: » Art direction and design » Cinematography » Concept development » Directing » Genre studies » Independent producing » Post-production » Post-production sound and design » Production » Scriptwriting » Special effects (VFX) The emphasis is on innovative program content, high production values, teamwork, professionalism and industry knowledge. Extra entry requirements Applicants are required to submit a portfolio.

Pathways Graduates of the Diploma of Interactive Media may progress to the Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media. Graduates may apply for exemptions from the following programs: » Bachelor of Arts (Animation and Interactive Media) » Bachelor of Arts (Digital Art) » Bachelor of Art (Fine Art) » Bachelor of Arts (Games Graphic Design) » Bachelor of Communication (Media) Careers Graduates possess aesthetic maturity and technical abilities within the creative disciplines of design, media and art and have entered industry as graphic designers, animators, 3D visualisers and modellers, web designers, interface designers, DVD designers, producers, art directors, video producers, sound designers, game designers, teachers, researchers and digital artists. While many are employed within companies, others instigate their own successful freelance practices though industry networks developed during their studies. You may also be interested in … Animation and interactive media (page 32) Creative industries (page 33) Digital arts (page 41) Games graphics design (page 41) Computer science (games, graphics, and digital media) (page 80) » Information technology (multimedia design) (page 84) » » » » »

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c6087
C5216 Diploma of Screen and Media CRICOS code: 065160B Duration: 1 year

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c5216
C5218 Diploma of Interactive Digital Media CRICOS code: 066394J Duration: 1 year

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c5218
City campus

RMIT is renowned as Australia’s leader in multimedia and new media education. These programs provide the broad base necessary to develop a career within the art, design, screen and media industries. A creative and supportive environment of artistic and intellectual investigation is provided while maintaining active links with industry. Students and staff associated with this program have exhibited in festivals and conferences locally and internationally, including Cannes, Siggraph, MILIA and Annecy. Program structure Applicants will typically apply for the diploma and complete the suite of two programs over two years full-time. Diploma The Diploma of Interactive Digital Media prepares you for the industry with training in computer-generated art and design incorporating: » Design and presentation » 2D imaging design » 2D animation » Video and screen » Interactive design » 3D digital environments and models » Creative collaboration » Digital visual effects

Multimedia systems (design)
BP153 Bachelor of Design (Multimedia Systems) CRICOS code: 040966C Duration: 4 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp153
City campus

See page 86 (Computing and information technology) for program details.

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Photography
BP117 Bachelor of Arts (Photography) CRICOS code: 006593K Duration: 3 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp117
City campus

This degree encourages and supports the interrogation of the discipline of photography through practical, theoretical and conceptual investigations and enables you to develop a range of skills relevant to the diversifying creative and commercial photographic industries. There is a wide variety of study options and specialisations, including studio, portraiture, fashion, scientific, documentary and location, and you are encouraged to pursue your interests throughout the degree. An investigation into the cultures of photography is offered at all year levels, and forms the basis for developing an understanding of where your own practice will be situated within the broadening culture of local, national and international photographic interests. Learning by doing All studio/practice-based courses simulate workplace practices, and tutorials help you to develop key workplace skills and knowledge. Industry guest speakers are included in second and third years. Professional photographers mentor final year students and graduate portfolios are assessed by a panel that includes an industry practitioner. Program structure The first year introduces you to commercial photographic techniques, equipment, materials and processes, laying a strong technical foundation for future image creation. Considerable emphasis is placed on information technologies at all levels. The second year will advance your technical and creative skills so that you can work independently and collaboratively to create photographic work that is designed to sell products, services or ideas that originates with a client’s need to communicate visually to a target market. In your third and final year you are able to work autonomously, developing your own ideas and using your personal initiative. You are required to form liaisons with the various aspects of the industry in which you wish to engage. Creative, personal, and interpretive work is encouraged.

Second year specialist studies include: » Commercial/illustrative Designed for students who want to engage in the contemporary commercial photographic industries, including fashion, portraiture, architecture and studio photography. It is designed to produce the highest calibre of photographer with the ability to conceptualise and create images that reflect and contribute to contemporary culture. » Photojournalism/editorial This course is designed to produce worldclass graduates in the fields of documentary, editorial, reportage and photojournalism, ready to enter a diverse and exhilarating field whose boundaries cross all continents and peoples. Extra entry requirements Applicants are required to submit a portfolio which should consist of a broad variety of their best photographic work (approximately 15 examples), preferably in CD-ROM format. Work should be presented in an appropriate manner and should indicate conceptual and creative potential. Examples of design or drawing work can be included as extra evidence of creative ability. Pathways Graduates of the following program may be eligible to apply for exemptions: » Diploma of Photoimaging Careers The photography degree prepares you for a range of career options in photography. Recent graduates are working in advertising, fashion, editorial photography, libraries, museums, galleries, education units, film and TV, video production, research, medical research, manufacturing industries, secondary school and TAFE teaching and university lecturing. Opportunities exist as curators, artists, digital production consultants, colour management specialists, workflow consultants, professional photographers and imaging specialists. The range of options for graduates is so broad that you will be encouraged to consider these during your final year of study to ensure you are prepared for a career in photography. Graduates are also encouraged and assisted in seeking international experience. You may also be interested in … » Advertising (page 68) » Creative industries (page 33) » Fine art—fine art photography (pages 38, 39) » Photoimaging (page 45)

Photoimaging
C5228 Diploma of Photoimaging CRICOS code: 066399D Duration: 1 year

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c5228
C4224 Certificate IV in Photoimaging CRICOS code: 066398E Duration: 1 year

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c4224
City campus

The photoimaging programs are designed to build core skills and knowledge in the key functional areas of image capture (studio and location), digital manipulation, output and photographic theory. There is a strong emphasis on industry knowledge, collaboration and professionalism. Learning by doing In the Certificate IV and Diploma of Photoimaging, practical learning activities take place in studios, on location, in classrooms and in computer labs. Program structure Applicants typically apply for the certificate IV and complete the suite of two programs over two years full-time. Certificate IV This course is designed to reflect the role of individuals working as a photographer’s assistant, who apply a broad range of skills including lighting, image capture, enhancements, manipulation and output. Areas of study include: » Colour theory » Design » Digital output and printing » Image capture in response to a brief » Lighting techniques » Occupational health and safety » Research practice

Please refer to page 17 for English language entrance requirements. Details on teaching methods and assessment can be found on page 10.

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Diploma The Diploma of Photoimaging is for photoimaging practitioners who have a sound theoretical knowledge base and use a range of specialised and technical competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate photoimaging services. It is relevant to a range of industry contexts, such as commercial, domestic portrait, media, wedding, illustrative, institutional and art photography. Subject areas include: » Advanced lighting » Colour management » Innovation and presentation » Interactive media and web environments » Photo images for media, publication and technical purposes » Styling » Visual communication » Work practices The certificate IV must be completed prior to the diploma. Extra entry requirements Applicants are required to submit a portfolio of work in CD-ROM format, which should contain a minimum of 16 and a maximum of 20 photographic prints to demonstrate photographic skills in camera and darkroom, a sense of design, and clarity of image. The ability to work around a theme or style will be viewed favourably. Pathways Graduates of the Certificate IV in Photoimaging may progress to the Diploma of Photoimaging. Graduates may apply for exemptions from the following program: » Bachelor of Arts (Photography) You may also be interested in … » Creative industries (page 33) » Fine art—fine art photography (pages 38, 39) » Photography (page 45)

Printing and graphic arts (digital production)
C5186 Diploma of Printing and Graphic Arts (Digital Production) CRICOS code: 056778J Duration: 1 year

Printing and graphic arts (multimedia)
C5192 Diploma of Printing and Graphic Arts (Multimedia) CRICOS code: 059155E Duration: 1 year

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c5186
Brunswick campus

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c5192
C4173 Certificate IV in Printing and Graphic Arts (Multimedia) CRICOS code: 056777K Duration: 1 year

This qualification will provide you with the skills to identify and apply file management and digital workflows; set digital printing systems to run; and maintain production speeds to quality standards to meet client needs. Program structure » Apply knowledge and requirements of information technology systems in the printing industry » Communicate in the workplace » Create a simple mark-up language document to specification » Develop a digital data template » Digitise images for reproduction » Inspect quality against required standards » Maintain a safe work environment » Operate a database for digital printing » Output complex images » Prepare for variable data printing » Prepare production costing estimates » Set up and operate automated workflow » Set up and produce complex digital print » Troubleshoot and optimise production process. You will be trained to operate large and small digital printing systems across a wide range of materials and products—from cars, planes and boats to supermarket displays and general advertising products. Professional recognition This program is recognised by the Printing Divisional Council of the EPIC Industry Training Board. There is national support throughout the printing industry from the Australian Metal Workers Union (Printing Division) and Printing Industries Association of Australia. Careers Graduates work in a variety of business and print roles within the graphic art sectors such as pre-press, which is the set up for print, and also find work with bureaux securing designs for output.

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c4173
Brunswick campus

These qualifications provide the necessary skills and knowledge in all aspects of digital image design, manipulation and assembly, plus the management practices necessary for digital output to multimedia platforms and other communication media. They provide training for people who work or wish to pursue a career in the sophisticated electronic environment of the desktop publishing and graphic arts industries. You must successfully complete the certificate IV before progressing to the diploma. Program structure Applicants typically apply for the certificate IV and complete both programs over two years full-time. Certificate IV Core units » Access and use the internet » Communicate in the workplace » Create dynamic pages » Design a multimedia interface » Develop a basic design concept » Generate complex imposition Diploma Core units » Analyse information and assign meta-tags » Apply knowledge and requirements of the multimedia sector, OR Apply knowledge and requirements of information technology systems in the printing industry » Communicate in the workplace » Develop a digital data template » Develop document content and structure The certificate IV must be completed before the diploma.

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Extra entry requirements Applicants with evidence of work experience and/or the ability to meet the demands of this program are invited to apply. Pathways Graduates of the Certificate IV in Printing and Graphic Arts (Multimedia) may progress to the Diploma of Printing and Graphic Arts (Multimedia). Professional recognition These programs are recognised by the Printing Divisional Council of the EPIC Industry Training Board and the publishing and creative arts industries. There is national support throughout the printing industry from Australian Metal Workers Union (Printing Division) and Printing Industries Association of Australia. Careers These are recognised qualifications for a career in desktop publishing, graphic pre-press, multimedia development, multimedia graphic design or web site design. You may also be interested in… » » » » » » » » Animation and interactive media (page 32) Digital art (page 41) Games graphics design (page 41) Games graphics programming (pages 41, 83) Interactive digital media (page 44) Multimedia systems (page 86) Computer science (games, graphics, and digital media) (page 80) Information technology (multimedia design) (page 84)

Product design
C5233 Diploma of Product Design CRICOS code: 067094B Duration: 2 years

Additional costs You may be required to purchase materials such as equipment and tools. You may also be invoiced for material fees which cover the cost of additional materials in the classroom and should also be prepared to pay some conference or exhibition costs. Extra entry requirements Applicants with relevant work experience will also be considered. Applicants are advised to submit a portfolio which includes a minimum of 12 pieces of work featuring a range of design and practical works that may include technical and product drawings, illustrations, layouts and sketches. However, other material that indicates an ability to undertake the program can be included. Pathways Graduates may apply for exemptions from the following programs: » Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design) » Associate Degree in Design (Furniture) Professional recognition This program is recognised by the Design Institute of Australia. Careers Graduates may specialise in a number of areas within the scope of product development, branching into areas of computer-aided design, product illustration, CAD drafting, product styling, home wares, model-making, furniture and lighting, toy design, eco design, special effects for film and television or as liaison between engineering and production. Product designers work as part of a design or manufacturing team; alternatively they may undertake freelance work. You may also be interested in … » Furniture design (page 40) » Furniture design and technology (page 40) » Industrial design (page 43)

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c5233
City campus

This is an intensive qualification designed to develop the skills and knowledge that will enable you to pursue a career in the product design industry or to work as an independent designer in Australia or overseas. Starting from a project brief, you will be shown traditional product development techniques and media, as well as the latest industry tools and practices to formulate solutions to design problems. You will be guided through the process of developing new consumer products (such as electrical enclosures, toys or kitchenware) resolving practical, manufacturing and environmental issues. Learning by doing Design projects are a key learning activity and are simulated or live design problems using action-based learning techniques to enable learning through doing. Design projects are different from conventional learning, involving a creative process that combines hands-on production (making, drawing, doing) with the generation of ideas and concepts. The design projects involve active industry, student and staff interaction and group work with peer-to-peer learning in a supportive and flexible structure. Program structure » Address legal and administrative requirements » Apply principles and elements of design » Create 3D surface models using computeraided design systems » Design and construct 3D objects » Design and produce a commercial product from a brief » Design and produce a range of commercial products from a brief to meet market opportunities » Design and produce a product incorporating mechanical/electrical devices » Follow health, safety and security procedures » Generate and transfer complex computeraided drawings and specifications » Interpret and respond to a brief » Make scale models » Manage creative and professional self » Produce and scan complex digital images for reproduction » Produce computer-aided drawings » Produce technical drawings » Research and critically analyse history and theory to inform artistic practice » Use advanced drawing techniques to represent and communicate concepts

Please refer to page 17 for English language entrance requirements. Details on teaching methods and assessment can be found on page 10.

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Textile design
BP121 Bachelor of Arts (Textile Design) CRICOS code: 006851G Duration: 3 years

Year two In second year you are able to specialise in surface pattern design (print) or constructed textiles (knit and weave), and will experience designing for a broad range of project applications using specialist print, knit and weave software. External industry projects and awards are promoted, together with the opportunity for qualified students to undertake an exchange program with an overseas fashion and textile program. Year two students select one elective in this year: painting, digital media, fashion illustration, trend forecasting, pattern cutting, business or marketing, either at the Brunswick or City campus. Year three This year comprises textile business and design, with an emphasis on creating textile products for industry and small business. You will develop key capabilities via industry projects, marketing awareness and preparing a portfolio for interview presentation. You are given real-time projects and awards in this final year to create a portfolio of diverse projects that emphasise your skills and capabilities. Projects with fashion and product design companies, RMIT Architecture, and Communication Design are offered in this year, as well as contemporary bed linen design with Dryen Australia, and jacquard weaving for the Warwick Dreamweaver Award. You also select one elective in this year, with print and knit electives offered as a minor study option. Additional costs Other expenses may apply for this program. A material fee is charged for materials provided in class, amounting to approximately AU$220 in each year. Extra entry requirements Selection is based on portfolio. Portfolio The portfolio should include design projects and resource books that demonstrate interest and abilities in a variety of subjects, methods of application, concept development, drawing and illustration media. Practical work, which includes textile sampling or finished products in weave, knit, print, embroidery, non-woven or other examples of hand-crafted textiles to show an understanding of techniques and materials should also be included. Applicants should be able to demonstrate ability with computer-aided design in project work. The portfolio should include projects where colour referencing, usage and application are shown either in design, textile, drawing or finished project work.

Pathways Graduates of the following program may be eligible to apply for exemptions: » Diploma of Textile Design and Development (Brunswick) Graduates of the foundation program (City campus) are eligible for direct entry into year one with DI/70% score. Professional recognition Graduates are eligible for student and associate membership of the Design Institute of Australia. Careers Textile designers form an integral part of a design and marketing team to create original design, develop sample fabrics, identify marketing opportunities and advise on product development strategies. Specialist skills are also required to make decisions about colour, structure, surface texture and pattern, weight and yarn, fabric composition and appropriate methods of manufacture. Fabrics designed by textile designers are used in all aspects of fashion, from streetwear to sportswear, from evening wear to intimate apparel. In homewares and soft furnishings, textile designers create bed linen, table linen, carpets, laminates and decals for ceramics. In the automotive, defence, sportswear and aerospace industries, they are involved in technical textiles, performance testing and smart fabric applications. You may also be interested in … » » » » » » » » » Fashion (page 34) Fashion design and technology (page 35) Fashion technology (page 36) Furniture design (page 40) Furniture design and technology (page 40) Industrial design (page 43) Interior design (page 25) Textile design and development (page 49) Textile technology (page 50)

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp121
Brunswick campus

This degree is unique in providing professionally qualified textile designers for the fashion, interior, automotive and licensing design industries in Australia and overseas. It encourages exploration in design and creativity, as well as developing technical and sustainability knowledge and digital media skills for translating textile concepts into marketable products. You can specialise in surface pattern (print) or constructed textiles (knit and weave) and will undertake a range of projects that will result in a professionally presented portfolio of work. You also take part in industry-related projects and develop communication, small creative enterprise and computer-aided textile design (CATD) skills to meet global industry needs for successful future employment. Learning by doing You will be placed with a supervisor in a textile or fashion organisation in the first half of the final year. Work-integrated learning (WIL) comprises on-site work experience and insight into the company’s design and business operations together with a 60-hour workplace assignment which is an assessable component of the textile business and careers course. Placements are made with a diverse range of organisations such as Country Road, Dryen, Warwick, Mill&Mia, Akira Isogawa, Linen House, AutoFab, Nicola Cerini, and Arabella Ramsay. Program structure Year one First year provides a broad introduction to the components of textile design. You will experience hands-on printing, weaving and machine knitting in textile workshops, and you will use Photoshop (and later Illustrator) software for repeat design and storyboarding. In textile studio you will undertake repeat design, develop croquis, colour, media and illustration techniques; create resource books; and develop portfolio and presentation skills. The emphasis is on learning a range of design processes, plus the colour, technical and mark-making skills necessary for developing visual concepts through to textile sampling and CATD simulations.

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Textile design and development
C6082 Advanced Diploma of Textile Design and Development CRICOS code: 064390G Duration: 3 years

Program structure Compulsory courses » Analyse fashion industry textiles to guide commercial development » Analyse textile design influences » Analyse use of colour in textiles » Assist in the development of textile designs » Create and produce textile designs for commercial production » Develop textile designs and specifications » Develop textile designs using computerbased design programs » Identify fibres and fabrics » Identify fibres, yarns and textile materials and their uses in textile production » Implement and monitor OHS in the workplace » Manage production processes » Prepare stencils and screens for printing » Produce machine knit samples » Produce woven samples » Produce woven tapestry samples » Research and evaluate processes and products » Research commercial development of textiles » Work in the textiles industry Electives include » Develop and implement a sales or marketing plan » Apply electronic systems to textile design and production » Develop a textile product range » Complete a business plan » Manage finances Additional costs Other expenses may apply for this program. A material fee is charged for materials provided in class. This amounts to approximately AU$740 per year.

Extra entry requirements Selection will be based on portfolio. Portfolio Drawings that demonstrate interest and abilities in a variety of topics and methods of approach, design work backup and developmental work, as well as some finished art work (photographs of work, slides or prints where necessary). You may include selected examples of finished products or samples (printed garments or fabrics you have produced) to show your understanding of techniques and materials. The portfolio should include work books showing design processes used and conclusions reached. A minimum of 12 pieces of work should be submitted in a portfolio. Pathways Graduates may apply for exemptions from the following program: » Bachelor of Arts (Textile Design) Professional recognition The programs are recognised and supported by the Textile, Clothing and Footwear Industries Training Accreditation Board. Careers Graduates have a range of career pathways involving the research and development of commercial textile design and textile products for the textile industry. Opportunities for employment include self-managing textile designers, textile product designers, production managers, textile artists and small business operators. You may also be interested in … » » » » » » Fashion (page 34) Fashion design and technology (page 35) Fashion technology (page 36) Interior design and decoration (page 24) Textile design (page 48) Textile technology (page 50)

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c6082
Brunswick campus

This program provides the skills and knowledge needed to become a textile designer and producer involved in the design and production of textiles such as screen-printed, woven, knitted, tapestry and experimental textile products. It provides training pathways into the commercial textile industry, with a focus on developing the skills and knowledge to be a self-directing textile designer and maker through areas such as developing design and production specifications, negotiating design and production development with clients, and managing design and production processes to create commercial textile designs. You can choose to specialise in the areas of weaving, textile screen printing, machine-knitting, tapestry, weaving and experimental textiles. Coursework is in a simulated industry environment with access to textile screen printing, weaving, tapestry weaving and machine knitting studios. Practical, industrybased projects utilise skills such as digital design and production programs for producing textile samples. Learning by doing Work on a number of design briefs that simulate working in the textile design industry. In second year undertake work-integrated learning (WIL) projects that are set by members of the textile industry. These designs are then followed through, by industry partners, from concept to delivery of the end product.

Please refer to page 17 for English language entrance requirements. Details on teaching methods and assessment can be found on page 10.

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Textile technology
BP123 Bachelor of Applied Science (Textile Technology) CRICOS code: 025154J Duration: 3 years

Year three » » » » » » » Applied management CAD/CAM in fashion and textiles Fashion and textiles marketing Major projects Supply chain management Textile quality management One textile technology elective

Visual art
C5234 Diploma of Visual Art CRICOS code: 065963M Duration: 2 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c5234
City campus

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp123
Brunswick campus

This degree provides the skills and knowledge needed for a professional career in the textile industries, including sportswear and performance apparel, interior textiles, automotive textiles, fashion and advanced technical materials. You will focus on the theory and practical applications in the areas of product development, product design, product engineering, global marketing and management in wide areas of textiles and will build your expertise and knowledge of yarn, knitted, woven and non-woven fabrics and related processes, colour theory and product development, design and evaluation. Product development studies incorporate the latest computer-aided design systems, which enable you to create, develop, trial and evaluate new product design in a simulate commercial environment. Learning by doing You will undertake industry research as part of your major project studies. Program structure Year one » » » » » » » » » » » » » » » Chemistry for textiles Fabric technology Introduction to IT for textiles Textile colouration and modification Textile materials Textile mathematics Yarn technology One textile technology elective

Common core subjects are undertaken with fashion technology and fashion and textiles merchandising courses, including applied management, supply chain management, CAD/CAM for fashion and textiles, and major projects. Staff are qualified specialists in the various fields of textile technology including IT, CAD/CAM, product development and evaluation, marketing and management. Additional costs Other expenses may apply for this program. Careers Graduates are employed in the areas of textile fabrics manufacturing, textile marketing and management, clothing and fashion. Typical employment roles are as product developers, textile technologists, technical managers, research and development managers and quality control managers. You may also be interested in … » » » » » » » » Fashion (page 34) Fashion design and technology (page 35) Fashion technology (page 36) Fashion and textiles merchandising (associate degree) (page 36) Fashion and textiles merchandising (degree) (page 37) Science programs (page 132–141) Textile design (page 48) Textile design and development (page 49)

Visual art is a multidisciplinary diploma spanning painting, printmaking, drawing, sculpture, digital imaging, and installation practice. This program prepares individuals who wish to pursue a career as visual artists or in other creative fields. This is achieved by studying practical and theoretical courses developed in conjunction with the arts industry. The major emphasis is on the production of a portfolio of work that reflects your personal creative enquiry, and the pursuit of excellence, and displays a sequential development, with emphasis on the acquisition of skills in semesters one and two, and the adaptation of those skills to the production of works with a sound personal philosophical base. Program structure Year one Study the following core courses: health and safety, life drawing, art history, general drawing, and elements and principles of design. You will also select three studio specialisations, choosing from digital imaging, painting, sculpture or printmaking. Year two Most of the core units from year one continue, with the addition of arts business practice. You will also select two studio specialisations as major and minor studies, choosing from digital imaging, painting, sculpture or printmaking. This year of study is tailored to the development of a personal philosophy and aesthetic that demonstrates an understanding of visual arts and contemporary art practice. Portfolio Applicant’s portfolios should contain a selection of art work which demonstrates the use of a variety of materials and techniques. In particular it must include a selection of freehand observational drawings. A minimum of 12 pieces of work should be submitted.

Year two Dyeing and finishing technology Industrial textiles Knitwear and weaving production Non-woven production Product development and engineering Sportswear and performance textiles Textile industry and textile manufacturing economics » Textile product development and engineering » One textile technology elective

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Advanced entry July (mid year) intake is available only to students who are granted course exemptions or advanced entry on the basis of previous study of either one or three semesters. Pathways Graduates may apply for exemptions from the following program: » Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) Professional recognition This program is recognised by the Human Services Industry Training Accreditation Board. Careers Graduates will possess the knowledge and confidence to make appropriate decisions regarding their future as self-employed art practitioners, as paid employees in the visual art and crafts industry, or as high level support staff in art related industries. You may also be interested in … » » » » » Communication design (pages 32, 33) Design (page 34) Education (art specialisation) (page 63) Fine art (pages 38, 39) Graphic design (page 42)

Learning by doing In competency-based training the focus is on ‘learning by doing’ and the practise of skills creates a diverse learning environment. Students acquire a broad range of hands-on skills that include 3D design and construction, retail design, exhibition and event design, technical drawing and illustration, CAD, model-making, digital imaging, colour solutions, and photo-styling, alongside the history and theory of visual merchandising. Program structure The focus of the diploma is to provide strong practical skills in visual merchandising, as well as to develop a sophisticated understanding of the display and design process in retail, exhibition and event environments. Year one An introduction to visual merchandising practice and all fundamental display and design skills, including studio practice, visual presentation, illustration, photography, 2D digital design, technical drawing, colour and typography. Year two Advanced display and design practice, photo-styling, work-integrated learning and industry projects. You will also develop sophisticated display and presentation skills for retail, exhibition and events, and receive advanced digital training in CAD, digital imaging and multimedia. Additional costs You may be required to purchase materials such as equipment and tools, and may also be invoiced for material fees which cover the cost of additional materials in the classroom. You should be prepared to pay some conference or exhibition costs. Portfolio Applicants are asked to forward a digital portfolio of work comprising a representative selection of pieces that indicate the appropriate level of creativity and aptitude. This portfolio should be supported by a written explanation of the reason why the applicant believes they are suitable for the program.

Professional recognition A number of professional bodies represent visual merchandising practitioners. Among the peak bodies are The National Retail Association (NRA), the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) and The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA). Careers Visual merchandisers are employed to present and maintain an organisation’s image, service and merchandise to its customers. Visual merchandisers work in retail stores, display production companies and promotional support studios. They may also work as consultants or designers. With hands-on experience in display, product presentation and design, visual merchandisers may move into middle management and management positions. The program has strong industry links allowing you to develop contacts through a mentoring program with a strong focus on learning by doing. Graduates may find employment in the following areas: » Retail » Photo-styling » Store design » Exhibitions » Events » Display products and design You may also be interested in … » Fashion and textiles merchandising (associate degree) (page 36) » Fashion and textiles merchandising (degree) (page 37)

Visual merchandising
C5235 Diploma of Visual Merchandising CRICOS code: 066842A Duration: 2 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c5235
City campus

This diploma will develop the knowledge and practical skills required to survive and flourish in the fast-paced world of the retail, exhibition and event industries. The program has a sharp commercial focus that nurtures and directs your creativity to meet the demanding and ever-changing expectations of these industries. Particular strengths of the program are the practical workshops and outstanding industry connections and engagement. Visual merchandising at RMIT has grown to be the largest, most exciting and effective program of its type in Australia.

Please refer to page 17 for English language entrance requirements. Details on teaching methods and assessment can be found on page 10.

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In every aspect of public life there is an ongoing need for people who understand, interpret and influence society.
Factors such as an ageing population, new social policies, rising consumer expectations and advances in technology are expected to increase demand for community service and social science professionals. RMIT’s community services and social sciences programs specifically address these requirements within the community. You can choose from programs in languages, translating and interpreting, allied health care, policy and research, social and youth work, psychology, and international and social studies. Practical work placements and strong industry connections will prepare you for smooth entry into the workplace. Work placements, field education or internships are undertaken in many programs. They include aged care work, home and community care, criminal justice administration, disability, international studies, justice, legal and dispute studies, policy and research, psychology, social work and youth work. As a graduate, your diverse employment opportunities will include working in government and non-government organisations, as well as the private sector—both within Australia and overseas.

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Criminal justice administration
BP023 Bachelor of Arts (Criminal Justice Administration) CRICOS code: 012347G Duration: 3 years

Professional recognition The degree has been producing high-quality, employable graduates for over 30 years. Using RMIT’s strong links with federal and state governments and the wider justice sector, the degree produces industry-focussed graduates. Careers The career outlook for graduates is excellent. Graduates have been employed in diverse areas and roles including the federal police; customs; community corrections; security management; private security firms; researchers; courts management; state police; prisons administration; prosecutions; child protection; counselling; civil and criminal law firms; administrators; youth justice; dispute settlement; mediation; and forensics. You may also be interested in … » Legal and dispute studies (page 57) » Psychology (page 57)

Semester 2 » Advanced criminal justice theory and application » Honours thesis 2 plus » Theory into action or one of the following electives: Victimology; security and criminal intelligence; professional ethics and conduct; crime prevention; contemporary criminology; justice and community partnerships; terrorism and society; criminal law and procedure A; case management practice; youth justice systems; comparative criminal justice systems; field investigation; administration study; contemporary sentencing; law and criminal justice policy; customs and border security. Academic entry requirements Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Arts (Criminal Justice Administration) at RMIT or an equivalent institution, students may apply for admission to the honours degree of the Bachelor of Arts (Criminal Justice Administration).

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp023
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If you have an interest in crime and justice and are looking to make a positive contribution to this vital and growing area, the study of criminal justice administration is the ideal choice. Crime management is a growth area and RMIT University sits at the cutting edge of the field, with a focus on preparing you for employment. Close links with criminal justice agencies are built into the program design, development and delivery. This degree has been developed in consultation with senior members of the Victorian judiciary, police (Victorian and federal), Department of Justice, and the Department of Human Services Victoria, and is highly regarded within the field. Learning by doing In the final year, a formal supervised work placement of approximately 50 days in criminal justice organisations such as Victoria Police, the Australian Federal Police, Customs and Border Security, Community Corrections, the courts, and local authorities will ensure you gain practical experience. Through field studies, you will gain a better understanding of practices in the workplace. Program structure You will complete a major in criminal justice, a sub-major study in criminal justice management, and field studies. You are also encouraged to undertake streams of study such as crime prevention; crime management; law enforcement; crime and psychological perspectives; global legal perspectives; crime and the criminal law; and children, young people and justice. The degree provides: » an understanding of the criminal justice system and its relationship to other social services, government, and the community for those aspiring to, or already occupying, middle and higher levels of management in or associated with criminal justice administration » a conceptual framework in which professional activities in the criminal justice field may be understood » an understanding of the theories on which criminal justice administration is based and the ability to critically analyse systems and practices. Graduates may continue their studies at RMIT by undertaking honours, master and even doctoral studies in applied criminology and allied fields.

Criminal justice administration
BH060 Bachelor of Arts (Criminal Justice Administration) (Honours)) CRICOS code: 055811K Duration: 1 year

Disability
BP019 Bachelor of Applied Science (Disability) CRICOS code: 012343M Duration: 3 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh060
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The honours program builds on your capabilities acquired through study at degree level and expand your sense of professional identity by providing additional learning horizons and exposure to a more complete range of professional and research practice. The program ensures you operate within a variety of professional environments within criminal justice, adding value to organisations and challenging injustice through enabling skills and knowledge. Program structure Semester 1 » Research strategies—social sciences » Honours thesis 1 » Critical ideas in contemporary social and political theory

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp019
Bundoora campus

See page 121 (Health and medical sciences) for program details.

Disability
BH001 Bachelor of Applied Science (Disability) (Honours) CRICOS code: 037194B Duration: 1 year

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh001
Bundoora campus

See page 122 (Health and medical sciences) for program details.

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International studies
BP048 Bachelor of Arts (International Studies) CRICOS code: 031941J Duration: 3 years

International work practice sequence Explore the inter-cultural and cross-cultural dimensions of international management, social research, public policy, and project management. Elective sequence Choose to undertake specialised courses in areas such as: » aid and development » business, marketing and finance » community services » criminal justice and international policing » human resource management » indigenous studies » international diplomacy and practice » interpreting and translating » local and international law » media and journalism » project management » international education. Entry to these courses is dependent on meeting entry requirements, prerequisites and quotas. Additional costs You will be required to undertake field trips and placements, and will be required to pay for travel and accommodation expenses and any academic fees for the international internship, international field work and any overseas study component of the program. Pathways Graduates of the following programs may be eligible to apply for exemptions: » RMIT’s Diploma of Interpreting (up to six courses) » RMIT’s Advanced Diploma of Translating and Interpreting (up to 12 courses) Students require 70% average in the advanced diploma to articulate. Graduates of non-RMIT translating and interpreting programs may also be eligible to apply for exemptions, depending on the nature of the program and grades. Graduates may continue their studies in this field at RMIT by undertaking the Bachelor of Arts (International Studies) Honours. Careers As an RMIT graduate, you will have highly-developed skills and knowledge that will enable you to pursue a career with business, government and non-government organisations in a range of areas. Opportunities for positions requiring international knowledge and skills are increasing and have created a need for graduates who are highly skilled, inter-culturally attuned and able to think and act globally/locally, as well as being bilingual. Graduates will be able to seek employment with a wide range of institutions that have an international and cross-cultural focus.

You may also be interested in … » Communication (pages 32, 33) » International business (page 149) » Interpreting (NAATI paraprofessional) (page 56) » Translating and interpreting (page 56)

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp048
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International studies at RMIT is Victoria’s most distinctive internationally-oriented degree and is both scholarly and professional. Through the program, you will develop a deep understanding of international affairs, preparing you for a career in international organisations, government agencies and companies in Australia and overseas. This degree attracts students from diverse backgrounds who share an interest in engaging with a rapidly changing international environment. Learning by doing The degree prepares you to apply your knowledge of globalisation, language and culture in international workplace settings. Previous students have completed internships in a wide range of organisations and locations, including Australian overseas missions in Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Paris, and New York; at UN Development Programme offices in Lebanon and the Philippines; with the UN’s refugee agency in Turkey and Washington; the International Organisation for Migration in Vietnam, Egypt and Colombia; with Plan International in the UK and Australia; and with NGOs and project management companies in Melbourne. The program also includes research training that culminates in the international field study; a major research project usually conducted in conjunction with the international internship. Program structure The degree is built around four sequences. International studies sequence Explore global–local interconnections through innovative, problem-based and work-integrated learning experiences. Language and professional communication sequence Undertake specialist studies in languages other than English (choose from Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Spanish and others through cross-institutional enrolment), as well as courses on global language issues and professional communication. International students are able to choose professional English.

International studies
BH049 Bachelor of Arts (International Studies) (Honours) CRICOS code: 049567A Duration: 1 year

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh049
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The honours degree has traditionally been the pathway to a research career through a postgraduate research thesis or directly to professional research outside the education sector. It supplements and distinguishes the undergraduate experience by ‘bringing it all together’ at a more advanced level of analysis and insight. This degree is designed to develop the skills of independent researchers, cultural innovators and critically reflective leaders in government, business, international aid and development, and international education. It facilitates this through the design, research and writing of a scholarly thesis (or in some cases its project equivalent) supplemented with course work that provides a firmer grounding in the field and in broader research methods. Program structure The program has two main components: » Three courses giving you respectively discipline-specific (Nationalism to Globalism), theoretical (Critical Ideas) and research (Research Strategies) grounding plus an approved elective » The honours thesis over both semesters working with individual supervision. Academic entry requirements Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Arts (International Studies) at RMIT or an equivalent degree at an equivalent institution, you may apply for admission to the honours degree of the Bachelor of Arts (International Studies).

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Interpreting (NAATI paraprofessional)
C5116 Diploma of Interpreting (LOTE/English) CRICOS code: 059922D Duration: 0.5 years

Pathways Graduates may apply for exemptions from the following program: » Bachelor of Arts (International Studies) Professional recognition This program is approved by NAATI at the paraprofessional level. If you successfully complete the diploma by achieving 70% or above in the final interpreting examination, you will be eligible for NAATI paraprofessional interpreter accreditation without needing to sit an external NAATI exam. Careers This qualification can help you find work in multilingual communities. In some languages, you may directly enter the interpreting field. You may also be interested in … » Translating and interpreting (page 56)

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c5116
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Interpreting is transferring meaning orally across two languages. Through this diploma, you will gain basic oral transfer skills, as well as an introduction to the role, ethics and professional and contextual aspects of interpreting appropriate to practice at the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) paraprofessional level. You will be trained in transfer skills in interpreting only: the transfer of meaning in writing (translating) is part of the advanced diploma training. Most classroom activities and assessments are practical. The focus is on developing the necessary interpreting skills to enable you to successfully pass the final examination and to work as an interpreter at the paraprofessional level. Program structure Core courses » Interpret dialogues » Integrate bicultural aspects in behaviour and communication » Communicate effectively with professionals, clients, colleagues and others » Maintain effective management practices » Maintain ongoing professional and personal development » Simultaneously interpret dialogues, speeches and presentations (AUSLAN only) Additional costs You may be required to purchase certain textbooks, handbooks and other study materials. English entrance requirements One of the following: » IELTS—6.0+ (no band less than 5.5) (Speaking and Listening bands no less than 6.0+) » TOEFL—Paper based = 550+ (TWE 4.0+) » TOEFL—Internet based (iBT) = overall score 79, minimum 19 in all sections » REW—English for Academic Purposes Advanced 1 plus » A bilingual intake test, as determined by the school

The program consists of 10 compulsory courses. Classroom activities, practicum activities and assessments are a combination of theoretical and practical aspects, which allow you to focus on developing the necessary translating and interpreting skills. Areas of study include: » Discourse studies for interpreters » Discourse studies for translators » Ethics and professional practice » Theoretical bases of interpreting and translating » Context and practice of interpreting (English and LOTE) » Context and practice of translation (English into LOTE) » Context and practice of translation (LOTE into English) Additional costs You may be required to purchase certain textbooks, handbooks and other study material. English entrance requirements One of the following: » IELTS—6.5+ (no band less than 6.0) » TOEFL—Paper based = 580+ (TWE 4.5+) » TOEFL—Internet based (iBT) = overall score 92, minimum 20 in all sections » REW—English for Academic Purposes Advanced 2 and a bilingual intake test, as determined by the school. Extra entry requirements RMIT has approval from NAATI to offer a range of languages, including AUSLAN. These languages are offered on the basis of student demand and upon advice from the Program Advisory Committee, which represents the industry and monitors its needs. Prior to applying, applicants and other stakeholders are strongly advised to contact the school to make sure their language of choice is offered. Not all languages offered in any one academic year will be offered in the full-time and part-time modes. This program has a strong industry base. The practical translating and interpreting courses in the programs are taught by NAATI-accredited and current practitioners. This means that classes may be scheduled after hours or on weekends depending on the availability of such practitioners. Applicants must sit a selection test which is designed to assess the potential of candidates to achieve at least one of the three NAATI professional accreditations depending on their particular bilingual proficiency.

Translating and interpreting
C6067 Advanced Diploma of Translating and Interpreting (NAATI Professional) CRICOS code: 053922G Duration: 1 year

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c6067
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Translating and interpreting is the application of bilingual skills to transfer meaning across two languages, accurately and impartially, in order to facilitate communication in a range of crosscultural communication settings. Translation is transferring meaning in writing across two languages. Interpreting is transferring meaning orally across two languages. The Advanced Diploma of Translating and Interpreting offers advanced training in written and oral transfer skills, as well as advanced studies in the internationally acceptable theory, ethics and professional and contextual aspects of interpreting and translating appropriate to practice at the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) professional level. Learning by doing In order to fulfil RMIT’s work-integrated learning policy and NAATI requirements, you will complete a practicum component. This may be a work placement, simulated activities or a combination of both. Program structure The advanced diploma is best suited to candidates who have an advanced level of bilingual proficiency and general knowledge and wish to attempt NAATI professional translator and interpreter accreditation.

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Pathways Graduates may apply for exemptions from the following program: » Bachelor of Arts (International Studies) up to 1.5 years exemption. Graduates who already have a bachelor degree and who have met the entry requirement of the Master of Social Science (Translating and Interpreting Studies) will be eligible to apply for an exemption of up to one semester. Professional recognition The program is approved by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI), and provides a vocational qualification, i.e. NAATI accreditation, on top of the RMIT academic award when you achieve the prescribed level of performance by NAATI. The program offers three separate NAATI professional accreditations: Interpreter, Translator English into Language other than English (LOTE), and Translator LOTE into English. Careers Graduates are employed as contractors to translating and interpreting service providers or in public and private sector organisations such as hospitals, courts, businesses, government departments, or as independent practitioners. The professional level accreditation is also well known and well-regarded in the international employment market, such as in the business and diplomatic fields. You may also be interested in … » International studies (page 55) » Interpreting (NAATI paraprofessional) (page 56)

Learning by doing In the final year of the degree, you are required to undertake field education of 35 days. The field placement constitutes two courses during which you work under supervision in a legal aid office, the Department of Justice or similar organisation. Program structure Justice, public policy and legal issues are studied from a human services perspective. Year one Acquire a comprehensive understanding of the sociology of law and relevant social science theory as it applies to the justice system and law in the community. Years two and three Acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to perform paralegal duties and understand policy processes in the legal system. You will also develop a solid legal grounding in family law, welfare law, civil procedure, and alternative dispute resolution and international human rights and the law. You will study critical debates relating to how society responds to social issues including substance abuse, criminality and imprisonment. The degree consists of three complementary areas of study: » Social science core » Legal and justice studies » Field education—internship Careers Employment opportunities are primarily in the paralegal field working in private firms, government departments, corporations, council legal offices, tribunals, activist organisations, and community legal services, as dispute resolution professionals and in relevant policy positions. The Bachelor of Social Science (Legal and Dispute Studies) produces graduates who are reflective, aware and ethical practitioners who interpret justice, legal and policy material with the highest standards of critical analysis. You may also be interested in … » Criminal justice administration (page 54) » International studies (page 55)

Psychology
BP112 Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) CRICOS code: 035023D Duration: 3 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp112
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Psychology is a science that sheds light on our behavioural, mental and emotional lives. In the context of a social science degree, the psychology program explores the way social and cultural conditions shape our psychological makeup. This course has been designed as a first degree for people looking for social science studies with a psychology specialisation. It is ideal for those who plan to work in human service organisations, community-based agencies, human resource management, multicultural agencies, and educational settings that call for a grasp of the insights, traditions and practices of psychology and the social sciences. Learning by doing The degree provides you with the opportunity to gain important vocational skills that are transferable across many occupations or places of employment and include communication, policy development, research and organisational understanding and management. Field education is a major feature, working in human service organisations under the supervision of a qualified psychologist. As well as gaining practical experience, field education allows you to develop networks, career opportunities and, for many, employment outcomes in your chosen area of interest. Program structure This degree is based in the social sciences with a comprehensive psychology specialisation, which comprises 11 psychology courses, 10 social science courses and two electives. The combination of core psychology courses with social sciences is a unique feature. Psychology courses cover areas including developmental, cognitive, social and biological psychology, research skills, assessment, personality and psychopathology. Among the social science courses offered are foundational units in environment and sustainability, economics, the self, history of ideas, sociology and politics. In later years, students can choose from a range of social science elective courses for more advanced studies in areas including sociology and social theory, gender studies, mental health and culture.

Legal and dispute studies
BP204 Bachelor of Social Science (Legal and Dispute Studies) CRICOS code: 052088A Duration: 3 years www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp204
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This degree is for those who have a passion for the legal system and want to approach legal change and problem-solving from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Learn about the law from the perspective of sociology, politics, policy and social psychology. Areas of legal practice such as family law, welfare law, civil procedure, and alternative dispute resolution including mediation are also covered in detail. You may take electives in criminal law and commercial law. You will develop skills such as the ability to understand the law, problem solve to a high order and consider law reform options and mechanisms for change in our legal system.

