Science & Technology School of - RMIT Vietnam

Science & Technology School of - RMIT Vietnam
School of
Science &
Science & Technology School of - RMIT Vietnam

                                                                                                   WELCOME to the
A quality education
   08      International learning
   10      Elite facilities

A transformative experience
   14      Vibrant student life
                                                                                                   School of Science
   16      Global experiences

A path to employment
                                                                                                   & Technology!
   20      Prepare for your career
   21      Connect to industry
   22      Employability roadmap                                                                       ur programs prepare students for the            Our programs are globally recognised. They
                                                                                                       careers of tomorrow. Focused on                 are international degrees that carry great
Our programs                                                                                       innovation, they’re designed to develop             weight in the eyes of employers. They also
                                                                                                   creative thinkers with the skills, knowledge        have full accreditation from professional
   26      Infomation technology                                                                   and motivation to make a real difference in         industry bodies in Australia.
           28 Bachelor of Information Technology                                                   the world.
                                                                                                                                                       In 2020, we’re introducing a common first year
   32      Engineering                                                                             In information technology, dynamic change           for engineering students. This provides them a
           34 Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) (Honours)            is taking place in areas such as big data,          better chance to develop their passion for the
           38 Bachelor of Engineering (Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering) (Honours)            mobile computing, multi-agent systems and           field and gives them time to determine which
           42 Bachelor of Engineering (Software Engineering) (Honours)                             data mining. In engineering, sustainable            specialisation they wish to pursue.
                                                                                                   energy systems, climate change and
   46                                                                                                                                                  If you’re dreaming of a career in information
           Student projects                                                                        advanced electronics are all areas that call
                                                                                                                                                       technology or engineering, RMIT is the place
                                                                                                   for forward thinkers who can solve problems
                                                                                                                                                       where you can make that dream a reality.
Admissions                                                                                         and find solutions.

   48      Pathway programs
   50      Eligibility
   52      Accommodation
   54      How to apply
   54      Scholarships
   54      Tuition
   55      RMIT Melbourne
                                                                                                                                                       Associate Professor Eric Dimla
                                                                                                                                                       Head of the School of Science
                                                                                                                                                       & Technology

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A quality
Science & Technology School of - RMIT Vietnam
RMIT is a global university of technology,                                          RMIT alumni
design and enterprise.
                                                     RMIT has a                     are making their mark
                                                     5-STAR RANKING
One of Australia’s original tertiary institutions,
RMIT University enjoys an international                                             around the world.
reputation for excellence in professional and        for excellence in higher
vocational education, applied research and           education*
engagement with the needs of industry and                                           When you graduate, you will join a large network
the community.                                                                      of alumni that provides ongoing peer support,
Founded in 2000, RMIT Vietnam brings a                                              professional development and networking
world-class education and a globalised study                                        opportunities. Members of the alumni community     Since university, my journey
environment to one of the fastest-growing                                           also actively help current students, providing     has been full of surprises and
regions in Asia. We offer programs in                TOP 1%                         industry connections, job opportunities and        challenges. It has been a journey
business and management, science and                                                mentoring.                                         of discovering more about myself.
                                                     for excellence in higher
technology, communication and design,                                                                                                  On my pathway to becoming a data
and English.
                                                     education*                                                                        engineer at Deliveree, I was a web
                                                                                                                                       developer and a product manager.
                                                                                                                                       My current role is my true calling.
                                                                                                                                       Studying at RMIT helped to expand
                                                                                                                                       my network. But the most important
                                                                                                                                       thing I gained was the fundamental
                                                     Among the world’s
                                                                                                                                       knowledge to help me continue
                                                     TOP 100                                                                           learning about other advanced
                                                                                                                                       topics well after graduation.
  The Bachelor of Information Technology
  is professionally accredited by the                in Electrical and Electronic
  Australian Computer Society.                       Engineering**
                                                                                    RMIT alumni working in
                                                                                    130 countries

                                                                                                                                       Mai Nguyen
                                                     RMIT is among the world’s                                                         Alumnus,

                                                     TOP 150
                                                                                                                                       Bachelor of Information Technology
                                                                                                                                       Data Engineer, Deliveree
  Two of our engineering programs
  have been accredited by Engineers                  UNIVERSITIES
  Australia, which provides international            in Computer Science and
  professional recognition as a signatory
                                                     Information Systems**
  to the Washington Accord.
                                                                                    RMIT alumni in Vietnam

 *2019 QS World University Rankings
 **2019 QS World University Rankings by Subject
Science & Technology School of - RMIT Vietnam
learning                                                                                      The authentic approach to learning is what
The international learning environment at                                                     sets RMIT apart from other universities.

RMIT will help you reach your full potential.                                                 It is exemplified by:
Our inspiring and highly-qualified academics                                                      Work Integrated Learning (WIL)
come from across the globe and teach in                                                           activities, which will allow you to apply
English. They bring to the classroom industry-                                                    academic learning in ‘real-life’ situations
                                                  nationalities are represented among
relevant expertise, plus extensive teaching and   our students at RMIT in Vietnam                 with an industry partner or community
researching experience.                                                                           partner organisation;
                                                                                                  authentic assessments, such as
                                                             Meet our lecturers at the
                                                             School of Science & Technology
                                                                                                  individual and group activities resembling
                                                               the daily experiences faced by industry,
                                                                                                  instead of paper-based exams.
Science & Technology School of - RMIT Vietnam
RMIT University offers the largest
                                                          English-language library in Vietnam.

                                                          Plus, you can access our extensive
                                                          online library resources.

facilities                                                550,000+
                                                          books, periodicalvvs, e-books,
                                                          journals and videos.

Our campuses offer modern classrooms, purpose-
built lecture theatres, studios, laboratories and other
specialist spaces, providing the perfect setting for
you to thrive.
Staying fit while studying is also made easier
through access to modern sport and recreational
    At our Saigon South campus, such facilities
    include a fitness centre, indoor courts,
    dedicated tennis and basketball courts, and
    football fields.
    At our Hanoi City campus, students have
    access to a fitness centre with the latest
    training equipment.
Science & Technology School of - RMIT Vietnam
Science & Technology School of - RMIT Vietnam
You will have access to comprehensive
                                                                   learning support services.
                                                                       Get one-to-one learning and
                                                                       language support.
                                                                       Benefit from peer-to-peer study
                                                                       advice and group study sessions.
                                                                       Attend workshops to develop your
                                                                       academic skills.

