Raffles College of Design and Commerce (“RCDC”) is a unique education provider based in Sydney, Australia specialising in design, visual communication and commerce. The college delivers higher education and vocational programs from Certificate courses through to Bachelor and Masters degrees.
RCDC has more than 30 years of history (formerly known as KvB Institute of Technology) and became part of RafflesEducationCorp in 2005. The college prides itself on its industry-relevant curriculum and has consistently produced graduates who are well respected and successful in their creative careers. With a team of lecturers who are active in their field of expertise, students are updated on the latest industry trends and demands on a real-time basis.
RCDC’s aim is to equip students with a strong set of skills, knowledge and a mindset of continuous learning which enables its graduates to enter the workforce confidently and continue to grow and develop as their career advances. The focus is on the
students - their individual ambition and talent, as well as professional and personal developments.
Cambodia, Phnom Penh
Recognising a demand for Creative Design and Professional Business education in Cambodia, Raffles International College, Phnom Penh was established to offer courses in Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing & Management, Visual Communication, Interior Design, Multimedia Design, Digital Design, and Tourism and Hospitality Management.
Lessons are conducted in English by a mix of local and international faculty who are professionals in their field of expertise. The college’s aim is to equip students with a strong set of skills and the ability to keep learning, thus enabling them to enter the industry confidently and continue to grow and develop as their career advances.
Raffles Changzhou International College was the 12th college set up by RafflesEducationCorp in the Asia-Pacific region. The curriculum and teaching pedagogy mirrors that adopted by many Commonwealth countries and is modeled after the main college’s curriculum setup.
Apart from the foundational classes taught by local lecturers, lessons are conducted in English by foreign lecturers. First-year students receive additional scaffolding with teaching assistants providing translations to minimise language barriers and aid their learning experience.
The supportive environment not only allows students to build up their confidence and proficiency in English, but also promotes interaction and cross-cultural exchange.
Raffles Changzhou International College is located within the Changzhou University Park, equipped with state-of-the-art facilities. Staff members share the college’s vision of building the best future possible for all Raffles students.
Guangzhou is the capital city of Guangdong Province, and the centre of its political, economic, scientific, educational and cultural developments. Guangzhou is also the third largest city in China and host city for the recent 2010 16th Asian Games. Raffles Design Institute, Guangzhou was established in 2002 and ratified by the Guangzhou Government and Guangzhou Bureau of Education. It is also the first full-time Higher Education Institute where all courses are conducted in English by foreign lecturers in Guangdong Province.
Over the years, the College has created a unique learning environment and is committed to delivering high quality education in the field of design and business management. Located at the heart of Huan Shi Zhong Lu’s shopping district and near to Guangzhou’s most remarkable historical spot – Yue Xiu Park, the College’s convenient central location and designer interior space with state-of-the-art facilities make studying at the campus an enjoyable and rewarding experience.
China, Hong Kong
Raffles School of Continuing Education, Hong Kong advocates life-long learning and constantly strives to meet the changing and diverse needs of the Hong Kong community. Located in the central business district of Wanchai and just five minutes’ walk away from a MTR station, the campus is highly accessible.
The college’s programmes are registered with the Hong Kong Education Department under the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance and is registered with the Hong Kong Education Bureau.
Hong Kong balances a modernised way of life with traditional Chinese practices. It is frequently described as a place where "East meets West", reflecting the culture's mix of the territory's Chinese roots with influences from its time as a British colony. The Hong Kong Government is a strong supporter of education, the arts and design, supporting cultural institutions such as the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, the Hong Kong Museum of Art and the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.
RafflesEducationCorp owns and operates Oriental University City (”OUC”), a self-contained campus of 1 million square metres in Langfang, Hebei Province, China. OUC is approximately 50km away from Beijing.
The Group's NES college - Oriental Institute of Technology - is located in OUC. The OUC campus provides education services to six other leading universities and colleges with an additional student population of over 19,000. Notable education institutions include the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, China Civil Aviation Management Institute and Peking University Founder Technology College.
Higher education and auxiliary education services will be incorporated into the OUC business model to establish it as a tertiary vocational and technical education campus.
This extension in business model allows OUC to meet the strong and increasing demand in China for highly-skilled employees with professional qualifications.
