Introducing the Unified Bachelor’s – Master’s program at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) for Van Lang students

(VLU, 26/04/2021) - From 1st to 24th of April, 2021, Van Lang University cooperated with the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) - Thailand to organize virtual exchange seminars introducing 12 Unified Bachelor’s- Master’s programs for students from the faculty of Information Technology, Engineering, Technology, Commerce, Banking and Finance and Business Administration.

The Virtual Exchange seminar took place in the following days:
April 1, 2021- Faculty of Information Technology
April 7, 2021- Faculty of Engineering
09/04/2021- Faculty of Commerce
April 22, 2021 (morning) - Faculty of Technology
April 22, 2021 (afternoon) - Faculty of Business Administration and Faculty of Finance and Banking

The event has created an opportunity for students of different faculties to participate in talks and sharing form representatives of 03 schools of AIT Institute: Professor Dieter Trau, Rector of School of Engineering and Technology (SET).), Professor Vilas Nitivattananon – Rector of the School of Environmental Resources and Development (SERD) and Professor Roger Levermore – Rector of the School of Business and Management (SOM).

Representatives from AIT Institute in Vietnam including Mr. Phung Van Dong, Director of AIT Vietnam and Ms. Pham Thi Thanh Thuy, Head of the Southern Representative Office will accompany with Van Lang students during the virtual exchange programs in April.

In each session, the students also met with representatives from different faculties of Van Lang University including Assoc. Dr. Le Thi Kim Oanh, Dean of Faculty of Technology; Dr. Hoang Le Minh, Dean of Faculty of Information Technology; Dr. Bui Minh Phung, Vice Dean of Faculty of Information Technology; Dr. Le Hung Tien, Dean of Faculty of Engineering; Dr. Nguyen Thi Thu Ha, Dean of Banking and Finance Faculty; Dr. Nguyen Quynh Mai, Dean of Faculty of Business Administration as well as teachers of the faculties.

vlu chuong trinh giao luu truc tuyen ait aThe Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) was established in 1959 with the aim of training high quality human resources for Asia. The institute specializes in postgraduate programs and focuses on engineering, environmental and management studies. Headquartered in Thailand, AIT is the world's first and only non-governmental and non-profit institution.

The series of virtual exchange seminar was the result of the Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony between the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and Van Lang University (September 30, 2020) for 12 Unified programs including: Biotechnology, Biomedical technology, Environmental Engineering Technology, Data Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology, Business Administration, Information System Management, Banking and Finance, Commerce, Marketing and Logistics.

During the seminar, students were provided with information about training programs and policies when studying at AIT as well as information about “hot” occupations and fields in the job market such as: Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Supply Chain Management, Data Science, etc. These topics are presented by professors teaching at AIT.

vlu chuong trinh giao luu truc tuyen ait eProfessor Huynh Trung Luong, Lecturer at School of Engineering and Technology (SET) talked with students of Faculty of Engineering about the trend and application of Artificial Intelligence in Supply Chain Management (April 7, 2021).

Optimized Learning Program

The Unified Bachelor’s – Master’s program allows students to earn a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in minimum of 5 years with the following schedule:

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With the unique curriculum of each faculty, students can choose to study programs at AIT Institute according their field of interest.

Students of the Faculty of Information Technology can choose one of the following programs:

  1. Computer Science (CS)
  2. Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (DS&AI)
  3. Information and communication technology
  4. Information System Management
  5. IOT (Internet of Things) System Engineering
  6. Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems (RS & GIS)
  7. Software Engineering
  8. Telecommunications

vlu chuong trinh giao luu truc tuyen ait fStudents of the Faculty of Information Technology participated in the exchange program on April 1, 2021 and took photos with the teachers.

Students of the Faculty of Engineering can choose one of the following programs:

  1. Computer Science
  2. Data Science and Artificial Intelligence
  3. Information and Communication Technology
  4. Information System Management
  5. IOT Systems Engineering (Internet of Things)
  6. Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems (RS & GIS)
  7. Mechatronics
  8. Microelectronics and embedded systems
  9. Bio-Nanomaterials Science and Engineering
  10. Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  11. Sustainable energy conversion

Students of the Faculty of Technology can choose one of the following programs:

  1. Bio-Nanomaterial Science and Engineering
  2. Food engineering and biological processes
  3. Innovation in Food, Nutrition and Health (FINH)
  4. Climate change and sustainable development
  5. Sustainable energy conversion
  6. Urban environment management
  7. Environmental Engineering and Management

vlu chuong trinh giao luu truc tuyen ait dStudents and teachers took photos during the exchange program of the Faculty of Technology on the morning of April 22, 2021

Students majoring in Economics can choose one of the following programs:

  1. International Finance
  2. Business Analytics and Digital Transformation
  3. Climate change and sustainable development

In order to be eligible for the Unified  Bachelor’s – Master’s Program of the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and Van Lang University, students must achieve:

GPA in the first 7 semesters: ≥ 2.75 (according to the program at Van Lang)

English level: IELTS ≥ 6.0 or equivalent before entering the main program.

In case students do not have an English certificate or have not reached the required level, students have 2 options:

  1. English Entry Test - EET is organized by AIT and requires 6.0
    Exam fee is: 650,000 VND.
  1. Complete an online English course - by AIT.

vlu chuong trinh giao luu truc tuyen ait mMr. Le Hung Tien, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, gave advice to students in the seminar on April 7, 2021: “Achieving the required English level is important for students to study international programs .In particular, students need to focus on reading and writing skills to be able to research and analyze specialized documents."

Relieve worries about tuition fees for students

vlu chuong trinh giao luu truc tuyen ait nMs. Pham Thi Thanh Thuy, Head of the Southern Representative Office of AIT Institute answered students’ questions in the exchange seminar.

In this Unified Program at  AIT, international students must complete 4 semesters (3 main semesters and 1 summer semester) in 2 years including 48 credits with tuition fee for the whole course: 840,000 THB. Meanwhile, Van Lang students only need to complete 30 credits in 1.5 year with the total tuition fee: 540,000 THB.

In addition, the tuition fee for the online English course (entry English program for those who have not obtained an international English certificate) will be refunded after students officially start the AIT program.

Every year, the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) offers a lot of attractive scholarships for students. According to statistics, AIT offers more than 20 scholarship programs and most students and learners are enrolling with these scholarship programs. Moreover, students with good academic records can register as teaching assistants with a salary of THB 7,000/month during their studies.

vlu chuong trinh giao luu ait eStudents of Faculty of Commerce asked questions at the seminar on April 9, 2021

VLU grants full scholarships to talented students

The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)'s Professional Master's Degree in Data Science (DS) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) was designed in collaboration with  Eramus Association for DS&AI - a group of 15 leading centers in Europe and Asia, with a mission to bring advanced education according to European standards. The program is taught by leading professors in Computer Science, Information Management and Artificial Intelligence. The first course in Vietnam is expected to open on June 1, 2021.

Van Lang University will sponsor a total fee (12 months) for last year students preparing to graduate/former students majoring in Information Technology, Engineering, or related disciplines, who wish to attend this program. To receive the scholarship, students need to commit to work at Van Lang University after graduating from the program. This policy does not only create opportunities to study in an international environment but also ensures jobs for students after graduation.

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 In the future, the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) will continue to cooperate with Van Lang University and Faculties to implement activities to make the program more popular among students. The Unified Bachelor's-Master’s program offers one more good choice for Van Lang students in the path of self-development and finding opportunities after graduation.

Source: Gia Han
Photo: Thinh Tran, Nguyen Thai, Dang Anh, Lee Minh Phuong

 

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