The Australian Technology Network of Universities

Australian Technology Network of Universities (ATN)

The ATN brings together the most innovative and enterprising universities in Australia. Thanks to this network, RMIT Vietnam students are able to apply to spend a semester at one of our ATN university partners:

Curtin University

University of Technology Sydney

University of South Australia

Queensland University of Technology

Eligibility

In order to participate in the ATN Program, you must:

  • Be currently enrolled in a RMIT Bachelor or Master program.
    • For Bachelor students: Have completed at least 2 semesters of full time studies (72-96 credit points) for a Bachelor degree at RMIT.
    • For Master students: Have completed at least 1 semester of full time studies (36-48 credit points) for a Master degree at RMIT.
  • Complete a minimum number of credit points at the time of application closing:
  • Achieve a minimum GPA of 2.5/4.0 at the time of application.
  • Be 18 years of age or over at time of application.

More information about the program and application process can be found here.

Important dates and deadlines

  Semester 1 - 2023 Semester 2 - 2023
Study plan submission to Student Connect (*)
4 May 2022
19 October 2022
Mobi application opens 01 March 2022 01 August 2022 
Mobi application closes (**) 15 June 2022 30 November 2022

Note: 

(*) Study plan must be submitted to Student Connect for approval at least 6 weeks prior to the Mobi application deadline. 

(**) Application will be closed by 11:59 pm (Melbourne time).

How to register

Please follow the steps below to register for the ATN Program to a partner university of RMIT.

Global Experience Information Sessions will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the registration process for Global Mobility programs. Attending an information session is compulsory if you are planning on registering for ATN program.

The Info-session will take place around week 4 and week 10 and will be announced on our RMIT Vietnam Global Experience Fanpage.

You need to select one of the four RMIT ATN partners as your host institution.

To check if the partners offer courses that match with your program at RMIT Vietnam, please click here for Academic Information of RMIT ATN partners..

What to consider when selecting your preferred host institution? 

While selecting the preferred host institution for your ATN study, please ensure you have considered the following:

  • You meet the eligibility criteria for the ATN Program
  • The host institution offers sufficient courses that are available to ATN students in your study area, in the semester(s) that you will be studying at their campus.
  • The host institution offers courses in English or in a language of instruction for which you are eligible
  • The host institution offers additional services that you require; for example, disability support
  • The host country’s climate, culture, geographical situation, language(s) spoken and political situation
  • The estimated cost of living in your host country for the duration of your ATN study
  • The host institution offers accommodation options and/or services that suit your lifestyle and needs
  • Whether you can meet your academic, personal and professional goals during your ATN study if you attend this institution; for example, add a minor to your program/complete an internship and/or learn a new language and/or travel to other places etc.

Make sure you have researched and are happy with your choice of host institution before registering your interest.

In order to ensure that you have room in your program structure and to effectively research potential institutions, we recommend following the below steps:

  • Check your RMIT program structure
    • In order to determine how far you have progressed in your program and what courses you have remaining, consult with your Senior Student Advisor (Student Connect) and your Program Coordinator about how an ATN Program can fit into your current RMIT program structure.
    • It is possible to take courses at a host institution to meet the requirements of core courses, program electives or general electives.
  • Save your electives
    • Remember: Using general electives will reduce the complexity of your registration and increase the chances of your study plan being approved

In order to approve your study plan, your Program Coordinator may require information such as course descriptions, credit weighting and assessment requirements. Please follow the instructions in this  Study Plan guide to complete your  Study Plan (PDF, 403KB, 1p)

Then submit the following documents to Student Connect:

Assessment criteria of course equivalencies

Some host institutions do not release course descriptions until quite late. If this is the case, please base your research on courses offered in the previous year.

If you require additional information, please contact RMIT Global Experiences - do not contact the host institution directly at this stage to avoid any confusion caused.

We recommend you seek approval for a minimum equivalent of 60 RMIT credits in order to have some back-up options in case some courses are not available upon arrival at the host institution. 

Reach out to Senior Student Advisors at Student Connect for advice on Study Plan and course selection to match your program structure.

Note: 

  • The standard study load for an academic semester is 48 RMIT credit points
  • We recommend you seek approval for a minimum equivalent of 60 RMIT credits in order to have some back-up options in case some courses are not available upon arrival at the host institution

Credit equivalency of ATN Exchange partners is as below:

ATN Exchange Partner

Equivalent to 48 RMIT Credit Points

Equivalent to 12 RMIT Credit Points

UTS

24 UTS Credit Points

6 UTS Credit Points

UniSA

18 UniSA units

4.5 UniSA units

QUT

48 QUT Credits

12 QUT Credits

Curtin University

100 Curtin Credits

25 Curtin Credits

  • To register for ATN and submit your host institution preference, please create an account on Mobi, RMIT’s online application portal
  • Once you have created an account on Mobi, please log in and complete your registration for ATN program with your approved Study Plan by the deadline mentioned above

Note: Application will be closed by 11:59 pm (Melbourne time)

  • Following the ATN registration deadline, RMIT Global Experiences will assess your ATN registration and nominate you to a suitable host institution.
  • You will be informed via email once you're nominated.

Please note that a nomination by RMIT Global Experience is not an acceptance by the host institution. Acceptance by the host institution depends on your submission of a finalised and approved study plan, and successful application to the host institution as per our instructions.

Accept or withdraw your nomination

To accept your nomination, you must login to Mobi and choose ‘Commit’ your ATN Program nomination. Once you have accepted your nomination, an instruction of the next steps will be followed.

The Global Experiences team will provide you with specific application instructions for your nominated host institution. You will receive these instructions via Mobi after you are nominated for the program.

Following your application to your nominated host institution, your host institution will send notification of your application outcome, either to RMIT Vietnam Global Experience Office or directly to you. If the latter, please notify RMIT Vietnam Global Experience Office of the outcome of your application.

Only once you have received your official acceptance from the host institution, you could start making further travel arrangements, including flights and visas.

Pre-departure Session are facilitated by RMIT staff, Global Experience Peer Advisors and Global Experience Ambassadors.

The session is a great way to prepare for your global experience – it combines advice and first-hand experience from returned students, with tips and strategies from experts on your health for coping with the initial culture shock or unexpected situations.

There is an opportunity to address specific questions to the returned student panel at the end of the session.