Who says Engineering majors can’t study abroad? In this program, you will spend 13 weeks studying Mechanical Engineering or Electrical and Computer Engineering in English at one of the top universities in China, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU).
As a student in the University of Michigan – SJTU Joint Institute, you will learn alongside other students from leading U.S. universities within the Bachelor of Science in Engineering program.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to witness and experience a city speeding through economic development and globalization!
After you are admitted, refer to the Travel Dates section of the Predeparture Information in your MyIESabroad account before booking travel.
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.
As a Summer Engineering student, you will take 10-12 credits per semester. You are required to enroll in:
Course offerings vary semester to semester. Below is a sample list of courses past students have taken:
Electrical & Computer Engineering:
Please visit the Joint Institute's website for more information on present course offerings and syllabi: http://umji.sjtu.edu.cn/present-course-offerings/
To learn more about IES Abroad’s innovative theoretical and pedagogical approaches to teaching language abroad, refer to the IES Abroad MAP for Language & Intercultural Communication.
IES Abroad-taught Chinese Language Courses
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.
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.
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.
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.
Redefine the way you live and learn in Shanghai through our cultural activities, such as:
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, Lushan or Taishan
In a weekend field trip to the Chinese countryside, you will visit either Huangshan (Yellow Mountain), Lushan, or Taishan - all 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.
About the Center
The IES Abroad Shanghai Center is located in New Harbor Service Apartments - the same building as the Economy, Business & Society student apartments - in the heart of central Shanghai. You can easily access all parts of Shanghai from the Center, via an extensive subway and bus system.
Features of the IES Abroad Shanghai Center include:
Qinbo "James" Gao has been involved in international education for many years. Prior to joining IES Abroad Shanghai as the Center Director, he was the Director of the International Affairs Office (IAO) at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU)-Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF). He joined SAIF in 2009 as a founding member for the institution, which is a collaboration between the Shanghai Municipal Government (SMG) and SJTU.
Before joining SAIF, James worked at the Chinese Europe International Business School (CEIBS) as Accreditations & International Programs Manager. He started his career as an English lecturer at Tongji University, where he received “Junior Teacher Awards” in 1998 and 1999, based upon student voting and academic reviews.
James received his bachelor’s degree from the International Studies University in Xi’an, and his M.A. in Tourism Administration from The George Washington University School of Business. He is a candidate for the Doctorate of Education at the University of Nottingham (China Campus), focusing on practical research in higher education.
IES Abroad Staff
Lihong YANGStudent Affairs Coordinator and Customized Program Coordinator
Yuying YANGProgram Assistant
Shuo HANAcademic Coordinator and Chinese Instruction Coordinator
Wei ZHANGChinese language Instructor
Liyan SUNChinese Language Instructor