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In the first or foundation year of the degree, you will learn with those from related programs and disciplines. Students seeking to qualify as a practising psychologist must apply either for entry to honours, or an equivalent graduate year of study in psychology. Upon completion of the fourth year (honours), you will meet the basic academic requirement for registration as a probationary psychologist. To become a qualified psychologist, you must complete an additional two-year Master of Psychology. Additional costs Additional incidental expenses may also apply. Extra entry requirements All applicants are required to submit a 400 – 500 word essay detailing their understanding of the program, and their personal goals on its completion. Applicants may also be required to attend an interview. Please contact RMIT University International Services for further information. Pathways Graduates who wish to pursue a career as a clinical psychologist will be eligible to apply for entry to a Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) Honours, or an equivalent fourth year of study in psychology, completion of which will meet the basic academic requirements for registration as a probationary psychologist. Professional recognition The degree is accredited by the professional accreditation body for psychologists, the Australian Psychological Society (APS). APS accreditation of the psychology specialisation is a partial requirement for registration as a psychologist with the Psychologist’s Registration Board of Victoria. Careers Employment prospects for graduates are excellent. This is a vocationally-oriented degree designed to help you obtain employment in the public, private and community sectors. It is especially relevant to those interested in applying their psychological knowledge to a variety of professional and occupational settings, such as child protection, community-based agencies, human resource management, education, welfare and the health sector.

The degree also provides an academic foundation if you wish to pursue a specialist career in clinical, educational, organisational, developmental and forensic psychology. Graduates find work in areas including federal and state government departments; local government leisure services; human resources management; disability services; education ancillary services, including vocational guidance and student counselling support; rehabilitation services; community development programs, dispute mediation, health centres, and services; employment placement and case management; equal employment opportunity program development; and immigration advice and referral centres. You may also be interested in … » Psychology (applied science) (page 129) » Social work (page 58) To become eligible to apply for registration as a psychologist, you need to complete the Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) degree and the honours year.

Program structure You will undertake four 12-credit-point courses or the equivalent in each semester. Many courses, particularly in the first year, are taken in common with students from psychology, international studies, youth work and policy and research. The program comprises five streams of study: 1. A series of foundational courses in the social sciences towards understanding social, personal and family lives, including sociology, politics, social theory, social policy and economics and psychology. 2. A sequence of social work theory and practice courses, which span the four years and which share an explicit set of values and theoretical approaches related to social justice. These cover a broad range of methods of social work theory and practice. 3. Field education, organised in two 36-creditpoint courses undertaken in the second semesters of third and fourth years. Students are placed in community or human service organisations for supervised practice. There are some opportunities for interstate and international placements. 4. Elective courses drawn from social work policy and practice options and from a wide range of electives. These enable students to pursue their chosen areas of interest in some depth. 5. Courses in research, program evaluation and policy development. Additional costs Additional incidental expenses may also apply.

Psychology
BH000 Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) (Honours) CRICOS code: 037200J Duration: 1 year

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh000
Bundoora campus

See page 129 (Health and medical sciences) for program details.

Social work
BP026 Bachelor of Social Work CRICOS code: 012363G Duration: 4 years

Extra entry requirements Applicants are required to provide a personal statement. Professional recognition The RMIT Bachelor of Social Work is accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers, and graduates are eligible for membership of the professional association. Careers Graduates are highly employable in human service organisations, community-based agencies, various levels of government, and increasingly in corporate and private enterprise. Sometimes positions have other titles such as community worker, counsellor advocate, case manager or child protection officer. You may also be interested in … » Psychology (page 57) » Social work and psychology (page 59) » Youth work (page 59)

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp026
City campus

This degree prepares you to work in pursuit of social justice and human rights. As an emerging social work professional, eligible for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers, you will develop your ability to practice in ethical, competent, critical and innovative ways. You are able to undertake the Bachelor of Social Work combined with psychology—see the combined Bachelor of Social Work/Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) double degree on page 59. Learning by doing Field education is a very significant part of social work education and you will undertake two 70-day placements, usually within human and community service organisations. Placements occur in the second semester of third and fourth years.

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Social work and psychology
BP113 Bachelor of Social Work/Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) double degree CRICOS code: 042603C Duration: 5 years

Extra entry requirements All applicants are required to submit a 400 – 500 word essay detailing their understanding of the program, and their personal goals on its completion. Professional recognition The Bachelor of Social Work is accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). The Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) is accredited by the Australian Psychological Society (APS). Careers Employment prospects for graduates are excellent. With a working knowledge of the fields of social science, psychology and social work, graduates are eligible to apply for a wide range of human service or community jobs. Some of the practice areas in which graduates may work include community development programs; community dispute mediation; community health centres; community services; education ancillary services, including vocational guidance and student counselling and support; employment placement and case management; Equal Employment Opportunity program development; immigration advice and referral centres; federal and state government departments; financial counselling; hospitals; migrant resource centres; human resource management; industrial relations; local government; neighbourhood houses; policy and advocacy work; sexual assault centres; trade unions; work design and evaluation; and youth and family services.

Learning by doing Youth work field education is a core component of the degree and provides you with on-the-job experience. In second year you will undertake industry-engaged project work, and in third year you will undertake 35 days of supervised placement in agencies that work with young people. Program structure This degree provides: » knowledge and skills related to the role and status of young people as a basis for youth work practice, advocacy, planning, management and policy decisions » knowledge and skills in working with young people in face-to-face situations » knowledge and skills in youth work policy, planning and management. Current trends in youth work are used as a basis for investigation of the social, psychological, biological and legal status of youth. You will focus on young people’s role in society, in the family, at work and at play. Additional costs Additional incidental expenses may also apply. Professional recognition Youth work is recognised as a relevant qualification by government, community, and private sector employers. Careers Youth workers may work in: » adolescent and youth health services » youth refuge and housing programs » local government » youth justice and crisis centres » peak non-government organisations » culturally and linguistically diverse communities, and migrant resource centres » key welfare services » the Department of Human Services » school support programs » disability services » research » universities, vocational education and training agencies and other agencies of education and training. Graduates have also taken their careers overseas, by working with agencies such as Oxfam. You may also be interested in … » Social work (page 58)

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp113
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The RMIT Bachelor of Social Work and the Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) already enjoy high levels of respect and popularity in their own right. However, there is a demand in the human service industry for a qualification that combines elements of both of these degrees. Social workers and psychologists often work side by side in organisations where a ‘balancing act’ of expertise is required from both areas. Learning by doing You will undertake a 70-day field education placement in the second semester of the third and fifth years of the double degree. The third year placement focuses on direct practice with individuals, families and small groups. The fifth year placement involves the integration of theory and macro-level practice. Placements may be arranged locally, with some opportunity for placements interstate or overseas. Program structure Year one The double degree has a foundation in the social sciences, psychology and social work. Politics, sociology, social theory and economics are core courses shared with students from other degrees, such as global studies and planning. Year two Develop a solid grounding in the theory and practice of social work, as well as cognitive and developmental psychology. Years three to five Expand on the knowledge learned in years one and two, with the opportunity to take elective courses. Field education You will work in human service organisations under the supervision of a qualified social worker. As well as gaining practical experience, field education allows you to develop networks and career opportunities, as well as employment outcomes in your chosen area of interest, including: » community development projects » program and organisational development » evaluation » research » policy development and analysis » health.

Youth work
BP191 Bachelor of Social Science (Youth Work) CRICOS code: 050982J Duration: 3 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp191
City campus

Youth work is about realising justice for young people and securing young people’s wellbeing while recognising their moral status as human beings, their associated rights, entitlements and obligations. Youth work takes place in locations such as local governments, NGOs (health, welfare and correctional agencies), educational institutions and state, federal and international organisations (i.e. UNESCO, UN). Good youth work is concerned with working towards securing environments in which all young people can realise individual and collective capabilities and thrive intellectually, physically and creatively. It involves identifying the different needs young people have for resources if they are to thrive and prosper, including choice about whether to accept or decline those opportunities.

Please refer to page 17 for English language entrance requirements. Details on teaching methods and assessment can be found on page 10.

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EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Education is a growing industry. The demand for highly skilled and trained educators is increasing both within Australia and internationally. RMIT offers teacher preparation programs for early childhood, primary, secondary, tertiary and Technical and Further Education (TAFE). There are also postgraduate and research programs related to education and training. RMIT also provides a broad range of TAFE qualifications—from specially-tailored intervention programs for young people at risk of leaving education, to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) programs and programs for adults and migrants interested in returning to study. RMIT offers collaborative and creative approaches to teaching and learning. We respect the diversity of cultures, and foster responsive and independent learners who are active and engaged citizens prepared to contribute to their own learning and to society. RMIT’s aim is to develop a group of confident learners equipped with the relevant knowledge, skills and capabilities to lead them into further education, training or employment. What makes RMIT different is practical, hands-on teaching and learning. For example, in the Bachelor of Education you will spend a total of 120 days in school classrooms—40 days more than the number required by the Victorian Institute of Teaching. Considering teaching? There is plenty of opportunity if you want to teach. A teaching qualification from RMIT creates opportunity. You will gain skills, knowledge and experience that will equip you to work in classrooms all over the world. Teaching enables you to pursue your passion; to play an important role in shaping the next generation; to work as part of a team; to teach and live abroad, and to pursue a fulfilling career outside of an office environment. So what will you be doing? You will be involved in analysing, designing, implementing and evaluating curriculum. You will speak to parents about their children, employers or professional colleagues about their training, and just about anyone else with an interest in education. You will foster the development of positive attitudes towards learning and an ongoing desire to continue with lifelong learning. You will confidently approach the challenges of an increasingly diverse profession. Industry engagement and training RMIT recognises the value of relevant and innovative education and works actively with industry, government and community partners. Last year, teacher education students completed professional practice placements in Denmark, New Zealand, Hong Kong, the Cook Islands and Thailand. Other education students have spent longer periods of time overseas, combining study with their professional practice. New opportunities are always being explored. For more information on the pathways to becoming a teacher, go to www.rmit.edu.au/teachereducation

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‘Because of assignment tasks in each educational course, RMIT has provided a lot of opportunities to meet primary school students. One of the best things has been to know Australian primary schools and to learn how they are run.’
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Education
BP046 Bachelor of Education (BEd) CRICOS code: 019469G Duration: 4 years

Program structure The degree consists of five components: » Professional studies provide you with knowledge and an understanding of professional responsibilities and standards in the work of educators. » Educational studies provide you with knowledge and an understanding of historical, theoretical and philosophical debates that underpin decision-making and inform educational change. » Essential learnings provide you with essential pedagogy and content knowledge for literacy, numeracy, science and technology, health and physical education, the arts, and humanities. » Professional practice offers experience in the field in a variety of settings, with the focus being to link theory with practical areas of the profession. » Electives for expertise may include early childhood education, arts, middle years, and physical education, or areas of interest. Pathways Graduates of the following program from another institution may be eligible to apply for exemptions of up to three courses: » Diploma of Community Services (Childcare)

Professional recognition Graduates are eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching in primary teaching. Through reciprocal arrangements between registration authorities, graduates can practise as teachers in Australia and overseas. Visit the following web sites: » Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT), which is a statutory authority for the regulation and promotion of the teaching profession in Victoria: www.vit.edu.au » Teaching Australia, an independent national organisation that focuses on teaching and school leadership and is funded by the Australian government to strengthen and advance the teaching profession: www.teachingaustralia.edu.au Careers Graduates are not restricted to working in traditional educational settings. They have the skills, knowledge and experience to also work in private enterprise, government agencies and community service organisations. You may also be interested in … » Education and disability (page 64) » Physical education (page 128)

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp046
Bundoora campus

The Bachelor of Education prepares primary teachers for the twenty-first century. There is a growing demand for highly-trained and skilled educators whose qualifications are globally transferable. The degree offers opportunities to gain expertise in areas such as early childhood, the arts, middle years and physical education. The early childhood pathway leads to registration as a four-year trained early childhood and primary school teacher. Learning by doing You will have a three-week block professional practice placement each semester for eight semesters. Professional practice takes place in school settings and also may include placements in galleries, zoos and hospitals. Fourth year placements are self selected by students and may include rural, interstate and overseas settings. (See www.dlsweb.rmit.edu.au/education/blazing for further information and personal reflections from current students about professional practice.)

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Education
BP258 Bachelor of Education (BEd)— option for arts specialisation CRICOS code: 065388D Duration: 4 years

Program structure The Bachelor of Education (BEd) provides qualification in primary education, with a specialisation in the arts or other areas. The degree consists of five components: » Professional studies provide you with knowledge and an understanding of professional responsibilities and standards in the work of educators. » Educational studies provide you with knowledge and an understanding of historical, theoretical and philosophical debates that underpin decision making and inform educational change. » Essential learnings provide you with essential pedagogy and content knowledge for literacy, numeracy, science and technology, health and physical education, the arts, and humanities. » Professional practice offers experience in the field in a variety of settings, with the focus being to link theory with practical areas of the profession. » Electives for expertise may include early childhood education, arts, middle years, and physical education, or areas of interest. Pathways Relevant TAFE or higher education studies may be eligible for exemptions if appropriate. This is considered on a case-by-case basis with the program director.

Professional recognition Graduates are eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching in primary teaching. Through reciprocal arrangements between registration authorities, graduates can practise as teachers in Australia and overseas. Visit the following web sites: » Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT), which is a statutory authority for the regulation and promotion of the teaching profession in Victoria: www.vit.edu.au » Teaching Australia, an independent national organisation that focuses on teaching and school leadership and is funded by the Australian government to strengthen and advance the teaching profession: www.teachingaustralia.edu.au Careers Graduates are not restricted to working in traditional educational settings. They have the skills, knowledge and experience to also work in private enterprise, government agencies and community service organisations. You may also be interested in … » Education and disability (page 64) » Physical education (page 128)

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp258
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The Bachelor of Education prepares primary teachers for the twenty-first century. There are opportunities to gain expertise in the arts or other areas. Education at RMIT’s Brunswick campus provides a unique opportunity for you to draw upon the expertise of the arts areas of the City and Brunswick campuses with electives from these areas embedded in the degree. You can choose printmaking, painting, drawing, textiles, graphic design, multimedia, short story writing, photography and cinema. Alternatively, you can choose electives from the education area in Bundoora that include early childhood, physical education, middle years, Information Communication Technology (ICT) and Languages Other Than English (LOTE). Learning by doing You will have a professional practice placement each semester. Professional practice takes place in school settings as well as other settings that have education facilities, such as galleries and zoos. Currently, the placement model is based on a three-week consecutive day placement in an education setting during each semester. At the beginning of the fourth year of the degree, you may organise your own placement. Some students select rural placements, placements in the Northern Territory and overseas. (See www.dlsweb.rmit.edu.au/education/blazing for further information and personal reflections about professional practice.)

Please refer to page 17 for English language entrance requirements. Details on teaching methods and assessment can be found on page 10.

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Education (early childhood education)
BP260 Bachelor of Education (BEd) (Early Childhood Education) CRICOS code: 067623D Duration: 3 years

Professional recognition All early childhood qualifications at RMIT are accredited by the qualifications committee of Early Childhood Australia Inc. (Victorian Branch), which advises the accrediting bodies of the Department of Human Services and the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. On completion of the degree, students will be recognised as four-year qualified early childhood teachers and will be able to work in all fields of early childhood. Visit the following web sites: » Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT), which is a statutory authority for the regulation and promotion of the teaching profession in Victoria: www.vit.edu.au » Teaching Australia, an independent national organisation that focuses on teaching and school leadership and is funded by the Australian government to strengthen and advance the teaching profession: www.teachingaustralia.edu.au Careers With new government initiatives to increase provision of early childhood services, there are many exciting career paths open. As a four-year trained teacher you can work as a teacher or director in a variety of settings, including childcare, kindergarten pre-prep and integrated services. There are also related early childhood positions in local councils, toy libraries and resource centres. Management opportunities exist in family day-care schemes, government support services and in the private sector. Skilled early childhood teachers are also much sought after in the international school network. The early childhood field also offers membership, work and networking possibilities in a range of peak organisations, ranging from publications to projects and consultations. You may also be interested in … » Education and disability (page 64) » Physical education (page 128)

Education and disability
BP249 Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Applied Science (Disability) double degree CRICOS code: 060827D Duration: 4 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp260
Bundoora campus

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp249
Bundoora campus

This degree provides a professional teaching qualification to work in all early childhood settings. Learning by doing Supervised placements in early childhood settings are completed in the second and third year of the degree. Program structure You will learn how to plan for the education of children from birth to eight years in a range of early childhood settings. You will be equipped to assess children and link this with programming and planning, based on current early childhood philosophies drawing on both Australian and international field research. The programming will focus on the indoor and outdoor environments and you will develop professional relationships with staff, parents, children and the broader community in which you are working in order to build communities of practice. The degree includes professional practice experiences working with children from birth to two years, and with children from three to five years. In the final year of the degree professional practice supervision will take place within a workplace setting. Extra entry requirements All students undertaking placements are required to have a clear, current Working with Children Check.

The Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Applied Science (Disability) double degree provides a professional qualification in education and disability studies. It covers the skills, knowledge and capabilities essential for successful education of children with special needs and work proactively with people with disabilities, with their families and with other professionals in educational and community service settings. These settings include primary schools, special schools, special developmental schools, private enterprise, government agencies and community service organisations. Students attend lectures and tutorials during the day, and some classes may extend into the evening. Learning by doing Work-integrated learning in education and disability studies adds approximately 15 days per semester and is undertaken in relevant workplace settings. You will undertake supervised professional practice in a variety of educational and disability-specific settings. You will complete a total of 136 days of professional practice. Eighty days will be completed in primary school settings and 56 days in disability-specific settings. Of the 80 education placement days, 50 per cent will be special education settings. Program structure In addition to the four key components of the Bachelor of Education, there are also two major study themes in this degree: disability studies, and professional practice in disability. You will undertake practical placements in educational settings and community facilities that offer educational, vocational or recreational services for people with disabilities.

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Extra entry requirements Mathematics All students undertaking placements are required to have a clear, current Working with Children Check. Professional recognition Graduates will be eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching in primary teaching and special education and are eligible for professional employment in the disability sector. Through reciprocal arrangements between registration authorities, graduates can practice as teachers in Australia and overseas. Graduates can apply for membership of appropriate professional bodies and will be advised of the requirements of relevant organisations during the double degree. Careers Through further study, graduates can enter other careers, including social work or youth work. You may also be interested in … » » » » » » Education (page 62) Education (arts specialisation) (page 63) Physical education (page 128) Disability (pages 121, 122) Social work (page 58) Youth work (page 59)

Physical education
BP041 Bachelor of Applied Science (Physical Education) CRICOS code: 021346G Duration: 4 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp041
Bundoora campus

See page 128 (Health and medical sciences) for program details.

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MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION
In a world with increased media saturation, where everyone wants their news now, there is more and more demand for skilled communicators.
The media and communication industry is rapidly changing and expanding, and particularly with the rise of electronic media, there is now significant crossover between the different professions. Most corporations – public or private – employ media and communications professionals. The School of Media and Communication is at the forefront of media and communication education, research, and practice. It is committed to building an internationally oriented, industry-relevant and intellectually vibrant community of students, professional media-makers and educators, scholars, and creative practitioners. The school offers industry-focused degree programs to undergraduates, with an emphasis on preparation for the long term challenges of maintaining creative, socially valuable and globally informed careers. Graduates are skilled, imaginative and thoughtful, and take the lead in progressing technological innovations, creative applications, and mediating the lives of fellow citizens around the world. RMIT graduates find employment as: » » » » » » » » » » » editors digital artists filmmakers sound technicians journalists public relations professional executives broadcasters newsreaders publishers advertisers.

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‘RMIT offers the best media course in the country. This course really addressed my dream. I am confident that it will bring a huge positive impact in my performance as a professional journalist.’
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Advertising
BP219 Bachelor of Communication (Advertising) CRICOS code: 064394C Duration: 3 years

Additional costs A first year student can expect to spend approximately AU$2 000 on art materials. Extra entry requirements All applicants are required to submit a written response to set questions. A copy of this questionnaire is available at www.rmit.edu.au/programs/international/ brochures It is expected that the extra requirements will be undertaken in supervised situations, for example, at the office of an accredited RMIT University International Services agent or representative. The written requirement is made up of two parts. Part one contains set questions of a general nature about the applicant’s preparation for and knowledge of the Bachelor of Communication and related topics. Part two relates to discipline-specific questions for each of the five streams: advertising; journalism; media; professional communication; and public relations. Applicants may apply for up to three program streams in one application. Both parts of the written task require applicants to demonstrate sound English skills, knowledge of the specific program(s) and personal and professional interest in media and communication. Applicants are also required to submit a portfolio of work. Students who do not have a traditional art or design portfolio are encouraged to apply, but should contact the program area for information. Applicants may be interviewed as part of the selection process. Pathways RMIT’s School of Media and Communication offers the Bachelor of Communication (Honours). Professional recognition This degree is reviewed and accredited by the worldwide industry body, the New York-based International Advertising Association (IAA). Graduates are eligible for the IAA’s Diploma of Advertising in addition to their degree from RMIT.

Careers Advertising graduates are equipped to become innovative advertising strategists, copywriters and art directors. They can work strategically and creatively, locally and globally, and move seamlessly and comfortably across disciplines and organisations that use advertising to achieve their goals. Demand is high for top graduates in major centres, and global long-term employment prospects are good, with particular growth in the Asia–Pacific region. You may also be interested in … » » » » Marketing (page 152) Media (pages 72, 73) Professional communication (pages 74, 75) Public relations (pages 75, 76)

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp219
City campus

Throughout this degree you will have the opportunity to develop problem-solving and analytical skills and will be challenged to seek new and unexpected solutions to advertising opportunities. Working as an individual or in teams, you will initiate, plan and produce effective advertising campaigns that generate attention for brands and products, and build an emotional bond with consumers. You will also develop the skills and knowledge to critically appraise these activities. Learning by doing This degree has strong industry links and a commitment to work readiness. You are encouraged to seek work experience and participate in award shows. Work placements are offered to selected students in final year (third year of the degree). Program structure Professional strand Major areas of study include art direction, campaigns, client management, computer graphics, concept development, copywriting, strategy and media planning, and visual communication. Communication strand » » » » Communication and social relations Communication histories and technologies Communication debates and approaches An approved communication elective

Advertising—creative
BH053 Bachelor of Communication (Advertising—Creative) (Honours) CRICOS code: 048775A Duration: 1 year

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh053
City campus

Contextual studies strand You must complete a major in contextual studies. A major consists of five courses from one of the following fields: » Asian media and culture » Cinema studies » Politics, economies, communication » Literature and philosophy You must also complete three general student electives, usually in different fields from that chosen for your major. The contextual studies component of the degree ensures that graduates bring a broad academic grounding to their subsequent work in the industry. An honours degree is available.

Honours is an advanced applied research program available to outstanding students who have completed a relevant first degree. It provides a research environment intended to develop creative and critical applied thinkers for contemporary media industries. Honours is based in the LABsome research lab, and allows students to undertake applied communications research in the context of reflective practice. (And you will learn what that means in thought and deed!) Project and traditional research is supported, and the lab provides a professional, creative, and collaborative environment for students in advertising, journalism, media, public relations and professional communication to equip themselves with the necessary for their future careers. Program structure Complete all three courses: » Research workshop A » Research workshop B » Communication revolutions: technologies and cultural form and one course from: » Research thesis A » Research project A and one course from: » Honours elective

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Extra entry requirements Students who achieve a degree with an average of distinction in the Bachelor of Communication (Advertising) at RMIT, or its equivalent, can apply to undertake the honours year research program for the award of Bachelor of Communication (Advertising) (Honours). Applicants are also required to submit a supplementary information form, available from: www.rmit.edu.au/programs/international/ brochures

Pathways This program provides a pathway into higher degree (by research) programs offered in RMIT’s School of Creative Media. On completion of the honours year, you may apply for entry into a higher degree (by research) program in a chosen discipline or field. Professional recognition The program prepares you to undertake future study in a postgraduate research program, as well as develop a higher level of attainment in your discipline through a relevant self-directed project. It enables you to demonstrate knowledge of a discipline as a cultural and personal practice, apply knowledge of the industry structure relevant to the area, and adapt your creative practice in a complex and changing world. In addition, it enables engagement with research concepts integrating theory with practice. Careers On completion of the honours year, you can expect to demonstrate a strong competency in a chosen discipline, as well as a capacity to engage in self-directed, project-based learning and development of an industry-ready portfolio for establishing or further developing a career within a chosen creative industry.

The diploma focuses on a range of specialised technical, creative and conceptual skills for use in corporate events, education, installation, screen and other sectors of the audio visual industry. Train in home theatre installation and design, broadcast news camera, short drama video production and editing, production lighting and audiovisual technical direction, music DVD and events production. Learning by doing Certificate IV students complete one week (30 hours), and diploma students complete two weeks (70 hours) of approved industrybased practical placement. Program structure Applicants will typically apply for the certificate IV and complete the suite of two programs over two years full-time. Certificate IV » Attach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single-phase 250-volt supply » Author interactive sequences » Conduct in-service safety testing of electrical cord assemblies and cord connected equipment » Coordinate production operations » Create visual design components » Develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge » Establish and manage production requirements and resources » Implement lighting designs » Install, align and test sound equipment » Mix sound sources » Operate vision systems » Participate in OHS processes » Prepare, rig, test and modify vision systems » Produce and prepare photo images » Promote team effectiveness » Repair and maintain production equipment » Repair and maintain vision systems » Use advanced features of computer applications

Creative media
BH061 Bachelor of Arts (Creative Media) (Honours) CRICOS code: 061181G Duration: 1 year

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh060
City campus

This program has been designed to help you develop skills in your chosen discipline, including photography, animation and interactive media of the music industry. You will produce a self-directed project designed to prepare you for entry into your chosen industry or further postgraduate study. Graduates from this program will be reflective, professional and responsive practitioners with an ability to apply critical analysis and creative solutions in different contexts within their chosen area. Program structure Students complete the following four courses: » Research strategies—design/creative arts » Major project design » Major project implementation » Reflective practice and exegesis plus » Complete one discipline elective. Academic entry requirements To be considered for this program you must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in the discipline of photography, games, multimedia or music industry. To be eligible to undertake the program, it is expected that you will have achieved a minimum of a credit average (or equivalent) in an undergraduate degree at RMIT or other tertiary institution in Australia or overseas. However, in individual cases, experience in the relevant sector since graduation may be taken into consideration.

Audiovisual technology
C5231 Diploma of Audiovisual Technology CRICOS code: 065966G Duration: 1 year

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c5231
C4230 Certificate IV in Audiovisual Technology CRICOS code: 065965J Duration: 1 year

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c4230
City campus

These programs provide training for work in production roles, including audio engineering, event management, technical direction, vision switching, camera operation, projection and lighting operation and design and installation for television broadcasters, event production companies, universities and schools and infrastructure designers and installers. The certificate IV will provide you with a broad range of audio visual technological skills, including audio visual production, video and presentation equipment operation, television studio production, digital photography, location lighting, practical placement and equipment maintenance.

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Diploma » » » » » » » » » » » » » » » » Compile a production schedule Develop a budget Develop vision systems installations plans Edit screen content for fast turnaround Ensure team effectiveness Install and manage network protocols Install or upgrade broadcast facilities and equipment Manage locations for film and media productions Manage projects Operate sound reinforcement system Participate in negotiations Prepare, install and test lighting equipment Provide quality service to customers Set up, record and operate lighting cues and effects Shoot a wide range of television content Specify sound systems

Creative writing
BP257 Bachelor of Arts (Creative Writing) CRICOS code: 065130G Duration: 3 years

Year three Look at concept development, communicating the self, and professional practice, and take a creative writing elective. There will also be a major project and production (36 points), as well as the business of creative writing. Extra entry requirements Applicants are required to provide the following: » A 500-word statement detailing why you would like to undertake the program » A full curriculum vitae (CV) with two written references » A sample (1 000 words) of writing which can be either creative, factual or a combination of both (depending on your area of interest) Pathways Graduates of the following programs may be eligible to apply for exemptions: » Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing » Advanced Diploma of Screenwriting Careers Employment opportunities exist in three broad areas: writing for publication in print and new media; writing for screenplay and script development; writing for and about education and other research fields. With the increasing opportunities that arise from writing for convergent media platforms through interactivity, games and e-zines, the field for writers is expanding. There is also the potential to be self-employed as a creative writer. You may also be interested in … » » » » Journalism (page 71) Professional communication (pages 74, 75) Public relations (pages 75, 76) Screenwriting (page 77)

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp257
City campus

If you are inspired by ideas, creative writing at RMIT will provide you with the opportunity to develop your skills as a creative writer, with emphasis on literacy and creative writing and techniques. The degree offers a range of theoretical and practical approaches to creative writing, spanning narrative theory and creative writing techniques, fiction and non-fiction, literary studies and philosophy, scriptwriting, cinema studies and new media. It offers specialisation in either the area of novel or screenwriting during the second year of the degree, with the opportunity to complete a major written project in year three. Learning by doing Learning activities may include: industry and peer critique of scripts within a writing studio model; presenting a ‘pitch’ to a potential publisher or producer; web-based writing; industry and event management; attending writers’ festivals; and performance and public readings of work. Key staff have strong connections with creative practice. They are authors, screenwriters, essayists, playwrights, reviewers and researchers. Some are working in new media and web-based writing, others are more traditionally located in Australian and international texts through their own writing, teaching and research. Program structure Year one Study the art of narrative, world myths and narratives, introduction to cinema studies, and recent philosophy, modernism and post-modernism. You will also write non-fiction, study contemporary Australian writing, be introduced to literary studies, and write media texts. Year two Choose between a novel writing or screenwriting major. In the novel major, you will study literary non-fiction, literary realism to post-modernism, novel writing studio, and literary theory, as well as a creative writing elective. In the screenwriting major, you will study the anatomy of a screenplay, advanced scriptwriting, authorship, screenplay studio and narrative in the cinema, and a creative writing elective, as well as themes from popular culture.

The certificate IV must be completed before the diploma. Additional costs Other expenses may apply for this program. Prospective students are advised to contact RMIT University International Services for further information. Extra entry requirements Applicants with evidence of work experience and/or the ability to meet the demands of this program are invited to apply. Pathways Graduates of the Certificate IV in Audiovisual Technology may progress to the Diploma of Audiovisual Technology. Graduates may apply for exemptions from the following program: » Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media Professional recognition These programs have an industry advisory group that meets regularly to ensure they are kept up-to-date. Employers wishing to fill audiovisual vacancies frequently contact RMIT. Careers Graduates are prepared for work in production roles in audiovisual (AV) production, AV equipment operation, AV equipment hire and staging, AV systems design, AV installation including home theatre, broadcast radio, broadcast television, corporate video production, education AV support, theatre, multimedia, film production, and hotel AV production and operation. You may also be interested in … » Creative industries (page 33) » Music industry (degree) (page 73)

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Journalism
BP220 Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) CRICOS code: 048668D Duration: 3 years

Communication strand You will be required to take four communication strand courses: » Communication and social relations » Communication histories and technologies » Communication debates and approaches » An approved communication elective Contextual studies strand You must complete a major in contextual studies, consisting of five courses from one of the following fields: » Asian media and culture » Cinema studies » Politics, economies, communication » Literature and philosophy You must also complete three general student electives, usually in different fields from that chosen for your major. The contextual studies component of the degree ensures that graduates bring a broad academic grounding to their subsequent work in the industry. An honours degree is available. Extra entry requirements All applicants are required to submit a written response to set questions that can be found at: www.rmit.edu.au/programs/international/ brochures The written requirement is made up of two parts. Part one contains set questions of a general nature about the applicant’s preparation for and knowledge of the Bachelor of Communication and related topics. Part two relates to discipline-specific questions for each of the five streams: advertising; journalism; media; professional communication; and public relations. Applicants may apply for up to three program streams in one application. Both parts of the written task require applicants to demonstrate sound English language skills, knowledge of the specific program(s) and personal and professional interest in media and communication. Applicants may be interviewed as part of the selection process. Pathways Graduates of the following program may be eligible to apply for exemptions: » Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing Professional recognition The program has the assistance and support of the Journalism Program Advisory Committee, which has senior representatives from metropolitan daily newspapers, broadcast and online media. You will be recognised as among the best in the industry: three recent graduates won Quill Awards—Victoria’s premier media awards—including Young Journalist of the Year. Others were highly commended.

Careers You will be able to work in all fields of journalism, such as metropolitan, regional and suburban newspapers, magazines, specialist publications, radio, television, online and in related areas in the corporate and public sectors. The journalism profession has no single point of entry, so RMIT journalism graduates, with the range of skills they bring to the profession, have an increased likelihood of gaining a job in the news media. Although the focus of the degree is to prepare you for a career in journalism, it can also serve as a general preparation for other careers in the communications field. You may also be interested in … » Creative writing (page 70) » Professional communication (pages 74, 75) » Public relations (pages 75, 76)

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp220
City campus

Journalism at RMIT University’s is one of Australia’s most highly regarded journalism university qualifications. The degree is recognised by those working in the news media industry and by journalism academics around the country. As part of your studies, you will take part in live radio bulletins for community radio, and current affairs programs for community television. In a challenging employment environment, RMIT journalism graduates have a high success rate. Learning by doing In the internship course in third year, you will undertake a work placement arranged by RMIT in an online, print or broadcast newsroom. RMIT’s work placements are supported by Melbourne’s mainstream media outlets, as well as a variety of regional and interstate media. A small number of overseas placements are also offered each year. As well as your work placement, a variety of opportunities are available each semester to gain on-the-job experience from organisations seeking journalism students for paid or voluntary positions. Program structure The degree consists of 24 courses in three strands: Professional strand A blend of practical and theoretical subject areas. The practical courses are designed to introduce the basic skills required for a career in journalism. The core courses include a thorough grounding in the fundamental reporting and news writing skills required for all journalism platforms. You will also learn print, online, radio and television production skills through hands-on experience with the degree’s newspaper and online journal and live radio and television news bulletins. Through theoretical courses, you will learn about the complex ethical issues that confront practising journalists. The theories that underpin journalistic practice, the role of journalism in society and ethics are covered in-depth in specific courses.

Journalism
BH054 Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) (Honours) CRICOS code: 048776M Duration: 1 year

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh054
City campus

Honours is an advanced applied research program available to outstanding students who have completed a relevant first degree. It provides a research environment intended to develop creative and critical applied thinkers for contemporary media industries. Honours is based in the LABsome research lab, and allows students to undertake applied communications research in the context of reflective practice. Project and traditional research is supported, and the lab provides a professional, creative, and collaborative environment for students in advertising, journalism, media, public relations and professional communication to equip themselves with the necessary for their future careers. Program structure Complete all three courses: » Research workshop A » Research workshop B » Communication revolutions: technologies and cultural form and one course from: » Research thesis A » Research project A and one course from: » Honours elective

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Extra entry requirements Students who achieve a degree with an average of distinction in the Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) at RMIT, or its equivalent, can apply to undertake the honours year research program for the award of Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) (Honours). Applicants are also required to submit a supplementary information form, available from: www.rmit.edu.au/programs/international/ brochures

RMIT’s media lecturers are industry specialists and course content is further complemented with guest lectures by external industry professionals. Program structure The degree consists of three strands— professional, communication and contextual studies. The professional strand within media encourages you to become literate in a wide range of media forms. Year one Study how to read, write and publish work— using text, audio and video—in traditional and digital, online, converged and networked media. Explore the creative and critical application of these skills in a wide range of areas relevant to academic study and the media industries. Year two These media literacies are applied to more specialised contexts, where you will choose either film and television or radio as a professional specialisation, and study emerging areas such as networked and interactive media. Year three The emphasis is on advanced project work, which integrates and develops the theoretical, practical and professional knowledge previously acquired. You will function more independently, directing your own learning and producing media projects with an academic and/or industry focus. The communication and contextual studies strands allow you to develop the critical and analytical skills, theoretical knowledge and research expertise with which to better understand and evaluate your own work and the work of others. An honours degree is available. Extra entry requirements All applicants are required to submit a written response to set questions that can be found at: www.rmit.edu.au/programs/international/ brochures The written requirement is made up of two parts. Part one contains set questions of a general nature about the applicant’s preparation for and knowledge of the Bachelor of Communication and related topics. Part two relates to discipline-specific questions for each of the five streams: advertising; journalism; media; professional communication; and public relations. Applicants may apply for up to three program streams in one application.

Both parts of the written task require applicants to demonstrate sound English language skills, knowledge of the specific program(s) and personal and professional interest in media and communication. Applicants may be interviewed as part of the selection process. Pathways Graduates of the following program may be eligible to apply for exemptions of up to one-and-a-half years: » Advanced Diploma of Screenwriting RMIT’s School of Media and Communication offers the Bachelor of Communication (Media) (Honours). Professional recognition The degree is widely recognised by media industry employers as producing industryready graduates. A program advisory committee comprising senior industry figures representing the film and television, radio, internet and mobile media industries meets regularly to ensure this degree’s relevance to the media industry. Careers While the media sector is intensely competitive, RMIT media graduates can be found throughout the media industries within Australia and internationally. The media degree produces graduates equipped for a range of occupations. They find work in the film and television industry, public and commercial radio, journalism, marketing, publishing, academia, the music and games industries, and the government sector. Many also proceed to postgraduate study. The degree has undertaken extensive industry consultation to produce creative and critical media makers, who are also knowledgeable about media industries, theories and practices in Australia and internationally. You will be able to initiate, create and evaluate media productions and applied research, work collaboratively, direct and evaluate your own learning and understand a range of media.

Media
BP221 Bachelor of Communication (Media) CRICOS code: 048667E 3 years

Duration:

BP221ACC Bachelor of Communication (Media) CRICOS code: 055813G Duration: 2.5 years (in July only)

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp221
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This degree provides the skills and knowledge to enable you to meet the challenges posed by contemporary media. It emphasises project and collaborative work and integrates practical production with creative practice, critical reflection and individual experimentation in a context of solid professional and industry knowledge. It will provide you with a broad knowledge of all aspects of media, and put you in a strong position to be able to pursue your specific career direction. The distinctive integration of professional training and academic study exposes you to all facets of production, and allows you to learn how to analyse media products in broader historical, critical and cultural contexts. Learning by doing You will have unique opportunities for production beyond the classroom. RMITV is a student-run television and video production house, which broadcasts programs on Channel 31. SYN FM has a full-time broadcast licence and you will make a significant contribution to its programming. Media students also work with Melbourne’s largest independent radio broadcaster 3RRR FM where you will have access to the latest production and postproduction technology. Video projects are shot using professional cameras, and edited in one of 20 post-production suites. You also have access to a fully-equipped television studio. Film production is available as an option in third year. Radio studios are equipped with the latest industry-standard recording and editing software. You also work in specialised media computer labs for classes in online media production and integrated media.

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Common career destinations include: » Film and TV: directors, producers, directors of photography, screenwriters, camera operators, sound recordists, sound and picture editors, post-production supervisors, production managers, first assistant directors, art directors, casting agents and video artists. Program formats include feature films, short films, TV series, TV commercials, TV studio productions, music videos, news and current affairs programs, film and TV documentaries and corporate videos. » Radio: presenters, producers, programmers, station managers, studio directors, journalists and editors for commercial, government or community broadcasters. » Internet and mobile media: web site developers, content developers, writers, managers and publishers, DVD and games producers, developers and authors, and multimedia artists. » Screen culture: film festival curators and project managers, film critics, journal and magazine editors, distributors and venue coordinators. RMIT graduates can also be found in media policy development for government and industry, media research, sponsorship and management. You may also be interested in … » » » » Creative industries (page 33) Journalism (page 71) Professional communication (pages 74, 75) Screen and media (page 44)

Media
BH055 Bachelor of Communication (Media) (Honours) CRICOS code: 048777K Duration: 1 year

Music industry
BP047 Bachelor of Arts (Music Industry) CRICOS code: 065131G Duration: 3 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp047
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www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh055
City campus

Honours is an advanced applied research program available to outstanding students who have completed a relevant first degree. It provides a research environment intended to develop creative and critical applied thinkers for contemporary media industries. Honours is based in the LABsome research lab, and allows students to undertake applied communications research in the context of reflective practice. (And you will learn what that means in thought and deed!) Project and traditional research is supported, and the lab provides a professional, creative, and collaborative environment for students in advertising, journalism, media, public relations and professional communication to equip themselves with the necessary for their future careers. Program structure Complete all three courses: » Research workshop A » Research workshop B » Communication revolutions: technologies and cultural form and one course from: » Research thesis A » Research project A and one course from: » Honours elective Extra entry requirements Students who achieve a degree with an average of distinction in the Bachelor of Communication (Media) at RMIT, or its equivalent, can apply to undertake the honours year research program for the award of Bachelor of Communication (Media) (Honours). Applicants are also required to submit a supplementary information form, available from: www.rmit.edu.au/programs/international/ brochures

This degree enables you to interrogate the disciplines of the music industry through practical, theoretical and conceptual investigations. You will develop knowledge and skills in music performance, sound recording and production, and music business. It includes courses dealing with current issues and practices in the music industry; optional courses in either performance practice and presentation skills or specific business areas; linked concept development and fully realised projects; and industry-based field experience. The program is studied in a range of flexible modes, including lectures, workshops, master classes and negotiated projects. Learning by doing The final semester in year three involves an industry placement. Program structure Year one Eight courses, including workplace communication, computer sound production, marketing principles, sound design, media cultures, design studio, musical performance and entrepreneurial ventures. Year two Eight courses, including contemporary and legal issues in the music industry, pathways into music industry practice, the global musician, concept development, music style overview, and performance or business electives. Year three Major project and production, and elective, practical experience: semester-long industry placement for the second half of final year. Additional costs Other expenses apply for most programs. Prospective students are advised to consult the school for further information.

Please refer to page 17 for English language entrance requirements. Details on teaching methods and assessment can be found on page 10.

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Pathways Graduates of the following programs may be eligible to apply for exemptions: » Diploma of Creative Industries » Diploma of Music Industry (Technical Production) » A diploma or advanced diploma of music—practical, sound production, music business (available at other institutions) or equivalent Careers Graduates are employed in a variety of areas leading to middle and upper management within the broad music industry. Completion of the degree offers an opportunity to move from music performance, sound production and music business into employment in the performing arts industry, through industrybased projects and placement. You may also be interested in … » Audiovisual technology (page 69) » Creative industries (page 33) » Fine art—sound (pages 38, 39)

Program structure The degree consists of three strands: professional, communication and contextual studies. The majority of courses are in the professional strand. Year one Undertake courses in journalism and public relations to establish foundation skills in professional writing, news report writing, media kit production and campaign strategy development. Year two Develop skills in writing, editing and publishing a range of media texts, such as audio, video and networked forms. Year three Elect one, and possibly two, of three professional fields, further developing your foundation level skills. You will also have the opportunity to take part in a project that makes use of media and communication skills and knowledge developed throughout the degree. You can undertake specialisations in: » Online, television or radio production » Print or broadcast journalism » Strategies and practices of public relations Communication strand Alongside the professional strand, you will undertake compulsory courses that provide an overview of perspectives and issues within the broad field of communication studies. Contextual studies strand These courses provide an understanding of the application of media and communication in its broader, social context. You must complete a major in contextual studies. A major consists of five courses from one of the following fields: » Asian media and culture » Cinema studies » Politics, economies, communication » Literature and philosophy The communication and contextual studies strands allow you to develop the critical and analytical skills, theoretical knowledge and research expertise with which to better understand and evaluate your own work and the work of others. An honours degree is available.

Extra entry requirements All applicants are required to submit a written response to set questions that can be found at: www.rmit.edu.au/programs/international/ brochures The written requirement is made up of two parts. Part one contains set questions of a general nature about the applicant’s preparation for and knowledge of the Bachelor of Communication and related topics. Part two relates to discipline-specific questions for each of the five streams: advertising; journalism; media; professional communication; and public relations. Applicants may apply for up to three program streams in one application. Both parts of the written task require applicants to demonstrate sound English language skills, knowledge of the specific program(s) and personal and professional interest in media and communication. Applicants may be interviewed as part of the selection process. Pathways Graduates are well placed to take up further study to pursue a particular research interest through the Bachelor of Communication (Honours). Careers Graduates work in a wide variety of occupations for which there is no single definitive qualification, such as media liaison, media research, marketing or corporate and government communications. Some work as specialists in journalism, television, radio production and public relations. Students in the professional communication degree come from many parts of the world, and past graduates are employed in Australia, Asia and Europe. You may also be interested in … » » » » » » » Advertising degree (page 68) Creative writing (page 70) Journalism (page 71) Marketing (page 152) Media (pages 72, 73) Public relations (pages 75, 76) Screenwriting (page 77)

Professional communication
BP222 Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication) CRICOS code: 048665G 3 years

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BP222ACC Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication) CRICOS code: 048722C Duration: 2.5 years (in July only)

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp222
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RMIT delivers one of the premier professional communications degrees in Australia. By experiencing journalism, media production and public relations, you will be gaining a career-oriented degree that produces multi-skilled communicators with radio, television and print experience. You will develop skills in corporate communications, magazine editing, broadcast journalism, sports writing, script writing, print journalism and related fields associated with public relations, journalism and media production. Learning by doing You are encouraged to undertake a professional placement during your studies.

