Foundation Year (1st Year)


General Introduction

     
By applying an innovative program, the foundation year equips USTH students with the skills to be successful in any university setting. In addition to Scientific subjects (i.e. Chemistry, Physics, Biology, IT and Mathematics), Management Sciences and English are taught to develop students’ communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work in groups, developing practical skills essential for working not only in research, but also in today’s business.
The knowledge provided in the first year will help students make a smooth transition into any particular training field of the second and third year. Indeed, USTH offers not only strong traditional skills but also high levels of creativity and innovation in order to stay competitive for the Vietnamese and International market.
More amazing things are waiting for you!


Study program


The study program for the Foundation Year will be delivered within four main subjects:
  1. English (8 ECTS)
  2. Management Sciences (2 ETCS)
  3. Common scientific courses (38 ECTS)
  4. Oriented scientific courses (12 ECTS)

Common Courses: These courses are mandatory for all students to study.
 

Teaching Unit

Courses

ECTS

English

English

8

MS

Management Sciences

2

ICT

Basic programming

4

Introduction to informatics

3

MATHS

Linear Algebra

4

Calculus I

4

PHYSICS

Fundamental Physics I

4

Fundamental Physics II

4

BIOLOGY

Cellular biology

4

Genetics

3

CHEMISTRY

General Chemistry I

4

General Chemistry II

4

TOTAL

 

48


Oriented Courses: Students choose 12 credits in accordance with their specialty to study.
 

Teaching Unit

Courses

ECTS

ICT

Introduction to Algorithms

3

Computer Architecture

3

MATHS

Calculus II

3

Discrete Mathematics

3

PHYSICS

Electromagnetism

4

Practical Physics

2

BIOLOGY

Biochemistry

3

General Microbiology

3

CHEMISTRY

Organic Chemistry

4

Practical Chemistry

2


Click here to see the full program of each specialty.
 

Supporting services


Several fast accesses to facilitate student’s study could be found in the following links:

 

Contact information

 

-  About the training program: 
  Department of General Education
  Tel:  (+84-24) 37 91 85 16
  Email: ged_dept@usth.edu.vn
  Add: Room 301, 3rd floor, A21 building, University of Science and Technology of Hanoi

- About Admission: 
  Department of Academic Affairs (DAA) 
  Tel: (+84-24) 3791 7748 
  Email: admission@usth.edu.vn 
  Add: Room 102, 1st floor, A21 building, University of Science and Technology of Hanoi