The Faculty of Civil Engineering was established in 2011, consisting of two departments: The Civil Engineering Department, and the Mechanics and Materials Department. The Faculty is responsible for training and researching in the areas of Civil Engineering (such as Structural designs, Construction Engineering & Management, etc.) and Mechanics & Materials, specifically with Civil Engineering technology.   
Currently, the Faculty has over 650 students and 20 experienced staffs, of which 60% have completed graduate education with 1 Associate Professor and 3 PhDs. The Faculty has three laboratories: a Civil Engineering Lab and two Mechanics and Materials Lab. All the labs are equipped with the latest technology that satisfies the research and academic demands of lecturers and students. Students of the faculty have the opportunity for hands on experience in a professional working environment, which provides them with a better chance to find quality employment after graduation.



  Department of Civil Engineering

The Department of Civil Engineering was established in 2007 under the Faculty of Mechanics with nine lecturers teaching the  Civil Engineering undergraduate program. The program provides skills, knowledge, and research experience that prepare graduates for the complex infrastructure challenges that our society faces. We focus on building structures, mechanics and materials and geology engineering. The Civil Engineering Program at the Nha Trang University can provide students with outstanding preparation for a career in government service, consulting, construction, or academia. 

  Department of Mechanics & Materials

The Department of Mechanics & Materials has ten faculty members including an associate professor, three PhDs, five MScs, and one engineer. The mission of the department is to provide a comprehensive research and educational platform for theoretical, computational and experimental studies in the field of mechanics and materials. Students will apply the physical laws that govern forces, motion, energy, and the deformation of materials under pressure as well as other engineering problems. 

In the last five years, the Department has carried out numerous projects at ministry and university levels, including pilot manufacturing and technology transfer. Every year, the faculty in the Department of Mechanics of Materials publishes more than five articles in professional journals and conferences. 


  Undergraduate programs (4 years): Civil Engineering


Research interest:

- Structural Analysis by FEM, SEM, EDX

- Construction Engineering

- Construction material

- Project and Construction Management 

- Foundation Analysis, Soft soil treatment

    - Research on Fibers, Composites and Concrete materials  

- Friction Stir Welding

  Selected Publications

1. Xiem Nguyen Thang, et al., “The influence of modified fly ash particles by heating on the compressive strength of geopolymer mortar”, Journal of Chemiské listy, volume 106, s557 – s559, 2012.

2. Xiem Nguyen Thang, et al., “Thermophysical properties of woven fabrics reinforced geopolymer composites“, World Journal of Engineering, volume 10 (2), 2013.

3. Xiem Nguyen Thang, et al., “Effects of temperature and plasma treatment on mechanical properties of ceramic fibres”. Journal of Achievements in Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, JAMME. Volume: 37/2, December 2009, pp. 526-531, ISBN: 1734-8412.

4. Duong Tu Tien, et al., “Stab-resistant property of the fabrics woven with the aramid/cotton core-spun yarns”, Journal of Fibers and Polymers, Vol. 11, No. 13, 2010.

5. Duong Tu Tien, et al., “Evaluation of Anti-stabbing Performance of Fabric Layers Woven with Various Hybrid Yarns under Different Fabric Conditions”, Journal of Fibers and Polymers, Vol. 12, No. 6, 2011.

6. Duong Tu Tien, et al., Stab Resistance of Woven and Nonwoven Aramid Fabric Composites, Journal of Textile Science and Engineering, Vol. 48, No. 4, 2012.

7. Tran Hung Tra, et al., ”Fatigue crack propagation behavior of friction stir welding AA 6063-T5: Residual stress and microstructure effect”, International Journal of Fatigue, 43, pp23-29, 2012.

8. Tran Hung Tra, et al., ”Effect of weld parameters on the mechanical properties of friction stir welding AA6063-T5”, ASEAN Engineering Journal, Vol 4, pp 73-81, 2011.

9. Tran Hung Tra, et al., ”Fatigue crack propagation behavior relevant to inhomogeneous microstructure of friction stir welding AA6063-T5”, Journal of solid mechanics and materials engineering, 4 (6), pp 840-848, 2010.


  Student research:

Undergraduates in the Civil Engineering Program have plenty of opportunities to take part in research with faculty as well as conduct research on their own. Students work in a variety of research facilities including faculty research laboratories, and even outdoors.


Visiting/Mailing address: Nha Trang Campus, 02 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa, Vietnam

Email: kxd@ntu.edu.vn

Tel: +84.258.222 0868

Fax: + 84.258.383 1147

Website: http://www.ntu.edu.vn/khoaxd/vi-vn/trangch%E1%BB%A7.aspx



Dean:     Mr. Nguyen Thang Xiem, PhD.

Email: xiemnt@ntu.edu.vn

Tel: +84.258.222 0868