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

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.”