The program was held online this morning (Vietnam time), August 17. A cooperation program with a prestigious university in the US is the next step of FUNiX in the “Go Global” journey, after the establishment of FUNiX Japan.
Through this program, students can study online at FUNiX and proceed to earn a Bachelor of Science in Applied Computational Technology from the City University of Seattle, USA.
Mr. Randy C. Frisch said that CityU currently offers more than 60 high-quality programs from Postgraduate Certificate, Undergraduate, Master, Doctoral. “With the partnership program of FUNiX and CityU, students will be well-prepared academically, skills and be ready for the global job market”, said Mr. Randy C. Frisch. Speaking at the signing ceremony, FUNiX’s representative, FPT Software CEO Tran Dang Hoa shared that FPT is operating in 30 countries and has more than 700 customers, of which 100 are Fortune 500 companies (a ranking of the world’s biggest 500 companies ). “Human resources are a major concern of FPT Corporation because there is a large gap between the supply from universities and the demand for human resources of enterprises in Vietnam. FPT serves world-class customers, but university training has yet to keep up. That’s why FPT opened its university 15 years ago. Next, FUNiX was established to create unlimited opportunities for everyone with the desire to study, thereby expanding the supply of high-quality human resources. With the cooperation of FUNiX-CityU, FPT hopes to go a step further and provide opportunities for more Vietnamese students to study and work in the US more easily and at a more reasonable cost.” – Mr. Hoa confirmed. CityU’s degrees are regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
The amount of time to complete the study program is 4.5 years, divided into 2 phases: the FUNiX study period (2.5 years) and the CityU study period (2 years). After studying online at FUNiX, students can choose from three study options for the period at CityU: study abroad in the US for 2 years; study online at CityU for a year and study abroad in the US for 1 year; or study online at CityU for both years. Students who study in Option 1 and 2, upon completion of their undergraduate program, will be eligible for an optional internship (OPT) program and stay in the United States to work for up to 36 months. . In addition, the conversion program helps learners reduce up to 50% of tuition fees to complete and earn a regular American university degree. Specifically, the tuition fee at FUNiX is 20 million dongs/year. Tuition at CityU is 26,000 USD/year (equivalent to 600 million dongs). CityU will also consider granting additional Scholarships for students with high scores at FUNiX, valued at 2,000 USD or more. Completing the program at CityU, students may have many career options in information technology such as Software Developers, Information Technology Consultants, Business Analysts. IT (Information Technology Business Analyst), computer network architecture (Computer Network Architect), … In Washington state (where CityU is located), the average salary for technology experts is from 84,000 USD/year – 134,000 USD/year, with starting salary from 84,000 USD/year. The career outlook for tech workers in the US is also great, with an expected 12% growth by 2028, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The cooperation between FUNiX and CityU promotes the development, towards training high-quality IT human resources – the core of the development of all professions in the present and future.