COURSE SCHEDULE

Program:                    Biotechnology

Type:                          Undergraduate

Training course:       Biotechnology                     

Code:                         52420201

Duration:                   Full time – 4 years

 

  1. Goals  
    1. General goals
  • Students completing program gain the capacity for professional qualification, creative thinking, good ethics and health to address practical problems of field study.
  • In general term, flexibility has been designed for both learning course and teaching methodology, responding to the students’ aspirations as well as the reality high-tech labor market demands, Additionally, the well-designed program interfaces between disciplines, allows the graduates will increasingly be recruited for their adaptability, and they could adapt readily in a new culture and working environment.
    1. Professional goals
      1. Knowledge: The foundation of current program should be able to equip them with basic social and natural knowledge to make meaningful contribution in any flied of study, including pharmaceutical biotechnology, agricultural and environmental biotechnology, and food technology.
      2. Skills: The training program helps the learner acquire skills in an interactive environment, including development of the skill of observation, identification, organization as well as analytic skills, that would help them in promoting an understanding about the field of study, specialized in molecular biology, microorganism, pharmaceutical biotechnology, environmental techniques as well as food techniques. After graduated, students have sufficient knowledge and skills to undertake scientific research projects, develop biotechnological products, or have further graduate study.
      3. Attitude: Students are well aware that application of professional ethics, their responsibilities to society. 
  1. Learning Standard output
    1. Knowledge
      1. Specialized knowledge
  • General knowledge: Obtain knowledge on the basic principles of the Marxist and Leninist Ideology, the revolution lines of Vietnam communist party, Ho Chi Minh ideology.
  • Professional knowledge: Obtain the basic knowledge and professional expertise in biotechnology.
    1. Professional capacity
  • Candidate pursue careers as scientists in academia or industry, whereas others go on to apply their training and expertise in related fields;
  • Job opportunities are found in life science departments in colleges and universities; private and government research institutes; food production, pharmaceutical, agrichemical, and environmental industries;
  • Graduates join the teaching in colleges or universities;
  • Graduates may want to consider in business or economics to position themselves to excel in this industry, either in sales or management;
  • Graduates could continue their education in graduate (Master or PhD) or professional school.
    1. Skills
      1. Basic skills
  • Providing the skill of organization, anatytical skill of chemical – microbiological – molecular – food chemical – genetic – tissue culture techniques.
  • Evaluation, inspection, quantification and management of food quality, Vietnam’s and international quality standards systems, methodology of food quality assurance.
  • Analysis and management of the raw materials’ quality, semi-finished products and biological products.  
  • Development and marketing of new biotechnological, biological products. 
  • Master specific laboratory skills relevant to careers in biotechnology, such as cell technology, microbiology, molecular biology, food technology and environmental engineering. 
  • Having capacity of research, training and self-training.
    1. Soft skills
  • Communication, collaboration skill.
  • Analytical thinking and problem solving soft skill.
  • The ability of using foreign languages: Graduates achieve English level 3 according to the framework of foreign language skill for Vietnamese students.
  • The ability of using information technology: Graduates achieve the basic requirement according to the framework of information technology skills standards issued by the Ministry of Information and Communications.
    1. Attitude
      1. Moral qualities, professional sense, civic responsibility
  • Having good career ethics, community consciousness, and civic responsibility.
  • Complying and respecting with disciplines, rules in labor organization. 
    1. The Ability of knowledge update and attitude in working
  • Having the spirit of knowledge update, innovation, and good participation in teamwork as well as personally working. Ability to update knowledge, attitude in work
    1. Career outlook
  • Opportunities of graduates are widely varied, including research and development, quality assurance and quality control.
  • Employment is available in teaching at institutes, university and biotechnology center.
    1. Post-graduate outlook
  • Continuing the further study of postgraduate program in national or international universities.
    1. The referent program, schedules

The course schedule/program is referented from: 

  • Domestic programs: Can Tho University, Ho Chi Minh City University of Science – VNU, Ho Chi Minh City University of Agriculture and Forestry, An Giang University, Ho Chi Minh City University of Food Industry, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Lac Hong University, Nha Trang University, Ho Chi Minh City International University, Da Nang University.
  • International program: Universidad de Granad –  Spain, Université de Poitiers – France,  Tshwane University of Technology – South Africa, University of  Johannesburg – South Africa. 
  1. Program duration
  • 4 years (11 semesters. From semester 8, you can tailor your course and project selections to suit your goals and can choose from three different tracks: Pharmaceutical biotechnology, agricultural and environmental biotechnology, Food technology).
  1. Credits
  • Requirement: 127 credits (not included: Physical Education: 5 credits, National Defense Education: 8 credits).
  1. Program admission
  • Citizens who graduated from high school or equivalent under the provisions of the current regulations on enrollment of universities and colleges of the current system of the Ministry of Education and Training.
  1. Training process and graduation conditions 
    1. Training process

The program is implemented in accordance with the Regulation on tertiary training according to the credit system issued together with Decision No. 43/2007 / QD-BGDDT of August 15, 2007, which is amended and supplemented Article No. 57/2012 / TT-BGDDT dated December 27, 2012 by the Ministry of Education and Training and the current tuition fee system of the Open University of Ho Chi Minh City. Ho Chi Minh.