Established in 1994, Raffles Design Institute, Shanghai is a collaboration between Singapore's Raffles Design Institute and Dong Hua University, China. The college enjoys pioneer status as one of the earliest approved Sino-Foreign Joint Venture Schools in Shanghai, China.
Raffles Design Institute, Shanghai is located within the campus of Dong Hua University, one of the most prestigious top-ranking universities in China. The college enrolled its first intake of students in March 1995 and has seen a rapid rise in student population to more than 3000 today.
Raffles Design Institute, Shanghai is committed to nurturing creative talents and design management expertise for the arts and design industry. Over the years, the college has built up a strong reputation for producing the most talented young designers and creative professionals in the region.
Tianjin University of Commerce Boustead College was officiated in October 2002. The college offers higher education and skills training programmes that lead to nationally-recognised and internationally-recognised tertiary qualifications. Boustead College also offers degree programmes in Business Administration, Computer Science & Information Technology, and Literature & Arts. Boustead College has a well-located state-of-the-art campus that provides facilities to students from living quarters to sporting fields and from technical laboratories to a comprehensive library.
Tianjin is China's third largest city, a municipality city with a population of about 12 million. The city is a major commercial and industrial centre, as well as the biggest port in northern China. Tianjin is best known for its street scene of colonial buildings, a residue of its status as a Treaty Port after 1858. Raffles Design Institute, Tianjin is a joint project between Tianjin University of Commerce Boustead College and Raffles Design Institute, Singapore.
The school is situated in Tianjin University of Commerce Boustead College campus. The college was set up in September 2008 and licensed under the Tianjin Education Bureau. At Raffles Design Institute, Tianjin, the student experience is unlike any other university or college. Within the college itself, students have access to all of the advantages of a large university including a wide range of subject matter, events and activities, field trips, sports, and a national reputation for excellence.
India, Greater Noida
The partnership with Educomp Solutions Ltd (“Educomp”) includes the development of Raffles Millennium University (”RMU”) at a 44-acre site in Greater Noida, India. Greater Noida is a planned industrial town centrally located in the fast growing National Capital Region, 40km from New Delhi. It is the largest education hub in India, home to more than 150 institutions.
With the first phase of the campus’ construction completed, RMU received its first batch of students for its Post-Graduate Diploma in Management (“PGDM”) and Bachelor of Technology in Engineering (“B.Tech Engineering”) programmes in August 2011.
All current programmes and facilities are approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (“AICTE”), an Indian statutory body and national-level council for technical education, and are designed to provide a robust, quality education through which students are empowered and effectively prepared for the workplace or higher education. RMU has applied for university status from the concerned authority and is awaiting the final approval.
Raffles Millennium International (”RMI”), Bangalore is a joint venture between RafflesEducationCorp and Educomp Solutions Ltd (“Educomp”), India’s largest education company. Both entities are publicly-listed companies with a proven track record. Under this joint venture, RafflesEducationCorp brings its entire suite of professional development vocational and degree courses to India, offering meaningful higher education alternatives for the large Indian student population.
RMI Bangalore offers courses and programmes in Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing and Management, Product Design, Interior Design, Graphic Design and Multimedia Design.
Raffles Millennium International (”RMI”), Chennai is a joint venture between RafflesEducationCorp and Educomp Solutions Ltd (“Educomp”), India’s largest education company. Both entities are publicly-listed companies with a proven track record. Under this joint venture, RafflesEducationCorp brings its entire suite of professional development vocational and degree courses to India, offering meaningful higher education alternatives for the large Indian student population.
RMI Chennai offers courses and programmes in Fashion Design, Visual Communication, Interior Design, Product Design and Multimedia Design.
Raffles Millennium International (”RMI”), Hyderabad is a joint venture between RafflesEducationCorp and Educomp Solutions Ltd (“Educomp”), India’s largest education company. Both entities are publicly-listed companies with a proven track record. Under this joint venture, RafflesEducationCorp brings its entire suite of professional development vocational and degree courses to India, offering meaningful higher education alternatives for the large Indian student population.
RMI Hyderabad offers courses and programmes in Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing and Management, Interior Design, Graphic Design and Multimedia Design.