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Professional communication
BH056 Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communications) (Honours) CRICOS code: 048778J Duration: 1 year

Professional writing and editing
C5181 Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing CRICOS code: 056745G Duration: 1 year

Careers Graduates gain employment in many areas, including book, magazine, desktop and online publishing. They are also employed in newspaper and magazine journalism, writing CD-ROMs, web site development, broadcasting, publicity and public relations, scriptwriting, copywriting, administration and project management. Employers include publishers, advertising agencies, tertiary institutions, government organisations, private consultancies, theatre and community groups. Graduates also work in a freelance capacity, using the industry networks developed during the program. You may also be interested in … » » » » » » Advertising (page 68) Creative industries (page 33) Creative writing (page 70) Journalism (page 71) Marketing (page 152) Screenwriting (page 77)

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c5181
C4171 Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing CRICOS code: 056745G Duration: 1 year

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh056
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Honours is an advanced applied research program available to outstanding students who have completed a relevant first degree. It provides a research environment intended to develop creative and critical applied thinkers for contemporary media industries. Honours is based in the LABsome research lab, and allows you to undertake applied communications research in the context of reflective practice. (And you will learn what that means in thought and deed!) Project and traditional research is supported, and the lab provides a professional, creative, and collaborative environment for students in advertising, journalism, media, public relations and professional communication to equip themselves with the necessary for their future careers. Program structure Complete all three courses: » Research workshop A » Research workshop B » Communication revolutions: technologies and cultural form and one course from: » Research thesis A » Research project A and one course from: » Honours elective Extra entry requirements Students who achieve a degree with an average of distinction in the Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communications) at RMIT, or its equivalent, can apply to undertake the honours year research program for the award of Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communications) (Honours). Applicants are also required to submit a supplementary information form, available from: www.rmit.edu.au/programs/international/ brochures

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c4171
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RMIT’s professional writing and editing programs are designed for students who wish to write at a professional level. Once you have completed the core courses of the certificate IV, you can customise your program by choosing courses that reflect your interests and goals. The program offers fiction and non-fiction writing courses in which you can write and workshop your material to industry standard. The editing courses prepare you for employment in the publishing industry, while desktop publishing, and photography for writers are designed for students who wish to work in the publishing and communication industries. You must successfully complete the certificate IV before progressing to the diploma. Learning by doing In the diploma, you can choose to work in your chosen industry area for 68 hours, gaining invaluable experience and industry contacts. Program structure Certificate IV You will study three core courses: computer skills for writers, industry overview, and editing 1. To complete the certificate, you also study three skills-based competencies and select 315 hours of writing specialisations. Diploma You will study six skills-based competencies and select 340 hours of writing specialisations. Extra entry requirements All applicants are required to submit a portfolio. Pathways Graduates of the Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing may progress to the Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing. Graduates may apply for exemptions from the following programs: » Bachelor of Arts (Creative Writing) » Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) » Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations) » Advanced Diploma of Screenwriting

Public relations
BP223 Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations) CRICOS code: 048666F Duration: 3 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp223
City campus

Working between organisations to enhance their reputations and exposure to the media is at the core of public relations work. A PR degree at RMIT prepares you for modern public relations, developing your skills to build and maintain positive relationships that enhance public standing or exposure. You will gain professional skills and knowledge, with an emphasis on developing problem solving, organisational and project management skills and the ability to work in and lead teams. Learning by doing Work experience is incorporated into all levels of the degree. In first year you will participate in structured client projects; in second year you will complete a research project for a not-for-profit organisation; and in third year you will plan a public relations campaign, working for a notfor-profit organisation. You will also complete an internship, which is three to four weeks on a supervised placement in a public relations role in a not-for-profit, corporate or government organisation or in a public relations consultancy.

Please refer to page 17 for English language entrance requirements. Details on teaching methods and assessment can be found on page 10.

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Program structure This degree has a flexible structure that will give you the opportunity to study in broader areas. You will begin by concentrating on public relations and communications. As the degree progresses, you will have opportunities to expand your scope of study to areas such as social sciences, politics, psychology and business. The degree comprises three strands of courses: Professional strand Gain the expertise to use language and media effectively, with an emphasis on developing strong verbal and written presentation skills. You will gain an understanding of the social, political, business and media environments that in turn will give you insight into how to advise organisations on communication strategies that will enhance their relationships with stakeholders. You will also gain an understanding of the high standard of ethics, intellectual rigour and professionalism required in public relations. Communication strand Learn basic communication skills including communication and persuasion theories and research methods. The degree begins with establishing the foundations of public relations, and then looks at more specialised skills and areas of expertise as the degree progresses. Contextual studies strand These courses provide an understanding of the application of media and communication in its broader social context. You must complete a major in contextual studies. A major consists of five courses from one of the following fields: » Asian media and culture » Cinema studies » Politics, economies, communication » Literature and philosophy An honours degree is available. Extra entry requirements The practice of public relations requires excellent skills in writing and speaking. Therefore you will need to demonstrate these skills during the selection process. All applicants are required to submit a written response to set questions contained in the Bachelor of Communication extra requirements questionnaire. Please refer to: www.rmit.edu.au/programs/international/ brochures

The written requirement is made up of two parts. Part one contains set questions of a general nature about the applicant’s preparation for and knowledge of the Bachelor of Communication and related topics. Part two relates to discipline-specific questions for each of the five streams: advertising; journalism; media; professional communication; and public relations. Applicants may apply for up to three program streams in one application. Both parts of the written task require applicants to demonstrate sound English language skills, knowledge of the specific program(s) and personal and professional interest in media and communication. Applicants may be interviewed as part of the selection process. Pathways Graduates of the following programs may be eligible to apply for exemptions: » Advanced Diploma of Business (Public Relations) » Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing RMIT’s School of Media and Communication offers the Bachelor of Communication (Honours) and has the following postgraduate offerings in public relations and communication: Master of Communication (Public Relations) incorporating the Graduate Diploma in Public Relations; Master of Communication by coursework; Master of Arts—Communication Studies by research; Doctor of Philosophy—Communication (PhD) by research. Professional recognition The public relations degree has been developed in close association with experienced public relations practitioners. Their ongoing commitment as program advisory committee members, staff members and guest lecturers contributes to the fine reputation of the. Graduates are eligible for the Provisional Associate membership of the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA). Careers The range of opportunities for graduates continues to grow as organisations realise the importance of developing and maintaining good relationships with their stakeholders. Public relations graduates work in many areas, including: » media relations » event management » external and internal communications » stakeholder management » communications management » public affairs

You may also be interested in … » Creative writing (page 70) » Marketing (page 152) » Professional communication (pages 74, 75)

Public relations
BH057 Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations) (Honours) CRICOS code: 048779G Duration: 1 year

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh057
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Honours is an advanced applied research program available to outstanding students who have completed a relevant first degree. It provides a research environment intended to develop creative and critical applied thinkers for contemporary media industries. Honours is based in the LABsome research lab, and allows you to undertake applied communications research in the context of reflective practice. Project and traditional research is supported, and the lab provides a professional, creative, and collaborative environment for students in advertising, journalism, media, public relations and professional communication to equip themselves with the necessary for their future careers. Program structure Complete the following three courses: » Research workshop A » Research workshop B » Communication revolutions: technologies and cultural form plus one course from: » Research thesis A » Research project A plus » One honours elective Extra entry requirements Students who achieve a degree with an average of distinction in the Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations) at RMIT, or its equivalent, can apply to undertake the honours year research program for the award of Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations) (Honours). Applicants are also required to submit a supplementary information form, available from: www.rmit.edu.au/programs/international/ brochures

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Screenwriting
C6088 Advanced Diploma of Screenwriting CRICOS code: 067023F Duration: 2 years

Careers Graduates may secure jobs in the film, television and digital media industries as screenwriters, story editors, script editors, researchers, writer/producers, copywriters/ script developers in digital media and advertising, screenwriting teachers/tutors, script assessors and in film development roles. You may also be interested in … » » » » » » » Advertising (page 68) Creative industries (page 33) Creative writing (page 70) Journalism (page 71) Professional writing and editing (page 75) Public relations (pages 75, 76) Screen and media (page 44)

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c6088
City campus

This screenwriting qualification is unique in Australia. RMIT has earned a reputation as the place to study for writers serious about breaking into the industry, and the place for filmmakers and production companies to look for trained, talented and creative new writers. The program provides specialist training in writing for film, television and digital media across all genres. While encouraging you to develop your own creative strengths, it exposes you to the professional context for screenwriters, including the make-up of local and international industries, professional practice, analysis of entry points and career management. Learning by doing As part of the program, you will be required to complete 68 hours of professional workintegrated learning in the second year. Program structure Year one You will be provided with a comprehensive grounding in writing for film, television and digital media. Year two Develop your own creative strengths through specialist training across a wide range of genres. The program also exposes you to the professional context in which you will work as a screenwriter, including the make-up of local and international industries, professional practice, marketing your projects and career management. All RMIT screenwriting teachers are actively engaged in writing, production or media and you will have opportunities to work with mentors in leading companies and on all types of productions. The program’s strong industry links ensure that you will be in a good position to look for employment as a writer in the film and television industry. Pathways Graduates may apply for exemptions from the following degrees: » Bachelor of Arts (Creative Writing) » Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) » Bachelor of Communication (Media)

Please refer to page 17 for English language entrance requirements. Details on teaching methods and assessment can be found on page 10.

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Every year we rely more on efficient information and communication technologies (ICT) and it takes an increasing number of computing and IT professionals to deliver the information services, resources and games we use. RMIT has always had its finger on the pulse of current IT industry requirements and anticipating future needs. Degree and diploma programs are developed and delivered in close collaboration with industry leaders ensuring you will gain the skills and knowledge that employers most value. RMIT’s high-tech computer labs Labs for computing and IT (degree and TAFE), and games and graphics programming are some of the newest and most advanced teaching facilities in Australia. Putting the byte on IT shortages The global job market for computing professionals is set to grow much faster than other tech-skill sectors. RMIT delivers options that will enable you to fill those gaps. As per statistics presented by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Federal and Victorian governments: » ICT contributes more to our national economy than agriculture, defence or education and almost as much as the booming mining sector. » ICT exports in Victoria are about double those of the wine industry and almost as high as our automotive sector, totalling about AU$2.4 billion each year. » Over a third of Australia’s ICT sector is based in Victoria. » Employment of ICT Professionals has grown considerably over the last 20 years. Degrees of difference RMIT offers a comprehensive range of computing and IT degrees. Computer science is about programming and software systems. The degree has eight different specialist streams (or major studies). You need to be good at maths. Software engineering has a lot in common with computer science but it is about the big picture of software: developing and managing software systems. This degree includes a year of paid industry experience. Games, graphics and digital media entail programming and designing games and interactive media. The information technology degrees are not so different from computer science— they still include programming and software design, but there are more electives so you can combine another study area as a minor or a major stream. Computer and network engineering/ computer science combine hardware development with software skills and programming, giving you a wealth of career options. The business information systems degree prepares you to develop and manage information systems in the business world.

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‘I am aiming to be a software or research and development manager. I know that will take a lot of experience and effort so I’ll start as a programmer first and accumulate experience from there. The RMIT degree and the knowledge I get from university will pave the way to the first job in my career path. ‘RMIT is one of the best universities in the world. Its tuition fees are affordable and the teaching staff are very helpful and active. And the facilities are great too—computer science and technology students get their own computer labs in addition to the regular computer labs.’
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Business information systems
BP138 Bachelor of Business (Business Information Systems) CRICOS code: 002664K Duration: 4 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp138
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See page 147 (Business) for program details.

Computer and network engineering and computer science
BP002 Bachelor of Engineering (Computer and Network Engineering)/ Bachelor of Computer Science double degree CRICOS code: 067852B Duration: 5 years

In years three, four and five you will be required to complete the remaining core courses from each degree and then choose from a comprehensive array of electives in areas including computer science and computer systems engineering. The focus is on making you ‘industry ready’. You will gain technical knowledge and skills in your chosen specialisation in computer science, and exercise your design, teamwork, leadership, management and communication skills through individual and team-based projects that closely resemble the work of practising engineers. Additional costs You are not required to have private access to a PC but will find it extremely useful. You are expected to purchase textbooks as prescribed, and in many classes comprehensive printed notes are issued at a price to cover printing costs. Prerequisites Mathematics. Professional recognition This program is accredited by Engineers Australia and by the Australian Computer Society. Graduates are therefore recognised as professional engineers in all member countries of the Washington Accord. www.engineersaustralia.org.au www.washingtonaccord.org www.acs.org.au Careers Projections by the US Department of Labor extending into 2016 show that business expenditure on software and computer systems will greatly exceed all other sectors. The demand for graduates of a double degree incorporating engineering and computer science is expected to be very high. Typically, quality graduates are offered employment in their final year before graduation. Graduates work in areas as diverse as defence, health and science, through to business, communications and security. You may also be interested in … » Computer and network engineering (page 97) » Computer science (pages 80, 82)

Computer science
BP094 BP094 Bachelor of Computer Science CRICOS code: 061076G Bachelor of Computer Science (Application Programming) CRICOS code: 061072A Bachelor of Computer Science (Computational Mathematics) CRICOS code: 061073M Bachelor of Computer Science (Embedded Systems) CRICOS code: 061079E Bachelor of Computer Science (Games, Graphics and Digital Media) CRICOS code: 061086F Bachelor of Computer Science (Security) CRICOS code: 061077G

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www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp002
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As advances in hardware and software technology accelerate, there is an increasing need for graduates who can work in both areas. This double degree covers the hardware and architecture of computer systems, computer networks and the software that is used to control those systems. It includes development of small computer devices and specialised equipment, often using wireless communication. Society relies on ‘smart devices,’ and on graduating you will be in demand because of your ability to design, build and integrate the software and the hardware components of the networked and embedded computer devices which are changing the way we live. Learning by doing You will learn through a wide variety of modes including lectures, tutorials, and especially laboratories. You will also need to spend a significant amount of time on self-directed learning. You will be required to complete at least 12 weeks’ full-time work experience, in your own time (required for Engineers Australia accreditation). Program structure In year one you will study circuit theory, database concepts, engineering mathematics, engineering methods, enterprise engineering, physics, and programming. In year two, subjects include electrical systems, electronics, engineering design, introduction to embedded systems, mathematics, programming techniques, software engineering fundamentals and web programming.

Bachelor of Computer Science (Web Systems) CRICOS code: 061078F Duration: 3 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs.bp094
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The computer science degrees span theoretical and mathematical foundations of computing. You will graduate with excellent programming skills and be capable of designing, implementing and maintaining complex software systems. Learning by doing If you study computer science without any specialisation, you can do an industrial internship (one-semester) or a practical project (one-semester). Students undertaking the internship will gain experience in software development industry in one of a wide range of application areas, applying the theory studied in your degree. If you do an internal project, you will experience larger scale software development. Alternatively, your internship can be linked to an RMIT research project in information storage, analysis and retrieval; distributed software engineering architecture; distributed systems and networking; or intelligent systems.

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Program structure You can study a Bachelor of Computer Science without any specialisation or you can choose a major study in one of these seven areas. » Application programming: covers theory and the practice of coding solutions, as well as exploring a wide range of situations using software development skills. » Computational mathematics: combines computer science knowledge with studies in mathematics. This degree enables you to work in areas of computing where complex knowledge of mathematical modelling is automated and analysed. » Embedded systems: focusing on the study of microprocessors and digital design, as well as real-time systems. This degree equips you for programming hardware devices, such as wearable computers and health monitoring systems. » Games, graphics and digital media: chart the world of interactive media, digital media, imaging and animation and 3D graphics. Studying and building the tools needed for modern visualisation, you will gain skills in games development, as well as business and science. » Network programming: networks are a fundamental building block in ICT. Integrated software provides the enabling technology to make networks truly usable and reliable. You will gain skills to network security, development of mobile applications, practical broadcasting across networks, and solutions programming for network-driven problems. » Security: concentrating on the mathematical basis of network security, including cryptography, coding for reliable communication, and algebra for information security. » Web systems: offers in-depth study of web development and web database applications, e-commerce and enterprise systems, web security and web document mark-up languages, all with a practical solutions-based approach.

Year one Incorporates programming (two courses), database concepts, computer organisation, mathematics for computing, web programming, data communication, net-centric computing and software engineering. You may choose to transfer into one of the specialised degrees after first year. Year two Study computing theory, programming techniques, software engineering, professional computing practice, algorithms and analysis, operating systems principles and two specialisation courses. Year three Incorporates database systems, artificial intelligence, two specialisation courses, two computer science electives and two student electives. Honours (additional one year) On successful completion of the degree, you may apply for admission to the honours degree. This one year full-time degree consists of a major research project with core and elective lecture courses. Additional costs You are not required to have private access to a PC but will find it extremely useful. You are expected to purchase textbooks as prescribed, and in many classes comprehensive printed notes are issued at a price to cover printing costs. Prerequisites Mathematics. Pathways Graduates of the Associate Degree in Information Technology may be eligible to apply for exemptions of up to one-and-a-half years.

Professional recognition This degree has professional-level accreditation, the highest possible with the Australian Computer Society (ACS). ACS has reciprocal membership agreements with computer societies in New Zealand, USA, Canada, UK, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Malaysia and Singapore. In addition, graduates can apply for ACS Certified Professional (CP) status for global recognition as ICT professionals. Careers You will be in a strong position to gain employment as a computing professional in a number of fields. These include: » software development » software systems security » research » system architecture » web systems » database development and administration » network-based software development » testing and quality assurance » project management » software for embedded hardware devices Graduates typically work for commercial organisations, software development companies, government departments including defence agencies, large computer organisations and other large industries. You will readily adapt to new advances in the rapidly changing IT industry. You may also be interested in … » Information technology (pages 84, 85) » Software engineering (page 87)

Please refer to page 17 for English language entrance requirements. Details on teaching methods and assessment can be found on page 10.

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Computer science
BH013 Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours) CRICOS code: 064395B Duration: 1 year

Computing studies
BP232 Bachelor of Technology (Computing Studies) CRICOS code: 058731G Duration: 3 years

Pathways Graduates of the following programs may be eligible to apply for exemptions of up to two years: » Advanced Diploma of Computer Science » Associate Degree in Information Technology Professional recognition This degree has professional-level accreditation, the highest possible with the Australian Computer Society (ACS). ACS has reciprocal membership agreements with computer societies in New Zealand, USA, Canada, UK, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Malaysia and Singapore. In addition, graduates can apply for ACS Certified Professional (CP) status for global recognition as ICT professionals. Careers Upon graduating you will be ready to work in a range of information technology areas and in other fields. This degree provides the necessary breadth and depth of skills for employment in IT fields such as frontline support and system testing, as well as other areas that require IT experience, including information management, finance and health administration. This degree is for those who want a professional IT degree that does not rely on software and IT development. You may also be interested in … » Information technology (degree) (page 84) » Information technology (associate degree) (page 85)

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh013
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www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp232
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The honours program involves advanced level coursework and completion of a substantial research project. The program is intended for students who have a bachelor degree in computing and are interested in taking up a research career or a senior leadership role in the computing industry. Honours graduates with good results can also proceed directly to postgraduate research. Several scholarships are available each year for strong applicants. Program structure In summary, the honours program has two main components: » a research component, conducted under the supervision of a member of academic staff, comprising the courses research methods, preliminary computer science honours thesis and computer science honours thesis » a coursework component consisting of three advanced elective courses chosen from several streams. Additional costs You are not required to have private access to a computer, but will find it extremely useful. You are expected to purchase textbooks as prescribed. In some classes comprehensive printed notes are issued at a price which covers printing costs. Careers In the honours program you will undertake advanced coursework and a substantial amount of research into new areas of computer science. The experience you gain in presenting your ideas and results gives you an edge in the job market. Students commonly choose to pursue their ideas further in a research masters or doctoral program.

The Bachelor of Technology (Computing Studies) is a broad-based degree that covers IT fundamentals. It also offers you the chance to study a wide range of non-IT topics. The flexible design of the degree lends itself to maximum articulation from other degrees or diplomas and to coupling with other degrees. This degree lets you take at least 50 per cent IT with nearly any other courses at RMIT, including business, management, entrepreneurship, commerce, communication and education. Program structure Year one » » » » » » » » » » » » » » » Database concepts Introduction to information technology Introduction to programming Programming Four general electives

Year two Programming Software engineering fundamentals Web programming General elective Two information technology electives Two minor studies

Year three Professional computing practice Three general electives Two information technology electives Two minor studies

Additional costs You are not required to have private access to a PC but will find it extremely useful. You are expected to purchase textbooks as prescribed, and in many classes comprehensive printed notes are issued at a price to cover printing costs.

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Database systems
BP268 Bachelor of Computer Science (Database Systems) CRICOS code: 071868D Duration: 4 years

Pathways Graduates of the following program may be eligible to apply for advanced standing: » Associate Degree in Information Technology Professional recognition Accreditation at the professional level will be sought from the Australian Computer Society, which accredits information and communication technology related programs in Australia. Careers Government, business and the not-for-profit sector can employ data specialists. Graduates of this degree will be equipped to occupy a variety of roles such as: » Database application developer who constructs specialised software to extract information and present this to a range of users and uses » Information/data architect who is able to fashion the information structure of an organisation » Database administrator who ensures that the system is online, utilising resources and adapting to change » Data analyst/miner who extracts hidden trends using intelligent techniques » Data quality specialist who creates procedures to ensure the correctness and relevance of information » Data storage professional who consults on the appropriate hardware and associated software required to efficiently store and retrieve data » Enterprise content manager who is responsible for strategies, methods and tools used to capture, manage, store, preserve and deliver content and documents related to organisational processes. You may also be interested in … » Computer science (pages 80, 82) » Network computing (page 86) » Software engineering (page 87)

Electronic and communication engineering and computer science
BP004 Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic and Communication Engineering)/ Bachelor of Computer Science double degree CRICOS code: 067849G Duration: 5 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp268
City campus

Organisations are continually generating data that needs to be readily accessible, searchable and stored efficiently. Data specialists are needed to design, implement and maintain complex database systems. They extract and interpret relevant information from data warehouses. This new four year degree develops skills in theoretical and algorithmic computer science to perform cutting-edge developments in database systems. Graduates will gain practical, analytical and programming skills, which can adapt to the rapidly changing IT environment. Learning by doing During third year, you will gain industry experience by conducting a placement in your chosen area of interest. Areas can include database and web application programming, database design and implementation, database administration, data warehousing and data analysis, and enterprise content management. You may receive a salary during this time. Alternatively you can explore a pathway into research and development. In fourth year advanced database courses provide a solid knowledge base to build advanced real-life database systems. Program structure The degree includes mostly core courses in the first two years including database systems programming, software engineering, web programming, data communications, computing theory, and statistics. The placement in third year allows you to gain industry experience, while fourth year gives you an opportunity to undertake a major project and select advanced elective courses in your area of specialisation.

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp004
City campus

See page 102 (Engineering) for program details.

Games and graphics programming
BP215 Bachelor of Information Technology (Games and Graphics Programming) CRICOS code: 061071B Duration: 3 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp215
City campus

There is increasing demand in the creative industries for digital artists, designers and programmers to work together to produce material for a variety of platforms, including computers, consoles, and mobile devices. RMIT has developed three interlinking degrees that respond to these needs: The Bachelor of Information Technology (Games and Graphics Programming) develops the capabilities required for games or graphics programming careers in the context of a broader computer science and software engineering framework applicable to the IT industry in general. A key feature of the degree is that you will undertake projects and core courses with students from the digital art and games graphics design degrees. Access to courses from the other streams, and further courses in computer science, are available in electives. Program structure Year one Core courses are games studio, introduction to programming mathematics for advanced computing, mathematics for computing, programming techniques, web 3D technologies. You then select from design for interactive media, imaging and animation, or media culture.

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Year two Core courses are algorithms and analysis, data communication and net-centric computing, interactive 3D graphics and animation, Java for C programmers, network programming, real-time rendering and 3D games programming. You then select two courses from the following: » 3D character: create and animate and special effects » Database concepts » Design for interactive media » Media cultures » Narrative and communication » Operating systems principles » Scripting language programming » Sound design » Web development technology » Web programming » Web servers and web technology Year three Core courses are digital media computing, interactive digital media project, objectoriented programming, software engineering fundamentals, general electives. You then select one course from: » 3D character: create and animate and special effects » Digital curation and exhibition practice » Digital painting light and print » Mobile application development » Operating systems principles » Scripting language programming » Software architecture: design and implement » Web development technologies » Web programming » Web servers and web technology

Additional costs Other expenses may apply to the Bachelor of Information Technology (Games and Graphics Programming). Prospective students are advised to contact RMIT University International Services for further information. Prerequisites Mathematics. Careers Graduates will be able work in the games industry and, more generally, in the creative and computer graphics industries. In addition, graduates are well placed for entry into the general IT industry. This degree provides regular learning interaction with students in a studio that reflects the practice of the electronic games industry. Upon completion of the degree, graduates will have acquired aesthetic and also technical abilities. This provides them with an opportunity to enter the industry as animators, 3D visualisers and modellers, games programmers, graphics programmers, interface designers, producers, art directors, game designers, educators, researchers and digital artists. You may also be interested in … » Multimedia systems (design) (page 86) » Computer science (games, graphics, and digital media) (page 80) » Information technology (multimedia design) (page 84)

Information technology
BP162 Bachelor of Information Technology (Application Programming) CRICOS code: 061097C Bachelor of Information Technology (Business Applications) CRICOS code: 061088D Bachelor of Information Technology (Multimedia Design) CRICOS code: 061102M Bachelor of Information Technology (Network Programming) CRICOS code: 061089C

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Bachelor of Information Technology (System Administration) CRICOS code: 061095E BP162 Bachelor of Information Technology (Web Systems) CRICOS code: 061098B Duration: 3 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp162
City campus

With RMIT’s information technology degree, you will be able to troubleshoot IT systems and design web sites, business applications, and program networks in organisations ranging from business and government to schools and health care. As an IT specialist, you will possess an excellent combination of knowledge and practical, hands-on expertise to develop an organisation’s technology infrastructure and to support the people who use it. You will typically be responsible for selecting and implementing software products appropriate for an organisation. IT professionals create and manage business applications, web sites, systems and software for every industry. Program structure Application programming includes theory, the practice of coding solutions, and studies in a wide range of industry-relevant problems using advanced software development skills. Business applications exposes you to specific applications of information technology relevant to the business world. Courses include business analysis, computerised accounting systems, usability analysis, decision support systems and computer-based audit systems. A major in multimedia design will focus your IT skills on the creative world of web and time-based media, narrative for multimedia, 3D imaging software, animation techniques, multimedia authoring and web 3D and media technologies.

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Network programming focuses on network security, development of mobile applications, practical broadcasting across networks, and solutions programming to network-driven problems. A system administration major covers a range of industry-relevant skills including elements of CISCO certification, Windows and Unix administration, Oracle database administration, and Open Systems-based web systems administration. Web systems includes in-depth study of web development and web database applications, e-commerce and enterprise systems, web security and web document mark-up languages, all with a practical solutions-based approach. Year one Incorporates introductory programming, introductory IT, introduction to computer systems, mathematics, programming, web programming, database concepts, and software engineering fundamentals. Year two Study data communication and net-centric computing, programming, professional computing practice, information security and assurance and two specialisation courses and one of the following options: two minor stream courses or two ‘second major’ courses or two IT electives. Year three Study two student electives; two IT electives; two specialisation courses; and two minor courses or ‘second major’ courses or IT electives. Additional costs You are not required to have private access to a PC but will find it extremely useful. You are expected to purchase textbooks as prescribed, and in many classes comprehensive printed notes are issued at a price to cover printing costs.

Prerequisites Mathematics. Pathways Graduates of the following program may be eligible to apply for exemptions: » Associate Degree in Information Technology Professional recognition This degree has professional-level accreditation, the highest possible accreditation with the Australian Computer Society (ACS). ACS has reciprocal membership agreements with computer societies in New Zealand, USA, Canada, UK, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Malaysia and Singapore. In addition, graduates can apply for ACS Certified Professional (CP) status for global recognition as ICT professionals. Careers You may be employed as a computing professional in fields as varied as application programming, systems administration, frontline support and web development. Graduates typically work for commercial organisations, software development companies, or diverse industries including retail, health or tourism, as well as government departments and large computer organisations. You may also be interested in … » Computer science (pages 80, 82) » Computing studies (page 82) » Multimedia systems (design) (page 86)

Program structure You will be introduced to a blend of theory and hands-on practical courses, and quickly develop a broad range of skills in computer hardware and software, networking, database concepts and programming, including web programming. Unix and operating systems administration are also covered. You will also complete a number of units that provide industry-recognised skills that will enhance your employability. Smaller classes offer you the additional help you may require to reach your full potential. Year one » CCNA ICND » CCNA introduction » Database communication and net centric computing » Database concepts » Introduction to computer systems and platform technologies » IT essentials » UNIX essentials for system administrators » Workplace communication A Year two » Data communication and net centric computing » Database concepts » Introduction to programming » Mathematics for computing » Programming 1 » Programming 2 » Software engineering fundamentals » Web programming » Workplace communication A Electives » Advanced routing » Multilayer switching » SQL Server Implementation and Management » Operating systems administration » Distributed NET computing » Programming techniques » Software architecture: design and implementation » Business analysis » Design for interactive media 1 » Web servers and web technology

Information technology
AD006 Associate Degree in Information Technology CRICOS code: 071307D Duration: 2 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/ad006
City campus

This associate degree will give you a qualification with excellent employment prospects if you are looking to start out in an IT career. You will benefit from smaller classes with more support from teachers to accelerate your career or fast track your way into further study. If you are already in the workforce, you may gain recognition for current skills and competencies (recognition of prior learning).

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Prerequisites Mathematics. Pathways Graduates may be eligible to apply for exemptions from the following programs: » Bachelor of Computer Science » Bachelor of Information Technology » Bachelor of Information Technology (Games and Graphics Programming) » Bachelor of Technology (Computing Studies) Professional recognition The associate degree prepares you to sit for the internationally-recognised CISCO networking certifications, including CCNA Intro, CCNA ICND, Compton’s A+, CCNP Advanced Routing, and CCNP Multilayer Switching. Careers Graduates will be well equipped to meet industry demand for IT professionals, having completed a number of industry-relevant units. The IT industry increasingly needs graduates with industry-recognised training, particularly in the networking area. This associate degree is ideal if you wish to pursue a career in system administration, networking, information technology, technical support, computer programming and database administration, or if you want to pursue further study.

Program structure The first two years of the degree enable you to gain a solid grounding in a broad range of multimedia skills. There are foundation courses in design, computer science and programming, business entrepreneurship, and multimedia hardware, and during this period you discover your strengths and preferences, and are encouraged to select your area of specialisation from one of these four subject areas. Third and fourth years provide you with the opportunity for advanced study in your chosen specialisation and you will also develop interpersonal skills, such as teamwork. The fourth year has a strong employment focus with one semester (six months) of work placement. This experience continues into the second semester through reporting and reflection, further preparing you for the workplace. Individual and team projects throughout the degree integrate creative design, software development and business. Additional costs You are not required to have private access to a PC but wil find it extremely useful. You are expected to purchase text books as prescribed. In many classes comprehensive printed notes are issued at a price to cover printing costs. Prerequisites Mathematics. Careers Graduates work in many areas of the multimedia industry. Depending on the major stream studied, they find employment in graphic design, video and CD production, film special effects, animation, web site development, e-commerce and games development. They also work for large companies, such as banks and insurance companies, or as entrepreneurs in the many niche markets in web and graphic design. You may also be interested in … Animation and interactive media (page 32) Creative industries (page 33) Digital arts (page 41) Games graphics design (page 41) Games graphics programming (pages 41, 83) » Interactive digital media (page 44) » Computer science (games, graphics, and digital media) (page 80) » Information technology (multimedia design) (page 84) » » » » »

Network computing
BP269 Bachelor of Computer Science (Network Computing) CRICOS code: 071875E Duration: 4 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp269
City campus

Business and consumers are connecting with each other through exciting and more powerful network application software such as video chat, facebook, twitter and much more. A new industry of both wired and wireless networking applications now exists, allowing quicker and better networked systems. This new degree aims to provide specialist software developers who can design new applications that will continue to revolutionise the world. Graduates will attain the skills to implement and maintain complex network computing-based software systems. There is also the option to continue studies towards a research degree. Learning by doing During third year, you will gain industry experience by undertaking a placement in your chosen area of interest. Fourth year advanced networking courses will provide a solid knowledge base to build advanced real-life network-based computing applications. Program structure This program includes core courses in programming, data communication and networks, mobile computing, network administration, network applications, network computing, network design, network measurements, network programming, network security, network technology, wide area networks, wireless network security, wireless networking, and operating systems. During third year you will undertake a one-year placement in industry. In fourth year, you will undertake a major project as well as advanced networking courses. Pathways Graduates of the following program may be eligible to apply for advanced standing: » Associate Degree in Information Technology Professional recognition Accreditation at the professional level will be sought from the Australian Computer Society, which accredits information and communication technology related programs in Australia.

Multimedia systems (design)
BP153 Bachelor of Design (Multimedia Systems) CRICOS code: 040966C Duration: 4 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp153
City campus

Working in the multimedia industry and developing multimedia products and systems requires a wide range of skills in design, programming, hardware and business. In most organisations development is done in teams. This degree provides graduates with the necessary technical knowledge and skills to develop multimedia products and systems, as well as the communication and organisational skills to work as members of multimedia teams. Learning by doing Students undertake a one-semester work placement in the final year.

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Careers The degree will equip graduates with the specific skills needed to address this emerging industry niche in diverse roles including: » Networked application developer, writing software that performs computer-mediated communication such as Facebook or mySpace. » Network system integrator, specialising in combining networking software components from different vendors. » Storage area networking professional who understands how to implement the type of cloud storage systems used by companies such as Google and Apple. » Wireless (sensor, RFID) applications developer, creating applications to harness the tagging and identification of mobile objects such as store merchandise, postal packages and living organisms. » Network administrator, ensuring that the network is operating to the required specifications. » Network security professional, analysing and protecting an organisation’s network from potential intrusion. » Secured network applications developer, ensuring software released on networks, such as mobile, protects individuals and organisations’ private information from security holes. You may also be interested in … » Computer science (pages 80, 82) » Database systems (page 83) » Software engineering (page 87)

Software engineering
BP096 Bachelor of Software Engineering CRICOS code: 061069G Duration: 4 years

Year three » Industry placement Year four » Software engineering projects » Computer science elective » General elective » Two software engineering electives. Software engineering electives, including: » Engineering software projects » Object-oriented software design » Software engineering for large scale systems » Software requirements engineering » Software testing » Systems architecture Additional costs You are not required to have private access to a PC but will find it extremely useful. You are expected to purchase textbooks as prescribed, and in many classes comprehensive printed notes are issued at a price to cover printing costs. Prerequisites Mathematics. Pathways High-achieving students from the Bachelor of Computer Science may be eligible to transfer, with advanced standing, to the Bachelor of Software Engineering before the end of year two. Professional recognition Subject to undertaking an approved pattern of work, the degree has been accredited at the professional membership level by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). ACS has reciprocal membership agreements with computer societies in New Zealand, USA, Canada, UK, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Malaysia and Singapore. In addition, graduates can apply for ACS Certified Professional (CP) status for global recognition as ICT professionals. Careers As a software engineering graduate you will find employment opportunities as a software developer and tester, software architect and designer, team leader and project manager, or in senior positions in software development projects. You may also be interested in … » Computer science (pages 80, 82) » Information technology (pages 84, 85)

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp096
City campus

Careers for software engineers are varied. They often interact with management to refine, design and implement solutions that make businesses more profitable and efficient. You will learn to develop and manage large, quality-measured software systems, studying areas such as analysis and design, coding, testing, deployment and project management. This is an industry-focused degree. It includes an internship year in industry and you will be assisted in finding a placement for which you will usually receive a salary. Learning by doing Two years of study are followed by a oneyear industry placement before the final year of study when you will draw on this industry experience in your final year. The range of employers that engage in industry placements is varied and may include major organisations, government agencies and smaller software companies. Program structure The first year and most of the second year are common to the computer science degree. Courses include: Year one » Computer organisation » Data communication and net-centric computing » Database concepts » Mathematics for computing » Programming » Software engineering fundamentals » Web programming Year two » » » » » » » » Algorithms and analysis Computing theory Operating systems Professional computing practice Programming techniques Software engineering process and tools Computer science elective General elective

Please refer to page 17 for English language entrance requirements. Details on teaching methods and assessment can be found on page 10.

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ENGINEERING
As one of the largest providers of engineering education in Australia, engineering is synonymous with RMIT.
RMIT offers a very broad range of study options in engineering. With a long tradition of teaching and research in engineering, our programs are very practical and customised to deliver graduates with industry-specific skills and knowledge. Engineers make it happen. From building bridges, to sending people to Mars, if you want something done, get an engineer to do it. Engineering is a broad field that turns scientific discoveries into practical solutions. Engineers use their everyday, practical skills to develop ideas, plan, create and build. As an engineer, you’ll work to change and improve the world we live in. The benefits of engineers’ work are all around you. From the home you live in, to the food you eat; from the medical care you receive, to the cars that you drive. Engineers provide solutions today for the problems of tomorrow. In a rapidly changing world, engineers can provide solutions to any number of problems. They are among the most employable professionals in the world. Engineers are in demand There is currently a global shortage of engineers, including in Australia. This shortage amounts to around 28 000 less engineers than are needed to complete infrastructure programs promised by governments. According to Peter Taylor, Chief Executive of Engineering Australia, the shortfall is likely to more than double in the next 10 years or so. Be part of the solution. Get involved in engineering. Why double up in engineering? Many engineers quickly move into management positions. Double degrees with business or commerce will give you a competitive advantage, allowing you to progress into positions of responsibility and influence. Engineering with real experience When you have successfully completed your degree and have also achieved 12 weeks experience in engineering work, you are eligible to register with Engineers Australia as a qualified engineer. Refer to www.engineersaustralia.org.au and to individual program requirements for further details.

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‘The knowledge and industry experience I gained by studying aerospace engineering at RMIT has opened up career opportunities around the globe.’
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Aerospace
C6011 Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Aerospace) CRICOS code: 037433C Duration: 2 years

Professional recognition This program is state-accredited and recognised by industry, defence forces and universities. Careers As an advanced diploma graduate, you may secure a position such as avionics engineer, production supervisor, project manager, research and development supervisor, design supervisor, systems supervisor, scheduling supervisor, resource manager or quality manager. You may also be interested in … » Aerospace engineering (page 90) » Mechanical engineering (page 105)

Program structure The degree is composed of core discipline areas covering essential material and elective studies. You may tailor your education to satisfy your developing interest in aerospace and enhance your career opportunities. Core discipline areas include engineering design, engineering practice, engineering professional development and engineering sciences courses. These studies are contained within the aerospace disciplines of aerodynamics, aerospace materials and structures, aerospace systems, design, dynamics and control, mathematics, professional skill development, structural analysis and thermodynamics and aircraft propulsion and engineering system management. Specific aerospace focus commences in the first semester of the program. Prerequisites Mathematics. If you are commencing the program mid-year you may be required to attend summer semester courses. Pathways Graduates of the following programs may be eligible to apply for exemptions of up to two years: » Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Mechanical) » Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Aerospace—Mechanical) Professional recognition The Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace Engineering) degree is accredited by Engineers Australia, and graduates are eligible to apply for graduate membership. Graduates are recognised as professional engineers in all member countries of the Washington Accord. www.engineersaustralia.org.au www.washingtonaccord.org Careers RMIT has provided aerospace education for over 60 years, and graduates are currently employed in senior executive positions in defence and industry, in Australia and internationally, including: » design and manufacturing companies » defence forces » Defence Science and Technology Organisation » passenger transport airlines in Australia and internationally » airworthiness organisations » general aviation.

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c6011
City and Essendon campuses

This program provides advanced technical and supervisory training, with advanced technical and managerial training for technicians and engineers working in aerospace manufacturing, design and maintenance at a paraprofessional level. RMIT’s aerospace programs are designed to develop necessary industry skills to work in small, medium and large enterprises and the defence forces. The courses have been developed through extensive consultation with industry representatives to address identified training needs and establish structured career pathways. Learning by doing You will spend 320 hours in a work placement that allows you to gain relevant skills and knowledge. Work experience is normally undertaken during semester breaks. Program structure The program provides you with the skills, competence and qualification necessary to be part of the demanding aerospace industry. It covers a wide range of subject areas in the field of aerospace engineering at the paraprofessional level (civil and defence). You will gain skills in aerospace engineering, occupational health and safety regulations, aerospace industry legislation requirements, aerospace engineering drawing and drafting, managerial and professional attributes, computer software packages, technical and practical skills, work experience placements, aviation human factors, aerospace systems (avionics, manufacturing, maintenance and mechanical), total quality management systems, and technical investigation and troubleshooting. Additional costs Other expenses may be incurred due to printing of notes and other learning materials. Pathways Graduates may be eligible to apply for exemptions of up to two years from the following program: » Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace Engineering)

Aerospace engineering
BP069 Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace Engineering) CRICOS code: 006597F Duration: 4 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp069
City and Bundoora campuses

Aerospace engineering focuses on the analysis, design and operation of sophisticated aerospace hardware and software systems. The term ‘aerospace’ includes atmospheric and space flight. As with all fields of engineering, aerospace engineering is complex and demanding, requiring talented, creative and highly-motivated people. You need well-developed skills in mathematics and the physical sciences as aerospace is a highly analytical field of engineering. In addition, you must have good communication skills. The aerospace industry in Australia is international and export-oriented. The emphasis is firmly on value-added design and manufacture activities that are internationally competitive and that make effective use of RMIT’s excellent standard of aerospace education. Learning by doing You are strongly advised to obtain a minimum of 12 weeks of vacation employment that allows you to gain first hand experience in an engineering practice environment with professional engineers. This employment is typically undertaken in the vacation prior to final year. Opportunities also exist for an overseas work placement of between six and 12 months duration, which satisfies the work experience requirement. These placements are normally taken during a one-year break at the middle or end of the third year of the program.

