Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT) achieving the highest number of internationally accredited programs in Viet Nam

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Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT) achieving the highest number of internationally accredited programs in Viet Nam

Up to present, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT), Vietnam National University – HCM, has earned nine AUN-QA accredited programs, making it the first university in the country gaining the highest number of programs accredited by AUN-QA.

Experts from AUN University Network are evaluating the quality of academic programs at HCMUT for AUN-QA accreditation

Those are the achievements of accreditation activities that have just been released by the University.

“Earning AUN-QA accreditation confirms the significant progress of HCMUT in terms of developing academic quality. The University has set a goal towards 2017 to make each faculty (HCMUT has 11 faculties) obtain at least 1 program accredited by AUN”, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vu Dinh Thanh, HCMUT Rector said.

ASEAN University Network-Quality Assurance (AUN-QA) was launched in 2004 by ASEAN University Network with the purpose of enhancing quality assurance process of universities in the region, directing to the supports in learners’ mobility to accumulate credits from accredited programs within the network.

Besides, HCMUT is also working on orientation towards getting its academic programs accredited by ABET, EUR-ACE, FIBAA, ACBSP etc.

Pham Thi Bich, MSc, Vice-Director of Center for Educational Testing and Quality Assessment, VNU-HCM added that Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering, HCMUT has joined ABET accreditation activities since 2008 in the framework of “Capacity Building for Research and Training” project. At the end of the project, ABET experts supported in consulting the University on upgrading its academic quality.

Until November 2013, the abovementioned programs was accredited by ABET. These are the first two programs in Viet Nam winning ABET accreditation.

The four Accreditation Commissions lead and conduct ABET accreditation activities. The two programs at HCMUT were accredited by two commissions:  Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) and Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC).

ABET has 8 general criteria: Students, Program Educational Objectives, Student Outcomes, Continuous Improvement, Curriculum, Faculty, Facilities and Institutional Support.

In addition, each academic program requires particular criteria relating to knowledge and professional skills of graduates.

Up to now, ABET has accredited 3,100 programs of 670 universities in 24 countries.

In Southeast Asia, in addition to Vietnam, ABET also accredited three academic programs in Indonesia, 33 programs in Philippines and 1 program in Singapore.

ABET, incorporated as the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc., was established by American engineering societies in 1932. This is a prestigious accreditation agency which is recognized by international community, Council for Higher Education Accreditation in the US as well as other accreditation organizations.

Below is the list of accredited programs at HCMUT, VNU- HCM

Accreditation organization

Accredited programs

Accreditation Validity

ABET

Computer Science

2014 – 2019

Computer Engineering

2014 – 2019

AUN-QA

Electronic Engineering- Telecommunication

2010 – 2014

Manufacturing Engineering

2012 – 2016

Industrial & Civil Construction

2013 – 2017

Chemical Engineering

2013 – 2017

Control Engineering and Automation

2014 – 2018

Industrial Management

2014 – 2018

Engineering Mechanics

2015 – 2019

Industrial Systems Engineering

2015 – 2019

Electrical – Electronic Engineering (Advanced Program)

2015 – 2019

EUR-ACE

(CTI – ENAEE)

Mechatronics

2010 – 2016

Aeronautical Engineering

Advanced Materials

Polymer-Composite

Telecommunication

Energy Systems Engineering

EUR-ACE

(CTI)

Building and Energy Effiency

2014 – 2016

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