3 and 4 Year Degrees for International Students

Information about 3 and 4 Year Degrees 2009 for International Students who commenced in 1st semester 2009

In 2009 RMIT introduced 3 year versions of its undergraduate degree programs in Accountancy, Economics and Finance, Marketing, International Business and Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Four year undergraduate degree programs in all of these discipline areas are also offered.

High achievers are invited to apply for 2nd semester 2009 entry into the 4 year degree of the following programs:

  • BP129 – Bachelor of Business (Professional Accountancy)
  • BP027 – Bachelor of Business (International Business)(Applied)
  • BP143 – Bachelor of Business (Logistics & Supply Chain Management)(Applied)

The 4 year degree is beneficial to exceptional students as a combination of academic theory and practice complemented by a significant component of work integrated learning. These features will enhance both educational outcomes and career opportunities. Entry to the 4 year programs are open to applicants with excellent academic achievements.

Frequently asked questions:

What is the difference between the 3 year and 4 year degree programs?

Both 3 and 4 year programs require satisfactory completion of 24 x 12 credit point courses however the 4 year degree has an additional year being the compulsory Work Integrated Learning (WIL). The WIL component is usually undertaken in the third year of study and comprises three options.

What Work Integrated Learning (WIL) options are available in the 4 year degrees?

Option A: One year work placement (paid, full-time employment of at least 34 weeks)

Option B: to include - 48 Credit Point Professional Skills Program (PSP) followed by '48 credit points of full-time paid or voluntary work' placement (a minimum of 12 weeks required)

Option C: 48 Credit Point Professional Skills Program (PSP) and (48 Credit Points chosen from a list of appropriate WIL courses).

Should employment not be obtained the contingency choices are Options B and C above. Alternatively an application to revert to the 3 year program is also a possibility.

Should you wish further information on the format of Work Integrated Learning in 2009, you can visit the WIL website for more information.

Is Work Integrated Learning still a key feature of the 3 Year degrees?

Yes. Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activities are incorporated into a number of the business core courses and electives you are required to complete. This maintains RMIT’s commitment to offering all students WIL activities in their degree programs.

How will applications be assessed for the 4 year degrees?

Once you have advised RMIT via a Change of Program form that you want to be considered for admission into the 4 year degree then a separate assessment process will be undertaken of your existing application by an Academic Selection Panel in each School. Only applicants with a minimum of 80% average or High Distinction average are eligible to apply. Places in the 4 year degree will be competitively assessed by the panel.

How do I apply for the 4 year degree program?

If you feel your academic record makes you eligible to apply, simply tell us you wish to be considered for the 4 year program via a Change of Program Form by Friday 29 May 2009. Your application for the 4 year degree will be assessed based on the paperwork you have already completed.

If you are not successful in your application for admission into the 4 year degree this will not affect your enrolment for the 3 year degree.

What happens if I do not apply for the 4 year degree?

If you do not want to apply for the 4 year degree then please ignore the letter.

I still have some questions. Who can I ask for help?

For general enquiries about the International Admissions process please contact:

International Services on +613 9925 5156 or email busint@rmit.edu.au

For enquiries about the 4 year degree content please contact:

BP129 – Bachelor of Business (Professional Accountancy)
Gillian Seadon at gillian.seadon@rmit.edu.au

BP027 – Bachelor of Business (International Business)(Applied)
David Hodges at david.hodges@rmit.edu.au

BP143 – Bachelor of Business (Logistics & Supply Chain Management)(Applied)
Shahadat Khan at shahadat.khan@rmit.edu.au

For International Sponsored students seeking further information on how to accept the 4 year program, please contact the International Scholarship and Sponsorship team at isscholarships@rmit.edu.au