General Introductions

15:35 - 25/05/2015





Thai Nguyen University of Technology has experienced for nearly 50 years of construction and development. The university was established on August 19th, 1965 according to Decision No. 164.CP of the Government Excutive Committee as a branch of Hanoi University of Technology and Science in Thai Nguyen, i.e., a steel industrial zone.

Thai Nguyen University of Technology takes the duty of education and training  with both Undergraduate and Post-Graduate programs.

Undergraduate program: Since 1965, the university has implemented the training for the first undergraduate class with only few majors, and then more programs were added with both middle and higher education levels. At present, the undergraduate program has 28 majors with more than 11.000 students (in which, 8622 full-time students, 429 combined-program students and 2079 part-time students).

Post-Graduate program: The university has provided Master program since 1998 and Doctoral program since 2006. At the moment, the Master program includes five different majors, while the Doctoral programs covers three majors.

1. Undergraduate training

1.1 Programs and Majors

The university offers 16 training programs with 28 majors for Undergraduate, including:

Two advanced programs taught in English: Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. Taking these programs, students not only comprehend the specialized knowledge and skills such as: designing, conducting experiments and testing the innovative solutions in practice, and processing the results to determine the engineering solutions; but also are capable of using English, effective commucation and team-work skills. It offers more opportunities for good occupations.

Mechanical Engineering program with 4 majors: Mechanical design and manufacture, Mechanical Machinary manufacture, Dynamic mechanics and Processing engineering. Completing these programs, students have ability to establish assumptions, search and collect data; ability to design, conduct experiments and test for innovative solutions in practice; in addition, ability to process the results to determine engineering solutions.

Material Engineering program with 01 major: Material Engineering. Holding a Bachelor degree of Material Engineering, students are able to design, establish and conduct experiments and practice; also, ability to analyze, process the results to determine the characteristic and structure of materials, and look for engineering solutions.

Mechatronics Engineering program with 01 major: Mechatronics Engineering. Taking this program, students will have ability to establish assumptions, search and collect data; also, ability to design, conduct experiments and test for innovative solutions in practice.

Electrical and Electronics Engineering program with 03 majors: Electrical Engineering, Electric Sytems and Electric Equipments. After graduation, students have ability to solve the technical problems by applying methods and techniques, e.g., analysis, synthesis; computation, and design of control systems, electric distribution systems and manufacturing electrical appliances and controllers.

Control Engineering and Automation program with 02 majors: Automation of Industrial Enterprises and Control Engineering. Students are able to understand the principles and analysis methods of automatic control systems employed in small and medium industrial enterprises, especially high-quality automatic driven systems, and processing controls in industrial application.

Electronics and Communication Engineering program with 02 majors: Electronic Telecommunication and Electronics Engineering. After graduation, students have knowledge in designing, analyzing and evaluating communication problems in both simulation and practice; also, analyzing and designing all levels of electronic circuits (i.e., from simple to complicated).

Computer Engineering program with 01 major: Industrial Information Technology. Students have in-depth knowledge on embedded systems, computer network, and software technology.

Environment Engineering program with 01 major: Environment Engineering. Taking this program, students have in-depth knowledge on environment engineering and ability to solve technical problems by using methods and techniques of analysis, estimation, computation and experiments.

Construction Engineering program with 1 major: Residential and Industrial construction. Taking this program, students are able to design and implement construction works, analyze, model and evaluate contruction problems.

Transportation Construction Engineering program with 01 major: After graduation of transportation construction engineering, students have ability to design and implement transportation construction works including analysis, modeling and evaluation.

Manufacturing Technology program with 01 major (04 years): Metal Cutting Technology. Students will have in-depth knowledge on the technical solutions for manufacturing process and production management.

Automobile technology Engineering (04 years) with 01 major: Students after graduation have in-depth knowledge of automobile and driven machine; management, service trading, testing of automobile and driven machine.

Electrical and electronic Engineering (04 years) with 01 major: Supply students with an in-depth understanding about automation process and power supply.

Engineering education program with 03 majors: Technical Teacher Training in Mechanical Engineering; Technical Teacher Training in Electrical Engineering and Technical Teacher Training in Information Technology. Students after graduation will have wide knowledge not only in teaching technique but also in mechanic, electricity and information technology.

Industrial Economics program with 02 majors (04 years): Industrial Business Accounting and Industrial management. Supply students with an in-depth knowledge about accounting regulations, accounting policies, applied information technology in accounting, tax declaration; analysis, synthesis, evaluation and preparation for necessary accounting reports. Understand and apply the principle rules in social and natural field of in order to analyze and suggest economical policies (Mathematic, Sociology and Economics laws)

Industrial Management program with 01 major (04 years): Students are able to have knowledge of scientific foundation of administrative decision, industrial production management, project management.

