Undergraduate Program

1. INTRODUCTION
2. SCHOOL OF BME PERSONNEL AND LABORATORIES
3. STUDENT ACTIVITIES AND CLUBS
4. READ THIS PART BEFORE PERUSING THE REST OF THIS HANDOUT
5. BME UNDERGRADUATE COURSE LIST
7. ROADMAP OF BME CURRICULUM FROM THE CLASS OF 2023
8. PROGRAM ORIENTATION
9. LEARNING SCHEDULES –AE1 group
9. LEARNING SCHEDULES – IE2 group
9. LEARNING SCHEDULES – IE1 group
9. LEARNING SCHEDULES – IE0 group
11. REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION
13. COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
14. BACHELOR AND MASTER PROGRAM
15. Student Handouts
1. INTRODUCTION

1.1. What is Biomedical Engineering?

Biomedical Engineering is an emerging multidisciplinary field that involves the application of state-of-the-art technology to the creation of methodologies and devices for human welfare and for a better understanding of human biological processes. It includes the study of medical instrumentation, bioinformatics, biomechanics, regenerative medicine and biotechnology, and it requires expertise in applied and basic sciences as well as engineering.

1.2. History of the School of Biomedical Engineering 

The Biomedical Engineering Department at International University (IU) of Vietnam National University in Ho Chi Minh City (VNU-HCM) was created in March 2009 by Professor Võ Văn Tới, Emeritus Professor at Tufts University, USA and a former Executive Director of the Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF), USA. He had been Department Chair until November 2018 when he was promoted to the University Vice-Provost to be in charge of the development of the Life and Health Science, Engineering and Technology for the University. In 2019, the BME Department became the School of BME. The current Dean is Associate Professor Nguyễn Thị Hiệp, graduated from SoonChunHyang University, Korea and the Vice-Dean is Associate Professor Vòng Bính Long, graduated from University of Tsukuba, Japan. School of BME has 2 Departments: Department of Medical Instrumentation (Chair is Associate Professor Phạm Thị Thu Hiền, graduated from National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan) and Department of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (Chair is Dr. Hà Thị Thanh Hương, graduated from Stanford University, USA)

The vision of the BME School is to promote integrative research, education and entrepreneurship at the forefront of biomedical science and engineering.

The motto of our School is: high quality, sustainability and usefulness.

1.3. BME Programs

The School offers the following programs:

  1. A 4.5-year Bachelor of Engineering (BE) degree. The first cohort entered in 2010 and up to this point in time more than 230 students have graduated.
  2. Multiple undergraduate double degrees with other programs including Biotechnology, Chemistry, Data Science, Information Technology, Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, and Control and Automation Engineering.
  3. A 1.5-year Master of Engineering (ME) degree. The first cohort entered 2013 and up to this point in time, more than 20 students have graduated.
  4. A combined 5.5-year Bachelor and Master (BS-MS) degree. The BS-MS program is currently having 25 enrolled students.
  5. A 3-4 year Ph.D. degree. The Ph.D. program recruited total 11 students.

1.4. Program Educational Objectives

For the graduates of the Bachelor of Engineering in BME (BE-BME) program, the School aims towards three program educational objectives:

  • Be successful in solving problems in a quantitative and systematic fashion, based on biomedical engineering knowledge and multidisciplinary perspectives;
  • Continuously expand their knowledge, be creative and innovative in their contributions to the field of biomedical engineering;
  • Perform in an ethical and professional manner; carry out this at the highest levels in public and private sectors.

1.5. Student Outcomes:

To realize the Program Educational Objectives, the School targets the following 07 outcomes for BME undergraduate students to achieve by their graduation.  The student outcomes of the program follow the guidance recommended by ABET Accreditation Organization for a BE-BME program and demands of BME in Vietnam:

  • Outcome 1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics. (1.1)
  • Outcome 2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors (4.1)
  • Outcome 3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences. (3.1)
  • Outcome 4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts. (2.1)
  • Outcome 5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives. (3.2)
  • Outcome 6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions. (1.2)
  • Outcome 7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies. (2.2)

1.6. AUN Assessment:

In December 2015, the BE-BME program at IU was accredited by ASEAN University Network Quality Assurance (AUN-QA). This is the first and the only BME program in Vietnam that was accredited by AUN. Furthermore, this program obtained the highest score ever received by any programs in Vietnam that had been assessed by AUN and was placed second in AUN at that time.

AUN is a network of 30 top universities of 10 ASEAN countries. The AUN’s strategic focus is built on those identified by ASEAN to facilitate regional cooperation.

1.7. ABET Accreditation

ABET, incorporated as the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc., is a non-governmental organization that accredits post-secondary education programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology. Accreditation is a non-governmental, peer-review process that assures the quality of the post- secondary education students receive. Educational institutions or programs volunteer to be accredited by the Accreditation Commission(s) of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and Program Criteria periodically to determine if certain criteria are being met.

It is important to understand that accreditation is not a ranking system. It is an assurance that a program meets established quality standards. In addition, the role of ABET accreditation is to provide periodic external assessment and evaluation in support of the program’s continuous improvement process. ABET accreditation provides assurance that a college or university program meets the quality standards of the profession for which that program prepares graduates.

To date, 4,564 programs at 845 colleges and universities in 40 countries have received ABET accreditation. Over 200,000 students graduate from ABET-accredited programs each year, and millions of graduates have received degrees from ABET-accredited programs since 1932.

The Biomedical Engineering of International University received a visit from the ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission on December 9-11, 2018 under the General Criteria and the Bioengineering and Biomedical and Similarly Named Engineering Program Criteria, as part of the accreditation cycle criteria for 2018-2019. The accreditation has been granted until September 30, 2025. To initiate a reaccreditation evaluation visit, a request to ABET must be submitted by January 31, 2024. This process ensures the School of Biomedical Engineering's ongoing assessment and maintenance of accreditation standards for the specified period.

2. SCHOOL OF BME PERSONNEL AND LABORATORIES

Table 2.1. ADMINISTRATORS

Name

Position

Room

Ms. Nguyễn Thị Hiệp

Assoc. Prof., Ph.D., Dean of School

A1.412

Mr. Vòng Bính Long

Assoc. Prof. Ph.D., Vice Dean of School

A1.405

Ms. Phạm Thị Thu Hiền

Assoc. Prof., Ph.D.,

Chair of Dept. of Medical Instrumentation

A1.405

Ms. Hà Thị Thanh Hương

Ph.D., Chair of Dept. of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

A1.405

Mr. Lê Ngọc Bích

Ph.D., Research and Graduate Affairs, Academic Advisor of K23

A1.405

Ms. Nguyễn Tấn Như

Ph.D., Student Activities Affairs

A1.408

Mr. Nguyễn Thành Quả

Ph.D., Head of Laboratories, Dept. Of Medical Instrumentation

A1.405

Mr. Trần Lê Giang

Ph.D., Academic Assistant

LA1.404

Ms. Từ Thị Tuyết Nga

B.S., Administration Secretary

A1.405

Ms. Nguyễn Hoàng Thùy Khanh

B.A., General Secretary      

A1.405

Ms. Võ Hồng Phúc

MS., Head of Laboratories, Dept. Of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

LA1.404

 

Table 2.2. FACULTY

Name

Title

Orientation

Room

Ms. Nguyễn Thị Hiệp

Assoc. Professor

Biomaterials Regenerative Medicine

A1.412

Ms. Phạm Thị Thu Hiền

Assoc. Professor

Medical Photonics

A1.405

Mr. Vòng Bính Long

Assoc. Professor

Pharmaceutical Engineering

A1.405

Mr. Huỳnh Chấn Khôn

Ph.D.

Tissue Engineering, Lab-on-a-chip

A1.405

Ms. Hà Thị Thanh Hương

Ph.D.

Neuro-Engineering

A1.405

Mr. Trương Phước Long

PhD.

Lab-on-a-chip

A1.405

Ms. Ngô Thị Lụa

Ph.D.

Signal and Image Processing

A1.405

Mr. Nguyễn Thành Quả

PhD.

Lab-on-a-chip

A1.405

Mr. Lê Ngọc Bích

PhD.

Medical Instrumentation

A1.405

Mr. Trần Lê Giang

Ph.D.

Medical Instrumentation

A1.405

Mr. Đoàn Ngọc Hoan

Ph.D.

Biomaterials

A1.405

Mr. Nguyễn Tấn Như

Ph.D.

