RMIT launches two new programs in Hanoi campus

RMIT launches two new programs in Hanoi campus

Students looking to obtain world-class bachelor’s degrees in Fashion (Enterprise) and Software Engineering can do so in RMIT’s Hanoi campus from October 2023.

Both programs have been successfully delivered in RMIT’s Saigon South campus for several years.

These two disciplines are considered niche in that they attract students with highly specific learning needs and career aspirations, yet there are only few education institutions in the Northern region of Vietnam that offer international education to meet such demands.

The programs are the results of thorough market research and discussions with parents and students in Hanoi and Northern provinces. RMIT also consulted industry partners and co-designed the curriculum with industry experts.

The RMIT Bachelor of Fashion (Enterprise) and Bachelor of Engineering (Software Engineering) (Honours) programs will come to Hanoi with two scholarships worth 50% of the tuition fees.

Student with lecturer in fashion lab The Bachelor of Fashion (Enterprise) program develops creative leaders in the contemporary fashion industry.

Considering Vietnam’s GDP growth, expanding middle class, and demand for a tech-savvy and skilled workforce, RMIT University has determined fashion and software engineering as high-potential industries for further development in the country.

According to data from Statista, the Vietnamese fashion industry is estimated to generate US$2.36 billion in revenue by 2023. It is also expected to enjoy a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.09% between 2023 and 2027.

By enrolling in the Fashion (Enterprise) program at RMIT Hanoi campus, students can gain the knowledge and skills to become a creative leader in the contemporary fashion industry. They will focus on sustainable business models and develop an understanding of design and product development, retail and merchandising, customer relationship management and communication.

Students can participate in projects and do internships at leading fashion enterprises including Louis Vuitton, H&M, Uniqlo, etc.

RMIT campuses in Australia and partner institutions around the world such as London College of Fashion (UK), Fashion Institute of Technology (USA) and Amsterdam Fashion Institute (Netherlands) also welcome RMIT students on exchange programs.

Four students in a computer lab RMIT’s Software Engineering program helps to meet the local workforce demand by offering the skills and knowledge needed for a wide variety of career choices.

In the technology field, hiring demands remain strong in Vietnam despite massive layoffs in big tech companies across the globe.

According to the Hanoi Employment Service Centre, IT businesses were in need of recruiting 12,000-15,000 positions in the first quarter of 2023, particularly for jobs that require high expertise such as software developers.

Meanwhile the Vietnam IT market report - Tech Hiring 2022 by recruitment platform TopDev predicts that from 2022 to 2024, Vietnam will continue to be short of 150,000-195,000 developers/engineers annually.

Inbound foreign investment has also brought many opportunities, making Vietnam's IT labour market more vibrant than ever. In the past few years, big players in the technology industry such as Qualcomm Technologies, Google, Apple have opened representative offices or factories in Vietnam. Samsung and LG have built new R&D centres in Hanoi, whereas India's leading IT group HCL Technologies has approved a long-term investment plan in nearby Hung Yen province.

RMIT’s Software Engineering program helps to meet the local workforce demand by offering the skills and knowledge needed for a wide variety of career choices, such as front-end or back-end software engineer, engineers for embedded systems in electric automobiles, smart homes, manufacturing, game developer, data analyst, artificial intelligence engineer, machine learning engineer etc.

Graduates also have a great competitive advantage internationally as the program has provisional accreditation from Engineers Australia, a signatory to the International Engineering Alliance. This international recognition enables graduates to practice as professional engineers in signatory countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Japan, Korea and Singapore.

Further, first class honours graduates have the opportunity to apply for a PhD program without having to complete a master’s degree.

Learn more about our undergraduate programs and scholarships.

Story: Ngoc Hoang and Thuy Do

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