RMIT University (officially known as Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) is an Australian public university located in Melbourne, Victoria.
Working Men's College (1887-1960) Edit
The antecedent of RMIT, the Working Men's College of Melbourne was founded by Scottish-born grazier and politician, Francis Ormond.
The college opened on June 4, 1887 with a gala ceremony at Melbourne Town Hall. It took 320 enrolments on its opening night.
Creation of RMIT (1960-2000) Edit
After World War II in 1954, the college became the first Australian tertiary education provider to be rewarded royal patronage by Queen Elizabeth II for its service to the Commonwealth in the area of education and war. It was officially renamed as Royal Melbourne Technology College.
In 1960, it was renamed as Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.
The university is located in the Melbourne city centre where it is known as the largest and most recognisable. Founded in 1887, the campus' original building is situated on the corner of Bowen Street and La Trobe Street.
The campus was established in 1992. It is located 18km from the city campus in the outer northern suburbs.
Programs at Bundoora include:
- Aerospace Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Medical Sciences
- Social Sciences
The campus became a part of RMIT in 1999. It is located 6km from the city campus in northern suburb of Brunswick.
Programs at Brunswick include:
- Fashion Design
- Graphic Design
- Publishing and Textiles
The three academic colleges of RMIT are College of Business, College of Design and Social Context and College of Science, Engineering and Health.