AI and Digital Twin for Healthcare

A1.408

Table 2.3. STAFFS

Name

Position

Orientation

Room

Mr. Nguyễn Lê Ý

M.E., Lab Technician

Medical Instrumentation

LA1.108

Ms. Đặng Ngọc Thảo Nhi

M.E., Lab Technician

Regenerative Medicine

LA1.406

Ms. Nguyễn Thị Thanh Ngọc

M.S., Lab Technician

Regenerative Medicine

LA1.406

Mr. Trần Ngọc Việt

M.E., Lab Technician

Medical Instrumentation

LA1.408

Mrs. Võ Hồng Phúc

MS., Lab Technician

Regenerative Medicine

LA1.404

Ms. Lê Thị Thủy Tiên

B.E., Teaching Assistant

Medical Instrumentation

LA1.408

Mr. Lương Đại Tín

B.E., Teaching Assistant, Lab Technician

Regenerative Medicine

LA1.406

Ms. Phan Thị Thanh Tâm

B.S., Lab Technician

Regenerative Medicine

LA1.404

Ms.Nguyễn Thị Thúy Kiều 

M.Sc., Lab Technician

Regenerative Medicine

LA1.404

Ms. Huỳnh Thị Thanh Trúc

B.E., Lab Technician

Medical Instrumentation

LA1.404

Ms. Nguyễn Thị Thu Hà

B.Sc., Lab Technician

Pharmaceutical Engineering

LA1.407

Ms. Lê Trần Mỹ An

B.E., Lab Technician

Regenerative Medicine

LA1.404

Ms. Nguyện Thị Phương Thảo

B.E., Lab Technician

Regenerative Medicine

LA1.404

Table 2.4. MEDICAL INSTRUMENTATION LABORATORIES

Name

Person in charge

Location

Medical Photonics

Phạm Thị Thu Hiền

LA1.108

Lab-on-a-chip and Biosensors

Trương Phước Long

LA1.210

R&D Medical Start-up

Trần Lê Giang

LA1.404

Medical Instrumentation Design

Lê Ngọc Bích

LA1.408

Clinical Engineering

Hà Thị Thanh Hương

LA1.513

Table 2.5. TISSUE ENGINEERING AND REGENERATIVE MEDICINE LABORATORIES

Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Nguyễn Thị Hiệp

LA1.406

Pharmaceutical Engineering

Vòng Bính Long

LA1.407

SEM and Cell culture

Nguyễn Thị Thúy Kiều

LA1.413

Service Equipment

Võ Hồng Phúc

LA1.410A

Biochemical Lab

Nguyễn Thị Thanh Ngọc

LA2.413

Animal Lab

Nguyễn Thị Thanh Ngọc

Aqua Lab

Microbiology Lab

Phan Thị Thanh Tâm

P109

Production Pilot

Đoàn Ngọc Hoan

P111

Table 2.6. Council of the School of Biomedical Engineering

Name

Position

Assoc. Prof., Ph.D., Nguyễn Thị Hiệp

Dean of School, Chair of Council

Ph.D., Hà Thị Thanh Hương

Chair of Dept. of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine. Secretary of Council

Assoc. Prof., Ph.D., Vòng Bính Long

Vice Dean of School. Member of Council

Professor., Ph.D., Mr. Võ Văn Tới

University Vice-Provost. Member of Council

Assoc. Prof., Ph.D., Phạm Thị Thu Hiền

Chair of Dept. of Medical Instrumentation Member of Council

Ph.D., Huỳnh Chấn Khôn

Lecturer. Member of Council

Ph.D., Ngô Thị Lụa

Lecturer. Member of Council

Ph.D., Trịnh Như Thùy

Lecturer. Member of Council

Ph.D., Trương Phước Long

Lecturer. Member of Council

Ph.D., Nguyễn Thành Quả

Lecturer. Member of Council

Ph.D., Lê Ngọc Bích

Lecturer. Member of Council

Ph.D., Trần Lê Giang

Lecturer. Member of Council

Assoc. Prof., Ph.D., Lê Hoài Quốc

Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City Automation Association. Member of Council

Ms. Nguyễn Thị Xuân Nhạn

President of AMPHARCO U.S.A Pharmaceutical Joint Stock Company. Member of Council

3. STUDENT ACTIVITIES AND CLUBS

The School of Biomedical Engineering has a strong association between academic and student activities. There are plenty of opportunities to attend throughout the year, with students encouraged to get involved in unions and clubs below:

BME Youth Union

As an affiliated unit of the International University Youth Union, the purpose of the BME Youth Union is to be a place of solidarity, gathering young people, students, and union members who are working and studying at BME. BME Youth Union is aiming at supporting the School in ideological and moral education through movement activities, and extracurricular activities for students and union members. BME Youth Union is the core force in the development of potential members for the Vietnam Communist Party.

BME Student Union

As an affiliated unit of the International University Student Union, the BME Student Union is a close friend of biomedical engineering students during their university life. Every year, BME Student Union organizes a variety of student activities from culture - art, sports, volunteering, academic, and integration through 3 affiliated clubs.

BME Musketeers

This is a club belonging to the Student Union of the School of Biomedical Engineering. The club was established to connect the school with alumni, high schools, and companies in the biomedical industry. The regular activities of the club are the organization of academic seminars, student support counseling sessions, and the development of media content.

BME Innovation Club

This is a club belonging to the Student Union of the School of Biomedical Engineering. The purpose of the club is to create a playground to encourage students to develop new research projects that society needs in the biomedical field. The BME Innovation Contest is the main activity of the club, combined with technical seminars and especially entrepreneurship skills training sessions.

BME Sports Club

This is a club belonging to the Student Union of the School of Biomedical Engineering. The purpose of the club is to create a playground that encourages students to practice sports through practical activities and friendly competitions. Besides, every year the club also organizes competitions for students such as football, basketball, and checkers.

4. READ THIS PART BEFORE PERUSING THE REST OF THIS HANDOUT

Complete information of the BE-BME program is described in detail in the document “BME Academic Curriculum”, disseminated on the School website bme.hcmiu.edu.vn under the menu Education-Undergraduate. This present handout summarizes important information about the BE-BME curriculum to help academic advisors and students to plan and keep track of the students’ progress. It is also disseminated on the same website above. It is edited in a handy format and is very personal. Students must take it alongside at all time, especially when he/she meets and discusses with the academic advisor. This handout is divided into different sections:

  1. BME Undergraduate Course List: To keep track of the breadth and depth of the program, the courses which have common goals are regrouped into clusters. Each course is listed with its code, the semester it is offered, the courses required before taking it (pre-requisite), its outcomes according to ABET, etc. By perusing this part, students will know the courses they will take during their 4.5 years of study and can plan ahead of time. 
  2. Roadmap of BME Curriculum: This chart highlights a typical sequential path of the courses of the program semester per semester. This information allows students to picture the relationship among the courses in the timing order. Note that the curriculum is credit-based, i.e., students can choose the courses to take for each semester; therefore, they can build their own roadmap after consulting their academic advisors. The regular duration of the BE-BME program is 4.5 years. It is important to observe this duration. With special permission of IU administration, this time can be extended up to 6.5 years maximum.
  3. Program Orientation: This part lists all orientation of the program and describes their goals, thus allowing students to determine the most interesting one for them.
  4. Learning: This chart lists all courses a typical student will take based on the level of English determined at the Placement Test this student took when he/she was admitted to the University such as AE1, IE2, IE1, and IE0. This allows the students to plan specific courses they have to take semester by semester for the entire 4.5 years and adjust, if necessary.
  5. BME Undergraduate Program’s Degree Checklist: This table lists all the courses a student has taken. This is a very important document. Students must keep it updated and show to the academic advisor before they register for courses of the following semester so that the advisor can help students to select appropriate courses according to their progress. 
  6. Requirements for graduation and academic awards: This part helps students check their fulfillment to all requirements for graduation and conditions for awards.
  7. Advisor’s Comments: This part records the advisor’s comments and recommendations to student’s performance for each semester.
  8. Course Descriptions: This part lists all courses of the program in an alphabetical order (based on their codes) and briefly describes their contents.

Note: The information in this handout can be changed. Therefore, please check with your academic advisor for more updated information.

5. BME UNDERGRADUATE COURSE LIST

Table 5.1: BME Program Checklist for the Class of 2023

No.

Subject ID

Subject

Subject type

Credits

Laboratory

(**)

Vietnamese

English

Total

Lecture

Lab

I

Basic

49

47

2

 

I.I

Political and Social Cluster

17

17

0

 

1

PE015IU

Triết học Mác-Lênin

Philosophy of Marxism and Leninism

Bắt buộc

3

3

0

 

2

PE016IU

Kinh tế chính trị Mác-Lênin

Political economics of Marxism and Leninism

Bắt buộc

2

2

0

 

3

PE017IU

Chủ nghĩa Xã hội khoa học

Scientific socialism

Bắt buộc

2

2

0

 

4

PE018IU

Lịch sử Đảng Cộng sản Việt Nam

History of Vietnamese Communist Party

Bắt buộc

2

2

0

 

5

PE019IU

Tư tưởng Hồ Chí Minh

Ho Chi Minh's Thoughts

Bắt buộc

2

2

0

 

6

PE008IU

Tư duy phân tích

Critical Thinking

Bắt buộc

3

3

0

 

7

PE021IU

Pháp luật đại cương

General Law

Bắt buộc

3

3

0

 

I.II

Social Science – Humanity – Art

0

0

0

 

I.III

Academic English      Cluster

8

8

0

 

8

EN007IU

Tiếng Anh học thuật 1 - Viết

Writing AE1.

