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Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.    [March 1960–1 July 1992]


It was agreed that the institution that is now RMIT University would undergo yet another name change in March 1960. The Royal Melbourne Technical College became the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. It was decided that the word "institute" was more appropriate than "university" for the title as it indicated the presence of higher education in addition to the trade and industrial streams offered.

Entity Relations

Previous: Royal Melbourne Technical College. July 1954–March 1960

 March 1960

Subordinate: School of Engineering. c1887–1967

Subordinate: Faculty of Applied Science. 1967–

Subordinate: Faculty of Engineering. 1967–

Subsequent: RMIT University. 1 July 1992–

 1 July 1992


Primary: Department of State and Regional Development. Guides to Current Research in Victorian Universities. Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, 2000.

Primary: Murray-Smith, Stephen and Dare, Anthony John. The Tech. A Centenary History of the Royal Melbourne Institute Of Technology. Melbourne: Hyland House, 1987.

Primary: Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. Technology in Australia 1788-1988. Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, 2000.

Record Control Information

Record type: corporate name

Editorial status: draft

Language encoding standard: iso639-2b

Script encoding standard: iso15924

Date encoding standard: iso8601

Country encoding standard: iso3166-1

Owner encoding standard: iso15511

Record identifier: AUS::AUSTEHC::Australian Science at Work::A000154

Maintenance history:

Name Date Event
Ailie Smith 17 February 2000 create
Ailie Smith 2 July 2001 update

Language/Script of description: English in Latin script