1.2. Training program

   The university has checked and adjusted all training modules of different majors in order to meet the social needs. After 5 years implementing 150-credit regular training program, the university has completed checking and adjusting all 23 five-year regular training programs. In which, outcomes standard is established; the logic of program structure, knowledge, skills and specializations are particularly focused. Therefore, these programs have applied for K47 students upward.  After graduation, students would have their own political stand, good morality, knowledge and skills about career that could meet social needs. 

From the 2014-2015 academic year, the curriculum of most of the basic and specialized modules  compiled, translated from English textbooks will replace the present lectures.

1.3. Training organization

Up to now, there are 12 units participating in the training program, including faculties, centers and departments pertaining to University with total lecturers of 416 members, in which:

-         8 Associate Professors

-         32 PhDs

-         282 MAs

-         94 engineers.

More than 93% of lecturers get TOEFL ITP 450 upward in which more than 40% get TOEFL ITP 500 upward.

Lecturers’ offices

Thai Nguyen University of Technology has used five 4–floor buildings with total area of 10.300 m2 for lecturers’ offices. All lecturers of faculties have their own room, in which 01 private office for each Associate Professor and PhD; sharing office for each two MAs (Total area is more than 20m2). After lecture time, lecturers will work, do research and help students in studying.


E-learning system – Teacher and Student interaction

By using E-learning system, the way to communication between teachers and students is much easier. Lecturers can easily update all lectures, exercises, answer keys, examinations, grading, etc. online. Students will be provided all of documents related to studying every day and every week. In addition, students can send exercises and questions to lecturers through system and get the answer faster. Almost all exercises of modules are taken from English books.

The university has implemented a credit-based training system since 2006 up to now and the 6 graduated classes are highly evaluated by society.

With the aim to develop the capacity and quality of student through self-working, self-studying, the training organization has implemented as below:

 - Class organization: There are no more than 80 students in a class and arrangement of maximum 2 continuous periods in each course per half-day; in each half-day  there are maximum 4 periods.

  - All of theoretical modules have component grade with the percentage regulated in the syllabus. Module evaluation result will be the average of component marks and final examination (There are 3 component marks in each credit including 02 tests and 01 homework).

-  Before taking internship, experimentation and graduation internship, students are required to read independently, self-study and learn at home on purpose, objectives, content, equipment and processes so that they can implement by themselves. Teachers’s roles are only to monitor, explain and evaluate the results.

-  For students to meet employers’ English requirement when they graduate, our university has prescribed different English standards for them, namely: Students who will graduate  in 2015 have to meet Toefl ITP 390, graduate in 2019 must meet Toefl ITP 430, and graduate in 2020 have to acquire ITP TOEFL 450 (standard under the foreign language project in 2020 by the Ministry of Education and Training). So, our university creates an assessment to classify K50 students by their English proficiency. We also organize a separate semester English, supporting them a part of the tuition, to ensure that K50 students will meet the English standard of the Ministry of Education & Training when they graduate.

-  Results of the whole learning courses are based on the academic performance and the discipline of students.

Decentralization of training management between the university and Faculties

The University has a decentralization of training management throughout the board of directors, department of training and faculties. This is:

- The board of directors instructs directly the department of training all tasks related to the training of the University.

- The main tasks of the department of training are:

            + Be responsible for admission of types of training.

+ Manage the training curriculum.

+ Establish the training plan.

+ Plan the examination, testing schedule and estimate modules.

+ Manage the transcript of all students.

+ Examine the learning outcomes.

- The main tasks of faculties are:

+ Construct the training curriculum and syllabi.

            + Assign teaching, manage and be responsible for teaching.

+ Organize examinations,  tests and grading.

+ Manage student’s grades in parallel with management system of department of training.

+ Consider student’s study grades in parallel with department of training.

+ Be responsible for receiving applications and requests and keep contacts with the department of training to answer students' questions about training issues.

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1.4 Facilities for training

1.4.1. Classroom buiding system

            The classroom buiding system consists of classrooms equipped with the best facilities for teaching and learning such as Projector, chalk board and a modern lighting system. The system is arranged:



Name of building

Serving ability

Number of classroom ≤ 60 students

Number of classroom ≤ 80 students

Number of classroom ≤ 100 students

Number of classroom ≤ 150 students

Number of classroom ≤ 200 students






























14.2. Library and open learning materials

The library is modern with full equipment and materials regularly updated to cater for the teaching and learning of staff and students:





Books, reference materials in English


1711 names of book

2435 books


Books, reference materials in Vietnamese


3067 names of book

96338 books


Number of seats in labrary

1000 seats



The library has computer labs for students to access and search books, reference materials of the course as well as access the open learning material system of Thai Nguyen University.

1.4.3. Wifi system in the campus and dormitory

Free wifi system coverages almost the entire working area of the staff and the dormitories.

