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Ngoc Duy Tran, an industrial engineer, recently earned his master’s of engineering at Arizona State University through Global Outreach and Extended Education (GOEE).

Seeded within the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, GOEE designed the program specifically for Vietnamese engineers working for Intel. Tran noted how beneficial it was to pursue a degree in a program tailored to his needs.

“The courses are customized, and related to our work,” said Tran, who works at the Intel Products Vietnam plant, located in Hoi Chi Minh City. “I really appreciated the practical application of the program.”

Though this was Tran’s first time taking an online course, he said the classes didn’t feel different than the in-person courses he took for his undergraduate degree at Hoi Chi Minh City University.

In some ways, pursuing his master’s online was more beneficial than taking traditional instruction. “I was able to review lectures at any time,” said Tran, which allowed him to revisit the course material and expand his understanding.

For Tran, the most challenging aspect of the program was balancing coursework with his professional responsibilities.

 “I have learned how to overcome challenges during studying while maintaining good performance at work,” said Tran. Overall, Tran said he would recommend the program to colleagues.

“I would recommend this course for those who work in industrial engineering,” said Tran. One of the most beneficial aspects of the program was the ability to take what he learned in class, turn around and apply it to his day-to-day work.