"Profiles in PBL" is a web database where PBL engineering programs from around the world share the details of their PBL programs. Our goal is to showcase more than 100 PBL profiles. The profiles will serve as inspiration for PBL programs to learn from one another and for engineering educators world-wide who are considering PBL. This database has been developed in collaboration between The Aalborg UNESCO Centre and Iron Range Engineering, Itasca Community College.

Duy Tan University


Danang, Vietnam


Tan Tran N.

Director of Quality Assessment and Acade

How would you describe your PBL?

problem-based learning

What is most important to your PBL?

Product and Process

How is PBL implemented?

Within required courses

How do students acquire principles of discipline?

The learning outcomes are shared with students in the beginning of the semester. Students are expected to finish assignments by propose solutions for assigned problems.

How is student learning facilitated within PBL?

Program Overview

Institution Type:


Degree Type:

ISCED 4: Post-secondary non-tertiary education

Program Length:

Four Years

Semesters in which PBL is Used:

Semester 3-6

Hours per week on Project:


PBL Overview

Problem structure:

Moderately structured

Formulation of problems:

Faculty created and/or student formulated

Team composition selection:

Academic staff with student input

Projects assigned by:

Academic staff with student input

How is space dedicated to student teams for problem/project completion?

Space available, but not dedicated nor reservable

Degree of Interdisciplinarity:


Role of instructor:


Unique Features

project oriented

Assessment Methods

Written Exams

Oral Exams

How assessment is implemented :

Mixed of individual and group