Bắt buộc

2

2

0

 

9

EN008IU

Tiếng Anh học thuật 1 – Nghe

Listening AE1

Bắt buộc

2

2

0

 

10

EN011IU

Tiếng Anh học thuật 2 - Viết

Writing AE2

Bắt buộc

2

2

0

 

11

EN012IU

Tiếng Anh học thuật 2 – Nói

Speaking AE2

Bắt buộc

2

2

0

 

I.IV

Calculus – Informatic – Natural      Science Cluster

24

22

2

 

12

MA001IU

Toán 1

Calculus 1

Bắt buộc

4

4

0

-

13

MA003IU

Toán 2

Calculus 2

Bắt buộc

4

4

0

-

14

MA023IU

Toán 3

Calculus 3

Bắt buộc

4

4

0

-

15

MA024IU

Phương trình vi phân

Differential Equations

Bắt buộc

4

3

1

-

16

PH013IU

Lý 1

Physics 1

Bắt buộc

2

2

0

-

17

PH014IU

Lý 2

Physics 2

Bắt buộc

2

2

0

-

18

CH011IU

Hóa học cho kỹ sư

Chemistry for Engineers

Bắt buộc

3

3

0

-

19

CH012IU

Thực hành hóa học

Chemistry Laboratory

Bắt buộc

1

0

1

BT

I.V

Economics

0

0

0

 

I.VI

Physical Training

6(0)*

0

0

 

20

PT001IU

Giáo dục thể chất 1

Physical Training 1

Bắt buộc

3(0)*

0

3

-

21

PT002IU

Giáo dục thể chất 2

Physical Training 2

Bắt buộc

3(0)*

0

3

-

I.VII

Military Training

Certificate

 

II

Foundation Courses

 

36

28

8

 

22

BM007IU

Kỹ thuật Y sinh đại cương

Introduction to Biomedical Engineering

Bắt buộc

4

3

1

LA1.408

23

CH014IU

Hóa học cho Kỹ thuật Y Sinh

Chemistry for BME

Bắt buộc

3

3

0

-

24

BM098IU

Thực hành Hóa học cho Kỹ thuật Y Sinh

Chemistry for BME Laboratory

Bắt buộc

1

0

1

LA1.407

25

BM090IU

Sinh học cho Kỹ Thuật Y Sinh

Biology for BME

Bắt buộc

4

3

1

LA1.406

26

BM053IU

Nguyên lý điện trong kỹ thuật y sinh

Principles of Electricity in Biomedical Engineering

Bắt buộc

3

3

0

-

27

BM054IU

Thực hành Nguyên lý điện trong kỹ thuật y sinh

Principles of Electricity in Biomedical Engineering Lab

Bắt buộc

1

0

1

LA2.201

28

BM030IU

Thiết kế máy cơ khí

Machine Design

Bắt buộc

3

3

0

 

29

BM064IU

Tin học ứng dụng

Applied Informatics

Bắt buộc

4

3

1

IT

30

BM096IU

Trí tuệ nhân tạo trong y tế

AI for Healthcare

Bắt buộc

3

3

0

LA1.513

31

BM101IU

Phương pháp thiết kế và chế tạo cơ khí trong kỹ thuật y sinh

Mechanical design and manufacturing processes in biomedical engineering

Bắt buộc

2

2

0

-

32

BM102IU

Thực hành thiết kế và chế tạo cơ khí trong kỹ thuật y sinh

Mechanical design and manufacturing processes in biomedical engineering Lab

Bắt buộc

2

0

2

LA1.404

33

BM005IU

Thống kê trong khoa học sức khỏe

Statistics for Health Science

Bắt buộc

3

2

1

-

34

BM091IU

Giải phẫu và sinh lý người

Human Anatomy and Physiology

Bắt buộc

3

3

0

-

III

Concentration Cluster

 

45

36

9

 

35

BM008IU

Y đức

Bioethics

Bắt buộc

3

3

0

 

36

BM082IU

Vật liệu sinh học

Biomaterials

Bắt buộc

4

3

1

LA1.406

37

BM009IU

Thiết kế thượng đỉnh trong Kỹ thuật Y Sinh

BME Capstone Design

Bắt buộc

4

3

1

LA1.408

38

BM011IU

Thách thức kỹ thuật trong Y khoa 1

Engineering Challenges in Medicine I

Bắt buộc

3

3

0

-

39

BM013IU

Kinh thầu trong Kỹ thuật Y Sinh

Entrepreneurship in Biomedical Engineering

Bắt buộc

3

3

0

-

40

BM068IU

Đồ án 1

Project 1

Bắt buộc

1

0

1

-

41

BM003IU

Đồ án chuẩn bị Luận văn tốt nghiệp

Pre-Thesis

Bắt buộc

1

0

1

-

42

BM___IU

Môn tự chọn chuyên ngành 1

Technical Electives 1 (**)

Tự chọn

4

3

1

-

43

BM___IU

Môn tự chọn chuyên ngành 2

Technical Electives 2 (**)

Tự chọn

4

3

1

-

44

BM___IU

Môn tự chọn chuyên ngành 3

Technical Electives 3 (**)

Tự chọn

4

3

1

-

45

BM___IU

Môn tự chọn chuyên ngành 4

Technical Electives 4 (**)

Tự chọn

4

3

1

-

46

BM___IU

Môn tự chọn chuyên ngành 5

Technical Electives 5 (**)

Tự chọn

4

3

1

-

47

BM___IU

Môn tự chọn chuyên ngành 6

Technical Electives 6 (**)

Tự chọn

3

3

0

-

48

BM___IU

Môn tự chọn chuyên ngành 7

Technical Electives 7 (**)

Tự chọn

3

3

0

-

IV

Free Elective Cluster

 

3

3

0

 

49

_____IU

Môn tự chọn

Free Electives (***)

 

3

3

0

 

V

Internship, Thesis

 

18

0

18

 

50

BM050IU

Thực hành 1: Kỹ thuật đảo ngược

Practice 1: Reverse Engineering

Bắt buộc

1

0

1

-

51

BM067IU

Thực hành 2: Tế bào động vật và vi sinh vật

Practice 2: Animal Cells and Microbiologies

Bắt buộc

1

0

1

-

52

BM052IU

Thực hành 3: Thiết kế mạch điện

Practice 3: Electronic Design

Bắt buộc

1

0

1

-

53

BM017IU

Thiết kế y tế

Medical Design

Bắt buộc

1

0

1

-

54

BM069IU

Đồ án 2

Project 2

Bắt buộc

1

0

1

-

55

BM020IU

Thực tập

Internship

Bắt buộc

3

0

3

-

56

BM004IU

Luận văn tốt nghiệp

Thesis (#)

Bắt buộc

10

0

10

 

 

Tổng số (tín chỉ)

 

151

-

-

 

                     

*Note:

-(*): Physical Training subject: It has 6 credits but these credits are not included in the total accumulated credits of the undergraduate program.

-(**) Technical Electives courses show on the list below (Table 5.2), students take Technical Electives courses to depend on their major.

-(***) Free Electives can be any subjects taken by International University. It must have to code subjects “xxxxxIU”.

-(#) You must have to a minimum of 136 accumulated credits and must qualify English output certificate.

 The number of credits in math-basic science is 35, engineering is 90, other is 26 (as required by ABET, a minimum number of credits in math-basic science and engineering, respectively are 30 and 45).

Table 5.2: List of Technical Electives for Major Orientation 

DEPARTMENT OF REGENERATIVE MEDICINE AND TISSUE ENGINEERING

Technical Elective

Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Pharmaceutical Engineering

Technical Elective 1

Methods and Process in Fabrication of Scaffold (BM086IU)

Pharmaceutical Engineering 1 (BM077IU)

Technical Elective 2

Stem Cell Technology (BM099IU)

Nanotechnology for Drug Delivery Systems (BM080IU)

Technical Elective 3

Applications of Biomaterials in Regenerative Medicine (BM083IU)

Pharmaceutical Engineering 2 (BM078IU)

Technical Elective 4

Cell/Tissue - Biomaterial Interaction (BM092IU)

Principle of Pharmacokinetics (BM079IU)

Technical Electives 5,6
(Choose 2 subject in the list

● Principles of Clinical Test and Instrumentation (BM094IU)

●Pharmaceutical Engineering 1 (BM077IU)

●Nanotechnology for Drug Delivery Systems (BM080IU)

●Pharmaceutical Engineering 2 (BM078IU)

●Principle of Pharmacokinetics (BM079IU)

● Principles of Clinical Test and Instrumentation (BM094IU)

●Stem Cell Technology (BM099IU)

●Cell/Tissue - Biomaterial Interaction (BM092IU)

●Methods and Process in Fabrication of Scaffold (BM086IU)

●Applications of Biomaterials in Regenerative Medicine (BM083IU)

●Drug delivery system (BM081IU)

Technical Elective 7

Can choose any Technical Electives taken by the School of Biomedical Engineering

DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL INSTRUMENTATION

 Technical Elective

Medical Instrumentation

Biomedical Signal and Image Processing

Technical Elective 1

Electronic Devices for Biomedical Design (BM089IU)

Technical Elective 2

Medical Instrumentation (BM095IU)

Technical Elective 3

Digital Systems (BM060IU) + Digital Systems Lab (BM061IU)

Biosignal Processing (BM010IU)

Technical Electives 4, 5,6 
(choose 3 subjects in the list)

● Micro-electronic Devices (BM062IU)

● Medical Imaging (BM073IU)

● Biomedical Photonics (BM075IU) + Biomedical Photonics Lab (BM076IU)

●Information Technology in the Health Care System (BM033IU) + Information Technology in the Health Care System Lab (BM070IU)

● Principle of Clinical tests and Instrumentation (BM094IU)

Biomedical Image Processing (BM058IU)

● Computer Aided Diagnosis (BM071IU)

● Brain - Computer Interface (BM074IU)

● Principles of Neuroengineering (BM100IU)

Technical Elective 7

Can choose any Technical Electives taken by the School of Biomedical Engineering

 

*Each student following the Orientation of Regenerative Medicine, Pharmaceutical Engineering, Medical Devices, and Biomedical Image Signal Processing needs to accumulate all 7 Technical Electives subjects according to the instructions in the table above.