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Other advanced technology organisations Aerospace engineers graduate with skills in various fields of advanced technology that are in high demand in non-aerospace organisations. Technologies such as advanced finite element methods, computational aerodynamics, fibre reinforced composite structures, vehicle dynamics, structural dynamics, and computer-aided engineering are also used in the motor vehicle industry, fast marine cars, power generation industry, software support companies, and research organisations such as CSIRO and Boeing Research and Technology Australia. Postgraduate studies Some graduates choose to continue their studies by undertaking master and doctoral research programs, and RMIT provides excellent opportunities in these areas. You may also be interested in … » Aerospace engineering and management (page 91) » Aviation (page 93)

Learning by doing You are strongly advised to obtain a minimum of 12 weeks of relevant vacation employment that allows you to gain first hand experience in an engineering practice environment with professional engineers. This employment is typically undertaken in the vacation prior to final year. Opportunities also exist for an overseas work placement of between six and 12 months duration, which satisfies the work experience requirement. These placements are normally taken during a one-year break at the middle or end of the third year of the program. Program structure The double degree is composed of core courses that cover material essential for all students, and elective courses through which you may tailor your degree. Core discipline areas include engineering design, engineering practice, engineering professional development, engineering sciences and business courses. These studies are contained within the aerospace disciplines of aerodynamics, aerospace materials and structures, aerospace systems, design, dynamics and control, mathematics, professional skill development, structural analysis and thermodynamics and aircraft propulsion. Specific aerospace focus commences in the first semester. Through business management studies, you will investigate the themes of management skills, business skills, professional specialisations and business experience. Specialisations may include management, employment relations, management accounting and finance, human resource management and marketing. Prerequisites Mathematics. Professional recognition The engineering program is accredited by the professional body, Engineers Australia. Graduates qualify for graduate membership and may be granted corporate membership after a period of approved professional practice. Graduates are recognised as professional engineers in all member countries of the Washington Accord. By selecting appropriate studies, graduates of the business program may be able to obtain professional membership of the Australian Human Resources Institute or CPA Australia. www.engineersaustralia.org.au www.washingtonaccord.org www.ahri.com.au www.cpaaustralia.com.au

Careers Most of the key roles in aerospace engineering organisations are held by engineering managers who usually have basic aerospace engineering qualifications. After initially working as aerospace engineers they move to positions where they are mainly concerned with management, supervising and developing staff, forward planning, achieving organisational objectives and maintaining a positive and motivating work environment. These activities are common to all engineering managers, whether working in the public or private sector. Many graduates enter the aerospace industry in design, manufacture, operations and maintenance. A number of graduates of the double degree choose employment in general engineering and business organisations. In time, graduates take up middle-to-senior functional management positions, and finally general management responsibilities in a range of engineering and associated organisations in Australia and overseas. You may also be interested in … » Aerospace engineering (page 90) » Aviation (page 93)

Aerospace engineering and management
Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace Engineering) and Bachelor of Business (Management) double degree CRICOS code: 054160D Duration: 5 years BP071

Airline pilot
C6010 Diploma of Air Transport (Airline Pilot) CRICOS code: 028830J Duration: 1 year

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c6010
Point Cook Airfield (Melbourne)

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp071
City and Bundoora campuses

Aerospace engineering is concerned with the analysis, design and operation of sophisticated aerospace hardware and software systems. The term ‘aerospace’ includes atmospheric and space flight. It is complex and demanding, and you will need well-developed skills in mathematics and physical sciences, as well as good communication skills. Management involves planning, organising, coordination and direction of the resources of organisations. Managers draw on technical skills as diverse as accounting and organisational behaviour, and build on personal abilities as diverse as analysis and leadership. Many graduates move into management roles soon after graduating.

The Diploma of Air Transport (Airline Pilot) is designed for those with little or no flying experience. You will be provided with the flight training necessary to obtain a full Commercial Pilots Licence, as well as the theory component to an Instrument Rating and Air Transport Pilots Licence. The program has been designed in consultation with an industry advisory committee consisting of senior pilots/ operations personnel from major airlines and aerospace organisations. Program delivery The program is conducted at RMIT Flight Training located at Point Cook Airfield, 20 minutes from the centre of Melbourne by freeway. The environment is ideally situated, offering various types of airspace, terrain and urban development to maximise variety in navigational experience. It is also within a 50-kilometre radius of Tullamarine, Essendon, Avalon and Moorabbin airports.

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Program structure Compulsory Single-engine aircraft » Cessna 172 » Cessna 182 » Zlin 242 » Frasca 242: Simulator Dual flight instruction inclusive of unlimited pre and post-flight briefing time, Instrument Rating Theory (IREX), Commercial Pilot Licence Theory, and Air Transport Pilot Licence Theory. Enhancements of the diploma program Twin-engine endorsement Inclusive of ground school (tuition) » Piper Seminole PA44 (Twin Engine)—7 hours » Frasca 242 Simulator—3 hours Additional pilot in command (PIC) experience You may wish to undertake additional training to meet relevant international regulations. For example, 30 hours additional flying as pilot in command (single-engine). Additional twin-engine experience Further twin-engine flight training can be conducted within the diploma program at Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) training stage. For example, up to 20 hours. » Piper Seminole PA44 (Twin Engine)— 20 hours Supplementary training (optional) Multi-engine/command instrument rating (ME/CIR) Inclusive of unlimited pre and post-flight briefing time, theory tuition and briefings. Forty (40) hours* of dual flight instruction (twin-engine includes first attempt test fee) with a combination of: » Frasca 242 simulator—20 hours » PA44 Seminole (including flight test)— 20 hours Instructor Rating Includes all tuition, methods of instruction and flight training briefings. Fifty (50) hours* of flight training (single-engine includes first attempt test fee) with a combination of: » Dual flying with instructor—30 hours » Mutual flying (two students)—20 hours * Hours quoted are CASA minimum requirements. Medical Students are required to undergo a CASA Class 1 Medical Examination performed by a medical practitioner known as a designated aviation medical examiner (DAME). Go to www.casa.gov.au for further details.

Prerequisites Mathematics. Physics is an advantage. Pathways The diploma is available with a guaranteed articulation into a degree (Bachelor of Applied Science (Aviation)) for those aspiring to enhance their academic qualification. Professional recognition This program meets and is recognised by all CASA requirements. All flying activities are conducted under RMIT University’s CASA approved Air Operators Certificate (AOC). Careers You will gain a high level of knowledge of the aircraft operation field. Graduates may require additional Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) endorsements and/or ratings such as Instrument Rating and Instructor Rating, to further increase their employment opportunities. Having satisfied all the requirements with sufficient flying experience, employment opportunities exist with small to medium charter organisations, flying schools and regional airlines. Employment can include professional charter pilot, purpose flying (for example, aerial spraying, aerial photography, parachute dropping, glider towing, agricultural flights, and search and rescue), the Royal Flying Doctor Service, corporate pilot, coast guard watch, flight operational officer, ground and flying instructor, fire spotting and air ambulance pilot. With further experience and qualifications, you may also seek employment with major airlines as first officer, second officer, captain, fleet manager, chief pilot, chief training captain, aviation testing officer and flight operation manager. You may also be interested in … » Aviation (page 93) Please note: This program is likely to undergo changes from second semester 2011. As these changes are unconfirmed (at time of publication), applications will not be processed until changes are final.

Automotive engineering
BP067 Bachelor of Engineering (Automotive Engineering) CRICOS code: 037958G Duration: 4 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp067
City and Bundoora campuses

Automotive engineering is the application of principles drawn from the sciences in order to develop economical and sustainable automotive designs or to solve automotive problems. Encompassing complete car design, automotive engineering is global in scope and increasingly environmental in outlook. The industry generates and applies new technologies (e.g. hybrid power trains and fuel cells) for the betterment of society. The degree has resulted from demands from the industry and students. It builds on a core program of mechanical engineering and offers specialist courses that enable a graduate to be immediately industry ready. You may also have the opportunity to take a one-year paid industrial placement with associated academic credit, which reflects the increasing interaction between industry and higher education. Learning by doing It is often beneficial to undertake paid work in industry during your studies, either in Australia or overseas. You will gain valuable industrial experience, and may determine a possible topic for your final year project. A placement may even lead to a full-time job on completion of the degree. Optional industry placement may increase the time needed to graduate by six or 12 months. In the final year of your degree, you will undertake a major research project that is either industry-based or simulates a project in an industrial situation. International experience Engineers are increasingly expected to move around the world, and some manufacturers use Australia as the base for launching models into South East Asia. RMIT has strong links with universities and automotive companies world wide. You can elect to take some courses in European universities, and student exchanges and industrial placements have taken place with Germany, Switzerland, France, the UK and USA.

Applied chemistry and chemical engineering
Bachelor of Science (Applied Chemistry)/Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) double degree CRICOS code: 055827B Duration: 5 years BP225

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp225
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Program structure Automotive engineering courses include: » Vehicle power systems An introduction to the development, design, specification, and operation of internal combustion engines for mobile applications with a focus on traditional spark-ignited and diesel engines, together with alternative power plants and fuels. » Motor vehicle design and vehicle manufacturing systems Advanced engineering problems, particularly in the structural design and manufacturing of vehicles and automotive components. The course represents the basis for the analysis and solution of problems related to modern automotive design and manufacturing and advanced computer modelling techniques of real engineering problems. » Vehicle handling and control Covers performance prediction early in the design process and identifies the conflicts in designing for optimal performance in different modes. » Vehicle aerodynamics Focus on solving aerodynamic problems using a balance of computation and experimental techniques. The growing influence of styling on body shape is approached from both the artistic and the scientific viewpoints. » Vehicle noise and vibration Understand the nature of sound, effectively document human non-linear response to sound, understand the relationship between noise and vibration, and appreciate the difference between structure-borne and air-borne sources. Prerequisites Mathematics. Pathways Graduates of the following program may be eligible to apply for exemptions of up to two years: » Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Mechanical) Professional recognition The degree satisfies the requirements of Engineers Australia and the Society of Automotive Engineers Australia for graduate membership. Graduates are recognised as professional engineers in all member countries of the Washington Accord. www.engineersaustralia.org.au www.saea.com.au www.washingtonaccord.org

Careers Automotive engineers are employed by major car, truck and bus companies as well as racing teams and parts manufacturers. RMIT graduates are working in F1 teams, and for all the major car companies. You may also be interested in … » Mechanical engineering (page 105) » Mechanical engineering and management (page 106)

Prerequisites English and mathematics. Pathways Graduates of the Diploma of Air Transport (Airline Pilot) may be eligible to apply for exemptions of up to one year. Careers Graduates may choose to embark on professional careers in the following areas: » Airline maintenance and management » Airline operations » Airport management » Airport operations » Airport planning » Aviation charter business » Aviation consulting » Aviation regulation and safety You may also be interested in … » Aerospace engineering (page 90) » Aerospace engineering and management (page 91)

Aviation
BP070 Bachelor of Applied Science (Aviation) CRICOS code: 022041J Duration: 3 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp070
City campus

Aviation is a dynamic and vibrant global industry, which underpins enormous commercial and social benefits. RMIT has been involved in aerospace and aviation education and training for over 60 years. Its suite of aerospace and aviation programs produces graduates who are equipped to be effective, in their chosen industry, in a wide range of roles and levels. This degree is designed to prepare you for employment in a range of operational management and planning roles within the aviation industry, including airline operations management, airport landside operations, airport airside operations, airport planning, aviation safety management, airline maintenance management and supervision. Learning by doing There are no formal work experience requirements for this program, but during your studies you will be exposed to industry practices through site visits and industry-based lecturers. Program structure The degree combines studies in core discipline areas with elective studies that enable you to tailor your degree and to enhance your career opportunities. Areas of study include: » Technical studies, through which you develop an understanding of aircraft and aviation systems » Professional development courses, where project activities develop and integrate discipline-specific skills and generic capabilities that are widely used across any profession » Industry systems and processes, so you develop knowledge and skills in planning and management. The degree covers the specifics of planning and management relevant to the aviation industry, taking account of risk, safety, human factors, the industry environment, and other key themes.

Chemical engineering
BP049 Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) CRICOS code: 002707D Duration: 4 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp049
City campus

Chemical engineers develop technologies that improve our quality of life, help protect the environment and solve sustainability issues. They develop innovative, energy-efficient and cost-effective processes and products that make best use of available resources, while playing a role in the design, construction, operation and maintenance of industrial plants. Chemical engineering is important to health and wellbeing, as technology is applied to make vaccines and drugs. RMIT’s chemical engineering programs bring together engineering science and engineering practice and design. They focus on industrial applications and real situations, prioritising a practical and vocational focus that is well recognised by industry. The University will prepare you for the workplace and encourage the development of your interpersonal, leadership and teamwork skills. Learning by doing You are required to complete 12 weeks of professional engineering work experience usually between years three and four. Work experience gives you the chance to polish workplace skills and discover the kind of industry and employer you would like to work with.

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Program structure The chemical engineering program covers the application of chemical, physical and biological sciences and technology for the improvement of industrial processes. The first year builds on the basic sciences of chemistry and mathematics. There are also some new studies about the fundamentals of chemical and biochemical engineering. Other courses are designed to develop generic skills such as team-building and project work while investigating what it means to be a chemical engineer. You will also learn how to make the process industries work more efficiently and how to minimise their environmental impact. Key areas studied are petrol, plastics, pharmaceuticals, fertilisers, processed foods, paper, composites, and mineral products. Chemical engineering is also an exciting research and development area involved in the development of new materials such as polymers, ceramics, composites and biomaterials. Prerequisites Mathematics and chemistry. Professional recognition The Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) is accredited by Engineers Australia. Graduates are eligible for graduate membership as a professional engineer. Graduates are recognised as professional engineers in all member countries of the Washington Accord. The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), based in London, is the primary international professional society for chemical engineers. The degree is accredited by IChemE at the (UK) MEng level. www.engineersaustralia.org.au www.washingtonaccord.org www.icheme.org Careers Chemical engineering is a truly international career. The RMIT degree is recognised around the world, and many Australian companies provide the opportunity for engineers to travel overseas. The major areas of employment are chemical, petroleum, and petrochemical industries; food industry; environmental management and pollution control; mineral and metallurgical industries; plastics/polymers; biomaterials and diagnostic agents; pharmaceuticals and vaccines; cosmetics; electricity and gas utilisation; research and development; and project design and consulting. You may also be interested in … » Applied chemistry and chemical engineering (page 132) » Chemical engineering and biotechnology (page 94) » Chemical engineering and management (page 95)

Chemical engineering and biotechnology
Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering)/Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology) double degree CRICOS code: 040057G Duration: 5 years BP159

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp159
City and Bundoora campuses

You may have developed an anti-cancer drug, or grown the cell cultures for an artificial skin— now you need to produce it on a large scale. Your double degree in chemical engineering will be invaluable. Chemical engineers apply biotechnology to make products on a large scale. These integrated skills can be applied to managing the environment, diagnosing and curing diseases, improving crop plants and stock, detecting pollutants and contaminants, and using organisms to produce chemicals. The double degree enables you to tackle problems ranging from petrol refining and devising biotechnological methods, to purifying drinking water, and is ideal if you are interested in: » developing biological-based products and processes » making processing industries more efficient » making commercially-viable products from biological material. Learning by doing You will participate in laboratory experiments across all five years of the degree, which allows you to put theory into practice and to explore new biotechnology and engineering techniques in a hands-on setting. As a double degree student, you will interact with a wide range of relevant industries. Many courses are designed in collaboration with industry partners. We invite those working in the industry to talk to you about their jobs and the opportunities available to you. Industry field trips will allow you to see first-hand how the industry works. Program structure In the chemical engineering part of the degree you will learn about the application of chemical and physical sciences and technology to improve industrial processes. In the biotechnology area of the degree you will learn about developing biological-based products and processes. The first year builds on the basic sciences of biology, chemistry and mathematics and develops knowledge in the fundamentals of biotechnology and chemical engineering, as well as generic skills such as team-building and project work.

In later years specialist courses explore ways of making the biotechnology and chemical processing industries work more efficiently and how they can minimise their environmental impact by using less energy and producing less waste. Key areas studied are biologicalbased products, pharmaceuticals, fertilisers, processed foods, oil and gas products and mineral processing. Biotechnology in chemical engineering is an exciting research and development area involved in the development of vaccines, drubs and biomaterials. Computers are widely used in design, process monitoring and control, as well as optimisation of the operations of entire process plans. Additional costs You will need to purchase a laboratory coat, safety glasses, a pipette filler, text books, lecture/practical notes and to hire a regulation gown for microbiology and molecular biology. Prerequisites Mathematics and chemistry. Professional recognition Graduates qualify for professional membership of Engineers Australia and are recognised as professional engineers in all member countries of the Washington Accord. Depending on streams chosen in third year, these degrees qualify you for professional membership of scientific societies such as the Australian Institute of Biology, the Australian Society for Microbiology, and the Australian Biochemical Society. Graduates also qualify for professional membership of Engineers Australia and the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), London – the primary international professional society for the chemical engineer. www.engineersaustralia.org.au www.washingtonaccord.org www.icheme.org Careers As a graduate with a multi-disciplinary qualification, you will have a better understanding of the requirements of teams from other specialties. Graduates take leading roles in a wide range of biotechnology and chemical engineering industries. You may also find work in medical research institutes, police forensics, food processing plants, research institutes and government departments, as well as local and state agencies. You may also be interested in … » Applied chemistry and chemical engineering (page 132) » Applied sciences (pages 134, 135) » Biotechnology (page 135) » Chemical engineering (page 93) » Chemical engineering and management (page 95)

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Chemical engineering and management
Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering)/Bachelor of Business (Management) double degree CRICOS code: 012949C Duration: 5 years BP052

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp052
City campus

This program brings engineering science, practice and design together with core management competencies. RMIT focuses on industrial applications and links fundamental courses in engineering and management to real situations. The practical and vocational focus of this double degree is well recognised by industry and will help you make the transition to the workplace. It provides you with the background to manage organisations effectively giving you a competitive advantage and allowing you to progress into positions of responsibility and influence. The financing of large engineering projects is increasingly complex and entrepreneurial and a business degree will prepare you to operate in a complex financial system. Learning by doing You will participate in laboratory experiments across all five years of the degree, which allows you to put theory into practice and explore new engineering techniques in a hands-on setting. As a double degree student, you will interact with a wide range of relevant industries. Many courses are designed in collaboration with industry partners. We invite those working in the industry to talk to you about their jobs and the opportunities available to you. Industry field trips allow you to see first-hand how the industry works. Program structure In the chemical engineering part of the degree, you will learn about the application of chemical, physical and biological sciences and technology for the improvement of industrial processes. The business management area of the program will cover the roles and functions of management. The first year builds on the basic sciences of chemistry and mathematics and also introduces some new studies about the fundamentals of chemical and biochemical engineering. Other chemical engineering courses will help you develop generic skills such as team-building and project work while investigating what it means to be a chemical engineer.

You will also study business courses on the history of management and organisational behaviour. Later, you will have the opportunity to specialise in key chemical engineering industry areas, such as oil and gas, mineral processing and environmental engineering. In management, you will choose from specialist studies including employment relations, health services management, management accounting, finance, marketing, international business or logistics and supply chain management. Prerequisites Mathematics and chemistry. Pathways Diploma students from polytechnics in various countries, including Singapore, Qatar and the UK, can apply for advanced standing of one or two years. Professional recognition This double degree is accredited by Engineers Australia. Graduates are eligible for graduate membership as professional engineers and are recognised in all member countries of the Washington Accord. The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), based in London, is the primary international professional society for the chemical engineer, and the double degree is accredited by IChemE at the (UK) MEng level. Students may also be able to obtain professional membership of the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) and CPA Australia by selecting appropriate minor studies. www.engineersaustralia.org.au www.washingtonaccord.org Careers Chemical engineering is a truly international career. This RMIT degree is recognised around the world, and many Australian companies provide the opportunity for engineers to travel. A chemical engineering graduate can work in a variety of areas, from process and project engineering, to marketing or research. The major areas of employment are chemical, petroleum, and petrochemical industries; food industry; environmental management and pollution control; mineral and metallurgical industries; plastics/polymers; biomaterials and diagnostic agents; pharmaceuticals and vaccines; cosmetics; electricity and gas utilisation; research and development; and project design and consulting. Most graduates will hold senior management positions at some stage in their careers. You may also be interested in … » Applied chemistry and chemical engineering (page 132) » Chemical engineering (page 93) » Chemical engineering and biotechnology (page 94)

Civil and infrastructure engineering
BP198 Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure Engineering) CRICOS code: 048215M Duration: 4 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp198
City campus

Civil and infrastructure engineers plan, design, construct, supervise, manage and maintain the essential infrastructure of the community. They are capable of working on multidisciplinary projects in order to maximise the social, economic and environmental benefits, adapting the environment and using nature’s resources for the benefit of the community. The program has a strong emphasis on communication, team work and leadership. It incorporates project-based learning, maintains an environmental sustainability focus and is committed to encouraging diversity in the engineering profession. It maintains a strong work experience emphasis and flexible program structure and you can also choose from a broad range of electives so you can customise the program to suit your interests. Learning by doing You will be required to undertake 12 weeks of professional engineering work experience usually between years three and four. Work experience gives you a better understanding of practices in the workplace. Between the second and third year of the program you will have the opportunity to spend up to one year in industry and then return to university to complete your third and fourth years of the program. Program structure The program is structured around four themes which integrate to provide a sequence of professional development. Year one: connecting to engineering You are encouraged to become a self-directed, self evaluating learner. You will explore some basic concepts around engineering applications and begin working on practical projects. Year two: the big ideas Introduction to basic engineering principles, concentrating on the big theoretical ideas, built around practical applications, including site investigation, geotechnical engineering, water engineering and transport engineering, as well as further structural engineering and mathematical modelling. Year three: professional applications You will work on typical engineering problems within your discipline and within a social and environmental context. By the end of this year, you will be highly valuable to an employer during your vacation experience.

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Year four: connecting to the workplace You will be encouraged to specialise and develop your professional skills. Studies may include workplace learning and negotiated learning contracts. Prerequisites Mathematics. Pathways Graduates of the following programs may be eligible to apply for exemptions of up to two years: » Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Civil Engineering) » Advanced Diploma of Engineering Design (Civil Engineering) Professional recognition This program is accredited by Engineers Australia. Graduates are eligible for graduate membership as professional engineers and are recognised in all member countries of the Washington Accord. www.engineersaustralia.org.au www.washingtonaccord.org Careers You will be qualified to work as a civil engineer or engineering professional, manager or administrator, or a building engineering technician. Graduates are usually employed in basic design and investigation and supervised by more experienced engineers. As you gain experience, you may move into a management role. Employment is also available as a design engineer, project manager, construction manager, environmental engineer or engineering asset manager. You may also be interested in … » Civil and infrastructure engineering and management (page 96) » Environmental engineering (page 111)

The double degree combines studies from the civil and infrastructure engineering and the management degrees. It is for engineering students who believe training in business is essential for career advancement. The double degree has been developed specifically to meet the current and future demands of the industry and the economy in general. After gaining some professional experience in civil and infrastructure engineering roles, you will typically move quickly into middle and senior management or consultant positions. Learning by doing You are required to undertake 12 weeks of professional engineering work experience usually between years three and four. This gives you a better understanding of practices in the workplace. Between the second and third year of the program you may spend an optional period of up to one year in industry and return to university to complete your third and fourth years. Program structure Year one: connecting to engineering You are encouraged to connect with your colleagues, develop a sustainable approach to engineering, and become a self-directed, self evaluating learner. In semester one you will extend your mathematical skills to engineering applications and establish some basic concepts around engineering applications. Year two: the big ideas Introduction to basic engineering principles, concentrating on the big theoretical ideas built around practical applications, including site investigation, geotechnical engineering, water engineering and transport engineering, as well as further structural engineering and mathematical modelling. Year three: professional applications You will work on typical engineering problems within your discipline and within a social and environmental context. By the end of this year, you will be highly valuable to an employer during your vacation experience. Year four: connecting to the workplace Specialise and develop professional skills. Studies may include workplace learning and negotiated learning contracts. Prerequisites Mathematics. Professional recognition The Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure Engineering)/Bachelor of Business (Management) double degree is accredited by Engineers Australia. Graduates are eligible for graduate membership as professional engineers and are recognised in all member countries of the Washington Accord. www.engineersaustralia.org.au www.washingtonaccord.org

Careers As a civil and infrastructure engineering graduate, you will be qualified to work as a civil engineering professional, engineering professional, manager or administrator, or building engineering technician. Graduates are usually employed in basic design and investigation and supervised by more experienced engineers. As you gain experience, you may move into a management role. Employment is also available as a design engineer, project manager, construction manager, environmental engineer or engineering asset manager. You may also be interested in … » Civil and infrastructure engineering (page 95) » Environmental engineering (page 111)

Civil engineering
AD009 Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Civil Engineering) CRICOS code: 063219D Duration: 2 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/ad009
City campus

This program gives you the skills you will need to move into a wide range of paraprofessional positions in the civil and structural engineering fields. Class sizes are small, giving you the opportunity for greater interaction with classmates and more individual attention from teachers. Assessment is ongoing throughout the semester and may include individual and group presentations, individual or/and group projects, laboratory experiments, exams, reflective journals, case studies, assignment reports, written tests, and critical analysis. An associate degree is a two-year higher education qualification that can be undertaken after Year 12 or following a certificate III or with industry experience. Learning by doing The program employs a combination of lecture, seminar, tutorial, online reading, workshop, practical and laboratory sessions. Program structure Year one The first year shares a number of common courses with other disciplines, including mathematics, industrial studies computer applications, environmental principles, engineering science, engineering materials and engineering management. Year two Builds on your first year studies but contains more specialised courses relevant to civil engineering, such as fluid mechanics, structural design, soil mechanics, roads and transport.

Civil and infrastructure engineering and management
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure Engineering)/ Bachelor of Business (Management) double degree CRICOS code: 048233J Duration: 5 years BP202

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp202
City campus

Civil and infrastructure engineers plan, design, construct, supervise, manage and maintain the essential infrastructure of our community, adapting the environment and nature’s resources for the benefit of the community.

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Prerequisites Mathematics methods 3 and 4. Pathways Graduates may be eligible to apply for exemptions of up to two years from the following program: » Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure Engineering) Professional recognition The Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Civil Engineering) is provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia and graduates are eligible to seek membership at an engineering officer level. Careers Civil engineering will help you find employment in the public or private sector in positions such as laboratory technician, research assistant, construction supervisor or CAD draftsperson working under the supervision of a professional engineer. You may also be interested in … Other engineering technology associate degree programs offered by RMIT: » Electrical/electronics (page 101) » Mechanical engineering (page 105) » Network engineering (page 106)

Learning by doing You will spend a significant amount of time on laboratory experiments and design projects. You will be required to complete at least 12 weeks of full-time work experience in your technical field of study (or its part-time equivalent), in your own time, under the supervision of a qualified engineer (required for Engineers Australia accreditation). Program structure In years one and two you will learn the fundamental principles and practices in computer and network engineering, and the mathematics and physics that make up the essential engineering tools. You will also develop essential professional skills such as communication, teamwork, and leadership skills. In years three and four, the focus is on making you industry-ready. You will deepen the technical knowledge and skills in your chosen specialisation, and exercise your design, teamwork, leadership, management and communication skills through individual and team-based projects that closely resemble the work of practising engineers. Prerequisites Mathematics. Pathways Graduates of the following programs may be eligible to apply for exemptions of up to two years: » Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Network Engineering) » Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering » Advanced Diploma of Telecommunications Engineering Professional recognition The degree is fully accredited by Engineers Australia. Its graduates are therefore officially recognised as professional engineers in all member countries of the Washington Accord. www.engineersaustralia.org.au www.washingtonaccord.org Careers Job opportunities for computer and network engineering graduates exist in: » Industry, to design and manufacture computer systems, computer networks and telecommunication networks. » Business, to implement and maintain computer systems, computer networks and communication networks. » Universities, research and standardisation organisations, to advance computer and network technologies. » Government organisations, to provide health, education, transport, defence, trade, security and emergency services. You may also choose to run your own computer and network-related business.

You may also be interested in … » Computer and network engineering and management (page 97) » Electrical engineering (page 100) » Electronic and communication engineering (page 102) » Electrical and electronic engineering (page 99)

Computer and network engineering and computer science
BP002 Bachelor of Engineering (Computer and Network Engineering)/Bachelor of Computer Science double degree CRICOS code: 067852B Duration: 5 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp002
City campus

See page 80 (Computing and information technology) for program details.

Computer and network engineering and management
BP075 Bachelor of Engineering (Computer and Network Engineering)/Bachelor of Business (Management) double degree CRICOS code: 068295G Duration: 5 years

Computer and network engineering
BP263 Bachelor of Engineering (Computer and Network Engineering) CRICOS code: 068294G Duration: 4 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp075
City campus

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp263
City campus

Computer system engineers design and apply computer systems to provide efficient engineering solutions in almost every sector of our society. Their work includes designing new products and systems, improving the operation of existing systems, integrating various sub systems, and providing updated technical support. Network engineers design, implement and maintain digital communication networks and computer networks, which are heavily used in our daily life. Computer and network engineers play important roles in our society. They can contribute to the design and operation of international telecommunication networks and even space exploration.

Computer and network engineers devise engineering solutions for society. These may include designing new products and systems, improving the operation of existing systems or providing customer and sales support. Graduates in these fields are part of the information, electronics and renewable energy revolution and develop new technologies and products for industries and communities of the future. Engineers in these fields work with professionals in project teams in manufacturing, automation, agriculture, transport, education, medicine and environmental monitoring. They may contribute to the design and operation of international telecommunication networks and space exploration. Capacity to imagine and a desire to find creative solutions are key prerequisites to a career in engineering. Learning by doing You will be required to complete at least 12 weeks of work experience in your own time (required for Engineers Australia accreditation). This is usually completed during the breaks after third and fourth years.

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Program structure This degree has a strong technical focus and integrates its practical orientation with personal and business skills development. In the first three years you are introduced to the fundamentals of computer and network engineering, as well as mathematics, physics and business management. All courses emphasise professional and personal development. Essential leadership, team organisation, communication, and decisionmaking skills are fostered to facilitate your smooth transition into industry. You will take a selection of computer and network engineering courses in years three and four, with the option of choosing a major in your final year or choosing electives from both areas. Techniques such as computerassisted learning, interactive video instruction, laboratory-based classroom learning and the use of team-based project activities all contribute to an effective learning environment. The degree has a high level of practical content with strong emphasis on laboratory-based experiential learning, as well as computerassisted learning, simulation and problem solving. Ownership of a laptop computer is encouraged as the computer has become an integral part of the learning process. There is a team-based engineering design project in year three, and an individual design project in year four, closely matching typical industry-based projects. Preequisites Mathematics. Pathways Students with relevant qualifications who are successful in gaining a place in the double degree can apply for advanced standing. Applications for recognition of prior learning are considered on a case-by-case basis. Professional recognition This program has received full accreditation by Engineers Australia, and graduates satisfy the requirements for admission to membership at the level of professional engineer. The degree is recognised in countries that are members of the Washington Accord. www.engineersaustralia.org.au www.washingtonaccord.org

Careers Graduates are employed in industries including the aerospace, automotive, biomedical, micro technology, manufacturing, power generation and distribution, electronics, computing, networks, communications, telecommunications, resources, defence, and primary industries. RMIT graduates are well prepared for leadership roles in industry, business, government and the community. Many engineers quickly move into positions of management within organisations. A double degree allows you to gain a business qualification, providing the background to manage organisations effectively. You may also choose to start your own business. You may also be interested in … » Computer and network engineering (page 97) » Electrical and electronic engineering (page 99) » Electrical engineering (page 100) » Electrical engineering and commerce (page 100) » Electrical engineering and management (page 101) » Electronic and communication engineering (page 102)

Program structure Areas of specialised study include: » Administer unix-based computers » Assemble and test personal computers » Client-server networks » Commission computer systems » Design and implement internetworking systems » Electrical principles » Embedded systems » Engineering applications » Engineering mathematics » Enterprise networks » Install and configure internetworking systems » Local area networks » Microprocessors » Network operating systems » Network security » Network services » Object oriented coding » Project management » Web services » Wireless local area networks. Additional costs You are expected to meet the cost of materials (approximately AU$100 per year). Preequisites Mathematics. Pathways You may be eligible to apply for exemptions from the following program: » Bachelor of Engineering (Computer and Network Engineering) Professional recognition This program qualifies graduates at paraprofessional (technical officer) level. Industry certification training for CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), Network Security, Wireless and A+ certificates is integrated into the program. To enhance your employability, you are encouraged to sit for the external examinations associated with these qualifications. Careers Computer systems officers are responsible for administering and upgrading networking facilities in small, medium or large enterprises. The program is well structured to support future technical officers in the installation, maintenance and administration of large computer networks and computer infrastructure. You will be able to apply your skills to a wide range of business, manufacturing and operational occupations.

Computer systems engineering
C6084 Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering CRICOS code: 065161A Duration: 2 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c6084
City campus

Computer systems engineers work with personal computers (PCs) and computer network systems in positions such as technical officers or service supervisors. The RMIT program gives you a blend of practical experience with computer hardware and software applications as well as a strong theoretical foundation. You will achieve competencies in testing, assembly, installation and maintenance of office personal computers and computer networks. You will gain skills in operating a wide range of computer hardware and software, such as PCs, servers and network interconnection devices, CISCO devices and software applications for operating workstations, server operating systems, internet applications, and server applications. Learning by doing Work-integrated learning is integral to your studies and involves project-based learning in a simulated workplace environment or industry engagement, providing you with invaluable knowledge of current work practices.

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You may also be interested in … » Computer and network engineering (page 97) » Electrical engineering (page 100) » Electronic and communication engineering (page 102) » Network engineering (page 106)

Pathways Graduates may be eligible to apply for exemptions from the following programs: » Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) » Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) Professional recognition Graduates are eligible to seek membership of Engineers Australia at the engineering officer level. Careers Employment options range from mining, manufacturing and transport to industrial instrumentation and control, automation, robotics and mechatronics. Roles at a paraprofessional (technical officer) level will involve development, design, installation, commissioning, operations, and/or maintenance of engineering equipment, plant or instrumentation and control systems. Please note: This program will not prepare students for work in electrical trades, and does not lead to an electrical (A grade) licence. You may also be interested in … » Computer systems engineering (page 98) » Electrical/electronics (page 101) » Telecommunication engineering (page 107)

Learning by doing You will spend a significant amount of time on laboratory experiments and design projects. You will be required to complete at least 12 weeks of full-time work experience in your technical field of study (or its part-time equivalent), in your own time, under the supervision of a qualified engineer (required for Engineers Australia accreditation). Program structure You will learn through a wide variety of modes including lectures, tutorials, and especially laboratories. You will also need to spend a significant amount of your own time on self-directed learning. In years one and two, you will learn the fundamental principles and practices in electronic and communication engineering, and the mathematics and physics that make up the essential engineering tools. You will also develop essential professional skills, such as communication, teamwork, and leadership. In years three and four, the focus is on making you industry-ready. You will deepen the technical knowledge and skills in your chosen specialisation, and exercise your design, teamwork, leadership, management and communication skills through individual and team-based projects that closely resemble the work of practising engineers. Prerequisites Mathematics. Pathways Graduates of the following programs may be eligible to apply for exemptions of up to two years: » Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Electrical/Electronic) » Advanced Diploma of Electrical— Technology » Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering Professional recognition This program has provisional accreditation with Engineers Australia. Full accreditation will be sought following the emergence of the first representative group of graduates. Once full accreditation is granted, graduates will satisfy the requirements for admission to membership at the level of professional engineer and will be recognised in countries that are members of the Washington Accord. www.engineersaustralia.org.au www.washingtonaccord.org

Electrical
C6085 Advanced Diploma of Electrical— Technology CRICOS code: 065162M Duration: 2 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c6085
City campus

This program provides you with the skills and knowledge to monitor, validate and evaluate automated equipment and systems, manage risk, develop and manage maintenance programs, and provide technical advice. You will learn about electrical control systems, including programmable logic controllers structured in an industry-based network called Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA); electrical design, motor control, stand-alone renewable energy systems, computer programming and software applications. Learning by doing This program is delivered through lectures, tutorials, practical/laboratory exercises, work-simulated projects, competency-based assessments, online and offline learning, and balanced hands-on practice. Program structure The qualification is structured to deliver competencies, knowledge and skills required by the nationally-accredited Electrotechnology Training Package. It includes a number of core and elective competency units in the major study areas, and areas of specialised study include: » Computational solutions » Electrical design » Electrical drafting » Electrical installations » Electromagnetic circuits » Electronics » Engineering software » Industrial control systems » Microprocessor control systems » Motor control » Occupational health and safety » Programmable logic controllers » Project management » Stand-alone renewable energy systems » Technical leadership skills. Prerequisites Mathematics.

Electrical and electronic engineering
BP262 Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) CRICOS code: 068297E Duration: 4 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp262
City campus

Electrical engineers design and operate electrical devices and systems to generate, distribute and utilise electrical power in the most efficient and cleanest way possible. Electronic engineers design and apply electronic devices and systems to produce a wide range of goods and services for numerous classes of users, from individuals and households to big industries, businesses and organisations. This multi-major degree covers the broad spectrum of electrical and electronic engineering. You have the option of choosing a major in fourth year in specialisations including electrical, electronic, communication, computer and network engineering.

Please refer to page 17 for English language entrance requirements. Details on teaching methods and assessment can be found on page 10.

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Careers Job opportunities for electrical and electronic engineering graduates exist in: » Industry, to design and manufacture electrical and electronic products » Business, to implement and maintain electrical and electronic systems and services » Universities and research organisations, to advance electrical and electronic technologies » Government organisations, to provide health, education, transport, defence, trade, security and emergency services. Graduates may also choose to run their own electrical and electronic businesses. You may also be interested in … » Computer and network engineering (page 97) » Electrical engineering (page 100) » Electronic and communication engineering (page 102)

Program structure You will learn through a wide variety of modes including lectures, tutorials, and especially laboratories. You will also need to spend a significant amount of your own time on self-directed learning. In years one and two, you will learn the fundamental principles and practices in electrical engineering, and the mathematics and physics that make up the essential engineering tools. You will also develop essential professional skills including communication, teamwork, and leadership skills. In years three and four, the focus is on making you industry-ready. You will deepen the technical knowledge and skills in your chosen specialisation, and exercise your design, teamwork, leadership, management and communication skills through individual and team-based projects that closely resemble the work of practising engineers. Prerequisites Mathematics. Pathways Graduates of the following programs may be eligible to apply for exemptions of up to two years: » Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Electrical/Electronic) » Advanced Diploma of Electrical— Technology Professional recognition The Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) program is fully accredited by Engineers Australia. Graduates are therefore officially recognised as professional engineers in all member countries of the Washington Accord. www.engineersaustralia.org.au www.washingtonaccord.org Careers Graduates are employed in a wide range of industries including automotive, manufacturing, power generation and distribution, resources, defence, and primary industries, in Australia and overseas. You will be well prepared for leadership roles in industry, business, government and the community. You may also choose to start your own business. You may also be interested in … » Computer and network engineering (page 97) » Electrical and electronic engineering (page 99) » Electronic and communication engineering (page 102)

Electrical engineering and commerce
BP246 Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering)/Bachelor of Commerce double degree CRICOS code: 061068G Duration: 5 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp246
City campus

Electrical engineers devise engineering solutions for society, which may include designing new products and systems, improving the operation of existing systems or providing customer and sales support. Graduates are part of the renewable energy revolution and develop new technologies and products for industries and communities of the future. Engineers in these fields work with professionals in project teams in manufacturing, automation, agriculture, transport, resources and energy management, education and environmental monitoring. Learning by doing You will be required to undertake at least 12 weeks of work experience in your own time (required for Engineers Australia accreditation). This is usually completed during the breaks after third and fourth years. Program structure This degree has a strong technical focus and integrates its practical orientation with personal and business skills development. In the first three years of study you are introduced to the fundamentals of electrical engineering, as well as relevant mathematics and physics and commerce. All courses emphasise professional and personal development. Essential leadership, team organisation, communication, and decisionmaking skills are fostered to facilitate your smooth transition into industry. In the final two years of study you will specialise in electrical engineering concentrating on electrical energy and power systems, and control systems engineering, and also complete your commerce studies. Techniques such as computer-assisted learning, interactive video instruction, laboratory-based classroom learning and the use of team-based project activities all contribute to an effective learning environment. The degree has a high level of practical content with a strong emphasis on laboratory-based experiential learning. Computers also play an important role at all levels through computerassisted learning, simulation, problem-solving and design tools. Ownership of a laptop computer is encouraged as the computer has become an integral part of the learning process. There is a team-based engineering design project in year four and an individual design project in year five, closely matching typical industry-based projects.

Electrical engineering
BP261 Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) CRICOS code: 068357J Duration: 4 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp261
City campus

Engineers are people who must put theories into practice to produce useful goods and services. Capacity to imagine and a desire to find creative solutions to problems are the cornerstone of a career in engineering. Electrical engineers devise engineering solutions for society. Engineers work with professionals in manufacturing, automation, agriculture, transport, resources and energy management, education, environmental monitoring, renewable energy, power generation and distribution, retail and industrial automation, and transportation. Learning by doing You will spend a significant amount of time on laboratory experiments and design projects. You will be required to complete at least 12 weeks of full-time work experience in your technical field of study (or its part-time equivalent), in your own time, under the supervision of a qualified engineer (required for Engineers Australia accreditation).

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Prerequisites Mathematics. Professional recognition This program is fully accredited by Engineers Australia. Graduates of this program will satisfy the requirements for admission to membership at the level of professional engineer. The degree is recognised in countries that are members of the Washington Accord. www.engineersaustralia.org.au www.washingtonaccord.org Careers Graduates are employed in a wide range of industries including aerospace, automotive, manufacturing, power generation and distribution, electronics, resources, defence, and primary industries. You will be well prepared for leadership roles in industry, business, government and the community. You may also choose to start your own business. You may also be interested in … » Computer and network engineering (page 97) » Electrical and electronic engineering (page 99) » Electrical engineering (page 100) » Electrical engineering and management (page 101) » Electronic and communication engineering (page 102)

Learning by doing You will be required to complete at least 12 weeks of work experience in your own time (required for Engineers Australia accreditation). This is usually completed during the breaks at the end of third year and at the end of fourth year. Program structure This double degree has a strong technical focus and integrates its practical orientation with personal and business skills development. In the first three years of study you are introduced to the fundamentals of electrical engineering, as well as relevant mathematics and physics and business management. All courses emphasise professional and personal development. Essential leadership, team organisation, communication, and decisionmaking skills are fostered to facilitate your smooth transition into industry. In the final two years of study you will specialise in electrical engineering concentrating on electrical energy and power systems, and control systems engineering, and also complete your business management studies. Techniques such as computer-assisted learning, interactive video instruction, laboratory-based classroom learning and the use of team-based project activities all contribute to an effective learning environment. The degree has a high level of practical content with a strong emphasis on laboratory-based experiential learning. Computers also play an important role at all levels through computerassisted learning, simulation, problem-solving and design tools. Ownership of a laptop computer is encouraged as the computer has become an integral part of the learning process. There is a team-based engineering design project in year four, and an individual design project in year five, closely matching typical industry-based projects. Prerequisites Mathematics. Professional recognition This program has received full accreditation by Engineers Australia, and graduates satisfy the requirements for admission to membership at the level of professional engineer. The degree is recognised in countries that are members of the Washington Accord. www.engineersaustralia.org.au www.washingtonaccord.org

Careers Graduates are employed in a wide range of industries, including the aerospace, automotive, manufacturing, power generation and distribution, electronics, resources, defence, and primary industries, as well as organisations in the public and private sectors. Typical tasks for graduates include design and supervision of projects in all areas of advanced technologies as part of small, medium, or large businesses or organisations. You may also choose to start your own business. You may also be interested in … » Computer and network engineering (page 97) » Electrical and electronic engineering (page 99) » Electrical engineering (page 100) » Electrical engineering and commerce (page 100) » Electronic and communication engineering (page 102)

Electrical/electronics
AD005 Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Electrical/Electronics) CRICOS code: 059385B Duration: 2 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/ad005
City campus

Electrical engineering and management
Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering)/Bachelor of Business (Management) double degree CRICOS code: 026681M Duration: 5 years BP065

Electrical/electronic technology is part of daily life, and graduates are in global demand. This program provides you with high-level training in design, installation, maintenance, analysis, troubleshooting and management of electrical/ electronic devices and systems. Associate degrees are broad-based and focus on developing employment-related skills relevant to your chosen discipline/s. Learning by doing Classes are taught in a combination of lecture, seminar, tutorial, online reading, workshop, practical and laboratory sessions. Class sizes are small, giving you an opportunity for greater interaction with classmates and more individual attention from teachers. Simulation and animation tools will enhance your learning. Program structure You will be proficient in aspects of electrical/ electronic design, electronic communications, digital and analogue interfacing, microprocessor programming, automation and process control. This program shares a common first year study of broad-based applications to related engineering aspects and industrial management skills. The training is for the electrical and electronic industry at the paraprofessional level. Upon graduation, you can apply to continue your studies into the third year of a relevant bachelor degree program to further strengthen your analytical and practical skills.

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp065
City campus

Electrical engineers design systems and equipment for all types of industrial and everyday purposes. They work in the fields of renewable energy, power generation and distribution, retail and industrial automation. They also develop new technologies to support the next generation of transportation, and design new products and improve the operation of existing systems or provide customer and sales support. Engineers in these fields work with professionals in project teams in manufacturing, automation, agriculture, transport, resources and energy management, education and environmental monitoring.

Please refer to page 17 for English language entrance requirements. Details on teaching methods and assessment can be found on page 10.

