Final projects defense for students of Petroleum engineering program, Semester 2, cohort 2016-2017

09/06/2017 11:23

On the 6th and 7th of June 2017, the Chemical Engineering – Oil and Gas Division established two examination boards to assess dissertations of 30 students of cohort 2012-2017, 2 students of 2011-2016 and 1 student of 2010-2015, Petroleum engineering program at Room E205 and E206, Building E, Danang University-University of Science and Technology.

The examination boards, apart from the presences of Division lecturers, also welcomed the attendance of Mr. Vo The Phong, an engineer and a specialist of Development Research Department, Binh Son Refining and Petrochemical Company Ltd.

Figure 1: Ass.Professor Nguyen Dinh Lam, chairman of an examination board, made the opening remarks.

Figure 2: Examination board members and students

There were total 28 topics, including 03 topics from Capstone  Projects, which were involved with enterprise supervision, and many topics of practicality and novelty. The results were efforts of students as well as the enthusiasm of the supervisors.

Table 1: List of final projects topic to be defended (cohort 2016-2017)


Final project topics


Nguyễn Văn Phước

Study on the denaturation of TiO2 nanotubes for storage of benzotriazole, applied to anti-corrosion coatings

Dr. Nguyễn Thị Diệu Hằng

Phan Văn Mỹ

Đoàn Quốc Dũng

Study on solutions to improve the quality of petrol and diesel products and the value of using C4's segment of Dung Quat Refinery

Dr. Đặng Kim Hoàng

Huỳnh Quốc Vỹ

Hồ Ngọc Thành

Study on the utilization of zeolite from Dung Quat Refinery as biogas refining material

Dr. Nguyễn Thị Thanh Xuân

Nguyễn Đặng Duy Thảo

Cao Thành Nhật

Simulation of CDU of Nghi Son Refinery.  Common issues & remedies

Dr. Lê Thị Như Ý

Nguyễn Thành Triêu Dương

Simulation of LPGRU of Nghi Son Refinery. Common issues & remedies

Dr. Lê Thị Như Ý

Trần Anh Khoa

Design and calculation of exhaust gas recovery system of Dung Quat oil refinery

Dr. Lê Thị Như Ý

Lê Thị Trinh

Simulate, design and evaluate the economic efficiency of acid gas treatment technologies for Dragon's gas field

Assc.Prof. Nguyễn Đình Lâm

Nguyễn Thị Thanh Thùy

Calculation, design of equipment for mercury treatment, water separation and simulation of gas treatment technology according to data of GPP Ca Mau

Assc.Prof Nguyễn Đình Lâm

Nguyễn Ngọc Công

Development of a technological scheme for the DME workshop under the Pinch approach and the HSE approach

Assc.Prof. Nguyễn Đình Lâm

Trương Ích Phát

Nguyễn Gia Ngọc

Nguyễn Thị Lên

Study on synthesis of pre-catalytic VPO catalysts used in selective oxidation reactions

Dr. Nguyễn Đình Minh Tuấn

Nguyễn Thế Hùng

Analyzing causes to degradation of catalytic activation  of catalytic cracking plant (FCC)

Dr. Trương Hữu Trì

The evaluation was based on specific criteria including discipline and interdisciplinary knowledge, personal skills as well as communication skills. Each student had a total of 35 minutes (50 minutes if for a group of 2 students) including project presentation, peer review comments and Q&A (5 to 7 questions).

The examination boards did work hard and gave plenty of practical and useful comments and suggestions on the topics. The participation of BSR enterprise’s representative had brought to the event many practical comments and questions which definitely could contribute significantly to the accomplishment of the topics in order to orient the actual needs of the industry.

Figure 3: Dr. Truong Huu Tri gave his peer review comments and questions to students  

Figure 4: Capstone project supervision team and students

In this final project assessment occasion, the examination boards highly evaluated the English proficiencies of some students from cohort 2012-2017, which were not only displayed in the results of the international English proficiency test (Toeic, IELST, etc.), but also showed up through the project defense using English language for the presentation. For information, Cohort 2012-2017 is the first cohort of Danang University of Science and Technology to follow 120-credit training program.

To sum up, by the end of cohort 2016-2017, the Chemical Engineering – Oil and Gas Division has completed the 18th training course with 33 new graduates in the field of Petroleum Engineering.

Some photos of student presentations:

Figure 5: Student Hoang Dang Huy (12H5) presented his final project

Figure 6: Student Nguyen The Hung answered questions from the examination board

Figure 7: Student Nguyen Thi Trinh before presentation

Figure 8: Student Doan Quoc Dung – Huynh Quoc Vy presented Capstone project

Figure 9: Photo with examination board 1