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COLLABORATIVE TRAINING PROGRAMS

 

For the time being, as about 26,000 students in total have enrolled in 11 respective faculties, HCMUT always attaches special importance to expanding collaborative training with prestigious universities all over the world. The University has started collaborative training program since 1992. It is a short way to approach the advanced training technology with the objectives of cultivating teaching staff and improving training quality. Moreover, it is a new orientation that training programs are diversified to meet increasing training demands of the society. Developing collaborative training programs plays an important role in planning development strategies of the university in the global integration process.

HCMUT marked an important milestone in 2006 when international study programs were extended in large scale. This is a strategic step of HCMUT to reach the international training standard. Furthermore, it is a strong evidence that HCMUT’s values including qualified students, training quality, dynamic working styles and potential development are highly recognized by international partners. Hopefully, graduates from these joint-programs will be the university future ambassadors making a bridge between HCMUT and international universities.

Typical milestones of collaborative training programs

1990: With the enthusiastic support from overseas Vietnamese professors - the alumni of Phu Tho Technical Center, international collaborative training and scientific research were first established at HCMUT.

1992: Center for Overseas Studies was founded at the Faculty of Electrical-Electronics Engineering to carry out twinning programs in cooperation with Tasmania University (Australia) in Civil, Mechanical, Electrical- Electronic, Computer Science and Engineering and Mechatronics Engineering. The students of the program study the first two years of fundamental engineering courses at HCMUT.  All classes are conducted in English language.

1993-2003: The SAV (Swiss-Asian Institute of Technology-Vietnamese) Program for Business Management was started in 1993 to support Vietnam in the process of transforming its centralized economy into a market economy and to provide the training in business administration and management to academic teaching staff, businessmen and government officials as well. The principal trainees were lecturers in business and management from four universities in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. At the end of 2003, the SAV program has granted 195 Master and 12 Doctoral Degrees.

1995-2008: With funding source from the Belgian government for university development, the EMMC (European Master in Mechanics of Constructions) program began in 1995 to support postgraduate training in partnership with University of Liege in Belgium. The courses were conducted at HCMUT with a teaching staff of Vietnamese (30%) and (70%) foreign instructors. The University of Liege conferred the degree of European Master in Mechanics of Constructions upon the graduates of this program. Excellent candidates continued on with doctoral work at the University of Liege. At the end of 2008, a total of 192 European Master Degrees was granted. The EMMC program has also provided a number of equipment to support teaching and laboratories.

1996: Financed by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Industrial Maintenance Training Center was founded for the formation of highly-qualified technicians in the field of Industrial Maintenance. This three-year curriculum follows French training model. Up to 2008, Industrial Maintenance Center has conferred 700 highly qualified technicians to meet urgent needs in Vietnamese factories.

1998: Starting in 1998, the School of Industrial Management has collaborated with Maastricht School of Management (MSM) in Holland to offer a joint two-year Executive MBA program for managers in business organizations. Up to present, the program has granted a total of more than 300 MBA graduates.

1999: PFIEV Program (Vietnamese-French Training Program of excellent Engineers) was formed in 1999 from the governmental cooperation between France and Vietnam. It consists of four universities in Vietnam: Ha Noi University of Technology, University of Civil Engineering, Da Nang University of Technology and HCMUT. French government provided funding for setting-up activities and equipments in laboratories in the first stage (1999-2007). Since 2008, PFIEV program has been operated with the budget from Vietnamese government.

2006: HCMUT marked an important turning point when signing and implementing a mass of collaborative training programs with international universities for undergraduate and postgraduate levels in 2006 including Toyohashi University of Technology (Japan), Nagaoka University of Technology (Japan), University of Illinois (USA), University of Adelaide, Griffifhs, La Trobe, Queensland (Australia)….

Undergraduate collaborative training program by competitive examination

  • Vietnamese-French Training Program of excellent Engineers (PFIEV)

In the wake of a commitment by French and Vietnamese government, PFIEV started in 1999 as a joint training program which aims to train high level engineers and managers for key economic areas in Vietnam. PFIEV sets up the intake target of 150 students, based on the scores of national entrance examination. After completing general subjects in the first two years, students have to take a national specialization examination organized at four university members. In addition to students of PFIEV, excellent students of regular full time programs can also compete in the examination to become PFIEV students.

The five-year curriculum is adapted to that of French universities of engineering. Aiming at providing high-class engineers with international communicative skills, PFIEV students are given extensive courses in English and French languages. Graduates are conferred the “Diplôme d’Ingénieur” by HCMUT and an Addendum signed by HCMUT and the French partners in the specific major. The degrees granted are recognized as equivalent to European Master. At present, with the support from prestigious French universities, PFIEV is carried out at HCMUT in the following six majors 

  • Advanced Engineering Programs

Advanced Program is a national project conducted by Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) to build 10 world standard training programs at selected universities in Vietnam. As a member of the project, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology examined and was illegible for apply the training model (curriculum, syllabi and administrative process…) of Electrical – Electronic Engineering currently implemented at Electrical and Computer Science Department, Illinois University at Urbana-Champaign, USA.