India, New Delhi
Raffles Millennium International (”RMI”), New Delhi is a joint venture between RafflesEducationCorp and Educomp Solutions Ltd (“Educomp”), India’s largest education company. Both entities are publicly-listed companies with a proven track record. Under this joint venture, RafflesEducationCorp brings its entire suite of professional development vocational and degree courses to India, offering meaningful higher education alternatives for the large Indian student population.
RMI New Delhi offers courses and programmes in Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing, Interior Design, Product Design, Graphic Design and Multimedia Design.
Raffles Design International, Mumbai is RafflesEducationCorp’s first college in India and covers all major aspects of design. It aims to produce talented and skilled graduates who can shape the future of design and business-related disciplines. Students studying at Raffles Design International, Mumbai are exposed to international creative and business standards. The college’s flexible inter-school transfer scheme allows students to study at any colleges within the Raffles network and experience an overseas education.
Any subjects that have been successfully completed prior to the transfer are accredited and recognised at all Raffles’ colleges. All classes are conducted in English by local and international experienced faculty who are professionals in their field of disciplines. The school is located on Santacruz West at Hi! Life Building.
Recognising the demand for creative design and business education in Batam Island, Raffles Institute of Higher Education, Batam (“RIHE Batam”) has set foot in Harbour Bay Complex to offer Advanced Diploma programmes in Interior Design, Visual Communication, Multimedia Design, Tourism and Hospitality, and Business Administration.
Situated in Harbour Bay’s promising Central Business District, a five-minute walk from Harbour Bay Ferry Terminal and a stone’s throw away from four-star Swiss-Belhotel, RIHE Batam houses academic classrooms, design studios, Mac and PC labs equipped with the latest software, a resource library as well as a student lounge that provides wireless Internet access.
Committed to delivering high quality and well-balanced practical education, the course curricula are designed to equip students with a strong set of industry-relevant knowledge and technical know-how to succeed in a globalised creative and business market.
Lessons are conducted in English by professional lecturers who are experts in their own field. After completing a two-year Advanced Diploma programme, students can transfer to degree-awarding colleges within the Raffles network in Asia-Pacific to further their studies.
Raffles Institute of Higher Education, Jakarta (“RIHE Jakarta”) is a private educational institution dedicated to the professional design disciplines of Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Multi Media Design, Interior Design, Fashion Marketing, English Programme, Tourism and Hospitality, and Business Administration. Located at the prestigious building of Citywalk Sudirman in Jakarta, the college is equipped with the latest facilities and classrooms to ensure a comfortable and conducive environment for the students.
The programmes are designed to help future creative professionals and entrepreneurs develop the necessary technical skills and know-how. After completing a two-year Advanced Diploma programme, students are encouraged to transfer to any college within the Raffles network in Asia-Pacific to advance their studies. RIHE Jakarta’s expatriate lecturers are all professional practitioners in their respective fields of expertise. They bring with them a wealth of technical knowledge and industry experience to help students hone their creativity and grow as individuals.
The curriculum is constantly reviewed to keep students at the forefront of design education and training. A unique combination of academic theory and hands-on experience ensures that graduates possess the skills and knowledge demanded by employers worldwide, as well as a sound foundation for advanced study. Students are trained under an international curriculum, and are strongly encouraged to participate in international competitions. RIHE Jakarta continues to strive for excellence in delivering a high quality education and providing an enriching learning experience for its students.
Raffles Institute of Higher Education, Medan (“RIHE Medan”) is located in the heart of Medan’s business district in close proximity to the upscale Centre Point Shopping Mall.
Dedicated to developing professionals in design and business, RIHE Medan offers courses leading to Advanced Diplomas in Fashion Design, Interior Design, Fashion Marketing & Management and Business. It aims to produce talented and skilled graduates who can shape the future of design and business-related disciplines.
Students studying at RIHE Medan are exposed to international creative and business standards. Lessons are conducted in English by a mix of local and international faculty who are professionals in their own field of expertise. The Institute’s flexible inter-school transfer scheme allows students to study at any colleges within the Raffles network and experience an overseas education.
Occupying an area of over 1,400 sq m, RIHE Medan is equipped with the latest facilities and equipment to ensure a comfortable and conducive environment for the students.
