University Electives

All undergraduate students are required to complete 12 credit points of electives in order to graduate. University Electives are open to anyone studying an undergraduate program at RMIT University.

University Postgraduate Electives

The College of Business operates a number of postgraduate electives that are open to students from across the University. Please ensure you check course prerequisites before enrolling in any course.

The guarantee…

If a University elective is listed on the University Electives class list, it comes with a guarantee that:

  • There are no general exclusions (although students may be prevented from enrolling in courses which substantially overlap with other courses in their core program)
  • If the class has to be cancelled, all enrolled students will be notified and assisted to find other classes.

Tips for those who don’t know what to choose…

Use the University Electives Scheme to add value to your degree, to pursue one of your interests or to explore an area which is new to you. Here are some examples:

  • Astrid is interested in turning her art practice into a viable business and has chosen Business Planning as a University Elective.
  • Mei-Ling, a Life Sciences student, comes from a very religious Christian family but finds that in Melbourne she gets into a lot of arguments with friends from other faiths and friends who are atheists. She chose Knowledge and Belief to explore issues of belief further.
  • Irina, an Engineering student, wants a broader understanding of environmental issues, both for career and personal reasons, plus the convenience of on-line study. This led her to Environmental Issues on-line.
  • 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.
  • Arjun, an Applied Science student, is fascinated and alarmed by the international situation, so he chose International Politics.
  • Edmund, an Architecture student, wants to know more about himself and other people, so his Student Elective is Psychology 1.