 

7. ROADMAP OF BME CURRICULUM FROM THE CLASS OF 2023

8. PROGRAM ORIENTATION

The BME program consists of 4 main orientation and

  1. Medical Instrumentation focusing on the telemedicine, and the design of homecare devices for outpatients and advanced medical equipment providing rapid, automated and reliable diagnostics for healthcare professionals to satisfy the great and urgent needs of the country, and to bring synergy between traditional engineering technologies, the life sciences and medicine.
  2. Biomedical Signal and Image Processing focusing on the applications of medical devices and developments of new research methodologies and algorithms to investigate human biological processes and provide an early detection of diseases.
  3. Pharmaceutical Engineering focusing on the investigations of the mechanism of drug delivery using nanotechnology to enhance the efficacy of the treatment and the imaging diagnostics as well as the development of new drug delivery formulations and devices.
  4. Tissue Engineering and Regenerative in Medicine focusing on the development of new biological and bioinductive materials, and the use of stem cells to repair or replace damaged tissues and organs and to use in biological implants.

and 02 developing orientation:

  1. Entrepreneurship in Biomedical Engineering focusing on the developments of clinical engineering and practice of effective methods to bring into the market medical devices newly developed in academic laboratories, to build a medical device industry appropriate for Vietnam and developing countries, and to manage healthcare settings.
  2. Lab-on-a-chip and Biosensors focusing on the design and fabrication of lab-on-a-chip devices and organ-on-a-chip systems in combination with biosensors that are applicable in point-of-care, automatic diagnostics and human-disease models on a chip.

Notes:

  1. During the first 2 years all students take the same courses; from the 3rd year students choose their own orientation and take related technical elective courses (Table 5.2).
  2. For a student, to know which orientation is appropriate for you, discuss with your academic advisor, other faculty members and senior students. Visit different labs in the School of Biomedical Engineering on your own to see what people are doing.
  3. In the BME curriculum, Project 1 and Project 2 courses are designed for students to explore the nature of those orientation. These courses are project-based and individual, and taught by instructors of different orientation. Therefore, after taking these courses a student may be able to identify the appropriate orientation and the instructor for the pre-thesis and thesis. These courses can be taken simultaneously in the same semester. However, the topic in each course must be different.
  4. For each orientation, students can take up to 8 courses: 7 technical electives and 1 free elective course. These courses will prepare students to do the pre-thesis and thesis works in this orientation. Hence, it is advisable for a student to identify his/her thesis advisor at an early stage. This advisor will then help students identify appropriate courses to be taken.
9. LEARNING SCHEDULES –AE1 group

When a student is first admitted to a program at IU, he/she is required to indicate his/her level of English proficiency. Students can show proof of an English proficiency exam taken no later than 2 years or take an English placement test administered by IU (Note: this requirement is not applied to students who graduated from high school whose educational program is in English). Depending on the obtained scores a student is placed into one of 4 groups:

  • AE1 group: Students take Academic English 1 course and courses of the BE-BME program in their 1st
  • IE0, IE1, IE2 group: Students take Intensive English course and begins with the corresponding course (IE0/ IE1/ IE2).

The following tables show the typical roadmaps for students of each group.

Table 9.1: Learning schedule for BME program –AE1 group

Course code

Course name

Credits

1st Semester

MA001IU

Calculus 1

4

PH013IU

Physics 1

2

PH014IU

Physics 2

2

EN007IU

Writing AE1

2

EN008IU

Listening AE1

2

BM050IU

Practice 1: Reverse Engineering

1

PE015IU

Philosophy of Marxism and Leninism

3

PE008IU

Critical Thinking

3

PT001IU

Physical Training 1

3(0)

Credits

19(22)*

Accumulated credits

19

2nd Semester

CH011IU

Chemistry for Engineers

3

CH012IU

Chemistry Laboratory

1

BM090IU

Biology for BME

4

EE051IU

Principles of EE1

3

EE052IU

Principles of EE1 Laboratory

1

EN011IU

Writing AE2

2

EN012IU

Speaking AE2

2

PE016IU

Political economics of Marxism and Leninism

2

PT002IU

Physical Training 2

3(0)1

Credits

18(21)*

Accumulated credits

37

Summer semester

PE017IU

Scientific socialism

2

Credits

2

Accumulated credits

39

3rd Semester

MA003IU

Calculus 2

4

CH014IU

Chemistry for BME

3

BM098IU

Chemistry for BME Laboratory

1

BM091IU

Human Anatomy and Physiology

3

BM007IU

Introduction to Biomedical Engineering

4

BM067IU

Practice 2: Animal Cells and Microbiologies

1

PE018IU

History of Vietnamese Communist Party

2

Credits

18

Accumulated credits

57

4th Semester

MA023IU

Calculus 3

4

BM064IU

Applied Informatics

4

BM082IU

Biomaterials

4

BM___IU

Technical Electives 1

4

PE019IU

Ho Chi Minh's Thoughts

2

BM052IU

Practice 3: Electronic Design

1

Credits

19

Accumulated credits

76

Summer semester

 

Military Training

0

BM102IU

Mechanical design and manufacturing processes in biomedical engineering Lab

2

Credits

2

Accumulated credits

78

5th Semester

MA024IU

Differential Equations

4

BM101IU

Mechanical design and manufacturing processes in biomedical engineering

2

BM011IU

Engineering Challenges in Medicine I

3

BM017IU

Medical Design

1

BM___IU

Technical Electives 2

4

BM___IU

Technical Electives 6

3

Credits

17

Accumulated credits

95

6th Semester

BM005IU

Statistics for Health Science

3

BM030IU

Machine Design

3

BM096IU

AI for Healthcare

3

BM068IU

Project 1

1

BM___IU

Technical Electives 3

4

BM___IU

Technical Electives 7

3

Credits

17

Accumulated credits

112

Summer semester

BM020IU

Internship

3

Credits

3

Accumulated credits

115

7th Semester

BM008IU

Bioethics

3

BM013IU

Entrepreneurship in Biomedical Engineering

3

BM___IU

Technical Electives 4

4

BM069IU

Project 2

1

Credits

11

Accumulated credits

126

8th Semester

_____IU

Free elective

3

BM009IU

BME Capstone Design

4

BM003IU

Pre-Thesis

1

BM___IU

Technical Electives 5

4

Credits

12

Accumulated credits

138

Summer semester

PE021IU

General Law

3

Credits

3

Accumulated credits

141

9th Semester

BM004IU

Thesis

10

Credits

10

Accumulated credits

151

Total Credits

151

 

Note: * The IE0/1/2 courses and physical training are not take into account of accumulated credits

9. LEARNING SCHEDULES – IE2 group

When a student is first admitted to a program at IU, he/she is required to indicate his/her level of English proficiency. Students can show proof of an English proficiency exam taken no later than 2 years or take an English placement test administered by IU (Note: this requirement is not applied to students who graduated from high school whose educational program is in English). Depending on the obtained scores a student is placed into one of 4 groups:

  • AE1 group: Students take Academic English 1 course and courses of the BE-BME program in their 1st
  • IE0, IE1, IE2 group: Students take Intensive English course and begins with the corresponding course (IE0/ IE1/ IE2).

The following tables show the typical roadmaps for students of each group.

Table 9.2: Learning schedule for BME program –IE2 group

Course code

Course name

Credits

1st Semester

ENTP02

IE2

0(13)

MA001IU

Calculus 1

4

PT001IU

Physical Training 1

0(3)

BM050IU

Practice 1: Reverse Engineering

1

Credits

5(21)*

Accumulated credits

5

2nd Semester

PH013IU

Physics 1

2

PH014IU

Physics 2

2

EN007IU

Writing AE1.

2

EN008IU

Listening AE1

2

PE015IU

Philosophy of Marxism and Leninism

3

PE008IU

Critical Thinking

3

PE016IU

Kinh tế chính trị Mác-Lênin

2

PT002IU

Physical Training 2

3(0)1

Credits

16

Accumulated credits

21

Summer semester

PE017IU

Scientific socialism

2

Credits

2

Accumulated credits

23

3rd Semester

CH011IU

Chemistry for Engineers

3

CH012IU

Chemistry Laboratory

1

BM090IU

Biology for BME

4

EE051IU

Principles of EE1

3

EE052IU

Principles of EE1 Laboratory

1

EN011IU

Writing AE2

2

EN012IU

Speaking AE2

2

BM067IU

Practice 2: Animal Cells and Microbiologies

1

PE018IU

History of Vietnamese Communist Party

2

Credits

19

Accumulated credits

42

4th Semester

MA003IU

Calculus 2

4

CH014IU

Chemistry for BME

3

BM098IU

Chemistry for BME Laboratory

1

BM091IU

Human Anatomy and Physiology

3

BM007IU

Introduction to Biomedical Engineering

4

PE019IU

Ho Chi Minh's Thoughts

2

BM052IU

Practice 3: Electronic Design

1

Credits

18

Accumulated credits

60

Summer semester

 

Military Training

0

BM102IU

Mechanical design and manufacturing processes in biomedical engineering Lab

2

Credits

 

2

Accumulated credits

 

62

5th Semester

MA023IU

Calculus 3

4

BM064IU

Applied Informatics

4

BM082IU

Biomaterials

4

BM___IU

Technical Electives 1

4

BM017IU

Medical Design

1

BM101IU

Mechanical design and manufacturing processes in biomedical engineering

2

Credits

19

Accumulated credits

81

6th Semester

MA024IU

Differential Equations

4

BM011IU

Engineering Challenges in Medicine I

3

BM___IU

Technical Electives 2

4

BM___IU

Technical Electives 6

3

BM068IU

Project 1

1

BM005IU

Statistics for Health Science

3

Credits

18

Accumulated credits

99

Summer semester

BM020IU

Internship

3

Credits

 

3

Accumulated credits

 