  1. Graduation conditions

Students are eligible for graduation when they meet the conditions stipulated in No, 27 of the Regulation on tertiary education according to the credit system issued together with Decision No. 43/2007 / QD-BGDDT dated August 15, 2007, amended and supplemented by a number of articles of the Ministry of Education and Training's Circular No. 57/2012 / TT-BGDDT dated December 27, 2012 and Article 25 of the Regulation on Academic Learning Current credit of the Open University of Ho Chi Minh City. Ho Chi Minh City, as follows:

  • Until the time of graduation, student is not be examined for penal liability or not in the period of disciplinary suspension;
  • Finish and accumulate all the required subject credits;
  • GPA is equal or above 5.0.
  1. Score scale
  • The training program uses a 10-point scale and the equivalence point to the letter according to the rules of University.
  1. Program

Note. To: total, T: theory, P: practice/lab course

No

Subject

Code

Credit

Note

To

T

P

  1. General training curriculum

40

39

1

 

 

  1. Political theory

10

10

 

 

  1.  

Basic principles of Marxism-Leninism 1

POLI1201

2

2

 

 

  1.  

Basic principles of Marxism-Leninism 2

POLI2302

3

3

 

 

  1.  

Ho Chi Minh ideology

POLI2201

2

2

 

 

  1.  

The revolutionary policy of Vietnamese Communist Party

POLI2301

3

3

 

 

 

  1. Social theory

4

4

 

 

 

  1. Obligatory

 

2

2

 

 

  1.  

Introduction to laws

GLAW1201

2

2

 

 

 

  1. Elective subject

 

2

2

 

 

  1.  

Research Methodology

EDUC1205

2

2

 

 

  1.  

Learning skills

EDUC1201

2

2

 

 

 

  1. Foreign language

 

14

14

 

 

  1.  

Advanced English 1

GENG0405

4

4

 

 

  1.  

Advanced English 2

GENG0406

4

4

 

 

  1.  

Advanced English 3

GENG0307

3

3

 

 

  1.  

Advanced English 4

GENG0308

3

3

 

 

 

  1. Nathematic  – Information technology – Natural Science

12

11

1

 

  1.  

Advanced Mathematics

MATH1402

4

4

 

 

  1.  

Introduction to Informatics

COMP0401

4

4

 

 

  1.  

Introduction to Chemistry

CHEM1501

4

3

1

 

 

  1. Physical education

 

5

 

5

 

  1.  

Physical education 1

PEDU1201

2

 

2

 

  1.  

Physical education 2- choose 1 in the following modules:

- Basketball

- Handball

- Football

- Swimming

 

 

PEDU1302

PEDU1303

PEDU1304

PEDU1305

3

 

3

 

 

  1. Military education

8

 

8

 

  1.  

Military education

DEDU1801

8

 

8

 

  1. Professional training curriculum

87

63

24

 

 

  1. Basic knowledge

 

14

11

3

 

  1.  

Analytical Chemistry and Organic Chemistry

CHEM1302

3

3

 

New

  1.  

Labwork of Analytical Chemistry and Organic Chemistry

CHEM1202

1

 

1

 

  1.  

Introduction to biology  

BIOT1201

2

2

 

New

  1.  

Cell biology

BIOT2401

3

2

1

 

  1.  

Molecular biology

BIOT2201

2

2

 

 

  1.  

Biostatistic

MATH2401

3

2

1

 

 

  1. Advanced and professional knowdge

62

45

17

 

 

  1. General subjects

36

25

11

 

  1.  

Enrollment of Biotechnology

BIOT2204

2

2

 

New

  1.  

Plant physiology

BIOT2407

3

2

1

New

  1.  

Animal and human physiology

BIOT2406

3

2

1

New

  1.  

Human and environment

BIOT1202

2

2

 

New

  1.  

Biochemistry

BIOT2405

3

2

1

New

  1.  

Genetics

BIOT2404

3

2

1

New

  1.  

Introduction to microbiology

BIOT2501

4

3

1

 

  1.  

Microorganism technology

BIOT2403

3

2

1

New

  1.  

