Bachelor in Chemistry


1. Introduction

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.

2. Program

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.

Year 1 (B1)

Languages + Management Science: 17 ECTS

Foundation of Sciences: 43 ECTS

Calculus I Calculus II Linear Algebra

Basic programming Introduction to informatics

General Chemistry I (Chemical Bonding and Structure) General Chemistry II (Fundamental of Chemical Reaction) Chemistry Lab

Mechanics Thermodynamics Electromagnetism

Year 2 (B2)

Management Sciences + French: 10 ECTS

Foundation of Chemical Sciences (Core-courses): 32 ECTS

Physical Chemistry I, II: 6 ECTS

Analytical Chemistry (General concepts): 3 ECTS Analytical Chemistry Lab: 2 ECTS

Instrumental Analysis I and II (Modern analytical instruments FTIR, UV-Vis, Raman, AAS, GC, MS, ICP-MS, HPLC etc): 6 ECTS

Inorganic Chemistry I (General concepts, chemistry of selected elements): 2 ECTS

Inorganic Chemistry II (Coordination chemistry-bonding, structure and physico-chemical properties): 3 ECTS

Organic Chemistry I (Chemical bonding, structure and properties of main classes of compounds): 3 ECTS

Organic Chemistry II (Main classes of compounds, Continued): 3 ECTS Organic Chemistry Lab (Synthesis, purification and separation skills): 2 ECTS Polymer chemistry: 2 ECTS

Foundation of Chemical Sciences (Extended courses): 12 ECTS

Academic career orientation track

Industry career orientation track

Electrochemistry: 3 ECTS Computation Chemistry: 3 ECTS Catalysis: 3 ECTS

Organometallic and catalysis: 3 ECTS

Catalysis: 3 ECTS

Organic synthesis: 3 ECTS

Industrial chemistry and environmental chemistry: 3 ECTS

Chemistry of natural products: bioactive compounds: 3 ECTS

Project-based courses: 6 ECTS

Year 3 (B3)

Management Sciences + French: 10 ECTS

Chemical Sciences (Advanced courses): 15 ECTS

Biochemistry/ Bioinorganic chemistry: 3 ECTS Chemistry of nanomaterials: 3 ECTS

Solid state chemistry: 3 ECTS

Chemistry of natural and biodegradable polymers: 3 ECTS Structure determination: 3 ECTS

Chemical Sciences (Extended courses): 15 ECTS(*)

Academic career orientation track

Industry career orientation track

Computation Chemistry II: 3 ECTS Special topics in Inorganic/ Organic/ Biochemistry: 3 ECTS

Chemistry of Materials in Energy conversion and storage: 3 ECTS (shared with AMSN program)

Chemistry of Nanomaterials for Life sciences: 3 ECTS (Shared with AMSN program)

Physico-Chemistry of Surface and Interface: 3 ECTS (shared with AMSN program) Chemistry of Surfactants: 3 ECTS Chemistry of heterocyclic compounds: 3ECTS

Food Chemistry: 3 ECTS (Shared with FST program)

Chemistry of heterocyclic compounds: 3ECTS Food chemistry: 3 ECTS (shared with FST program)

Natural and synthetic pesticides: 3 ECTS

Novel direction in formulation of control released fertilizers: 3 ECTS

Chemistry of surfactants: 3 ETCS Chemistry for cosmetic and functional compounds: 3 ECTS

Plant protection sciences: 3 ECTS (Shared with Bio program)

Chemistry and formulation of detergents: 3 ECTS

Final research internship (3-6 months): 20 ECTS

(*) Students select appropriate courses for their future career orientation among the courses proposed to accumulate 15 ECTS. A class will be cancelled if the number of students is lower than 10.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. Contact Information

ĐUndergraduate School

University of Science and Technology of Hanoi

Address: Room 807, A21 Building, VAST, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet, Cau Giay, Hanoi

Tel: +84-24 37 91 85 16 | +84-24 37 91 85 27