Chemistry industry keeps increasing fastly in Vietnam nowadays. In the near future, it will grow more rapidly with the participation of foreign investors, the import of new technologies and the increase of domestic production. Therefore, in order to get control of new technologies and create added values, Vietnam needs a new generation of talent chemists who are provided with modern knowledge and necessary skills for integration and international competition.
The Bachelor Program in Chemistry at USTH is created to provide high – qualified employees for the field of Chemistry in Vietnam.
The program is designed also to ensure selectivity, modern science contents and teaching pedagogy. The program emphasizes the practice of critical thinking, self-learning and practical skills of students. After completing the program, students are able to compete for the best scholarships for graduate programs in the US, Europe, Japan, etc. or those positions that are able to contribute positively to society and in accordance with the development needs of individuals.
The training program balances between theory and practice; emphasizes the practice of critical thinking, self-learning ability and soft skills of students. Practical exercises are either designed as individual courses (for the purpose of training practical skills) or integrated in classroom lectures (helping students acquire knowledge through practice).
The training program specially focuses on chemistry of natural products to equip students with the knowledge and necessary tools to create new values from the rich biodiversity of Vietnam.
The program is delivered by dynamic, qualified and experienced international researchers at USTH and the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology. Selected teaching curricula are the ones being taught leading universities in France and in the world.
The full-time USTH Chemistry program consists one of (two semester and 60 ECTS) of general science subjects and two years (four semesters, 120 ECTS) of foundation subjects and advanced subjects of chemical sciences.
|2nd||French 2.1||4||French 2.2||4||60|
|Basic principals of project management||1||Analytical chemistry||3|
|Analytical chemistry lab||2||Physicochemistry of interfaces||3|
|Inorganic chemistry 1||2||Food chemistry and technology||3|
|Inorganic chemistry 2||3||Instrumental analysis 2||3|
|Instrumental analysis 1||3||Organic chemistry lab||3|
|Organic chemistry 2||3||Organic synthesis||3|
|Physical chemistry 1||3||Project-based course 2||3|
|Physical chemistry 1||3||Solid state chemistry||2|
|Project-based course 1||3||Structure determination||3|
|Chemistry of polymer||3||Intellectual property management||1|
|3rd||Chemistry of nanomaterials||3||Chemistry of materials in energy conversion and storage 2||3||60|
|Electrochemistry||3||Chemistry of heterocyclic compounds||2|
|Biochemistry and bioinorganic chemistry||3||Chemistry of surfactants and formulation of life products||3|
|Chemistry of natural and biodegradable polymers||3||Project-based course 3||2|
|Chemistry of natural products: bioactive compounds||3||French 3.1||4|
|Chemistry of materials in energy conversion and storage 1||3||Internship||20|
|Optional course (2 ECTS)|
|Startups||2||Scientific writing and communication||2|
To increase the research and internship opportunities for the students, the Department of Fundamental and Applied Science has been developing collaboration with national and international partners.
Ever since its foundation, FAS department has always paid special attention to the development of collaboration network as well as strengthening existing ones. This is advantageous for students in obtaining internship opportunities at prestigious universities, research institutions and companies.
Out of the graduated students from the first two intakes, many chose to remain and work at specialized laboratories at USTH, while several wished to improve themselves with research activities at various institutions inside VAST as well as other partners.
The list of internship opportunities from national and international partners of FAS department can be found below:
Field of research
|1||Institute of marine biochemistry – Vietam Academy of Science and Technology||Chemistry of natural compounds||Vietnam|
|2||Center for Research and Technology Transfer – Vietam Academy of Science and Technology||Chemistry of natural compounds||Vietnam|
|4||Boviet Solar||Solar panel||Vietnam|
|5||Vicostone JSC||Artificial quartz||Vietnam|
|6||Vinfast commercial and services trading limited liability company||Li-ion battery research and development||Vietnam|
|7||Thai Minh pharmaceuticals JSC||Pharmaceuticals and supplements||Vietnam|
4. PROGRAM OUTCOMES
Students have a strong background in chemical sciences with an interdisciplinary culture and are aware of current trenches in chemical sciences and chemical industry in Vietnam and in the region.
Students are familiar with analytical methods, able to operate several modern analytical instruments being available for research and development in Vietnam, and apply these methods to solve a concrete problem.
Students have self-studying culture, critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills
Students have open-mind, good soft-skills, and excellent English capability
Students who aim to have an academic career could compete with fellows in other Vietnamese universities or in the region for competitive scholarship for graduate training program in top-ranked universities or at USTH. While students who prefer a career in industry could get competitive jobs in Vietnam or in the region.
5. JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Top graduates are introduced to apply for postgraduate programs in the US, Europe, Japan, Korea or in the USTH with competitive scholarships.
Good students are offered transition studies to get the engineering or bachelor degree in the international partnership universities such as ones in USTH consortium, Hanyang univeristy (Korea)
Graduates are introduced to foreign-invested development research or industrial production units in Vietnam
Graduates are introduced to researchers, research assistants, lecturers at research institutes, universities, colleges, and so on.
Graduates are able to undertake research and development, analysis and quality assurance activities, production, sales representatives’ positions, etc. in Vietnamese companies, international organizations in Vietnam, non-governmental organizations, etc.
Department of Academic Affairs (DAA)
Tel: ( + 84-24) 7772 7748
Add: Room 102, 1st floor, A21 building, University of Science and Technology of Hanoi