Gene technology

BIOT3427

3

2

1

 

  1.  

Biotechnological processes and equipment

BIOT3419

3

2

1

New

  1.  

Protein-enzyme technology

BIOT2402

3

2

1

 

  1.  

Bioinformatics

COMP3401

3

2

1

 

  1.  

Field trip

BIOT3231

1

 

1

New

 

  1. Professional training curriculum

 

 

 

 

 

Specialized in: Pharmaceutical biotechnology

26

20

6

 

 

Obligatory

 

21

16

5

 

  1.  

Applied biotechnology in human disease diagnosis

BIOT3412

3

2

1

New

  1.  

Applied biotechnology in human disease treatment

BIOT3414

3

2

1

New

  1.  

Medical microbiology

BIOT3420

3

2

1

New

  1.  

Immunology

BIOT3226

2

2

 

New

  1.  

Pharmaceutical microbiology

BIOT3413

3

2

1

New

  1.  

Selection of microorganisms in biotechnology

BIOT3228

2

2

 

New

  1.  

Applied biotechnology in medicine

BIOT3422

3

2

1

 

  1.  

Natural compounds with biological activity

BIOT4204

2

2

 

 

 

Selective subject (at least 5 credits)

 

5

4

1

 

  1.  

Medicinal Natural Products Isolation

BIOT3411

3

2

1

 

  1.  

System of Pharmaceutical quality control

BIOT4222

2

2

 

 

  1.  

Seminar

BIOT3229

2

2

 

New

  1.  

Biotechnological product development

BIOT4208

2

2

 

 

  1.  

Application of biotechnology: Acheivements and Prospects

BIOT3306

3

3

 

New

 

Specialized in: Agricultural – Environmental biotechnology

26

22

4

 

 

Obligatory

 

20

16

4

 

  1.  

Applied biotechnology in plant seed selection

BIOT3232

2

2

 

New

  1.  

Applied biotechnology in plant protection

BIOT3415

3

2

1

New

  1.  

Postharvest technology

BIOT3221

2

2

 

New

  1.  

Hitech agriculture

BIOT3418

3

2

1

New

  1.  

Applied biotechnology in agriculture and environment

BIOT3416

3

2

1

New

  1.  

Environment and public health

BIOT3227

2

2

 

New

  1.  

Environmental techniques

BIOT4405

3

2

1

 

  1.  

Environmental management

BIOT3216

2

2

 

 

 

Selective subject (at least 6 credits)

 

6

6

 

 

  1.  

Gene transfer technique in plant

BIOT3225

2

2

 

New

  1.  

Clearner production

BIOT4225

2

2

 

 

  1.  

Evaluation of environment effects

BIOT3223

2

2

 

New

  1.  

Seminar

BIOT3229

2

2

 

New

  1.  

Biotechnological product development

BIOT4208

2

2

 

 

  1.  

Application of biotechnology: Acheivements and Prospects

BIOT3306

3

3

 

New

 

Specialized in: Food biotechnology

26

23

3

 

 

Obligatory

 

18

15

3

 

  1.  

Food sensory evaluation

BIOT3222

2

2

 

New

  1.  

Biotechnological processes in food technology

BIOT3210

2

2

 

 

  1.  

System of food quality control

BIOT3305

3

3

 

New

  1.  

Modern techniques in food technology

BIOT3219

2

2

 

 

  1.  

Food Biochemistry

BIOT3214

2

2

 

 

  1.  

Food microorganism

BIOT3421

3

2

1

New

  1.  

Food analysis techniques

BIOT3417

3

2

1

New

  1.  

Labwork of food processing

BIOT3230

1

 

1

New

 

Selective subject (at least 6 credits)

 

8

8

 

 

  1.  

Technology of preservation and processing of meat and fishery

BIOT3220

2

2

 

New

  1.  

Technology of preservation and processing vegetables

BIOT4217

2

2

 

 

  1.  

Functional foods

BOIT4221

2

2

 

 

  1.  

Human nutrients

BIOT3224

2

2

 

New

  1.  

Seminar

BIOT3229

2

2

 

New

  1.  

Biotechnological product development

BIOT4208

2

2

 

 

  1.  

Application of biotechnology: Acheivements and Prospects

BIOT3306

3

3

 

New

 

  1. Graduation internship and thesis

11

7

4

 

  1.  

Graduation internship

BIOT4899

4

 

4

 

  1.  

- Graduation thesis

- Or take alternative credits in the elective subjects in specialize course

BIOT4799

7

7

 

 

Total

127

102

25

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Training schedules (expected)

Note. To: total, T: theory, P: practice/lab course

No

Subjects

Code

Credit

Note

To

T

P

SEMESTER 1

14

13

1

 

  1.  

