English-Medium Programs at South China University of Technology

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INTRODUCTION TO SOUTH CHINA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

South China University of Technology (SCUT) is one of the China's leading universities. It operates under the direct leadership of the State Ministry of Education; it is also a member of "Project 985" and "Project 211" which qualifies it as a top institution in teaching and research. In 2013, SCUT's academic ranking entered the top 500 world-wide, with chemistry ranked in top 200, and engineering even ranked in top 150. The international status of SCUT has improved strikingly and the University is competitive enough to play a role in international society.

SCUT is located in Guangzhou, near Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macau. Since its establishment in 1952, SCUT has developed into a major comprehensive university that covered multi-discipline ranging from science, engineering, business, management, liberal arts, law, bio-medical science to art design. SCUT is currently comprised of 25 schools offering 78 Bachelor's degree programs, 193 Master's degree programs and 107 Ph. D. programs. Since its founding, the University has produced over 260,000 graduates in many areas. A large number of them have become technological mainstays. distinguished entrepreneurs or leading cadres. SCUT has appropriately been "a cradle of engineers" and "a cradle of entrepreneurs"


A. English-Medium International Foundation Program

Program Overview

The International Foundation Program offered by South China University of Technology (SCUT) is designed to prepare international students to operate in a university setting by familiarizing them with the requirements for a successful 4 years as an undergraduate. The program is designed for students who do not meet the minimum requirements for direct entry into SCUT's undergraduate programs.

Main Courses:

Mathematics, Physics, Academic English, Chinese, Introduction to Chinese Culture, Business Management, Computer Science Overview etc.

Why This Program?

  • All courses will be conducted in English by SCUT lecturers and experienced English-speaking lecturers. A Chinese language course will be also arranged during the course of study;
  • Students will be guaranteed admission to English-taught degree programs at SCUT if they successfully complete the program. Students can also apply for Chinese-taught degree programs if they meet the basic Chinese language requirements.
  • Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate recognized by other higher institutions.

Course Duration: One Year  

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants are required to have an O-level qualification or equivalent. 
  • Qualifications from all countries are considered; applicants must demonstrate competence in English by meeting SCUT's minimum English language requirements:
  • TOEFL 152 (Computer-based test) or 470 (paper-based test) or IELTS 5.0 or Evidence of English ability equivalent to any of the above.

Application Documents:

(1) “O-Level” Certicate and results, or a letter from your current school which shows that you have successfully completed two years of high school.

(2) English test results: Applicants from non-English speaking countries are required to submit a TOEFL score of 68/190/520 or IELTS 5.0, or pass SCUT’s placement test.

Application Deadline: before 30th June each year.

Fees

Registration Fee: RMB450

Tuition Fee: RMB 18,000 per academic year

Accommodation: RMB 15,000 per year (Single air-conditioned room); 

RMB 8,000 per year (Double air-conditioned room)

Term/Semester Date:

SCUT has two semesters per academic year; new students can only apply during the first semester which runs from September to January; the second semester runs from late February or early March to July

B. English-Medium Undergraduate Programs

1. Computer Science and Technology (Program Code: 080605)

Program Overview: 

This program is one of SCUT’s top programs, aiming to cultivate international talents with a comprehensive knowledge of computer technology, creativity, and the ability to conduct academic research. Specialized courses, such as ‘MultiMedia Technology’ and ‘Artificial Intelligence’ will be arranged during the program. Graduates are capable of working in industrial organizations, research departments, computer hardware/software development organizations, governmental departments, and contributing to the areas of computing research, engineering development, etc.

Main Courses:

Chinese, Introduction to Chinese Culture, Data Structure, Program Design of High-level Language, Operating System, Principles of Compiling, Computer Network, Database, Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence.

Degree Awarded: 

Students who satisfy all the conditions prescribed by SCUT will be awarded a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering.

