"Training in the discipline of Mechanical Engineering is offered in South Vietnam by the School of Mechanical Engineering, one of four engineering schools and a Merchant Marine School composing the National Technical Center located presently in the Phu Tho region of Saigon, South Vietnam. The school was established in 1956 for the training of engineers, for mechanical and industrial activities. It became part of the National Technical Center, established by Decree No. 213-Gd by the President of the Republic of Vietnam on June 29, 1957 and graduated the first class of 20 in the summer of 1960. The KS Degree, Ky Su, pronounced "Key Suh", meaning engineer, in mechanical engineering is offered and 187 students to date have graduated. For a breakdown by year see Table 1. The 1969 - 1970 enrollment was 153 of which 27 graduated at the end of August. A student wishing admission to one of the National Technical Center schools must have successfully completed an Academic Baccalaureate II in the area of mathematics, in general science if he also obtains a certificate in science or math from one of the universities, or in technology. Admission is highly selective and determined by competitive examination."--Introduction, page 1.


Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


Attached as a supplemental document is the United States Economic Assistance to South Vietnam 1954-75, Volume III Bibliography of Official Documents, Prepared by the Asia Bureau Office of Residual Indochina Affairs Viet Nam Desk, December 31, 1975, U5. Agency for International Development, Washington, D.C.

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