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Prerequisites Mathematics methods 3 and 4. Pathways Graduates may be eligible to apply for exemptions of up to two years from the following programs: » Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) » Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) » Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic and Communication Engineering) Professional recognition The Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Electrical/Electronics) is provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia, and graduates are eligible to seek membership at the engineering officer level. Careers Graduates will have diverse job opportunities in areas including electrical/electronics design, electronic communications, microprocessor programming and interfacing, automation and process control. You may find employment in the automotive industry, computer design and manufacture, high-speed automation, aviation and biotechnology, engineering, management consultancy or a diverse range of middle management positions. You may also be interested in … Other engineering technology associate degree programs offered by RMIT: » Civil engineering (page 96) » Mechanical engineering (page 105) » Network engineering (page 106)

Electronic and communication products and services are a large part of modern living, from mobile phones and computers for individuals, broadband services and high definition TV for households and businesses, satellite navigation and sophisticated safety and control systems for cars, ships and planes, to the tracking, telemetry and command (TT&C) and communication systems in satellites and space exploration capsules. Learning by doing Engineers must put theories into practice to produce useful goods and services. You will learn to do this by spending a significant amount of time on laboratory experiments and design projects. You will be required to complete 12 weeks of full-time work experience (or its part-time equivalent) in your technical field of study, in your own time, under the supervision of a qualified engineer (required for Engineers Australia accreditation). Program structure You will learn through a wide variety of modes including lectures, tutorials, and laboratories. You will also need to spend a significant amount of your own time on self-directed learning. In years one and two, you will learn the fundamental principles and practices in electronic and communication engineering, and the mathematics and physics that make up the essential engineering tools. You will also develop essential professional skills in communication, teamwork, and leadership. In years three and four, the focus will be on making you industry-ready. You will deepen your technical knowledge and skills in your chosen specialisation, and exercise your design, teamwork, leadership, management and communication skills through individual and team-based projects that closely resemble the work of practising engineers. Prerequisites Mathematics. Pathways Graduates of the following programs may be eligible to apply for exemptions of up to two years: » Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Electrical/Electronic) » Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering » Advanced Diploma of Telecommunications Engineering

Professional recognition The Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic and Communication Engineering) program is fully accredited by Engineers Australia and graduates are officially recognised as Professional Engineers in all member countries of the Washington Accord. www.engineersaustralia.org.au www.washingtonaccord.org Careers Job opportunities exist in: » Industry, to design and manufacture electronic and communication products » Business, to implement and maintain electronic and communication systems and services » Universities and research organisations, to advance electronic and communication technologies » Government organisations to provide health, education, transport, defence, trade, security and emergency services You could also choose to run your own electronic and communication business. You may also be interested in … » Computer and network engineering (page 97) » Electrical and electronic engineering (page 99) » Electrical engineering (page 100)

Electronic and communication engineering and computer science
BP004 Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic and Communication Engineering)/ Bachelor of Computer Science double degree CRICOS code: 067849G Duration: 5 years

Electronic and communication engineering
BP264 Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic and Communication Engineering) CRICOS code: 068299C Duration: 4 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp004
City campus

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp264
City campus

Electronic and communication engineers design, produce and maintain devices, systems and services that improve the quality of life, health and wellbeing of individuals and communities, the productivity of industry, the competitiveness of all kinds of business, and the effectiveness of government services.

Rapid advances in the development of hardware and software has led to a need for graduates who can design smaller, portable and more adaptable electronic devices and the software that is needed to use these systems. Society relies on new and powerful devices to enhance our lives, reducing the demand on power requirements. There is also a need for graduates who are equally at home with the physical and engineering aspects of a communications system and the software that is used to control and create applications for those systems. Learning by doing You will be required to complete at least 12 weeks of work experience in your own time (required for Engineers Australia accreditation). This is usually completed during the breaks after third and fourth years.

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Program structure This double degree has a strong technical focus and integrates practical skills with business and elective studies. In the first three years, you will study the fundamentals of electronic and communication engineering, computer science, and relevant mathematics and physics. All courses emphasise professional and personal development. Essential leadership, team organisation, communication and decision-making skills are fostered to facilitate a smooth transition into industry. Years three and four include a selection of electronic and communication engineering courses, with the option of choosing a major in your final year or choosing electives from both areas. You will also complete your computer science studies in the final two years. Additional costs You are not required to have private access to a PC but will find it extremely useful. You are expected to purchase textbooks as prescribed, and in many classes comprehensive printed notes are issued at a price to cover printing costs. Prerequisites Mathematics. Professional recognition The Bachelor of Computer Science is fully accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). ACS has reciprocal membership agreements with computer societies in New Zealand, USA, Canada, UK, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Malaysia and Singapore. In addition, graduates can apply for ACS Certified Professional (CP) status for global recognition as ICT professionals. Accreditation by Engineers Australia is being sought for the Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic and Communication Engineering) as part of the general review of RMIT engineering degrees in 2010. Once accreditation of the degree is granted, graduates will satisfy the requirements for admission to membership of Engineers Australia at the level of professional engineer, and the degree will be recognised in countries that are members of the Washington Accord. www.engineersaustralia.org.au www.washingtonaccord.org Careers As a graduate you will be highly sought for your abilities to design, build and integrate both the software and the electronic components of new devices and systems. Many graduates are offered employment in their final year before graduation. You will find employment opportunities in areas as diverse as defence, health and science, through to business, technology development and communications.

You may also be interested in … » Computer science (pages 80, 82) » Computer and network engineering (page 97) » Computer and network engineering and computer science (page 80) » Electrical and electronic engineering (page 99) » Electrical engineering (page 100) » Electronic and communication engineering (page 102)

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Prerequisites Mathematics. Pathways Graduates may be eligible to apply for exemptions from the following degrees: » Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) » Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic and Communication Engineering) Professional recognition Graduates are eligible to seek membership of Engineers Australia at the engineering officer level. www.engineersaustralia.org.au Careers You will have employment opportunities in a range of industries, such as manufacturing, telecommunications, radio communications, electronics equipment and services, security systems, scientific instruments, and sales. Roles at paraprofessional (technical officer) level may include, but are not limited to, electronics technician, technical officer, engineering associate, draftsperson and sales engineer. You may also be interested in … » Computer systems engineering (page 98) » Electrical/electronics (page 101) » Telecommunication engineering (page 107)

Electronics and communications engineering
C6083 Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering CRICOS code: 065163K Duration: 2 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c6083
City campus

This qualification will provide you with the skills and knowledge to design and validate/ evaluate electronics and communications equipment and systems, manage risk, estimate and manage projects and provide technical advice. You will develop knowledge and skills in computer-aided drafting and electronic design, computer interfacing, microprocessor programming, design, testing and commissioning of analogue and digital electronics systems, computer programming and perform simulations using various engineering software packages. Learning by doing The program is structured to deliver competencies, knowledge and skills required by the nationally-accredited Electrotechnology Training Package. It includes a number of core and elective competency units in the major study areas. The program is delivered through balanced hands-on practice, competencybased assessments, lectures, online and off-line learning, practical/laboratory exercises, tutorials and work-simulated projects. Program structure Areas of specialised study include: » Analogue integrated circuit design » Circuit simulation » Communications and networks » Computational solutions » Computer programming » Digital and analogue electronics and applications » Electronic interfacing » Electronic technology and instrumentation » Gate array technology » Microelectronics » Microprocessor control systems » Microprocessors » Object-oriented programming » Occupational health and safety

Engineering design (civil engineering)
C6093 Advanced Diploma of Engineering Design CRICOS code: 066397F Duration: 2 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c6093
City campus

If you are interested in a career in civil and/or structural design, this program is ideal. In the first year you will focus on computeraided drafting (CAD), while the second year focuses on the design of roads, drains, sewers, and concrete/steel structures. Complementary studies in areas such as hydrology and the mechanics of structures, fluids and soils (including laboratory testing) provide you with a well-rounded education across a broad spectrum of civil and structural topics. Learning by doing A large proportion of the CAD courses are included in the first year of the program to specifically provide you with the skills to enter employment at an early stage.

Please refer to page 17 for English language entrance requirements. Details on teaching methods and assessment can be found on page 10.

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Program structure Core elements of the program include mathematics, structural mechanics, materials science, computer-aided drafting (CAD), site investigation, concrete and timber technology, environmental issues, computer applications, surveying, and estimating. Prerequisites Mathematics. Pathways Graduates may be eligible to apply for exemptions of up to two years from the following program: » Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure Engineering) Professional recognition Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply for membership of Engineers Australia as an engineering officer. Careers You may choose to articulate into the Bachelor of Engineering degree or take up employment in the public or private sector in positions such as laboratory technician, research assistant, construction supervisor or CAD draftsperson working under the supervision of a professional engineer. You may also be interested in … » Civil and infrastructure engineering (page 95)

Manufacturing and mechatronics
BP013 Bachelor of Engineering (Advanced Manufacturing and Mechatronics) CRICOS code: 064713D Duration: 4 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp013
City and Bundoora campuses

Manufacturing engineering examines the development and planning of processes and equipment. Mechatronics engineering involves the development of complex smart electromechanical systems such as robots and high-speed automated machines for manufacturing. As a manufacturing and mechatronics engineer you will work in many industries, including the automotive, aerospace, marine, food and beverage, logistics, mining and service industries. You will be at the heart of designing systems and equipment that turn raw material into finished products. This degree specialises in all aspects of advanced manufacturing processes, from system design and quality control to the actual building of automatic systems. Learning by doing You are expected to obtain a minimum of 12 weeks of relevant vacation employment that allows you to gain first-hand experience in an engineering environment with professional engineers. This employment is typically undertaken in the vacation between years three and four. An alternative possibility is to gain industry placement positions, usually for one year. Placements normally take place during a one-year break at the middle or at the end of the third year. A placement not only gives you academic credit but also valuable paid industrial experience, which in many cases may also lead to an industry-linked final year project. You can choose to join companies in Australia or overseas. There are also opportunities for overseas exchange programs for one semester. Program structure This degree has a core curriculum in the first four semesters aimed at developing analytical problem-solving skills, design capabilities, professional practice and introductory mechatronics skills and knowledge. In third and fourth years, you will deepen your experience in mechatronics and study advanced robot systems, computer analysis of manufacturing systems, process design and inventory control.

Manufacturing engineering studies are designed to reflect current industry requirements. As such, studies at RMIT are based on the following main areas: » Mechatronics, including robotics and control » High-speed automation » Manufacturing management » Advanced material and properties. The degree has an analytical focus with opportunities to work in design teams, as expected by industry. Emphasis is placed on the need to view manufacturing as a system made of people, machines and information, the flow of which must be controlled to produce internationally-competitive products. Specialised areas of study include computeraided manufacturing, quality management, mechatronic design and advanced robotics. The degree shares many elective studies with mechanical, automotive and aerospace engineering, and you can undertake specialist electives in these areas if desired. Prerequisites Mathematics. Pathways Graduates of the following program may be eligible to apply for exemptions of up to two years: » Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Mechanical) Professional recognition The degree satisfies the requirements for admission to graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Graduates are therefore recognised as professional engineers in all member countries of the Washington Accord. Corporate membership may be gained after the required period of professional experience. Admission to Engineers Australia can allow membership of comparable professional institutions in the UK and the USA without examination. www.engineersaustralia.org.au www.washingtonaccord.org Careers Opportunities for graduates are as diverse as the manufacturing industry itself. Areas of employment include the automotive and aerospace industries; computer manufacturing; high-speed automation in the process industry; food and beverage manufacturing; and engineering and management consultancy. You will also be qualified to take up a diverse range of positions as a product design engineer and process engineer; facilities manager; production planner and quality engineer, or automation specialist. You may also be interested in … » Automotive engineering (page 92) » Mechanical engineering (page 105)

Environmental engineering
BP056 Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental Engineering) CRICOS code: 012945G Duration: 4 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp056
City campus

See page 111 (Environment) for program details.

Environmental engineering and environmental science
BP235 Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental Engineering)/ Bachelor of Environmental Science double degree CRICOS code: 055823F Duration: 5 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp235
City campus

See page 111 (Environment) for program details.

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Mechanical engineering
AD002 Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Mechanical) CRICOS code: 068158E Duration: 2 years

Professional recognition The Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Mechanical) is provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia and graduates are eligible to seek membership at the engineering officer level. Careers Mechanical engineering associate degree graduates will have diverse job opportunities in areas including mechanical design, aircraft systems and automotive manufacturing. Areas of employment include the automotive industry, computer design and manufacture, highspeed automation, aviation and biotechnology, engineering and management consultancy. You will also be able to fill a diverse range of middle management positions. You may also be interested in … Other engineering technology associate degree programs offered by RMIT: » Civil engineering (page 96) » Electrical/electronics (page 101) » Network engineering (page 106)

Learning by doing You are expected to obtain a minimum of 12 weeks of relevant vacation employment that allows you to gain first-hand experience in an engineering practice environment in which professional engineers are involved. In the final year of your studies you will undertake a major project that is either industry based or simulates an industrial situation. Program structure In the later stages of the program, you are able to individualise your study program by selecting courses, or groups of courses, from the areas of specialisation offered by the school from the general field of mechanical engineering or other engineering areas and/or from other disciplines such as manufacturing, automotive, business, mathematics or computing. Specialisations offered by the school are centred on the following: » computer-aided engineering and design » industrial aerodynamics and computational fluid dynamics » energy conservation and renewable energy » mechatronics, dynamics and control. The degree has strong design and analysis elements, applied to real-world industry problems. The major project, normally undertaken in final year, and some engineering design courses are frequently linked with industry. There is a common core with the automotive engineering degree for the first four semesters and it shares some specialist electives. If you are commencing the program mid-year you may be required to attend summer semester courses. Prerequisites Mathematics. Pathways Graduates of the following program may be eligible to apply for exemptions of up to two years: » Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Mechanical) Professional recognition The RMIT degree satisfies the requirements for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Graduates are therefore recognised as having satisfied the academic requirements for professional engineers in all member countries of the Washington Accord. Corporate membership may be gained after a period of approved professional experience. As a graduate of this degree, you may also be eligible to join professional bodies relevant to your area of specialisation. www.engineersaustralia.org.au www.washingtonaccord.org

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/ad002
City campus

An associate degree is broad-based and allows you to develop employment-related skills relevant to your discipline/s. It is a twoyear higher education qualification that can be undertaken after Year 12 or following a certificate III or IV with industry experience. Associate degree graduates will have diverse job opportunities in areas such as mechanical design, aircraft systems and automotive manufacturing. Learning by doing Classes are taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, online reading, workshop, practical and laboratory sessions. Program structure The following courses are examples of those offered within the associate degree. Year one Computer applications, electrical principles, engineering management, engineering materials, engineering science, industrial studies, mathematics, and student elective courses from any portfolio. Year two Mathematics, mechanics of machines, mechanics of materials, and mechanics of solids. You also select one stream from aerospace engineering, which includes aerodynamics, aircraft systems and integration, or an engineering project, or from automotive engineering/mechanical Engineering, which includes an engineering project and thermo-fluids. Prerequisites Mathematics methods 3 and 4. Pathways Graduates may be eligible to apply for exemptions of up to two years from the following programs: » Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace Engineering) » Bachelor of Engineering (Automotive Engineering) » Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) » Bachelor of Engineering (Advanced Manufacturing and Mechatronics)

Mechanical engineering
BP066 Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) CRICOS code: 001539A Duration: 4 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp066
City and Bundoora campuses

Mechanical engineering involves the conversion and control of energy and motion in machinery and systems. Mechanical engineers apply knowledge of materials, structures, energy and management to the solution of technical problems. They design, analyse and improve products as diverse as refrigerators, washing machines, solar water heaters, pumps, engines, compressors, wind turbines and air conditioning systems. You will study basic mechanical engineering and science courses in the first six semesters aimed at developing competence in essential analytical problem-solving skills and design capabilities. You will also study courses dealing with professional practice including work modules on report writing and other communication skills, organisations, ethics, design and build activities, project management, occupational health and safety, and sustainability. These courses support the development of leadership skills, initiative, selfreliance, personal and group organisation skills, and encourage a sense of group responsibility and accountability.

Please refer to page 17 for English language entrance requirements. Details on teaching methods and assessment can be found on page 10.

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Careers Job opportunities exist in the design, manufacture and testing of cars; the design, specification and installation of large air conditioning systems; the design of materials handling systems in the packaging and mining industries; power generation; construction and maintenance in the petrochemical industry; train design; computerised control in the pharmaceutical industry; the aeronautical industry; the implementation of new manufacturing methods in the electronics industry; the development of engineering computer software; research and development in industry and other technical institutions; technical sales in the marketing divisions of engineering companies; and engineering management in large and small organisations. You may also be interested in … » Aerospace engineering (page 90) » Automotive engineering (page 92) » Manufacturing and mechantronics (page 104) » Mechanical engineering and management (page 106)

In your final year you will undertake a large project that is either industrially-based or simulates such a project in an industrial situation. Program structure The degree consists of core mechanical engineering and management courses, and elective courses from the two disciplines which enable you to develop specialist skills in areas of particular interest to you. Mechanical engineering electives offer specialisations centred on the following main areas of project work, research and staff expertise: » Computer-aided engineering and design » Industrial aerodynamics and computational fluid dynamics » Energy conservation and renewable energy » Mechatronics, dynamics and control. Management electives are chosen from one of the following streams: » Employment relations » International management » Logistics and supply chain management » Management of accounting and finance » Marketing management. If you are commencing the program mid-year you may be required to attend summer semester courses. Prerequisites Mathematics. Professional recognition The degree satisfies the requirements for graduate membership of Engineers Australia, and graduates are therefore recognised as having satisfied academic requirements for professional engineers in all member countries of the Washington Accord. Corporate membership may be gained after a period of approved professional experience. Graduates may also be eligible to join professional bodies relevant to their area of specialisation. www.engineersaustralia.org.au www.washingtonaccord.org Careers Job opportunities exist for graduates within the automotive and transport industries; petrochemical and mineral processing industries; energy supply; building services; defence forces; government; or general engineering and consultancy organisations. After gaining some professional experience in these roles, you will typically move into middle and senior management positions. You may also be interested in … » Aerospace engineering (page 90) » Automotive engineering (page 92) » Manufacturing and mechantronics (page 104) » Mechanical engineering (page 105)

Network engineering
AD008 Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Network Engineering) CRICOS code: 061258B Duration: 2 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/ad008
City campus

Mechanical engineering and management
Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)/Bachelor of Business (Management) double degree CRICOS code: 028260E Duration: 5 years BP068

An associate degree is a two-year higher education qualification that can be undertaken after Year 12 or following a certificate III or with industry experience. The associate degree is broad-based and will help you develop employment-related skills relevant to your discipline/s. Industry certification skills are highly valued and network engineering graduates will be trained for certification exams including MCSA, A+, CCNA, CCNP, CWNA, CCNA Security and CVOICE. Network engineering is one of the emerging areas of engineering driven by the rapid growth in the field of network and internet. This program provides theoretical and practical knowledge and skills for design, installation, configuration, maintenance, analysis, troubleshooting, security and management of enterprise-wide networks. Learning by doing Classes are taught in a combination of lecture, seminar, tutorial, online reading, workshop, practical and laboratory sessions. Class sizes are small, giving you an opportunity for greater interaction with classmates and more individual attention from teachers. Simulation and animation tools will enhance student learning. Program structure Network engineering is one of the emerging areas of engineering driven by the rapid growth in the field of network and internet. This program provides theoretical and practical knowledge and skills for design, installation, configuration, maintenance, analysis, troubleshooting, security and management of enterprise-wide networks. You will be proficient in all aspects of wired and wireless networks, embedded internetworking, IP telephony, network operating systems, servers, network security and computer hardware. You will also receive the training required for certification exams. On graduation, you can apply to continue your studies into the third year of a relevant bachelor degree to further strengthen your analytical and practical skills. Prerequisites Mathematics methods 3 and 4.

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp068
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Mechanical engineering involves the conversion and control of energy and motion in machinery and systems. Mechanical engineers design, analyse and improve products as diverse as refrigerators, washing machines, solar water heaters, pumps, engines, compressors, wind turbines and air conditioning systems. They apply knowledge of materials, structures, energy and management to the solution of technical problems. Management involves the planning, organising, coordination and direction of the resources of organisations. Managers draw on technical skills as diverse as accounting and organisational behaviour, and build on personal abilities including analysis and leadership. This degree has been specifically designed to meet the current and future needs of the mechanical engineering industry. Learning by doing You are expected to complete a minimum of 12 weeks of relevant vacation employment that allows you to obtain first-hand experience in an engineering practice environment in which professional engineers are involved. This is typically undertaken in the vacation prior to your final year.

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Pathways Graduates may be eligible to apply for exemptions of up to two years from the following program: » Bachelor of Engineering (Computer and Network Engineering) Professional recognition The degree is provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia and graduates are eligible to seek membership at the engineering officer level. Careers As a graduate, you will have job opportunities in many areas, including computer systems, network design, network management, network maintenance, manufacturing and design. You will be well equipped with the practical and theoretical skills to access careers as a computer hardware specialist, network engineer, network professional, network system analyst, network security specialist and IP telephony specialist. You may also find employment in a diverse range of middle management positions.

On completion of the core competency standards, you are required to apply to the Licensing Authority to become a registered cabler. Program structure This is a new program and currently no program structure is available. Contact the School of Engineering (TAFE) for further details. Professional recognition Graduates can gain Cable Provider Rules (CPR) registration. Careers Graduates of this program may undertake employment including installing telecommunications and data cabling products on customer premises under the auspices of the industry registration scheme.

Program structure The program has significant emphasis on all aspects of local area networks (LAN) and wide area networks (WAN), with a special focus on solving complex network faults. Areas of specialised study include: » Circuit theory and calculation » Digital project » Engineering communication » Engineering mathematics » Internetworking » Telephony » Network design principles » Photonics devices » Principles of telephony » Radio networks » Software tools » Telecommunication fault analysis » Telecommunication networks » Telecommunication systems. Additional costs You are required to purchase prescribed texts, notes and laboratory coats to the value of approximately AU$100 per year. Prerequisites Mathematics. Pathways Graduates may be eligible to apply for exemptions of up to two years from the following programs: » Bachelor of Engineering (Computer and Network Engineering) » Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic and Communication Engineering) Professional recognition Industry certification training for CISCO certified network associate (CCNA) and CISCO certified network professional (CCNP)—implementing secure conversed wide area networks—is integrated into this program. Careers Telecommunications technical officers typically work in the operations departments of telecommunications carriers. However, with the growing use of telecommunications infrastructure in large business enterprises, they may also find work providing system administration and system support in large business enterprise networks that interconnect with the public telecommunications infrastructure. They may also maintain complex telecommunications equipment, systems and facilities at a station, and perform works associated with maintenance, testing, alignment, modification and operation of station electronic equipment.

Telecommunications engineering
C6080 Advanced Diploma of Telecommunications Engineering CRICOS code: 062810G Duration: 2 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c6080
City campus

Surveying
BP089 Bachelor of Applied Science (Surveying) CRICOS code: 022250M Duration: 4 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp089
City campus

See page 141 (Science) for program details.

Telecommunications cabling
C2195 Certificate II in Telecommunications Cabling CRICOS code: 071716J Duration: 0.5 year

The modern large-scale telecommunication network is complex. The role of the telecommunications network operator is to monitor the flow of traffic in the network. This program emphasises the architecture of a network capable of providing switched and permanent telephony and data services locally, regionally and nationally. The focus is on the protocols and standards applicable to a large telecommunications network, and the identification and solution of complex network faults. The advanced diploma also offers training in fibre optic splicing, computer operating systems and modern computing networks. Learning by doing Classes are taught in a combination of lecture, tutorial, workshop, practical and laboratory sessions.

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c2195
City campus

Telecommunication cabling, data cabling and optical fibre installation were previously undertaken by electricians. These specialist skills now form the basis of this qualification. This certificate is one of a suite of qualifications developed by the Telecommunication Industry Training Board (TITAB), and provides a career path and additional qualifications to electrical tradespeople in telecommunication cabling. Features of the program include: » having your prior industry knowledge recognised » specific competencies which must be undertaken in a workplace environment or simulation » the award of Certificate II represents completion of the training program only.

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A ‘green’ job is one that reduces negative impacts on the natural environment. In practical terms, it can involve the rehabilitation of damaged areas, such as contaminated mine sites, tackling issues associated with the reduction, reuse or recycling of waste; or developing and implementing renewable energy technologies centred on solar and wind power, as well as conservation initiatives. RMIT’s diverse range of programs allow you to explore different aspects of the environment. Environmental engineers bridge the gap between engineering and environmental issues. They ensure major projects are planned, designed, implemented and managed in an ecologically sustainable way. They can design wetland systems to improve water quality and conservation, or work with industry to minimise the toxic impacts of processes and by-products. Environmental science degrees prepare graduates to analyse the environment in different situations, to identify problems and monitor conditions. These degrees cover biology, chemistry and geography in relation to environmental management, and include air and water quality testing, as well as the environmental impact assessment and monitoring of soil and ground conditions. Knowing what happens to the environment is only part of the story. Changing the behaviour and actions of people and organisations requires cultural change, policies and regulations—areas that you will explore within RMIT’s social science environment degree. Graduates may find careers in government or private organisations as conservation officers, environmental consultants, waste management officers, environmental policy analysts, environmental research officers, strategic urban planners and environmental strategy officers. Conservation and land management graduates often move on to careers in land management, including catchments management; community coordination and facilitation; forest and park management; land protection and rehabilitation; local government environment recreational and conservational coordination, and wildlife management. You will gain hands-on experience working in teams during field studies and excursions. Opportunities include international projects like the Vietnam Project. Projects that involve community groups or companies allow you to put your skills into action and make an impact before you graduate. The Environmental Engineering Students Association (EESA) organises social and professional activities and welcomes new student involvement. Members of EESA are also involved in meeting with academic staff to work together to continuously improve the program. The Applied Chemistry and Environmental Students Society (ACESS) is also active in organising social and professional events for students.

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Conservation and land management
C5161 Diploma of Conservation and Land Management CRICOS code: 045844F Duration: 2 years

Environment
BP000 Bachelor of Social Science (Environment) CRICOS code: 027119G Duration: 3 years

Additional costs Estimated material expenses for a year are between AU$400 and AU$500, the main components of which are camps and excursions, photocopying, textbooks and the purchase of printed notes. Extra entry requirements You must submit a statement of 400 – 500 words with your application, explaining your interest in this program. Professional recognition Graduates are eligible for membership of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand. Careers Graduates find employment in a wide range of occupations and organisations, including government, consulting firms, community organisations and a range of private and public businesses. Employers value graduates’ practical research skills, including applied policy analysis and environmental management. Graduate video interviews will give you an understanding of the range of career options available to you. http://emedia.rmit.edu.au/environstudents/ index.htm Final-year students have gained work experience in a broad range of government departments and non-government organisations working on projects including fauna surveys, waste audits, farmer and community surveys, environmental education activities and implementation of environmental policies. Career prospects are often improved by completing the final-year group research project which enables you to work with organisations involved in environmental action and policy creation. You may also be interested in … » Environmental science (page 112) » Environmental science and management (page 113) » Environmental science and social science (page 114) Vietnam project You may also have the opportunity to take part in the Vietnam project. This multidisciplinary project allows a team of 12, selected from RMIT’s environmental degrees, to undertake work on a relevant environmental project at RMIT’s Vietnam campus in Ho Chi Minh City.

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c5161
City campus

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp000
City campus

In this program you will learn and practice the skills used by land managers, park rangers, site assessors, water quality assessors and conservation staff. As well as studying in the classroom, you will also spend a great deal of time in the field under the supervision of your teachers, working with industry professionals. Learning by doing The program provides you with a number of fieldwork opportunities, some of them for up to one week at various locations away from campus, such as Anglesea, Wonthaggi and the Grampians. Active participation is necessary for successful completion of the program. You will also undertake work experience in your first and second years. Program structure The diploma is based on the National Conservation and Land Management Training Package. Units of competency include: Year one » Implementation of revegetation works » Introduction to ecology » Undertaking sampling and testing of water, and site assessments Year two » Conducting biological surveys » Developing a management plan for a designated area » Implementing and managing catchment management plans » Planning river restoration Pathways Graduates may be eligible to apply for exemptions of up to one year from the following program: » Bachelor of Environmental Science Careers Graduates are employed in a wide range of roles, including those with government organisations, and local area management committees. A number of graduates have also successfully articulated into RMIT’s Bachelor of Environmental Science. You may also be interested in … » Environment (page 110) » Environmental science (page 112)

If you want to start solving the world’s ills, a degree in environment is the best way to develop your ability to think creatively, and to work with people from a wide range of backgrounds towards environmentally sustainable solutions. You will be involved in discussing, researching and designing effective strategies to analyse past and present situations, proposing creative solutions, and being directly involved in improving cities, rural areas and the wider environment. You will gain an understanding of technical and scientific principles, which will lead to practical solutions to problems in areas such as ecology, agriculture and energy. Learning by doing A formal work placement of approximately 20 days is undertaken in the final semester of the degree. RMIT finds paid work at a variety of environmental and other organisations. You will undertake tasks relating to environmental management, identifying community needs, environmental planning and environmental reporting. Additional work-related experience occurs through consultant projects, especially in the final year. Program structure The degree’s main emphasis is on policies, law and environmental management, and the way decisions about the environment are made. It is concerned with the way society deals with the environment. The degree enables you to carry out research on environmental issues, understand our impact on the environment, work with communities to develop appropriate solutions, and influence decision-making in the professional world of environmental policymaking and environmental management. You will study politics, sociology and economics, ecology, environmental management, planning, policy and theory, and carry out work practice and client-based research. In the second year, there are overseas exchange opportunities in places such as England, The Netherlands, Canada, Finland, China and the Philippines.

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Environmental engineering
BP056 Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental Engineering) CRICOS code: 012945G Duration: 4 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp056
City campus

This multidisciplinary branch of engineering combines the practice of engineering with the principles of sustainable development. Environmental engineering enhances our standard of living by ensuring engineering activities are planned, designed, implemented and managed in a socially, economically and ecologically sustainable manner. As an environmental engineer you bridge the gap between core engineering skills and environmental issues. Environmental engineers design systems to improve water quality and conservation; minimise the toxic impacts of processes and by-products; develop cleaner production technologies in farming; rehabilitate mining sites; clean up contaminated land; work on land salinity problems; conduct environmental impact studies; design of modern landfill sites and conduct water resource studies. Learning by doing You will be required to undertake 12 weeks of professional engineering work experience usually between years three and four, allowing you to develop skills in preparing a profile, apply for work and negotiate work arrangements. Work experience also gives you a better understanding of practices in the workplace and is a great opportunity to identify specific areas of environmental engineering that interest you. Program structure Few professional disciplines involve the depth and breadth of training and experience required in environmental engineering. This degree offers you a wide choice of courses and is structured on a major/minor basis, allowing you to select courses for a major in environmental engineering and a minor in the closely related fields of civil and chemical engineering. Approximately 10 per cent of the degree also comprises elective courses from across the University. Development of environmental engineering design skills is supported by training in appropriate science, mathematics, computing and communication skills.

You will study environmental engineering practice in each year and this forms the focus for the practical application of all other courses. Specific attention is given to the interaction of engineering systems with the environment. An understanding of the social and industrial environments in which environmental engineering functions is also incorporated, which is enhanced by specific social science, law and ethics studies. You are encouraged to use a problem-solving and research approach in your studies and to develop strong communication and team skills. Field classes, excursions and industrial visits provide you with practical hands-on experience. In the second and third years you can work on projects with community groups and companies as part of your studies. You may further your environmental engineering skills by specialising in groundwater, chemical engineering or civil and infrastructure engineering. In the final year, you will demonstrate a thorough appreciation of the engineering design process through completion of a major environmental engineering design project. Additional costs You are required to purchase a laboratory coat, safety glasses, a range of specified textbooks and lecture notes. Prerequisites Mathematics. Professional recognition The Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental Engineering) degree is accredited by Engineers Australia, and graduates are eligible for graduate membership and are recognised as professional engineers in all member countries of the Washington Accord. Engineers Australia provides professional direction through its Environmental Engineering Branch, through policy formulation on matters such as sustainable development, and by issuing guidelines for environmental engineering. www.engineersaustralia.org.au www.washingtonaccord.org

Careers Graduates can look forward to a variety of careers within the corporate and industrial sectors, as well as government. Many environmental engineers also work as consultants, moving from project to project. Work may involve designing environmental quality into all stages of engineering projects and processes to minimise environmental problems, as well as resolving existing environmental problems through the application of engineering skills. You may also be interested in … » For other environmental degrees, see pages 110 –115. Vietnam project You may also have the opportunity to take part in the Vietnam project. This multidisciplinary project allows a team of 12, selected from RMIT’s environmental degrees, to undertake work on a relevant environmental project at RMIT’s Vietnam campus in Ho Chi Minh City.

Environmental engineering and environmental science
BP235 Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental Engineering)/ Bachelor of Environmental Science double degree CRICOS code: 055823F Duration: 5 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp235
City campus

Environmental engineering at RMIT has a strong emphasis on civil and infrastructure engineering, incorporating skills in environmental impact assessment and sustainable practice. Environmental science involves the evaluation and management of all areas of the environment, including the atmosphere (air), hydrosphere (oceans, rivers and lakes), biosphere (plants, animals and micro-organisms) and lithosphere (soil). This double degree is designed to equip you with knowledge of environmental science and environmental engineering. You will gain a thorough understanding of environmental processes and the ability to develop and implement waste minimisation and remediation strategies, oversee water management systems, and solve environmental management systems, allowing you to contribute at the science/engineering interface.

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Learning by doing Regular field trips involving teamwork and the use of instrumentation are often carried out in association with industry, including government agencies, and there are opportunities in third year to work with a range of environmental agencies and consultancies. You will also gain hands-on experience in many instrumental techniques used in environmental analysis, and work in teams during field studies, excursions and some assignments. A number of the teamwork projects require a multidisciplinary approach where you will practise many of the chemical and biological analytical techniques you have learned. You will be required to undertake 12 weeks of professional engineering work experience, usually between years three and four. This allows you to prepare a profile, apply for work and negotiate work arrangements. Work experience also gives you a better understanding of workplace practices and is a great opportunity to identify specific areas of environmental engineering that interest you. Program structure First year concentrates on environmental science fundamentals. Second and third year studies integrate courses in environmental science and engineering, while the fourth year contains an environmental science project that allows you to develop a deeper understanding of the applied aspects of environmental science. Year five concentrates on advanced topics in environmental science and engineering and involves work-integrated engineering project. In your environmental science degree, you will specialise in one of two core disciplines: » Environmental biology: ecology, plant science and bioremediation relevant to agriculture, horticulture and the natural environment. » Environmental chemistry: focuses on chemical interactions occurring in the environment and provides the skills and knowledge needed to analyse chemical pollutants in the air, soil, water and biota using a range of techniques and instrumentation. Complementary studies may be chosen from environmental management, environmental engineering, environmental analysis and geospatial science areas.

Additional costs You are required to purchase a laboratory coat, safety glasses, a range of specified textbooks and lecture notes. Prerequisites Mathematics. Professional recognition All graduates will be eligible for membership of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand. Completion of the degree with a study area in chemistry (plus environmental analysis) or biology will satisfy the relevant professional association requirements. The double degree is accredited by Engineers Australia, and graduates are eligible for graduate membership and are recognised as professional engineers in all member countries of the Washington Accord. www.engineersaustralia.org.au www.washingtonaccord.org Careers Many environmental engineers work in the corporate and industrial sectors as well as government and also as consultants, moving from project to project. Work may involve designing environmental quality into all stages of engineering projects and processes to minimise environmental problems, as well as resolving existing environmental problems through the application of engineering skills. You may also be interested in … » For other environmental degrees, see pages 110 –115. Vietnam project You may also have the opportunity to take part in the Vietnam project. This multidisciplinary project allows a team of 12, selected from RMIT’s environmental degrees, to undertake work on a relevant environmental project at RMIT’s Vietnam campus in Ho Chi Minh City.

Environmental science
BP192 Bachelor of Environmental Science CRICOS code: 047880G Duration: 3 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp192
City campus

Environmental science involves the evaluation and management of all areas of the environment including the atmosphere (air), hydrosphere (oceans, rivers and lakes), biosphere (plants, animals and microorganisms) and the lithosphere (soil). You will learn to analyse the environment in different situations, then identify problems and monitor conditions. The degree provides the basic mathematics, chemistry, biology and physics required to understand the processes in the environment plus an introduction to policy management. It includes testing of air and water quality, plus soil and ground conditions for environmental impact planning and monitoring. Learning by doing Regular field trips are a feature of the degree involving teamwork and are often carried out in association with government agencies. Opportunities are provided in the third year of the degree to work with a range of environmental agencies and consultancies. There is also an opportunity to undertake a team research project in Vietnam. Program structure You will specialise in one of two core disciplines: » Environmental biology covers topics including ecology, plant science and bioremediation relevant to agriculture, horticulture and the natural environment. » Environmental chemistry focuses on chemical interactions occurring in the environment, and provides the skills and knowledge needed to analyse chemical pollutants in the air, soil, water and biota using a range of techniques and instrumentation. Complementary studies may be chosen from environmental management, environmental engineering, environmental analysis and geospatial science. You will also gain hands-on experience with many important instrumental techniques used in environmental analysis, and work in teams during field studies, excursions and some assignments. A number of the teamwork projects require a multidisciplinary approach, where you will practice many of the chemical and biological analytical techniques you have learnt. There is a strong emphasis on developing oral and written communication skills, and problemsolving capabilities.

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Additional costs You will be required to purchase a laboratory coat, approved safety glasses, a pipette filler, textbooks and lecture notes. Pathways Graduates of the following program may be eligible to apply for exemptions of up to one year: » Diploma of Conservation and Land Management Professional recognition Graduates are eligible for membership of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand. Completion of the degree with a study area in chemistry (plus environmental analysis) or biology will satisfy the relevant professional association requirements. Careers Environmental science graduates find employment in many organisations including environmental consultancies, analytical services for site assessment and remediation, analytical laboratories, manufacturing organisations, recycling and treatment companies, and forestry, mining and service industries. As private companies are responsible for their environmental processes, many organisations employ professionals to manage their performance. Graduates also work for government and regulatory authorities such as the Environment Protection Authority (EPA), catchment management authorities and agricultural research bodies. You may also be interested in … Applied sciences (pages 134, 135) Environment (page 110) Environmental engineering (page 111) Environmental engineering and environmental science (page 111) » Environmental science and management (page 113) » Environmental science and social science (page 114) » » » »

Environmental science and management
Bachelor of Environmental Science/Bachelor of Business (Management) double degree CRICOS code: 043570K Duration: 4 years BP161

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp161
City campus

Through this double degree you will gain a thorough knowledge of environmental science and business management principles and practices. Environmental science involves the evaluation and management of all areas of the environment including the atmosphere (air), hydrosphere (oceans, rivers and lakes), biosphere (plants, animals and microorganisms) and the lithosphere (soil). Environmental science graduates, particularly those working for consulting firms, need a sound knowledge of management principles in order to implement environmental policy. Business electives in later years of the degree give you the opportunity to specialise in areas such as human resources, business computing, marketing, public administration, accountancy and management. Learning by doing Regular field trips are a feature of the degree. These involve teamwork, and are often carried out in association with industry. In the third year you will have the opportunity to work with a range of environmental agencies and consultancies. Vietnam project You may also have the opportunity to take part in the Vietnam project. The multidisciplinary project allows a team of 12, selected from RMIT’s environmental degrees, to undertake work on a relevant environmental project at RMIT’s Vietnam campus in Ho Chi Minh City. Program structure You will specialise in one of two core disciplines: » Environmental biology covers topics including ecology, plant science and bioremediation relevant to agriculture, horticulture and the natural environment. » Environmental chemistry focuses on chemical interactions occurring in the environment and provides the skills and knowledge needed to analyse chemical pollutants in the air, soil, water and biota.

You will be able to choose complementary studies from environmental management, environmental engineering, environmental analysis and geospatial science. Major science studies include: » Environmental biology » Environmental chemistry » Environmental science » Geospatial science. Business electives lead to specialisation in areas such as: » Accountancy » Business computing » Human resources » Management » Marketing » Public administration. Additional costs You will be required to purchase a laboratory coat, approved safety glasses, a pipette filler, textbooks and lecture notes. Prerequisites Mathematics. Professional recognition All graduates will be eligible for membership of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand. Completion of the degree with a study area in chemistry (plus environmental analysis) or biology will satisfy the relevant professional association requirements. Graduates can also obtain professional membership of the Australian Institute of Management (AIM). Careers Double degree graduates gain further skills and knowledge that may extend their opportunities into future management positions. Many graduates find employment in organisations including environmental consultancies, analytical services for site assessment and remediation, analytical laboratories, manufacturing organisations, recycling and treatment companies, and forestry, mining and service industries. As private companies are responsible for their environmental processes, many organisations employ professionals to manage their performance. You may also find work with government and regulatory authorities, catchment management authorities and agricultural research bodies. You may also be interested in … » Environment (page 110) » Environmental engineering (page 111) » Environmental science (page 112)

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Environmental science and social science
Bachelor of Environmental Science/Bachelor of Social Science (Environment) double degree CRICOS code: 048147G Duration: 4 years BP193

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp193
City campus

In the final year, your skills and knowledge are brought together through client-based projects, field-based projects and a work placement. There are also opportunities to take electives in substantive sub-fields of environment such as agriculture, catchment management, planning, and ecotourism, as well as electives from other parts of RMIT University. Additional costs You will be required to purchase a laboratory coat, approved safety glasses, a pipette filler, textbooks and lecture notes. Prerequisites Mathematics and one of physics, chemistry or biology. Professional recognition All graduates will be eligible for membership of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand. Careers You will find employment opportunities in industry, community organisations, consultancies, agencies and government. Many companies employ professionals to manage their environmental performance. You may also work for catchment management authorities and agricultural research bodies. Importantly, the abilities developed during the degree are transferable and provide extensive opportunities for international work. You may also be interested in … » Environment (page 110) » Environmental science (page 112) » Environmental science and management (page 113)

Geospatial science
BP087 Bachelor of Science (Geospatial Science) CRICOS code: 071871J Duration: 4 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp087
City campus

Of the wide range of environmental problems the world has to cope with, climate change and water scarcity are two of the most critical. This double degree integrates key areas of understanding that will allow you to help manage and reduce these types of problems. Environmental science involves the evaluation and management of all areas of the environment, including the atmosphere (air), hydrosphere (oceans, rivers and lakes), biosphere (plants, animals and microoorganisms) and the lithosphere (soil). In social science side, the main emphasis is on policies, law and environmental management, the way decisions about the environment are made and the way society deals with the environment. Learning by doing A formal work placement of approximately 20 days is offered in the final semester. RMIT finds paid work at a variety of environmental and other organisations. You will undertake tasks relating to environmental management, environmental analysis, identifying community needs, environmental planning and environmental reporting. You can also gain additional experience through consultant-like projects in your final year. There is also an opportunity to undertake a team research project in Vietnam. Program structure The science core is grounded in chemistry, biology and mathematics. There are also some opportunities to align your elective choices with later-year science core sequences. In second year you will receive a foundation in key social science disciplines such as politics, economics, psychology and sociology. There are also courses on how environment systems work and how they might be better managed. Mid-program, the emphasis is on the science core sequences. You’ll also have the opportunity to undertake a semester of overseas study in countries such as Denmark, Finland, Canada, The Netherlands and the Philippines.