Study Duration: 4 Years


2. International Economics and Trade (Program Code: 020102)

Program Overview: 

This program aims to educate international students with a theoretical knowledge of economics and management, a good command of the theories and skills of international trade, strong computer application skills and bilingual communication. Graduates are demanded in fields of international business and economics, multinational enterprises, and governmental departments of economics.

Main Courses:

Chinese, Introduction to Chinese Culture, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Principles of International Trade, International Finance, Financial Management, Introduction to China’s External Trade

Degree Awarded: 

Students who satisfy all the conditions prescribed by SCUT will be awarded a Bachelor’s degree in Economics.

Study Duration: 4 Years


3. Civil Engineering

Program Overview

This program is designed to cultivate the talents with profound theoretical knowledge, creativity, and multicultural communication skills to meet the increasing demand of domestic and Pearl River Delta area for civil engineers. 

The program is positioned as a national leading program which caters the economic development of south China, Hong Kong, Macau and South East Asia, and is geared to the operation mechanism of international civil engineering industry.

Degree Awarded: Bachelor’s degree of Engineering.

Study Duration: 4 Years

 

4. Environmental Engineering

Program Overview: 

The undergraduate major in Environmental Engineering aims to prepare students capability of engineered application based on solid theoretical knowledge, to improve students professional capability during research-based projects and/or industry-based projects. This major has specialties on engineering of water treatment, engineering of air pollution control, solid waste disposal and recycling, and biological technology.

Main Courses:

Bilingual Courses: Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer Ⅱ, Environmental Toxicology, Air Pollution Control Engineering, Environmental Monitoring, Solid Waste Treatment and Disposal, Environmental Engineering Microbiology, Water Pollution Control Engineering. Entrepreneurship Education Courses: Environmental Entrepreneurship Education

Degree Awarded: Bachelor’s Degree of Engineering.

Study Duration: 4 Years 

General Information for Admission:

General Entry Requirement: Over 18 years old, high school graduate or above. Applicants from non-English speaking countries are required to submit a TOEFL score of 68 or IELTS 5.5, or take SCUT’s placement test.

Application Documents:

a. Completed Application Form 

b. High School Diploma and Transcripts. All documents should be translated into English. 

c. English test results, if available.

d. For applying the major of Civil Engineering, the students also need to provide the new HSK Band 4 result.


Application Deadline: before June 30th each year.


Fees: 

Registration Fee: RMB 450 

Tuition Fee: RMB 26,000 per year (including textbooks and teaching materials) 

Accommodation: N/A


Term/Semester Date:

SCUT has two semesters a year; the main semester which admits new students only, runs from September to January, and the second semester runs from late February or early March to July.

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C. English-Medium Master Programs

1. English-medium Master Program in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Program Objective

The objective of this program is to equip graduates, who seek a career in the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), with in-depth knowledge in signal processing and control techniques for the design and development of electrical and computer control systems, both from software and hardware aspects. Students who pass all examinations and dissertation will be awarded a Master Degree of Engineering by South China University of Technology.

Curriculum

Course Title

Course Credit

Hours

Public Compulsory Courses

Basic Chinese

2

32

Introduction to Chinese Culture

2

32

Intercultural Communication

3

48

Compulsory Courses

Linear Systems

3

48

Instrumentation and Sensors

3

48

Digital Signal Processing

3

48

Selective Courses

Modeling and Simulation

2

32

Embedded System Design

2

32

Computer Control and Applications

2

32

Robotics and Automation

2

32

Machine Vision and Intelligent Systems

2

32

Practice in Automation

4

Practice in Digital Systems

4



Duration : 2 years

Fees

  • Registration fee: RMB 450
  • Tuition: RMB 32,000/year 
  • Accommodation: RMB 8,800/year (Double Room); RMB 13,600/year (Single Room)

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree holder with the ability to pursue research in the candidate's proposed field of advanced study. 
  • Applicants from non-English speaking countries are required to submit an IELTS 6.0 or take SCUT’s placement test.

