University electives

If you are in a higher education undergraduate program, you are required to enrol in University electives.

A University elective lets you:

  • add value to your degree,
  • pursue one of your interests, or
  • explore an area that is new to you.

Please refer to your enrolment program structure or contact your school for academic advice about electives.

Rules for University electives

Associate degree, bachelor degree and four year honours programs offer the following minimum credit points for university undergraduate electives:

  • associate degree: 12 credit points
  • bachelor degree (three or four years) or four year bachelor honours: 24 credit points.

You can enrol in courses with prerequisites and corequisites, however it is your responsibility to check the relevant course guide to make sure that you have met the requisites.

Some courses have a restriction on the number of enrolments allowed. Once a course is full you will not be permitted to enrol in the course.

RMIT University reserves the right to not offer courses that fail to meet a minimum enrolment of 25 students.

Search for a University elective

Use Electives Search to explore electives offered at RMIT, including University electives.

If you are wondering what elective to choose, the following scenarios might be helpful:

  • Astrid is interested in turning her art practice into a viable business and has chosen Business Planning as a University elective.
  • Irina, an engineering student, wants a broader understanding of environmental issues, both for career and personal reasons, plus the convenience of online study. This led her to Environmental Sustainability.
  • David is a bachelor of education student. He chose Introduction to Simulation and Virtual Environment, partly because of its applications in the classroom, but mainly for fun.
  • Annie, a business student, selected Language, Culture and Business Practice – Japanese 1, to enhance her career prospects.

Enrol in a University elective

To enrol in University electives follow the information provided in Your essential guide to Enrolment Online (PDF 1152kb 16p).

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