                                                                   For students with disabilities and
                                                                   learning difficulties, dedicated support
                                                                   services aim to provide equal access and


student life
               Our campuses embrace diversity and
               inclusiveness, and provide endless
               opportunities to network and make new
                   Choose from 40 student clubs
                   across a range of academic, arts,
                   cultural, sports and social interests.
                   Get involved in fun activities
                   and events, such as club days,
                   our International Festival, which
                   celebrates international diversity, and
                   leadership camps.

                            Watch this video about student clubs
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Get a taste for life in Australia through the
                                                                                                                                              cross-campus study options at RMIT
                                                                                                                                              University in Melbourne.
                                                                                                                                                 From your second year onward, you can
                                                                                                                                                 go on exchange for one or two semesters
                                                                                                                                                 while enjoying the benefit of paying the
                                                                                                                                                 Vietnamese tuition rate.
                                                                                                                                                 You can start your program in Vietnam
                                                                                                                                                 and then permanently transfer to RMIT in
                                                                                                                                                 Melbourne, where you switch to paying the
                                                                                                                                                 Australian rate.
                                                                                                                                              If you’re interested in doing a full program at
                                                                                                                                              RMIT in Melbourne, see page 55 for more

   Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology

                                                                                                                                              I spent six months on exchange to San
                                                                                                                                              Francisco State University in the US. It was

                                                                                                                                              the best experience I could ever ask for. San
                                                                                                                                              Francisco is an amazing city that celebrates
                                                                                                                                              diversity. The experience taught me how

                                                                                                                                              to relate better to people from different
                                                                                                                                              backgrounds. I became more comfortable
                                                                                                                                              socialising with others. I also received referrals
                                                                                                                                              and an internship offer. I got an insight into
                                                                                                                                              world-leading engineering practice and I
Take advantage of the many opportunities we           Popular destinations for students from the                                              realised how technology deliverability improves
offer to combine your studies with being able         School of Science & Technology include the                                              the quality of life for citizens on a daily basis.
to explore the world.                                 following highly-ranked universities:
Through our Global Mobility program, you                 Technical University of Munich, Germany
can choose from more than 200 partner                    Lund University, Sweden
universities to go on exchange for one or
                                                         Technical University of Denmark
two semesters.
                                                         Korea Advanced Institute of Science &
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                                                         Nanyang Technological University,
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                                                         University of Maryland-College Park,                                                 Current student
                                                         United States                                                                        Bachelor of Engineering
              Check out the Global Mobility options                                                See what it’s like to study in Melbourne
                                                         UNITEC Institute of Technology, 
                                                                                                                                              (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)
                                                         New Zealand
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A path to
Prepare for                                                                                      Connect to
your career                                                                                      industry
Our careers services and industry links help to      Utilise the Job Shop drop-in service for    You will benefit from the strong relationships
make the journey from the classroom to the           information about services, workshops and   we have with local and international industry
workplace a smooth one.                              events.                                     partners.                                            I completed an internship at Zappasoft. It’s
   Access careers counselling and                    Join career fairs and networking events         Doing a work placement through the RMIT          highly valuable for companies to see that
   mentoring services.                               to connect with some of the biggest             Flagship Internship program provides hands-      you have real work experience. I wanted
                                                     employers in your field.                        on experience in a real work environment.        to do an internship because it’s the best
   Get help in developing your skills in resume
                                                                                                                                                      way to gain that experience. At Zappasoft,
   writing and preparing for interviews.             Find exclusive employment opportunities         Interact with industry partners throughout
                                                                                                                                                      I did iOS and Ruby on Rails work. Most of
                                                     through the CareerHub website.                  your studies, such as in classroom activities,
                                                                                                                                                      these were small features or bug fixes, but
                                                                                                     career fairs and networking events.
                                                                                                                                                      I did our Rails infrastructure from scratch.
                                                                                                 Many leading companies perform an advisory           The experience was challenging. Zappasoft
                                                                                                 role to ensure our programs at the School of         offered me a job. They liked my work.
                                                                                                 Science & Technology are relevant and up to          I recommend students do an internship.
                                                                                                 date. Such industry partners include:                No final project can compare to real
                                                                                                     ABB                      Intel
                                                                                                                                                      work experience.
                                                                                                     Amaris                     Schindler

                                                                                                     Bosch                      Schneider Electric
                                                  Develop your soft skills through the                                          SolarV
                                                  Personal Edge program and get ready for                                       Unilever
                                                  the competitive jobs market.
                                                     Join a series of training workshops
                                                     delivered by industry experts and
                                                     focused on areas such as creative                                                                Le Viet Hoang Dung
                                                                                                                                                      Bachelor of Information Technology
                                                     thinking, communicating with confidence
                                                     and working across cultures.
                                                     Take part in visits to industry-leading
                                                     companies for unique insights into
                                                     modern workplaces.
                                                     Build a portfolio of soft skills in the
                                                     Personal Edge app to show prospective
                                                                                                     of IT and engineering students who did
                                                                Learn more about Personal Edge
                                                                                                     an internship in 2019 got a full-time job
                                                                                                     offer from their host company!
Employability                                                     Early semesters
                                                                                                                Middle semesters
                                                                                                                                                                   Late semesters
                                        Academic     In the early semesters, core courses are       In the middle semesters, industry                  Having already gained the necessary
                                        activities   designed with two themes: industry             engagement is the main theme in specialised        knowledge and skills, capstone projects,
                                                     exposure and simulation.These equip you        courses. You will engage with real clients and     where you put everything you have learnt
                                                     with an overview of the industry and help      manage projects to address current business        into practice, are the final step of the learning
In thinking about your journey                       you to explore your abilities for a suitable   challenges.                                        journey. Before graduating, taking part in the
from being a new student to being                    career path.                                                                                      Flagship Internship program is a great way
a graduate who is ready for the                                                                                                                        to get a taste of the work environment.
workforce, it can be helpful to break
down your time at RMIT into the
                                                       A. Industry exposure                           C. Industry engagement                             D. Capstone project
following three stages:

   exploring                                              readings                                       real industry projects                             final project
   in the early semesters;                                guest lectures                                 applied research                                   showcase
                                                          field trips                                    global collaboration                               exhibition
   experiencing                                           case studies                                   industry mentoring
   in the middle semesters;

   engaging                                                                                                                                              E. Work placement
                                                       B. Simulation                                 To get a global experience, you can choose
   in the late semesters.                                                                            from more than 200 partner universities                Flagship Internship program
                                                                                                     around the world to go on exchange for one
                                                          simulated projects
                                                                                                     or two semesters.
                                                          game-based learning
                                                          lab-based projects

