BH120 - Bachelor of Engineering (Software Engineering) (Honours)

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Plan: BH120 - Bachelor of Engineering (Software Engineering) (Honours)
Campus: RMIT University Vietnam


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Bachelor of Engineering (Software Engineering) (Honours)
Award abbreviation: BEng(SoftEng)(Hon)
Total credit points: 384
Career: UGRD
Duration: 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Location: VNMRI RMIT University Vietnam
Owning school: School of Science, Engineering, and Technology (860H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 031305
CRICOS code:

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Purpose of the Program

Software engineering is the study and application of engineering methodologies and practices to the design, development, and maintenance of software and embedded systems. This program also focuses on technology management and engineering project management.

The BH120 Bachelor of Engineering (Software Engineering)(Honours) provides you with an internship opportunity at the end of the program. In addition, in a number of cases industry has provided direct support by donating laboratory equipment. You may also be able to undertake an industry-sponsored design project in your final year.

You will undertake a capstone experience in the courses OENG1183 Engineering Capstone Project Part A and OENG1185 Engineering Capstone Project Part B, in which you will conduct an independent research project that can be analytical, experimental, design or computational in nature (or some combination of these).

With a Bachelor of Engineering (Software Engineering) (Honours) you can be competitive for many mid-level positions in software development as well as for jobs in related fields like cybersecurity. You can apply for positions in the business, communications, healthcare and gaming industries. You can also work on embedded software projects. This type of software is used in virtually every industry, from medicine to aeronautics. Professionals who are new to the field often start out as programmers and work their way up to positions of greater responsibility, including as a software architect or project manager. Even at the entry level, employers sometimes specify that applicants should be knowledgeable about all stages of project work. Employers may be educational companies, publishers, credit unions, or even search engine giants. Companies such as Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft hire strong candidates at the bachelor’s level for a range of positions. In addition, senior projects and internships will give you opportunities to solve real-world problems and often lead to job offers after graduation.

The program is primarily delivered face to face on campus at RMIT Vietnam. 

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Articulation and pathways

As a successful graduate of this program, you may (upon application) be eligible to proceed to a coursework Masters degree in Software Engineering or related fields, or even to a research degree including Masters by Research or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).  Acceptance into these programs would be subject to each program's entry requirements.

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Entrance requirements

Very Important: This plan is being phased out. 

BH120 Bachelor of Engineering (Software Engineering) (Honours) plan has been discontinued and will no longer accept new students from trimester 3 2023.

Program entry requirements

Successful completion of a Vietnamese high school certificate with a minimum overall average score of 7 from all graded subjects taken in the final year of Senior High School, or equivalent. High school mathematics with a minimum score of 6.

For information on international qualifications and corresponding entry requirements that are equivalent to Australian academic entry requirements, see the Country equivalents web page.

English language requirements

A minimum IELTS (Academic module) overall score of 6.5, with no band below 6.0; or equivalent.   

For equivalents to English entry requirements, see the English equivalents web page.

If you do not meet the above English language requirements you may be offered pre-program English (for one or two semesters) which can be combined in a pathways program into BH120 if both English and the mathematics prerequisites are not met.

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External accreditation and industry links

The Bachelor of Engineering (Software Engineering) (Honours) is provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia. Engineers Australia is the professional body responsible for the accreditation of higher education programs that prepare students to practise as professional engineers. Engineering programs normally go through two stages of accreditation: 

  • Provisional accreditation – Engineers Australia evaluates the program content, structure, delivery and assessment methods. On successful evaluation, the new program is awarded provisional accreditation status. 
  • Full accreditation – Once the program has a cohort of graduates, Engineers Australia re-evaluates it:  this time with a view to awarding full accreditation. Engineers Australia is a signatory to the Washington Accord. This means that programs with full accreditation are internationally recognised and graduates are able to practise as professional engineers in many countries around the world.

The School of Science & Technology has extensive links with industry to facilitate work integrated learning, industry student placements, and industry experience. The Industry Advisory Committee for this program includes representatives of a number of international companies operating in software engineering and this committee works closely with staff and students in the School.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Resources available from the Library

As part of the program you will have access to specialist laboratories with relevant hardware and software.

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University Vietnam you may access the services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. Resources include collections of books, periodicals and other course related materials.

You can find more information on library resources and services at:

This program is administered by the Vietnam campus of RMIT and you may access online learning tools for your program and associated courses via the learning management system for the Vietnam campus.

New laboratories have been built for this program at RMIT Vietnam and equipped with specialised equipment, to support the relevant teaching and learning activities. You will have access to modern computers and equipment that you are likely to use in industry.

Learning services available to you as a student at RMIT

RMIT Vietnam provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals. 

Services are available face to face and online to assist with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling support if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and University governance
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