Advanced English 1

GENG0405

4

4

 

 

  1.  

Advanced Mathematics B

MATH1402

4

4

 

 

  1.  

Introduction to Chemistry

CHEM1501

4

3

1

 

  1.  

Introduction to biology

BIOT1201

2

2

 

NEW 

SEMESTER 2

13

13

 

 

  1.  

Basic principles of Marxism-Leninis 1

POLI1201

2

2

 

 

  1.  

Advanced English 2

GENG0406

4

4

 

 

  1.  

Introduction to Informatics

COMP0401

4

4

 

 

  1.  

Analytical Chemistry and Organic Chemistry

CHEM1302

3

3

 

NEW 

SEMESTER 3

12

10

2

 

  1.  

Basic principles of Marxism-Leninis 2

POLI2302

3

3

 

 

  1.  

Advanced English 3

GENG0307

3

3

 

 

  1.  

Human and environment

BIOT1202

2

2

 

NEW 

  1.  

Cell biology

BIOT2401

3

2

1

 

  1.  

Labwork of Analytical Chemistry and Organic Chemistry

CHEM1202

1

 

1

 

SEMESTER 4

14

12

2

 

  1.  

Introduction to laws

GLAW1201

2

2

 

 

  1.  

Molecular biology

BIOT2201

2

2

 

 

  1.  

Advanced English 4 (B2)

GENG0308

3

3

 

 

  1.  

Biochemistry

BIOT2405

3

2

1

NEW 

  1.  

Introduction to microbiology

BIOT2501

4

3

1

 

SEMESTER 5

13

10

3

 

  1.  

Ho Chi Minh ideology

POLI2201

2

2

 

 

  1.  

Enrollment of Biotechnology

BIOT2204

2

2

 

NEW 

  1.  

Animal and human physiology

BIOT2406

3

2

1

NEW 

  1.  

Microorganism technology

BIOT2403

3

2

1

NEW 

  1.  

Plant physiology

BIOT2407

3

2

1

NEW 

SEMESTER 6

14

11

3

 

  1.  

The revolutionary policy of Vietnamese Communist Party

POLI2301

3

3

 

 

  1.  

Protein-enzyme technology

BIOT2402

3

2

1

 

  1.  

One of following subjects

  • Research Methodology
  • Learning skills

 

EDUC1205

EDUC1201

2

2

 

 

  1.  

Genetics

BIOT2404

3

2

1

NEW 

  1.  

Gene technology

BIOT3427

3

2

1

 

SEMESTER 7

10

6

4

 

  1.  

Biotechnological processes and equipment

BIOT3419

3

2

1

NEW 

  1.  

Field trip

BIOT3231

1

 

1

NEW 

  1.  

Biostatistic

MATH2401

3

2

1

 

  1.  

Bioinformatics

COMP3401

3

2

1

 

  1.  

Physical education 1

PEDU1201

2

 

2

 

  1.  

Military education

DEDU1801

8

 

8

 

Specialized in: Pharmaceutical biotechnology

 

 

 

 

SEMESTER 8

13

10

3

 

  1.  

Applied biotechnology in human disease diagnosis

BIOT3412

3

2

1

NEW

  1.  

Immunology

BIOT3226

2

2

 

NEW

  1.  

Applied Plant biotechnology in medicine

BIOT3422

3

2

1

NEW

  1.  

Natural compounds with biological activity

BIOT4204

2

2

 

 

  1.  

Pharmaceutical microbiology

BIOT3413

3

2

1

 

  1.  

Physical education 2- choose 1 in the following modules:

- Basketball

- Handball

- Football

  • Swimming

 

 

 

PEDU1302

PEDU1303

PEDU1304

PEDU1305

3

 

3

 

SEMESTER 9

13

10

3

 

  1.  

Applied biotechnology in human disease treatment

BIOT3414

3

2

1

NEW 

  1.  

Medical microbiology

BIOT3420

3

2

1

NEW 

  1.  

Selection of microorganisms in biotechnology

BIOT3228

2

2

 

NEW 

  1.  

One of following subjects

 

5

4

1

 

  • Medicinal Natural Products Isolation

BIOT3411

3

2

1

 

  • System of Pharmaceutical quality control

BIOT4222

2

2

 

 

  • Seminar

BIOT3229

2

2

 

NEW

  • Biotechnological product development

BIOT4208

2

2

 

 

  • Application of biotechnology: Acheivements and Prospects

BIOT3306

3

3

 

NEW

Specialized in: Agricultural and environmental biotechnology

SEMESTER 8

13

10

3

 

  1.  

Applied biotechnology in plant seed selection

BIOT3232

2

2

 

NEW

  1.  

