The Department of Physics was established on September 26th, 2008, according to decision No. 333/QD-ĐHQT-TCHC of the President of the International University. The department is responsible for teaching the entire General Physics program for the faculties and departments of the university. The courses are designed to provide students with fundamental knowledge in Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Electromagnetism, Optics, Quantum Physics, etc. Additionally, students undergo practical training in our modern Physics Laboratories to develop practical skills and a deep understanding of basic physics concepts.


In 2016, the International University officially opened the undergraduate Space Engineering program in the Department of Physics according to decision No. 261/QD-ĐHQG dated April 14th, 2016, of the Chancellor of VNU-HCM. The Space Engineering program trains engineers in the application of satellite technology, including satellite signal and image processing and analysis, remote sensing technology, satellite navigation, and big data analytics.

The curriculum of the SE program is designed to include:

  • Mathematics, Physics,
  • Sciences for space engineers,
  • Development of technical solutions, such as signals and information systems, image processing, geographic information system (GIS), and satellite communication systems,
  • Programming for mobile devices using global positioning systems (GPS),
  • Big data analytics for satellite technology and business, and
  • Experiment in eight laboratories with 15 credits, focusing on analyzing and interpreting satellite signals from a microsatellite kit that simulates the operation of satellite systems in Vietnam and around the world.


All excellent students will have the opportunity to be sponsored by leading universities and research institutes in Japan (JAXA), Korea (KASI) and Taiwan (SINICA) for internships from 1 to 3 month on Space Science and Technology.


Graduates with a degree in Space Engineering have numerous employment opportunities in various fields:

  • Working in technology, business, finance, and healthcare companies.
  • Employment at companies that utilize satellite technologies (navigations, big data processing, …) such as Be, Grab, …
  • Working for organizations or government agencies utilizing satellite imagery and positioning technologies for urban planning, traffic management, environmental management, natural resources, land, forests, and maritime areas.
  • Pursuing postgraduate study and working in domestic and foreign universities and research institutes in the fields of remote sensing, positioning, big data applications, small satellite development, and space science.

95% of graduates have suitable jobs with a starting salary of 12 – 25 million VND/month.


  • Remote sensing and big data analytics;
  • Satellite navigation technology and mobile application development;
  • Space sciences;
  • Machine learning application in science and technology;
  • Design and operation of large radio antennae.



Department of Physics
Room A1-503
Tel: (84-28) 37244270 – Ext: 3326

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