What better place to study engineering than the world’s fastest growing economy and manufacturing center? You have the opportunity to study either Mechanical, Electrical, or Computer Engineering in English at one of the top universities in China, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU).
What You'll Study
SJTU ranked fifth in China in the 2013 QS University rankings and first in Mechanical Engineering. The university boasts numerous technological achievements and notable alumni in the field of engineering.
You study at the University of Michigan–SJTU Joint Institute, where you will have access to high caliber faculty, research laboratories, and a wide range of English-taught courses such as Physics, Electricity & Magnetism, Data Structures & Algorithms, Fluid Mechanics, and Probabilistic Methods in Engineering.
Shanghai will be your classroom. Learn how science and technology have become central to China’s socio-economic development. Marvel at the beautiful modern buildings, such as the Shanghai World Financial Center and Jinmao Tower. Meet other students who share your passion for engineering while enjoying all that Shanghai and SJTU have to offer.
We want you to feel at home in China, so we do everything we can to help you integrate into life in Shanghai. From relevant coursework to excursions to UNESCO World Heritage sites such as Huangshan or Taishan, we help you explore Shanghai in its local, regional, and global contexts.
$5 Million in Financial Aid
We firmly believe that financial limitations should not prevent a qualified student from participating in an IES Abroad Program. This is why we commit $5 million to our financial aid programs.
The University of Michigan-SJTU Joint Institute offers two undergraduate programs in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical & Computer Engineering taught in English by faculty with graduate degrees from leading world institutions. Course Load As a Summer Engineering student, you will take 10-12 credits per semester. You are required to enroll in:
2-3 courses selected from Engineering, Science, Mathematics, or Liberal Arts offerings taught in English at the University of Michigan-SJTU Joint Institute* (3-4 credits each)
3-credit Chinese language course (Optional; strongly encouraged)
Course offerings vary semester to semester. Below is a sample list of courses past students have taken:
Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) is consistently ranked as one of the top five universities in China. Its Mechanical Engineering program is ranked first nationally. The Engineering program will be based on the engineering campus of SJTU, in southwest Shanghai.
This program is organized in cooperation with the University of Michigan-SJTU Joint Institute. Founded in 2006 as a strategic global partnership between the two universities, the Joint Institute’s objective is to develop innovative and highly reputable education and research programs in the engineering field.
The Joint Institute offers two undergraduate programs in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical & Computer Engineering taught in English by faculty with graduate degrees from leading world institutions.
Field Trips & Events
IES Abroad Shanghai plans weekend excursions and cultural events that take you beyond the city to discover the culture and traditions of your host country.
Huangshan or Taishan 3 DAYS In a weekend field trip to the Chinese countryside, you will visit either Huangshan (Yellow Mountain) or Taishan - both UNESCO World Heritage Sites that have inspired many of China’s greatest painters. Spend time exploring the stunning landscapes and mountain ranges, while learning about the region’s impact on Chinese civilization.
Part of making you feel at home in Shanghai is doing our best to help you feel safe and cared for. Whether it’s the orientation program that prepares you for what’s ahead, your housing that is well-located and comfortable, or a field trip that takes you to places that enrich your cultural and academic learning—we’re all about our student services. This is just one of the things we’re known for.
Learn about Shanghai and Chinese culture as you meet IES Abroad staff and tour the campus facilities.
Homestays Homestays offer the ideal environment for learning about China and improving your Chinese. While living in a local home may require an initial adjustment period, our Chinese homestay families are eager to get to know you and share their ideas, language, and culture. You have a private bedroom and are provided two meals a day by your host family (breakfast and dinner) five days a week while the program is in session.
PLEASE NOTE: Homestay opportunities are extremely limited.
Residence Hall Live with local and international students in a residence hall on the engineering campus of SJTU, in southwest Shanghai. While no meals are provided, you can eat inexpensively in the campus cafeteria or at nearby restaurants.
Extracurricular Activities & Cultural Events
Redefine the way you live and learn in Shanghai through our cultural activities, such as:
Joining student clubs
Volunteering for community service
Watching professional soccer, baseball, and basketball teams
Boating on the Huangpo River
Visiting local museums and historic sites
Get to Know Your New City
Enjoy Local Festivals
Immerse yourself in Chinese customs and traditions at the Lantern Festival in the spring semester or the Shanghai Tourism Festival in the fall.
Eat & Shop in Xintiandi
Explore Xintiandi’s North and South Blocks, where the past meets present in this chic shopping and dining district.
Go on a Huangpu River Night Cruise
Take a boat ride around the Bund to see the beauty of Shanghai architecture in all its glory!
Visit Yuyuan Garden & City God Temple Bazaar
See the extensive Chinese garden with its classic architecture, beautiful sculptures and carvings, then walk the photogenic Nine-Bend Bridge that connects the two to shop and dine at the Bazaar.
Visit Shanghai Disneyland
It is a small world after all! Plan a trip to the famous Disney theme park, filled with attractions you know and love, and new ones, too.
Consider these prices as a starting point. We encourage you to contact your study abroad office to determine the actual cost to you when factoring in financial aid, scholarships, your home school policies, and other factors.