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Why study architecture at RMIT?

Ranked #3 in Australia and #25 globally for studies in architecture*

Start designing from day one

Practices led by our staff or alumni have been awarded the Victorian Architecture Medal

*Source: 2020 QS World University Rankings by Subject

Discover architecture

Make your mark

RMIT ranks highly among the world's top universities for the study of architecture; a ranking that highlights our ongoing commitment to designing better ways of living in our complex and rapidly changing world.

Career outcomes

Lay the foundations for a career in architecture

RMIT is globally recognised for its contribution to architecture. Our graduates are design innovators who achieve at the highest levels of their professions around the world. By studying here, you’ll engage with some of Australia’s most respected architects, builders, and business leaders through work-integrated learning, and develop the skills necessary to become a design innovator. Be inspired by RMIT’s own award-winning architectural buildings, develop your ideas, design in a dynamic urban laboratory, and cement yourself as an architect to watch.

Industry connections

In the RMIT architecture faculty, we are globally-renowned for long standing links with industry through our teaching staff, many of whom are internationally recognised, award-winning, practicing architects. Practices led by our staff and adjunct professors have received the Victorian Architecture Medal every year from 2013 to 2018.

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Global projects, real outcomes

Travel the world and explore a different culture while you study. As part of global study tours, our students have examined the impact of speculative planning in Spain, created a memorial landscape park to the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, and have tested design ideas around urban and landscape resilience in Italy.

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Design the world we live in... and beyond

In the next giant leap for humankind, RMIT students Dana Mateluna and Bonnie Lester are designing and creating a sophisticated civilisation on Mars. The project is so unique that the Discovery Channel is airing a six-part documentary series featuring participants from all over the world. RMIT is one of only two Australian universities participating in the project.

Facilities and locations

As a student, you will have the opportunity to work on industry-relevant projects, engage with professionals, and learn in an urban laboratory of design: our award-winning Design Hub, designed by alumni and architect Sean Godsell. Your studies will combine experimental design with industry-linked projects to develop your creative approach to architecture.

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An architecture mecca

RMIT’s New Academic Street swept the field at the 2018 Victorian Architecture Awards, taking out the Victorian Architecture Medal and five other prizes. You can study at a university that not only teaches ingenious, inventive approaches to design, but practices them, too.

Experience architecture at RMIT

Katrina Simon

Learn from the best

Design veteran and associate professor Katrina Simon has been announced as RMIT’s new Associate Dean of Landscape Architecture in the School of Architecture and Urban Design.

I’m inspired by the longevity and impact landscape architecture can have. I can develop a project over two years, and the outcome might exist for 100 years.

– Matthew Kneale, Bachelor of Landscape Architectural Design

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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer