Master program of Automation and Control Engineering

1. Introduction

Based on the results of the learner’s needs survey, there are two main criteria that potential learners wish for the master program. Firstly, the program must be up-to-date and follow the trend of the world. Many good graduates aspire to gain advanced knowledge being taught at reputable universities around the world, but they have no conditions to study abroad full time. Second, potential learners want the program to be highly applied, focusing on the technology fields that are of interest in the recent time, so that learners can quickly catch up with the development trend of industrial revolution 4.0. This is the major requirement of the group of graduates who have stable jobs but wish to improve their research and development capacity. 

2. Curriculum


General knowledge

15 credits

Fundamental and Specialist knowledge

  • Mandatory courses
  • Selective courses

30 credits

9 credits

21 credits

Master’s thesis

15 credits


60 credits


List of modules:  See details here


3. Learning outcome




Assessment criteria



General knowledge

Political knowledge

- Know, understand and present principles, categories, rules of dialectics and be applicable in realistic analysis.

- Ability to understand the ideology as well as current policies of the government.

- Pass the required courses in the program.

Scientific research

- Understand and identify key problems to solve in scientific research; select the suitable methods and solutions for the problem; know how to deploy and modify the solution in the process of practical application.

- Pass the required courses in the program.

Specialist knowledge

Advanced knowledge and information about Automation and Control Engineering

- Advanced knowledge and understanding of the scientific methodology in control theory, production automation; system identification; robot design and control.

- Understand and apply procedures, principles, research methods, design techniques, control programming and operation automation systems proficiently; for example, PLC, SCADA, industrial communication standards-based systems, drive systems, industrial automation equipment.

- Pass the required courses in the program; recognize, analyze, evaluate, apply knowledge to operate and improve automatic control systems


Professional skills


- Professional ability in analyzing, processing problems in the field of automation and control engineering.

- Be self-reliant and creative in research capacity; be confident in design of new system and automatic equipment; or propose new solutions.

- Ability to find new technique, technology to create new solutions or equipment for the field of automation and control engineering.

- Apply scientific knowledge to ideas of their own designs and models

Soft skills


- Self-study skill, self-reliance in researching, collecting information systematically of automation and control engineering.

- Skills of negotiation, talking, doing report, presentation and defense of research results.

- Team-work skill and skills of administration, management, operation at technical companies.

- Pass the required courses in the program;

- Execute demands of practice, application design successfully

Foreign language skill

- Certificate of TOEIC 600 or equivalent certificate of international English.

- Valid English certificate


Informatics skill


- Utilize fluently programming languages to analyze, simulate, design...

- Be expert in using of simulation and design software such as MATLAB, AutoCAD….

- Pass the required courses in the program


Attitude and Social Behavior

Attitude and behavior

-  Have right understanding of the roles of the technician: create the products, contribute to the quality of human life and production, and promote the economic development of the country.

-  Have spirit of progress, learning, self-study to improve professional skills continuously.

-  Honesty and high responsibility in academics, research and daily work.

- Pass the evaluation by the instructor during processes of study, doing projects, master’s thesis.

Awareness of community, society

- Team spirit, the willing attitude in participation in applying automation and control engineering for serving the demands of university, community and organization.

- Awareness of applying the professional knowledge to solve the difficult, complicated problems in social community.

- Awareness of protecting environment and social resources when researching, designing, manufacturing products for sustainable development goal.

- Participate proactively in technical design to serve community



Career prospects

Results of application of knowledges, skills and qualifications

-  Design specialists, technical directors of domestic and international companies.

-  Companies and/or brand establishment.

-  Lecturer, researcher at universities, colleges and institutes.

- Survey results of trainees’ jobs in one year after graduation


Expertise development

Study in higher-level education; have published research paper(s)

- Participate in domestic and international doctoral programs.

- Carry out in-depth studies in the field of automation and control engineering and/or have research papers and/or application products published in subject category journals and conferences.

- Data and evidence accumulated over the years about alumni of the program


4. Career Prospects 
  • Design specialists, technical directors of domestic and international companies.
  •  Companies and/or brand establishment.
  •  Lecturer, researcher at universities, colleges and institutes.