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Postgraduate Programs

Master's Program in Biotechnology

APPLICATION CONDITIONS

Academic Requirements:

Academic Requirements for Applicants: Graduates with degrees in one of the following fields: Biotechnology, Biology, Medicine, Pharmacy, Biomedical Engineering, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Ecology, Genetics, Post-Harvest Technology, Applied Biology, Plant Protection, Agriculture Promotion, Aquaculture, Veterinary, Animal Science, Agriculture, Crop Science, Medical Engineering, Biological Engineering

Applicants must have graduated with outstanding GPAs or with at least two (02) years' working experience in their respective fields (with recommendation letter(s) from undergraduate thesis supervisor(s) or reference letter(s) from employer(s) or a copy of the employment contract).

Applicant Pools:

Pools Undergraduate Accumulative credits Time to Complete
Applicant Pool 1 ≥ 135 credits ≥ 1.5 years
Applicant Pool 2 ≥ 120 credits 2 years

* Graduates from International programs (i.e. foreigners, international graduates, transfer program graduates, dual-degree graduates) are regarded as Applicant Pool 1

** Biotechnology graduates from International University with accumulative credits fewer than 135 credits are regarded as Applicant Pool 1 if have taken undergraduate Developmental Biology course

English Requirements:

Applicants must have achieved IELTS ≥ 4.5, TOEFL iBT ≥ 35 or equivalent English proficiency level or participate in IU's English test

Entrance Examinations:

Applicants must take part in the following entrance examinations:

  • General Knowledge
    • Questions provided in two (02) identical sets in English and Vietnamese
    • Applicant chooses one (01) of the two sets of questions and must write their answers in the same throughout the examination
  • Interview: In-person in English
  • English: Unless the applicants have achieved IELTS ≥ 4.5, TOEFL iBT ≥ 35 or equivalent English proficiency

The organization, questions, grades, grade revision and result publication are compliant to the admission policies of the Viet Nam National University - Ho Chi Minh city

The passing grade is 5 (out of 10) and the University reserves the right to restrict the number of intakes based on entrance year's quota, overall grades and applicants' ranking among peers.

For Master's degree:

+ Entrance Examination fees, for both General and Oral examinations: 300,000 VND

+ Entrance Examination fees, for Oral examination only (i.e. for transferred candidates): 180,000 VND

English Examination fee: 120,000 VND

Revision Courses fees:

For Master's degree Pre-master Classes Revision (VND) English course (VND)
Biotechnology Not offered 700,000 1,100,000

 

Tuition fees: 140,000,000 VND (~6,000 USD). Exchange rate (USD/VND) will be announced each semester.

Program

 

Applicant Pool

 

Total credits

 

Credit Note
Pre-master courses
General knowledge Core courses
Elective courses
Thesis
Master of Science in Biotechnolgy Pool 1 45 0 3 2 15 25 Those who graduated from the International University's undergraduate program in Biotechnology with accumulative credits of  <135 only need to enroll in the pre-master course Developmental Biology.
Pool 2 60 15 3 2 15 25

 

No. Course code
Course Credits Semester Note
Total Theory Practical
Applicant Pool 1
A Pre-master courses
0      
B General knowledge 3  
1 PE505 Philosophy 3 3 0
C Core courses
2  
1 PC9 Research Methodology 2 2 0
D Elective courses
15 I, II  
1 AC1 Genetic Engineering 3 2 1 I, II
2 BC3 Applied Microbiology 3 2 1 I, II
3 BC2 Molecular Immunology 3 2 1 I, II
4 PC4 Advanced Biochemistry 3 2 1 I, II
5 BC4 Plant Cell Biotechnology 3 2 1 I, II
6 BC5 Advances in Genomic Reprogramming and Applications 3 2 1 I, II
E Thesis  
1 Thesis 25 0 25 II, III
Total 45      
Applicant Pool 2
A Pre-master courses 15 I  
1 Developmental Biology 3 3 0 I
2 BT201IU Techniques in Plant Biotechnology 4 3 1 I
3 BT185IU Pharmaceutical Biotechnology 4 3 1 I
4 BT184IU Molecular Diagnostics 4 3 1 I
5 BT174IU Animal Biotechnology 4 3 1 I
6 BT212IU Stem Cell Biology 4 3 1 I
7 BT213IU Medical Microbiology 4 3 1 I
B General knowledge 3  
1 PE505 Philosophy 3 3 0
C Core courses
2 I  
1 PC9 Research Methodology 2 2 0 I
D Elective courses
15 II  
1 AC1 Genetic Engineering 3 2 1 II
2 BC3 Applied Microbiology 3 2 1 II
3 BC2 Molecular Immunology 3 2 1 II
4 PC4 Advanced Biochemistry 3 2 1 II
5 BC4 Plant Cell Biotechnology 3 2 1 II
6 BC5 Advances in Genomic Reprogramming and Applications 3 2 1  

II

E Thesis 25     III, IV  
1 Thesis 25 0 25 III, IV
Total 60  

Master's candidate must meet the following conditions before being awarded the degree :

  • Comply with the guidelines and policies of Viet Nam National University - Ho Chi Minh city AND of the International University
  • Accumulate the required number of compulsory and elective credits with GPA from 55/100
  • Have English proficiency of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent
  • Complete a Master's thesis and evaluated (with defense) from the Thesis committee

For those who pursue a Master's degree by research, besides a graded Thesis, candidate must have at least one (01) peer-reviewed scientific article, based on the Thesis content, published in the proceedings of an international scientific conference, or in a scientific journal, which is listed in Internation Scientific Indexing, Scopus Index or Vietnam's Professorship Awarding Index, within one (01) year prior to their Thesis defense.