If you have ever found your house on Google Earth, or used a Navman to find your way around you have experienced the work of a geospatial scientist. Geospatial science is all about location— measuring it, mapping it, characterising it and modelling it. This degree is ideal if you are interested in applying digital geospatial technologies, such as geographical information systems (GIS), remote sensing and photogrammetry, and satellite positioning and satellite navigation systems (GPS/GNSS) for measuring, mapping, analysing and modelling the spatial patterns of and dynamic interactions among the geographical features located on and near the Earth’s surface. It will equip you with a broad range of geospatial science and technology skills in surveying, cartography, positioning and navigation, and geographical analysis and enable you to develop the skills to measure, map, analyse and model aspects of both our built and natural environment. Learning by doing Industry experience is an essential part of this program. You are required to complete 12 weeks of work prior to graduating. Students often find placements themselves but RMIT will assist. Vacation work can influence your final year project, as well as strengthen your job prospects. A range of field trips will allow you to apply your knowledge to real-world scenarios. Trips to the Grampians, Phillip Island and Queenscliff have involved exercises in erosion monitoring and salinity impacts assessment. The geospatial industry depends heavily on computer-based technologies and you will have the opportunity to study relevant computer software programs such as ArcGIS, Erdas Imagine, ENVI, ImageStation and GeoMedia, Illustrator, Photoshop and LisCad. These packages are relevant for vacation work, your final year project and career prospects.

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Program structure Year one » » » » » » » » » » » » » » » Applied geospatial techniques Introduction to physical modelling Mathematics for scientists Physical geography Scientific communication Spatial information science Surveying and cartography

Additional costs You are required to purchase prescribed texts and some equipment, and should allow approximately AU$250 – AU$300 for each year of the program. A field trip is undertaken in year two, and may also be required in conjunction with certain year three or elective courses. Prerequisites Mathematics. Professional recognition Graduates are eligible for admission to the Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute (Australia), and may also be eligible for membership of the Mapping Sciences Institute of Australia, and Institution of Surveyors (Victoria). Students are eligible for student membership of each of the above organisations. www.spatialsciences.org.au www.mappingsciences.org.au www.surveying.org.au Careers The geospatial industry is one of the fastest growing IT industries in the world and graduates have impressive employment prospects. RMIT graduates are work-ready with 92 per cent going straight in to full-time employment. Employment opportunities include government departments working on large-scale mapping projects or conducting environmental impact statements, and private consulting firms in engineering, environmental science or surveying. Other opportunities include using GIS for emergency services, telecommunications, utilities and mining, developing maps for tourist guides and street directories, and land development and subdivisions. You may also be interested in … » Environmental engineering (page 111) » Environmental science (page 112) » Surveying (page 141) Overseas opportunity Vietnam project Since 2002, the Vietnam Project has sent a team of 12 students, from RMIT’s environmental degrees, to work on a relevant environment project in Ho Chi Minh City. The students are drawn from environmental engineering, environmental science and environment (social science) degrees and form the nucleus of a small multidisciplinary environmental consultancy. Working in consultation with architects, site engineers and industry specialists, you will investigate development issues in and around the city.

Practical involvement in an international project gives you an understanding of professional interaction in a cross-cultural context, an appreciation of working within an interdisciplinary team, and a general initiation into a skilled working environment. You will learn to liaise with professionals representing various fields, and the importance of teamwork skills.

Geospatial science
BH011 Bachelor of Applied Science (Geospatial Science) (Honours) CRICOS code: 060676C Duration: 1 year

Year two Cadastral studies (property boundaries) Geographical visualisation GPS and distributed mapping Remote sensing and photogrammetry Map projection Mathematics for surveying and geomantics Spatial information science Surveying and cartography

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh011
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Year three » Climate change and environmental sustainability » Geodesy » Human geography » Land administration and management » Mathematics for surveying and geomatics » Remote sensing and photogrammetry » Spatial information science » Surveying and cartography Electives allow you to choose a specialist area. You may study satellite positioning, remote sensing and photogrammetry, 3D GIS modelling, GIS applications, multimedia cartography and environmental sustainability. Year four » Advanced imaging » Climate change » Geospatial science major project » Land policy » Land development » Professional practice » Spatial information science This year will prepare you for employment through advanced spatial information science and professional practice. A key focus is your major project, which draws together all the skills you have learnt, including problem-solving and communication skills. You are encouraged to develop your project around a real-life problem so that the outcome has industry relevance.

The Bachelor of Applied Science (Geospatial Science) (Honours) degree is a more advanced and specialised course of study requiring a higher standard of performance than a standard undergraduate degree. The honours program is designed to enhance the independent learning skills of students and to allow students to develop a deeper knowledge of specific discipline areas. It leads to the higher degrees of master and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Program structure » » » » Geospatial science honours project A Geospatial science honours project B Issues in geospatial science Research procedures

Careers Honours graduates enjoy enhanced employment opportunities in the fields of multimedia cartography and geomatics. Graduates who obtain an Honours 1 or 2A grading are automatically eligible for admission to higher degree research programs at many universities.

Environment careers guide The Guide to Environmental Careers in Australia 2010 is a great resource when researching green careers. RMIT University and Environmental Jobs Network have published this online guide, which showcases the huge range of career opportunities. The guide suggests ways to identify entry points and career pathways to the environment profession and provides pointers on where to go to get further information. To access The Guide to Environmental Careers in Australia 2010, go to www.rmit.edu.au/environmentplanning

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Health and medical sciences make a real difference to the lives of individuals, families and the community. Whether it’s working with patients, researching new therapies, diagnostic tests in a lab or even ensuring elite athletes perform at their best, RMIT graduates are making improvements to people’s lives. RMIT offers a diverse range of health, medical and wellbeing programs. These focus on providing practical solutions to problems and give you lots of opportunities to learn by doing through industry placement or work experience. Programs are fully accredited by relevant bodies, and are influenced by strong program advisory committees of practising professionals and members of the public.

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Practical industry experience » Laboratory medicine and pharmaceutical science degrees incorporate up to 12 months of industry placement. » Chiropractic, osteopathy, Chinese medicine, myotherapy and psychology students all have the opportunity to observe and work in teaching clinics open to the public. » Chinese medicine students have the opportunity to undertake a six-month placement at a hospital in China. » Nurses have 24 weeks of supervised practice in a hospital. Learning by doing through a work placement is an integral part of many health and medical sciences degrees at RMIT. While some work placements pay you to work, others offer opportunities to travel interstate and overseas. The placements incorporate learning exercises designed by RMIT, and offer you opportunities that are difficult to get elsewhere.

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‘The program has very friendly and helpful teachers. They are always willing to help whenever I have problems. I have become more independent, learning things that I would never do back in my country.’
Julie Kan, Malaysia Bachelor of Applied Science (Chinese Medicine)/ Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Biology)

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Acupuncture and Chinese manual therapy
BP267 Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture and Chinese Manual Therapy) CRICOS code: 071870K Duration: 4 years

Year two » Acupuncture theory and practice 1 and 2 » Clinical microbiology, immunology and genetics » Diagnosis in western medicine » General pathology » Head and visceral anatomy » Human physiology 1—body systems » Systemic pathology Year three » Acupuncture techniques » Classic literature and research methods » Clinical acupuncture and Chinese manual therapy 1, 2 and 3 » Differential diagnosis in western medicine » Pharmacology and toxicology » Student elective Year four » » » » » Chinese dietary and exercise therapy Clinical internship Professional issues and project Supervised clinical practice 5 Student elective

Careers Acupuncture and Chinese manual therapy are two of the most popular forms of complementary medicine therapies used in Australia and the developed world. The practice of acupuncture is regulated by the Chinese Medicine Registration Board of Victoria, and from 2012, by the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia. Graduates from this degree will be eligible to be registered by the Chinese Medicine Registration Board of Victoria for acupuncture practice. You may also be interested in… » Biomedical science (pages 118, 119) » Chinese medicine and human biology (page 119)

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp267
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The degree provides you with knowledge and skills for acupuncture and Chinese manual therapy (Tuina) practice, with an emphasis on integrated clinical care through an evidence-based approach. You will have the opportunity to receive advanced clinical training in Australia and China to broaden your clinical experience. Theoretical studies are combined with clinical training at RMIT, and you will spend one semester of advanced clinical training at the Teaching Hospital of Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China. This newly developed degree has been granted new program approval for practitioner registration by the Chinese Medicine Registration Board of Victoria. National registration of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine practitioners will be implemented in July 2012. Learning by doing In the first semester of your final year, you will have the opportunity to undertake a supervised clinical internship in China. Nanjing University hospital is one of China’s busiest, and you will have the opportunity to hone your skills seeing up to 30 patients a day. Your rounds will take you across various departments, exposing you to around 2 000 patients and a wide range of clinical conditions. Consultations consist of Chinese and western medicine diagnostic procedures and administration of treatment. You will also experience first hand the modern practice of Chinese medicine in public hospitals in China. Program structure Year one » » » » » » » Biology of the cell Chinese manual therapy theory and practice Chinese medicine theory 1 and 2 Human physiology 2—body systems Limb and trunk anatomy Principles of human biology Student elective

Biomedical science
BP231 Bachelor of Biomedical Science CRICOS code: 068159D Duration: 3 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp231
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Extra entry requirements All students undertaking placements are required to have a clear, current police check and a Working with Children Check by midway through the third year. Pathways Course exemptions based on previous study or experience will be considered on a caseby-case basis. Please contact the program coordinator for advice. Completion of this degree enables graduates to apply for entry into the Master of Applied Science (Chinese Herbal Medicine) or other master and PhD by research studies at RMIT. Professional recognition The degree has been assessed by the Chinese Medicine Registration Board of Victoria and has been granted new program approval. It has also been assessed by the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association for professional recognition in acupuncture (confirmed) and Tuina Therapy (in progress). Once the national Chinese Medicine Board of Australia is established, RMIT will seek approval from the National Board for national recognition in acupuncture Graduates will need to demonstrate English language proficiency to an appropriate level (IELTS 7) to be eligible for registration in Australia. For further information please see the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) www.ahpra.gov.au/Education/ Continuing-Professional-Development.aspx

Biomedical science forms the basis of our understanding of how human and animal bodies function, and the responses of the body to various diseases, exercise, diet, internal disturbances and environmental influences. This degree is ideal if you are interested in learning more about genetic engineering, cancer, the role of cells across body systems, neuroscience, DNA profiling or using stem cells. You can select specialist electives in your final year, with opportunity to select from topics such as cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, physiology and anatomy. Learning by doing As part of the program, you are able to gain experience in a university research laboratory or a professional organisation during your third year. Together with associated coursework, this will amount to 120 hours.

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Program structure You will be able to select electives within the degree to meet your individual needs. All areas provide a strong foundation for progression into research and other health-related careers. Year one Covers areas such as chemistry, human biology, cell biology, genetics, microbiology and immunology, statistics and histology. Year two Study biochemistry, human physiology, cell biology, anatomy and, depending on your area of specialisation, you may choose electives in microbiology or pathology. Year three You have a choice of a selection of molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, anatomy and advanced physiology. You will also undertake a short research project or work experience as part of your studies. Additional costs You are expected to purchase protective clothing and safety glass for use in laboratory classes. You will be required to purchase textbooks, notes and manuals. Prerequisites English, chemistry and either mathematics (any) or physics. Pathways Graduates of the following programs may be eligible to apply for exemptions of up to one year: » Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Biotechnology) » Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Pathology Testing) Professional recognition Depending on the courses chosen in the final year of study and meeting specific criteria, graduates may be eligible to apply for membership of the following societies: » Ausbiotech » Australasian Society for Human Biology (ASHB) » Australian and New Zealand Society for Cell & Developmental Biology (ANZSCDB) » Australian Association of Clinical Biochemists (AACB) » Australian Physiological Society (AuPS) » Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR) » Australian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) » Genetics Society of Australia (GSA) » Human Genetics Society of Australasia (HGSA) » Mutagenesis and Experimental Pathology Society of Australia (MEPSA)

Careers This degree produces highly-skilled graduates with advanced theoretical and practical knowledge in selected areas of biochemical, biological, paramedical and related health sciences. You can expect to find employment in the following areas: » Research in universities, hospitals and biomedical research institutes. » Medical and pharmaceutical research, public and private diagnostic centres, therapeutic and research laboratories as well as in applied health areas such as health promotion and administration. » Postgraduate entry into medicine, veterinary science, physiotherapy, dentistry and other health sciences. You may also wish to go on to postgraduate studies in biomedical science in universities and research institutes. You may also be interested in … » Biotechnology (page 135) » Chinese medicine and human biology (page 119) » Laboratory medicine (pages 123, 124) » Pharmaceutical science (pages 127, 128)

Program structure Graduates of the honours programs will develop: » specialist laboratory skills in an area of medical science » enhanced ability to think critically and logically » independent decision-making skills, relevant to scientific research » communication skills relevant to the dissemination of experimental findings » a greater depth and breadth of knowledge in their major study discipline. Courses include: » Literature review » Oral presentations » Workshops and seminars » Thesis I » Thesis II » Thesis III

Chinese medicine and human biology
BP183 Bachelor of Applied Science (Chinese Medicine) and Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Biology) CRICOS code: 042602D Duration: 5 years

Biomedical science
BH058 Bachelor of Applied Science (Biomedical Science) (Honours) CRICOS code: 052319B Duration: 1 year

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp183
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www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh058
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The school has a multidisciplinary research base that offers opportunities to conduct biotechnology and biomedical research in areas including, but not limited to: » Applied research: natural products, drug safety, comparative biochemistry, physiology and nanotoxicology » Biomedical science: diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and osteoporosis. Additional costs This program may incur extra costs for items such as textbooks and other materials.

The double degree in Chinese medicine and human biology is the study of Chinese medicine’s unique principles, diagnosis and treatment employing acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and other therapeutic approaches, as well as western medical sciences and diagnosis. It emphasises the integration of Chinese and western medicines working together with the health community to provide the public with the best possible treatment. Learning by doing In Chinese medicine, you will undertake supervised clinical practice and build important diagnosis, communication and herbal-dispensing skills. The Chinese Medicine Teaching Clinic offers quality acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine services for health promotion, rehabilitation and treatment for a wide range of conditions, including various pain conditions, hay fever, arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, problem periods and even the common cold. The clinic is open to the public and gives you the chance to familiarise yourself with a fully-operational clinic.

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Internship in China Towards the end of your double degree, you will embark on a supervised clinical internship in China, allowing you to experience first-hand the modern practice of Chinese medicine in a public hospital. The Nanjing University hospital is one of China’s busiest and you will hone your skills with the opportunity to see approximately 30 patients a day. Your rounds will take you across various departments, exposing you to around 2 000 patients and a wide range of clinical conditions. Consultations consist of Chinese and western medicine diagnostic procedures and administration of treatment. Program structure The following is an example of what is offered in the degrees: Theoretical Chinese medicine components Includes acupuncture techniques (including meridians and acupoints), herbs and medicinal formulae, diet and exercise therapy, the history of Chinese medicine and an introduction to Chinese language, and principles of Chinese medicine Basic western medicine components Includes anatomy, botany, medical chemistry, microbiology and immunology, pathology, pharmacology and toxicology, and physiology Clinical Chinese medicine components Aetiology, pathogenesis, analysis, diagnosis and treatment of the following areas: » Common internal medicine conditions » Dermatological conditions » Eye, ear, nose and throat conditions » Gynaecological conditions » Musculoskeletal conditions » Paediatric conditions, clinical western medicine and professional issues components » Clinical management and health promotion » Diagnosis and differential diagnosis » Professional issues » Research methods Additional costs You are expected to purchase textbooks, diagnostic equipment, a name badge and a clinic uniform amounting to approximately AU$2 500). You are also required to hold a current First Aid Certificate (approximately AU$200, valid for three years) and an annual police check (approximately AU$20) prior to entering fourth year. Year five students also cover the travelling and accommodation costs (approximately AU$3 000) to attend the onesemester clinical internship in China.

Prerequisites Chemistry and English. Professional recognition This degree is approved by the Chinese Medicine Registration Board of Victoria, which is a statutory board under the Health Practitioners Registration Act (2005) and the Australian Research Centre for Complementary and Alternative Medicines. Graduates will be accepted by the board, subject to continued accreditation, and upon graduation can begin practice in Victoria. The program is also recognised by the following professional bodies: » Chinese Medicine Registration Board of Victoria » Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA) » Australian Natural Therapists’ Association (ANTA) » Acupuncture Association of Victoria Inc. (AAV) » The Federation of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Societies of Australia Inc. (National Body) (FCMA) Professional recognition Graduates will need to demonstrate English language proficiency to an appropriate level (IELTS 7) to be eligible for registration in Australia. For further information please see the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) www.ahpra.gov.au/Education/ Continuing-Professional-Development.aspx Careers The use of Chinese medicine outside China is rapidly increasing; there are many opportunities and a high demand for qualified practitioners. Graduates will be able to practice Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture at an internationally-accepted level. Research in Chinese medicine is a newly emerging area and requires quality graduates to undertake research. You may also be interested in … » » » » » Biomedical science (pages 118, 119) Chiropractic (page 120) Exercise and sport science (page 122) Nursing (page 126) Osteopathy (page 126)

Chiropractic
BP187 Bachelor of Health Science (Chiropractic) CRICOS code: 063581G Duration: 3 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp187
Bundoora campus

This degree is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to enter into the professional clinical chiropractic master degree. Chiropractors are trained in the diagnosis and management of patients who present for care. They perform appropriate patient assessment procedures and then use their highly-developed manual skills to treat the patient. Patient management often includes advice on nutrition, exercise, posture and other lifestyle adaptations. It may also include referring patients to other health care providers. Learning by doing At RMIT, there are many opportunities to gain hands-on practice, including observation of clinical practice both on and off campus. The Chiropractic Teaching Clinics provide treatment for a wide range of conditions, including muscle and joint problems and sport injuries, as well as more general health concerns. Program structure The RMIT chiropractic program has been a leader in the industry since 1975. Year one The science component includes the study of the structure and function of the human body. You are also introduced to relevant technology and the philosophy, history and principles of chiropractic practice. Hands-on experiences are provided in chiropractic diagnosis and management and human anatomy. Year two The study of chiropractic psychomotor skills, principles and biomechanics is continued and augmented. The introduction of physical assessment of patients is integrated with the basic science knowledge.

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Year three A heavy emphasis is placed on chiropractic diagnosis and management. By the end of this year, you will have a clear understanding of the structure and function of humans in health and disease. Diagnosis uses basic science information in the rational study of holistic approaches. Radiology is presented, including normal radiographic anatomy and the basic principles of recognising and interpreting normal and abnormal anatomy. Please note: to become eligible to apply for registration as a chiropractor, you need to complete the Bachelor of Health Science (Chiropractic) degree and the Master of Clinical Chiropractic (two years full-time). All students entering the master degree are required to have a clear, current police check at the beginning of each academic year and to obtain registration with the Chiropractors Registration Board of Australia as a student chiropractor. www.chiroreg.vic.gov.au Additional costs You are expected to purchase textbooks and instruments (approximately AU$2 000) during the program and diagnostic equipment (approximately AU$600) in second year. Prerequisites Year 12 or equivalent chemistry and English. Professional recognition RMIT is a member institution of the Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia (Inc). Accreditation has been granted to the bachelor and the two-year master degree. Completion of the three-year degree and the two-year master is necessary to be eligible to apply for registration as a chiropractor (subject to continued accreditation). Graduates are eligible for membership with the New Zealand Chiropractors Registration Board, the General Chiropractic Council (UK), and various state and provincial jurisdictions in the US, Canada and Hong Kong.

Careers A career in chiropractic is an attractive proposition. Opportunities are plentiful in Australasia and in certain overseas locations for either private self-employed practise or practise in a multidisciplinary setting. RMIT chiropractic graduates are leaders in the profession in Australia and well represented in other countries including New Zealand, Scotland, Ireland, England, Canada, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Japan. You may also be interested in … » Biomedical science (pages 118, 119) » Chinese medicine and human biology (page 119) » Exercise and sport science (page 122) » Osteopathy (page 126)

Program structure Year one Introduction to disability studies and the foundation for further understanding about the sector. Areas covered include aetiology (causes) of disability, healthy living, psychology, communication and team-work skills. Practical placements are a focus at the end of each semester. Year two Focus on the interface between the individual’s development and building community capacity, and expand upon the knowledge gained in first year. Courses cover services to people with a disability using a person-centred focus; community education and development; access and equity for those with disabilities; health issues of people with multiple disabilities; and psychology. You will also undertake practical placements throughout the year, implementing the skills learned in lectures and seminars. Year three Third year enables you to become an effective practitioner in the disability sector. A wide range of areas are covered, including dual disability; behaviour support; human relations; ethical and moral issues; and project work. Staff training, management, case management and working with people at risk are also studied in depth. Honours year (additional year) You may consider doing a fourth year in disability studies. This one-year program provides the opportunity to further develop your skills, knowledge and expertise in a wide range of disability-specific areas. Professional recognition While graduates do not currently need to register with a professional body, students and graduates are encouraged to join professional organisations such as the Australasian Society for the Study of Intellectual Disability (ASSID), and Disability Professionals Victoria. Graduates will need to demonstrate English language proficiency to an appropriate level (IELTS 7) to be eligible for registration in Australia. For further information please see the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) www.ahpra.gov.au/Education/ Continuing-Professional-Development.aspx

Disability
BP019 Bachelor of Applied Science (Disability) CRICOS code: 012343M Duration: 3 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp019
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Disability studies allow you to help develop the capacity of individuals and society to enhance opportunities and improve the quality of life for those with a disability. The degree develops skills for working proactively with community organisations, people with disabilities, their families and other professionals. This sector offers a rewarding career for those who wish to work with people with a range of disabilities. This is the only disability-specific degree offered in Victoria. As an RMIT graduate, you will have strong theoretical knowledge, and well-developed evidence-based practical skills. Graduates become leaders in the sector, known for innovation and creating best practice approaches in their work. Learning by doing Student placements form an integral part of the degree, and work placement is undertaken in each year of the program. You will participate in a wide range of services for people in the disability sector, including activities in schools, adult services, recreational/leisure services, accommodation services and vocational services. All students undertaking placements are required to have a clear, current police check at the beginning of each academic year, and a Working with Children check upon commencement of the degree.

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Careers Graduates are in high demand and find work in a wide range of community and disability service roles. Many work directly with people with a disability, assisting with day-to-day activities in either residential, recreational or workplace settings. Increasingly, graduates are working in the community, linking people with a disability to opportunities and services. Others may work in supervisory and service management roles, such as house supervisors, program managers, case managers, disability liaison officers, policy planning or project officers. Graduates are eligible for employment in a wide range of government and nongovernment organisations and are ideally qualified to work in any setting or organisation that provides services to people with disabilities. Through further study, graduates can enter other careers, including teaching and social work. You may also be interested in … » Education and disability (page 64) » Nursing (page 126) » Social work (page 58)

Professional recognition Graduates will need to demonstrate English language proficiency to an appropriate level (IELTS 7) to be eligible for registration in Australia. For further information please see the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) www.ahpra.gov.au/Education/ Continuing-Professional-Development.aspx

Program structure Year one You will undertake foundation courses in biology, anatomy, psychology and physiology and be introduced to the broad field of exercise science in areas such as adapted physical activity, growth and development and health-related physical activity. You will study the various research methodologies used in exercise science and develop an understanding of fitness principles in an applied setting. Year two The second year will extend physiology and exercise physiology studies with focused courses on kinesiology, injury prevention and exercise rehabilitation, resistance training and motor learning. Years three and four The third and fourth years advance your knowledge of exercise physiology, biomechanics, exercise prescription, health and nutrition, and encourages the application of theory into practice through an extended professional placement. A number of exercise science electives allow you to focus your study towards your chosen career path, including sports coaching, performance analysis and health. Honours year (additional one year) Graduates are invited to apply to undertake an honours degree based on their academic record. The honours year includes research methods and a research study supervised by a member of staff. The major component of honours is the submission of a thesis based on the research project. Prerequisites Any science subject. Professional recognition Subject to program approval, it is expected that graduates will be eligible for membership with Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA). ESSA is a professional organisation committed to establishing, promoting and defending the career paths of tertiary-trained exercise and sports science practitioners. Graduates who go on to complete ESSA postgraduate qualifications can become accredited exercise physiologists and can work with individuals through referral from medical and allied health practitioners. Further information about becoming an accredited exercise physiologist can be found at www.essa.org.au

Exercise and sport science
BP270 Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science) CRICOS code: 071866F Duration: 4 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp270
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Disability
BH001 Bachelor of Applied Science (Disability) (Honours) CRICOS code: 037194B Duration: 1 year

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh001
Bundoora campus

Exercise and sport science includes everything from sports performance to rehabilitation. This is your chance to make a real difference with elite teams and individuals or in a rehabilitation clinic. The degree will provide you with sound theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the areas of exercise, health promotion, physical activity, injury and disease, sport science and human performance, as well as a strong understanding of clinical situations and conditions. It will extend your knowledge and skills in exercise reconditioning, physical recreation and exercise, disability and sports coaching. You have the opportunity to broaden your experience by completing either a semester or a full year at a university in Europe, the USA or Canada. Learning by doing You will complete field experience throughout the degree. It has strong links with the Victorian and Australian Institutes of Sport (VIS and AIS), sporting clubs, rehabilitation centres and other community settings. You can also complete field experience by actively engaging in exercise sciences research studies at RMIT or other venues, including: » elite athlete performance and skill learning » physical activity in school-aged children and people with intellectual disability » skeletal muscle adaptations to resistance training » effects of diet and exercise on skeletal muscle and exercise performance » effects of diet, exercise and behaviour in the development or treatment of obesity and diabetes.

The honours year aims to further extend the knowledge and skills of professional practitioners in providing appropriate services to people with a wide range of disabilities. Program structure The following five courses must be completed: » Contemporary issues in disability » Research methods and statistics » Research thesis 1 » Service evaluation » Research thesis 2 plus one of the following: » Ageing with a lifelong disability » Service leadership Academic entry requirements Successful completion of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Disability) at RMIT or equivalent.

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Careers As a graduate, you will be able to take advantage of the expanding opportunities in the sports science, rehabilitation and health and fitness industries. Key employment areas include: » sport science: institutes of sport, elite individual and team sports » exercise fitness: worksite health and fitness, personal training, sporting teams, athletes » health and fitness centres: instructor, manager, program director » sport coaching: private or club coaching, coaching development (sport association) » sport administration: manager, promotion or development officer, executive officer » and with further study, career paths into exercise physiology: rehabilitating injured athletes, patients and those who have suffered work and road injuries. Graduates may meet entrance requirements for master degrees in physiotherapy (sports) exercise rehabilitation, nutrition and dietetics, or other allied health degrees such as podiatry. Many also complete a Graduate Diploma of Education in order to teach physical education. You may also be interested in … » Biomedical science (pages 118, 119) » Physical education (page 128)

Learning by doing At RMIT, you will gain professional skills and an understanding of laboratory medicine, as well as broader capabilities that can be applied to medical research or further study in other fields such as medicine, dentistry, teaching and business. Professional practice in the third and fourth years of the degree allows you to acquire workplace skills and understanding that complements the theory studied on campus. RMIT arranges all placement positions which are up to 40 weeks in length and are in major teaching hospitals, medical research laboratories, private pathology laboratories, and biological manufacturing laboratories. Eligible students may receive a bursary while on placement, and also have the opportunity to spend 10 to 13 weeks in an approved overseas laboratory. Overseas placements include laboratories in the UK, Sweden, US, Singapore and Ireland. Program structure Year one Undertake a range of courses designed to provide a strong academic grounding in biological sciences. You are also introduced to the professional field of laboratory medicine through a hospital laboratory visit and basic studies in the clinical disciplines (see year two). Year two Introduction to the clinical disciplines of haematology, clinical biochemistry, histopathology, cytopathology and medical microbiology in preparation for professional practice in third year. In addition, you will study biochemistry and molecular biology, immunology and general pathology as well as a university elective, which may be a course from one of the other clinical streams. Year three All students are required to undertake three major discipline streams as well as general pathology. In addition, all students are required to complete up to 40 weeks of supervised professional practice over third and fourth year in a diagnostic, research or reference laboratory prior to graduation. This full-time placement is conducted as a cooperative education year involving both the University and the placement laboratory in your training. You will also undertake a compulsory medical informatics and laboratory management course.

Year four All students are on professional practice placement in the first semester of the year. You then return to RMIT to undertake three compulsory courses in systemic pathology, medical genetics and diagnostics, and a discipline-based laboratory medicine project. Additional costs You will be required to provide your own personal protective equipment, such as a laboratory coat or gown, safety glasses and gloves for laboratory classes. You will also be required to purchase textbooks and manuals. Prior to commencing professional practice, you should be vaccinated for Hepatitis B. If you undertake an overseas placement, you will be required to cover all of your transportation, accommodation, living and incidental expenses. Prerequisites Chemistry and mathematics (any) or physics at Year 12 level or equivalent. Pathways Graduates of the following program may be eligible to apply for exemptions of up to one year: » Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Pathology Testing) Students with overseas qualifications in medical technology/medical laboratory science may be granted between 96 and 288 credit points of exemption, depending on their study program and GPA. Professional recognition RMIT offers the only degree in Victoria that is professionally accredited by the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS) which allows RMIT graduates automatic membership and assists with potential for employment as a medical scientist. Graduates are eligible for membership with the New Zealand Institute of Medical Laboratory Science, and the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science. Depending on majors, graduates may also be eligible for membership of the Australian Association of Clinical Biochemists, Australian Society for Microbiology, and the Australian Society of Cytology. www.aims.org.au www.aacb.asn.au www.theasm.com.au www.cytology-asc.com

Laboratory medicine
BP147 Bachelor of Applied Science (Laboratory Medicine) CRICOS code: 048213B Duration: 4 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp147
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Laboratory medicine at RMIT is the only professionally-accredited degree in Victoria that prepares you for employment as a medical scientist in all of the major areas of laboratory medicine. RMIT is the only Victorian university that offers all of the following areas of study: haematology, transfusion and transplantation science, cytopathology, histopathology, medical microbiology and clinical biochemistry. Laboratory medicine applies scientific investigation to diagnose, treat or better understand disease processes. It is estimated that up to 70 per cent of clinical decisions made by doctors are based on the information provided by medical scientists.

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Careers Medical scientists are in high demand worldwide, and graduates have excellent employment opportunities. The major employers are the diagnostic laboratories in teaching hospitals. Graduates are also employed in private pathology laboratories. RMIT graduates are highly regarded by overseas employers, especially in the UK where there are currently staffing shortages in all disciplines. You may also be interested in … » Biomedical science (pages 118, 119) » Pharmaceutical sciences (pages 127, 128)

Laboratory technology (biotechnology)
C5183 Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Biotechnology) CRICOS code: 056780D Duration: 2 years

Pathways Graduates may be eligible to apply for exemptions of up to one year from the following degrees: » Bachelor of Applied Science (Biomedical Science) » Bachelor of Applied Science (Pharmaceutical Sciences) Professional recognition Students are eligible for student membership of the Australian Society for Microbiology and, upon graduation, are eligible for associate membership. Students are also eligible for student membership of AusBiotech, the industry body representing the biotechnology industry in Australia. You may apply for full membership on graduation. Careers Graduates will be qualified to work as technicians in biotechnology laboratories, and provide technical support for scientists working in areas such as medical research, vaccine production, agriculture, diagnostic screening, commercial plant propagation and food microbiology. You may also be interested in … » Applied sciences (pages 134, 135) » Biomedical science (pages 118, 119) » Laboratory technology (pathology testing) (page 124) » Pharmaceutical sciences (pages 127, 128)

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c5183
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Laboratory medicine
BH032 Bachelor of Applied Science (Laboratory Medicine) (Honours) CRICOS code: 048214A Duration: 1 year

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh032
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The research-based honours program is available for high-achieving graduates from degree studies. Graduates of the honours programs will develop: » specialist laboratory skills in an area of medical science » enhanced ability to think critically and logically » independent decision-making skills, relevant to scientific research » communication skills relevant to the dissemination of experimental findings » a greater depth and breadth of knowledge in their major study discipline. Program structure The school has a multidisciplinary research base that offers opportunities to conduct biotechnology and biomedical research in areas including, but not limited to: » Applied research: natural products, drug safety, comparative biochemistry, physiology and nanotoxicology » Biomedical science: diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and osteoporosis. Additional costs This program may incur extra costs for items such as textbooks and other materials. Professional recognition The honours degree is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Scientists in the United Kingdom. www.ibms.org

Laboratory technology (biotechnology) is designed to produce technicians with a broad-base of scientific knowledge as well as specialist molecular biology skills. The diploma will equip you to meet the needs of a range of biotechnology laboratories. You will achieve highly-developed practical skills needed to work in the biotechnology industry. The program will also prepare you for further study in a range of related degrees. At RMIT, class sizes are small and the staff-to-student ratio in laboratories allows opportunities for individual teaching. Teachers have extensive industry experience and expertise and maintain close links with the biotechnology industry. Learning by doing You will undertake 20 days of work placement during the second year, which is organised by RMIT, giving you a greater insight into the industry and allowing you to further develop your laboratory skills in an area that also requires team work, attention to quality control and working to timelines. You may be placed in a variety of laboratories, ranging from small research laboratories to large biotechnology companies. Program structure The first year of the program provides a foundation in biochemistry, biology, chemistry, computing, mathematics, occupational health and safety and scientific communication. You also learn general laboratory skills, such as microscopy, aseptic techniques, chemistry techniques and the use of laboratory instruments. The second year involves more specialised study in biotechnology areas such as molecular biology, tissue culture, genetics, chromatography and electrophoresis, as well as quality assurance. Additional costs You are required to purchase laboratory gowns, disposable materials and textbooks as needed.

Laboratory technology (pathology testing)
C5182 Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Pathology Testing) CRICOS code: 056779G Duration: 2 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c5182
City campus

This program has been designed to provide broad-based training for students who want to pursue a technical career in pathology laboratories in private diagnostic laboratories and hospitals. The diploma also suits those who wish to work as technicians in medical research or in veterinary or biological research laboratories. Learning by doing You will undertake 20 days of work placement during the second year, which is organised by RMIT. This provides you with an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the industry and to develop your laboratory skills in an area that also requires teamwork, attention to quality control and working to timelines. You may be placed in a variety of work environments, ranging from small research laboratories to large biotechnology companies.

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Program structure The first year of the program provides a foundation in chemistry, maths, biology, scientific communication, computing, biochemistry and occupational health and safety. You will also learn general laboratory skills such as microscopy, aseptic techniques, chemistry techniques and the use of laboratory instruments. The second year involves more specialised study in the major diagnostic areas such as haematology, microbiology, histology and clinical chemistry, as well as quality assurance. Additional costs You are required to purchase laboratory gowns, disposable materials and textbooks as needed. Pathways Graduates may be eligible to apply for exemptions of up to one year from the following programs: » Bachelor of Applied Science (Biomedical Science) » Bachelor of Applied Science (Laboratory Medicine) » Bachelor of Applied Science (Pharmaceutical Sciences) » Bachelor of Science (Applied Sciences) » Bachelor of Science (Biological Sciences) » Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology) Professional recognition While studying, you are eligible for student membership of the Australian Society for Microbiology, and upon graduation from the diploma, you are eligible for associate membership. Graduates are also entitled to intermediate membership of the Australian Institute of Medical Scientist (AIMS). Careers As a medical laboratory technician or medical laboratory assistant, you will conduct routine laboratory tests for pathologists, microbiologists/bacteriologists, biochemists, clinical chemists, pharmacologists and veterinarians. Working under supervision, you may examine micro-organisms or changes in cells and tissues, or perform chemical analyses of blood and other body fluids. You may also assist in performing experiments for research into biochemical or genetic processes. You may also be interested in … » Laboratory medicine (pages 123, 124) » Laboratory technology (biotechnology) (page 124)

Medical radiations
BP148 Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Radiations)—Medical Imaging—Radiography Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Radiations)—Nuclear Medicine

Year one During semester one of first year, you will study a common syllabus that provides a general introduction to the practice and physical principles of clinical nuclear medicine, radiation therapy and medical imaging. In second semester, you will begin to study in your area of specialisation and undertake your first clinical placement. Common courses studied in the first year include anatomy and physiology, digital imaging, radiation dosimetry, scientific communication and an introduction to research. Years two and three You will specialise in your chosen discipline. Common learning modules are also studied and these include imaging anatomy, pathology, hospital law and ethics, psychology and advanced medical physics and instrumentation. The third year in particular is designed to explore the complementary nature of the medical radiations disciplines. You will examine techniques and case studies that highlight the multidisciplinary approach to diagnosis and treatment, and learn the specialised areas of CT, MRI and U/S. You will also undertake more interdisciplinary learning to further enhance your understanding of other professions you will work with, gain insight into the current research that is being undertaken in the industry, and start to develop research skills. Honours year (additional one year) This is an optional fourth year for outstanding graduates. It includes a research project in a relevant area of medical radiations. Prerequisites Mathematics at Year 12 level or equivalent (essential) and physics at year 11 level (highly desirable). Professional recognition This degree is accredited by both the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine (ANZSNM) and the Australian Institute of Radiography (AIR). Nuclear medicine graduates satisfy all requirements for interim accreditation as awarded by the ANZSNM. Medical imaging and radiation therapy graduates satisfy all requirements for provisional accreditation by the AIR. All graduates of these degrees must complete an intern year (or equivalent) to be eligible for full accreditation awarded by the ANZSNM or AIR. www.anzsnm.org.au www.air.asn.au

BP148

BP148

Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Radiations)—Radiation Therapy CRICOS code: 002659G Duration: 3 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp148
Bundoora campus

Medical radiations is a rapidly advancing healthcare discipline that involves the application of ionising and non-ionising radiation for the diagnosis and treatment of injury and disease. It embraces the rapid advancements in information technology, digital imaging and instrumentation—making it one of the most advanced and dynamic areas of clinical medicine today. RMIT University is the only tertiary institution in Victoria that offers a multidisciplinary approach to the education of medical radiations professionals, as well as the option to study in all medical radiations disciplines at the bachelor degree level. The program delivers a broader education than alternative degrees, which are generally specific to one area of clinical practice. Learning by doing Each program offers specialist professional placement courses (clinical experience). Clinical practice commences in first year to expose you to the clinical environment. In second and third years, you will participate in regular clinical practice in public and private enterprises. Upon completion of the program, you must complete 12 months (48 weeks) of continuous professional practice, prior to being eligible for full accreditation by either the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine (ANZSNM) or Australian Institute of Radiography (AIR). As a graduate of these degrees, you can complete this requirement via the paid intern year. Program structure You will participate in several common study elements that combine radiation therapy, nuclear medicine and medical imaging. These include computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), cross sectional and general anatomy, research methodology and more. If you choose to study the RMIT Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Radiations) degree you can enrol directly into one of three specialisations: medical imaging—radiography, nuclear medicine or radiation therapy.

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Careers Most graduates are employed in either the public or private healthcare sector as nuclear medicine technologists, radiation therapists or diagnostic radiographers. To practice in Victoria, you must also fulfil the criteria for registration by the Medical Radiation Practitioners Board of Victoria. Within the medical radiations professions, opportunities exist for expansion into business management, education and research. Graduates can also proceed to further study including the specialist fields of MRI, CT, U/S, PET and specialist areas in radiation therapy. You may also be interested in … » Applied sciences (physics major) (pages 134, 135) » Biomedical science (pages 118, 119)

Major areas of study include anatomy and physiology; community care nursing; foundational nursing care; high dependency nursing; medical surgical nursing; and mental health nursing with an emphasis on researchbased practice, law and ethics. Learning by doing You will have the opportunity to undertake clinical practice in a range of healthcare settings. Clinical placements occur in each year of the degree and total 24 weeks of supervised practice. The clinical experience in the first year (two weeks) introduces you to foundational nursing care, and in the following two years (12 and 10 weeks consecutively), you will develop advanced skills in the management of people with a range of complex health problems. All clinical placements are undertaken in a supervised practice setting. When undertaking placements you are required to have a clear, current police check at the beginning of each academic year and to register annually with the Nurses Board of Victoria as a student enrolled in an accredited nursing bachelor degree. Program structure Year one You will study biosciences and the fundamentals of nursing practice. Year two You will gain knowledge and skills in caring for people in acute care settings, such as medical nursing, surgical nursing and mental health nursing. Year three You will acquire knowledge and skills in specialised areas of nursing practice. Throughout the program you will also have the opportunity to select three electives in areas that interest you, enabling a broader learning experience. Additional costs You are required to purchase a clinical uniform that is approved by the Division of Nursing and Midwifery, and other aids required for clinical practicums. Professional recognition On successful completion of the degree, you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. Registration will allow you to practice in any Australian state and territory as a Division 1 Registered Nurse. Applicants should note that the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia has determined that all applicants for registration must be able to demonstrate English language skills at IELTS academic level 7 or the equivalent within the 2 years preceding registration. For details see: www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/ Registration-Standards.aspx

Careers As a graduate, you will have excellent employment prospects in a diverse range of healthcare settings, including acute public and private hospitals, community and public health, mental health nursing, aged care nursing, specialty support services, industry and school health nursing.

Osteopathy
BP238 Bachelor of Applied Science (Complementary Medicine— Osteopathy) CRICOS code: 042821D Duration: 3 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp238
Bundoora campus

Medical radiations
BH033 Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Radiations) (Honours) CRICOS code: 025465E Duration: 1 year

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh033
Bundoora campus

Program structure The school has a multidisciplinary research base that offers opportunities to conduct biotechnology and biomedical research in areas including, but not limited to: » specialist laboratory skills in an area of medical science » enhanced ability to think critically and logically » independent decision-making skills, relevant to scientific research » communication skills relevant to the dissemination of experimental findings » a greater depth and breadth of knowledge in their major study discipline. Additional costs This program may incur extra costs for items such as textbooks and other materials.

The osteopathy degree provides you with the knowledge and skills to enter the professional osteopathy master program. Osteopaths are trained in diagnosis and take a full case history, perform conventional medical testing procedures and use their skill of palpation and motion testing to additionally diagnose a patient’s condition. Osteopaths make their choice of treatment depending on the patient and the condition and may give advice on areas such as posture, exercise, lifting procedures, and nutrition. Learning by doing In the latter part of your degree, the Osteopathic Teaching Clinic in Bundoora allows you to observe and get involved in treating patients with conditions such as headaches, neck or back pain, or sore arms or legs. Some people find osteopathy also helps in the co-management of conditions such as asthma and period pain. There is also a specialty clinic where children are initially treated by fully qualified osteopaths with a special interest in paediatrics. Program structure Year one The objectives in year one are for you to be able to demonstrate fundamental technique, describe the structure and function of the human body, and develop palpatory diagnostic skills. You will learn basic science through anatomy, biochemistry and physiology, as well as clinical sciences in the foundations of osteopathic techniques, introduction to clinic and osteopathic principles, and palpation for osteopaths.

Nursing (division 1)
BP032 Bachelor of Nursing CRICOS code: 023212J Duration: 3 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp032
Bundoora campus

The Bachelor of Nursing (Division 1 Nursing) degree provides you with a sound theoretical and clinical foundation from which to follow your selected professional career path as a Division 1 registered nurse. Consisting of theory, nursing laboratory skills and clinical practice, the degree encompasses acute care nursing, continuing care nursing, community care and mental health nursing.

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Year two You will expand your range of techniques, learning musculoskeletal diagnosis and refining palpatory skills. This year also involves more basic science and your clinical sciences become more advanced, moving on to muscle energy techniques, diagnosis of somatic dysfunction and physiology models for osteopathy. You will also undertake clinical observations and tutorials, and neuromusculoskeletal assessment. Year three The focus is on your ability to formulate a working diagnosis, further expansion of the range of techniques, and clinical application of neuro-musculoskeletal and the treatment of patients. Your clinical sciences will also include advanced soft tissue techniques, clinical practicum and tutorials, high velocity/low amplitude techniques, and an introduction to diagnostic imaging and osteopathic research. Please note: To become eligible to apply for registration as an osteopath, students need to complete the Bachelor of Applied Science (Complementary Medicine—Osteopathy) degree and the Master of Osteopathy (two years full-time). Additional costs You are expected to purchase textbooks (approximately AU$3 000) during the program, diagnostic equipment (approximately AU$600) and a clinic uniform (approximately AU$100) in second year. You are also required to hold a current First Aid Certificate (AU$100) prior to entering third year clinic. Prerequisites Year 12 (or equivalent) chemistry and English. Professional recognition On successful completion of the award, you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Osteopathy Board of Australia. Registration will allow you to practise in any Australian state or territory. Applicants should note that the Osteopathy Board of Australia has determined that all applicants for registration must be able to demonstrate English language skills at IELTS academic level 7 or the equivalent within the two years preceding registration. For further details see: www.osteopathyboard.gov.au/en/ registration-standards.aspx Careers The osteopathy bachelor degree provides the prerequisite qualification for entry into the osteopathy masters program. If you wish to practice as an osteopath in Australia you must complete this program. Graduates who achieve a sufficiently high standard may also decide to go on to research. As this degree has a high percentage of osteopathic-specific content, applicants not intending to progress to the Master of Osteopathy are advised to consider other options.

