Students from RMIT Vietnam’s long-standing partner Sri Lanka Technological Campus (SLTC) will be able to complete the Foundation Studies Science stream in Colombo, Sri Lanka starting this September.
SLTC is a well-established institute specialising in electronics, telecommunications and computing. It offers four-year bachelor’s degrees in engineering and technology.
As part of an existing relationship between the universities, credit earned in the SLTC Bachelor of Engineering is recognised in various bachelor's degrees in Melbourne and Vietnam.
This enables students to continue their studies at either RMIT Vietnam or RMIT Melbourne.
The establishment of the Foundation Studies program in Sri Lanka is a collaboration between RMIT Vietnam and RMIT Training. RMIT Training is an RMIT University owned company and provides a range of education solutions to students, academics and professionals around the world.
RMIT Training Chief Executive Officer Rachel Holthouse commented: “For many students in Sri Lanka this will be welcome news as it provides a cost effective way to help them realise their dream of studying at an Australian University.”
“Given that Foundation Studies students are generally under 18, it allows families to stay together while students are younger, while still providing them with all the advantages that the Foundation Studies program offers.”
President of RMIT Vietnam Professor Gael McDonald commented on the value of mobility at RMIT.
“We believe this partnership provides a unique opportunity for students in Sri Lanka to continue their studies internationally, and not just in Australia, but also creating eligibility at other RMIT locations in Vietnam and Singapore,” she said.
“Mobility plays a key part of the value proposition that RMIT offers and flexibility in locations is one of the real benefits in choosing a program at RMIT.”
The RMIT Foundation Studies program takes students directly into higher education degree programs and ensures students are ready for university life and study. The program is one-year, full-time and comprises eight subjects.
Students at SLTC will be studying the Foundation Studies Science stream which prepares them to enter a full range of engineering fields such as electrical, aerospace, automotive, chemical and biomedical, as well as information technology.
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