1.4.4. The laboratory, practice  workshop

To meet the training renovation with the goal that learning associates with practice, theory associates with the practice, the University always focuses on the experimental work. Currently the University has one laboratory equipped with modern facilities which meet the needs of not only undergraduate students but also MA and PhD students. Besides, the University has one empirical centre to ensure that students will meet the requirements of practical skills after their graduation.

1.5. Tuition and other learning servicing fees.

1.5.1. Tuition


- Advanced program and international joint training program: 17.000.000VND/year

          - Full-time study:

+ Field of Engineering: 6.500.000 VND/year

+ Field of Economics: 5.500.000 VND/year

- Inter-formal study:

+ Field of Engineering: 9.750.000 VND/year

+ Field of Economics: 8.250.000 VND/year

- Part time study:

+ Field of Engineering: 9.750.000 VND/year

+ Field of Economics: 8.250.000 VND/year


1.5.2. Other fees

Students in dorms: 80.000 VND/year


2. Post-Graduate training program.

2.1 Training programs and majors

TNUT has 5 training majors ofmaster’s degree and 2 training majors of Ph.D degree.

The Training Majors OfMaster's degree:

Mechanical Engineering:After graduation, students have abilities in finding, establishing solutions, searching and teamwork skills; designing, doing experiment and testing for new technology in order to apply to real situations. Students also have the ability to consider in the overall problem, identify the relationships and interactions in the process; arrange, identify the important factors and capabilities of analyzing to select alternative solutions.

Technical Mechanic: After graduation, students have abilities in finding, establishing solutions, searching and teamwork skills; designing, doing experiment and testing for new technology in order to apply to real situations. Students also have the ability to consider in the overall problem, identify the relationships and interactions in the process; arrange, identify the important factors and capabilities of analyzing to select alternative solutions.

Control Engineering and Automation:    

Students have abilities in finding, establishing solutions, searching and teamwork skills; doing experiment and testing for new technology to design automatic control system and automation applied in manufacturing processes.

Electrical Engineering: students have abilities to find solutions and integrate information, capabilities of testing, verifying methods to provide system designing, capabilities of controlling and monitoring electric power system.

Electronics Engineering: students have abilities in finding, establishing solutions, searching and teamwork skills; doing experiment and testing for new design of electrical and electronics circuits.

Training Majors of Ph.D Programs

Mechanical Engineering: After successfully defending the PhD thesis, Ph.D candidates will become experts in the field of Mechanical Engineering.

Control Engineering and Automation: After successfully defendingthe PhD thesis, PhD candidates will become experts in the field of Control Engineering and Automation.

2.2 Academic training program

The university’s curriculum for Master programs has been adjusted to meet social requirements. Training program is structured in 40 credits in 1.5 years. After graduation, students have a good political spirit, good manner, knowledge of major and skills for requirements of society.

Since 2013, in order to improve the applied ability of the research, students are encouraged to do Master thesis including experiment.

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2.3 Training implementation

Master program training is implemented:

+ Every class has been separated according to the major. The study process is arranged in weekdays and weekend (maximum 5 periods for one class meeting).

+ Evaluating for each credit: Discussion, regular tests, homework 50% and final examination 50%.

+ Almost all credits have experiment training.

+ After complete training program, students will be given a thesis topic suitable to training program.

PhD Training program is implemented:

Complywiththe regulations of the Ministry of Education and Training and Thai Nguyen University.

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2.4 Facilities support for training

2.4.1 Lecture hall system

Graduate students are arranged to study in private lecture hall A8 or following the arrangement of Office of Training


Lecture Hall Name

Serving ability

Quantity of rooms £ 60 students

Quantity of rooms £ 80 students

Quantity of rooms £ 100 students

Quantity of rooms £ 150 students

Quantity of rooms £ 200 students





























2.4.2 Lecturers’ working rooms.

Graduate students have permission to work together with lecturers in their room in A1-A5 buildings

2.4.3 Library and Open learning resource

The modern university’s library provides full facilities and up to date materials to serve teaching and studying of lecturers, staff and students.





Books and reference materials in English

1711 titles

2435 books


Number of books in Vietnamese

3067 titles

96338 books


Number of seats in Library

1000 seats


There is a computer room for the purpose of accessing and searching for books, reference materials as well as accessing to open learning resource of Thai Nguyen University.

2.4.4 Wireless network system on campus and dormitory

There is a free Wi-Fi network system covering almost allareas: working places of lecturer and staff and student dormitory.

2.4.5 Laboratory rooms

To meet the innovation in assigning thesis topics associated with experiments, our university has 01 Center for Laboratories equipped with modern devices for study and research of Graduate students and PhD candidates.

2.5 Tuition fee and additional fee for studying

2.5.1 Tuition fee:

+ Master: 9.750.000 VND/year

+ Doctor: 16.250.000 VND/year

2.5.2 Additional fee

Fee for dormitory: 80.000 VND/month