Environmental management

BIOT3216

2

2

 

 

  1.  

Hitech agriculture

BIOT3418

3

2

1

NEW

  1.  

Applied biotechnology in agriculture and environment

BIOT3416

3

2

1

NEW

  1.  

Environmental techniques

BIOT4405

3

2

1

 

  1.  

Physical education 2- choose 1 in the following modules:

- Basketball

- Handball

- Football

  • Swimming

 

 

 

PEDU1302

PEDU1303

PEDU1304

PEDU1305

3

 

3

 

SEMESTER 9

13

12

1

 

  1.  

Applied biotechnology in plant protection

BIOT3415

3

2

1

NEW

  1.  

Postharvest technology

BIOT3221

2

2

 

NEW

  1.  

Environment and public health

BIOT3227

2

2

 

NEW

  1.  

three of following subjects:

 

6

6

 

 

  • Gene transfer technique in plant

BIOT3225

2

2

 

NEW

  • Clearner production

BIOT4225

2

2

 

 

  • Evaluation of environment eff

BIOT3223

2

2

 

NEW

  • Seminar

BIOT3229

2

2

 

NEW

  • Biotechnological product developmen

BIOT4208

2

2

 

 

  • Application of biotechnology: Acheivements and Prospects

BIOT3306

3

3

 

NEW

Specialized in: Food technology

SEMESTER 8

13

11

2

 

  1.  

Biotechnological processes in food technology

BIOT3210

2

2

 

 

  1.  

System of food quality control

BIOT3305

3

3

 

NEW

  1.  

Food Biochemistry

BIOT3214

2

2

 

 

  1.  

Food sensory evaluation

BIOT3222

2

2

 

NEW

  1.  

Labwork of food processing

BIOT3230

1

 

1

NEW

  1.  

Food microorganism

BIOT3421

3

2

1

NEW

  1.  

Physical education 2- choose 1 in the following modules:

- Basketball

- Handball

- Football

  • Swimming

 

 

 

PEDU1302

PEDU1303

PEDU1304

PEDU1305

3

 

3

 

SEMESTER 9

13

12

1

 

  1.  

Food analysis techniques

BIOT3417

3

2

1

NEW

  1.  

Modern techniques in food technology

BIOT3219

2

2

 

 

  1.  

Four of following subjects

 

8

8

 

 

  • Technology of preservation and processing of meat and fishery

BIOT3220

2

2

 

NEW

  • Technology of preservation and processing vegetables

BIOT4217

2

2

 

 

  • Functional foods

BOIT4221

2

2

 

 

  • Human nutrients

BIOT3224

2

2

 

NEW

  • Seminar

BIOT3229

2

2

 

NEW

  • Biotechnological product development

BIOT4208

2

2

 

 

  • Application of biotechnology: Acheivements and Prospects

BIOT3306

3

3

 

NEW

SEMESTER 10

 

 

 

 

  1.  

Graduation internship

BIOT4899

4

 

4

 

SEMESTER 11

 

 

 

 

  1.  

- Graduation thesis

  • Or take alternative credits in the elective subjects in specialize course

BIOT4799

 

 

 

7

7

 

 

                 
 

 

 

  1. Guiding the implementation of the program
    1. List of equal and/or alternative subjects

 

TT

Subjects in previous program

Subjects in current program

Subject

Code

Credits

Subject

Code

Credits

T

P

T

P

List of equal subjects

  1.  

Introduction to Informatics

COMP1401

2

1

Introduction to Informatics

COMP0401

4

 

  1.  

Basic English 1

GENG1401

4

 

Basic English 3

GENG0403

4

 

  1.  

Basic English 2

GENG1402

4

 

Basic English 4

GENG0404

4

 

  1.  

Advanced english 1

GENG1403

4

 

Advanced english 1

GENG0405

4

 

  1.  

Advanced english 2

GENG1404

4

 

Advanced english 2

GENG0406

4

 

  1.  

Advanced english 3

GENG2317

3

 

Advanced english 3

GENG0307

3

1

  1.  

Advanced english 4

GENG2318

3

 

Advanced english 4

GENG0308

3

 

  1.  

Enrollment of Biotechnology

BIOT2301

3

 

Enrollment of Biotechnology

 BIOT2204

2

 

  1.  

Plant physiology

BIOT2503

3

1

Plant physiology

 BIOT2407

2

1

  1.  

Animal and human physiology

BIOT2504

3

Animal and human physiology

 BIOT2406

2

1

  1.  

Biochemistry

BIOT2502

3

1

Biochemistry

 BIOT2405

2

1

  1.  

Genetics

BIOT2505

3

1

Genetics

 BIOT2404

2

1

  1.  

