Introduction to the Faculty of Information Technology

TÁC GIẢ: Admissions Office
NGÀY: 22/10/2022

Established in 1995, the Faculty of Information Technology (IT) is one of the first three faculties at HCMC University of Foreign Languages – Information Technology (HUFLIT). With over 25 years of history and development, HUFLIT’s FIT has been affirming its quality of education through training multiple generations of students who meet the high-quality human resource demands in Vietnam and worldwide.

In pursuit of HUFLIT’s mission to “educate students to become lifelong learners who meet the ever-changing demands of the labor market, are socially responsible, self-developing, knowledgeable, skilled, especially in foreign languages and IT through practical experiences”, the IT program is continuously adjusted and updated to include new technologies that align with the general trends in the labor market.

Major: Information Technology

Specialization: Data Science/ Cybersecurity/ Software Engineering/ Information Systems

Major code: 7480201

Admission combination code:

  • A01 (Math, Physics, English)
  • D01 (Literature, Math, English)
  • D07 (Math, Chemistry, English)
  • D11 (Literature, Physics, English)

Admission method:

1/ 1st method: Admission based on national high school graduation exam

2/ 2nd method: Admission based on high school transcript

  • Method 2a: GPA of 3 subjects in Grade 11’s 2nd semester and Grade 12’s 1st semester.
  • Method 2b: GPA of 3 subjects in Grade 12.

3/ 3rd method: Admission based on HCMC National University Competency Assessment Exam’s result in 2022

4/ 4th method: Direct admission examination according to the regulations of the Ministry of Education and Training

Dedicated and experienced Faculty staff

In the teaching activities, the Faculty teaching staff is the core factor that determines the quality of education. Recognizing its importance, the FIT has built a team of experienced Faculty staff who continuously self-educate to enhance their expertise and have a deep passion for their profession. We always strive to equip students with solid knowledge and confident communication skills, inspiring them in their studies. Currently, the Faculty has about 40 official lecturers and 6 specialists with Ph.D. degrees, accounting for approximately 8%, and Master’s degrees accounting for over 88%.

HUFLIT Faculty of Information Technology’s Boards of Directors
Dr. Nguyen Duc Cuong (on the right) – Head of FIT, and MSc. Ton Quang Toai (on the left) – Deputy Head of FIT

FIT’s staff members

Students with consulting lecturer in a extracurricular activity

Practical and highly applicable training program

To ensure a highly applicable training program while providing a comprehensive foundation of scientific knowledge for students to pursue higher studies and research, the IT program is developed and regularly updated by referencing numerous advanced training programs both domestically and internationally, along with surveying opinions from various stakeholders (experts, enterprises, lecturers, students). The main goal of the training program is for students to be able to apply the latest technologies and techniques to the labor market immediately after graduation, even when they are still in their third or fourth year of study.

Head of the Center for Education Accreditation and HUFLIT’s President signing the completion report on the official evaluation

Research activities are always promoted

Building on the tradition of over 25 years of establishment and development, in the coming years, the Faculty will continue to improve the quality, expand the scale of training, and promote research activities, focusing on expanding various training directions and forms, which are highly demanded and suitable for the needs and development of society. We believe that with constant innovation, the FIT can train excellent students who can meet the high-quality demands of the labor market.

The Scientific Research Seminar for lecturers

The Scientific Research Seminar for students

Diverse specializations to meet practical needs

The Faculty of Information Technology currently offers four specializations:

  • Data Science:

Data Science is an academic discipline that explores methods for collecting and processing data, followed by the application of algorithms to extract valuable knowledge and information from data. It serves various fields in today’s society.

  • Cybersecurity:

Cybersecurity is understood as a specialized field that aims to protect information networks and computers from the risk of intrusion and theft of confidential information. Its mission is to prevent, detect, and respond to cyber attacks. Cybersecurity experts need to establish robust barriers to defend not only against external attacks but also internal threats.

  • Software Engineering:

Software engineering researches knowledge, tools, and methods for defining software requirements and undertaking tasks such as design, construction, testing, and maintenance of software.

  • Information System:

Information system composed of elements that relate to each other, working together to gather, process, store, and distribute information and data, while providing a feedback mechanism to achieve predetermined goals. Organizations can use information system for various purposes. The specialization in Information System focuses on researching knowledge related to programming, analysis, design, construction, and management of information systems.

These are modern specializations with high demand for human resources in today’s society. Before receiving specialized training, all students are equipped with fundamental knowledge of science and IT to ensure their ability to self-learn and quickly adapt to technological changes in the working environment and pursue higher studies when needed. In the specialization year, students are mainly trained using project-oriented methods, ensuring they are taught theory and become familiar with real-world projects.

Strong bond with businesses in training activities

To ensure a highly applicable training program that keeps up with the latest widely-used technologies in the industry, the FIT closely collaborates with numerous IT companies in Ho Chi Minh City in training activities: building training programs, providing students with a practical internship semester at businesses, regularly organizing company visits to diverse working environments in the IT industry to help students identify suitable career directions after graduation, inviting experts from enterprises to give lectures, and introducing job opportunities to students.

Students of HUFLIT Faculty of Information Technology in company trip

Information Technology Festival – IT DAY attracts businesses to showcase their products, thematic reports, and introduce jobs

The FIT in collaboration with businesses organizing seminars for HUFLIT students 

High achievements of IT students in academic competitions

In the professional learning environment at HUFLIT, students develop their knowledge and skills and achieve notable results: continuously winning numerous awards at the Vietnam Student Information Technology Olympiad in Informatics for several years (1st prize, 4 2nd prizes, 22 3rd prizes, and many encouragement awards), 1 2nd prize and 2 3rd prizes in the University-level Student Research Contest, and 5 consecutive 1st prizes in the World Office Informatics Competition (Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship – MOSWC),…

HUFLIT IT team participating in the Vietnam Student Information Technology Olympiad 2019 

HUFLIT IT team participating in the Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship 2019

Professional, dynamic, and creative learning environment

Contrary to the common perception of a dry and rigid IT field, at HUFLIT, the image of this special profession is vivid and attractive. By joining the Faculty of Information Technology at HUFLIT, in addition to the already renowned quality education of the university, learners will maximize their creative potential, acquire a wide range of soft skills through academic and extracurricular activities, from cultural arts, sports, to volunteer activities.

Extracurricular activities welcoming freshman

IT Day music night

Students of HUFLIT FIT organizing and participating in volunteer activities

  • HUFLIT accepts applications for admission based on the high school transcript evaluation in the fourth round
    From August 1st to August 22nd, 2023, Ho Chi Minh City University of Foreign Languages and Information Technology (HUFLIT) will accept applications for admission based on the results of the high school graduation exam in the fourth round of 2023 for 18 undergraduate majors under the regular system.
  • HUFLIT announces the guaranteed threshold for admission quality based on the method of evaluating the high school graduation exam results in 2023
    On July 24, 2023, the Admission Council of HUFLIT announced the guaranteed threshold for admission quality based on the method of evaluating the high school graduation exam results in 2023. This threshold is applicable to 18 undergraduate majors under the regular system, following the admission evaluation process regulated by the Ministry of Education and Training. The admission score threshold ranges from 15 to 16 points.
  • Instructions for candidates to apply for university admission on the portal of the Ministry of Education and Training in 2023


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