Bachelor in Advanced Materials Science and Nanotechnology (AMSN)


1. PROGRAM MISSION 

Materials are found in all sectors of our modern society from healthcare, environment treatment to energy conversion storage and communication technology. With the emerging of nanotechnology (the technology deals with designing and fabrication of materials and devices at nanoscale) in the last decades, application of materials is given even larger dimension.

The mission of the Advanced Materials Science and Nanotechnology (AMSN) undergraduate program at University of Science and Technology of Hanoi is to provide students with a strong foundation in materials science and nanotechnology. Therefore, the program's curriculum places special emphasis on the fundamental principles that underlie the knowledge and implementation of materials structure, processing, characterization and performance of all classes of materials. Courses in the program develop students' knowledge of modern materials science with the application of nanotechnology, teach them to apply skills gained to create innovative solutions to practical problems. Furthermore, to prepare our students for their successful engagement in the society they are trained with critical thinking, information searching, communication, leadership and teamwork skills.  
 
2. PROGRAM CURRICUMUM 
 
The AMSN curriculum begins from the second academic year of USTH. This second year is devoted for basic understanding in physics and chemistry of materials. In the third academic year, students study about material fabrication and synthesis, tools for material characterization, consolidate their knowledge of nanomaterials in life science, energy and environment application. In addition, students are trained to take part of a research project through completing a group project. Subsequently they are invited to perform an internship of at least three months in a leading research laboratory or a R&D department in Vietnam or oversea.

DETAILED TENTATIVE PROGRAM

The AMSN training program includes 180 ECTS during 3 years:
  • The foundation year consists of general subjects for all first-year students (60 ECTS);
  • The second and third years:

Semester

Subject

ECTS

Subject

ECTS

Total

Second year

3

French 2.1

4

Philosophy

0

60 ECTS

Basic principles of Project Mangament

1

Inorganic Chemisttry

3

Probability and Statistics

4

Organic Chemistry II

3

Electromagnetism II

3

Solid-state physics

3

Optics

2

Statistical Mechanics

3

Quantum Mechanics

3

 

 

4

French 2.2

4

Intellectural Property Management

2

60 ECTS

Analystics Chemistry

3

Fundamentals of Materials Science

3

Magnetism and Magnetic materials

3

Materials Design and Simulation

3

Introduction of micro - nano technology

2

Physical Chemistry

3

Micro and Nano fabrication

3

Physicochemistry of Interfaces

3

Semiconductor

3

 

 

Third year

5

French 3.1

4

Scientific Writing and Communication

2

60 ECTS

Chemistry of Polymer

3

Inorganic Materials

3

Electrochemistry

3

Optoelectronics and Nanophotonics

3

Nanochemistry

3

Materials Characterization Techniques I

3

Smart Hybrid Materials

3

 

 

6

French 3.2

3

Startups

2

Materials for Environmental Applications

3

Materials Characterization Techniques II

3

Group project

3

Internship

15

Optional courses (02 among 08 subjects)

Nanobiotechnology and BiMEMS

3

Nanoelectronics

3

Biosensors

3

Silicon photonics

3

Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage

3

Metallic nanostructures for SERS application

3

Plasma Physics and Applications

3

Lasers

3

3. PROGRAM OUTCOMES 

The AMSN program outcomes include AUN outcomes as well as the program-specific outcomes.  All of these are listed here:

1. The curriculum is developed to promote learning, learning how to learn and to instill in students a commitment of lifelong learning (e.g. commitment to critical inquiry, development of study and information-processing skills, a willingness to experiment with new ideas and practices).
2. The curriculum offers to graduates the ability to do advanced studies, to develop their own personality, to have an academic attitude and to be competent in their field of study. The graduates should also have transferable skills, leadership skills, and should be oriented to the job market and be able to develop their careers.
3. The curriculum has clearly formulated learning outcomes, reflecting the relevant demands and needs of all stakeholders.
4. The curriculum offers to graduates the ability to apply the fundamentals of nanotechnology and applications.
5. The curriculum offers to graduates an understanding of material properties in various fields such as physics, chemistry, energy, semiconductor…
6. The curriculum offers to graduates an appreciation for the influence of nanotechnology in modern industry.
 

4. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Graduates with Diploma in Advanced Materials Science and Nanotechnology can find great job opportunities from international agencies and different industrial sectors like materials for energy (solar panel production, batteries, LED), materials for healthcare (drug formulation, sensing kit developer, cosmetics), materials for environment (water depollution, evaluation of biomass), materials for microelectronics, composites etc. Appropriate job positions could be R&D research assistant, Quality Control engineer, product developer or production technician. Evidently, qualified students are encouraged to join academia either with a master training or with a research assistant position within high education and research institutions.
 

5. CONTACT INFORMATION

- About the training program: 
  Department of Advanced Materials Science and Nanotechnology (AMSN)
  Tel: (+84-24) 32 12 11 62
  Email: amsn_dept@usth.edu.vn
  Add: Room 304, 3rd floor, A21 building, University of Science and Technology of Hanoi

- About Admission: 
  Department of Academic Affairs (DAA) 
  Tel: +( 84-24) 7772 7748 
  Email: admission@usth.edu.vn 
  Add: Room 102, 1st floor, A21 building, University of Science and Technology of Hanoi