RMIT University Vietnam

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Royal Melbourne
Institute of Technology
RMIT University Vietnam
Motto một khuôn viên của The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Vietnamese)
Motto in English
Literally, 'a campus of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology'
Type private, international
Established 2001
Chancellor Dr Ziggy Switkowski
President Professor Gael McDonald
Vice-Chancellor Martin G. Bean
Academic staff
650 approx.
Students 6000 approx.
Location Hanoi
Ho Chi Minh City
, Vietnam Vietnam
10°43′46″N 106°41′43″E / 10.72944°N 106.69528°E / 10.72944; 106.69528Coordinates: 10°43′46″N 106°41′43″E / 10.72944°N 106.69528°E / 10.72944; 106.69528
Campus urban
Colours red, grey, white
Affiliations ASAIHL, ATN, GU8, OUA
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The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) is an Australian-based university operating in Vietnam, with two campuses located in Ho Chi Minh City and in Hanoi. The Vietnamese branch is officially known as RMIT University Vietnam (commonly referred to as RMIT Vietnam) and its Australian counterpart is known as RMIT University.


In 1998 RMIT in Australia invited by the Vietnamese Government to establish a fully foreign-owned university in Vietnam.[1] In 2000, RMIT was granted a licence by the Vietnamese Ministry of Planning and Investment to deliver undergraduate and postgraduate education, training and research.[1]

RMIT University Vietnam was officially founded in 2001, and commenced offering programs at its purpose-built campus in Ho Chi Minh City. In 2004, it established a second campus in the Vietnamese capital city of Hanoi.[1]

Since its foundation, RMIT University Vietnam has granted over 90 billion VND (approximately $4.5 million USD) in scholarships.[1]

RMIT University Vietnam has been awarded 10 Golden Dragon Award for its "excellence in education" by the Vietnamese Ministry of Trade since 2003.[2] It has also been awarded by the Australian Chamber of Commerce for its "innovation and community service" as well as received Certificates of Merit from the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee and the Hanoi Government.[1]

In 2008, RMIT International University received a Certificate of Merit from the Prime Minister of Vietnam, Nguyen Tan Dung, for its "educational achievements contributing to the social and economic development of Vietnam".[3]


All degree programs at RMIT International University are recognised by the Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training and are audited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency. The University's degrees are awarded by RMIT University in Australia.[1]

The resident President of the university in Vietnam is Professor Gael McDonald. The Chancellor of RMIT, Dr Ziggy Switkowski, is the Chancellor of both RMIT University and of RMIT University Vietnam. RMIT University's Vice-Chancellor, Martin G. Bean, is the corporate President of RMIT University Vietnam Holdings Pty. Ltd.

Campuses and Facilities[edit]

RMIT Saigon South[edit]

RMIT Saigon South

RMIT's Saigon South campus is located in Ho Chi Minh City, approximately 7 km from the city centre. The purpose-built facility was opened in 2001 and was designed by architectural firm Norman Day and Associates. Professor Norman Day is an Adjunct Professor of Architecture at RMIT University and also an alumnus of the university.

The East Wing of the campus houses its main academic centre and sporting fields, and the West Wing houses the university's administration offices, food and beverage outlets, a health clinic, the 'Melbourne Theatre' and the campus library.

In 2012, RMIT Vietnam opened its latest Academic Building - AB2. Stage 2, completed in 2009, included a sport and leisure centre, tennis courts, and residential buildings.[4]

In October 2011, RMIT opened English classes at a campus on Pham Ngoc Thach in District 3. The campus will also host business and IELTs classes.


The facility, at the University's Saigon South campus, is called the Beanland Library and Learning Commons, in honour of a former leader of RMIT University in Australia, Professor David Beanland, one of the people responsible for RMIT coming to Vietnam.

The library features a greatly expanded book collection, along with better access to many electronic databases from around the world, and a range of different spaces to allow for different kinds of study. The library features areas where discussion in small groups is encouraged. Other parts are designed for teaching and instruction by librarians specially trained in different study programs. Librarians will also conduct library tours to help new students make the best use of the latest facilities.

Many services offered across the university – such as support to improve student learning skills – will now be accessible from within the library itself.

RMIT Hanoi[edit]

RMIT's Hanoi campus opened in 2004 in a renovated multi-level building situated in the Van Phuc Compound in the diplomatic quarter of Hanoi. From March 2011, RMIT Hanoi has moved from the previous nine level building near the famous Temple of Literature, Hanoi (Văn Miếu Hà Nội) to Tower B of Handi Resco Building at 521 Kim Ma Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi to satisfy the increasing number of students at this campus.[5]

Programs of Study[edit]

The current offered programs include:

Diploma programs[edit]

  • Diploma of Commerce
  • Diploma of Design

Bachelor programs[edit]

  • Bachelor of Business (Accountancy)
  • Bachelor of Business (Information Systems) (Applied)
  • Bachelor of Business (Economics and Finance)
  • Bachelor of Business (Entrepreneurship)
  • Bachelor of Business (International Business)
  • Bachelor of Business (Management)
  • Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication)
  • Bachelor of Design (Digital Media)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronics) (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Software Engineering) (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Fashion (Merchandise Management)

Postgraduate programs[edit]

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Business Administration (Executive)
  • Master of International Business

Student life[edit]

RMIT University Vietnam's campuses currently have a combined student population of approximately 6000 students, with international students from Australia, China, France, Germany, Malaysia, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States, as well as other countries.[1]

Across the (Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City) campuses students have access to over 30 student clubs that cover diverse interests English, photography, dance, entrepreneurship, business, accountancy, Aikido, San Shou, SIFE, the environment and more.

Events and parties are held by student clubs and the Student Council (SC) throughout the year.


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