As a part of the strategy for international integration of the Vietnamese university system, the Advanced Program is launched and carried out by applying the modern teaching methodology currently in use by American partner universities to improve the training quality of Vietnamese university. The Advanced Program in Electrical-Electronics Engineering belongs to  an ambitious project initiated by the Vietnam Ministry of Education and Training in Vietnam aiming at building world- class engineering education at selected universities that include HCMUT. The students in this program are provided with modern scientific and technical knowledge, professional skills, as well as good command of computer techniques and English in their majors. Moreover, the program attaches special importance to helping them to develop analytical, synthesis capabilities and facilitating their integration into the highly competitive and fast changing working environments in the future.

Advanced Program of Electrical – Electronic Engineering is a full-time training program at Faculty of Electrical – Electronic Engineering, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology. Training content is complied with academic program at Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of Illinois University at Urbana Champaign, USA with the support ad investment of the national project conducted by MOET. Instructional language is English taught by selected lecturers who received training at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Illinois University at Urbana Champaign or other internationally prestigious universities. Every semester, lecturers from Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering of Illinois University at Urbana Champaign delivers their lectures at selected subjects.

Advanced Program has been conducted for 5 years from 2006 to 2010. Training program includes interdisciplinary knowledge for the first three years and specialized subjects for the final year. Therefore, after graduation, students can continue another one year to receive a second degree for the other major (Students of academic session 2010 and before are illegible for this policy).

With the support from Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Illinois University at Urbana Champaign, the training program optimizes course materials from Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Illinois University at Urbana Champaign and Open Course Ware (OCW) from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA for teaching theories and practice.

The training program at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Illinois University at Urbana Champaign reflects major changes in perspectives toward the 21st century future, focusing on creativeness from the very beginning of the program which emphasizes computer science and system engineering. 

 

Twinning program with Nagaoka University of Technology (NUT)- Japan

Twinning program with NUT has carried out at the Faculty of Electrical- Electronics Engineering according to the co-operative agreement between NUT and HCMUT signed in 2005. An expected number of 20 students will be selected each year. The students are recruited from successful candidates of the Faculty of Electrical- Electronics Engineering and through direct interview.

The curriculum is designed in 4.5 years, consisting of 2 phases. The first five semesters are conducted at HCMUT. Students are provided with fundamental engineering courses and fundamentals of electrical- electronic engineering in the first five semesters at HCMUT. They also spend time studying extensive English and Japanese. In this phase, NUT will arrange its professors to teach some specialized subjects at HCMUT. The final four semesters of second phase are conducted at NUT. Students who have completed the first phase will be recommended by HCMUT to take part in enrolment test of NUT in Ho Chi Minh City. Only can those who successfully pass the examination proceed with their studies at NUT in Japan. Those students will continue specialized courses in Japanese at the Faculty of Electrical-Electronics Engineering of NUT. Students who are not qualified for the second phase can continue their academic period and receive Bachelor of Electrical-Electronic Engineering at HCMUT.

  • AUF Program (Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie)

Since 1994, HCMUT has recruited first-year students in AUF programs in electrical-electronics and civil engineering.  AUF program is a full-time credit- based training curriculum in 4.5 years. In the first two years, students study French intensively for eight hours per week. French classes continue until the final year to enable students to obtain communicative skills in French. Moreover, some specialized subjects are conducted in French. Graduates of this program are granted the Bachelor of Engineering by HCMUT and the Certification from AUF which is recognized in francophone community.

AUF students enjoy the French space in HCMUT campus. Library with books and reading materials in French and multi-media center are always available for studying and cultural exchange activities. Excellent students get access to further education in institutions or universities in French spoken community.

Full-time Undergraduate Twinning Programs for Open Candidates

Twinning programs are opened at HCMUT in the framework of the collaboration between HCMUT and overseas universities. The course content and the course structure are almost identical to those in the overseas universities. The training model is 2+2, which allows students to study the first two year (or two and a half year) at Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and the two final years at partner universities to receive Bachelor issued by partner universities.

Majors

Partner Universities (degree granting organization)

Bachelor in Petroleum Engineering

The University of Adelaide (Australia)

Bachelor in Civil Engineering

Griffith University (Australia)

Bachelor in Information Technology and Software Engineering

The University of Queensland (Australia)

The University of Adelaide (Australia)

Bachelor in Information Technology

La Trobe University (Australia)

Business Administration

The University of Illinois Springfield (U.S)

FTMS Global

Bachelor in Electrical – Electronic Engineering

The Catholic University of America (U.S)

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (U.S)

University of Queensland (Australia)

Bachelor in Chemical Engineering

The University of Adelaide (Australia)

Bachelor in Pharmaceutical Chemistry

The University of Adelaide (Australia)

 

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