Curriculum Structure

Curriculum Cluster No. Credits Sub-cluster


(165 credits)

1st year English 


General Education


Written and Oral Communication­ (11 cr.)
Visual, Literary & Performing Arts/Individuals & Societies (11 cr.)
Mac-Le Philosophy, HCM Thought & General Law (12 cr.)
Physical Training

National Defense Training

Math, Natural Science & Statistics


Mathematics (24 cr.)
Natural Science (20 cr.)
Statistics (4 cr.)
EE Core


EE Specialization


Design Projects + Capstone Project


Computer Science/Eng



(27 credits)

EE Electives


Non-EE Electives






a. 1st year English

Students will learn TOEFL iBT or IELTS in the first year. At the end of 1st year, students are required to meet the first-year English standard to be able to continue the next following years of the curriculum.

b. Required General Education

This curriculum cluster includes courses in politics, economics, law, advanced English and soft skills, such as Writing and Oral Communication; Visual, Literary & Performing Arts/Individuals & Societies (Communication in Smal Group, Leadership); required courses from Vietnam Ministry of Education and Training (Ho Chi Minh thought, General Law, etc.); physical as wel as national defense training courses. This cluster helps students to understand the civil responsibility and responsibilities towards society and environment, improve their professional English skills, and solf skills in communication, teamwork, leadership and project management.

c. Required Math, Natural Science & Statistics

This part includes courses in mathematics, statistics, physics, and chemistry that aims to provide students a comprehensive knowledge in these areas which are essential for studying other course of a engineering program.

d. Required EE Core

This provides fundamental courses in the major of Electronics and Communications (such as electrical circuits, systems, devices) that aims to provide students adequate foundation knowledge in electrical and electronic engineering to pursue upper-level ECE coursework.

e. Required EE Specialization

This provides students with deep knowledge and skills in EE, such as computer design, digital integrated circuit design, random signal for communication, etc.

f. Required Design Projects + Capstone Project

This takes place in the last year of study providing students with design projects and meaningful experience as well as opportunities to apply what they have learned to solve real work problems at various enterprises working in the area of ECE, and then moving on for their theses. Design project topics may vary along each cohort. After studying design projects and completing internship period, students will do their theses with their own selected topics.

g. Required Computer Science/Engineering

These courses provide fundamental knowledge and skills in Computer Science and Engineering (such as computer programming) for students.

h. EE Electives

These credits can be fulfilled by any courses available in EE (in reference to the University of Washington) for which AP-ECE gives credit, except courses which duplicate or parallel courses for which students have already received credit. These course are recently approved among the topics of control systems, semiconductor devices, analog circuit design, robotics, wireless communication, digital imaging processing, etc.

i. Non-EE Electives

These courses provide students knowledge in other areas outside ECE. At AP-ECE, these courses are recently selected in the field of Computer Science and Engineering (such as data structure, learning machine, computer communication network, etc.).