Accepted Entry Qualifications
Applicants will be assessed based on the following qualifications:
For Full Programme – 24 Modules
For Advanced 1 – 16 Modules
- 3 GCE ‘A’ Level passes or
- Minimum of 3 H2 level subjects with a pass or above
For Advanced 2 – 12 Modules
- An RMIT approved non-business diploma from any of the local polytechnics will be granted up to 8 exemptions.
- An RMIT approved relevant business diploma from SIM or any of the local polytechnics will be granted 12 exemptions.
Other qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the university.
If an applicant does not satisfy the minimum entry requirement, the applicant may be able to satisfy the requirement if they can produce evidence of other equivalent qualifications or combination of qualifications and experience as assessed by RMIT University on a case-by-case basis.
Applicants holding qualifications other than a recognised diploma from SIM GE or a Singapore local polytechnic, should apply for advanced standing at the time of application.
On receipt of a credit application, RMIT will assess your previous study to determine if the body of knowledge and practice has changed significantly.
If the course content has changed significantly and you have not maintained sustained practice in the field of study, your application may be rejected.
Diploma holders from SIM GE or a Singapore local polytechnic
Holders of a recognised diploma from SIM GE or a Singapore local polytechnic will be granted advanced standing in RMIT business degrees.
Depending on the degree in which a student enrols:
- Diplomas categorised as business diplomas are granted 12 exemptions.
- Diplomas categorised as non-business diplomas are granted up to 8 exemptions.
For details on diplomas groups and applicable credit, visit the RMIT website
English Language Requirements
Applicants who have achieved one of the following qualifications/studies, where English is the language of teaching and assessment no more than two years prior to the RMIT program commencement date (unless otherwise advised), will meet the English language entry criteria to the program(s):
- GCE ‘A’ levels at a Singaporean high school with
- Minimum C or better in General Paper at AS / H1 Level; or
- Minimum C grade in H2 subject (excluding language subjects and Mathematics and Music) for A level English – Singapore H2 (previously known as “A level” subject); or
- SIM diplomas as approved by RMIT; or
- Other RMIT approved local diplomas with duration less than 3 years; or
- Candidates with 3-year full-time diploma qualification from a Singaporean Polytechnic, Lasalle College of the Arts, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts or B.C.A Academy, within 5 years prior to the commencement of the RMIT programme; or
- A minimum of one-year full-time study in an award equivalent to an Australian diploma, advanced diploma, associate degree, bachelor degree; or
- One semester full-time of a postgraduate qualification (equivalent to an Australian graduate certificate or higher).
Applicants will be deemed to have met the English Language criteria with no time limitation; if they have completed one of the abovementioned qualification/studies and have a minimum of 6 years primary/secondary studies of which a minimum of 2 years of this study was undertaken at secondary / senior secondary level, and where the studies was taught and assessed entirely in English from Singapore or other English-speaking country recognised by RMIT.
Learn more about recognised qualifications
All other applicants can meet the English language entry criteria through the completion of one of the following approved English language proficiency tests no more than two years prior to the RMIT program commencement date:
IELTS (Academic): 6.5 (no band less than 6.0);
TOEFL (internet-based test) – iBT: Overall score 79 (with minimum score of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing);
Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PTE(A): 58 (no communication band less than 50);
Cambridge English (Advanced CAE): 176 with no less than 169 in any component;
RMIT English Worldwide (REW) Advanced Plus or equivalent; OR
The completion of other equivalent qualifications, as approved by RMIT University.
COVID-19: Temporary Admissions Arrangement
In response to COVID-19 which has caused a number of cancellations and delays in English language testing, RMIT will temporarily accept the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition and IELTS Indicator for programs that require up to IELTS (Academic) 7.0 with no band less than 6.5 (or equivalent) for semester 1 and 2, 2022 intakes. The requirements are the same as for their respective traditional tests.
RMIT will also temporarily extend the validity period for an approved English proficiency test for admission from two years to three years prior to the RMIT program commencement date semester 1 and 2, 2022 intakes (some exclusions apply where required for accreditation purposes).