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, January, 2020.