The Faculty of Information Technology (FIT) of HCMUS was established in February 1995 based on the Computer Science Department of the Faculty of Mathematics – Ho Chi Minh City University of Science. After 15 years, the Faculty has expanded considerably and is currently supported by the government to become one of the key faculties of Information Technology in Vietnam.
At present, FIT has 6 departments: General Informatics, Computer Network and Telecommunication, Knowledge Engineering, Computer Science, Information System, and Software Engineering. In particular, the Department of General Informatics is in charge of teaching basic and background IT knowledge for all university students, the other 5 departments are in charge of professional knowledge in different majors of IT.
The academic staff members are Professors, Senior Lecturers, Lecturers, Teaching Assistants, and many visiting professors and lecturers from other universities, research institutes, and industry in Vietnam or abroad. The total number of academic and non-academic staff is about 128 members (excluding those currently studying abroad).
Mission, Vision and Objective
As a Faculty of HCMUS, the mission of FIT is to achieve the mission of the university in the field of Information Technology as follows:
FIT has identified a vision to 2020, in accordance with the university’s strategic plan
Those objectives have been built based on the balance between human resource training for social needs and the training of intellectuals to contribute into the society’s development. These objectives are verified and supervised by the FIT Scientific Board.
Expected Learning Outcomes
Based on the mission, vision and objectives, FIT identifies the following expected learning outcomes for undergraduate students:
Table. I 1: Expected Learning Outcomes
Expected learning outcomes aim to provide a modern, healthy and ethical person that can quickly adapt to any working environment with enough expertise and ability to self-study, self-research and self-develop.
Expected learning outcomes from [Table. I 1] satisfy relatively the demands of students, employers and lecturers. Most of graduates are highly appreciated by IT labor market and easy to find a job. These achievements are thanks to the clear expected learning outcomes stated at the beginning.
Expected learning outcomes are constructed based on the combination of many factors:
There are 6 different departments in FIT including General Informatics, Computer Science, Knowledge Engineering, Software Engineering, Information System, and Computer Network and Communication. The General Informatics department is in charge of covering fundament knowledge of informatics for all students. The other five departments are taking care of 5 different majors of FIT.
The students are introduced to our general training objectives and expected learning outcomes on the first day of the course. Those objectives and learning outcomes are also published in the student’s handbooks and on our website .
Our training objectives are often reviewed every 3 or 5 years. Since 2000, particularly in 2005 and 2008, we have reviewed twice and adjusted the training objectives and the program.