School of Transportation Engineering (STE), Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST), known as Faculty of Transportation Engineering since 1966, was set up in June 27th 2006 following decision No. 3236/QĐ-BGDĐT of Ministry of Education and Training. STE consists of 5 departments and one research center. The number of staff and faculty member in 2020 is 64, including 56 faculty members (3 professors, 20 assoc. professors, 21 PhDs., 12 masters) and 12 guest lecturers.

There are 1900 undergraduate, about 100 master and 40 PhD. students, belonging 5 education programs of 3 majors: Mechanical – Transport Engineering, Automotive Engineering and Aeronautical Engineering. In 2020, all majors of the school, belonging Mechanical – Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering field, are ranked 351-400 by QS World ranking by subject, upgrading 100 steps upon 2019 rank. Of the 5 education programs there are one French – Vietnamese program in Aeronautical Engineering, one advanced program in Automotive Engineering, taught in English.


Prof. Dr. Le Anh Tuan

All education programs are designed based on CDIO approach and continuously upgraded. Two of the five education programs were assessed by HCERES (France) and AUN/QA (ASEAN), the third program is going to be assessed by AUN/QA in 2020. Advanced teaching methods, online integrated with conventional face to face teachings are applied, providing students the best teaching technique and high education quality.

Research and technology transfer activities are strong points of the school. Faculty members are principle investigators of state level research projects, state level protocol projects collaborated with international parties, fundamental research projects of Nafosted, ministry research projects and university projects. Investigating, inspection consultancy and technology transfer activities are remained regularly to contribute for the global success of the school. Number and publication capacity are improving year by year from 2014, greatly contribution to the magnificent improvement of the recent university world ranking.

Student’s activities are highly appreciated with plenty achievements have been obtained such as successful organization of first autonomous car racing creation contest ROBOCAR 2008 which is well known in the country, organizing and co-organizing series of ship model design (Shipcom) and aircraft model design contests; several student groups joined and achieved precious awards from eco-car contests, such as: Shell Eco Marathon, Honda Eco Mileage Challenge, and annually national Olympic contest of fluid mechanics. Many study groups, student research groups, English clubs were established and efficient operation. Furthermore, students are facilitated to student exchange activities with international students, to internship activities in Vietnam or outbound, to apply for university’s and industry’s scholarships of study support or outstanding study achievement.

Term 2019-2024, as HUST is gradually and solidity implementing autonomous policy, the school is facing many opportunities and challenges. STE aims to foster the outstanding human resources by supporting them for their full capacity performance; to breakthrough in the education, in the research and innovation, and in the internationalization; to strengthen the relationship with universities in the region and with world-wide leading institutions. STE is expected to be the leading institution of training and research in the field of Mechanical – Transportation Engineering in the country, step by step to integrate into the region and the world.

Hanoi, Jannuary, 2020.



  1. 1966: Faculty of Transportation Engineering was established consisting of four departments: Internal Combustion Engine, Automobile and Tractors, Repair Technique and Fluid Mechanics.
  2. 1988: The Faculty was divided into two faculties: Faculty of Combustion Engines and Automobile, and Faculty of Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Automatic Machines.
  3. 1995: All of its departments belonged to Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.
  4. 27/6/2006: Ministry of Education and Training signed the decision No. 3236/QĐ-BGDĐT which officially established School of Transportation Engineering at Hanoi University of Science and Technology.


Vice Dean in charge of STE Assoc.Prof.Dr. Pham Van Sang (responsible for general administration, and in charge of following specific issues: personnel, finance and trade union, research & technology transfer, external affair, youth union and website)
Vice Dean Assoc.Prof.Dr. Khong Vu Quang (In charge of education, facility)


Dr. Truong Van Thuan Post graduate education
Dr. Le Van Minh Undergraduate education
Dr. Tran Thanh Tung Research and Technology Transfer
Dr. Ha Manh Tuan Facility


Assoc.Prof.Dr. Khong Vu Quang Department of Internal Combustion Engine
Dr. Trinh Minh Hoang In charge of Department of Automotive Engineering
Dr. Tran Khanh Duong Department of Fluid Power & Automation Engineering
Assoc.Prof.Dr. Pham Van Sang Department of Technical Fluid Mechanics and Ship Building Engineering
Assoc.Prof.Dr. Vu Dinh Quy Department of Aeronautical and Space Engineering
Assoc.Prof.Dr. Pham Huu Tuyen Research Center for Engines, Fuels and Emissions


Chairman Dr. Tran Dang Quoc
Vice-Chairman MSc. Nghiem Xuan Giang
Members Dr. Nguyen Tien Dung, Dr. Truong Van Thuan,    Bs. Dao Chung Hai


Secretary Dr. Truong Van Thuan
Vice Secretary Dr. Truong Van Thuan


Office, Workshop & Laboratory

  • 7 offices with 282m2 area
  • 11 workshops, laboratories with 2960 m2
  • Key Laboratory of Internal combustion engine.


  • 04 Test-cells for engine, cars and motorcycles (2002, Republic of Austria)
  • 02 Test-cell for passenger cars and light duty vehicles and for motorcycles (2002, Republic of Austria)
  • 01 Car brake test-bed (1982, Former Soviet Union)
  • 01 Wind tunnel 0.1M (2000, France)
Single cylinder research engine test-cell Exhaust gas sampling system
Vehicle chassis model Roller test-bed
Subsonic Wind tunnel Test-rig for fundamental fluid mechanics experiments
Test-rig for retract and extend of landing plane experiments Aeronautical and Space Engineering Lab