102

7th Semester

BM030IU

Machine Design

3

BM096IU

AI for Healthcare

3

BM___IU

Technical Electives 3

4

BM___IU

Technical Electives 7

3

BM069IU

Project 2

1

BM008IU

Bioethics

3

Credits

17

Accumulated credits

119

8th Semester

BM___IU

Technical Electives 4

4

BM013IU

Entrepreneurship in Biomedical Engineering

3

_____IU

Free elective

3

BM009IU

BME Capstone Design

4

BM003IU

Pre-Thesis

1

BM___IU

Technical Electives 5

4

Credits

19

Accumulated credits

138

Summer semester

PE021IU

General Law

3

Credits

3

Accumulated credits

141

9th Semester

BM004IU

Thesis

10

Credits

 

10

Accumulated credits

151

Total Credits

151

 

Note: * The IE0/1/2 courses and physical training are not take into account of accumulated credits

9. LEARNING SCHEDULES – IE1 group

When a student is first admitted to a program at IU, he/she is required to indicate his/her level of English proficiency. Students can show proof of an English proficiency exam taken no later than 2 years or take an English placement test administered by IU (Note: this requirement is not applied to students who graduated from high school whose educational program is in English). Depending on the obtained scores a student is placed into one of 4 groups:

  • AE1 group: Students take Academic English 1 course and courses of the BE-BME program in their 1st
  • IE0, IE1, IE2 group: Students take Intensive English course and begins with the corresponding course (IE0/ IE1/ IE2).

The following tables show the typical roadmaps for students of each group.

Table 9.3: Learning schedule for BME program –IE1 group

Course code

Course name

Credits

1st Semester

ENTP01

IE1

0(17)

ENTP02

IE2

0(13)

Credits

0(30)*

Accumulated credits

0

2nd Semester

MA001IU

Calculus 1

4

PH013IU

Physics 1

2

PH014IU

Physics 2

2

EN007IU

Writing AE1.

2

EN008IU

Listening AE1

2

BM050IU

Practice 1: Reverse Engineering

1

PE008IU

Critical Thinking

3

PT001IU

Physical Training 1

3(0)

Credits

16

Accumulated credits

16

Summer semester

PE015IU

Philosophy of Marxism and Leninism

3

PE016IU

Kinh tế chính trị Mác-Lênin

2

Credits

5

Accumulated credits

21

3rd semester

BM090IU

Biology for BME

4

CH011IU

Chemistry for Engineers

3

CH012IU

Chemistry Laboratory

1

EE051IU

Principles of EE I

3

EE052IU

Principles of EE I Laboratory

1

BM067IU

Practice 2: Animal Cells and Microbiologies

1

PT002IU

Physical Training 2

0(3)*

PE017IU

Chủ nghĩa Xã hội khoa học

2

EN011U

Writing AE2

2

EN012IU

Speaking AE2

2

Credits

 

19

Accumulated credits

 

40

4th Semester

MA003IU

Calculus 2

4

BM091IU

Human Anatomy and Physiology

3

CH014IU

Chemistry for BME

3

BM098IU

Chemistry for BME Lab

1

BM007IU

Introduction to BME

4

BM052IU

Practice 3: Electronic Design

1

PE018IU

Lịch sử Đảng Cộng sản Việt Nam

2

Credits

18

Accumulated credits

58

Summer semester

 

Military Training

0

BM102IU

Mechanical design and manufacturing processes in biomedical engineering Lab

2

Credits

2

Accumulated credits

60

5th Semester

MA023IU

Calculus 3

4

PE019IU

Ho Chi Minh's Thoughts

2

BM064IU

Applied Informatics + Lab

4

BM082IU

Biomaterials

4

BM101IU

Mechanical design and manufacturing processes in biomedical engineering

2

BM017IU

Medical Design

1

___ ___IU

Technical Electives 1

4

Credits

 

21

Accumulated credits

 

81

6th Semester

MA024IU

Differential Equations

4

BM011IU

Engineering Challenges in Medicine I

3

BM005IU

Statistics for Health Science

3

___ ___IU

Technical Electives 3

4

BM068IU

Project 1

1

___ ___IU

Technical Electives 2

4

Credits

19

Accumulated credits

100

Summer semester

BM020IU

Internship

3

Credits

3

Accumulated credits

103

7th Semester

___ ___IU

Technical Electives 4

4

___ ___IU

Technical Electives 5

4

BM030IU

Machine Design

3

BM096IU

AI for healthcare

3

BM008IU

Bioethics

3

BM069IU

Project 2

1

Credits

18

Accumulated credits

121

8th Semester

BM013IU

Entrepreneurship in Biomedical Engineering

3

BM009IU

BME Capstone Design + Lab

4

___ ___IU

Technical Electives 7

3

___ ___IU

Free Elective 1

3

___ ___IU

Technical Electives 6

3

BM003IU

Pre-thesis

1

Credits

17

Accumulated credits

138

Summer semester

PE021IU

General Law

3

Credits

 

3

Accumulated credits

 

141

9th Semester

BM004IU

Thesis

10

Credits

10

Accumulated credits

151

Total Credits

151

 

Note: * The IE0/1/2 courses and physical training are not take into account of accumulated credits

9. LEARNING SCHEDULES – IE0 group

When a student is first admitted to a program at IU, he/she is required to indicate his/her level of English proficiency. Students can show proof of an English proficiency exam taken no later than 2 years or take an English placement test administered by IU (Note: this requirement is not applied to students who graduated from high school whose educational program is in English). Depending on the obtained scores a student is placed into one of 4 groups:

  • AE1 group: Students take Academic English 1 course and courses of the BE-BME program in their 1st
  • IE0, IE1, IE2 group: Students take Intensive English course and begins with the corresponding course (IE0/ IE1/ IE2).

The following tables show the typical roadmaps for students of each group.

Table 9.4: Learning schedule for BME program –IE0 group

Course code

Course name

Credits

1st Semester

ENTP00

IE0

0(17)

ENTP01

IE1

0(17)

Credits

0(34)*

Accumulated credits

0

2nd Semester

ENTP02

IE2

0(13)

MA001IU

Calculus 1

4

PT001IU

Physical Training 1

0(3)

BM050IU

Practice 1: Reverse Engineering

1

Credits

 

5(21)*

Accumulated credits

5

Summer semester

PE015IU

Triết học Mác-Lênin

3

PE016IU

Kinh tế chính trị Mác-Lênin

2

Credits

5

Accumulated credits

10

3rd Semester

PH013IU

Physics 1

2

PH014IU

Physics 2

2

EN007IU

Writing AE1.

2

EN008IU

Listening AE1

2

PE008IU

Critical Thinking

3

PT002IU

Physical Training 2

3(0)1

MA003IU

Calculus 2

4

PE017IU

Chủ nghĩa Xã hội khoa học

2

BM067IU

Practice 2: Animal Cells and Microbiologies

1

PE018IU

Lịch sử Đảng Cộng sản Việt Nam

2

Credits

20

Accumulated credits

30

4th Semester

BM090IU

Biology for BME

4

EE051IU

Principles of EE I

3

EE052IU

Principles of EE I Laboratory

1

CH011IU

Chemistry for Engineers

3

CH012IU

Chemistry Laboratory

1

EN011U

Writing AE2

2

EN012IU

Speaking AE2

2

MA023IU

Calculus 3

4

BM052IU

Practice 3: Electronic Design

1

Credits

21

Accumulated credits

51

Summer semester

 

Military Training

0

BM102IU

Mechanical design and manufacturing processes in biomedical engineering Lab

2

Credits

2

Accumulated credits

53

5th Semester

BM091IU

Human Anatomy and Physiology

3

BM064IU

Applied Informatics + Lab

4

BM007IU

Introduction to BME

4

CH014IU

Chemistry for BME

3

BM098IU

Chemistry for BME Lab

1

BM017IU

Medical Design

1

PE019IU

Ho Chi Minh's Thoughts

2

BM101IU

Mechanical design and manufacturing processes in biomedical engineering

2

Credits

20

Accumulated credits

73

6th Semester

___ ___IU

Technical Electives 1

4

MA024IU

Differential Equations

4

BM082IU

Biomaterials

4

___ ___IU

Technical Electives 3

4

BM069IU

Project 2

1

BM005IU

Statistics for Health Science

3

BM068IU

Project 1

1

Credits

21

Accumulated credits

 

94

Summer semester

BM020IU

Internship

3

Credits

 

3

Accumulated credits

 

97

7th Semester

BM008IU

Bioethics

3

BM011IU

Engineering Challenges in Medicine I

3

BM030IU

Machine Design

3

BM096IU

AI for healthcare

3

___ ___IU

Technical Electives 2

4

BM003IU

Pre-thesis

1

___ ___IU

Technical Electives 6

3

Credits

 

20

Accumulated credits

 

117

8th Semester

BM009IU

BME Capstone Design + Lab

4

BM013IU

Entrepreneurship in Biomedical Engineering

3

___ ___IU

Technical Electives 4

4

___ ___IU

Technical Electives 5

4

___ ___IU

Technical Electives 7

3

 

 

 

Credits

18

Accumulated credits

 

135

Summer semester

PE021IU

General Law

3

Credits

3

Accumulated credits

138

9th Semester

___ ___IU

Free Elective 1

3

BM004IU

Thesis

10

Credits

13

Accumulated credits

 

151

Total credits

 

151

 

 

Note: * The IE0/1/2 courses and physical training are not take into account of accumulated credits

11. REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION

11.1 GRADUATION CHECKLIST

No.