Field trip

BIOT3402

 

2

Field trip

 BIOT3231

 

1

  1.  

Labwork of food processing 1

BIOT3212

 

1

Labwork of food processing

 BIOT3230

 

1

  1.  

System of food quality control

BIOT3211

2

 

System of food quality control

 BIOT3305

3

 

  1.  

Food sensory evaluation

BIOT3406

2

1

Food sensory evaluation

 BIOT3222

2

 

List of alternative subjects

  1.  

Botany

BIOT1301

4

 

Introduction to biology

BIOT1201

2

 

  1.  

Zoology

BIOT1302

3

 

Evaluation of environment effects

BIOT3223

2

 

  1.  

Evolution & Biodiversity

BIOT2202

2

 

Human and environment

BIOT1202

2

 

  1.  

Biotechnological processes and equipment 1

BIOT2203

2

 

Microorganism technology

BIOT2403

2

1

  1.  

Applied microorganism

BIOT3401

2

1

Medical microbiology

BIOT3420

2

1

  1.  

Biotechnological processes and equipment 2

BIOT3201

2

 

Biotechnological processes and equipment

BIOT3419

2

1

  1.  

Labworf of Biotechnological processes and equipment 

BIOT3202

 

1

Biotechnological processes and equipment

BIOT3419

2

1

  1.  

Plant protection

BIOT3217

2

 

Applied biotechnology in plant protection

BIOT3415

2

1

  1.  

Seed selection

BIOT3301

3

 

Applied biotechnology in plant seed selection

BIOT3232

2

 

  1.  

Postharvest physiology

BIOT3204

2

 

Postharvest technology

BIOT3221

2

 

  1.  

Animal biotechnology

BIOT3403

2

1

Gene transfer technique in plant

BIOT3225

2

 

  1.  

Environmental biotechnology

BIOT3208

2

 

Environment and public health

BIOT3227

2

 

  1.  

Agriculure

BIOT3303

3

 

Hitech agriculture

BIOT3418

2

1

  1.  

Food fermentation technology

BIOT3302

3

 

Food microorganism

BOIT3421

2

1

  1.  

Technology of preservation and processing of meat, egg and fishery

BIOT4212

2

 

Technology of preservation and processing of meat and fishery

BIOT3220

2

 

  1.  

Technology of preservation and processing of sugar and Confectionery

BIOT4216

2

 

Human nutrients

BIOT3224

2

 

  1.  

Food safety and hygiene

BIOT4220

2

 

Environment and public health

BIOT3227

2

 

  1.  

Labwork of food processing 2

BIOT3213

 

1

Food analysis techniques

BIOT3417

2

1

  1.  

Additives in food processing

BIOT4203

2

 

Food analysis techniques

BIOT3417

2

1

  1.  

Technology of preservation and processing of milk and milk product

BIOT4213

2

 

Biotechnological product development

BIOT4208

2

 

  1.  

Food preservation and processing technology

BIOT4215

2

 

Postharvest technology

BIOT3221

2

 

  1.  

Technique of processing tea - coffee - cacao

BIOT4214

2

 

Application of biotechnology: Acheivements and Prospects

BIOT3306

 

  1.  

Microorganism analytic techniques

BIOT3404

2

1

Selection of microorganisms in biotechnology

BIOT3228

2

 

  1.  

Applied molecular in healthcare

BIOT3501

3

1

Applied biotechnology in human disease diagnosis

BIOT3412

2

1

  1.  

Biotechnology in the pharmaceutical industry

BIOT3209

2

 

Applied Plant biotechnology in medicine

BIOT3422

2

1

  1.  

Agricutural microorganisms

BIOT3205

2

 

Applied biotechnology in agriculture and environment

BIOT3416

2

1

  1.  

Pathophysiology

BIOT3304

3

 

Applied biotechnology in human disease treatment

BIOT3414

2

1

  1.  

Modern topic of microorganism

BIOT4201

2

 

System of Pharmaceutical quality control

BIOT4222

2

 

  1.  

Infectious diseases in humans

BIOT3218

2

 

Immunology

BIOT3226

2

 

  1.  

Production technology of microorganisms

BIOT3207

2

 

Application of biotechnology: Acheivements and Prospects

BIOT3306

3

 

  1.  

Food microbiology and traditional fermentation products

BIOT4501

3

1

Food microorganism

BIOT3421

2

1

  1.  

Pathogenic microorganisms

BIOT3405

2

1

Pharmaceutical microbiology

BIOT3413

2

1

  1.  

Seminar of Microorganisms

BIOT4207

2

 

Seminar

BIOT3229

2

 

  1.  

