This Bachelor curriculum - Science and Technology - is managed by USTH and follow strictly the Bologna process (3 years with 180 ECTS). The ECTS is based on the principle that 60 credits represent the workload of a full-time student in one academic year. The student workload of a full-time study program in Europe amount in most cases to around 1500-1800 hours per year, therefore 1-credit is equivalent to 25-30 working hours (in class, practice, homework, assignment). The first 2-semesters are constitute the foundation year, including the natural sciences (mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology), informatics and English courses.
From the second year, students will be provided with scientific/technological competences and knowledge covering multiple domains, methodology and tools. Afterwards, the significant subjects falling under the umbrella of Space science/technology and its applications comprise Earth Observation & Modeling, Astrophysics and Satellite Technologies. The courses offered are the main building blocks of Space science and technology. Emphasis has also been given to research and applications oriented areas: space mission design and analysis, satellite technology and control, space materials, astrophysics, GIS, remote sensing, etc. It uses new space-age technologies like satellite positioning, space data visualizations, analysis tools and space data interpretation to greatly advance scientific understanding of Earth surface and its systems. About 30% of training time is devoted to practical works in disciplinary teaching modules. These modules maybe based on studying industrial systems, on projects and/or on training periods.
Besides, this training program also allows students to develop the inter-disciplinary skills: English, French, project organization and management, personal development (scientific writing, communication, creativity and entrepreneurship, and team working skills).
Career opportunities and further studies
By the end of the program, graduates will have gained valuable professional knowledge allowing them to apply experimental and theoretical tools, either to pursue a Master’s degree at USTH or foreign institutions (Europe, Canada, USA, and Japan) or to adopt to Vietnam employment market. The job placements in space and applications related areas have the strong characteristic of diversity and multi-disciplinary and contribute to all socioeconomic activities of the country:
- Space and Satellite Technologies
- Astros dynamics: different subsystems of spacecraft/ satellite
- Remote Sensing/ GIS techniques: Space and Earth data processing/ analysis techniques/monitoring
- Meteorology, Atmospheric Sciences
- Space Physics: Astronomy and Astrophysics.