Established in 2012 at the heart of Surabaya’s busiest business district, Raffles Institute of Higher Education Surabaya (“RIHE Surabaya”) offers diploma programmes in Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing and Management, Interior Design, Visual Communication, Multimedia Design and Business Administration. Committed to always delivering high quality education and contributing to students’ personal growth, the programmes are designed to equip graduates with a strong set of industry-relevant knowledge and technical know-how to succeed in a globalised economy.
Lessons are conducted in English by lecturers who are professionals in their fields of expertise. After completing a two-year Advanced Diploma programme, students are encouraged to transfer to any colleges within the Raffles network in Asia-Pacific to further their studies.
As the main seaport and commercial center in the eastern region of Indonesia, Surabaya is one of the largest cities in Southeast Asia. Ranked as the second most populous city in Indonesia and awarded the Best ASEAN Sustainable Environment City Award in 2011, Surabaya offers students the experience of living in a multi-ethnic city in a friendly city atmosphere.
Raffles University Iskandar ("RUI") is a comprehensive private university approved by the Malaysian government. The school will be built on a 65-acre plot of land, set for completion in 2014/2015. Students can develop professional skills with a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes including arts, design, business, health sciences, education, and social science specialisations.
The RUI campus is located in Iskandar Malaysia’s EduCity zone. It is a state economy that is secure and growing and speculated to have high potential in both economic and cultural developments. This strategic location, combined with the successful history of RafflesEducationCorp's programmes, will position students for future success as world-class professionals in a promising and vibrant environment.
Raffles American School ("RAS") marks the Group’s participation in pre-tertiary education, offering an American K-12 curriculum in EduCity@Iskandar, Malaysia. RAS offers Advanced Placement in the high school, which will provide a schooling alternative to the local and expatriate communities in the region.
The curriculum is jointly developed by RAS Faculty and International Schools Services ("ISS"), New Jersey, USA, an established global company that has advanced the quality of international education for children across the world with its curriculum development, school management, supply sourcing, and recruitment. RAS prepares students for admission to top US and Western Universities and is seeking accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges ("WASC"), USA.
RAS will be opening in two phases. It is currently open for grades one to eight in a temporary location in the Anjung neighbourhood centre in Nusajaya, Iskandar. The school’s permanent campus will be built on a 45-acre piece of land, designed by the New York Architectural firm of SOM (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill). When phase one is completed, the campus will be ready for Kindergarten through Grade 12, with full boarding capacity in the 2014-2015 school year.
Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
Raffles College of Higher Education, Kuala Lumpur ("RCHE KL") offers a range of courses in design, business and psychology. Situated in the heart of Malaysia’s capital and a mere five-minute drive from the landmark Petronas Twin Towers, students watch design and business ideas unfold from the college’s convenient location in the city hub, providing the visual inspiration to spur their creativity or the practical example that underpins that business principle learnt.
This complements their studies and forms the bridge from classroom to real world. The campus houses lecture theatres with wireless internet access, drafting and sewing rooms with Gerber technology, sample and drafting rooms, Mac and PC labs equipped with the latest software, a photography studio, a jewellery design studio, a resource centre with e-library access to over 10,000 titles and a cafeteria. RCHE KL is truly an international college with lecturers and students coming from places such as America, Indonesia, Iran, India, Korea, China, Europe and Malaysia. With such a melting pot of cultures in one of the most beautiful countries in Southeast Asia, students learn in an environment that is international yet truly Asia.
Raffles International Institute Mongolia, established in 2005, is the first international degree provider in Mongolia. Located in Ulaanbaatar, the city center of Mongolia, the campus can accommodate more than 400 students. With wireless internet resources, a reference library and a student lounge, students benefit from a conducive learning environment with quality academic education delivered by international faculty and industry experts.
Raffles International Institute Mongolia offers high quality internationally-recognised degree programmes awarded by Raffles College of Design and Commerce based in Sydney, Australia. All programmes are conducted in English, with many industry-based research and hands-on projects, designed to better prepare students for their future careers. Raffles’ programmes are accredited by the Australian Government authorities and endorsed under Singapore’s Council for Private Education’s ("CPE") Enhanced Registration Framework ("ERP") and Singapore Quality Class Private Education Provider. Raffles graduates are also acknowledged by many renowned universities in Australia, America and the United Kingdom.