                                        Extra-       From the first semester, we encourage          From semester 4, you can take on managerial        In your final semesters, you can engage with an
                                        curricular   you to join projects and clubs to develop      roles through many projects and training           industry mentor and become acquainted with
                                        activities   a sense of belonging to your new               programs. You will be encouraged to fulfill your   real workplace environments. It’s a chance to
                                                     environment and to make new friends.           own potential and become a creative leader!        get better equipped to take on the professional
                                                     Getting involved is a great way to nurture                                                        world!
                                                     your soft skills naturally.

                                                          My First University Project                    LEAD training                                      Industry Mentoring Program
                                                          Emerging Leaders Project                       RMIT Leadership Camp                               jobs on campus
                                                          40 student clubs                               lead a student club                                Flagship Internship
                                                          Personal Edge skills development               Personal Edge skills development                   Industry Networking Night
                                                          workshops                                      workshops                                          Career Fair
                                                                                                                                                            Recruitment Day
You will have access to professional
                                                                                                laboratories, modern computer
                                                                                                laboratories and new equipment for
                                                                                                electronic materials testing and
                                                                                                processing. In class, you will utilise the
                                                                                                latest software and stay up to date with
                                                                                                the latest trends.
                                                                                                    Windows, Linux and macOS
                                                                                                    Android, iOS and modern
                                                                                                    cross-platform mobile technology,
                                                                                                    such as Flutter
                                                                                                    Web development tools, security
                                                                                                    software and cloud platforms

                                                                                                              Check out this internship video

Our information technology (IT) qualification   Upon graduating, you will be ready to
will make you highly employable in              step into a career in network and data
the rapidly expanding IT and software           administration, programming, client
development sector, where large local and       support or other areas at the forefront of IT
global companies seek experts with English      innovation.
language skills.

                                                               Discover the world of IT
Bachelor of
Information Technology                                                                            Students engage with industry partners
 Program code BP162                                                                               in many ways. As part of the User-
                                      Intakes       February, June, October
                                                                                                  centred Design course, for example,
 Duration           Three years       Location      Saigon South                                  they have performed user experience
                                                                                                  (UX) usability testing for companies such
                                                                                                  as VietnamWorks and GrabTaxi. In their
                                                                                                  capstone project, students also work

Develop your IT skills and knowledge to prepare      Careers                                      directly with industry. They also have the
                                                                                                  choice to do an internship.
for a career managing technology infrastructure
for organisations across a wide range of sectors.    Entry-level careers
You will become skilled in creating and managing     •   software engineer/developer                                                             In the Building IT Systems course,
business applications, cloud storage, social                                                                                                     students learn to work on a
                                                     •   web developer
media, websites and systems. Also, you will                                                                                                      project as a team to develop their
                                                     •   mobile developer                         RMIT was one of the first universities we
learn to problem solve, support and troubleshoot                                                                                                 teamwork skills, collaboration skills
                                                                                                  targeted because of the high English skills
for the people who use IT.                           •   application developer                                                                   and tech skills. They’re in charge
                                                                                                  of its students. Our teams work with people
You will study software design, development          •   game developer                                                                          from beginning to end, while I act
                                                                                                  across multiple languages, so English is our
and testing systems, and learn how to apply              user-interface designer and programmer                                                  as a facilitator and supporter of
                                                     •                                            standard. RMIT has welcomed us to many
your skills to large-scale software application                                                                                                  their project. They recruit their own
                                                     •   database administrator                   events, including job forums and lectures. I
developments. Skill development in project                                                                                                       team by pitching their ideas to each
                                                     •   software tester                          joined the IT Program Advisory Committee.
management, research and communication will                                                                                                      other. They prepare and plan the
                                                                                                  It’s a chance to be closer to the employees
set you apart in the job market.
                                                     •   cloud engineer                                                                          project together, and learn together
                                                                                                  of tomorrow and have a true exchange –
                                                     •   business analyst                                                                        about the needed technology. At
It is possible to fast-track your studies and                                                     sharing expertise and helping students find
                                                                                                                                                 the end of the semester, they pitch
complete your degree in less than two and a half     •   system/network engineer                  their dream job
                                                                                                                                                 their projects to each other.
                                                     Long-term careers
                                                     •   senior developer/engineer
                                                     •   consultant
This program is certified by the Australian
                                                     •   project manager
Computer Society (ACS). The ACS is a
signatory to the Seoul Accord, an agreement          •   technical manager/software architect
responsible for accreditation or recognition         •   IT manager
of tertiary-level computing and IT-related
qualifications worldwide.                            •   chief technology officer
                                                                                                  Xavier Malparty                                Dr Edouard Amouroux
                                                     •   chief executive officer                  IT Production Director,                        Program Lead
                                                                                                  Amaris Group
What you will study
The diagram shows the advised program structure and progression:                                                                                                     Bachelor of Information Technology

                                                                                                                                                                     Choose from these program electives:
               YEAR ONE                                            YEAR TWO                                      YEAR THREE
                                                                                                                                                                       Mobile Application Development (Android, React
                                                                                                                                                                       Native, iOS)
SEMESTER 1                                        SEMESTER 4                                   SEMESTER 7
                                                                                                                                                                       Software Architecture: Design and Implementation
Introduction   Introduction to   Introduction      Security in      Program        Program      Program               Program               Program
to IT          Programming       to Computer       Computing and    elective       elective     elective              elective              elective                   Advanced Programming Techniques (C)
                                 System and        Information
                                 Platforms         Technology                                                                                                          Algorithms and Analysis
                                                                                                                                                                       Software Testing

