About Fundamental Sciences Faculty

General information

Faculty of Fundamental Sciences was established under Decision No. 43/QD-DHDK of the Council of PetroVietnam University on January 27, 2011. Faculty of Fundamental Sciences is a training and management unit of PVU. Its main function is providing courses on general subjects and technical foundation subjects in the undergraduate training program and other training systems of PVU.

Currently, the Faculty has 12 lecturers, including 1 associate professor, 4 doctorates and 7 masters. Most of them studied abroad in the fields of Electrical - Automation, Mechanical Engineering, Information Technology, Math - Physics - Chemistry and English.

The Faculty is responsible for teaching 32 courses of general education, basic engineering and English for Petroleum Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Geology-Geophysics. The Faculty participate in training both undergraduate and graduate students. Up to now, we have successfully guided 10 graduate students of Marine Engineering.

The Faculty is also responsible for guiding Olympic Teams of Mathematics, Physics, Mechanics, English and CAD who participated in National Olympic Competitions from 2013-2020 and won hundreds of awards.

From 2016-2021, the Faculty has published about 60 scientific articles in prestigious international and domestic journals; Faculty members also presided over the implementation of 4 PVN projects, 20 basic projects and guided dozens of students’ scientific research projects.

Location: 7th floor, PVU Building, 762 Cach Mang Thang Tam Street, Long Toan Ward, Ba Ria City, Ba Ria Vung Tau Province.

1. Function

The major functions of the Faculty are consulting and assisting the Rector on training activities, scientific research and technology transfer in accordance with the assigned expertise as well as managing and implementing assigned tasks.

2. Mission

2.1. General Mission

  • Proposing, adjusting and amending the formulation of rules and regulations related to the function and duty of the Faculty.
  • Developing the annual plan of the Faculty and implement it according to the general plan of the University.
  • Being responsible for commendation and discipline of the Faculty.
  • Managing and dividing tasks among the affiliated Departments.
  • Proposing recruitment of teaching staff.
  • Managing faculty members and learners in accordance with the assgined authority.
  • Proposing medium and long-term development plans for the Faculty including training, recruiting and nurturing; researching and proposing improvements to methods of management, teaching, learning, scientific research and technology transfer.
  • Building, planning and developing teaching staff; managing and organizing training and advanced training to improve professional qualifications for the faculty’s staff.
  • Planning and organizing political, ideological, ethical and lifestyle education for staff and learners.
  • Implementing the training quality assurance process according to the guidelines of the University.
  • Coordinating with the Department of Academic Affairs to build a team of quality visiting lecturers from Vietnam and other countries.
  • Performing other duties assigned by the Rector.

2.2. Building training programs and learning materials

  • Implementing the academic year plan after being approved by the Rector.
  • Coordinating with the Department of Academic Affairs in formulating, adjusting and amending training programs, developing projects for new training majors.
  • Proposing and collecting learning materials; designing syllabi of related subjects to ensure consistency and avoid overlap among subjects of the education programs or between training levels; developing curricula, lectures and reference materials for the subjects which the Faculty is in charge of according to the training program and development orientation of the University.

2.3. Student recruitment

  • Coordinating with Department of Academic Affairs to propose recruitment target, entrance exams applicable to training programs of the Faculty.
  • Appoint staff for student recruitment activities; implement assigned tasks related to recruitment activities.

2.4. Student training and management

  • Implementing the academic year plan, appointing lecturers to teach courses in accordance with the general timetable of the Faculty and the University.
  • Coordinating with the Department of Academic Affairs to make plans, prepare and organize exams and thesis defense meetings according to university general timetable; proposing thesis examining committee.
  • Assigning staff to administer exams and to mark tests.
  • Managing students and learners according to the university regulations; collaborating with Department of Academic Affairs to complete student profiles, to list the students who meet the requirements for taking exams, writing theses or getting degrees.
  • Coordinating with Department of Academic Affairs in commencing administrative tasks related to students (enrolling new students, issuing student cards, issuing certifications and other documents for students..), implementing scholarship granting and rewarding/disciplining policies toward students.
  • Coordinating with Department of Academic Affairs in organizing new school year opening and graduation ceremonies.

2.5. Science and technology & foreign affairs activities

  • Developing annual scientific research plan at the level of Faculty. After being approved by the competent authority, organize its implementation.
  • Coordinating with the Department of External Relations & Science and Technology to review and accept scientific research projects of the Faculty.
  • Implementing international cooperation projects; coordinate with scientific and technological organizations and enterprises; combining training activities with scientific research - specializing in technology transfer, socio-economic development.
  • Coordinating with the Department of Academic Affairs, Department of External Relation & Science and Technology to implement scientific research activities of students.
  • Introducing the students scientific research works to participate in the university level-exam.
  • Organizing scientific and technical conferences/activities in the direct connection between research, production and enterprises.
  • Manage the quality, the content and the research methods.

2.6. Building and maintaining facilities.

  • Managing and supervising the departments to effectively use the assets and equipment for teaching and researching in compliance with the government and university regulations.
  • Cooperating with the Department of Equipment and Project Administration in building plans of investing and purchasing new equipment best complying to the training and researching requirements.
  • Managing and supervising faculty departments to build annual and irregular equipment purchasing plans to timely serve the training and research conducting.