Conditions

Note

1

Had accumulated at least 151 credits of courses including a thesis

 

2

Earned a total GPA ≥ 50/100 points and no course had a grade < 50/100

 

3

The total time of study for the BE-BME program is ≤ 6 years

 

4

Passed English proficiency with scores of TOEFL iBT ≥ 61; or IELTS ≥ 5.5; or TOEIC 600 (Listening + Reading) 270 (Speaking + Writing); or Cambridge Exam (First FCE); or BEC Business Vantage; or BULATS 60

 

5

Fulfilled Military training requirement

 

6

Participated in all 3 civil activities:
+ Entrance political session
+ Midterm political session
+ Exit political session

 

11.2 DEGREE AWARDS

Upon graduation, depending on the accumulated GPA, a student may receive the following awards:

  1. Gold medal: Excellent grade. Note: Only one student/year obtains this award
  2. Silver medal: Very Good grade. Note: Only one student/year obtains this award
  3. Women Technical Award: for female students with GPA ≥ 80. There is no limitation of the number of recipients.

Grade level

Grade Point Average (GPA)

 

On 100 points

Letter grades

On 4 points

Excellent

90 ≤ GPA ≤ 100

A+

4.0

Very Good

80 ≤ GPA < 90

A

3.5

Good

70 ≤ GPA < 80

B+

3.0

Average Good

60 ≤ GPA < 70

B

2.5

Ordinary

50 ≤ GPA < 60

C

2

Notes: To earn the grade level “Excellent” or “Very Good”, a student must not only obtain the required GPA as indicated above but also must satisfy the following conditions; otherwise, he/she will be downgraded to one level lower:

  1. The total time until graduation is not higher than the regular requirement (4 years).
  2. If a student retakes the same courses more than once, the total credits of these courses must not be higher than 5% (i.e., 7 credits) of the total of the regular requirements (i.e., 151 credits).
  3. During the study time, the student must not receive an academic punition of Warning or higher from IU.
13. COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

BM003IU - Pre-thesis. Credits 1(0,1):

From previous experience and knowledge, under the potential thesis advisor supervision, the student will focus on a specific research topic to pave the way and establish a plan for the thesis.

BM004IU - Thesis Research. Credits 10(0,10):

Students will carry on to the success of the works planned in the pre-thesis course. The final results will be presented in front of a formal examiner panel.

BM005IU - Statistics for Health Sciences. Credits 3(2,1):

This course focuses on intermediate statistical methods which are often used in bioengineering and biomedicine. The course emphasizes the appropriateness, practical application and interpretation of a variety of analytic methods. Working with SPSS (Statistical package for the social sciences) supports students to deal with practical problems in statistical analysis.

BM007IU - Introduction to Biomedical Engineering. Credits 4(3,1):

This course consists of three main parts: (1) fundamental engineering technologies and methodologies, (2) their clinical applications and (3) topics related to the department orientation. In the first part students learn different engineering techniques and methods including mathematical modeling and simulation of a dynamic system, design methodology, geometric optics, kinematics, and statistics.  In the second part students learn how these techniques or methods are applied in the medical field.  Case studies focus on specific organs such as the eye, ear, and lung. In each study three aspects are covered: physiological, clinical, and instrumentation aspects. These two parts emphasize on the activities of the Medical Instrumentation orientation. In the third part other activities of the Department will be briefly introduced including Signal and Image Processing, Pharmaceutical Engineering and Regenerative Medicine. Besides, a semester-long project is assigned. The project requires students to conceive, design and build a working device related to the Biomedical Engineering field. This course is accompanied by lab works which introduce students by hands-on ways to topics related to different research orientation of the Department.

BM008IU - Bioethics. Credits 3(3,0):

Many difficult ethical questions have arisen from the explosive growth of biomedical research and the health-care industry since World War II. For example, when does life begin to matter morally? When and how should doctors be allowed to help patients end their lives? Should embryos be cloned for research and/or reproduction? What sorts of living things are appropriate to use as research subjects? How should we distribute scarce and expensive medical resources? This course will show students how problems in bioethics can be approached from a variety of perspectives, with the aim of understanding how we have got, where we are, and how we should decide where to go next.

BM009IU - BME Capstone Design Course. Credits 4(3,1):

The course has three components: class lectures, laboratories, and projects. The lectures are built upon all previous BME coursework. They emphasize on the design principles of medical instrumentation and biomedical signal analysis. Topics include the origin of bioelectric potentials; the characteristics of various biological signals, transducers, instrumentation amplifiers, analogue and digital devices; and computer interfaces. Labs include the design, construction and testing of electrical circuits and computer interfaces to measure diverse biological signals. The semester-long group project consists of designing an instrument requested from hospitals or the BME Department labs. Students work in a team of different orientation.

BM010IU - Biosignal Processing. Credits 4(3,1):

The course provides students with the fundamental knowledge to process and analyze biosignals. The knowledge of Fourier transform, signal sampling, analog to digital conversion, and stochastic signal processing are covered in the class. The course also provides insight to different characteristics of typical biological signals including Electrocardiogram (ECG), Electroencephalogram (EEG), Electromyogram (EMG).

BM011IU - Engineering Challenges in Medicine I. Credits 3(3,0):

Engineering Challenges in Medicine (ECM) exposes students to technical issues encountered by physicians in hospitals that prevent them to advance in medical diagnosis and treatment. In this course, physician instructors will demonstrate pathophysiology, advantages and disadvantages of current medical management of common diseases, and ask students to propose their own solutions to overcome these challenges. ECM I covers basic principles of diagnostic imaging, electrocardiography and common diseases of the musculoskeletal, neurological, and cardiovascular systems.

BM012IU - Engineering Challenges in Medicine II. Credits 3(3,0):

Engineering Challenges in Medicine (ECM) exposes students to technical issues encountered by physicians in hospitals that prevent them to advance in medical diagnosis and treatment. In this course, physician instructors will demonstrate pathophysiology, advantages and disadvantages of current medical management of common diseases, and ask students to propose their own solutions to overcome these challenges. ECM II covers the value of a diagnostic test, interpretation of basic laboratory tests and common diseases of the respiratory, renal, digestive, endocrinal systems, and cancers.

BM013IU - Entrepreneurship in Biomedical Engineering. Credits 3(3,0):

This course introduces various stages of the entrepreneurial process and provides knowledge of start-up development.  Students will expose to this process by working on some key steps in establishing a start-up for a biomedical product or service.  The main goal of the course is to prepare students with an entrepreneurial mindset so that they realize the importance of developing a biomedical product or service that meets the customer demand and can be commercialized.

BM017IU – Medical Design. Credits 1(0,1):

Students will explore important software used by engineers to build, analyze, and test the engineering design of a medical instrument. In the first half of the course, students will learn LABVIEW together with medical sensors supported by National Instruments (NI) to develop a prototype of medical devices.  In the second half of the course, students will learn SOLIDWORK as a computer-aided design (CAD) tool to help engineers construct a 3-D model of medical devices.

BM020IU - Internship. Credits 3(0,3):

Students will work in either companies, hospitals or research institutions in the country or abroad to acquire practical experiences in the real world.

BM030IU - Machine Design. Credits 3(3,0):

Introduction to the principles of design and analysis of machines and machine components. Design for functionality, motion, force, strength and reliability. The laboratory experience provides open-ended projects to reinforce the design process.

BM033IU, BM070IU - Information Technology in the Health Care System & Laboratory. Credits 4(3,1):

This course will teach students how to analyze and apply various management programs and technology systems currently available to health care professionals. Lectures and tutorials will offer experiential learning opportunities. The tutorials will introduce the knowledge and software toolsets that will be used by the students to design an original health care delivery system application. Knowledge will include those used by professionals to design information healthcare systems, automated decision support systems and healthcare standards.

BM050IU – Practice 1: Reverse Engineering. Credits 1(0,1):

This is the course of general knowledge in medicine and medical instrumentation. Students will learn how to take vital signs, do CPR and some common first aids as well as explore some common medical devices in our department’s labs such as ECG, Ultrasound, X ray machine… They learn how to use mechanical tools to open these medical devices, disassemble and reassemble them, explore their working principles and block diagrams. As one of the first courses for BME students, it also covers the soft skills required for presentation, literature searching and report writing.

BM052IU – Practice 2:  Electronic Design. Credits 1(0,1):

Students will study essential skills for medical device design. In the first half of the semester, students will study how to design an electrical schematic and PCB using Orcad. They also have a chance to make their own PCB using tools in our department’s labs. Upon finishing the third semester, students can design the electrical part of a medical device.

BM058IU - Biomedical Image Processing. Credits 4(3,1):

The goal of this course is to introduce techniques to enhance biomedical images to help physicians in diagnosis and treatment. This subject also introduces the principle of tomography techniques such as X-ray, CT, MRI and PET/CT. Moreover, it provides students essential knowledge of digital image processing including image acquisition, image formation, linear system, low-level image processing, image enhancement in frequency domain, pattern recognition, etc. A series of exercises and labs also provide students practical experience in working with biomedical image data.

BM060IU, BM061IU - Digital Systems, Digital Systems Lab. Credits 4(3,1):

This course provides the student to understand about digital systems in order to design digital circuits or systems. This course represents the following parts: Binary arithmetic, Boolean algebra, K-maps, Combinational Logic Circuit, Flip-Flops, Digital Arithmetic, Counters and Registers, Memory Devices, AD-DA Conversions and PLD.

BM062IU - Micro-electronic Devices. Credits 3(3,0):

The course is an introduction to microcontrollers including basic architecture, programming and applications of MCS-51 family and other MCS platforms.