SEMESTER 2                                        SEMESTER 5                                   SEMESTER 8                                                              Practical Data Science

Web            Building IT       Database          Software         General        Program      Programming           Programming                                      Programming Internet of Things
Programming    Systems           Concepts          Engineering      elective       elective     Project 1             Project 2
                                                                                                                                                                       Web Server and Web Technologies (Apache,

                                                                                                                                                                       Cloud Computing (AWS)

                                                                                                                                                                       Software Engineering: Processes and Tools
SEMESTER 3                                        SEMESTER 6                                   SEMESTER 9
                                                                                                                                                                       Machine Learning
User-centred   Program           Program           Professional     Software       General      Program
Design         elective          elective          Computing        Engineering    elective     elective
                                                   Practice         Project

                                                                                               * ‘Program elective’ refers to elective courses offered in       *In your third year, we recommend you join the Flagship
                                                                                               this particular program. ‘General elective’ refers to elective   Internship course. This gives you hands-on experience
                                                                                               courses offered across the university.                           and a chance to gain vital workplace skills and training.

                             Studying in the Information Technology program at RMIT has been
                             an amazing experience for me. Different projects with distinct
                             challenges have brought my strengths and weaknesses to light.
                             This process has encouraged me to focus on full-stack web
 Vo Thi Cam Linh             development. With that clear vision, I feel ready to pursue my
 Current student             career path and join the workforce.
After completing Occupational Health and
                                                                                                     Safety training, you will have access to
                                                                                                     our modern laboratories.
                                                                                                        In the electrical and electronics
                                                                                                        laboratory, you can design electrical
                                                                                                        circuits and produce software to
                                                                                                        interact with the hardware you build.
                                                                                                        Get acquainted with our Alpha and
                                                                                                        Baxter robots in the robotics and
                                                                                                        mechatronics laboratory.
                                                                                                        Produce your own parts and
                                                                                                        prototypes with our 3D printers.
                                                                                                        Get experience using Windows, Linux
                                                                                                        and macOS software in our computer

In 2020, we’re introducing a common first year     Engineering graduates receive an Honours
for our engineering programs. The foundational     degree. An Honours degree provides a
year will expose you to the fundamentals of        distinctive competitive advantage in the
engineering through the study of science,          international job market. Honours is a
mathematics, engineering design and                pathway to higher research degrees and
professional practice skills.                      is located at Level 8 of the Australian
Completing the common first year provides a        Qualifications Framework.
chance to develop your passion for engineering
before deciding which specialisation to pursue                  Peek into the world of engineering
from your second year onward. Also, it makes          
it easier to then transfer to RMIT in Melbourne,
where a wider range of engineering programs
are offered.
Bachelor of Engineering
(Electrical and Electronic                                                                   The program collaborates with industry

Engineering) (Honours)                                                                       for a wide range of activities, including
                                                                                             curriculum development, guest lectures
                                                                                             and Work Integrated Learning (WIL)
Program code BH073                       Intakes    February, June, October                  projects. You will design and develop
                                                                                             systems while working on real-world
Duration             Four years          Location   Saigon South
                                                                                             problems sourced from our research,
                                                                                             community and industry partners.

Put yourself at the forefront of technological      Careers
advancement with a degree specialising in
the field that has powered the modern world         Entry-level careers
– electrical and electronic engineering.
                                                    •   product development and design                                                      The world is at a stage where
Electrical engineers devise solutions to                                                     ABB Vietnam is part of ABB Group, a
                                                    •   application engineer                                                                almost everything that we use
generate and use electrical power efficiently                                                pioneering technology leader in power
                                                    •   integrated circuit design engineer                                                  requires electricity. Advances in
and cleanly. They design, implement and                                                      grids, electrification products, industrial
                                                                                                                                            electronic and communication
maintain electronic devices and systems,            •   electrical engineering               automation and robotics and motion.
                                                                                                                                            equipment have made our planet
including those found in critical infrastructure.   •   automation                           Our engagement with RMIT provides
                                                                                                                                            a ‘global village’ and even enabled
                                                                                             access to qualified candidates and helps
In this program, you will learn about the           •   project officer/manager                                                             us to go beyond our own planet
                                                                                             us to understand young people’s needs.
generation, distribution and application            •   telecommunications                                                                  and become space explorers. Our
                                                                                             It connects us to young workers. Every
of electrical energy. It also focuses on the                                                                                                program equips you with the skills
                                                    •   technology consultant                year, we have hundreds of entry-level
design and control of the electrical and                                                                                                    to meet the requirements of the
                                                                                             opportunities open worldwide, plus
electronic devices and systems.                     Long-term careers                                                                       4.0 industrial revolution. You will
                                                                                             extraordinary learning possibilities through
You will learn how to put theory into practice                                                                                              develop expertise in areas such as
                                                    •   principal engineer                   our graduate programs. Our dynamic work
by prototyping electronic designs and                                                                                                       digital circuit analysis and design,
                                                    •   advanced/specialist engineer         setting combines cutting-edge technology,
building projects through experimentation in                                                                                                signal processing, electrical control
                                                                                             inspiring projects and a multicultural
the laboratory.                                     •   engineering manager                                                                 systems and automation.
                                                    •   engineering director
                                                    •   chief technology officer
                                                    •   chief executive officer

This program has been accredited by
Engineers Australia, which is a signatory
to the Washington Accord. This international
recognition enables graduates to practise
as professional engineers in 18 countries,
including the US, UK, China, New Zealand,
Japan, Korea and Singapore.                                                                  Hien Doan Van                                  Dr Alexandru C. Fechete
                                                                                             Managing Director,                             Lecturer
                                                                                             Electrification Products Division,
What you will study
                                                                                                                                                                                           Bachelor of Engineering
 The diagram shows the advised program structure and progression:                                                                                                (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) (Honours)

                     YEAR ONE                                                        YEAR TWO                                    YEAR THREE                                           YEAR FOUR
                    (Common First Year)

