Starting its 3-year bachelor’s degree programs in 2020, Gia Dinh University (GDU) has recorded positive results from its Selection – Mass – Application training model, and will continue the programs in 3 years, or 8 semesters.
Dr. Ngo Minh Hai, Vice President of GDU, says: “To build a 3-year program, there are many problems that need to be solved. And we already have plans to confidently implement the scheme.”
GDU continues to implement its 3-year bachelor’s degree programs.
Time cut but quality higher
To complete university faster, many students prefer to take different ways such as getting more credits in the set durations, obtaining foreign language certificates and soft skills, and studying online. Therefore, GDU has decided to shorten its training time down to 3 years with 8 semesters, creating many benefits for students (reducing time, reducing costs, getting a job sooner and the like).
GDU partners with businesses to help students get better in practical skills.
Dr. Hai explains, “The core is to build programs that can be wrapped up within 3 years. We have to improve our lecturing quality and partner with companies, aiming at higher training quality.” Building such training programs is not easy, he says, adding that GUD must ensure that faster training does not mean curriculum reduction. This is also a solution that the Ministry of Education and Training has paid close attention to in recent years.
GDU students in their self-study process at the university.
Students get access to employers right in first year
At GDU, the development of 3-year programs has seen a close combination of lecturing and practical activities at companies. Therefore, one of the changes in the development is to help students timely meet the market needs. Such partnerships help make it possible for the faster training programs, bring jobs to students at soonest.
GDU students receive their diplomas in 2020.