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Sofware Engineering, Code: 7480103, standard program


1.1. Introduction to the program

We can not live in a modern world without computers and software. Most of the modern electronic devices today are controlled by software. Almost all the sectors such as Industrial production and distribution, banking services, securities, real estate, tourism etc. use computers and software to handle most of their work. Especially the field of entertainment such as computer games, movies, music, and television has shown significant growth and they mostly use specialized software to handle complex tasks. This shows how essential is the use of software for uplifting our economic and social life.

Software Engineering is a training program about the software development process in a professional way to create high-quality software products that meet the specific business needs in the production of the commune. Students in this major are equipped with in-depth knowledge related to software engineering, including software development process, software application skills, and software development support. During the tenure, students also acquire the necessary knowledge related to the phases implemented during the life-cycle of a software project such as requirements collection, analysis, design, programming, testing, operation and maintenance of software.

After graduation, students will fulfill the requirements of the recruiter without having to take time in re-training. Students can enter the outsourcing market, have the ability of programming and developing software on various platforms such as web, mobile, embedded system etc. They are also capable of analyzing, designing, developing, testing and operating software systems.

1.2. Career prospects

Software Engineering engineers acquire the skills needed to engage in software projects with different roles such as:

  • Business Analyst (BA)
  • Software Architect (SA)
  • Developer
  • Software Tester
  • Bridge System Engineer (BrSE)
  • Research and Development (R&D)
  • Graduates can develop their own software to meet the actual needs of social reality. They can as well establish their own start-ups.

Students after graduation, have the knowledge and skills necessary to be able to learn new technologies themselves to advance to higher positions in the software industry or have a solid foundation of knowledge and ability to do scientific research in order to continue their further study at a higher level. Excellent students may be considered for transfer to the Master's or Doctorate level of IT Faculty, Ton Duc Thang University.


The Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOs) is the starting point of the curriculum design process and is built according to a rigorous, scientific process in which it reflects the vision and mission of the university and faculties and is suitable to the course objectives and meets the needs of stakeholders.

The ELOs will be concretized according to the principle of "directional compatibility" in step-by-step subjects to help learners gain professional qualifications & skills in knowledge, skills, attitudes and professional responsibilities after completing the training program. The content of the program also enhances group work activities, training habits of active self-studies and creative thinking for students to be proactive and ready for development opportunities.

The ELOs are committed by the University to students, society and published on the Website.

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The curriculum is a system of theoretical and practical knowledge that is designed synchronously with the method of teaching, learning and evaluating learning outcomes to ensure learners accumulate knowledge, gain the necessary competencies according to the published expected learning outcomes corresponding to the university level. The curriculum of Ton Duc Thang University is built in a way that is compatible with the program of the world's TOP 100 universities according to the rankings of QS and THE but is adjusted to suit the conditions and realty in Vietnam and the training target of Ton Duc Thang University.

Periodically, the university reviews and evaluates the curriculum to ensure that the students meet the requirements of society in terms of professionalism after graduation as well as update the changes in technology and new business methods, etc. This process has the full participation of key stakeholders including scientists, employers, alumni, students, and lecturers. The TOP 100 program has been delivered by the university since 2015 to train human resources to meet the labor market and global integration trend, to help students to be more active and self-study, to approach the latest training approaches in the world.

The curriculums are published to students through student portal and on the website.

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