Dialogue between students majoring in General Civil Engineering and enterprises

On June 29, 2023, Faculty of Civil & Industrial Construction together with other faculties of Hanoi University of Civil Engineering (HUCE) organized the program "Dialogue between students majoring in General Civil Engineering and enterprises”, aiming at providing students career orientation and strengthening the connection between the HUCE and businesses in training high-quality bachelors and engineers to meet the needs of society.

Attending the program on the side of businesses were Mr. La Huu Huy - Project General Director in Bac Giang, Van Phu Invest Investment Joint Stock Company; Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Hung - Deputy Director of SDC Vietnam Urban Solutions JSC; Mr. Pham Trung Kien - Chairman of the International Cooperation Cooperation Maritime Construction Consultant Joint Stock Company (CMB); Mr. Nguyen Anh Tuan – Director of Northern Branch of PORTCOAST JSC; Mr. Doan Vinh Loc – Director of TEDIPORT JSC; Mr. Tran Giang Nam – Deputy Director of TEDIWECCO JSC; Mr. Le Thiet Trung – Director of GTA Vietnam JSC; Mr. Phan Huy Dong - Deputy General Director of GEO Vietnam Joint Stock Company; Mr. Bui Tuan Anh – Vietnam Register; Mr. Chu Tien Dat – PTSC M&C Marine Engineering JSC; Mr. Nguyen Viet Hung – Director of CTE-WIND Vietnam Company; Mr. Duong Bao Ngoc – Chairman of HTC Construction Consulting Joint Stock Company; Mr. Le Huy Quy – Director of HTC Construction Consulting Joint Stock Company; Mr. Vu Son Tung – Director of GEOPRO Consulting JSC.

On the side of NUCE, there were Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Binh Ha - Head of Training Management Department; MSc. Bui Quang Trung – Head of CTCT & Management Department; MSc. Pham Thi My Lan – Deputy Head of Communication and Admissions Department; Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Manh Tuan - Vice Dean of Faculty of Civil Engineering and Technology, in charge of Construction Structure; Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vu Anh Tuan - Vice Dean of Faculty of Construction, in charge of Construction Technology; Dr. Mai Hong Quan – Dean of Faculty of Marine Engineering, in charge of Marine Engineering; Dr. Tran Dinh Trong – Vice Dean of Faculty of Bridge and Road, in charge of Geodetic Engineering and Geoinformatics; Dr. Bui Viet Dong - Dean of the Faculty of Hydrographic Engineering, in charge of the Department of Hydro Engineering; Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Thi Thanh Mai - Head of Urban Technical Infrastructure Planning Department, Faculty of Economics & Planning, in charge of Infrastructure Engineering

An overview of the event

Speaking at the opening of the event, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Binh Ha, Head of Training Management Department – HUCE, highly appreciated the dialogue between students and enterprises. This activity manifests close connection, extensive cooperation between the faculties and businesses in terms of HUCE’s training programs, also, it is a bridge to connect students and businesses. Students take advantage of sharing from businesses to make a better career choice. Through practical internship and working for businesses while studying, students seize opportunities to apply expertise, step-by-step affirm their competency and creativity from applying taught theoretical knowledge into internship and employment.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Binh Ha – Head of Training Management Department - HUCE gave the opening speech

Following the program, representatives of businesses introduced and presented the operating model of the business, shared directly to the students so that they could have an overall and more detailed view of the profession as well as job opportunities after graduation.

Representatives of businesses directly interact with students of the construction industry

The event has attracted the interest of the students through Q&A part for businesses participating in the program. Questions mainly focused on areas such as career opportunities after graduation; essential knowledge and set of skills that students should obtain during university time in order to meet the requirement of employers; current policy of attracting talent of businesses, recruitment agencies, etc. All questions raised at the dialogue have been answered thoroughly by businesses, from which students are guided on clearer professional orientation and set of skills and more job opportunities in the future.

Students asked questions to the organizers and guests

Delegates and students took commemorative photos

The training program of General Construction Engineering, abbreviated as GCE of Hanoi University of Civil Engineering, starting to enroll students from 2020, is an existing training program tailored similar to the Civil Engineering major of other universities from pretigous universities all over the world. The program provides a broad foundation of basic knowledge used in key construction fields (Civil - Bridges - Roads - Water Works - Marine Works, etc.) similar to construction engineering of famous universities in the world. The training program is designed according to CDIO approach, including 8 majors: Structural Engineering, Construction Engineering Technology, Geotechnical Engineering and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Geodetic Engineering and Geoinformatics Bachelor of Science, Marine Engineering, Energy Engineering, Marine Engineering and Infrastructure Engineering.

Training products are graduates who have a broad understanding and are able to work excellently in construction fields; design and construction positions and have many opportunities to work in senior management positions in enterprises and state agencies.

Pham Nhung – HUCE