Seminar of Agriculture

BIOT4205

2

 

Seminar

 BIOT3229

2

 

  1.  

Seminar of Food

BIOT4218

2

 

Seminar

 BIOT3229

2

 

  1.  

Graduation internship

BIOT4399

 

3

Graduation internship

BIOT4899

 

4

 
  1. Degree design

The bachelor degree program is divided into two phase:

  • Phase 1: All students study the same program including subjects of general knowledge and the basis of the degree (from semester 1 to 7).
  • Phase 2: Students will choose one of the three sub-disciplines for advanced study and complete the program (from semester 8 to 11).
    1. Graduation

Besides Practical labwork for graduation, students can choose to work on a Graduation thesis or study designated subjects to meet the requirements for graduation as stated in “Regulations for Credit study” by the University and the Faculty.

  1. Graduation with a Graduation thesis

Students who satisfy the following requirements are able to work on a Graduation thesis:

  • Accumulate substantial amount of credits for the program and finish at least 95% of the degree’s workload;
  • Have a total average accumulated score of at least 6.5;
  • Have a score of at least 8.00 for the Practical Labwork for Graduation;
  • Have the agreement from the Graduation Thesis supervisor.
    1. Graduation without a Graduation Thesis

Students choose the subjects from the alternative subject group in the same sub-discipline to fulfill the number of credits required for graduation.

  1. Guide for Application for Completion of the Degree Program for students of intake from 2099 to 2014 who study equal and/or alternative subjects

Students can only apply for program completion when they have accumulated the least requried number of credits (not including Physical Education and Military training):

  1. For training course of 2009 (year of admission)

+ Specialized in: Microorganism and molecular biology: 121 credits

+ Specialized in: Food technology: 124 credits

+ Specialized in: Pharmacy:  125 credits

+ Specialized in Business Administration: 125 credits

  1. For training course of 2010

+ Specialized in: Microorganism and molecular biology: 127 credits

+ Specialized in: Food technology: 129 credits

+ Specialized in: Agriculture: 130 credits

  1. For training course of 2011

+ Specialized in: Microorganism and molecular biology: 128 credits

+ Specialized in: Food technology:  130 credits

+ Specialized in: Agriculture: 131 credits

  1. For training course of 2012, and 2014

+ Specialized in: Microorganism and molecular biology:129 credits

+ Specialized in: Food technology:  131 credits

+ Specialized in: Agriculture: 132 credits

  1. Syllabus (Attachment)

COURSE  :   MASTER OF SCIENCE OF BIOTECHNOLOGY 2018

Degree  :    Master of Science

Training course      :    Biotechnology

Code :    8420201

Style  :    Full time

 

1. Training objectives

General objectives

* Master's degree in Biotechnology with deep, broad and advanced knowledge in Biology and Technology; providing necessary skills and appropriate attitudes to build career in the field of Biotechnology.

Detailed objectives

- Knowledge:

  • Practical and deep knowledge in the field of Biology and Technology: This training program focuses on biological processes (Biochemistry, Molecular Biology of Cells and Immunology). Technology (Cell Technology, Genetic Technology, Protein - Enzyme Technology and Technology of Fermentation) and Computational Biology (Methods of Scientific Research, Biology);
  • Have interdisciplinary knowledge in application of Biotechnology in Medicine, Pharmacy, Agriculture, Food and Environment;
  • Have general knowledge of administration and management to implement and supervise R & D in Biotechnology.

- Skills:

  • Skills in analyzing, synthesizing, evaluating data and information regarding to Biology and Technology, thereby providing solutions to scientific problems in the areas of application of Biotechnology in Medicine,  Pharmacy, Agriculture, Food and Environment;
  • Knowledge transfer skills based on research, discussion of professional issues in Biotechnology;
  • Skills in organizing, administering and managing activities related to Biotechnology;
  • Skills in the research, development and use of innovative technologies in the academic and occupational fields related to Biotechnology;
  • Have a foreign language proficiency equivalent to 4/6, Vietnamese foreign language proficiency framework.

- Attitude:

  • Ability to research, make important initiatives in the field of Biotechnology;
  • Ability to adapt, orient and guide others;
  • Ability to make expert conclusions in the field of Biotechnology;
  • Ability to manage, evaluate and improve professional activities in the field of Biotechnology.

 

2. Output standard

Knowledge: Graduates will:

  • Have practical knowledge and deep, broad, advanced theories; firmly comprehend principles both in theory and practice in the field of Biotechnology research;
  • Have relevant interdisciplinary knowledge: Application of Biotechnology in Medicine - Pharmacy, Agriculture, Food and Environment;
  • Have general knowledge of administration and management in Biotechnology product research and development.

