In collaboration with an expanding industry consortia, the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering’s Higher Engineering Education Alliance Program (HEEAP) is revolutionizing and modernizing the top engineering and technical vocational universities in Vietnam.
This modernization process includes developing experienced university leadership, constructing innovative and effective curriculum, and promoting university engagement.
HEEAP’s founding partners in 2010 were the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Intel Corporation. Since then, HEEAP has added partnerships with Siemens Corporation, Cadence Inc., and Danaher Corporation (Fluke, Tektronix, Keithley companies).
Through faculty workshops, offered at Arizona State University and abroad, HEEAP is enhancing traditional theory-based engineering and technical vocational programs by advocating the addition of applied and hands-on instructional approaches. This fresh pedagogy aims to produce work-ready graduates who possess the applied and technical communication skills required to excel in multinational corporations.
HEEAP aims to create a generation of global-minded engineers that exhibit self-reliance, creativity, an awareness of social and cultural capital, an appreciation for lifelong learning, conflict-resolution and team-building skills, and a sound understanding of ethics, economics and business strategies.