Global experience study plan

The study plan is a signed agreement to approve the course credits you will earn during your global experience.

Learn how to complete your study plan for:

Follow these steps to complete and submit your study plan for Cross-campus to RMIT Melbourne or RMIT Interlocation in Asia programs. 

 

Step 1: Check your remaining courses at RMIT Vietnam 

Go to the Online enrolment system (OES) and check what courses you can take for the exchange program. They should be courses that you have not completed and have not planned to study at RMIT Vietnam until the exchange semester. 

It is recommended that you save your General Electives (GE) for the exchange program. 

 

Step 2: Search and select for courses at RMIT Melbourne/RMIT Inter-location in Asia 

To find more detailed information about a course and its prerequisites, you can enter the course code into the HE Course Guides.  

Notes:

  • Choose the appropriate level of study that corresponds to your academic level (e.g., Undergraduate for Bachelor level and Postgraduate for Master level). 
  • Ensure that you satisfy the necessary prerequisites based on your academic history at RMIT Vietnam. 
  • Check “Teaching periods” column to see if your preferred courses are normally taught in the semester you apply. 
  • All courses are subject to availability and can change without notice. 
  • Provide up to 6 courses (cross-campus to RMIT Melbourne) or a minimum equivalent of 60 RMIT credits (RMIT Interlocation in Asia) each semester to ensure you have sufficient back-up options. 
  • For cross-campus students, you are required to enroll as a full-time student while you are in Australia. The full-time enrolment load is 48 credit points per semester. Only students with compassionate and compelling circumstances (e.g., their program structures differ between campuses, they only have 36cps of courses to select and/or they are only approved to take 36cps) can apply for a reduced enrolment load. 
  • For Interlocation students, you are required to meet the full-time load from both RMIT and host institutions, which are 36-48 credit points per exchange semester.

 

Step 3: Fill in Study Plan form(s) 

If you are going to exchange for two semesters, you need to complete two study plans, one for each semester. 

 

Step 4: Submit your Study Plan(s) to Student Connect Online Portal for approval 

Student Connect Online Portal

Write your study plan request (exchange programs, duration of semesters, etc.) in the "Description of Enquiry" and attach your Study Plan(s) before you click “Submit”. 

Study Plans must be submitted to Student Connect following the timeline on Cross-campus to RMIT Melbourne or RMIT Interlocation in Asia

Follow these steps to complete and submit your study plan for Exchange to a partner university or the Australian Technology Network of Universities (ATN)

 

Step 1: Check your remaining courses at RMIT Vietnam  

Go to the Online enrolment system (OES) and check what courses you can take for the exchange program. They should be courses that you have not completed and have not planned to study at RMIT Vietnam until the exchange semester. 

It is recommended that you save your General Electives (GE) to broaden your options of what you can study whilst on exchange and make the process of getting a study plan approved further down the track a lot easier. 

 

Step 2: Search and select courses at the partner university 

Browse your preferred host institution’s website via Mobi Outbound page to search for courses on offer to exchange students that match your RMIT Vietnam courses. 

For your study to be considered, you are required to provide and source course guides for all the courses that you are seeking approval. The detailed course guides must include the following components: 

  • Course code: Partner institution’s course code is different from RMIT Vietnam’s course code. 
  • Course learning outcomes: skills, knowledge and application achieved from learning this course. 
  • Course content: topics and activities covered in the course. 
  • Volume of learning: the number of in-class hours per week and the number of teaching weeks per semester. 
  • Assessment approach: assignments? Examinations? Other assessment criteria. 
  • Pre-requisites: specific course requirements. If one or more requirements are not fulfilled prior to the exchange semester, the selected course will be rejected by the Program Manager. 

In case the host institution has not yet released course guides, you can research based on courses offered in the previous year. If you require additional information from partner institutions, please contact Global Experience Office at mobility@rmit.edu.vn

Students are required to meet the minimum full-time load per exchange semester from both RMIT and host institutions. For RMIT, it is 36-48 credit points, and for host institutions, please check it on the Credit Equivalency section of host institutions on Mobi Outbound page. You can provide 6 to 8 courses to ensure you have sufficient back-up options.

 

Step 3: Fill in Study Plan form(s) and Course Guide template 

If you are going to exchange for two semesters, you must complete two study plans, one for each semester. You are also required to submit separate study plans for each of your exchange partner preferences. 

Step 4: Submit your Study Plan(s) and Course Guides to Student Connect Online Portal for approval  

Student Connect Online Portal

Write your study plan request (exchange programs, duration of semesters, etc.) in the "Description of Enquiry".

Attach the following documents before you click “Submit”. 

  1. A completed study plan; 
  2. A completed course guide template; 
  3. Detailed course guides for all discipline-specific courses you wish to get approved (Course equivalency assessment will not be processed without detailed course guides from host institutions). 

Study Plans must be submitted to Student Connect following the timeline on Exchange to partners worldwide or The Australian Technology Network of Universities

The outcome of the Study Plan will be released within 20 working days, excluding public holidays and weekends. In case you wish to make changes to your approved Study Plan, the Additional Study Plan will only be considered under the following circumstances:

  • The approved original study plan does not include enough credits for a full-time study load.
  • There are changes in the course schedule at the host institution when the student performs actual enrolment for exchange (course not available, etc.)
  • There are changes in the student's actual enrolment in RMIT Vietnam before the exchange semester that affect the exchange study plan.
  • Other circumstances outside of the student's control that make it impossible to follow the original study plan

Contact Student Connect for Study Plan support

For additional support, you can book an appointment with a Senior Student Advisor under the 'Course and Program Advice' service, or log an enquiry on Online Portal, and we will respond to you as soon as possible (please log in with your RMIT ID).

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