Skills: Graduates will:

  • Have kills in analyzing, synthesizing, evaluating data and information to provide solutions to scientific problems in the field of Biotechnology;
  • Have knowledge transfer skills based on research, discussion of professional and scientific issues with counterparts (in Biotechnology) and with others;
  • Have skills in organizing, administering and managing activities related to Biotechnology;
  • Have kills in the research, development and use of innovative technologies in the academic and occupational fields related to Biotechnology;
  • Have a foreign language proficiency equivalent to 4/6, Vietnamese foreign language proficiency framework.

Autonomy and responsibility: Graduates will know how to:

  • Research, provide important initiatives in the field of Biotechnology;
  • Adapt, self-direct and guide others;
  • Make expert conclusions in the field of Biotechnology;
  • Carry out the management, evaluation and improvement of professional activities in the field of Biotechnology.

Job placement after graduation

  • Work in specialized agencies in Biotechnology and Biotechnology of ministries, sectors or localities;
  • Take part in management activities at the management agencies related to Biotechnology and Biotechnology of the ministries, sectors, or localities;
  • Be in charge of technical, quality management and testing at production units in the fields of agriculture, forestry, medicine and pharmacy;
  • Conduct scientific research in the fields of biotechnology and experimental biology in enterprises, research institutes, research centers and agencies of ministries, universities and colleges;
  • Teach and conduct experiments in Biotechnology and Biology at universities, colleges, professional secondary schools;
  • Create, manage or participate in the management and operation of farms, enterprises producing and trading biotechnology products;
  • Provide consultancy to commercial units, services in the field of agriculture, forestry, fishery, medicine and pharmacy;
  • Continue to study for a doctorate degree.

 

3. Requirements for candidates of postgraduate program in Biotechnology

Candidates for biotechnology, master's degree:

- Preferred specialization: Candidates with a bachelor degree in Biotechnology and Biology including: Biotechnology, Biology, Bioengineering, and Applied Biology.

- Acceptable specialization: Medicine, pharmacy;

  • Agriculture, forestry and fisheries;
  • Veterinary group;
  • Group of food processing and beverages;
  • Environmental science group;
  • Environmental technology engineering group;
  • Chemistry.    

Candidates in acceptable specialization * must complete 3 modules (3 credits each) of:

(1) Molecular biology;

(2) Cytology;

(3) General microbiology;

*Candidates in acceptable specialization may be considered exempt from these additional modules if they have taken these modules in undergraduate program.

 

4. Training program

4.1. Overview of the program

Master's program in Biotechnology includes 60 credits as follows:

  • General knowledge: 08 credits
  • Basic knowledge and specialized knowledge (compulsory): 09 credits
  • Basic knowledge and specialized knowledge (optional): 18 credits
  • Graduation thesis *: 25 credits

* Thesis: total 25 credits, and must have at least one article published in domestic/foreign journals or the academic proceeding of local/foreign science conference, reflecting the main content of the thesis.

 

4.2. Courses

Code

 

Subjects

Credits

 

Total

Theory

Labwork

PART 1:  General knowledge

8

8

0

CON

501

 Philosophy

3

3

0

ECO

506

Foreign languages

5

5

0

PART 2: Basic knowledge and specialized knowledge

27

20

7

Compulsory (3 subjects)

BIO

601

Research methodology

3

2

1

BIO

615

Thesis topic

3

3

0

BIO

614

New product development

3

3

0

Optional (6 subjects: BIO602 and BIO608 are required optional subjects)

BIO

602

Bioinformatics

3

2

1

BIO

603

Biochemistry

3

2

1

BIO

604

Molecular biology of the cell

3

2

1

BIO

605

Immunology

3

2

1

BIO

606

Cell technology

3

2

1

BIO

607

Fermentation technology

3

2

1

BIO

608

Gene technology

3

2

1

BIO

609

Protein – enzyme technology

3

2

1

BIO

610

Applied biotechnology in pharmaco-medicine

3

2

1

BIO

611

Applied biotechnology in agriculture

3

2

1

BIO

612

Applied biotechnology in food

3

2

1

BIO

613

Applied biotechnology in environment

3

2

1

BIO

701

Thesis

25

 

 

 

 

Total

60

 

 

 

 

Contact

Room 301, 4th floor,
35-37 Ho Hao Hon street,
District 1, Ho Chi Minh city

Phone

08 38386602

Campus

68 Le Thi Trung Street,
Thu Dau Mot City,
Binh Duong province

OPEN UNIVERSITY HO CHI MINH CITY
97 Vo Van Tan Street, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Tel: (84-8) 39 300 210 - 39 300 543
Fax: (84-8) 39 300 085
Email: ou@ou.edu.vn
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