Announcement Ceremony of 07 Technical Universities on the development of Engineer Training Programs

On June 27, 2020 at Danang University of Technology, 7 technical universities announced the development of engineer training programs. These universities include University of Transport and Communications, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Danang University of Technology, National University of Civil Engineering, Hanoi University of Mining and Geology and Thuy Loi University.

The Former Deputy Minister of Education and Training Bui Van Ga, Acting Director of Higher Education Department Nguyen Thu Thuy, representatives of enterprises and 7 technical universities attended the ceremony.

Currently, these technical universities train engineers with different training time and standards, so they all want to have the common standard on the training program meeting the learning outcomes. When the amended Higher Education Law takes effect, it requires universities to adjust training programs to suit international practices and ensure the quality of human resources to meet labor requirements in the region and in the world. In addition, it is necessary to improve the quality and bring real value to the engineer’s degree, providing businesses with in-depth career knowledge. Therefore, if the program comes into practice, it will provide students with more options for studying bachelors, engineers or masters.

From the above fact, 07 universities discussed and came to an agreement on the development of engineer training program with 180 credits and training time from 5 to 5.5 years. During studying time, students can choose to graduate with a bachelor's degree and then continue studying a master's degree, or an engineer’s degree. The universities are committed to having unity and supporting each other in the training process.

The universities have announced their commitments and implementation timeline in the period of 2020 and 2021. Speaking at the announcement ceremony, Prof. Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Long said that the University of Transport and Communications would seriously implement this program to express  the responsibility of technical universities to the society. With 75 years of establishment and development, the UTC is committed to ensuring the learning outcomes and improving the educational quality.

Attending the ceremony, the Acting Director of MOET Higher Education Department Nguyen Thu Thuy congratulated 7 universities for their initiatives to improve the quality of education, providing high-qualified and specialized human resources  for society.

Some photos at the ceremony: