Environment

Why study environment at RMIT?

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THE Impact ranking of 13th globally and 3rd in Australia for sustainable cities and communities

World leader in environment and planning management and policy research

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Discover environment

It’s all around you

With a focus on sustainability at the core of what we do, RMIT balances in-classroom learning with fieldwork, teaching core skills appropriate to the development, adaptation and use of new approaches and technologies. Shape the future with lessons that span global environments, from the urban to the natural, across Australia and around the world. We also offer work placements at a variety of environmental and related organisations. 

Career outcomes

Save the natural world

Make a positive difference in a wide range of potential careers that will strive to protect precious ecosystems, and help to shape the future of humanity and other species. These include work in in local and international organisations, including government departments, consulting firms, and private and public businesses in metropolitan and rural areas. 

Industry connections

RMIT is a world leader in environment and planning management and policy research, and supports several research projects and networks that maintain links with local and global communities. Past graduates have used opportunities provided by formal work placements to gain employment after graduation. Additional work-related experience occurs through collaboration with industry organisations on real-world projects.

Experience environment at RMIT

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Beyond the lab: Three science careers that will take you places

Today’s scientists need creative thinking, flexibility and innovation to explore new theories and solve some of the most pressing problems in the world right now, like climate change, COVID-19, food security and antimicrobial resistance.

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Lotus effect: Self-cleaning bioplastics repel liquid and dirt

Inspired by the always immaculate lotus leaf, RMIT researchers have developed a self-cleaning bioplastic that is sturdy, sustainable and compostable.

The innovative plastic developed at RMIT University repels liquids and dirt – just like a lotus leaf – then breaks down rapidly once in soil.

PhD researcher Mehran Ghasemlou, said the new bioplastic was ideal for fresh food and takeaway packaging.

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Acknowledgement of Country

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 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

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Acknowledgement of Country

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.