 SEMESTER 1                                                           SEMESTER 4                                   SEMESTER 7                                                SEMESTER 10
 Engineering           Engineering           Introduction to          Mathematics    Electrical      Electronics   Engineering       Electronic       Research                  Engineering      Program
 Mathematics           Computing 1           Professional             for ECE        Engineering 1                 Design 3          Circuits         Methods for               Capstone         elective
                                             Engineering                                                                                              Engineers                 Project Part A

 SEMESTER 2                                                           SEMESTER 5                                   SEMESTER 8                                                SEMESTER 11
 Engineering           Creative              Digital                  Engineering     Signals and    Software      Embedded       Advanced            Program                   Program          Engineering
 Science               Engineering           Fundamentals             Design 2        Systems 1      Engineering   System         Digital Design 1    elective                  elective         Capstone
                       CAD                                                                           Design        Design and                                                                    Project Part B

 SEMESTER 3                                                           SEMESTER 6                                   SEMESTER 9                                                SEMESTER 12
 Introduction          Digital System        General                  Introduction   Communication   General       Program           Program          Program                   Professional
 to Electrical         Design 1              elective                 to Embedded    Engineering 1   elective      elective          elective         elective                  Engineering
 and Electronic                                                       Systems                                                                                                   Experience

                                                                                                                   Choose from the following program electives:
                                                                                                                   Control Systems                   Signals and Systems 2                        Data Structures & Algorithms
* ‘General elective’ refers to elective courses offered across the university.
                                                                                                                   Semiconductor Device Physics      Network Fundamentals and Applications        Machine Learning
                                                                                                                   Advanced Digital Design 2         Embedded Systems: Operating Systems          Technology Leadership
                                                                                                                   Electronic Engineering 3          & Interfacing
                                                                                                                                                     Big Data for Engineering

                                   I first came to RMIT to improve my English but then chose to study
                                   engineering so that I could continue my previous program. I had
                                   studied for two years in South Korea. In South Korea, my program was
                                   dedicated more to memorisation. Also, the teacher-student relationship
                                   was a very serious and solemn one. At RMIT, I get to do more projects,
 Park Su Young                     and the teachers are always ready to help. They personally care about
 Current student                   me and my progress. Now that I’m able to build many projects from
                                   scratch, I feel much more confident about entering the workforce and
                                   becoming an engineer.
Bachelor of Engineering
(Robotics and Mechatronics                                                                    The program collaborates with industry
                                                                                              for a wide range of activities, including

Engineering) (Honours)                                                                        curriculum development, guest lectures
                                                                                              and Work Integrated Learning (WIL)
                                                                                              projects. You will also have a chance
 Program code BH123                      Intakes    February, June, October                   to work closely with industry partners
 Duration            Four years          Location   Saigon South                              through an internship.

This program prepares you for a career in the       Careers                                   We’re a social enterprise that manufactures    Many tasks in the industrial and
growing field of robotics and mechatronics –                                                  prostheses. Over time, we have made            commercial worlds are being
a field that will set engineering trends for the    Graduates compete for mid-level           different models that are affordable so that   replaced with robots and automated
next decade.                                        positions in industrial robotics or       people in developing countries can have        systems, making our lives simpler
                                                    automation design.                        fully functioning hands. We’ve worked          and easier. Engineering plays an
Developments in robotics and mechatronics
are reshaping the modern world, with                                                          with RMIT’s engineering students. They’ve      important role in developing and
                                                    Entry-level careers                       made models that can provide people            establishing these machines.
automation and smart devices changing
the ways that we do things in the home,             •   mechatronic engineer                  with disabilities a chance to do things that   This program provides a solid
on the streets, in the factories and in the         •   automation engineer                   they would have not been able to do. I find    and practical foundation in
classrooms.                                                                                   it very interesting that industrial partners   the mechanical, electrical and
                                                    •   industrial engineer
                                                                                              are involved in the curriculum making at       software aspects of robotics and
This degree will put you at the forefront to        •   mechanical engineer                   RMIT. The university brings us together and    mechatronics engineering. You will
understanding the electronic, mechanical and
                                                    •   process engineer                      asks, ‘What’s missing?’ So the curriculum      have the opportunity to apply your
smart control components that underpin the
                                                    •   product/project manager               becomes stronger and the students become       new-found knowledge to a real-life
                                                                                              more employable.                               engineering project while learning
                                                    •   technology consultant
You will develop a wide range of technical                                                                                                   with the latest technologies.
skills, plus abilities in management,
creative thinking, problem solving and              Long-term careers
communication. These skills make our                •   principal engineer/technical leader
graduates the target of some of the biggest
                                                    •   advanced/specialist engineer
global and local companies who have a
                                                    •   engineering manager/supervisor
growing demand for highly skilled labour.
                                                    •   director of engineering
                                                    •   director of technology
                                                    •   chief executive officer               Akshay Sharma                                  Dr Andrew Smith
                                                    •   chief technology officer              Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer,       Program Lead
                                                                                              Vulcan Augmetics
What you will study
                                                                                                                                                                                              Bachelor of Engineering
The diagram shows the advised program structure and progression:                                                                                                    (Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering) (Honours)

                    YEAR ONE                                                         YEAR TWO                                          YEAR THREE                                          YEAR FOUR
                    (Common First Year)

SEMESTER 1                                                           SEMESTER 4                                          SEMESTER 7                                                SEMESTER 10
 Engineering           Engineering          Introduction to           Engineering     Digital System   Electronics       Engineering           Design for     Research              Engineering       Program
 Mathematics           Computing 1          Professional              Mechanics       Design 1                           Design 3              Assembly and   Methods for           Capstone          elective
                                            Engineering                                                                                        Automation     Engineers             Project Part A

SEMESTER 2                                                           SEMESTER 5                                          SEMESTER 8                                                SEMESTER 11
 Engineering           Creative             Digital                   Engineering     Mathematics      Stress Analysis   Materials             Autonomous     Advanced              Program           Engineering
 Science               Engineering          Fundamentals              Design 2        for ECE                            Engineering           Systems        Robotics              elective          Capstone
                       CAD                                                                                                                                                                            Project Part B