BM063IU - Micro-electronic Devices Laboratory. Credits 1(0,1):

The course the lab session to apply the knowledge learnt in the Micro-electronic Devices class with the focus on basic architecture, programming and applications of MCS-51 family and other MCS platforms.

BM064IU - Applied Informatics. Credits 4(3,1):

This course focuses on how to apply programming languages to solve engineering problems targeting towards biomedical fields. C-programming language provides students basic programming skills to develop and implement medical devices. MATLAB-programming language supports effective tools for mathematical calculations and graphical visualization of dataset.

BM067IU – Practice 2: Animal Cells and Microbiologies. Credits 1(0,1):

Students will study existing medical devices such as CT scanner, NIRS, Alice 5, Field Analyser, BIOPAC and others at BME LABs. They learn all blocks of a device and their operation. At the end of the semester, they will represent a poster and give an oral presentation on one of these medical devices.

BM068IU - Project 1. Credits 1(0,1):

Students will explore a specific topic in the medical fields.  Students will learn how to do research through various skills of doing experiments, searching and identifying scientific journals as references related to the experiments from e-library, analyzing data, weekly report meeting with advisor, writing scientific report, and etc. At the end of the course, students will submit a final report.

BM069IU - Project 2. Credits 1(0,1):

Students will do biomedical engineering projects. They will have a chance to apply what they have learned in previous semesters in designing, performing experiments, collecting and analyzing experimental data. In addition, students will improve their presenting, writing skills in a scientific manner.

BM071IU – Computer-aided Diagnosis. Credits 4(3,1):

This course is an introduction to diagnostic imaging and an overview of how computerized analysis of medical images has been employed to assist physicians in detecting or classifying lesions and screening for differential diagnosis. Topics include typical pathological abnormal patterns of various diagnostic imaging modalities with an emphasis on ECG, Ultrasound, and CT scan. Lab activities focus on interpreting ECG, CT scan and performing an Ultrasound exam.

BM072IU - Computational Model in Medicine. Credits 4(3,1):

The computer modeling and simulation of the heart and the circulation, gas exchange in the lungs, control of cell volume, the renal counter-current multiplier mechanism, and muscle mechanics, mechanisms of neural control, genetics, epidemics and dispersal.

BM073IU - Medical Imaging. Credits 4(3,1):

Physical and computational principles of different medical imaging modalities (including computed tomography, nuclear, magnetic resonance, ultrasound, and optical imaging) are discussed with the focus on image formulation and reconstruction. Hardware designs and clinical applications are also mentioned.

BM074IU - Brain-Computer Interface. Credits 4(3,1):

In this course, students will learn about the basic function and structure of the brain, the function of each part of the brain. In addition, students will be practiced on devices to learn how to interface between Brain-Computer. Collecting signals and analyzing them are also mentioned.

BM075IU, BM076IU - Biomedical Photonics & Biomedical Photonics Laboratory. Credits 4(3,1):

This course introduces some of the basic concepts of applying light in biomedical applications. This course is especially tailored for engineers who have no prior knowledge in biomedical sciences. The course first introduces some basic concepts in biomedical sciences so that students can be familiar with the techniques and the terminologies used in the field. Subsequently, the course would consider biological tissues as an optical material with some unique properties different from other conventional material, such as semiconductors, when light interacts with it. Several important research topics including microscopy, optical detection techniques, and optical disease detection techniques will be discussed. Engineering students who take this course would allow them to quickly get into the field of biomedical engineering that highly interdisciplinary knowledge and skills are required.

BM077IU - Pharmaceutical Engineering 1. Credits 4(3,1):

This course emphasizes the primary engineering aspects of the pharmaceutical processes through methodologies, both applied and fundamental of dosage form design, to analyze and scale up manufacturing pharmaceutical processes involving liquid and dispersed-phase systems including solution, suspensions, transdermal systems, etc.

BM078IU - Pharmaceutical Engineering 2. Credits 4(3,1):

This course emphasizes the primary engineering aspects of the pharmaceutical processes through methodologies, both applied and fundamental of dosage form design, to analyze and scale up manufacturing pharmaceutical processes involving solids processing, such as solids characterization, blending, milling, granulation, tableting, coating, and others.

BM079IU - Principle of Pharmacokinetics. Credits 4(3,1):

The course is intended to provide the students with basic principles of pharmacokinetics including drug transport, various routes of drug administration, and drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination. Mathematical pharmacokinetic models are also presented.

BM080IU - Nanotechnology for Drug Delivery Systems. Credits 4(3,1):

Since nanoparticulate drug delivery systems present very small size, they are promising in targeted therapy of diseased tissue, organ and hence, leading to the increased drug concentration at those places through biological barriers to increase the effectiveness of the treatment. The course depicts nanoparticles and technologies applied to targeted drug delivery to diseased cells.

BM081IU - Drug Delivery Systems. Credits 4(3,1):

In this class, the students will be introduced the concept of drug delivery systems providing pharmaceutical agents at target sites, technology, regulatory considerations and applications of each system. The course is also intended to provide the students with the design of controlled release drug delivery systems.

BM082IU - Biomaterials. Credits 4(3,1):

An engineer of tissue engineering major should understand biomaterials, and its surface modification for specific applications. Also, an engineer must understand how to choose materials and how to design a scaffold for a specific implantation zone.

BM083IU - Applications of Biomaterials in Regenerative Medicine. Credits 4(3,1):

This course is the basis for the student in biomedical engineering. It equips students with the basic knowledge about the types of tissues in the human body. This course will introduce some kinds of tissue in the human body, including: heart, liver, lungs, stomach, eyes, bones, blood vessels, etc.

BM084IU - Biocompatibility and Biodegradation of Biomaterials. Credits 4(3,1):

Students will learn and understand the biocompatible and biodegradable measure of biomaterials. Students will learn and practice in the laboratory about interaction of cells and biomaterials (using MTT, SEM, confocal, etc.) and interaction of implanted biomaterials in animals (using H&E, MT staining).

BM085IU - Characterization and Properties of Biomaterials. Credits 4(3,1):

This is a course for students majoring in biological materials. It equips students with the knowledge of how to determine the required properties and characteristics of biomaterials. Case studies and specific applications will be investigated. According to the specific damages to be repaired, the biomaterials must be fabricated to match the required properties and characteristics.

BM086IU - Methods and Process in Fabrication of Scaffold. Credits 4(3,1):

This course will introduce students to some common methods to fabricate the biomaterials that are used worldwide. During the course, students will create their own new materials according to their purposes.

BM089IU - Electronic Devices for Biomedical Design. Credits 4(3,1):

Fundamentals of semiconductor devices and microelectronic circuits, characteristics of p-n, Zener diodes, and analog diode circuits. Principles of MOSFET and BJT operation, biasing, transistor analysis at midband frequencies.

BM090IU - Biology for BME. Credits 4(3,1):

This course covers basic concepts and universal principles of biological molecules, cells, genetics, and biotechnology. The laboratory activities are designed to further investigate and illuminate each topic area in BME research settings.

BM091IU - Human Anatomy and Physiology. Credits 3(3,0):

This subject explains the physical and chemical factors that are responsible for the origin, development, and progression of life. This subject explains the specific characteristics and mechanisms of the human body that make it a living being. This subject explains the functions of tissues, organs and systems with the regulation and control mechanisms of the body.

BM092IU - Cell/Tissue – Biomaterial interaction. Credits 4(3,1):

A crucial concept to understand about the tissue-biomaterial interface is that a lot of things happen there. The environment inside the body is chemically, electrically, and mechanically active, and the interface between an implanted biomaterial and the body is the location of a variety of dynamic biochemical processes and reactions. This course will introduce students to the molecular level events that happen at the tissue-implant interface, explore selected biological and physiological consequences of these events, methods to characterize interaction between cell/tissue and materials and specifically, design novel biomaterials that truly integrate with the body’s natural tissues.

BM093IU - Tissue Engineering I. Credits 4(3,1):

Tissue engineering encompasses several disciplinary fields of knowledge to enable the regeneration of malfunctioning tissues or even whole organs. There are three main components in tissue engineering: scaffolds, cells, and signals. This course is the first part of the 2-semester course on Tissue engineering which introduces students to the basic knowledge of those three main components of tissue engineering. The following course (Tissue engineering II) will focus on the clinical applications.

BM094IU - Principle of Clinical Tests and Instrumentation. Credits 4(3,1):

The laboratory plays a crucial role in healthcare because it provides physicians and other health professionals with information to: (1) detect disease or predisposition to disease; (2) confirm or reject a diagnosis; (3) establish prognosis; (4) guide patient management; and (5) monitor efficacy of therapy. Therefore, a fundamental understanding of the principles of laboratory tests and instrumentation used in clinical laboratories is essential. This course will provide students an overview of medical laboratories, principles of a wide range of analytical tests and instrumentations ranging from hematology to molecular pathology.

