Regulations on the structure and content of undergraduate programs in Vietnam

What are the regulations on the structure and content of undergraduate programs in Vietnam? - Nhu Xuan (Ha Nam)

Structure and content of the training program in Vietnam

Pursuant to the provisions of Clauses 1 and 2, Article 8 of Circular 17/2021/TT-BGDDT, requirements for structure and content of a training program:

- Specify the role of each component and unit of study as well as logical connection and mutual complementation between components and units of study with the aim of achieving the general objectives and requirements of the training program;

- List out general specialized and professional requirements and characteristics of the field of training and/or academic discipline group at the education level, facilitating bridge programs between academic disciplines and education levels; concurrently, elaborate specific requirements and characteristics of the academic discipline.

- Stipulate major components compulsory for all learners; concurrently, provide additional and optional components that learners may choose according to their career plans;

- Provide guidance for learners in a flexible manner; enable learners to draw up their own study plans as suitable for their capacity and personal circumstances.

Each component and unit of study of the training program must specify their objectives, entry requirements, expected learning outcomes, credit quantity and specialized content and characteristics; and clear contribution to achievement of objectives and expected learning outcomes of the training program.

Regulations on the structure and content of undergraduate programs in Vietnam

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Requirements for undergraduate programs and level-7 specialized training programs in Vietnam

Pursuant to the provisions of Clause 3, Article 8 of Circular 17/2021/TT-BGDDT, requirements for undergraduate programs and level-7 specialized training programs:

- Compulsory introductory courses include political theory, law, physical education and national defense-security education per existing regulations;

- For dual-degree programs and major/minor degree programs, their structures must present the common components and specific components of each academic discipline.

- Minimum practical load of level-7 specialized training programs shall be 8 credits.

Requirements for Masters Program in Vietnam

Pursuant to the provisions of Clause 4, Article 8 of Circular 17/2021/TT-BGDDT, requirements for masters programs include:

- For research-oriented programs: scientific research load shall range between 24 and 30 credits, including 12-15 credits for thesis and 12-15 credits for other research topics, graduate projects and projects;

- For application-oriented programs: practical shall be 6-9 credits; unit of study for graduation shall be 6-9 credits in the form of graduate project or project.

Requirements for a PhD program in Vietnam

Pursuant to the provisions of Clause 5, Article 8 of Circular 17/2021/TT-BGDDT, requirements for doctoral programs include:

- At least 80% of each program is dedicated to scientific research and doctoral thesis;

- Maximum 16 credits are for compulsory or elective units of study for learners who enroll with a master’s degree;

- Maximum 30 credits are for compulsory or elective units of study for learners who enroll with a bachelor’s degree.

Mai Thanh Loi

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