Bachelor of Engineering (Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering) (Honours)

Program code



4 years






Application deadlines

31 January

5 July

30 September



RMIT Saigon South


This program prepares you for a career in the growing field of robotics and mechatronics – a field that will set engineering trends for the next decade.

Developments in robotics and mechatronics are reshaping the modern world, with automation and smart devices changing the ways that we do things in the home, on the streets, in the factories and in the classrooms.

This degree will put you at the forefront to understanding the electronic, mechanical and smart control components that underpin the discipline. 

You will develop a wide range of technical skills, plus abilities in management, creative thinking, problem solving and communication. These skills make our graduates the target of some of the biggest global and local companies who have a growing demand for highly skilled labour.

Program structure

Year one

Semester 1

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Engineering Computing 1
  • Introduction to Professional Engineering Practice

Semester 2

  • Engineering Science
  • Creative Engineering CAD
  • Digital Fundamentals

Semester 3

  • Introduction to Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Advanced Manufacturing and Mechatronics: What We Make and How We Make It
  • General elective

Year two

Semester 4

  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Digital System Design 1
  • Electronics

Semester 5

  • Engineering Design 2
  • Mathematics for ECE
  • Stress Analysis

Semester 6

  • Introduction to Embedded Systems
  • Mechanical Design
  • Control Systems

Year three

Semester 7

  • Engineering Design 3
  • Design for Assembly and Automation
  • Research Methods for Engineers

Semester 8

  • Materials Engineering
  • Autonomous Systems
  • Advanced Robotics

Semester 9

  • Program elective
  • Program elective
  • General elective

Year four

Semester 10

  • Engineering Capstone Project Part A
  • Program elective

Semester 11

  • Program elective
  • Engineering Capstone Project Part B

Semester 12

  • Professional Engineering Experience


* ‘General elective’ refers to elective courses offered across the university.

Choose from the following program electives:

  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  • Automated System Design
  • Signals and Systems 1
  • Electronic Circuits
  • Electronic Engineering 3
  • Advanced Digital Design 1
  • Technology Leadership
  • Embedded System Design and Implementation
  • Embedded Systems: Operating Systems & Interfacing
  • Big Data for Engineering
  • Data Structures & Algorithms
  • Machine Learning

Learning, teaching & assessment

  • Teaching methods include face-to-face delivery, tutorials, workshops, and industry internships (Work Integrated Learning). 
  • Ongoing assessment throughout each semester may include examinations, essays, reports, presentations, laboratory reports, group projects and practical assignments.


Graduates compete for mid-level positions in industrial robotics or automation design. Newcomers to the field typically begin their careers as engineers before transitioning into senior roles.

Entry-level careers

  • mechatronic engineer
  • automation engineer
  • industrial engineer
  • mechanical engineer
  • process engineer
  • product/project manager
  • technology consultant

Long-term careers

  • principal engineer/technical leader
  • advanced/specialist engineer
  • engineering manager/supervisor
  • director of engineering
  • director of technology
  • chief executive officer
  • chief technology officer


Honours is a pathway to higher research degrees and is located at Level 8 of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). An Honours degree provides a distinctive competitive advantage in the international job market.

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) at RMIT University Vietnam is a four year program (full-time). It incorporates a Bachelor degree and additional study to develop your research, analytical and communication skills. This type of Honours study is embedded throughout the degree program.

Honours may be also be available in other programs as one year of additional study, which includes a thesis. This type of Honours program is designed for high achieving students with the potential to undertake independent research. Under the general guidance of a supervisor, you will plan, develop, and report on a research project which is aimed at producing practical and theoretical outcomes that build on existing knowledge.

The following program learning outcomes are based on Engineers Australia's 'Stage 1' competency standards.

Knowledge and Skill Base

  • Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline.
  • Conceptual understanding of mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics and computer & information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.
  • In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.
  • Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline.
  • Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline.
  • Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline.

Engineering Application Ability

  • Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.
  • Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.
  • Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.
  • Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects.

Professional and Personal Attributes

  • Ethical conduct and professional accountability
  • Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
  • Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
  • Professional use and management of information.
  • Orderly management of self, and professional conduct.
  • Effective team membership and team leadership.


Students can choose standard fee or fixed fee program. Payments can be made each semester, on a course-by-course basis.

(*) Fixed Fees are offered to brand new students who would like to fix their course tuition fees for a specified period of a Higher Education degree program. The fixed fee program guards against potential fee increases and currency fluctuations. 

(**) For new Engineering students enrolling in 2020:

A 35% rebate on tuition fees is available for the three undergraduate Engineering programs in 2020, as part of RMIT’s workforce development initiative. Apply for this program and save around VND 404 million. 

The offer is available to new students enrolling in 2020. The figure shown in the table above is not the reduced fee.


  1. The duration of programs is flexible and can be adapted on an individual basis upon enrolment.
  2. Program fees are priced and invoiced in Vietnam Dong (VND).
  3. Payment in other currencies will be converted to VND at the exchange rate on that day. Bank transfer is the preferred method of payment.
  4. The fees in USD are ONLY applicable to those international students who arrange for payment from overseas, as per Circular No. 32/2013/TT-NHNN.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements

  • High school graduation diploma with a minimum GPA of 7.0/10.0 for Grade 12, and with a score of 6.0/10.0 or more in Mathematics subject; for other international qualifications please view entry requirements by country(link is external)​; or
  • Successfully complete the UniSTART (Engineering) with a minimum GPA of 1.0/4.0
  • If you have completed or partially completed a similar program at another institution you may be accepted with some academic credit, or exemptions, being granted toward this program.

English requirements

Successfully complete RMIT English Advanced or complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5+ (no band below 6.0)
  • TOEFL iBT 79+ (with minimum score of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) 58+ (no communication band below 50)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Proficiency (CPE) 176+ (no band below 169)

For other international English entry requirements, please view English equivalency requirements.

Note: TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson and Cambridge results are recognised for two years from the test date. RMIT English results are recognised for one year from the test date.

Please contact the RMIT Vietnam Student Recruitment team for more information.

How to apply