SEMESTER 3                                                           SEMESTER 6                                          SEMESTER 9                                                SEMESTER 12
 Introduction          Advanced        General                        Introduction    Mechanical       Control           Program               Program        General               Professional
 to Electrical         Manufacturing   elective                       to Embedded     Design           Systems           elective              elective       elective              Engineering
 and Electronic        & Mechatronics:                                Systems                                                                                                       Experience
 Engineering           What We Make
                       and How We
                       Make It

                                                                                                                         Choose from the following program electives:
                                                                                                                         Computer Integrated Manufacturing     Electronic Engineering 3              Embedded Systems: Operating
* General elective’ refers to elective courses offered across the university.                                                                                                                        Systems & Interfacing
                                                                                                                         Automated System Design               Advanced Digital Design 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Big Data for Engineering
                                                                                                                         Signals and Systems 1                 Technology Leadership
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Data Structures & Algorithms
                                                                                                                         Electronic Circuits                   Embedded System Design and
                                                                                                                                                               Implementation                        Machine Learning

                                        In my team project, we created a robotic arm module for
                                        amputees. We joined with Vulcan Augmetics, a company which
                                        makes prosthetic arms. They helped us to choose a module that
                                        we could make for them. We discovered that the dishwashing
                                        industry was a major sector in the city. So we came up with an
     Mohamed Farshad                    arm module that an amputee could fit to their forearm and use it to
     Current student                    clean dishes. It works well.
Bachelor of Engineering
(Software Engineering) (Honours)                                                       In an example of students working
                                                                                       on projects with industry partners,
Program code BH120                       Intakes    February, June, October            watchmaker Fossil tasked students to
Duration             Four years          Location   Saigon South                       conduct research and testing into body-
                                                                                       heat batteries. Other industry interaction
                                                                                       includes guest lectures and tours to
                                                                                       companies such as Intel and Bosch.

As technology continues to evolve, software         Careers
engineers are in high demand in trending areas
of artificial intelligence, embedded systems,       Entry-level careers
robotics, virtual reality and big data.
                                                    •   system analyst
Software engineers apply engineering
                                                    •   IT consultant                  At Schneider, we believe access to energy and      Do you love solving problems?
principles and systematic methods to develop
                                                                                       digital is a basic human right. We empower         Does a career in technology
programs and operate data for computers and         •   mobile games developer
                                                                                       all to do more with less to ensure that ‘Life Is   excite you? If you answered ‘yes’
electronic equipment. They unite the theories       •   product development            On’ everywhere for everyone at every moment.       to these questions, a career in
and methods of computer science, engineering            programmer
                                                    •                                  Our collaboration with RMIT is a great example     software engineering may be
and mathematics to create software
                                                    •   software engineer              of how university-industry relations can offer     right for you. Studying software
applications, systems, hardware devices and
                                                    •   software developer             insights into our day-to-day business. Through     engineering at RMIT will give
telecommunication networks.
                                                                                       job shadowing, internships and other activities,   you all the skills and versatility
                                                    •   system engineer
In this program, you will build expertise                                              students gain comprehensive knowledge to           required to enter this exciting
in designing solution architectures and                                                help prepare them for the future.                  market. Our program covers a
                                                    Long-term careers
developing software and hardware solutions                                                                                                wide range of topics, from creating
in embedded systems, enterprise application         •   principal software engineer                                                       web sites and developing mobile
development, mobile device applications and         •   advanced/specialist engineer                                                      apps to working on embedded
big data analytics.                                                                                                                       systems and applying machine
                                                    •   project leader/manager
Being exposed to a range of experiences in                                                                                                learning and big data analytics.
                                                    •   director of engineering
these trending areas will help you to develop
                                                    •   chief technology officer
the skills and versatility you need to enter this
exciting employment marketplace.

                                                                                       Felicitas Huong Friedrich
This program has been accredited by                                                    Corporate Social Responsibility and
Engineers Australia, which is a signatory                                              Education Manager,
to the Washington Accord. This international                                           Schneider Electric
recognition enables graduates to practise                                                                                                 Joseph (Yossi) Nygate
as professional engineers in 18 countries,                                                                                                Program Lead
including the US, UK, China, New Zealand,
Japan, Korea and Singapore.
What you will study
                                                                                                                                                                                           Bachelor of Engineering
The diagram shows the advised program structure and progression:                                                                                                                  (Software Engineering) (Honours)

                    YEAR ONE                                                          YEAR TWO                                  YEAR THREE                                       YEAR FOUR
                   (Common First Year)

SEMESTER 1                                                          SEMESTER 4                                    SEMESTER 7                                              SEMESTER 10
Engineering           Engineering           Introduction to          Software          Object-        Practical   Engineering        Enterprise      Research              Engineering       Technology
Mathematics           Computing 1           Professional             Engineering       Oriented       Database    Design 3           Application     Methods for           Capstone          Leadership
                                            Engineering              Fundamentals      Programming    Concepts                       Development     Engineers             Project Part A
                                            Practice                 for IT

SEMESTER 2                                                          SEMESTER 5                                    SEMESTER 8                                              SEMESTER 11
Engineering           Creative              Digital                  Data              Introduction   General     Embedded           Engineering     Software              Program           Engineering
Science               Engineering           Fundamentals             Structures &      to Embedded    elective    Systems:           Quality         Engineering:          elective          Capstone
                      CAD                                            Algorithms        Systems                    Operating          Assurance and   Architecture                            Project Part B
                                                                                                                  Systems &          Testing         and Design

SEMESTER 3                                                          SEMESTER 6                                    SEMESTER 9                                              SEMESTER 12
Introduction          Software              General                  Embedded          Android        Program     iOS                Program         Program               Professional
to Electrical         Engineering           elective                 System            Development    elective    Development        elective        elective              Engineering
and Electronic        Design                                         Design and                                                                                            Experience
Engineering                                                          Implementation

                                                                                                                  Choose from the following program electives:
                                                                                                                  Network Fundamentals and            Enterprise and Cloud Networks         Security in Computing and
* ‘General elective’ refers to elective courses offered across the university.                                    Applications                                                              Information Technology
                                                                                                                                                      Real Time Systems Engineering
                                                                                                                  Practical Data Science                                                    Cloud Computing
                                                                                                                                                      Machine Learning
                                                                                                                  Digital System Design 1
                                                                                                                                                      Big Data for Engineering
                                                                                                                  Computer and Network Security

                                 I participated in an exchange program to Australia and completed an
                                 internship at Intel. After those experiences, I became confident that
                                 I wanted to work in software engineering. At RMIT, I’m surrounded
                                 by friends who have great drive and entrepreneurial mindsets. RMIT
                                 education is so well rounded that even an engineering student like
Tran Le Nha Tran                 me can develop enough business acumen to one day pursue my
Current student                  own startup.
Student projects                                                                                                                                          Check out more projects

Our students put their skills to the test in developing creative projects as part of their programs.
Here are some examples.

