Faculty of Automotive Engineering Technology (FAET), formerly known as Department of Automobile Engineering, was established from the first days of the foundation of Industrial University of Ho Chi Minh City (11/11/1956). In March 1999, Department of Automobile Engineering has renamed the Automotive Center and since December 2004, Faculty of Automotive Engineering Technology.
Faculty of Automotive Engineering Technology is in charge of Automotive Engineering Technology training, including Automotive engine, Automotive Frame – Chassis and Automotive Electronics – Electronics. All faculty members of the Faculty have good and qualified professional skills along with a spirit of dynamism, enthusiasm and dedication to their jobs. The slogan of the Faculty of Automotive Engineering Technology is “Innovation – Dynamics – Integration”.
The Faculty of Automotive Engineering Technology is equipped with the Laboratory on the 4th floor of Building X, which is with an area of nearly 2,000 m2 and many modern equipment and machines for teaching and training occupational skills and scientific research of faculty and students.
2. EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY:
The Faculty uses the educational philosophy of the University as the Faculty’s educational philosophy. The IUH’s educational philosophy is “Quality, sustainable development, international integration”.
Currently, the Faculty has 38 lecturers, including 10 Doctors, 2 Fellows, 21 Masters and 5 graduate students. The numbers of students of the Faculty are annually about 1,300 students.
By 2025, the Faculty of Automotive Engineering Technology will become a place for training human resources, scientific research and technology transfer in the field of automotive engineering towards application, among the top 10 of leading universities in Vietnam, across Games with advanced countries in the region.
Provide high – quality human resources with high professional and occupational skills to access the practice in the field of automotive engineering. Implement cooperation, scientific research and technology transfer with units in the same field.
The Faculty of Automotive Engineering Technology offers training at all levels: university, college, and vocational training. The students of the Faculty after graduation all have good occupational skills and attitudes to meet the requirements of domestic and foreign enterprises.
The mission of the Faculty of Automotive Engineering Technology is to organize and manage the training process and to carry out scientific research and technology transfer. Moreover, the Faculty implements cooperation programs with enterprises, companies and organizations of domestic and international professional associations to create opportunities in the field of cooperation in training, scientific research and technology transfer.
The Faculty of Automotive Engineering Technology creates regularly students to participate in national and international professional skills competitions and has many students achieving high prizes.
In particular, in the automotive technology skills tests, the Faculty has had 3 students who won the first, second and third prizes at the National level, and 1 student won the ASEAN Gold Medal (2004). Annually, the Faculty also organizes students to design and participate in competitions of energy-saving cars in the nation and the world. Students of the Faculty regularly participate in the activities of physical and sports training and have won the second and third prizes in the whole team during the whole sports festival in many years.
Students participate in the Shell Eco – Marathon Competition in Malaysia
The Faculty members have achieved many achievements in work such as excellent teachers at the University, emulation soldier at the grassroots levels, emulation soldiers at the ministerial levels, and certificate of merit of the Prime Minister.
7. THE DEVELOPMENT ORIENTATION OF UNITS TO 2025
Building a modern laboratory, developing a team of high – quality faculty with 25% reaching the doctoral level to meet the training of high-quality human resources and conducting scientific research, technology transfer, and preparing for postgraduate training.
Fostering a team of lecturers who are strong in theory and good in practice and get some certificates of foreign languages and information technology, meeting the tasks of training, scientific research and international cooperation.
Developing the training programs that meet national accreditation standards in 2018, meet the AUN – QA accreditation standards by the end of 2020, and carrying out training Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from 2018.
Building material facilities to reach the goal by 2020, Laboratories – Practices reach regional and international levels, meeting the training of human resources according to social requirements and development orientation of Vietnam Automobile Industry of the Government, serving masters’ degree training in 2018.
The exchange between students of the Faculty of Automotive Engineering Technology with THACO Company, 2014
Regularly implementing intimate relationships with enterprises to serve the training process, conducting scientific research and technology transfer between the University and enterprises.
Training students with good knowledge, professional skills and soft skills sufficiently to actively participate in the domestic, regional and international labor markets, and being able to train themselves to become excellent technology experts in the future.
8. CURRICULUM OF AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY
The training program of automotive engineering technology provides students with knowledge for solving problems and applied research in the field of automotive engineering; practical skills, ability to work independently, teamwork and self-study; have professional attitude and behavior, respect for differences.
The Faculty regularly focuses on updating the training program in the direction of modernization and positive learners, and builds a training and testing process, seriously evaluating each subject. Basing on referring to the training programs and models of the universities in advanced countries to identify goals and develop training programs associated with meeting the demands of the industry in the best way.
Workshop of enterprises’ comments on the automotive technology-training program
The Faculty members regularly study to improve their qualifications, always approach practical production and modern technology, and participate in annual training according to plans at enterprises to enhance professional skills.
The Faculty is interested in investing in modern and synchronous equipment, creating conditions for students to familiarize themselves with the reality of businesses to avoid being surprised after graduation. Focusing on training students with professional knowledge, communication skills, foreign language skills and soft skills throughout the training process.
The Faculty regularly connects with enterprises, implements activities between the University and enterprises to improve the training quality, carry out technology transfer and scientific research.
9. GRADUATES’ EMPLOYMENT DATA:
Participate in the management and directly work in positions including technology, services, business and customer care of automobile manufacturing and assembling enterprises, sale services and Car maintenance – repair.
Working at research centers, testing centers, technical vehicle inspection units and movers; technical room, investment promotion office of departments and branches related to the automotive engineering field.
Training occupational skills related to automotive technology in universities and businesses.