The UM-SJTU JI program includes classes that cover prerequisite coursework for engineering and offers degree programs in its own Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering or Mechanical Engineering.
The Joint Institute is ABET accredited
on its mechanical engineering and electrical and computer engineering majors.
Mechanical Engineering has courses in design and manufacturing; dynamics and vibrations; fluid mechanics and thermal sciences; solid mechanics, structures, and materials; and mechatronics and control.
Course topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering include computer engineering; electromagnetism, optics, and photonics; circuits and devices; communications and networking; and signal processing. Laboratory courses provide hand-on engineering experimentation.
General engineering pre-requisites may include coursework in calculus, linear algebra, physics plus lab, chemistry plus lab, intro engineering or thermodynamics.
In addition to engineering courses, the program offers a few humanities and social science courses. There is also a beginning Chinese language course for international students that helps students integrate into the society and culture of China.
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You are required to take a full-time course of study while abroad. 21 to 24 quarter/14 to16 semester UC units required.
The units for courses vary and typically range from 3 to 6 UC quarter/ 2 to 4 UC semester units.
Multiply host university credits by 1.5 to determine UC quarter units.
You may be able to engage in independent study for academic credit. If you are interested, you can make arrangements with the Study Center after arrival at Jiao Tong. Pre-departure preparation may be required.
The University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute
Established in 1896, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) is one of China’s oldest universities and is one of the country’s top-ranked schools. The UM-SJTU Joint Institute was established in 2006 with the goal of educating the next generation of global leaders.