Bachelor in Automotive Engineering


I. GENERAL INTRODUCTION 

With the population of 97 million people and a rapid developing economy, there has been an increasing demand for cars in Vietnam. According to many recent reports, the domestic automotive industry is making strong strides with the entry of many new automobile manufacturers and increasing investment in production and assembly lines of large corporations in Vietnam. It is expected that the growth rate of this industry in the next 5 years will reach 10.5% per year.

Moreover, in order to provide more comfort and convenience to the customers, car manufactures have been racing to produce new modern car models, equipped with smarter features and technologies. Therefore, highly qualified experts and technicians are playing a crucial role in designing, manufacturing, maintenance and repair of automatic systems, new technology and product lines to meet the increasing demands of the market.

The Bachelor program in Automotive Engineering at USTH has been built with the aim to train high- quality human resources with good expertise, high proficiency in English and soft skills to adapt with the rapid change of the labor market.

II. PROGRAM 

The Bachelor Program in Automotive Engineering includes 1 foundation year and 2 years of specialization with the total of 180 credits. Students will take 3-6 months of internship at automobile companies and research institutes in Vietnam, France and many other countries.

Studying in the automotive engineering program, students are firstly equipped with the basic knowledge of science - technology in many fields, thereby creating a solid foundation for a good grasp of specialized knowledge in automotive engineering fields such as: automotive structure calculations, automotive theory, automotive design, maintenance - repair, dynamics control system, automotive operation safety systems, automotive mechatronic systems, electrical - electronics, control engineering, signal processing, etc.

The training program is built closely with the practical needs of the labor market, through close links with research centers and businesses. Students learn theory that combines closely with practice in an international standard modern laboratory with a system of state-of-the-art equipment. In addition, students are also trained with critical thinking, creativity, professional working style and soft skills such as scientific presentation, method of writing scientific reports, communication, team work, leadership skills.
 

Year

Semester

 

Teaching Unit

Code

Courses

Credits

ECTS

Year 1 - Foundation year

Orientation xxx:

CORE COURSES

English

EN1.4

Present/Note-taking/Writing. Skills

8

MS

MS1.1

Law & Economics

2

BIOLOGY

BIO1.1

Cellular biology

4

BIO1.4

Genetics

3

CHEMISTRY

CHEM1.1

General Chemistry I

4

CHEM1.5

General Chemistry II

4

ICT

ICT1.2

Basic programming

4

ICT1.4

Introduction to informatics

3

ICT1.5

Introduction to Algorithms

3

ICT1.1

Computer architecture

3

MATHS

MATH1.1

Linear Algebra

4

MATH1.4

Calculus I

4

MATH1.5

Calculus II

3

PHYSICS

 

Practical physics

2

PHYS1.1

Fundamental Physics I

(Mechfanics & Thermodynamics)

4

PHYS1.6

Fundamental Physics II

(Electromagnetism & Optics)

4

Total Credits Year 1

59

Year 2

Semester 3

CORE COURSES

 

2.3.1

Law on IP rights

1

2.3.2

Project Management

1

 

2.3.3

French 1

4

 

2.3.4

Introduction to automotive engineering

1

 

2.3.5

General mechanics of rigid solids

3

 

2.3.6

Probabilities and Statistics

3

2.3.7

Math for the mechanical engineer

3

2.3.8

Material

3

 

2.3.9

Automobile structure

4

 

2.3.10

Fluid mechanics

3

2.3.11

Electronics

3

 

Total Semester 3

30

Semester 4

CORE COURSES

 

2.4.1

French 2

4

 

2.4.2

Mechanical materials mechanics

3

 

2.4.3

Electrical engineering

3

2.4.4

Principles of internal combustion engine

3

 

2.4.5

Machine design

3

2.4.6

Automotive theory

4

 

2.4.7

Automobile design

3

 

2.4.8

Technical drawing

3

2.4.9

Sensor and analytical devices

4

 

Total Semester 4

30

Total Credits Year 2

60

 

 

 

 

 

3.5.1

6-week internship

2

CORE COURSES

 

3.5.2

French 3

4

 

3.5.3

Scientific writing

2

3.5.4

Automobile manufacturing

3

 

3.5.5

Environmental engineering

2

 

3.5.6

Power electronics and applications

3

 

3.5.7

Automatic control

3

3.5.8

Automobile diagnostics, maintenance and repair F1

3

3.5.9

Electric system on vehicles

4

 

3.5.10

R & D

2

 

3.5.11

Embedded system

3

Total Credits Semester 5

31

 

Semester 6

CORE COURSES

 

3.6.1

French 4

3

 

3.6.2

Automobile assembly technology

2

 

3.6.3

Control of automated system

3

3.6.4

Mechatronic systems on  automobiles  

4

 

3.6.5

Group project

3

 

Option 1

3.6.6

Automobile experiment

3

ELECTIVE COURSES

3.6.7

Automobile diagnostics, maintenance and repair F2

3

Option 2

3.6.8

Electrical machines

3

3.6.9

Hybrid and Electric vehicles

3

 

 

 

3.6.10

Internship

9

 

 

 

Total Credits Semester 6

30

Total Credits Year 3

61


III. PROGRAM OUTCOMES

Students completing the Automotive Engineering Program should be able to:

  • Design new products and renovate standard automobile detail and components
  • Calculate and design the technological process of manufacturing and assembling products in specialized fields
  • Use, operate, test, diagnose, maintain, repair as well as research and improve automotive systems its components to improve the efficiency
  • Manage and provide services related to automotive engineering
  • Proficiently use a number of informatics software applied in the field of automobile and mechanical engineering
  • Research, implementing, receive and transfer technologies
  • Apply knowledge of mechanics, control, electricity - electronics to simulate, manufacture and evaluate new systems in automobiles
  • Meet the required knowledge of the international labor market and study abroad at higher education
  • Identify and solve technical problems
  • Organize, manage and direct production in enterprises
  • Apply standard scientific principles to develop engineering solutions to a range of practical problems
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with experts in the industry
  • Collaboration skills in multidisciplinary teams.
IV. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Graduates will have many attractive job opportunities such as:

- In business sectors

  •  Mechanical technician, automobile repair and maintenance staff, installers of electrical and electronic systems on automobiles, heavy vehicle service technicians, automotive telecommunications equipment installers and repairers.
  • Quality controller and inspector
  • Automobile service advisor
  •  Operator engineer, supervise production of auto spare parts, accessories and assembly
  •  Inspectors at automobile registration stations
  •  Sales staff, technical staff at automobile manufacturers such as Ford, BMW, Toyota, etc.
  • Working in companies that manufacture autonomous vehicles such as FGA (FPT Software Global Automotive), VinFast, LG VS DCV, Panasonic etc.
  • Automotive software research and development engineer of automobile manufacturers

- Further studies

With the strong support of a Consortium of more than 40 French universities and research institutions, graduates of Automotive Engineering at USTH have many opportunities to progress to a master's degree abroad, especially in France and other European countries to further their research career or become a lecturer at universities and colleges.

V. CONTACT INFORMATION 

- About the training program: 
  Department of Energy 
  Tel: (+84-24) 37 91 87 19
  Email: en_dept@usth.edu.vn
  Add: Room 302, 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