Dates

Application deadline: 30th June each year

Course start date: 1st September each year

Credit Requirement

Candidates are required to earn at least 28 credits for graduate, and attend a number of graduate level courses including public compulsory course, professional compulsory course, selective courses etc, as well as the participation in a practice project in digital systems or automation.

Practice

Candidates have to undergo a practice project including specification analysis, system design, simulation, implementation as well as system debugging, with the purposes of enabling them to learn the life-cycle of system design and development, and to apply their knowledge from course to solve the practical problems. A supervisor will be appointed to each candidate. The project lasts 3-4 weeks.

Dissertation

Upon the completion of the research project, the candidate is required to submit a thesis on his/her research for examination. The topic should have clear industrial or research background and obvious application values.

Degree

Candidates who complete coursework and pass oral defense will earn a master’s graduate diploma. A master’s degree will be granted after the approval by the Degree Assessment Committee.


2. MBA Program

Program Overview

South China University of Technology (SCUT) is one of China’s leading research-intensive universities, ranked in the top 10 of technology-based universities in China. The School of Business Administration of SCUT is the first to conduct MBA education in South China. In the past, it brought up over ten terms’ MBA graduates, with over 300 middle-and-high-level administrators joining the business world as backbone elements, so it takes the lead in the MBA education and is acclaimed the ‘Cradle of Entrepreneurs’.

The MBA program focuses on the cultivation of student’s macro-administration and decision-making ability, leading talent and internationalized field of vision in order that the graduates might adapt themselves to the globalized business environment, confidently face the new opportunity and challenge from China’s and the world’s further development and might enhance the competitive power of enterprises. Graduates with professional degree and the familiarity with Chinese culture are highly sought after in international or multi-national enterprises.

The MBA program will be mainly conducted in English. More than 30% of the modules will be instructed by highly quailed English-speaking lecturers, while other modules will be instructed by experienced SCUT professors.  However, Chinese language & culture lessons will be also arranged during the first academic year of study with the purposes that an international student studying in China will be expected to have basic command of the language ability and culture familiarity of the host country. 

Why This Program?

  • The MBA program is characteristic of a teaching system having distinctive features and conforming to standards which is beneficial to bringing up the needed personnel of enterprises.
  • A globally carefully chosen teaching staff, including professors who are experienced in practical enterprise operation and always effective use of their latest achievements in scientific research for the teaching practices.
  • A background of science and engineering that makes all staff shape a teaching idea of emphasizing practice.
  • In addition to routine lectures, special-designed seminars, case studies, scenarios simulation, enterprise visiting, content-based forum and team working activities will also be arranged to broaden the thinking and vision of the students. 
  • A large number of alumni, i.e. plentiful resources of human talents.

Curriculum 

Course Name

Credits

Teaching 
Hours in Total

Semester

Chinese Language

4

80

1

Chinese Culture

2

32

1

Intercultural Communication

3

48

1

Managerial Economics

3

48

1

Accounting

3

48

1

Organizational Behavior

3

48

1

Financial Management

3

48

2

Mathematics

3

48

2

Marketing Management

2

32

1

Human Resources Management

2

32

2

Culture, Ethics and Leadership

2

32

2

Operations and Logistics MWanagement

2

32

2

Orientation and Seminars (10 times)

1

 

 


Tuition Fee - RMB 44,500 per year

Entry Requirement 

  • Bachelor degree or above;  
  • years of working experiences; 
  • English proficiency: applicants from non-English speaking countries are required to submit an IELTS 6.5, or take SCUT’s placement test.

Application Documents

  • Your bachelor degree certificate and transcripts;
  • The evidence of your working experience;
  • Two reference letters from your previous professors or employers; 
  • A study plan;
  • A copy of your passport;
  • English test results, if available. 
  • A completed application form

Degree Awarded

The MBA is a 2-year program which consists of four semesters. Students will be awarded a MBA degree if they fulfilled all requirements. Students are allowed to finish this program in a maximum of 4 years. 

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