Bachelor of Engineering (Software Engineering) (Honours)

Program code



4 years




Application deadlines

23 February

11 October


RMIT Saigon South

RMIT Hanoi city


With technology constantly changing, software engineers are in high demand in the trending areas of artificial intelligence, embedded systems, robotics, virtual reality and big data.

Software engineers apply engineering principles and systematic methods to develop programs and operate data for computers and electronic equipment.

You will unite the theories and methods of computer science, engineering, and mathematics to create software applications, systems, hardware devices and telecommunication networks. You will also learn the important soft skills that are in-demand across industry, in order to effectively communicate across stakeholders, departments and teams. In this way, you not only learn the necessary technical proficiencies, you also gain the capability to lead within an organisation.

The common first year provides a chance to develop your passion in the fundamentals of engineering before deciding which specialisation – at RMIT in Vietnam or in Melbourne – to pursue from your second year onward.  You can also choose from a range of technical or business minors to expand your knowledge and explore your capabilities.

Program structure

The structure displayed shows the advised program structure and progression. 

Note: The program structure shown above represents the structure of intakes commencing from October 2023. You can access the old program structure here.

Learning, teaching and assessment

  • The Bachelor of Engineering (Software Engineering) (Honours) program is delivered through lectures, workshops, projects, group work and industry placements.
  • Assessments will vary with each course but may include examinations, assignments, reflective journals, in-class tests, laboratory reports and group projects.

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.

RMIT provides world-class blended learning with both face-to-face and online experiences in a global network, a supportive community, and real-world skills.

Career prospects

Upon graduating, you will be ready to step into a career in designing, building, and maintaining software solutions for the world. 

Entry-level careers:

  • Frontend or backend software engineer 
  • Full-stack software engineer
  • Mobile software engineer
  • Embedded software engineer
  • Application developer
  • Game developer
  • Software developer and tester
  • Data analyst
  • Data engineer or artificial intelligence engineer
  • Machine learning engineer 

Long-term careers:

  • Project manager
  • Software engineering manager
  • Software architect
  • Software engineering director
  • Chief technology officer
  • Chief data officer
  • Chief executive 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 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 aimed at producing practical and theoretical outcomes that build on existing knowledge.

Further studies

When you successfully complete this program, you may be eligible for direct entry into an RMIT Master’s degree by Research or Doctoral (PhD) program. 



Payments can be made each semester, on a course-by-course basis.

Fee program

Annual tuition fee 

(based on full time study load - 8 courses)

Whole program fee

(32 courses - 384 credits)


13,664 USD (indicative USD fee) ~ 318,633,500 VND 54,654 USD (indicative USD fee) ~ 1,274,534,000 VND


  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.
  5. Tuition fees and medical insurance fees are subject to change without notice.


For new Engineering students enrolling in 2023 at Saigon South campus:

As part of RMIT’s workforce development initiative, new students enrolling in 2023 for one of these programs: Engineering (Electronic and Computer Systems Engineering) (Honours), Bachelor of Engineering (Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering) (Honours) or Bachelor of Engineering (Software Engineering) (Honours) at Saigon South campus will receive a 10% discount on tuition fees and save around VND 120 million (and can be combined with scholarship).

For new Bachelor of Engineering (Software Engineering) (Honours) students enrolling in 2023 at Hanoi campus:

New students enrolling in 2023 at Hanoi campus for Bachelor of Engineering (Software Engineering) (Honours) will receive a 20% discount on tuition fees and save around VND 240 million (and can be combined with a scholarship).

The figure shown is not the reduced fee. Please refer to our tuition fee discounts page for the full list of discounts, and terms and conditions.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements

  • Vietnamese Upper Secondary School (High School) Graduation Diploma with a minimum GPA of 7.0/10.0 for Grade 12 (For other international qualifications please view entry requirements by country​; and
  • A minimum score of 6.0/10.0 (or equivalent) in Grade 12 Mathematics subject.

Academic pathway

English requirements

Successfully complete RMIT Vietnam 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)
  • C1 Advanced (formerly known as Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)) or C2 Proficiency (formerly known as Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)) 176 (no less than 169 in any component)

For other recognised English results, please view English equivalency requirements.


Previous study and proficiency tests are recognised for two years from the completion date or test date to the program commencement date unless stated otherwise.

Where you have achieved more than one form of English language proficiency only the most relevant achievement will be considered in the admission decision.

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

English Pathways

Don't meet the English language test scores? Successfully complete English for University for entry into this program.

Credit transfer

Come from a partner institution? RMIT has pathway arrangements with many partner institutions around the world. If your institution has a pathway arrangement with RMIT, you may be able to receive credit and reduce the time it will take to complete your preferred RMIT program. 

Find out if your institution has a pathway arrangement with RMIT.

If you have qualifications from an institution that is not an RMIT partner, credit into your RMIT program will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

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

How to apply

1. Find your program

2. Check your eligibility

3. Prepare your documents

4. Submit your application

RMIT’s standard closing dates for receiving applications for each semester is published on the important dates for students page. Please note, RMIT’s offer is subject to the availability of places in each program and applications to competitive programs may close when program quotas fill before published deadlines. As such, applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.