Infrastructure Engineering

Academics Infrastructure Engineering

MASTER PROGRAM IN INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEERING 


1. Program Overview 


 The contents of the program have been updated with the latest knowledge and most advanced technologies from Japan and the world. It focuses on three fields, in which Japan has a superiority. 


- The first is design, construction of transport infrastructure, such as bridges and highways, with modern technologies.

- The second is planning, management and maintenance of infrastructure projects toward a sustainable development.

- The third is the utilization of new advanced materials in construction. The program includes general knowledge, fundamental and specific knowledge.

The general knowledge courses help students with a broadened view of sustainability science about society and environment. Then the fundamental courses help them accumulate knowledge and core skills related to the field of Infrastructure Engineering. From these knowledge foundation, students can carry out in-depth research in the fields mentioned above.


More than 50% of program’s lecturers come from the University of Tokyo and other prestigious universities in Japan. The program also aims at enhancing practical skills for students through experience in modern laboratories, as well as through a three-month internship in Japan.


Duration: 24 months

Training Method: Fulltime

Teaching language: Vietnamese and English

Location: Vietnam Japan University – My Dinh Campus

 

2. Career Orientation 

 

After graduation, students will have the skills needed to become managers, consultants, supervisors or inspectors in the public sector or for domestic/foreign enterprises. They will also be able to become researchers or members of the teaching staff at universities or research institutes


3. Advantage of the Program


- The program is established based on the program from the University of Tokyo, integrating the practical requirement of Japanese companies and the strength of the leading programs in Vietnam and all over the world in Infrastructure Engineering. The program is highly interdisciplinary along with equips students a broadened view of sustainability science besides knowledge and specialized skills;

- With a learner-centered training method, students in the program are encouraged to maximize their capabilities and choose research orientation by themselves;- The program has high practicability, the knowledge can be applied in practice immediately. The courses of the program are a combination of theory and practice through lessons in classroom and laboratory;

- International academic environment with at least 50% of program’s lecturers coming from Japan, with modern facilities and laboratories. Not only that, students also have the opportunity to participate in projects with prestigious professors;

- Full financial support for 50% of the students who get 3-month internship in Japan;

- Providing modern knowledge and skills in a multi-culture context, especially Japanese culture;

- The advantage of employability and job opportunities in the leading business organization in Japan, Vietnam and abroad after graduation;

- The graduates can continue studying PhD at leading universities of Japan and all over the world.

 

4. Japanese Coordinating University

The University of Tokyo

The coordinating University of Master's program in Area studies. This is the most prestigious university in Japan, ranked at 23rd in the world (The Times Higher Education World University Rankings).


5. Message From The Program Director

 

Prof. Nguyen Dinh Duc

Director, Master's Program in Infrastructure Engineering  (Download CV here)

"The Master's program in Infrastructure Engineering is based on the transfer of the education program and know-how from the University of Tokyo, one of the highest rankings universities in the world. The contents of the program have been updated with the latest knowledge and most advanced technologies from Japan and the world. It focuses on three fields, in which Japan have a superiority. The first is design, construction of transport infrastructure, such as bridges and highways, with modern technologies. The second is planning, management and maintenance of infrastructure projects toward a sustainable development (more than 40 percent of ODA from Japan to Vietnam has been invested in infrastructure and the urban sector). The third is the utilization of new advanced materials in construction. The program also aims at enhancing practical skills for students through experience in modern laboratories, as well as through a three-month internship in Japan. With those practices, students will be able to achieve a high level master thesis, which will conform with the objectives of the program.”

Prof. Hironori Kato

Co-Director, Master's Program in Infrastructure Engineering 

 "The Master’s program in Infrastructure Engineering at Vietnam Japan University has three unique characteristics. First, this program aims to educate students to acquire practical expertise and knowledge to meet the strong demand for talented engineers in the infrastructure market, mainly in Asia, including Vietnam. The international infrastructure market will grow rapidly in the coming decades. It greatly requires skilled individuals who are capable of managing and leading international infrastructure development projects.

