Academic dress of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

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Academic dress of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) describes the robes, gowns and hoods which are prescribed for graduates, postgraduate and undergraduate students of the Australian university the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) - otherwise referred to as RMIT University in Australia and RMIT International University in Vietnam. RMIT academic dress is described as similar to that of the University of Oxford in the UK.[1] The current statute of academic dress was approved by the RMIT Council in 1980.

Dress[edit]

Chancellor, Deputy Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor[edit]

  • Chancellor - a gown of red brocade with gold metallic trimmings and a black velvet trimmed bonnet;
  • Deputy Chancellor - a gown of red brocade with less gold metallic trimmings and a black velvet trimmed bonnet;
  • Vice-Chancellor - a black gown with silver metallic trimmings and a black velvet bonnet trimmed with a silver metallic cord and tassel.

President, RMIT Council member, Staff member[edit]

  • President, RMIT International University Vietnam - a black gown with less silver metallic trimmings and a black velvet bonnet trimmed with a silver metallic cord and tassel;
  • Member of RMIT Council - the habit of their degree or, a gown of coffee cloth trimmed with black velvet ribbon, fancy gold ribbon then plain gold braid centred with white cotton braid and a black velvet trencher with gold trimming;
  • Staff of the University - the habit of their degree; or a black gown and black cloth trencher if they are not a graduate of any university.

Doctorate of Philosophy[edit]

A festal gown of black cloth similar to that worn by Doctors in the University of Oxford faced with scarlet silk together with a hood of scarlet cloth edged with scarlet silk and a black velvet bonnet with a scarlet tassel.

Professional Doctorates[edit]

A festal gown of black cloth similar to that worn by Doctors in the University of Oxford faced with silk the colour of the discipline of the award together with a hood of black cloth edged with the same colour silk as the facing of the gown and a black velvet bonnet with a scarlet tassel.

Doctorate degree[edit]

A festal gown of scarlet cloth similar to that worn by Doctors in the University of Oxford faced with silk the colour of the discipline of the award together with a hood of black cloth lined with the same colour silk as the facing of the gown and a black velvet trimmed bonnet with a scarlet tassel.

Juris Doctorate, Masters degree[edit]

A black gown similar to that worn by Masters of Arts in the University of Oxford with a hood of black silk lined with silk the colour of the discipline of the degree and a black trencher with a black silk tassel.

Graduate Diploma[edit]

A black gown similar to that worn by Bachelors of the University of Oxford and a black trencher with a black silk tassel and a square collared silk stole faced with silk the colour of the discipline of the award.

Bachelor degree[edit]

A black gown similar to that worn by Bachelors of Arts of the University of Oxford and a hood of black silk edged with white braid and lined with silk the colour of the discipline of the degree and a black trencher with a black silk tassel.

Associate degree[edit]

A black gown similar to that worn by Bachelors of Arts of the University of Oxford and a hood of black silk edged with white braid and lined with silk the colour of the discipline of the degree and a black trencher with a black silk tassel.

Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Associate Diploma[edit]

  • Diploma and Advanced Diploma - a black gown similar to that worn by Bachelors of the University of Oxford and a black trencher with a black silk tassel and a square collared silk stole faced with silk the colour of the discipline of the award and edged with white braid;
  • Associate Diploma - a black gown similar to that worn by Bachelors of the University of Oxford and a black trencher with a black silk tassel and an ecclesiastical black stole faced with silk the colour of the discipline of the award edged with white braid;
  • Fellowship Diploma - a black gown similar to that worn by Bachelors of the University of Oxford and a black trencher with a black silk tassel and a square collared black stole faced with coffee silk trimmed with white braid and then black braid;
  • Associateship Diploma - a black gown similar to that worn by Bachelors of the University of Oxford and a black trencher with a black silk tassel a square collared black stole faced with coffee silk trimmed with white braid centred with black braid.

Colours[edit]

The colours for the disciplines are defined by reference to the British Council Dictionary of Colour Standards (BCC) as follows:[1]

Discipline Colour BCC RGB
Applied Science Honeysuckle BCC62 235,255,124
Architecture Cherry BCC185 235,94,102
Arts Magenta BCC198 205,0,205
Business Heliotrope BCC178 223,115,255
Design Silver grey BCC153 192,192,192
Education Turquoise BCC119 15,221,175
Engineering Spectrum blue BCC86 0,124,173
Health Science Violet BCC179 238,130,238
Nursing Fuchsia BCC199 255,0,255
Public Health Peacock green BCC123 0,33,0
Social Science Buttercup BCC53 243,173,22
Social Work Powder blue BCC193 176,224,230
Technology Spectrum green BCC100 173,255,47

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