The Faculty of Civil Engineering, Ton Duc Thang University (TDTU), was found on 20 Nov. 1997, and it is one of the oldest faculties of the TDTU. Our education orientations were primarily focused on training undergraduate students to become civil engineers. These orientations were expanded to serve for the needs of undergraduate students who aim to obtain the degrees of bridge and road construction engineering (2000). Our targets were continuously enlarged to train students who seek to receive the degrees of urban & regional planning (2005) and architecture engineering (2013). The higher education programs for the civil engineering field were initially created for Master. and PhD. levels in 2011 and 2016, respectively. At the early stage (1997), we have two staff members. Over time, the staff numbers of the faculty are rapidly increased to a number of more than 60. Besides, five foreign visiting professors/scientists are concurrently working with us as advisers and/or tutors. For the time being, we serve for around 1,500 graduate and undergraduate students. The given scientific activities of the faculty during the history of 20 years reflect truly that our reputation is on the increase in the quality of educational services.
One of many excellent outcomes is, over 98% undergraduate students obtain jobs after their graduations. These outputs directly result from the said innovations during the history of the faculty. Along with the development of leadership in boosting teaching, the environment of research within the faculty was largely improved as well. Many projects are being applied and of deployed every year including both national and international projects. The faculty is the founder of the International Conference on Sustainable Development in Civil, Urban and Transport Engineering (CUTE) which has been organized every two years since 2016. Two research groups that are Sustainable Developments in Civil Engineering Research Group (SDCE, CIVIL) and Applied Computational Civil and Structural Engineering Research Group (ACCSE, CIVIL) now become the leader research groups of the university and of the nation. The research among students is also being encourage and dozens of student research topics are applied and deployed every year. Many of the student projects achieve the excellent outcomes with the great prizes recently. Among these prizes, a winner from our faculty is the first student from the Southern universities of Vietnam who awarded the ‘Loa Thành’ prize of the best undergraduate thesis in civil engineering, offered by Associations of Vietnamese Architects & Construction, Ministry of Construction, and Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union.