Second, this program provides multidisciplinary courses through which students can become global leaders who contribute to sustainable development. Infrastructure engineering covers not only physical infrastructure but also social infrastructure and even the humanities. Infrastructure engineers who have such a multidisciplinary perspective are greatly expected to lead the international society.

Third, Japanese professors actively collaborate with Vietnamese professors in the program. Japan experienced rapid economic growth after World War II, in which they developed a number of infrastructure projects using high technology, but which also encountered many challenges, such as environmental problems. Knowledge sharing of these experiences from Japan and/or other regions should be valuable for the developing world.

We use our best efforts to create an environment that stimulates students to fully realize their individual potential. We hope you experience this unique program together and become the world’s top infrastructure engineer.”

 

6. Curriculum

Courses

Credits

General knowledge


Philosophy

3

Japanese Language

6

Fundamental and Specific Knowledge


Compulsory courses

18

Basic Sustainability Science

3

Methodology and Informatics for Sustainable Science

3

Advanced Structural Engineering 

2

Advanced Geotechnical Engineering

2

Advanced Material in Civil Engineering

2

Advanced Transportation Planning

2

Urban Planning & Land Use

2

Project Management and Finance

2

Elective courses

18/44

Academic English

4

Advanced Technologies in Civil Engineering

2

Wind Engineering and Structures

2

Foundation Engineering

2

Inspection and Quality Evaluation of Civil Works

2

Advanced Concrete Engineering

2

Computational Methods in Civil Engineering

2

Dynamics, Control and Monitoring of Structures

2

Underground Civil Works in Urban Areas

2

Advanced Coastal Engineering

2

Highway Roadbed and Pavement Construction - Design and Construction

2

Management and Maintenance of Bridges and Highways

2

Advanced Transportation Engineering

2

Environment Fluid Mechanics

2

Principles of Soil Mechanics

2

Natural Disasters and Urban Disaster Management

2

Rick Management in Civil Engineering

2

Information Management in Civil Engineering

2

Advanced Landscape and Civic Degisn

2

Principle and Method of Performance Evaluation

2

Qualitative Analysis and Empirical Methods

2

Infrastructure Engineering Internship

6

Master thesis

13

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8. Admission Information

 

Admission capacity: 20 students per intake


Admission requirements

- University graduation in majors specified in the curriculum. Candidates who graduated with GPA < 2.5/4.0 are required to have two years of work experience. 

- English proficiency requirements:

 

* For official enrollment: Level 3/6 (IELTS 4.0-4.5) in Vietnamese reference framework for foreign language (Circular No. 01/2014/TT-BGDĐT) or equivalent.

* After the first year, English proficiency must be at least Level 4/6 (IELTS 5.0-5.5) in Vietnamese reference framework for foreign language (Circular No. 01/2014/TT-BGDĐT) or equivalent.

 


Entrance exam

 

- Open admission 

- Entrance exam: application screening and oral test

 

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Master Scholarship 2017


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LIST OF THE SAME, RELEVANT OR CLOSELY RELATED MAJORS FOR MASTER PROGRAM IN INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEERING 

Same majors

Relevant majors

Closely related majors


Transportation engineering, Civil engineering, Hydraulic works engineering, Marine works engineering, Infrastructure engineering, Engineering mechanics, civil works engineering, Transportation engineering technology,  Construction materials engineering technology, Geotechnical engineering/construction geotechnics, Water resource engineering.

 

Construction management, Architecture, Geological engineering, Construction economics, Landscape architecture, Environmental engineering, Regional and urban planning.

 

 

CONTACT INFORMATION


Admission Office


            Room 509, 5th Floor, My Dinh Campus

            Lưu Hữu Phước Street, My Dinh 1 Ward, Nam Tu Liem District, Ha Noi, Viet Nam

            Tel: (+84-4) 73 06 60 01 (Ext: 5093)

            Hotline: (+84) 96 69 54 736; (+84) 96 96 38 426;

            Email: admission@vju.ac.vn