Introduction to FCE

Overview

As one of the first faculties of VNUHCM - University of Information Technology (UIT), Faculty of Computer Engineering (FCE) takes an important role in the education mission and development of UIT. Toward the education philosophy of UIT, FCE are seamlessly striving to develop sustainably, comprehensively and innovatively to contribute to the general development of society and nation.

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Computer Engineering is considered important and special at UIT with its characteristics of both hardware and software designs. FCE is targeted to become a leading center in ICT field and support to the development of the other faculties of the university. Especially, in the context of Industrial Revolution 4.0 and IoT development, the importance of computer engineering is definitely and strongly determined.

Seeing the importance and chance, FCE establishes concrete strategies for the long-term development of the next ten years as follows:

  1. Having a high quality academic staff with experienced and innovative lecturers and researchers; especially those have been experienced with international education and research.
  2. Having a high quality and international-standard-compatible education program
  3. Increasing the research potential and ICT exchange activities
  4. Building up sustainable national and international relations.

Organization of the faculty

FCE is one of the most potential and performative faculties of UIT. Currently, the faculty is directly governed with a Dean and two Vice. Dean. Lecturers and researchers include 11 PhDs, 14 Masters and support staff all with undergraduate qualifications. A number of lecturers and young researchers experienced in international education and research in different countries such as US, France, Japan, Korea, German. Especially, many lecturers are young PhD. holders who are strongly active and creative in research with many publications at high quality international conferences and journals. FCE is divided into two departments:

Department of Computer Hardware and IC Design

The department is targeted to develop and contribute to the high quality human resource in VLSI design, PCB design, computer hardware design, IC and SoC design, ASIC, FPGA-based design and other hardware related fields. During the teaching and researching activities, the department is supported with professional environment and tools. Specifically, FCE has been recently approved to build a key ASIC design laboratory with the budget of about $1.2 million for professional hardware platforms, software designing tools, and measurement devices.

Department of Embedded System and Robots

The department is targeted to develop and contribute to the high quality human resource in embedded system design, operating system design and compiler, IoT-based design, AI application design), Automotives, Robotics, and precise agriculture…

Besides, FCE also operates an Automotive Laboratory in collaboration with FSoft-HCM and an Openlab for student practice.

 

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Opening ceremony of the FSoft-UIT Automotive Lab

Education program

Our education program is a 4-year formal education which is designed to equip students with necessary abilities to work at multidisciplinary environments. Especially, the program allows students to practice early in the industrial environment and so a large number of students get suitable jobs early prior to their graduation. This achievement is highly confirmed by our partners.

Moreover, FCE’s education program is frequently updated with working requirements and society’s needs. Our target is to build an innovative program that is compatible with international education standards and qualified by innovative education assessment organizations.

Research activities

            FCE always considers doing research as one of the most important role and put much attention on this activity. As a result, there have been more 30 projects at different levels finished by FCE lecturers and researchers with  about 70  publications at quality international conferences and journals. FCE is confidently leading in student researches at UIT. Many student researches are transferred to practical applications and got high remarkable achievements at international contests including the third pride of AMO 2020 (The first Vietnameses representative at this contest).

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FCE student achieve the 3rd pride of AMO 2020

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FCE students achieve the best paper award at the 4S-2014/AVIC2014 international symposium

In order to boost up the student research activities, FCE regularly organizes workshops and seminars for experience exchange, research discussion, and technology update. Such activities allow young lecturers upgrade their teaching and researching abilities  and also boost up students’ research skills and passion.

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An seminar sharing research experience of FCE lecturer and students

External relations

FCE is very active and willing to collaborate with national and international partners including education organizations, companies, and governmental agencies. Collaborations are based on the win-win paradigm. FCE desires to seamlessly upgrade the education program with international standards, to provide high quality human resources for industrial markets, and to develop key values of society and nation.

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Important achievements in collaborative activities are listed below:

  • 04 MoU with NAIST (Japan), Multicampus Co. Ltd. (Korea), TK25 Inc. (Vietnam), Renesas Design Vietnam Co. Ltd;
  • 01 FSoft-UIT Collaborative Laboratory on Automotive.
  • Partnership companies have provided educational investments with more than 500 million VND in total for academic and student activities;
  • More than 30% of FCE students are recruited prior to their graduation. The corresponding rate is 80% after their graduation;
  • Many collaborative seminars on technology, professional skills and recruitment are set for students and lecturers;
  • Up to now, there are more than 20 closed partners such as SNST&Finger Vina Co. Ltd. (Korea), DEK Technology Vietnma Co. Ltd, TMA, FPT Software Ho Chi Minh, TK25 Inc., Faraday Technology Vietnam Co. Ltd…

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Social and entertainment activities

Besides academic activities, FCE always encourages students and staff to join social activities. Many health care and entertainment activities for community are held recently.

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Faculty of Computer Engineering confidently develops to become a leading center in ICT, a positive environment for lecturers and researchers, and a truthful partners with national and international organizations.