Doctorate Program in Biotechnology

Master's Program in Food Technology

APPLICATION CONDITIONS

Academic Requirements:

Academic Requirements for Applicants: Applicants who have an undergraduate degree in: Food Technology, Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Biology, Medicine, Pharmacy, Agriculture, Aquaculture, with good grades or with at least two (02) years' working experience in their field.

Applicant Pools:

Pools Undergraduate Degree in Undergraduate Accumulative credits Time to Complete
Applicant Pool 1 Food Technology ≥ 135 credits ≥ 1.5 years
Applicant Pool 2 Food Technology  ≥ 120 credits and < 135 credits 2 years
Other considerable fields ≥ 135 credits

English Requirements:

Applicants must have achieved IELTS ≥ 4.5, TOEFL iBT ≥ 35 or equivalent English proficiency level or participate in IU's English test

Entrance Examinations:

Applicants must take part in the following entrance examinations:

  • General Knowledge (with contents related to Food Chemistry and Food Biochemistry)
    • Questions provided in two (02) identical sets in English and Vietnamese
    • Applicant chooses one (01) of the two sets of questions and must write their answers in the same throughout the examination
  • Interview: In-person in English
  • English: Unless the applicants have achieved IELTS ≥ 4.5, TOEFL iBT ≥ 35 or equivalent English proficiency

The organization, questions, grades, grade revision and result publication are compliant to the admission policies of the Viet Nam National University - Ho Chi Minh city

The passing grade is 5 (out of 10) and the University reserves the right to restrict the number of intakes based on entrance year's quota, overall grades and applicants' ranking among peers.

For Master's degree:

+ Entrance Examination fees, for both General and Oral examinations: 300,000 VND

+ Entrance Examination fees, for Oral examination only (i.e. for transferred candidates): 180,000 VND

English Examination fee: 120,000 VND

Revision Courses fees:

For Master's degree Pre-master Classes Revision (VND) English course (VND)

 

Tuition fees: TBD. Exchange rate (USD/VND) will be announced each semester.

 

Program

 

Method

 

Applicant pool

 

Total credits

 

Credits Note
Pre-master General knowledge Core courses
Elective courses
Thesis
Master of Engineering in Food Technology Option 1

(Research Program)

Pool 1 45 0 3 3 15 24
Pool 2 60 15 3 3 15 24
Option 2

(Research - oriented Program)

Pool 1 45 0 3 15 15 12
Pool 2 60 15 3 15 15 12

 

Option 1: Research Program

No. Course code
Course Credits Semester Note
Credits Theory Practical
Applicant Pool 1
A Pre-master 0      
B General knowledge 3  
1 PE505 Philosophy 3 3 0
C Core courses
3 I  
1 FT001IU Research Methodology in Food Technology 3 3 0 I
D Elective courses
15 I, II  
1 FT501IU Food Chemistry and Biochemistry 3 3 0 I, II
2 FT502IU Advanced Food Microbiology 3 2 1 I, II
3 FT503IU Current Food Science and Technology 3 2 1 I, II
4 FT504IU Advanced Food Analysis 3 2 1 I, II
5 FT505IU Food Quality Assurance and Food Safety 3 3 0 I, II
6 FT508IU Human Nutrition and Nutraceuticals 3 3 0 I, II
7 FT509IU Food Processing Technology 3 3 0 I, II
8 FT511IU Engineering Properties of Food Materials 3 2 1 I, II
E Thesis 24 II, III  
1  Thesis 24 0 24 II, III
Total 45      
Applicant Pool 2
A Pre-master 15 I  
1 FT309IU Food Laws and Standards 3 3 0 I
2 FT301IU Food Unit Operation 1 4 3 1 I
3 FT302IU Food Analysis 4 3 1 I
4 FT305IU Food Quality Assurance Systems 3 3 0 I
5 FT304IU Food Unit Operations 2 4 3 1 I
6 FT310IU Food Microbiology Analysis 4 2 2 I
7 FT407IU Food Sensory Analysis 3 2 1 I
8 FT408IU Food Product Development and Marketing 3 2 1 I
9 FT401IU Dairy Product Technology 4 3 1 I
10 FT 402IU Beverage Technology 4 3 1 I
11 FT403IU Cereal Product Technology 4 3 1 I
12 FT405IU Meat Product Technology 4 3 1 I
13 FT406IU Technology of Coffee, Tea and Cacao 4 3 1 I
B General Knowledge
3  
1 PE505 Philosophy 3 3 0
C Core couses
3 I  
1 FT001IU Research Methodology in Food Technology 3 3 0 I
D Elective courses
15 II  
1 FT501IU Food Chemistry and Biochemistry 3 3 0 II
2 FT502IU Advanced Food Microbiology 3 2 1 II
3 FT503IU Current Food Science and Technology 3 2 1 II
4 FT504IU Advanced Food Analysis 3 2 1 II
5 FT505IU Food Quality Assurance and Food Safety 3 3 0 II
6 FT508IU Human Nutrition and Nutraceuticals 3 3 0 II
7 FT509IU Food Processing Technology 3 3 0 II
8 FT511IU Engineering Properties of Food Materials 3 2 1 II
E Thesis 24     III, IV  
1  Thesis 24 0 24 III, IV
Total
  60  

