Credit: RMIT University

Credit: RMIT University

RMIT University's Master of Data Science accepts students with MIT MicroMasters credentials

According to an announcement made by RMIT University, new pathways are being opened for RMIT University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as RMIT will enable students who are undertaking selected micro credentials at MIT to pursue postgraduate degrees at RMIT.

Students who undertake selected MIT micro credentials will be enabled by RMIT University to receive credit towards four different RMIT postgraduate degrees.

A MITxMicroMasters online credentials earned by students in the fields of Principles of Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management or Statistics and Data Science programs can now receive academic credit towards RMIT Masters degrees in Supply Chain and Logistics Management, Commerce, Engineering Management and Data Science.

Three of the four degrees, Supply Chain and Logistics Management, Commerce, and Engineering Management can be studied online through RMIT Online or on-campus in Melbourne. The RMIT Master of Data Science, on the other hand, is delivered only at the City Campus of RMIT. These four opportunities provide huge flexibility and choice for future learners. 

Master of Supply Chain and Logistics Management at RMIT provides a holistic understanding of how to manage the sourcing and procurement of primary materials, transportation of goods and the negotiation of contracts and services to satisfy end-users.

RMIT’s Master of Commerce is highly flexible in its design, allowing students to choose subjects from across a range of business disciplines. This advanced degree provides graduates with a solid base of skills and the specialised knowledge required to take their careers to the next level since these skills are relevant to the needs of the industry at present and into the future.

Master of Engineering Management at RMIT prepares potential engineering managers and directors for leadership roles in the management of engineering and technology-based organisations.

RMIT’s Master of Data Science addresses demand for specialist data scientists to manage and analyse big data accumulating from sources such as social media, sensors, mobile and transaction data.

Allowing these types of micro-credentials has ever-increasing value in the world of work because people can proactively participate in and out of study because they see the significance of developing or refreshing their skills, according to RMIT Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education and Vice-President Professor Belinda Tynan.

She said, “We are always thinking innovatively about how we respond and contribute to the changing world of work, and creating new study options and pathways for our students is vitally important.”

She added, “We are extremely proud to be accepting the credentials from MIT to offer students a new pathway to gain credit towards an RMIT postgraduate degree.”

Director of MicroMasters at MIT Tracy Tan said many credential holders wanted to continue their learning journey in a master’s program.

She said, “We have been enabling a global ecosystem among several universities for credit recognition.”

She added, “We are excited to have RMIT University provide multiple pathways online and on-campus, allowing our learners to have multiple options for accelerating their graduate studies.”

RMIT Online Chief Executive Officer Helen Souness said online learning provided students with access to greater education opportunities than ever before especially for those balancing work and education.

She said, “In this rapidly changing world where we have so much freedom to design the way we want to work and live, the need for lifelong learning has fast become a new reality.”

She added, “Many people are looking for targeted, industry-focused learning that they are able to apply immediately back into their workplace, and we are making that possible.”

Professor Tynan said RMIT was not satisfied just thinking about what it could do today and always looks for innovations it can do for the future.

He said, “We are constantly looking beyond and finding new ways to deliver the best possible learning opportunities and experiences for our students.”

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