                                                                                                                                                    A team of engineering students
                                                                                                                                                    worked with start-up social
                                                                                                                                                    enterprise Vulcan Augmentics to
                                                                                                                                                    develop a prototype prosthetic
                                                                                                                                                    arm for amputees. The team,
                                                                                                                                                    consisting of Eshan Edirisinghe,
                                                                                                                                                    Pasan Dharmasiri, Mohamed
                                                                                                                                                    Farshad, Dat Tran and Loc
                                                                                                                                                    Tran, displayed the robotic arm
      A team of IT students developed a new style of surveillance camera that could be                                                              at RMIT’s Industry Networking
      adjusted via voice control technology Alexa. The team consisted of Tseng Chia                                                                 Night in June 2019.
      Fu, Nguyen Hoang Chuong, Pham Ngoc Minh Hang, Pham Minh Quang and Vo
      Thi Cam Linh. Their project enabled camera angles to be adjusted remotely and
      incorporated cloud storage and a web app for improved playback functionality.

                                                                                                       Phung Duc Thao, an Electrical and
                                                                                                       Electronic Engineering student, was
                                                                                                       recognised for his project work in
                                                                                                       developing a facial recognition monitoring
                                                                                                       system for retail management. He won
                                                                                                       Best Student Project Prize in the IT/
                                                                                                       engineering segment at the RMIT Industry
                                                                                                       Networking Night in June 2019. The
      Four IT students combined to develop a game called the ‘Unity 2D Endless                         monitoring system helps retailers improve
      Runner Game’ as part of a class project. The students, Truong Phu Cuong, Tram                    their customer satisfaction by displaying
      Ngov Khanh Vi, Nguen Le Thuy Linh and Tran Gia Huy, displayed their project for                  tailored advertisements.
      industry leaders at RMIT’s Industry Networking Night in June 2019.
Pathway programs
                                                                                                                                                                        Learn more about UniSTART

                      English for University                                              UniSTART
                      The English for University program is a seven-level                 UniSTART is an informal pathway into the                    Upon entering your full IT or engineering
                      program for learning English at RMIT, taking you                    IT and engineering programs, allowing you                   program, you will receive academic credit
                      from the level of ‘Beginner’ to ‘Advanced’.                         to combine English study with first-year                    for the undergraduate courses that you have
                      Delivered by native English-speaking teachers who                   undergraduate courses.                                      completed as part of UniSTART.
                      bring a wealth of experience to the classroom, the                  This pathway is ideal if you already have
                      program prepares you to successfully transition into                high-level English competency and want to
                      undergraduate studies. It focuses your development                  transition into your chosen degree program
                      in three essential skills areas:                                    while advancing your language skills further.

                         language skills
Levels of study          academic skills                                                  UniSTART (Information Technology)*
                         practical skills
     Beginner                                                                                SEMESTER                            ENGLISH                                        IT COURSES

                                                                                                                   English for University Pre-Advanced
                                                                                              Semester 1
                                     Learn more about English for University                                       (IELTS entry 5.5)
                                                                                                                   English for University Advanced A
                                                                                              Semester 2                                                           Mathematics for Computing
                                                                                                                   (IELTS entry 6.0)
                                                                                                                   English for University Advanced B               Introduction to Programming
                                                                                              Semester 3
                                                                                                                   (Advanced A prerequisite)                       Introduction to Information Technology


                                                                                          UniSTART (Engineering)*
                                                                                             SEMESTER                            ENGLISH                                ENGINEERING COURSES
                             UniSTART                     IELTS 5.5 (no band below 5.0)
   Pre-Advanced                                                                                                    English for University Pre-Advanced
                             pathway                                                          Semester 1
                                                                                                                   (IELTS entry 5.5)

                                                          IELTS 6.0 (no band below 5.5)                            English for University Advanced A
     Advanced                                                                                 Semester 2
                                                                                                                   (IELTS entry 6.0)
                                                                                                                                                                   Engineering Mathematics

                             Bachelor’s                                                                                                                            Engineering Computing 1
                                                          IELTS 6.5 (no band below 6.0)                            English for University Advanced B
                               degree                                                         Semester 3                                                           Introduction to Electrical
                                                                                                                   (Advanced A prerequisite)
                                                                                                                                                                   and Electronic Engineering

                                                                                          *UniSTART is an informal pathway into undergraduate study and is not a recognised higher education qualification.
Eligibility                                                                                                     International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
                                                                                                                               Undergraduate programs                           UniSTART for Technology

                                                                                                                               25 points minimum
                                                                                                                Academic                                                        24 points minimum
                                                                                                                               Plus Mathematics with a minimum score of 2
                                                                                                                               at Higher Level or 3 at Standard Level