Option 2: Research-oriented Program

No. Course code
Course Credits Semester Note
Total Theory Practical
Applicant Pool 1
A Pre-master 0      
B General Knowledge
3  
1 PE505 Philosophy 3 3 0
C Core courses
15 I  
1 FT001IU Research Methodology in Food Technology 3 3 0 I
2 FT501IU Food Chemistry & Biochemistry 3 3 0 I
3 FT502IU Advanced Food Microbiology 3 2 1 I
4 FT002IU Current Food Science & Technology 3 2 1 I
5 FT504IU Advanced Food Analysis 3 2 1 I
D Elective courses 15 I, II  
1 FT505IU Food Quality Assurance and Food Safety 3 3 0 I, II
2 FT506IU Heat and Mass Transfer 3 3 0 I, II
3 FT507IU Food Preservation Technology 3 3 0 I, II
4 FT508IU Human Nutrition and Nutraceuticals 3 3 0 I, II
5 FT509IU Food Processing Technology 3 3 0 I, II
6 FT510IU Advanced Food Unit Operations 3 2 1 I, II
7 FT511IU Engineering Properties of Food Materials 3 2 1 I, II
8 FT512IU Food sensory analysis and Food product Development 3 2 1 I, II
E Thesis 12 II, III  
1  Thesis 12 0 12 II, III
Total 45      
Applicant Pool 2
A Pre-master 15 I  
1 FT309IU Food Laws and Standards 3 3 0 I
2 FT301IU Food Unit Operation 1 4 3 1 I
3 FT302IU Food Analysis 4 3 1 I
4 FT305IU Food Quality Assurance Systems 3 3 0 I
5 FT304IU Food Unit Operations 2 4 3 1 I
6 FT310IU Food Microbiology Analysis 4 2 2 I
7 FT407IU Food Sensory Analysis 3 2 1 I
8 FT408IU Food Product Development and Marketing 3 2 1 I
9 FT401IU Dairy Product Technology 4 3 1 I
10 FT 402IU Beverage Technology 4 3 1 I
11 FT403IU Cereal Product Technology 4 3 1 I
12 FT405IU Meat Product Technology 4 3 1 I
13 FT406IU Technology of Coffee, Tea and Cacao 4 3 1 I
B General Knowledge
3  
1 PE505 Philosophy 3 3 0
C Core courses
15 I  
1 FT001IU Research Methodology in Food Technology 3 3 0 I
2 FT501IU Food Chemistry & Biochemistry 3 3 0 I
3 FT502IU Advanced Food Microbiology 3 2 1 I
4 FT002IU Current Food Science & Technology 3 2 1 I
5 FT504IU Advanced Food Analysis 3 2 1 I
D Elective courses
15 II  
1 FT505IU Food Quality Assurance and Food Safety 3 3 0 II
2 FT506IU Heat and Mass Transfer 3 3 0 II
3 FT507IU Food Preservation Technology 3 3 0 II
4 FT508IU Human Nutrition and Nutraceuticals 3 3 0 II
5 FT509IU Food Processing Technology 3 3 0 II
6 FT510IU Advanced Food Unit Operations 3 2 1 II
7 FT511IU Engineering Properties of Food Materials 3 2 1 II
8 FT512IU Food sensory analysis and Food product Development 3 2 1 II
E Thesis 12     III, IV  
1  Thesis 12 0 12 III, IV
Total   60  

Master's candidate must meet the following conditions before being awarded the degree :

  • Comply with the guidelines and policies of Viet Nam National University - Ho Chi Minh city AND of the International University
  • Accumulate the required number of compulsory and elective credits with GPA from 55/100
  • Have English proficiency of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent
  • Complete a Master's thesis and evaluated (with defense) from the Thesis committee

For those who pursue a Master's degree by research, besides a graded Thesis, candidate must have at least one (01) peer-reviewed scientific article, based on the Thesis content, published in the proceedings of an international scientific conference, or in a scientific journal, which is listed in Internation Scientific Indexing, Scopus Index or Vietnam's Professorship Awarding Index, within one (01) year prior to their Thesis defense.