Our curriculum blends the characteristics and requirements of French engineering training with those of Chinese engineering education. Students are offered a 6.5-year curriculum that includes intensive French or Chinese language training.
The first 3-year fundamental cycle is supervised by experienced French professors. It combines the scientific background of engineering schools with a multicultural approach.
Specifically, the courses in this cycle are composed of French language, French culture, fundamental scientific courses (mathematics, physics, chemistry and computer science, etc.), English, Humanities and intercultural conferences.
■ Classes of less than 20 students, allowing closer communication between teachers and students.
■ Curriculum system established by experienced French teachers, from textbook-writing to course-setting, from teaching methods to after-class tutoring
■ A variety of teaching approaches: lectures, tutorials, one-to-one oral examination training (known in French as “colles”),
■ Experimental teaching sessions to improve students’ research and innovation ability
The next 3.5-year engineering cycle combines common core courses, elective scientific and technical courses in 3 different majors, as well as humanities, economics and management.
The teaching in this cycle is carried out in a close collaboration between visiting professors from the four French schools, permanent faculty of Shanghai Jiao Tong University and experts from industry.
The three majors:
■ Mechanical Engineering
Develop creative talents in mechanics, material science and control technology, as well as in leadership, finance and industrial management.
■ Energy and Power Engineering
Cultivate composite, creative talents with thermal, mechanical, electrical, material integration theory and technology; in addition, train students’ ability in leadership, finance and industrial management.
■ Information Engineering
Train students as a high level pioneer in information and communication technology and the applications. Leadership, finance and industrial management will also be an important part of this program.