   Undergraduate programs
                                                                                                                               Minimum of 4 in English A1 or A2 at Higher       Minimum of 3 in English A1 or A2 at Higher
                                                                                                                               Level (HL) or Standard Level (SL); or            Level (HL) or Standard Level (SL); or
  Academic requirements                         English requirements                                                           Minimum of 4 in English B at Higher Level        Minimum of 3 in English B at Higher Level
                                                                                                                requirements   (HL); or                                         (HL); or
                                                                                                                               Minimum of 5 in English B at Standard Level      Minimum of 4 in English B at Standard Level
                                                Successfully complete RMIT English for University Advanced or                  (SL)                                             (SL)
   High school graduation diploma
                                                complete one of the following English proficiency tests:
   A minimum GPA of 7.0/10.0, or                   IELTS (Academic) 6.5+ (no band below 6.0)
   equivalent, for Year 12
                                                   TOEFL iBT 79+ (with minimum score of 13 in Reading, 12 in    UK A Levels
   A minimum score of 6.0/10.0, or                 Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
   equivalent, in mathematics subjects             Pearson Test of English (Academic) 58+ (no communication
                                                                                                                               Undergraduate programs                            UniSTART for Technology
                                                   band below 50)
                                                                                                                               Minimum 7 points for 3 A level subjects
                                                   Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Proficiency (CPE)       Academic                                                         Minimum 4 points for 2 A Level
                                                                                                                requirements   Plus Mathematics (A Level) with a minimum         and 1 AS Level subjects
                                                   176+ (no band below 169)
                                                                                                                               score of C

                                                                                                                               UK IGCSE O Levels: C/4 or better in English – First Language or English Literature, or B/6 or
                                                                                                                               better in English – Second Language; or
                                                                                                                requirements   UK GCE A Levels: Achieve minimum C in an A Level subject that is taught and examined
                                                                                                                               solely in English (excludes language subjects and mathematics and music)

  Academic requirements                         English requirements
                                                                                                                United States
                                                Successfully complete RMIT English for University                              Undergraduate programs                               UniSTART for Technology
   High school graduation diploma               Upper-Intermediate or complete one of the following English
                                                proficiency tests:                                                             GPA 2.5/4; and one of:
   A minimum GPA of 6.0/10.0, or
   equivalent, for Year 12                         IELTS Academic 5.5+ (no band below 5.0)                                         a minimum SAT score of 1500 (out of 2400);
                                                                                                                Academic           or 1060 (out of 1600); or                         GPA 1.0/4
                                                   TOEFL iBT 50+ (with minimum score of 5 in Reading, 5 in
                                                   Listening, 14 in Speaking and 15 in Writing)                                    a minimum ACT composite score of 21
                                                   Pearson Test of English (Academic) 42+ (no communication                    Plus mathematics with a minimum score of C
                                                   band below 36)
                                                   Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or First (FCE) 162+        English        See the standard undergraduate programs’              See the standard UniSTART English
                                                   (no band below 154)                                          requirements   English requirements (page 50)                        requirements (page 50)
                                                   RMIT English Placement Test: Pre-Advanced

Note: TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson and Cambridge results are recognised for two years from the test date.
                                                                                                                Sri Lanka A Levels
                                                                                                                               Undergraduate programs                               UniSTART for Technology

                                                                                                                               Minimum 9 points for 3 A Level subjects
                                                                                                                Academic                                                             Minimum 3 points for 3 A Level subjects
                                                                                                                               Plus mathematics (A Level) with a minimum score
                                                                                                                               of C

                                                                                                                English        See the standard undergraduate programs’              See the standard UniSTART English
                                                                                                                requirements   English requirements (page 50)                        requirements (page 50)
Accommodation                                                                                            More accommodation information

On-campus residential facilities at Saigon South accommodate more than 100 students, offering a
safe and comfortable home away from home. All apartments are fully furnished and air-conditioned,
and residents have access to exclusive study spaces, kitchens and recreational areas.

                                                      Fee per student            Fee per student
             Room type                   Capacity
                                                    (one semester/16 weeks)         (four weeks)

  Single studio                               1        VND 39,000,000            VND 10,700,000

  Twin studio                                 2        VND 28,500,000             VND 8,000,000

  Three-bedroom apartment                     3        VND 33,500,000             VND 9,300,000

  Five-bedroom apartment                      5        VND 32,000,000             VND 8,800,000

* Prices quoted are for 2020

Inclusions                                          Services and facilities
   furnishing                                           on-site university management presence
   air-conditioning                                     reading rooms
   the cost of utilities, including electricity         a kitchen, with refrigerator, freezer,
   and water                                            microwave oven, electric cooktop and rice
   weekly services, including linen change              cooker, on each floor
   (sheet and pillowcase)                               printing lab with wireless printers,
   in-room wireless internet                            workstations, internet connection and
                                                        English-language software
   wireless connectivity to the printing lab
                                                        recreation room with television, board
   in-room telephone connection for external
                                                        games and a pool table
   and internal calls
                                                        external courtyard with outdoor seating and
   in-room safety box
                                                        laundry room with washing machine, dryers,
                                                        ironing board and iron
                                                        external clothes-drying area
                                                        access to university facilities, including the
                                                        food court, sports centre and playing fields
How to apply                                                                                    Get the full
At RMIT University Vietnam, there are three intakes each year:
                                                                                                Melbourne experience!
                                                                                                If you’re interested in doing a full program in Melbourne or transferring to an IT-related program
                                                                                                or an engineering-related program there (after completing the common first year in Vietnam),
      FE B RUARY                           J UNE/ J ULY              O C TO BE R
                                                                                                please consult with our staff here in Vietnam. You can submit an application directly through us!

Application process                                                                                 Engineering-related programs
                                                                                                    Advanced Manufacturing and Mechatronics                     Automotive
                                                                                                    Biomedical                                                  Aerospace
                                                                                                    Civil and Infrastructure                                    Chemical
 Submit             Receive                     Accept offer       Complete
                                                                   online enrolment                 Sustainable Systems                                         Telecommunications
 application        letter of offer             and pay deposit
                                                                                                    Environmental                                               Computer and Network
                                                                                                    Mechanical                                                  Electrical
                                                         Start your program at
                                                     RMIT University Vietnam!
                                                                                                    IT-related programs

Scholarship                                                                                         Information Technology
                                                                                                    Computer Science
                                                                                                    Software Engineering
RMIT Vietnam will offer more than 100 scholarships, at a total value of about 33 billion VND,
to new students in 2020.                                                                        RMIT in Melbourne has two semester intakes per year:

                Up-to-date scholarship information                                                    F E BR UA RY                        J ULY

Students can choose between the standard tuition fee or the fixed-fee program. Payments
are made each semester on a course-by-course basis.

                Up-to-date fee information                                                                       Explore what’s on offer at RMIT in Melbourne

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