In response to high demand, Raffles International Institute Mongolia became the first private higher education institution in Mongolia to offer degree programmes in Fashion Design, Interior Design and Graphics Design in 2011.
Manila is set to be Asia’s new fashion capital, with a potent combination of the Philippines unique heritage and world-class aesthetic. Over the past few decades, Filipino designers in the fields of fashion, architecture, and interior and furniture design have successfully honed their position in the international design scene. Incorporated in 2010, Raffles Design Institute Manila ("RDI Manila") is RafflesEducationCorp’s maiden design college in the Philippines.
The college offers comprehensive courses in Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing and Management, Visual Communication and Interior Design. With its experienced international faculty, RDI Manila is well-positioned to nurture aspiring Filipino designers.
Raffles Design Institute in Riyadh is a joint venture between RafflesEducationCorp and Al Rushaid Group, one of Saudi Arabia's leading and diversified enterprises. Its international faculties consist of trainers who are subject-matter-experts with a keen understanding of the industry. Classes include practical sessions for students to maximise their learning experience as they embark on their journey towards a quality education.
The College offers Advanced Diploma programmes in Fashion Marketing and Management, Interior Design, Fashion Design and Digital Media.
The state-of-the-art campus is located in prestigious Olaya within the Home Offices complex that provides a secure, private and exclusive place of learning. With a private off-street drop-off area and entrance, as well as high levels of security and controlled access, students will study in a safe environment. The architecturally significant campus is also close to the world-renowned design and shopping hubs of Olaya.
Raffles College of Higher Education ("RCHE") in Singapore was established in 1990 as the group’s maiden design institute. In April 2013, the RCHE campus and group headquarters moved into Raffles Education Square, a new building in Clarke Quay which is their first permanent home.
Located in the historical part of Singapore with a fusion of rich heritage and modern attractions, Raffles Education Square presents a chic and contemporary design, with a spacious layout to provide a creative and ideal learning environment for students.
Boasting an area of over 77,500 sq ft, the campus consists of seminar rooms, classrooms, workshops, studios, library and laboratories with the latest equipment and technological applications, enabling interactive learning experiences. At the student lounge, students could indulge in simple elegance that unfurls the sophistication of designer elements, mingle and establish networks with their peers of different nationalities.
RCHE is also a first mover with the state-of-the-art Secured Facial Recognition System installed within its campus. Such advanced bio-metric system, frequently utilised in high-security industrial and defence sectors, further enhances the well-being of our students throughout their learning journey with us.
RCHE currently operates four educational brand names at its Singapore campus - Raffles Design Institute, Raffles Merchandising Institute, Raffles School of Business and Raffles Academy of Continuing Education.
RCHE Singapore is EduTrust certified by the Council for Private Education, Singapore.
Sri Lanka, Colombo
Higher education seekers and parents have noticed the presence of RafflesEducationCorp, Asia’s largest private education provider, in Sri Lanka through radio commercials, newspaper and magazine advertisements, and its big, bright orange campus building along Galle Road, the heart of Colombo.
The campus was set up under the Board of Investment ("BOI") Sri Lanka status and is engaged with all relevant authorities to ensure regulative compliance. Students in Sri Lanka can now experience the Raffles education without leaving the country. An experienced international faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, latest industry software and equipment as well as security access control are hot topics among parents and students who have signed up at Raffles. Raffles Institute of Higher Education offers six distinctive two-year Advanced Diploma programmes in Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing & Management, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Multimedia Design and Jewellery Design. The college aims to offer degree courses in the near future.
Raffles International College, Bangkok is Thailand's first design school that covers all major aspects of design. The school is located in Silom, the heart of downtown Bangkok overlooking the beautiful gardens of Lumpini Park. Occupying an area of 1,900 square metres, the college is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and an internet café with broadband access to facilitate learning among students.
As the capital of Thailand, Bangkok is a thriving and bustling city of the arts, culture and commerce. Studying at the Bangkok campus gives students first-hand exposure to a creative and international environment, and the opportunity to be immersed in a country rich in culture and creativity. The Thailand Board of Investment is actively promoting Bangkok as the City of Fashion and hosts its own Fashion Week twice a year.