Bachelor in Bridge and Highway Engineering
Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology

USD 16,700 (Per Year)
3-4 years

Course Description


PROGRAM SUMMARY

  • Bachelor of Engineering in Bridge and Highway, awarded by Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (Bach Khoa)
  • Duration: 4 years
  • No. of credits: 140 credits
  • Medium of instruction: English
  • Campus: Downtown campus
  • Intakes: August, January
  • Tuition fee: approx. 16,700 USD*
(*for studying 4 years in Vietnam)

OVERVIEW

Bridge and Highway Engineering is the application of technology and scientific principles to the planning, functional design, operation and management of facilities to provide for the safe, efficient, and environmentally compatible movement of people and goods. Students will develop knowledge and skills in the planning, design, construction and implementation of building and infrastructure facilities specialized in roadways and bridges.

CAREER OPPORTUNITY

Opportunities for students graduating with Bridge and Highway Engineering Degree are expected to increase in the next decades. The job varies depending on the nature of the transport system and the size and type of employer. Graduates may generally involve in analyzing data, identifying problems and solving them with innovative solutions. They may also develop new roads and design traffic patterns. Besides that, supervision of transportation construction is usually included in transportation engineer tasks.

Some of the popular jobs in Bridge and Highway Engineering are listed, but not restricted to, as the following:
  • Construction Engineer: working onsite to manage the construction and to ensure that a particular project is on schedule, is built according to the design and is safe for the workers involved.
  • Transportation Planner: planning to build transportation roadways and facilities together with balancing the needs and concerns of the public with the demands of the project.
  • Transportation Designer: Designing transportation projects considering the cost and the impact to the surrounding environment.
  • Graduates can become consultants for transportation constructions or lecturers in colleges and universities as well.
TRANSFER OPPORTUNITIES

Students have 2 options:
Option 1:
Students study at HCMUT – Bach Khoa (HCMUT) for 4 years and get the Bachelor of Bridge and Highway Engineering awarded by HCMUT – Bach Khoa (HCMUT).

Option 2:
After completing 02 years at HCMUT – Bach Khoa (HCMUT), students with financial and academic eligibility may transfer to our partner universities the later 02 years to complete their study for Bachelor degree. The official bachelor degree is awarded by the partner universities.
HCMUT – Bach Khoa (HCMUT) is currently working to associate the program with our partner universities in USA and Australia. The information will be updated here soon.

CURRICULUM STRUCTURE

Semester 1
Physical Education 1;
Social Skills;
Soft skills;
Linear Algebra;
Calculus 1;
General Physics 1;
Introduction to Engineering;
Humans and Environment;
General Physics Lab.

Semester 2
Physical Education 2;
Calculus 2;
General Physics 2;
General Chemistry;
Civil Engineering Drawing;
Theoretical Mechanics.

Semester 3
Physical Education 3;
Probability & Statistics;
Strength of Materials;
Fluid Mechanics;
Inorganic Chemistry;
Vietnamese Languages and Cultures 1.

Semester 4
Numerical Methods;
Mechanics of Structures;
Construction Materials;
Engineering Geology;
Basis of Surveying;
*Summer Field Trip

Semester 5
Soil Mechanics;
Steel Structures 1;
Reinforced Concrete Structures 1;
Hydraulics and Hydrology in Bridge & Highways;
Vietnamese Languages and Cultures 2;
*01 elective subject of the following:
Construction Economics and Laws;
Principles of Construction Economics and Management.

Semester 6
Bridge Design 1;
Foundation Engineering;
Highway Engineering 1;
Highway Construction & Maintenance;
Project in Foundation Engineering;
Project in Highway Design.
Vietnamese Languages and Cultures 3;
*Summer Internship

Semester 7
Structural Testing;
Bridge & Highway Foundations;
Bridge Construction;
Thesis Proposal;
Project in Bridge Design;
*02 elective subjects of the following:
Bridge Design 2; 
Applied  Informatics to Bridge & Highway Engineering;
Topics in Transportation Construction;
Highway  Engineering 2;
Experiments & Highway  Materials;
Dynamics of Structures.

Semester 8
Graduation Thesis;
Vietnamese Languages and Cultures 4;
*01 elective subject of the following:
Construction Project Management;
Railway Engineering;
Tunnel Engineering;
Urban Transit Systems;

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