You may also be interested in … » Biomedical science (pages 118, 119) » Chinese medicine and human biology (page 119) » Chiropractic (page 120) » Exercise and sport science (page 122)

Year three Focus on pharmaceutical industry-related areas, including drug research and development, pre-clinical drug safety testing, clinical trials design and management, and drug regulations. Core components also include advanced molecular biology and bioinformatics. Year four (professional practice)

Pharmaceutical sciences
BP184 Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Pharmaceutical Sciences) CRICOS code: 071867E Duration: 4 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp184
Bundoora campus

During professional practice, eligible students may receive a bursary awarded by the RMIT Foundation. You can also study a concurrent program, Certificate IV in Business (Frontline Management). RMIT has partnered with more than 30 therapeutic industry organisations. Honours year (additional one year) Progress into a research-based honours program is encouraged for graduates who perform well in their degree. Additional costs You are expected to purchase protective clothing and safety glasses for use in laboratory classes. You will also be required to purchase textbooks, notes and manuals as well as attend an orientation camp at your own expense. Students undertaking professional practice interstate will also be required to cover the cost of travel and accommodation. Prerequisites Mathematics and chemistry. Pathways Graduates of the following programs may be eligible to apply for exemptions of up to one year: » Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Biotechnology) » Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Pathology Testing) Professional recognition Graduates may be eligible to join the following Australian professional societies, either during their final year of study or upon graduating: » Association of Regulatory and Clinical Scientists to the Pharmaceutical Industry (ARCS) » Australasian Pharmaceutical Science Association (APSA) » Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists & Toxicologists (ASCEPT) » Australian Physiological Society (AuPS) » Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR) » Australian Society of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (ASBMB

This degree prepares you for a career in biomedical sciences with a focus on the pharmaceutical industry. It covers all aspects of the drug discovery process, including: » the biomedical science underpinning drug discovery » toxicity testing of drugs for safety purposes » clinical (human) trials of drugs and pharmaceutical products » drug regulations and associated ethics related to the approval of drugs for public use » sales and marketing of drugs and pharmaceutical products. A highlight of the degree is the opportunity to undertake one year of work placement in the pharmaceutical industry in your final year. Learning by doing A full-time professional practice work placement in the pharmaceutical industry is taken during the fourth year of the program. Eligible students will undertake a 40-week period of supervised education and training in a professional pharmaceutical industry setting. RMIT arranges all work experience placements, which may include pharmaceutical companies, clinical trial centres, drug research laboratories, forensic laboratories and drug regulation agencies. Program structure Year one A number of general science courses provide you with a sound scientific base, including biochemistry, biostatistics, human biology, genetics, microbiology, immunology and cell biology. You are also introduced to pharmacology and toxicology. Year two This year provides more in-depth education and training in the major discipline areas. Throughout the year you will study pharmacology and toxicology, human physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology.

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Careers The Australian pharmaceutical industry is rapidly expanding and requires graduates to work in areas such as drug design and development, human clinical trials and drug regulations. Career options include pharmaceutical companies (including ‘Big Pharma’ research and development, drug regulatory affairs, sales and marketing), clinical trial centres, drug safety testing, government regulatory authorities (such as Drug Information Services and Therapeutic Goods Administration) and biomedical research and teaching in hospitals, universities and research institutes. You may also be interested in … » Applied chemistry (pages 132, 133) » Biomedical science (pages 118, 119) » Laboratory medicine (pages 123, 124)

Additional costs This program may incur extra costs for items such as textbooks and other materials.

Year two Consolidate your study of exercise sciences with exercise physiology and kinesiology. You will begin studying your second teaching method, which may include biology, health or maths. Health-related physical activity knowledge and practice are emphasised. Years three and four You will further consolidate your knowledge of exercise sciences with studies in biomechanics, exercise physiology, nutrition and motor learning and control. There are practical classes in a range of sports and activities, with an emphasis on how to teach them in school and community settings. You will complete specialist units in physical education curriculum development and in teaching physical education VCE, VET and VCAL. You will also need to complete an AUSTSWIM and first aid qualification. As a fourth year student, you will mentor first year students in their teaching. This is of great benefit to first and fourth year students. Additional costs Students will incur costs for a discipline activity uniform, textbooks and the mentoring leadership camp. Prerequisites Two of physical education, biology, chemistry, physics or mathematics. Professional recognition The Bachelor of Applied Science (Physical Education) is accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching and has received endorsement from the Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER). Graduates are eligible for employment in all schools. Through reciprocal arrangements between registration authorities, graduates can practice as teachers in Australia and overseas. www.vit.vic.edu.au Careers Employment opportunities exist in the following areas: » Government secondary colleges » Independent schools » Primary school physical education specialists » Tertiary institutions » Fitness, leisure and recreation centres » Fitness advisers (sporting teams) » Fitness consultancies (private and government) » Private companies who contract with schools to deliver physical education and sport » Sport coaching » Sport management You may also be interested in … » Biomedical science (pages 118, 119) » Education (page 62) » Exercise and sport science (page 122)

Physical education
BP041 Bachelor of Applied Science (Physical Education) CRICOS code: 021346G Duration: 4 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp041
Bundoora campus

Pharmaceutical sciences
BH059 Bachelor of Applied Science (Pharmaceutical Sciences) (Honours) CRICOS code: 055725G Duration: 1 year

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh059
Bundoora campus

This degree prepares you for a career as a specialist physical education teacher. Your responsibilities may include coaching, health and fitness promotion, and sport education for school and community-based groups. You will be exposed to a broad study of exercise sciences (anatomy, physiology, exercise physiology, biomechanics, kinesiology, motor learning), sport and physical activity, and their application to the teaching of physical education and sport in schools. This is the only degree in Victoria that offers teaching practice in each semester of the four-year degree. You will experience teaching primary and secondary students in government and independent schools, as well as having the opportunity to teach students with disabilities. Learning by doing As a physical education student, you are required to teach 80 days in schools to obtain registration as a teacher. In year one, teach in one of the RMIT primary laboratory schools, where you will be supervised by staff and mentored by a final year physical education student. During second semester, you will teach in another primary school under the supervision of a specialist physical education teacher. In year two, teach in government secondary schools, and in third year you will teach an alternative sports program to local primary school students and in an independent school. In final year you will teach physical education and a second teaching method in a secondary school for an eight-week period. Program structure Each year you will undertake studies in the methods of teaching physical and sport education. You will also teach in schools in each semester of the degree. Year one In addition to physical education teaching methods studied in year one, you will study human structure and function (anatomy and physiology) and be introduced to the principles of physical education and exercise science. You will also teach people with a disability.

The school has a multidisciplinary research base that offers opportunities to conduct biotechnology and biomedical research in areas including, but not limited to: » Applied research: natural products, drug safety, comparative biochemistry and nanotoxicology » Biomedical science: diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and osteoporosis. The research-based honours program is available for high-achieving graduates from degree studies. Graduates of the honours programs will develop: » specialist laboratory skills in an area of medical science » enhanced ability to think critically and logically » independent decision-making skills, relevant to scientific research » communication skills relevant to the dissemination of experimental findings » a greater depth and breadth of knowledge in their major study discipline. Program structure This is a research year and you will undertake a research thesis which is completed in combination with classes that are taught in a mixture of lecture, seminar, tutorial, workshop, practical and laboratory sessions. You will undertake a school-approved research project under the supervision of a suitable supervisor. A large research program offers scope for a wide range of projects.

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Psychology
BP154 Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) CRICOS code: 029765E Duration: 3 years

Prerequisites Mathematics, English and one of biology, chemistry, geography, psychology or physics. Pathways There is more than one pathway to becoming a psychologist: » Successful completion of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) or the Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology), followed by the Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) Honours or the Graduate Diploma in Psychology. » Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma in Behavioural Science, followed by the Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) Honours or the Graduate Diploma in Psychology. » Successful completion of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) Honours or the Graduate Diploma in Psychology. Following this, to apply to become a psychologist you must complete the Master of Psychology or the Doctor of Psychology. Professional recognition The psychology major in the Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) is a partial requirement for membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). It is also a partial requirement for registration as a psychologist, with the Victorian Psychologist’s Registration Board, subject to further study or clinical practice. The Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) has been accredited with the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council until 2012, at which time RMIT will reapply for further accreditation for another full five years. RMIT has been accredited to deliver psychology programs for the past three decades. Careers This degree is the basis for further study for those who wish to become practicing psychologists or use their study in other careers. As a graduate of the psychology degree, you can work in areas such as organisational management, health, sport, cross-cultural studies, counselling, HR, working with people with disabilities, research, training, market research and, with further study, teaching. You may also be interested in … » » » » » » Statistics (pages 140, 141) Criminal justice administration (page 54) Disability (pages 121, 122) Psychology (social science) (page 57) Social work and psychology (page 59) Youth work (page 59)

Psychology
BH000 Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) (Honours) CRICOS code: 037200J Duration: 1 year

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp154
City and Bundoora campuses

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh000
Bundoora campus

Psychology explores the science of the mind and human nature. You will examine mental states and processes and how they affect human behaviour. As a psychology student you will gain strong theoretical and practical skills. The degree is the basis for further study for people who want to become practicing psychologists or use their study in other careers. RMIT’s psychology degree is based on human research applies to actual situations and is aimed at resolving real human problems. Learning by doing The applied science psychology degree involves a research project where you work one-on-one with staff on staff-initiated research projects. Program structure The psychology component of the degree is 25 per cent of first year, 62.5 per cent of second year, and 62.5 per cent of third year. The remaining courses include occupational health and safety, nutrition and applied psychology, disability studies, health statistics, computer science, and geography. Year one Foundations of psychology introduces three areas: biological bases of behaviour including brain behaviour relationships, sensation, perception and consciousness; theories of learning, memory and cognition (including theories of intelligence); and theories of emotion, motivation and stress. Principles of psychology introduces three areas: personality, psychopathology and social psychology. Year two Study biological psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, research methods in psychology, and social psychology. Year three The third year includes: » Philosophy and methodology of psychology » Psychological assessment and individual differences » Psychology in society and organisations » Psychopathology and models of intervention » Research project » Electives: cross-cultural and organisational psychology, forensic psychology, psychology of gender or health, and sports psychology.

The honours program prepares students wanting to undertake further postgraduate studies in psychology, including master and Doctor of Psychology by coursework, and master by research, and Doctor of Philosophy programs. The program aims to introduce students to professional issues and the theories, methods and data of contemporary psychology. Course content is cognitive–behavioural in orientation and gives you a strong grounding in research psychology. The Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) (Honours) and the Graduate Diploma in Psychology share the same program structure. Program structure The honours program consists of 96 credit points. All coursework courses are delivered face-to-face. You will complete individual projects (thesis) under the supervision of an academic staff member. Staff generally offer projects related to their current research or research interests. Assessment methods include essays, examinations and presentations. The thesis is examined by two examiners and consists of a 5 000 word journal-type article. Pathways Graduates can apply to study for Master of Psychology, Doctor of Psychology, master by research or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Professional recognition Graduates are eligible for associate membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and are also eligible to register as a provisional psychologist with the Victorian Psychologists Registration Board. Provisional psychologists work in a variety of settings including educational, human services, community, medical and organisations under the supervision of an experienced registered psychologist. To become eligible to apply for full registration as a psychologist, you need to complete the Master of Psychology or the Doctor of Psychology. Careers Graduates may either seek employment, or apply to enrol in a master or doctoral level program. Employment opportunities exist in many human services organisations.

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SCIENCE
No other field has the potential to make such a difference. Science can save lives, preserve the environment and improve the way we live. And it’s not all about being stuck in a lab—science can take you anywhere in the world.
From nanotechnologists who help create our sunscreen, make up and stain-resistant clothing, to mathematicians who can solve resource allocation problems and help to forecast economic trends, science graduates are employed in a diverse range of jobs across all industries. Today’s biotechnologists are working to prevent, control and cure diseases, produce drugs, improve food supplies and detect and detoxify pollutants in our soil and water. At the same time, food technologists are looking at ways to feed malnourished children in the developing world. Science continues to change the world in endless ways. RMIT’s connected and relevant science programs are all about finding solutions that will change the way we live, breathe and work. RMIT’s focus on specialised degrees, combined with work placements, translates into excellent career outcomes for science graduates.

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‘I’d like be part of an innovative team that helps to develop environmentally friendly technologies. What I like the most is the project-based approach to learning.’
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Applied chemistry and chemical engineering
Bachelor of Science (Applied Chemistry) and Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) double degree CRICOS code: 055827B Duration: 5 years BP225

Year two » » » » » » » » » » » » » » » » Analytical spectroscopy Biochemical engineering Fluid flow and particle mechanics Heat and mass transfer Instrumental and environmental analysis Mathematics for engineers Process thermodynamics Reaction engineering.

Careers As a graduate with a multi-disciplinary qualification, you will be highly employable for your understanding of the requirements of team members from other specialties. You will be well placed to take leading roles in industries including chemical, food, oil, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, agriculture and polymers, especially in the development and commercialisation of new chemical products. In the oil and gas sector, graduates may be employed by large international organisations, and those working in pharmaceuticals are often involved in the design and delivery of new drugs. In the process design sector, RMIT graduates typically work on developing production processes from the lab to large-scale. You may also be interested in … » Applied sciences (pages 134, 135) » Chemical engineering (page 93)

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp225
City campus

A double degree in applied chemistry and chemical engineering gives you the skills to help you develop processes that could change the world. RMIT’s double degree will make you highly employable. The program includes indepth studies in chemistry and analytical science, along with the full range of chemical engineering courses. You will study key areas such as petrol, plastics, pharmaceuticals, fertilisers, processed foods, paper, composites, and mineral products. Chemical engineering and applied chemistry put you at the forefront of developing new and established technologies. Learning by doing You must complete 12 weeks of professional engineering work experience, usually taken between years three and four. It gives you the opportunity to put what you have learnt into practice and discover the career you would like to pursue when you graduate. You will also participate in laboratory experiments across all five years of the degree allowing you to put theory into practice. The laboratory sessions are also designed to teach you new chemistry and engineering techniques in a hands-on setting. You will interact with a wide range of relevant industries. Many of our subjects are designed in collaboration with industry partners and we invite people working in industry to talk about their jobs and the opportunities available to you. Industry field trips allow you to see first-hand how the industry works. RMIT also encourages you to undertake vacation work where you can develop important networks. Program structure Year one » » » » » Chemical engineering design Chemical engineering fundamentals Chemistry theory and laboratory Mathematics and statistics Sustainable engineering

Year three Chemical engineering specialisation Chemistry theory and laboratory Process control and simulation Process principles

Year four Advanced instrumental analysis Engineering experimental investigation Environmental and hazard analysis Process plant design and economics

Year five The focus in final year is on your design and research projects, which will depend on your specific area of interest. These projects give you the edge in a wide range of industry roles. Fifth year courses include: » Chemistry theory and laboratory » Design project » Process systems integration » Research project Additional costs You will need to purchase a laboratory coat, safety glasses, a pipette filler, a range of specified textbooks and lecture notes. Prerequisites Mathematics and chemistry. Professional recognition The degree is recognised worldwide and graduates qualify for professional membership of Engineers Australia and are recognised as professional engineers in all member countries of the Washington Accord. This degree is also recognised by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) which is the primary international professional society for the chemical engineer. Graduates will also qualify for graduate membership of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, the professional qualifying body for chemists in Australia. www.engineersaustralia.org.au www.washingtonaccord.org www.raci.org.au www.icheme.org

Applied chemistry and management
BP160 Bachelor of Science (Applied Chemistry) and Bachelor of Business (Management) double degree CRICOS code: 038957M Duration: 5 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp160
City campus

You may know what it takes to make a product, but can you manage its commercial success? A double degree combining science and management gives you a competitive edge and sets you up for an exciting career at the cutting edge of scientific innovation. You will have the chemistry skills needed to be a practicing scientist and the business skills to be an effective manager and leader—a highly attractive combination for employers. You will be on top of the policy and regulations relevant to your industry and be able to develop strategies, plan resources and make new ideas commercially viable. Learning by doing You will participate in laboratory experiments across all four years of the degree, allowing you to put theory into practice. The laboratory sessions are also designed to teach you new chemistry techniques in a hands-on setting. In third year you can visit Alcoa Australia, an internationally renowned mining company in Western Australia. This three-day industrybased learning initiative exposes you to the scientific processes involved in major mining operations so you can see first hand how lab research makes a real difference to companies like Alcoa. This is a chance for you to learn from some of the best industrial scientists in the world.

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Program structure Year one » » » » » » » » » » » » » » » Chemistry theory and laboratory History of management thought Introduction to organisational behaviour Mathematics Scientific skills and communication

Careers A double degree broadens your career options and gives you a competitive edge. Your degree in applied chemistry and management will qualify you to work in commercial development and product testing, particularly in the areas of manufactured goods, medical drugs and natural products. Graduates often find work with cosmetics companies or in the food industry. Employment in the defence services and mining and energy industries is also common. Graduates may even work as forensic investigators in the police force or find roles in OH&S management roles. You may also find work in policy, research, public relations and marketing roles in scientific consultancies, government departments and commercial laboratories. You may also be interested in … » Applied sciences (pages 134, 135) » Chemical engineering (page 93) » Environmental science and management (page 113)

Program structure Year one » Anatomy and physiology » Biochemical principles » Biological principles » Chemistry » Health and nutrition » Introduction to genetics and microbiology » Scientific research skills. and complete one of: » Introduction to medical » Introduction to food science and technology » Introduction science. Year two » Applied microbiology » Biochemistry » Data analysis » Microbiology » Professional practice in applied science. and choose one stream: Food science stream » Applied nutrition » Food science (proteins, lipids and carbohydrates) » Principles of nutrition and food safety. Biosciences stream » Cell biology and tissue culture » Molecular biology and genetics. plus one of the following: » Bioinformatics » Medicines, drugs and poisons » ONPS. Pathways Graduates of the food science stream may be eligible to apply for exemptions from the following program: » Bachelor of Science (Food Technology and Nutrition) Graduates of the biomedical sciences stream may be eligible to apply for exemptions from the following programs: » Bachelor of Applied Science (Laboratory Medicine) » Bachelor of Biomedical Science » Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Pharmaceutical Science) » Bachelor of Science (Applied Sciences) » Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology) Professional recognition Graduates of the Associate Degree in Applied Science will be eligible for membership in a range of professional bodies such as the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology, Australian Society of Microbiology, and Australian Institute of Medical Laboratory Scientists. This will depend on the stream selected.

Year two Analytical spectroscopy Business statistics Commercial law Marketing principles Prices and markets

Year three Accounting Chemistry theory and laboratory Employment relations Leadership and management Macroeconomics

Year four A major laboratory-based project that gives you the opportunity to create products and investigate real-world problems is the focus of your final year. » Business computing » Ethics and governance » Science project » Strategic management Additional costs You are required to purchase a laboratory coat, safety glasses, a pipette filler, a range of specified textbooks and lecture notes. Prerequisites Mathematics and chemistry. Professional recognition The double degree fulfils the requirements of admission to graduate membership of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, the professional qualifying body for chemists in Australia. Graduates are also eligible for professional membership of the Australian Institute of Management (AIM). www.raci.org.au www.aim.com.au

Applied science
AD012 Associate Degree in Applied Science CRICOS code: 071869C Duration: 2 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/ad012
City campus

The Associate Degree in Applied Science is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to enhance your employability in the biotechnology, food and biomedical industries. It offers two major streams in food science and biomedical science, both of which are undergoing rapid technological advancements worldwide. It may also provide you with an alternative and practical pathway into a range of undergraduate degree programs with advanced standing. Learning by doing In second year, you will undertake the course Professional Practice in Applied Science, where you will address an issue or problem in the workplace. You will be allocated a place in a laboratory where you will spend a minimum of 80 hours performing tasks as part of the project. You will need to research the workplace to understand its structure and functions and to identify appropriate problem-solving skills, then develop and report on the outcomes. Prerequisites Mathematics and chemistry.

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Careers Depending on the stream you select, the associate degree offers you a qualification in either food science or biomedical science. The food science stream will equip you with the highly developed practical skills needed to work in the food industry, in particular food handling and processing. The biosciences stream is a broad-based training program for students who want a technical career in diagnostics, medical research, veterinary, biological research or biotechology laboratories. You may also be interested in … » » » » Civil engineering (page 96) Electrical/electronics (page 101) Mechanical engineering (page 105) Network engineering (page 106)

Program structure First year will give you a breadth of exposure to the sciences, and as you progress into the second and third years you will refine your selection of courses to define a major and minor in the scientific areas of your choice. Year one Study the core foundation subjects of science – biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics – as well as scientific skills and communication, a course common to all RMIT science degrees. You will also participate in a range of laboratory experiments where your studies are put into action. In second semester you will begin to choose the area of science you will major in over the next two years. Year two By second year you have identified the area you want to study. You will gain a deeper understanding of the fundamental science subjects and also study the science areas you’re majoring in. You can choose your major and minor courses from a range of areas, including: » Biological sciences: environmental biology, microbiology, plant science and biotechnology » Chemistry: inorganic, analytical, organic and physical chemistry, environmental, polymer and medicinal chemistry, and chemistry safety » Environmental sciences: ecology, environmental chemistry, environmental analysis and remediation » Food sciences: food preservation, food chemistry, food technology, nutrition, food development and manufacturing » Occupational health and safety: chemical safety, ergonomics, occupational hygiene, risk management, physical hazards, OHS and rehabilitation law, assessment and workplace training, OHS design, and auditing and monitoring » Physics: optics, medical physics, nuclear physics, acoustics, instrumentation, thermal physics, and theoretical and computational physics. Year three Continue to specialise in your chosen science field and, in addition, study two back-to-back practical courses that focus on the knowledge you have gained so far and prepare you for work in the industry. In first semester, Professional Scientist is a hands-on course that prepares you for entering the workforce. In second semester focus on your science project—this is industry-related and focuses on science-based problems that occur in the real world.

Additional costs Depending on studies chosen, you may be required to purchase a laboratory coat, safety glasses, a pipette filler, a range of specified textbooks and lecture notes. Prerequisites Mathematics. Pathways Graduates of the following programs may be eligible to apply for exemptions of up to one year: » Diploma of Conservation and Land Management » Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Pathology Testing) » Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety » Diploma of Food Science and Technology Professional recognition Depending on your studies, you may be eligible for membership of the relevant professional body associated with your major study area. Careers An applied sciences degree is likely to open up your employment opportunities more than any other degree. Graduates find jobs in a vast number of areas. Depending on your major, you could test the acoustics of new buildings, create advanced electronic systems for the defence services, work at a regulatory authority, test products for a manufacturing company, work in agriculture or natural resource management or analyse the quality of cosmetic products. You could also return to the classroom and become a science teacher. You may also be interested in … » Nanotechnology and applied sciences (page 139) » Applied science and education (page 128) Open Universities Australia RMIT University also offers a Bachelor of Applied Science (Applied Sciences) focusing on bioscience and biotechnology through Open Universities Australia. For more information visit www.open.edu.au.

Applied sciences
BP229 Bachelor of Science (Applied Sciences) CRICOS code: 056444J Duration: 3 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp229
City campus

This degree gives you many options when pursuing your chosen path, with majors and minors offered in a variety of science areas. The program is built on the fundamental science disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics, but you can also explore specialised areas such as environmental science, food science, and occupational health and safety. Throughout the degree you will apply your knowledge to practical problems. Laboratory experiments and real-world projects are designed to expand your skills and make you workplace ready. Learning by doing RMIT values work-ready graduates, so in final year you will take a course called The Professional Scientist. It prepares you for a job in the real world. You will make important contacts with people working in industry and you will learn about job descriptions and where your qualifications will take you. The aim at the end of this course is for you to know what it is like to be a professional scientist. Industry practise is encouraged through final year science projects, which may be based around actual industry-related problems. Under the supervision of an RMIT staff member in your chosen science major area, you may carry out a research problem, conducting experiments and coming up with recommendations or solutions.

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Applied sciences
BH012 Bachelor of Science (Applied Sciences) (Honours) CRICOS code: 068390G Duration: 1 year

Learning by doing In your final year you will have the option to undertake 144 hours of work experience at an industry organisation or a science research project. Students typically take on work experience in medical and agricultural research institutes, government or private consultancies. You can choose your science research project from a range of biotechnology areas. The project is typically industry-related and carried out in a laboratory environment. Both options will expose you to real-world problems and research solutions in a practical setting. Program structure Year one Cell structure and function Chemistry for life sciences Chemistry principles Introduction to microbiology, immunology and genetics » Mathematics and statistics » Plant and animal structure and function » Scientific skills and communication » » » » Year two » » » » » » » Advanced bioinformatics Biological chemistry Cell and tissue culture Food microbiology Genetics and molecular biology Microbiology Statistics and epidemiology

Pathways Graduates of the following program may be eligible to apply for exemptions of up to one year: » Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Pathology Testing) Professional recognition Depending on streams chosen in third year, this degree may qualify graduates for professional membership of scientific societies such as the Australian Institute of Biology, the Australian Society for Microbiology, the Australian Biochemical Society, etc. The degree is internationally recognised and many RMIT graduates are employed overseas. Careers Biotechnology is one of the fastest growing areas of science. Governments are investing heavily in biotechnology to develop its financial and research potential, so graduates are well placed to take advantage of these opportunities. You may find employment in medical research institutes, in police forensics, or designing vaccines You may also find employment at organisations such as the CSIRO in genomics, molecular biology and proteomics research. You may also be interested in … » Applied sciences (pages 134, 135) » Chemical engineering and biotechnology (page 94)

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh012
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The honours program is designed to develop your independence in learning and research. In addition, the program will increase your skill in communication and knowledge of the theory and practical methods relevant to an area of food science and technology, and consumer science. Program structure » » » » » » Food science honours project 1 Food science honours project 2 Food science honours project planning Food science honours theory 1 Food science honours theory 2 Honours research methods

Careers Graduates find employment in a wide range of activities, including working in a research laboratory (although a higher degree will offer better prospects in this area); food industry employment in product development, quality control, food microbiology, nutrition and consumer affairs. Other career paths include public health positions.

Biotechnology
BP226 Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology) CRICOS code: 056416B Duration: 3 years

Year three Your science research project or work experience is the focus of your final year. » Functional genomics and proteomics » Gene technologies » Immunology » Industrial microbiology » Molecular agriculture » Regulatory, ethical and legal issues in biotechnology Additional costs You are required to purchase a laboratory coat, safety glasses, a pipette filler, text books, lecture/practical notes and to hire a regulation gown for microbiology and molecular biology. Prerequisites Mathematics.

Chemical engineering and biotechnology
BP159 Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering)/Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology) double degree CRICOS code: 040057G Duration: 5 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp226
City campus

If you want to create a genetically modified crop that does not require pesticides, or generate energy through the biodegradation of waste materials, a degree in biotechnology can help you find the right solution. Biotechnology is the basis for some revolutionary discoveries. It has been used to detect genes associated with cancer and diabetes, and has also been used to detect and detoxify pollutants, destroy pesticides in water and soil, produce drugs and foods, and even produce live vaccines to fight infectious diseases. It uses knowledge at the molecular level of living systems to devise strategies to solve important practical problems like controlling disease and making the environment safer.

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp159
City and Bundoora campuses

See page 94 (Engineering) for program details.

Environmental science
BP192 Bachelor of Environmental Science CRICOS code: 047880G Duration: 3 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp192
City campus

See page 112 (Environment) for program details.

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Food science and technology
C5184 Diploma of Food Science and Technology CRICOS code: 056781C Duration: 2 years

Pathways Graduates may be eligible to apply for exemptions of up to one year from the following programs: » Bachelor of Science (Applied Sciences) » Bachelor of Science (Food Technology and Nutrition) Professional recognition Students are eligible for student membership of the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology and, upon graduation, are eligible for standard membership. Careers There are a wide range of employment opportunities in this large and rapidly expanding field, including laboratory work, plant operation, process supervision, quality assurance, research and development, quality control and analysis, product development, marketing and management. You may also be interested in … » Food technology and nutrition (page 136) » Food technology and nutrition and chemical engineering (page 137)

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c5184
City campus

Food technologists are involved in the production, processing, packaging and marketing of food products to ensure quality standards and the nutritional needs of consumers are met, and are also employed in the development of new food and beverage products. The Diploma of Food Science and Technology offers a qualification in the science of food handling and processing for those who wish to enter the food industry or are already working in the industry. It will equip you with the highly-developed practical skills needed to work in the food industry or prepare you for further study in a range of related degrees. Learning by doing You will undertake five to 10 days of work placement during the second year of the program. This provides you with the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the industry and to further develop your skills in an area that also requires teamwork, attention to quality control and working to timelines. Program structure Year one Broad knowledge and training in general laboratory and food technology skills. Courses include chemistry, food analysis, introduction to food technology, food microbiology, packaging, quality management, and occupational health and safety. Year two Further develop skills in these and other specialist areas. Courses include nutrition, food testing, food additives, food safety, and a number of processing areas such as meat, fish, fruit and vegetables. Legislation, reporting and career planning are also included. There is an emphasis on gaining practical skills used in the food industry. Additional costs Most materials are supplied but you may be required to purchase textbooks and manuals, as required, and protective clothing. There will be a small fee to cover the cost of excursions.

In third year, you will undertake a major science project where you may be linked to an industry organisation. Computer software programs are an essential part of this degree. You’ll learn to use dietary evaluation software to analyse a person’s daily diet, compare it to government health standards and make suggested dietary changes. You will also learn to use statistical packages, which are essential to many of the tasks you will undertake. Program structure You will have the choice between a nutrition stream or a food technology stream. In the first three semesters, you will take common subjects such as chemistry and biology (which underpin food science) and be introduced to food processing. In the second half of the degree, the nutrition stream concentrates on nutrition-related subjects while the food technology stream mainly deals with food manufacturing, product development and quality assurance. Year one » » » » » » » » » » » Biology Chemistry principles Food preservation Introduction to the food industry Mathematics and statistics Nutrition principles

Food technology and nutrition
BP199 Bachelor of Science (Food Technology and Nutrition) CRICOS code: 048768M Duration: 3 years

Year two Carbohydrates in food science Lipids in food science Microbiology Nutrition Proteins in food science

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp199
City campus

This degree is about the science of making food and making it nutritious. You will learn to turn raw materials such as milk and grains into food products such as ice cream and breakfast cereals. You will also learn to improve the quality of our manufactured food supply, creating safe and nutritious foods that taste good and have a long shelf life. This degree prepares you for work in the food industry, training you in the full range of theoretical and practical aspects of food science and technology, as well as nutrition science. RMIT trains you so you will be jobready and meet food industry needs. Learning by doing In your second and third years, you will be involved in food processing in a pilot plant setting and will undertake several industry visits to learn about the production process. These visits usually include a dairy processing plant where you learn about the production of milk and the manufacture of yoghurt or cheese for the market. It may also include visiting a cannery, a wheat mill or a malt house and an ice cream plant.

Year three In third year you will focus on your science research project where you may be linked to an industry organisation, as well as on product development, food manufacture and quality assurance. » Community nutrition » Food chemistry » Food manufacture » Product development » Quality assurance » Sensory evaluation of food Honours year (additional one year) Graduates of the degree who meet the academic requirements may proceed to an honours degree. This is one year in duration and consists of a major supervised research project, a research methods course and an advanced theory course in each semester.

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Additional costs You will be required to purchase textbooks and manuals as required as well as protective clothing. There will be a small fee to cover the cost of excursions. Pathways Graduates of the following program may be eligible to apply for exemptions of up to one year: » Diploma of Food Science and Technology Professional recognition This degree is recognised by the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology. Students and graduates are admitted to appropriate grades of membership. Graduates who have undertaken the nutrition stream will also be eligible for membership of the Nutrition Society of Australia. Careers Graduates of the food technology stream find employment in large food processing companies, in research and development, in product and packaging development and evaluation, and marketing or quality assurance. Graduates have also secured managerial roles or roles in government departments or regulatory bodies. Graduates of the nutrition stream may find work as dietary evaluators in gyms or in food management programs in schools, healthcare facilities or airlines and on public health planning programs. You may also be interested in … » Food technology and nutrition and chemical engineering (page 137)

Learning by doing As part of this degree you must complete 12 weeks professional engineering work experience. This is usually taken between years three and four of the degree and gives you the opportunity to put what you have learnt into practice and discover your future career options. RMIT prioritises practical learning environments. You will undertake several industry visits to learn about production processes. Industry-based design or science projects are also a feature. In the final year you will undertake two major projects, which are designed to put you in direct contact with the industry and industry-related problems. Program structure Year one » » » » » » » » » » » » » » » » » » » » » » » » » » » » » » » Chemical engineering design Chemical engineering fundamentals Chemistry of materials Engineering maths Food preservation Introduction to food industry Mathematics and statistics Sustainable engineering

Year five A design project and a science project will be the focus of your final year. These projects are designed to give you important practice skills and the competitive edge in a wide range of industry roles. » Advanced chemical engineering specialisation » Design project » Process systems integration » Science project Additional costs You are required to purchase textbooks and manuals as required as well as protective clothing. There will be a small fee to cover the cost of excursions. Prerequisites Mathematics. Professional recognition Graduates are eligible for membership of the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology. The Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) degree is accredited by Engineers Australia, and graduates are eligible for graduate membership as a professional engineer. The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), based in London, is the primary international professional society for the chemical engineer. All RMIT chemical engineering degrees fully satisfy the requirement for accreditation at the (UK) MEng level. Careers Double degree graduates are highly employable as professionals with multi-disciplinary qualifications have a better understanding of the requirements of other team members. Graduates typically find employment in large food processing and packaging companies. Many work in research and development, or become product developers and evaluators; others move into marketing or quality assurance. Graduates have also secured managerial roles. You may also be interested in … » Chemical engineering (page 93) » Food technology and nutrition (page 136)

Year two Biology Data collection and analysis Fluid flow and particle mechanics Heat and mass transfer Lipids in food science Mathematics for engineers Nutrition principles Process thermodynamics Reaction engineering

Food technology and nutrition and chemical engineering
Bachelor of Science (Food Technology and Nutrition) and Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) double degree CRICOS code: 055814G Duration: 5 years BP236

Year three Carbohydrates in food science Chemical engineering specialisation Microbiology Process control and simulation Process principles Proteins in food science

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp236
City campus

A double degree in food technology and nutrition and chemical engineering opens up a world of possibilities. As a food industry professional, you will have the advantage of food science and also engineering skills, giving you an edge in developing a competitive product. This degree provides you with in-depth studies of food science, including food microbiology, food preservation, proteins, lipids and carbohydrates in food science, as well as a full range of chemical engineering courses such as process principles, transfer processes, equipment design and process control.

Year four Dairy science and technology Environment and hazard analysis Experimental investigations Food chemistry Food manufacture Process plant design and economics Process systems design Transfer processess

Geospatial science
BP087 Bachelor of Science (Geospatial Science) CRICOS code: 071871J Duration: 4 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp087
City campus

See page 114 (Environment) for program details.

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Geospatial science
BH011 Bachelor of Applied Science (Geospatial Science) (Honours) CRICOS code: 060676C Duration: 1 year

Laboratory technology (biotechnology)
C5183 Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Biotechnology) CRICOS code: 056780D Duration: 2 years

Year two In the second year, you will choose from an information security, business and finance, environment, or statistics stream. Second year courses include: » Computational mathematics » Differential equations » Linear algebra and vector calculus » Mathematical modelling » Mathematics and statistics in industry Year three You will undertake a project based on real-world industry problems that puts you in direct contact with industry partners and potential employers. Third year courses include: » Algebra for information security » Linear programming and applications » Mathematics and statistics in industry » Optimisation and control » Real and complex analysis Prerequisites Mathematics. Professional recognition Graduates will be eligible to apply for graduate membership to the Australian Mathematical Society. www.austms.org.au Careers Maths has been identified as a critical area in science. Many mathematicians work in banking and finance but other graduates often find employment as data analysts in government departments, or as information security analysts. You may also find employment in engineering, particularly aerospace engineering, as well as teaching, computer science, business and manufacturing. You may also be interested in … » Statistics (pages 140, 141) RMIT ’s Access Grid® Room The new Access Grid® Room at RMIT enables remote multi-nodal collaboration and is one of the most technology-rich classrooms in the southern hemisphere. The Access Grid® Room provides users with the ability to work interactively and collaboratively with other Grid Rooms located nationally and globally.

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh011
City campus

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c5183
Bundoora campus

See page 115 (Environment) for program details.

See page 124 (Health and medical sciences) for program details.

Health science
BH062 Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) CRICOS code: 061671M Duration: 1 year

Mathematics
BP083 Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) CRICOS code: 067839K Duration: 3 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh062
Bundoora campus

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp083
City campus

The honours program is designed to prepare graduates who have successfully completed undergraduate training in a complementary medicine health care discipline to expand and deepen their knowledge and research skills. The program prepares graduates for research-based higher degrees. Program structure Classes are taught in a combination of lectures, seminar, tutorial, workshop, practical and laboratory sessions. » Honours research methods » Research thesis 1 » Research thesis 2 and select one course from: » Research in nursing and midwifery » Research methods and statistics

If you want to discover the secrets of the brain or understand the mysteries of marine ecology and the global carbon cycle or find the most efficient way of harnessing geothermal energy, you need mathematics. Maths teaches you to think logically and approach problems in analytical and creative ways. You can apply mathematics to the real issues in business and finance, computer gaming, medical diagnosis, image processing and weather simulation, to name just a few. This degree focuses on applying maths to real-world problems. Theory is linked to practical projects and applied to real scenarios. You will make practical use of industry-relevant computer software packages such as MATLAB and Maple. Learning by doing During third year students undertake a project that is linked directly to industry. Through the mathematics and statistics in industry course, you are also provided with early exposure to industry experts from business and finance, internet security, environmental modelling and other relevant fields. You learn first-hand about your industry and learn about the range of different roles that mathematicians can fill. Program structure Year one First year courses include: » Basic statistics and calculus » Elements of professional practice » Mathematical computing » Mathematics and statistics in industry

Health science
BH004 Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement) (Honours) CRICOS code: 047030F Duration: 1 year

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh004
Bundoora campus

Graduates are invited to apply to undertake an honours degree based on their academic record. The honours year includes research methods and a research study, supervised by a member of staff. The major component of honours is the submission of a thesis based on the research project. Program structure » Human movement honours 1 » Human movement honours 2

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Mathematics
BH010 Bachelor of Applied Science (Mathematics) (Honours) CRICOS code: 069565D Duration: 1 year

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh010
City campus

This program is designed to further develop the analytic and modelling skills that mathematics graduates have acquired in a three-year degree program. It provides specialisation in a combination of any two of the following areas of study: numerical analysis, discrete and applied mathematics. Program structure » Honours mathematics project 1 » Honours mathematics project 2 and select two courses from: » Advanced topics in applied mathematics » Advanced topics in computational mathematics » Advanced topics in discrete mathematics Prerequisites An undergraduate degree in mathematics with a major in at least one of the areas of numerical analysis, pure mathematics, applied mathematics or equivalent. A creditable academic record is required. Professional recognition This degree qualifies graduates to join the Australian Society for Operations Research, the Australian Statistics Society and the Australian Mathematical Society and other similar societies in other countries.

This double degree will provide you with a strong grounding in nanotechnology, the science and engineering of materials less than a micrometer in size, across the disciplines of physics and chemistry with substantial biology and engineering components. It combines majors in nanotechnology and either physics or chemistry, and encompasses physical, chemical, biological and engineering nanoscience and nanotechnology. Learning by doing You can take final year projects in conjunction with industry, either at RMIT or working directly with industry. Program structure This four-year degree combines majors in nanotechnology and either physics or chemistry, and encompasses physical, chemical, biological and engineering nanoscience and nanotechnology. Year one First year studies include mathematics, physics and chemistry. Years two, three and four Choose physics or chemistry as your major discipline. The nanotechnology component is common to both streams and consists of specialist nanotechnology, engineering and biology courses. The fourth year includes a research project and professional experience, which may involve collaboration with external organisations. Physics major If you choose the physics major, you will also study courses in quantum and statistical physics; optics and waves; materials and radiation physics; and advanced experimental techniques and you will become a physical nanotechnologist. Chemistry major If you choose the chemistry major, you will study theoretical and practical courses in organic, inorganic, physical and analytical chemistry, and you will become a chemical nanotechnologist. Prerequisites Mathematics and one of physics or chemistry. Professional recognition In the future, professional recognition may be available from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute and the Australian Institute of Physics.

Careers Nanotechnology will be a key growth area for development and manufacturing. For example, the industries of auto manufacturing (paints and surfacing) and wine and food production (packaging) are likely to benefit from the impact of nanotechnology. Nanotechnology will also allow biotechnology and IT companies to generate significant economic benefit. There is a broad spectrum of potential future applications. People with skills and qualifications in nanotechnology will be in high demand. Graduate shortages have also been identified in the nano-enabling specialisations of chemistry—particularly polymercolloidal, organic and bio-inorganic chemistry, materials science and engineering, microelectronics fabrication and in meteorology. You may also be interested in … » Applied sciences (pages 134, 135) » Physical education (page 128)

Physics and electronic and communication engineering
BP007 Bachelor of Science (Physics) and Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic and Communication Engineering) double degree CRICOS code: 068161K Duration: 5 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp007
City campus

Nanotechnology and applied sciences
Bachelor of Science (Nanotechnology) and Bachelor of Science (Applied Sciences) double degree CRICOS code: 060826E Duration: 4 years BP247

The double degree in physics and electronic and communication engineering has been designed for highly motivated students who wish to broaden their expertise and career pathways by combining studies in science and engineering. The five-year interdisciplinary double degree is excellent preparation for highlevel positions in industry, or for postgraduate research. Graduates have a comprehensive theoretical knowledge of physics and familiarity with current practice in the implementation of new technologies. Learning by doing You are required to complete at least 12 weeks of work experience in your own time (required for Engineers Australia accreditation). This is usually completed during the breaks after third and fourth years. A feature of the double degree is the inclusion of a professional scientist course in the final year. As part of this course, you will spend 20 days with a local government, industrial, medical or other scientific organisation where you gain hands-on experience in a work environment. The third year project is conducted within one of the physics research groups, and often involves collaboration with an external organisation.

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp247
City campus

Nanotechnology includes materials, machines and systems that are capable of imaging and manipulating single molecules or atoms. It requires a broad knowledge of the sciences, as well as the ability to apply this knowledge to produce innovative processes or devices.

