Friday, August 18, 2017

BT- Our Department

1. Program objective

Professional knowledge

  • Knowledge of political arguments: to complete political training course (10 credits)
  • Language level: TOEFL score of 575 is required for graduation
  • Computer and Information Technology skills: to be capable of utilizing global network information, especially online database provided by VNU; acquiring office-related computer software skills for purposes of reports, seminar presentations and undemanding calculations; employing one common statistics software for data analysis and one applied software for gene technology or bioinformatics.
  • Professional skills

Learners firmly hold basic knowledge of

  • Biochemistry, molecular biology, microbiology
  • Genetic engineering (gene modification and gene transformation)
  • Cell and tissue culture for plant and animal
  • Immunology, biosynthesis and protein modification

Learner is capable of performing at least one of key biotechnology applications, obtained during training period at International University, as followings:

  • In biomedical (molecular diagnostics, pharmaceutical material production, and quality assessment)
  • In agriculture (animal and plant breeding enrichment, high-tech utilization for productivity improvement)
  • In industrial production and environmental solution (using microbial biotechnology).

Learner can rapidly approach novel and advanced technologies related to the above areas.

2. Skills

  • Basic skills in molecular biotechnology (to work in a biotechnology laboratory, to use of common equipments, and to maintain safety issues); basic skills in research organization and development.
  • Good communication and presentation skills, competent English usage in learning and working
  • Capacities on collecting and processing data, and making decision
  • Collaborative skills and task management

3. Opportunities for jobs and promotion:

An engineer, graduated from Biotechnology program atInternationalUniversity, can work for example as:

  • Experts in biotechnology applied companies specialized in pharmacy, agriculture, forestry, aquaculture, food industry and microbial products used for environmental issues.
  • Technicians in high-tech diagnostic and examination centers
  • Researchers and managers in institute laboratories of biotechnology, molecular biology, basic and applied biology.
  • Lecturers in biotechnology, applied biology at universities, colleges or high school
  • International and domestic companies involved in Biotechnological production and trading;
  • Universities, research institutes with mandate in modern Biotechnological research;
  • Pursue postgraduate studies inViet Namor overseas
  • Organizations, agencies for food services, food quality and safety management, environmental and public health.
  • Governmental agencies for industrial biotechnology and intellectual property management

4. Facilities and laboratories


  • An up-to-date library with 400,000 books
  • Direct access to international journals via the subscription of the Central Library of Vietnam National University – HCM city
  • Most updated, advanced textbooks, currently used in theUSuniversities and other developed countries
  • Detailed syllabi prepared for a credit system, in consultation with programs of the world renowned universities
  • Fee access to Internet by the University’s WIFI system


    • Cell biology Laboratory (Budget: 3 Billion VND)
    • Biomedicine and Molecular Biotechnology Laboratory (Budget: 5.1 Billion VND)
    • Plant Biotechnology Laboratory (Budget: 1.7 Billion VND)
    • Cell Reprogramming Laboratory (Budget: 1.5 Billion VND)
    • Biotechnology Laboratory Complex