RMIT University Vietnam has recently introduced the Bachelor of Information Technology (IT) program to its campus in Hanoi for the very first time.
Launched on 17 October, the new program is expected to meet the increasing demand for highly skilled IT professionals. The first intake of students will commence their studies in February 2014.
RMIT Vietnam's Bachelor of IT degree is accredited to the professional level with the Australian Computer Society (ACS), which has reciprocal membership agreements worldwide.
Within the duration of three years, students in the Bachelor of IT program will develop a strong foundation in programming and information technology fundamentals, while also having the opportunity to study outside the realm of IT and gain a range of other skills.
"In response to what employers are seeking in IT professionals, we integrate soft skills, project management skills together with Linux and Internet security knowledge into our Bachelor of Information Technology program," Head of IT Department Dr. Anna Shillabeer said.
According to Dr. Shillabeer, the number of RMIT Vietnam's IT graduates finding employment with major companies, in Vietnam and abroad, such as Intel, Microsoft, CSC, Global CyberSoft, TMA Solutions, FPT, and TRG International have confirmed the success of the program's approach.
"We are excited that the launch of the IT program at the Hanoi campus will produce more quality IT experts for this growing industry."
RMIT IT program alumnus Le Xuan Bach, programmer and system controller of Viettel, said: "The teaching methods at RMIT encourage me to think independently, to work on projects in teams, to develop communication and leadership abilities. Thanks to that, I was able to adapt quickly to the workplace environment and got promoted to work in big projects within one month.
"The projects we did at RMIT were very practical and integrated with the latest technology. That's why graduates of the program can work at any organisations."
The Bachelor of IT program at RMIT Vietnam also admits students who have completed the diploma program of Aptech. On graduation, students will receive the internationally-recognised degree awarded by RMIT.
The deadline to apply for the next intake of the Bachelor of IT program is 13 December 2013.