Automation Project-Based Learning Competition

Automation Project-Based Learning Competition

Competition Schedule


Saturday, October 13, 2018


Saturday, December 15, 2018


Sunday, March 10, 2019


Saturday, May 18, 2019


Sunday, August 4, 2019



Final Competition

Friday, August 16, 2019

When: Jun 6, 2018 - Aug 26, 2019, (All day)

Automation Project-Based Learning Activity

Arizona State University (ASU), the USAID Building University – Industry Learning and Development through Innovation and Technology (BUILD-IT) Alliance and sponsoring industry partner, Rockwell Automation and Polyco Group are launching a dynamic Automation Project-Based Learning Activity to advance faculty and students’ experience of the latest automation technology and to expand project-based learning goals within the partner universities.


Through this education partnership, students will learn how to apply automation and information technologies for smart, safe and sustainable manufacturing. In addition to student education, faculty will be trained on how to integrate project base curricula into their classrooms using the same technology with license free software Connected Component Accelerator Toolkit (CCAT)  and Connected Components Workbench (CCW).

As the BUILD-IT Project continues to expand active and project-based experiences for students, this competition will support faculty to integrate relevant curricula to address and train their students for Industrial Revolution 4.0.

Activity Details


Institutional round
The top 3 selected teams of each university will receive an education scholarship of 1.000.000 VND/student.

Final round
The 2 final winning teams will receive a scholarship and a funded trip to Singapore to visit Rockwell Automation Manufacturing Plant and additional training in Connected Enterprise.

Ready to join the competition?

To submit faculty or ask questions, please email Ms. Thao Tran at


Date Activity
May 3- June 30, 2018 Information sent to universities
Universities to identify faculty
Deliver the automation kits to first university: Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology & Education (HCMUTE)
July 1 - September 30, 2018 Training of faculty and students at HCMUTE
Internal competition at HCMUTE
October 1 - December 31, 2018 The kits to be shipped to second university: Lac Hong University (LHU)
Training of faculty and students at LHU
internal competition at LHU
January 1 - March 15, 2019 (Jan 30 – Feb 13 is Tet) The kits to be shipped to third university: Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT)
Training of faculty and students at HCMUT
internal competition at HCMUT
March 16 – May 20, 2019 (with national holiday) The kits to be shipped to fourth university partner: Ho Chi Minh University of Industry (IUH)
Training of faculty and students at IUH
Internal competition at IUH
May 21 – July 21, 2019 The kits to be shipped to fifth university partner: Da Nang University of Technology (DUT)
Training of faculty and students at DUT
Internal competition at DUT
August, 2019 Final competition in Ho Chi Minh City