BM095IU - Medical Instrumentation. Credits 4(3,1):

This course covers the basic and advanced principles, concepts, and operations of medical sensors and devices. The origin and nature of measurable physiological signals are studied, including chemical, electrochemical, optical, and electromagnetic signals. The principles and devices to make the measurements, including design of electronic instrumentation, will be rigorously presented. This will be followed by realistic design and experimentation with amplifiers for biopotential measurements. There are laboratories session to give students hands on experience with electronic components, sensors, and biopotential measurements. The final part of this course will cover emerging frontiers of cellular and molecular instrumentation

BM096IU - AI for Healthcare.  Credits 3(3,0):

This course provides an introduction to how we apply artificial intelligence in healthcare. Several typical problems of applied artificial intelligence in healthcare are introduced, such as diagnosis/segmentation/abnormality detection in CT, OCT, fundus, endoscope images, detecting diseases by signals, e.g., EEG, blood pressure, heart rate. The course offers artificial intelligence methods that are frequently utilized in healthcare systems, including k-nearest neighbor, support vector machine (SVM), neural network, convolutional neural network, recurrent neural network, generative adversarial network. There are lab activities in which students work on programing to build practical schemes

BM098IU - Chemistry Laboratory for BME. Credits 1(1,0)::

The course covers the basic principles of analytical chemistry, introduces modern analytical chemistry and instrumental techniques with emphasis on techniques relevant to analysis in biomedical engineering. Applications of each technique will be discussed.

BM099IU - Stem Cell Technology. Credits 4(3,1):

Stem cells, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine are fast moving fields with vastly transformative implications for the future of health care and capital markets. Stem cells, which located in many tissues and organs in human body, are presented as miracle cells that can do anything. When administered to a patient with some serious diseases they will rebuild the damaged tissues and make the patient recover and live longevity. Understanding of stem cell characteristics, intrinsic regulations, and functions helps generating novel therapies for many acute and chronic diseases as well as developing the new strategies for tissue engineering. This course will focus on the science of stem cells to explore the characteristics, functions, pathologies, and applications of stem cells in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

BM100IU - Principles of Neuroengineering. Credits 4(3,1):

Covers how to innovate technologies for brain analysis and engineering, for accelerating the basic understanding of the brain, and leading to new therapeutic insight and inventions. Focuses on using physical, chemical and biological principles to understand technology design criteria governing ability to observe and alter brain structure and function. Topics include optogenetics, noninvasive brain imaging and stimulation, nanotechnologies, stem cells and tissue engineering, and advanced molecular and structural imaging technologies. Design projects by students.

BM101IU - Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Processes in Biomedical Engineering. Credits 2(2,0):

Introduction to fundamental knowledge of mechanical design and manufacturing processes in biomedical engineering.

BM102IU - Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Processes in Biomedical Engineering Lab. Credits 2(0,2):

Learn skills of mechanical design and manufacturing processes in biomedical engineering

CH011IU - Chemistry for Engineers. Credits 3(3,0):

This one-semester course is designed for engineering students those who are pursuing a non-chemistry engineering degree such as information technology, bio-technology, civil, biomedical, electronic and telecommunication engineering. The course will introduce the basic principles of chemistry and connect those principles to issues in engineering professions.

CH012IU - Chemistry Laboratory. Credits 1(0,1):

Chemistry Laboratory is an accompanied part for the Chemistry for Engineers, which is designed for engineering students those who are pursuing a non- chemistry engineering degree such as information technology, bio-technology, civil, biomedical, electronic and telecommunication engineering.

CH014IU - Chemistry for BME. Credits 3(3,0):

This course is designed for non-chemistry majors, as it is intended for students pursuing a degree in biomedical engineering. The course covers the basic principles of analytical chemistry, introduces modern analytical chemistry and instrumental techniques with emphasis on techniques relevant to analysis in biomedical engineering. Applications of each technique will be discussed.

BM053IU, BM054IU - Principles of EE I, Principles of EE I Laboratory. Credits 4(3,1):

In the lectures students study common circuit elements such as resistors, capacitors, inductors, and operational amplifiers, and different circuit analysis methods in DC and AC steady state. In the labs, students practice with Bread-board, Power supply, Signal generator, Multi-meter, Oscilloscope, Multi-sim and Electrical elements.

EN007IU - Writing AE1. Credits 2(2,0):

This course provides students with comprehensive instructions and practice in essay writing, including transforming ideas into different functions of writing such as process description, cause-effect, comparison-contrast, argumentative, and paraphrase-summary essays. Throughout the whole course, students are required to read university-level texts to develop the ability to read critically and to respond accurately, coherently and academically in writing. Through providing them with crucial writing skills such as brainstorming, proofreading, documentation and editing, this course prepares the students for research paper writing in the next level of AE2 writing.

EN008IU - Listening AE1. Credits 2(2,0):

The course is designed to prepare students for effective listening and note-taking skills, so that they can pursue the courses in their majors without considerable difficulty. The course is therefore lecture-based in that the teaching and learning procedure is built up on lectures on a variety of topics such as business, science, and humanities.

EN011IU - Writing AE2. Credits 2(2,0):

This course introduces basic concepts in research paper writing, especially the role of generalizations, definitions, classifications, and the structure of a research paper to students who attend English- medium college or university. It also provides them with methods of developing and presenting an argument, a comparison or a contrast. Students are required to work on the tasks selected to maximize their exposure to written communication and are expected to become competent writers in the particular genre: the research paper. As writing is part of an integrated skill of reading and writing where reading serves as input to trigger writing, this course is designed to familiarize non-native students with academic literature in their major study by having them read and critically respond to texts of a variety of topics ranging from natural sciences such as biology to social sciences and humanities like education, linguistics and psychology.

EN012IU - Speaking AE2. Credits 2(2,0):

Giving presentations today becomes a vital skill for students to succeed not only in university but also at work in the future. However, this may be seen as a nerve-racking task, especially when presented in a foreign language. Speaking AE2 provides the students with the knowledge and skills needed to deliver effective presentations. To do this, the course covers many aspects of giving presentation: preparing and planning, using the appropriate language, applying effective visual aids, building up confidence, performing body language, dealing with questions and responding, etc.

MA001IU - Calculus 1. Credits 4(4,0):

Functions; Limits; Continuity; Derivatives, Differentiation, Derivatives of Basic Elementary Functions, Differentiation Rules; Applications of Differentiation: l’Hôpital’s Rule, Optimization, Newton’s Method; Anti-derivatives; Indefinite Integrals, Definite Integrals, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus; Techniques of Integration; Improper Integrals; Applications of Integration.

MA003IU - Calculus 2. Credits 4(4,0):

Sequence and Series; Convergence Tests; Power Series; Taylor and Maclaurin Series; Cartesian Coordinates; Lines, Planes and Surfaces; Derivatives and Integrals of Vector Functions, Arc Length and Curvature, Parametric Surfaces; Functions of Several Variables; Limits, Continuity, Partial Derivatives, Tangent Planes; Gradient Vectors; Extreme; Lagrange Multipliers; Multiple Integrals: Double Integrals, Triple Integrals, Techniques of Integration; Vector Fields, Line Integrals, Surface Integrals.

MA023IU - Calculus 3. Credits 4(4,0):

Complex numbers, complex series, complex functions, complex derivatives; Laplace transform, z-transform, Fourier series, Fourier transform, the inverse transform, transforms of derivatives and integrals, first-order differential equations, second-order differential equations, difference equations, applications to electrical circuits and signal processing.

MA024IU - Differential Equations. Credits 3(3,0):

First-order differential equations, second-order linear differential equations, undetermined coefficients, variation of parameters, applications, higher-order linear differential equations, systems of first-order linear equations, elementary partial differential equations and the method of separation of variables.

PE008IU - Critical Thinking. Credits 3(3,0):

Critical Thinking studies a process which is indispensable to all educated persons-the process by which we develop and support our beliefs and evaluate the strength of arguments made by others in real-life situations. It includes practice in inductive and deductive reasoning, presentation of arguments in oral and written form, and analysis of the use of language to influence thought. The course also applies the reasoning process to other fields such as business, science, law, social science, ethics, and the arts.

PH013IU - Physics 1. Credits 2(2,0):

An introduction to mechanics including planar forces, free body diagrams, planar equilibrium of rigid bodies, friction, distributed forces, internal forces, shear force and bending moment diagrams, simple stress and strain and associated material properties, kinematics and kinetic of particles, work and energy, motion of rigid bodies in a plane.

PH014IU - Physics 2. Credits 2(2,0):

This course provides students with basic knowledge of fluid mechanics; macroscopic description of gases; heat and the first law of thermodynamics; heat engines and the second law of thermodynamics; microscopic description of gases and the kinetic theory of gases.

PE021IU – General Law. Credits 3(3,0):

The overarching aims of this course are to: Provide essential knowledge of Vietnamese legal system through integrated technology and real cases for social and cultural sustainability; Raise awareness of responsibility toward others and how to stand for ending all types of legal violations, especially corruption in various social contexts; Practice the necessary skills to act as an ambassador to ensure social fairness and global equitable rights; Use integrated online legal resources and communication tools to help the community to identify issues and develop countermeasures.

14. BACHELOR AND MASTER PROGRAM

The Bachelor-Master (BS-MS) program is an integrated Bachelor – Master degree program allowing students to complete undergraduate and graduate courses within a shorter time frame of 5 years compared to the traditional Bachelor and Master’s programs with 4-year undergraduate and 1.5-2-year graduate modules. Besides, the integrated Bachelor – Master’s degree program encourages and guides students to pursue scientific research path from university level. After accomplishing the BS-MS program, students will obtain two degrees including a Bachelor of Engineering degree and a Master’s degree from International University. When students complete courses in the Master’s curriculum, these courses will be used to consider exemption from courses in the undergraduate university curriculum.

Advantages of the BS-MS program:

  • Pursue a Master’s degree in less time in comparison with the traditional Master’s program.
  • Reduce tuition costs for the total program.
  • Students enrolled in the BS-MS program will be involved in research activities at the early stages.

Eligible candidates: Students in junior or senior year with a GPA ≥ 7.0 (in the scale of 10).

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