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Program structure Compulsory courses in physics and engineering are taken in the first three years. After the first year, compulsory engineering design courses are taken. Elective courses in engineering and physics are available in the fourth and fifth years. Year one » » » » » » » » » » » » » » » » » Fields and relativity Instrumentation for scientists and engineers Mathematics Mechanics and thermodynamics Optics and waves Scientific skills and communication

Careers Physics and electronic engineering graduates are ideally suited to enter research or project management positions in laboratories dealing with optical design, laser applications, photonics, fibre optics, communications, atomic modelling of advanced materials, microelectronics, nanotechnology, information technology, and medical physics. Graduates are able to liaise between scientists and engineers, and are equipped to be innovators in leading-edge technology. You may also be interested in … » Applied sciences (pages 134, 135) » Electronic and communication engineering (page 102)

Learning by doing During third year you will undertake a project which is linked to industry and the real problems you will face in the workforce. Through the Mathematics and Statistics in Industry course you are provided with exposure to industry experts from finance, sports statistics and many other relevant fields. You can hear first hand about the workforce and the issues facing their industry. Program structure Year one » » » » Basic statistics and calculus Mathematical computing Elements of professional practice Mathematics and statistics in industry

Year two Fields, waves and light Introduction to physical modelling Materials and thermal physics Mathematics Mechanics and modern physics Practical physics Quantum mechanics and radiation physics

Psychology
BP154 Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) CRICOS code: 029765E Duration: 3 years

Year two In the second year you will specialise by choosing a business and finance, environment, or marketing stream. » Linear algebra and vector calculus » Probability and statistics » Linear programming and applications » Data preparation for analytics » Mathematics and statistics in industry Year three A highlight of the third year is your industry project (or work placement). » Sports statistics » Sampling and quality control » Forecasting » Mathematics and statistics in industry Prerequisites Mathematics. Professional recognition Graduates are eligible to apply for graduate membership to the Statistical Society of Australia, and graduate membership to the Australian Society for Operations Research. Careers As a statistician your employment opportunities are varied. Many graduates undertake careers in sports statistics where typical tasks include analysing results, predicting outcomes, assessing athlete performance and improving tactics. Many also work in the public service, in banking and in finance. Here you will develop statistical models of the marketplace that can predict future economic and financial trends. Statisticians may also work in medium to large businesses where they analyse and interpret data that can improve a company’s performance. You may also be interested in … » » » » Economics and finance (page 148) Environmental science (page 112) Marketing (page 152) Mathematics (pages 138, 139)

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp154
City and Bundoora campuses

Year three Advanced laboratory techniques Photonics and nuclear physics Professional practice Project (often linked to industry or current research) » Quantum and statistical physics » Solid state physics Additional costs You should expect to spend at least AU$200 per year on textbooks and stationery requirements. Prerequisites Mathematics and physics. Professional recognition Graduates are eligible for admission to the Australian Institute of Physics, the American Institute of Physics, and the Institute of Physics (UK). The Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic and Communication Engineering) program is fully accredited by Engineers Australia. Graduates are therefore recognised as professional engineers in all member countries of the Washington Accord. www.engineersaustralia.org.au www.washingtonaccord.org

See page 129 (Health and medical sciences) for program details.

Psychology
BH000 Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) (Honours) CRICOS code: 037200J Duration: 1 year

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh000
Bundoora campus

See page 129 (Health and medical sciences) for program details.

Statistics
BP245 Bachelor of Science (Statistics) CRICOS code: 058781J Duration: 3 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp245
City campus

Statistics is about prediction and can be used to predict weather patterns or the effects of climate change; forecast economic, financial or sales trends; or analyse data about a company’s performance or risk profile. It is also about evidence and can determine whether a new drug, medical treatment or new sports strategy works as intended. This degree will provide you with the skills and knowledge to apply statistics to a broad number of industries, including science, health, professional sport, business and engineering. You will have the opportunity to customise your degree by specialising in business and finance, the environment, or marketing. You will use a number of industry-relevant computer packages such as Minitab, SAS and SQL.

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Statistics
BH063 Bachelor of Science (Statistics) (Honours) CRICOS code: 065137A Duration: 1 year

Learning by doing At RMIT, the focus is on being work-ready, so the degree features practical components to prepare you for the workforce. Every two to three weeks each year, you will take part in practical exercises at our field station at Yarra Bend. You will take part in activities related to theory such as measuring distances and angles and calculating area and volume. You will also take part in field camps in second and third years which are held at Camp Rubicon in northeast Victoria and range from four to 10 days. You will complete hands-on surveying and GPS exercises. You must also complete 12 weeks of work experience at a private surveying practice, or a government agency, giving you the chance to develop your practical skills and learn invaluable industry lessons. Many students go on to work in the organisations where they completed their work experience. Program structure Year one Applied geospatial techniques, introduction to physical modelling, mathematics for surveying and geomatics, physical geography, scientific communication, spatial information science, surveying and cartography. Year two Geospatial physics and mathematics, map projections, mathematics for surveying and geomatics, remote sensing and photogrammetry, spatial information science, surveying and cartography. Year three Cadastral surveying, engineering surveying, geodesy, remote sensing and photogrammetry, vector calculus methods and geometry of surfaces. Year four A key focus of your final year is a major project, which draws together all your skills including problem-solving and communication and technical skills. You are encouraged to develop your project around a real-life problem so that the final product has industry relevance. Fourth year courses include engineering surveying, geospatial science major project, land development, and survey network design and analysis. Additional costs You are required to purchase prescribed texts and some equipment and should allow approximately AU$250–AU$300 each year. A field trip is undertaken in year two, and may also be required in conjunction with certain year three or elective courses.

Prerequisites Mathematics. Pathways Graduates of the following program may be eligible to apply for exemptions of up to two years: » Advanced Diploma of Spatial Information Services Professional recognition Graduates are eligible for admission to the Institution of Surveyors (Victoria), and the Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute (Australia). Students are eligible for student membership of each of these organisations. Upon graduation, you can enter into a training agreement with one of the state surveyors boards to achieve registration as a licensed cadastral surveyor who is able to determine property boundaries. The degree is also recognised by the Surveyors Board of Malaysia. www.surveying.org.au www.spatialsciences.org.au www.surveyorsboard.vic.gov.au Careers Graduates are in high demand and over the last four years, RMIT graduates have achieved an almost 100 per cent employment rate. Graduates are employed in a diverse range of fields, from large-scale mining or engineering companies and in the construction industry developing roads, bridges and tunnels, to government departments. Many start their own private surveying businesses in cadastral or engineering surveying. There are also many other opportunities in fields including remote sensing, archaeology and forensic science, where they provide important information about crime scenes. RMIT also has a strong international presence with many graduates working on large construction projects in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the US. You may also be interested in … » Civil and infrastructure engineering (page 95) » Geospatial science (pages 114, 115)

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh063
City campus

This program consists of a major research project with core and elective lecture courses. Postgraduate research opportunities leading to the higher degrees of Master of Applied Science and Doctor of Philosophy are also offered. Program structure » » » » Honours statistics project 1 Honours statistics project 2 Advanced topics in operations research Advanced topics in statistics

Prerequisites An undergraduate degree in mathematics or statistics. A credible academic record is also required. Professional recognition This degree qualifies graduates to join the Australian Society for Operations Research, the Australian Statistics Society and/or the Australian Mathematical Society and other similar societies in other countries.

Surveying
BP089 Bachelor of Applied Science (Surveying) CRICOS code: 022250M Duration: 4 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp089
City campus

Surveying is the measurement, analysis and presentation of information that tells us about the size, shape, nature and location of aspects of our physical environment. Surveyors bring new developments to life. They use radio signals from satellites to fix positions, measure distances with light beams, record observations digitally and process them using computers. This degree is ideal if you’re interested in: » a career that caters to both the indoors and the outdoors » the design and construction of roads, tunnels, bridges, pipelines or high-rise buildings » using the latest technologies to map our environment » land development

Textile technology
BP123 Bachelor of Applied Science (Textile Technology) CRICOS code: 025154J Duration: 3 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp123
Brunswick campus

See page 50 (Art and design) for program details.

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RMIT University has established a reputation for excellence in business and management education, providing high-quality, industry-responsive programs relevant for the national and global marketplace.
Our programs have a strong professional and vocational orientation aimed at preparing graduates for employment and active citizenship. RMIT Business helps support innovative thinkers and develop future leaders by undertaking business-related research and linking student learning with business practice. This enables our students to engage skilfully and passionately in business, locally and internationally. Our diploma and undergraduate coursework integrates theory with practice so that students get real, hands-on knowledge and experience with lecturers who are practitioners in their fields. RMIT Business sees its connections with the corporate world as vital to its success and its distinctive market positioning. An important aspect of the RMIT Business reputation is that its graduates are regarded as work-ready and enjoy high levels of employment on completion of their studies. Programs are mainly offered at the City campus in the heart of Melbourne; however, all RMIT Business programs offer international perspectives, preparing students to be proactive and creative in responding to the challenges of globalisation. Our international study tours and exchanges create unique opportunities for students to combine travel with studies focusing on various aspects of a region or area of study. After many years of offshore teaching, RMIT is experienced in international education with activities such as student and staff exchanges, award course offerings and joint research with partners in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Japan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, the US, Canada and Europe. This provides an opportunity for staff and students to extend their professional networks worldwide and, through the RMIT alumni network, continue their social networks and lifelong relationship with the University beyond graduation.

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Employers increasingly demand that graduates have formal qualifications and the experience and capability to add value to the organisation. Work-integrated learning (WIL), where you learn by doing, combines theory from the classroom in a workplace environment or to apply to real-life problems. The result is that RMIT business graduates have a greater understanding of the nature of business and therefore a competitive edge when seeking employment. A range of work-integrated learning opportunities are offered through RMIT’s business programs, including: Business Plan Competition— fosters entrepreneurial activities within RMIT and the broader community. Teams of two or more people turn a bright idea into a well-constructed business plan with the possibility of starting their own venture. This competition is not part of the taught curriculum—it is available to all RMIT students as an addition to their studies. Business Simulations—where a real-world situation is replicated in the teaching environment of RMIT. For example, degree students learn how to read financial market data as changes occur in real time in the Financial Markets Trading Simulator.

Cooperative Education Program— six or 12 months working in industry. The placement can be in an approved organisation in Australia or overseas. The student becomes an employee of the organisation and usually receives a wage. The work placement must be discipline-related, and supervised by a mentor. Industry projects or short-term work placements—sometimes called professional practice, this is when students work with an employer to conduct research, problem-solve, or work on a specific organisational project. These are generally undertaken over a shorter period than Cooperative Education and are not paid. Professional Skills Programs— a combination of workplace learning and skills training that helps students to develop professional skills required in a business environment. Examples of this type of program are the Professional Skills Program (PSP) and the Business Policy Game. PSP is currently a one-semester program that facilitates the transition from university to the workplace through the development of professional skills. The work placement is unpaid, must be discipline-related and supervised by a mentor.

Students in the professional accountancy, business information systems and applied business degrees, who do not obtain a cooperative education work placement, must complete the PSP. For the Business Policy Game, students form a management team and run a computer-based simulation of a firm. The computer model is interactive so that students see how economic, marketing, financing and production decisions have an influence on their business. Please note: Some conditions apply to students participating in the work experience component of various RMIT courses and programs. Prospective students are advised to check with the relevant professional body as to specific requirements.

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‘RMIT is the most career-oriented university I am aware of. By the end of your program you are fully prepared to enter the work force and life after your studies.’
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Accounting
C6072 Advanced Diploma of Accounting CRICOS code: 069821D Duration: 9 months C5178 Diploma of Accounting CRICOS code: 069822C Duration: 9 months C4169 Certificate IV in Financial Services (Accounting) CRICOS code: 069823B Duration: 9 months

Advanced diploma You will extend your knowledge of complex tax and corporate governance matters as well as develop financial strategies and plans and learn about the provision and evaluation of business performance information. Pathways Diploma of Accounting graduates may progress to the Advanced Diploma of Accounting. Graduates of the Advanced Diploma of Accounting who have been successful in gaining a place in the Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) and Bachelor of Business (Professional Accountancy) may be eligible to apply for exemption of one-and-ahalf years (12 courses), leaving an additional one-and-a-half or two-and-a-half years (including work-integrated learning component) to complete the degree. Professional recognition Graduates of the diploma meet the academic requirements for student membership to the Association of Accounting Technicians. You may become a student member of the National Institute of Accountants while enrolled in the advanced diploma. On completion of the advanced diploma, you can qualify for admission as an associate of the National Institute of Accountants. Careers Graduates may find employment in a variety of accounting and accounting-support roles, and may also undertake accounting technician positions with responsibilities for recording and compiling summaries of organisations’ financial transactions for management purposes. Accounting technicians work in financial institutions, retail stores and other businesses. Advanced diploma graduates are eligible to become qualified accountants, analysing the financial affairs of businesses or individuals and providing advice about planning, management and appropriate systems for their financial activities. Further study is required to obtain chartered accountant (CA) or certified practising accountant (CPA) status. You may also be interested in … » Accountancy (page 145) » Management (page 151)

Accounting
BP254 Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) CRICOS code: 063095M Duration: 3 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp254
BP129 Bachelor of Business (Professional Accountancy) CRICOS code: 062993G Duration: 4 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp129
City campus

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c6072
City campus

These accounting programs are designed to train and equip you with skills in general accounting and associated areas. You can build on skills and knowledge gained at diploma level, by extending into more specialised accounting areas with additional compulsory specialist courses at advanced diploma level. Students wishing to undertake the Advanced Diploma of Accounting must complete Certificate IV of Financial Services and the Diploma of Accounting before being granted entry into the Advanced Diploma of Accounting. The overall duration of this pathway is two years. Learning by doing Industry practitioners are invited to speak to students on current issues of interest, providing an experienced perspective on the topics being studied. Program structure Certificate IV You will develop your understanding of core business practices in the financial services industry. These include various financial records, statements, budgets and tax requirements, as well as general business skills relating to heath and safety practices, communication, and the use of technology, especially spreadsheets. Diploma You will develop your knowledge of preparing, implementing and controlling financial budgets, forecasts, reports and procedures. In addition you will learn about preparing income tax returns, setting up computerised accounting systems, providing management accounting information and adjusting the marketing mix.

Accounting provides a broad-based business degree and develops your generic and technical skills, professional capabilities and business knowledge, making you a highly sought employee. Accounting is the process of identifying, measuring, analysing and communicating economic information so people can make informed judgments and decisions. It involves recording, classifying, summarising and interpreting financial transactions and events, and is frequently used by lenders, managers, investors, tax authorities and other decision-makers. Studying accounting gives you the tools to understand how and why key business decisions are made, and how to have input into those decisions. Learning by doing Professional accountancy students have the opportunity to integrate work with learning activities through the cooperative education program, a compulsory industry placement undertaken during third year. Program structure The Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) consists of 24 taught courses (each of 12 credit points) and two semesters (96 credit points) of work-integrated learning (learning by doing). The first and second year is the same for both degrees. You will undertake eight core business studies (common core) plus eight specialised accounting and law courses. The third year for professional accountancy students involves a compulsory workintegrated learning component in the form of a cooperative education placement or professional skills program project. In the final year of both degrees, you will study three specialised accounting courses and five electives of which at least one must be an accounting elective. To ensure that all business programs incorporate an element of practical relevance some specialist accounting courses in the final year of the accountancy degree will allow you to be involved in activities that develop your work-ready capabilities.

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Pathways Graduates of the Advanced Diploma of Accounting who have been successful in gaining a place in the Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) or Bachelor of Business (Professional Accountancy) may be eligible to apply for credits of one-and-a-half years (12 courses), leaving an additional one-and-ahalf or two-and-a-half years (including workintegrated learning component) to complete the degree. Graduates of the Diploma of Commerce with a credit average will be guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) with one year advanced standing. Graduates of the Diploma of Commerce with a distinction average will be guaranteed entry into either the Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) or the Bachelor of Business (Professional Accountancy) with one year advanced standing. Professional recognition Successful completion of the Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) and Bachelor of Business (Professional Accountancy) entitles graduates to apply for associate membership of CPA Australia, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, and the National Institute of Accountants. Graduates must then undertake the chosen professional body’s qualification program and complete three years relevant practical experience to gain full membership. In addition, living and working in countries such as China, Hong Kong, Singapore or Malaysia allows graduates to apply for entry into the final stages of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualification program. Careers The accountancy degrees enable graduates to advance in a variety of careers. About onethird of graduates gain employment in public accounting practices, supporting staff teams in areas such as auditing, taxation, management consulting, business services and receivership. Others are recruited into commercial and government organisations in treasury, internal audit, strategic business planning, financial reporting and management accounting roles. You may also be interested in … » International business (page 149) » Management (page 151)

Business
AD010 Associate Degree in Business CRICOS code: 068663K Duration: 2 years

Pathways Graduates of the Diploma of Commerce with a pass average will be guaranteed entry into the Associate Degree in Business with one year advanced standing. Graduates of the Associate Degree Business with a pass average will be guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Business (Management) with two years advanced standing. Careers Career opportunities for graduates exist in all sectors of business, including the private and public sectors, small and large enterprises and across the full range of industries. You may also be interested in … » Management (page 151)

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/ad010
City campus

The Associate Degree in Business offers business studies at a higher education level. The program is focused on developing a range of business capabilities to assist you to relate your own skills and abilities to the needs of business and organisations. You will have the opportunity to learn through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and weekly classes, using face-to-face and online delivery methods. Courses are also enhanced by extensive use of RMIT’s Learning Hub—a networked system that uses the Internet and web technologies to provide teachers and students with access to workspaces and learning resources via a web browser. Learning by doing You will have the opportunity to practise and expand your knowledge through a workintegrated learning course where you will apply the theory you have learned to a workplace or a simulated business environment. One of the features of the associate degree is that you will study English and hone learning skills which are embedded in the academic courses. This will allow you to refine your skills in academic English at the same time as preparing you for success in undergraduate level studies. Program structure You will study 16 courses, including eight compulsory common core courses. The first year comprises the Diploma in Commerce, which includes studies in accounting, business computing, business statistics, commercial law, macroeconomics, marketing, microeconomics and organisational behaviour. In second year, seven compulsory management courses must be completed plus one elective which may be chosen from any discipline. English language and learning skills are developed through out the program to prepare you for success in further studies at degree level.

Business
BH064 Bachelor of Business (Honours) CRICOS code: 064712E Duration: 1 year

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh064
City campus

The Bachelor of Business (Honours) aims to provide you with the practical and theoretical knowledge and skills to enable you to become a literate and analytical practitioner and researcher in your chosen discipline. Graduates from the honours program will be prepared to conduct effective research in a business or industry setting or to continue to masters or PhD level research. Program structure The Bachelor of Business (Honours) allows you to undertake core and elective courses within your chosen discipline, and complete a substantial research project (minor thesis of 15 000 words). For the minor thesis, you can specialise in your chosen discipline by selecting a current research project. Briefly, projects are available in: » Accounting and corporate governance » Digital business (e-business and e-government) » Information management and knowledge transfer » Management and entrepreneurship » Marketing » Systems modelling, services science, resources and logistics Other projects may be undertaken subject to approval from the selection officer.

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Supervision RMIT has more than 530 research supervisors, all with unique interests and areas of specialisation. For the latest up-to-date supervisor listing, please refer to www.rmit.edu.au/research/hdr/supervisors. Supervisors will be allocated based on selection into the honours degree and choice of thesis topic. Extra entry requirements An undergraduate degree from a businessrelated discipline, with a cumulative credit average from a recognised university.

Pathways Graduates of the Diploma of Commerce with a distinction average will be guaranteed entry into either the Bachelor of Business (Business Information Systems) with one year advanced standing. Professional recognition Subject to undertaking an approved pattern of work, the degree has been accredited at professional membership level by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). Further study that includes an approved pattern of work, such as the Bachelor of Business (Business Information Systems), provides opportunities for professional level membership of the ACS. The Society has reciprocal membership agreements with computer societies in New Zealand, USA, Canada, UK, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Malaysia and Singapore. In addition, graduates can apply for ACS Certified Professional (CP) status therefore providing global recognition as ICT professionals. Careers Graduates can be employed across many industries. IT companies will choose graduates because of the combination of their IT skills and business acumen. Recent employers of graduates include KPMG, Accenture, AAPT, SAP, Telstra, GE Financial Services, Microsoft, IBM, Hewlett Packard, NAB, ANZ, BHP Petroleum and various federal and state government agencies. Typical positions include business analyst, internet service provider, database designer and administrator, systems operations manager, systems analyst, IT consultant, programmer/analyst, information centre manager, user liaison officer, computer marketing executive and information systems manager.

Commerce
DP003 Diploma of Commerce CRICOS code: 065386F Duration: 1 year

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/dp003
City campus

Business information systems
BP138 Bachelor of Business (Business Information Systems) CRICOS code: 002664K Duration: 4 years

The RMIT Diploma of Commerce provides an introduction to general business studies and allows graduates to articulate into any one of RMIT’s undergraduate business programs. Concurrent studies in English are embedded into the business courses, allowing you to refine your skills in academic English and prepare you for success in further studies at degree level. Program structure » » » » » » » » Business computing Business statistics Commercial law Introduction to organisational behaviour Introductory accounting Macroeconomics Marketing principles Prices and markets

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp138
City campus

The business information systems degree is designed to meet the growing needs of today’s business world, by delivering a new type of information technology professional who merges IT skills with business knowledge. You will have the ability to develop and manage business information systems in a wide range of settings, including the public and private sectors. Learning by doing You have the opportunity to integrate work with learning activities through the cooperative education program—a compulsory industry placement undertaken during third year. In business information systems, over 90 per cent of students who conscientiously search for cooperative placements gain appropriate IT employment and earn about two-thirds of a graduate salary. Program structure The degree consists of three main components: general business core studies, business information systems core studies, and electives. In first and second years, you will undertake six core business studies (common core). At the same time, you will complete specialised business information systems core courses. The major focus is on developing knowledge and skills in analysing and designing systems, developing applications, and configuring networks and operating systems. One discipline-based elective can also be studied. Students undertake work-integrated learning in the form of an industry placement in third year. You are required to complete a work-integrated learning preparation course during the previous semester to assist with career planning.

Pathways Graduates of the Diploma of Commerce will receive eight (8) course credits (equivalent to one year) and guaranteed entry as outlined below: » Graduates with a pass grade average— guaranteed entry into the Associate Degree in Business, leaving an additional one year to complete the associate degree; or » Graduates with a credit grade average— guaranteed entry into the second year of any three year Bachelor of Business program; or » Graduates with a distinction grade average—guaranteed entry into the second year of any three or four year Bachelor of Business program.

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Economics and finance
BP251 Bachelor of Business (Economics and Finance) CRICOS code: 063198D Duration: 3 years

Prerequisites Year 12 or equivalent Mathematics. International VCE students: Unit 3 and 4 Mathematical Methods (either). Pathways Graduates of the Diploma of Commerce with a credit average will be guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Business (Economics and Finance) with one year advanced standing. Graduates of the Diploma of Commerce with a distinction average will be guaranteed entry into either the Bachelor of Business (Economics and Finance) or the Bachelor of Business (Economics and Finance) (Applied) with one year advanced standing. Graduates of either the Bachelor of Business (Economics and Finance) or the Bachelor of Business (Economics and Finance)(Applied) with a distinction average may be eligible for entry into the Bachelor of Business (Economics and Finance) (Honours). Professional recognition This degree is recognised by the Financial Planning Association of Australia and the Australian Institute of Banking and Finance. It is also recognised by CPA Australia, where you can gain associate membership status subject to certain additional courses being completed. You may join these associations as a student member to enhance your career prospects. Careers An understanding of economics and finance is essential for employment in most business functions. Graduates can expect to work in the banking, stockbroking, funds management, insurance and superannuation industries or in other private sector or government organisations which require high-level, technical expertise in financial or economic analysis. Past graduates have been employed in a wide range of roles including treasury dealer, stockbroker, business analyst, researcher, financial accountant, financial planner, corporate lending analyst, client service manager and financial software consultant. You may also be interested in … » Marketing (page 152) » Statistics (pages 140, 141)

Economics and finance
BH039 Bachelor of Business (Economics and Finance) (Honours) CRICOS code: 039483K Duration: 1 year

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp251
BP134 Bachelor of Business (Economics and Finance) (Applied) CRICOS code: 063199C Duration: 4 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh039
City campus

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp134
City campus

RMIT offers programs aimed at producing highly-specialised graduates in finance and economics. These degrees provide training to enable graduates to perform high-level financial and economic analysis, with options to study online, undertake an industry placement, study abroad with a focus on the European Union, and further specialise in areas such as financial planning or econometrics. Learning by doing Applied degree students have the opportunity to integrate work with their learning activities through the cooperative education program, which is a compulsory industry placement undertaken during third year. Program structure Economics is the study of choices and a dynamic discipline that is constantly evolving to help us understand how we allocate resources and why we allocate them as we do. It analyses real issues such as poverty, inflation, unemployment, taxes, pollution, crime, finance, inequality, international competition, consumer behaviour, world trade, and economic growth. The consequences of economic activity and forecasting affect our lives every day. For both degrees, approximately half the content consists of specialised economics and finance courses. The remaining courses are either common to all business degrees or consist of general elective courses which enable you to pursue your own particular areas of interest. The first and second years are the same for both degrees. You will undertake eight core business studies (common core), mainly in the first year. In second year, you will complete business common core studies and study specialised economics and finance courses in the areas of financial planning, investment and financial market law, risk management, microeconomics, macroeconomics and quantitative analysis. In the final year for both degrees, you will study four specialised economics and finance courses and four electives. An honours degree may be undertaken by high-achieving students upon completion of the degree.

This honours program is undertaken by high-achieving, talented and ambitious students in economics and finance. It equips you with the skills needed to obtain high-level career paths in government and industry, or to progress to master or PhD research degrees. Prospective students should discuss their plans with the honours coordinator prior to making an application. Students undertaking the Bachelor of Business (Economics and Finance) (Applied) may apply for exemption from the work experience component if they undertake the honours program. Most class sizes are small and student participation and discussion is encouraged. Program structure There are six specially designed coursework units and a minor thesis, which is completed in semester 2. Thesis preparation classes are run in the first semester to explain the requirements and structure of a thesis and to introduce you to the research resources available at RMIT. Courses include: » Applied macroeconomics » Applied microeconomics » Econometric techniques » Financial economics » Public sector economics » Strategic asset allocation Supervision You are encouraged to develop your own thesis topic and help is provided by lecturers and the program coordinator. The honours thesis supervisor will normally be a member of the lecturing staff in RMIT’s School of Economics, Finance and Marketing, whose research interests match those of the proposed thesis topic which must be in the broad area of economics and finance and be able to be supervised within the School. You are encouraged to choose your own supervisor with assistance from the program coordinator and other lecturers.

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Academic entry requirements A bachelor degree in economics and/or finance at an equivalent level. Students must have studied economics at a third year level and preferably have undertaken some study n finance and quantitative methods. Careers Past graduates have found employment at the Reserve Bank of Australia, Goldman Sachs New York office and JB Were. Others have undertaken further research studies or have completed a PhD degree.

Program structure Year one Develop your theoretical understanding of entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial process, complemented by the study of fundamental disciplines such as marketing, accounting, organisational behaviour and management. Group and team dynamics are also explored and students form teams to develop joint venture concepts, resulting in the practical application of the knowledge gained from classroom learning. Year two

International business
BP253 Bachelor of Business (International Business) CRICOS code: 063096K Duration: 3 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp253
BP027 Bachelor of Business (International Business) (Applied) CRICOS code: 063197E Duration: 4 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp027
City campus

Entrepreneurship
BP030 Bachelor of Business (Entrepreneurship) CRICOS code: 037963K Duration: 3 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp030
City campus

Further develop your knowledge of fundamental aspects of becoming more entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial. This includes finance and capital, law and the regulatory environment, entrepreneurship within existing organisations, as well as a focus on developing research skills. Year three Learn about launching and growing entrepreneurial ventures in a global economy. You will also be given the opportunity to apply your learning in real settings with host organisations, including some of Australia’s most prominent companies. Family-based entrepreneurship and sociallybased venturing are also studied, enabling you to develop a comprehensive knowledge base and skill set highly valued by employers. Under the guidance and mentoring of academic staff and ‘coaches’ drawn from business and industry, you are taught how to operate new ventures. The degree also focuses on developing an understanding of the practice of ethical behaviour. You will be exposed to the ideas and strategies of some of Australia’s newest and established entrepreneurs. Students also work in teams to create and develop joint business venture concepts. Pathways Graduates of the Diploma of Commerce with a credit average will be guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Business (Entrepreneurship) with one year advanced standing. Careers Graduates will be armed with the skills and knowledge to start their own ventures, and to work in corporate environments and in small to medium enterprises, as well as in government and not-for-profit organisations. You may also be interested in … » » » » International business (page 149) Management (page 151) Property (page 28) Valuation (page 29)

Entrepreneurship at RMIT is at the cutting edge of business studies. It is one of the few degrees in Australia that enables students to develop a sound understanding of the entrepreneur’s approach. By combining the eight common core business courses with 14 specialist entrepreneurship courses the degree develops your knowledge, enterprising capabilities, and confidence, helping you to identify opportunities and to create and build your own ventures and new ventures within existing businesses. Considerable theoretical emphasis is placed on the discipline areas of strategy, marketing, finance, HRM and management in the context of helping you understand how to shape and develop a business venture. Learning by doing This degree exposes you to industry mentors, case study work, enterprise formation and workplace experience. You will undertake projects in host organisations to apply the knowledge they have developed in a real life context. RMIT also hosts an entrepreneur in residence and social entrepreneur in residence who can provide individual advice about concepts for new or existing businesses and ventures.

RMIT’s international business degree has been developed in conjunction with industry leaders to provide graduates with strong academic foundations together with practical international business exposure. It prepares you for the dynamic field of international business. It equips you with a solid background in business so you can function in any profit or non-profit business within a particular discipline. You will also choose a minor in a business discipline of your choice and may pursue a foreign language minor or a set of international studies courses to improve relevant knowledge and capabilities. Learning by doing In the applied degree, you have the opportunity to integrate work with your learning activities by undertaking a paid work placement, commonly called cooperative education. Alternatively, you can complete work-integrated learning by enrolling in a combination of recommended courses and the professional skills program. In keeping with the philosophy underpinning the international business degree, students who intend to enrol in the cooperative education program are encouraged to seek a work placement with an overseas or multinational organisation. Program structure In first and second years, you will undertake eight core business studies (common core) plus a combination of specialised international business courses and general electives. Applied degree students undertake workintegrated learning in the form of a cooperative education placement or professional skills placement in the third year. In the final year, you will study two specialised international business courses and six electives. The first year of the degree is a set structure and includes the common business core and two specialised international business courses. A combination of eight specialised courses, four general electives and four business discipline electives are studied in years two and four.

Please refer to page 17 for English language entrance requirements. Details on teaching methods and assessment can be found on page 10.

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The specialised international business courses undertaken mainly in the second and final years include studies in Asian cultural and business practices; logistics, supply chain management and international trade; global marketing; global political economics; and strategic management. Pathways Graduates of the Diploma of Commerce with a credit average will be guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Business (International Business) with one year advanced standing. Graduates of the Diploma of Commerce with a distinction average will be guaranteed entry into either the Bachelor of Business (International Business) or the Bachelor of Business (International Business)(Applied) with one year advanced standing. Graduates of the Diploma of International Business may be eligible to apply for exemptions into the Bachelor of Business (International Business) or the Bachelor of Business (International Business)(Applied). Careers Graduates typically enter employment at a junior managerial level. These positions may be in: » functional areas such as finance, treasury, marketing, public relations, transport, or logistics of corporations whose core business broadly revolves around the export and import of goods and services throughout the world » consultancy companies involved in advising both the private and the public sectors in trade-related issues » allied industry bodies including those involved in agriculture, mining, telecommunications, manufacturing, transportation, banking, advertising and tourism » government departments and authorities including those involved in trade facilitation, diplomatic and foreign affairs, economic research, international relations, and national promotional activities. You may also be interested in … » Economics and finance (page 148) » International studies (page 55) » Logistics and supply chain management (page 150) » Management (page 151) » Marketing (page 152)

International business and trade
C5219 Diploma of International Business CRICOS code: 070395G Duration: 8 months C4222 Certificate IV in International Trade CRICOS code: 070394G Duration: 8 months

Careers Graduates may work as officers or in middle management in the freight forwarding, shipping and transport industry, private and public import and export companies, and in service areas such as international banking and insurance. Other opportunities are in the customs, transport, export and trade sectors of commerce.

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c5219
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International business provides you with an understanding of the complex world of international trade, the exchange of goods and services between countries. It draws on a complex web of resources in manufacturing, marketing, finance and logistics, and involves government and the private sector. It demands sensitivity to different cultures and other personal qualities, but brings with it a wealth of rewards. These programs are suited to people currently employed in one of the many areas of international business, and reflects ongoing industry input to provide the knowledge, training and vocational skills necessary to effectively compete in all sectors of international business at an operational and middle-management level. Learning by doing This program will allow you to work in groups to conduct a research project; the best project is entered into the national Austrade Tertiary Export Project Competition. Program structure General areas of study include: » Marketing and international marketing » International trade and economics » Business and computer applications » Importing and exporting » Transport and logistics Pathways Graduates of the Diploma of International Business may be eligible to apply for exemptions into the Bachelor of Business (International Business) or the Bachelor of Business (International Business)(Applied). Professional recognition The RMIT International Business Industry Advisory Committee has been directly involved with the development of the course content and program organisation, and the Australian Institute of Export (Victoria) provides support to the programs. The AIE encourages student membership and provides benefits to students undertaking this program.

Logistics and supply chain management
BP255 Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management) CRICOS code: 063202B Duration: 3 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp255
BP143 Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management) (Applied) CRICOS code: 063203A Duration: 4 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp143
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The complex world of logistics, supply chain and trade industries is becoming increasingly specialised and challenging, with strong demand for graduates who are business savvy, sensitive to different cultures, and who have strong project management and negotiation skills. Logistics and supply chain management involve purchasing, materials management, inventory control, warehousing, transport and distribution to provide the market with access to products and effectively manage end-user stakeholder expectations. Excellent opportunities exist in Australia and overseas for well-trained professionals. RMIT’s logistics degrees provide graduates with an understanding of supply chain management specialisations with a strong emphasis on general business. You will gain knowledge and skills to enable you to immediately contribute to organisational objectives at an entry level. Learning by doing In third year, students in the applied degree have the opportunity to integrate work with learning activities by undertaking a paid work placement, commonly called cooperative education. Alternatively, if a suitable placement is not available, you can complete the workintegrated learning requirements by enrolling in a combination of recommended courses and the professional skills program.

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Program structure The Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management) degrees consist of a major stream and an elective stream selected from accounting, marketing, business management, and business information systems or operations management. The elective stream enables you to study a second business area in depth, and to develop skills and overall marketability allowing greater flexibility to choose alternative career paths as needs and opportunities change. Year one Common to all elective streams and provides an introduction to the basic knowledge and skills required. Business studies including economics, accounting, quantitative methods, law, administration, information and communication technology are covered. Year two More emphasis is placed on logistics and supply chain management courses while further studies in general business courses are completed. Year three Applied students only: In the third year, and subject to meeting certain academic criteria, students enrolled undertake a one-year cooperative education placement. Year four Build on major and elective stream studies at a more advanced level. Pathways Graduates of the Diploma of Commerce with a credit average will be guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management) with one year advanced standing. Graduates of the Diploma of Commerce with a distinction average will be guaranteed entry into either the Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management) or the Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management)(Applied) with one year advanced standing. Graduates of the Diploma of International Business may be eligible to apply for exemptions into the Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management) or the Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management)(Applied).

Professional recognition On completing this program, graduates will be eligible to apply for graduate membership of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Australia (ClLTA), which provides strong and active support for the program. ClLTA is also part of a worldwide network, and membership opens many doors both nationally and internationally. Another important industry association supporting the program is the Logistics Association of Australia. Many of the members of these associations provide employment opportunities for students during cooperative education. If you complete the accounting elective stream, you will be eligible for associate membership of CPA Australia after the completion of additional courses. Careers Logistics and supply chain managers are employed in all aspects of logistics and supply chain management operations. Graduates will be responsible for the effective and efficient integration of all logistics activities supported by the application of relevant IT and e-business practices. They also work closely with other functional company managers, such as those in marketing, manufacturing and engineering. As a result of strong support given to the degree by CILTA, the Logistics Association of Australia, and the transport and logistics industry, graduates will generally have no difficulty obtaining employment. You may also be interested in … » International business (page 149)

Learning by doing You will participate in a real or simulated work experience. Program structure The degree provides a substantial and rigorous core of knowledge related to the roles and functions of management. It invites you to apply, reflect and explore the practical implications of this theoretical knowledge. Year one Study courses that introduce core business concepts, develop skills in analysis, and encourage you to apply and reflect upon theories and models. Specialist courses in the History of Management Thought and Employment Relations are included. Year two Build on fundamental business theory in the areas of organisational behaviour, leadership, management and governance, ethics, microeconomics and commercial law. You will begin specialist studies in such areas as employment relations, health services management, management accounting, finance, marketing, international business or logistics and supply chain management. Year three The final year enables you to hone your management skills in a practical context. Studies in strategic management are supplemented by further specialist courses. This program will also include work-integrated learning components that help you integrate your academic studies and focus them on future career development. Pathways Graduates of the following program may be eligible to apply for exemptions of two years: » Associate Degree in Business Professional recognition You may be able to obtain professional membership of the following bodies by selecting appropriate studies: » Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) (Employment Relations specialisation) » CPA Australia (Management Accounting and Finance specialisation)

Management
BP217 Bachelor of Business (Management) CRICOS code: 052377C Duration: 3 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp217
City campus

Clear judgement, working well with people, ethical behaviour, leadership and problem solving are all key attributes of a good manager. Managers deal with a range of complex issues and are expected to make business decisions against a backdrop of economic and social change, while relating global changes in markets and business activities to local needs. Flexibility and the ability to effectively prioritise tasks, including financial, marketing and human resource aspects of an organisation, are essential. A good manager will effectively coordinate a range of activities, process information to realise business outcomes, and resolve problems with well-considered solutions.

Please refer to page 17 for English language entrance requirements. Details on teaching methods and assessment can be found on page 10.

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Careers Graduates will be employed in a range of commercial, industrial and not-for-profit organisations. With appropriate experience, you can expect to advance to management positions. You may also be interested in … » Accountancy (page 145) » Applied chemistry and management (page 132) » Entrepreneurship (page 149) » Environmental science and management (page 113) » International business (page 149) » Logistics and supply chain management (page 150) » Property (page 28) » Valuation (page 29) » Aerospace engineering and management (page 91) » Chemical engineering and management (page 95) » Civil and infrastructure engineering and management (page 96) » Electrical engineering and management (page 101) » Mechanical engineering and management (page 106)

Marketing
BP252 Bachelor of Business (Marketing) CRICOS code: 063200D Duration: 3 years

Pathways Graduates of the Diploma of Commerce with a credit average will be guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Business (Marketing) with one year advanced standing. Graduates of the Diploma of Commerce with a distinction average will be guaranteed entry into either the Bachelor of Business (Marketing) or the Bachelor of Business (Marketing) (Applied) with one year advanced standing. Professional recognition On successful completion of this degree, you will be eligible for membership of the Australian Marketing Institute and the Australian Markets and Social Research Society. Careers A wide variety of employment prospects exist in a range of small, medium and large organisations in the private and public sectors. Specific fields in which graduates may commence a marketing career include: » product management » market research » e-commerce and e-marketing » business-to-business marketing » marketing communications » retailing » direct marketing » marketing information systems » sales, advertising and public relations. You may also be interested in … » » » » Advertising (page 68) Professional communication (pages 74, 75) Public relations (pages 75, 76) Statistics (pages 140, 141)

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp252
BP141 Bachelor of Business (Marketing) (Applied) CRICOS code: 063201C Duration: 4 years

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp141
City campus

Marketing involves identifying customer needs and wants, creating strategies for the development and design of products and services, and making decisions about their pricing, promotion and distribution. It is a dynamic and expanding area, and organisations increasingly recognise that marketing knowledge and skills are needed to successfully market their products and services. RMIT marketing degrees are multidisciplinary and involve a broad range of business courses, including statistics, economics, accounting, business finance, computer applications, management and law, together with specialist marketing courses. Learning by doing Applied degree students have the opportunity to integrate work with learning activities through the cooperative education program —a compulsory industry placement undertaken during third year. Program structure There is an emphasis on understanding both the theory and the practice of marketing. You will undertake eight core business studies (common core) in the first and second years. You will also study specialised marketing courses in the areas of buyer behaviour, marketing communication, business-tobusiness (B2B) marketing and service quality and sales. In the final year, you will study five specialised business and marketing courses and three electives which allow you to develop expertise in your chosen or prospective career specialisation. Choose from topics such as interactive, environmental or social marketing, and brand management. You will learn within a structure of lectures and tutorials, using case studies and assignments based around real organisations, business simulations, class presentations and in-class discussions. You will also develop generic business skills through working in teams.

Environmental science and management
Bachelor of Environmental Science/Bachelor of Business (Management) double degree CRICOS code: 043570K Duration: 4 years BP161

www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp161
City campus

See page 113 (Environment) for program details.

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PROGRAM INDEX

A Accounting Acupuncture and Chinese manual therapy Advertising Advertising—creative Aerospace Aerospace engineering Aerospace engineering and management Airline pilot Applied chemistry and chemical engineering Applied chemistry and management Applied science Applied sciences Architectural design Audiovisual technology Automotive engineering Aviation B Biomedical science Biotechnology Building design (architectural) Business Business information systems C Chemical engineering Chemical engineering and biotechnology Chemical engineering and management Chinese medicine and human biology Chiropractic Civil and infrastructure engineering Civil and infrastructure engineering and management Civil engineering Commerce Communication design Computer and network engineering Computer and network engineering and computer science Computer and network engineering and management Computer science Computer systems engineering 93 94 95 119 120 95 96 96 147 32, 33 97 118, 119 135 23 146 147 145 118 68 68 90 90 91 91

Computing studies Conservation and land management Construction management Creative industries Creative media Creative writing Criminal justice administration D Database systems Design Disability E Economics and finance 132 133 134, 135 22 69 92 93 Education Education and disability Education (early childhood education) Electrical Electrical and electronic engineering Electrical/electronics Electrical engineering Electrical engineering and commerce Electrical engineering and management Electronic and communication engineering Electronic and communication engineering and computer science Electronics and communications engineering Engineering design (civil engineering) Entrepreneurship Environment Environmental engineering Environmental engineering and environmental science Environmental science Environmental science and management Environmental science and social science Exercise and sport science F 80 97 80, 82 98 Fashion Fashion and textiles merchandising Fashion technology

82 110 23 33 69 70 54 83 34 121, 122 148 62, 63 64 64 99 99 101 100 100 101 102

Fine art Food science and technology Food technology and nutrition Food technology and nutrition and chemical engineering Furniture design G Games and digital art Games and graphics programming Geospatial science Graphic design H Health science I Industrial design Information technology Interactive digital media Interior design Interior design and decoration International business International studies Interpreting (NAATI paraprofessional) J Journalism L Laboratory medicine Laboratory technology (biotechnology) Laboratory technology (pathology testing) Landscape architecture and planning (urban design) Legal and dispute studies Logistics and supply chain management M Management Manufacturing and mechatronics Marketing Mathematics Mechanical engineering Mechanical engineering and management Media Medical radiations

38, 39 136 136 137 40

Multimedia systems (design) Music industry N Nanotechnology and applied sciences Network computing Network engineering Nursing (division 1) O Osteopathy P Pharmaceutical sciences Photography Photoimaging Physical education Physics and electronic and communication engineering Planning Printing and graphic arts (digital production) Printing and graphic arts (multimedia) Product design Professional writing and editing

86 73

139 86 106 126 126 127, 128 45 45 128 139 27 46 46 47 75 28 28 57, 129 75, 76 77 58 59 87 140, 141 141 107 107 48 50 56 29 50 51 59

Furniture design and technology 40 41 83 114, 115 42 138 43 84, 85 44 25 24 149 55 56 71 123, 124 124 124 26 57 150 151 104 152 138, 139 105 106 72, 73 125, 126

Animation and interactive media 32 132

International business and trade 150

Professional communication 74, 75 Project management Property Psychology Public relations S Screenwriting Social work Social work and psychology Software engineering Statistics Surveying T Telecommunications cabling Telecommunications engineering Textile design Textile technology Translating and interpreting V Valuation Visual art Visual merchandising Y Youth work

102 103 103 149 110 111 111 112 113 114 122 34 36, 37 35 36

Landscape architecture (design) 26

Textile design and development 49

Fashion design and technology

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For more information RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) International Services GPO Box 2476 Melbourne VIC 3001 Australia Tel. +61 3 9925 5156 Fax: +61 3 9663 6925 New student enquiries: isu@rmit.edu.au
This guide provides details about RMIT’s undergraduate and diploma programs, including TAFE programs, associate degrees, bachelor degrees and honours for international students. For details about RMIT’s postgraduate coursework and research programs, refer to the 2011 Postgraduate Coursework and Research Program Guide for International Students.

Date of issue: September 2010 Every effort has been made to ensure the information contained in this publication is accurate and current at the date of printing. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to the RMIT University web site before lodging your application. RMIT University CRICOS Provider Code: 00122A.
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