Undergraduate Biotechnology – Introduction
Undergraduate Biotechnology – Introduction

The Biotechnology program at Industrial University of Ho Chi Minh city is a general Applied and Natural Science program that serves Vietnamese economy. The program was first established in December 2004 as a 4-year program with a fixed curriculum system of the Institute of Biotechnology and Food-technology, Industrial University of Ho Chi Minh City. The Biotechnology program endeavors to develop graduates with a broad understanding of science and its methods, engineering and its applications, and the use of these methods in solving problems in industry, business, and government. In 2014, the Biotechnology program became a credit system with a total of 155 credit hours and the designed graduation period about 4 years.

In December 2017, the credit hour was changed from 45 minutes into 50 minutes according to the new university policy. Therefore, the curriculum changed to 146 credit hours system. This new curriculum was applied for the student who enrolled in fall semester of 2018. In 2019, we first established the Master of Science program for Biotechnology.

In 2020, the Biotechnology program changed into 156 credit hours and the graduation period is 4.5 years. The new curriculum is applied from 2020-2021 academic year.

Program Enrollment and Degree Data

Program Educational Objectives

Our graduates after 3 years are expected to be able to:

  • Analyze, design, and operate biotechnology systems.
  • Effectively develop professional skills with strong work ethic to succeed in industries and related fields of biotechnology.
  • Self-study and self-train in a constantly changing professional world.

Student Outcomes

After completing the Biotechnology program, graduates will have:

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve broadly defined technical or scientific problems by applying knowledge of mathematics and science and/or technical topics to areas relevant to biological technology.
  2. An ability to formulate or design a system, process, procedure or program to meet desired needs of biological technology.
  3. An ability to develop and conduct experiments or test hypotheses; analyze and interpret data and use scientific judgment to draw conclusions.
  4. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  5. An ability to understand the ethical and professional responsibilities and the impact of technical and/or scientific solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  6. An ability to function effectively on teams that establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, and analyze risk and uncertainty.