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Internet of Things Engineering
- General Information

    Brief Introdcution

    Internet of Things (IoT) is a new term describing a network of objects, such as household appliances or vehicles, which are able to communicate with each other, often as a self-configuring wireless network. IoT is a mix of telecommunications engineering and computing, encompassing wireless communications, sensors, IPv6 and the computing technologies necessary to run applications over the underlying physical infrastructure. This new interdisciplinary programme sets out to provide you with:

    • A thorough knowledge of telecommunications and computer science
    • An understanding of network design and network planning principles for IoT
    • A knowledge of theory, methodology and techniques for IoT network assessment and evaluation
    • A good overall understanding of computer and telecoms network development skills.

    Teaching Objective

    Student workloads and contact hours are higher than is usual for a UK degree. In Years 2–4 there are 24 modules, plus a project. Each module taught by Queen Mary staff has 40 hours of lectures, plus four hours of tutorials, and is delivered across four, one-week blocks. Most modules taught by BUPT staff consist of 64 or 48 hours of lectures, spread evenly across the semester.

    Queen Mary "flying professors" travel to Beijing to give lectures face-to-face. In between teaching blocks, when Queen Mary staff are not in China, there are facilities for online tutorials, and for video/audio/text conferencing. Each module has its own message board for you to post your questions to. Lecturers check the message board every day.

    Programme outline

    Year 1
    • Advanced Mathematics 1 and 2
    • Linear Algebra
    • Computer Fundamentals and Programming
    • Personal Development Plan 1
    • Physics
    • Introduction to Electronic Systems
    Year 2
    • Discrete Techniques for Computing
    • Enterprise Management
    • Signal Theory for IoT
    • Data Structures
    • Personal Development Plan 2
    • Digital Circuit Design
    • Professional Applications
    • Probability Theory + Stochastic Statistics
    • Introductory Java Programming
    • Product Development
    Year 3
    • Business Technology Strategy
    • Databases
    • Control Theory
    • Operating systems (and Embedded Systems)
    • Networks and Protocols
    • Personal Development Plan 3
    • Digital Signal Processing
    • Software Engineering
    • Microprocessor Systems Design
    • RFID and Sensor networks
    • Ad hoc and broadband wireless
    Year 4
    • Cloud Computing
    • Security and Authentication
    • Internet of Things Engineering Practice
    • Middleware
    • Project

    Study Duration and Diploma

    Duration of Study: 4 years.
    Diploma Awarded: At the end of the program qualified students will be awarded Bachelor's Degree of Engineering from both BUPT and University of London .

    Career opportunities

    There are diverse employment opportunities in the expanding field of communications, systems and networks. You could, for example, find yourself working with an equipment manufacturer, a network infrastructure provider, carrying out research or working on the design and development of projects. You will graduate with a degree from China's top telecommunications university and the University of London, both of which will be recognised around the world.

    The international nature of the telecommunications industry and the size and influence of China means that it is likely that there will be a Chinese presence within any company that you work for. Your academic background will be perfectly suited to forging a career in the sector and your knowledge of local conditions in China and your Chinese networks, will be a distinct advantage.

    As this is a new programme there are currently no graduates. However, a high percentage of graduates from our two other joint programmes (85 per cent in 2011) go on to postgraduate study in prestigious universities in China, the UK, the USA, Canada and Australia. Others graduates have found work at leading companies in the ICT industry, such as China Mobile, China Telecom, IBM, 3Com, as well as consulting, finance and insurance companies.


    Tuition Fee
    Bachelor RMB 70,000 pre year
    RMB 280,000 in total (About $ 51,335)
    Accommodation Fee
    International Student Apartment
    Double Room RMB 42 to RMB 45
    Single Room RMB 84 to RMB 90
    Other Fees
    Application Fee RMB 300 to RMB 510
    Service Fee USD 50
    Living Expense RMB 2,200 to RMB 2,800
- How Much Scholarship Cover
Admission Only
- You Need Pay After Got Scholarship (RMB)
  • Tuition:  70,000 / Year
  • Accommodation: 750 to 1200 RMB per month
  • Living Expense: 600 to 3000 RMB per month
- Requirement
  1. Aged 18 to 30 years old;
  2. A good command of English
  3. Analogous to graduating from senior High school in China, with good marks
  4. Additional explanation:
    Applicants, who do not meet the above requirements, may be considered on an individual basis. They may be admitted as non-degree seeking students for one academic year. Those who pass the examinations held one year later will be automatically accepted as regular students. Those who fail will return to their home country as graduate students after completing some courses in a program.
- Application Documents

1. Application Form

Please upload your finished application form here.

2. Photocopy of valid passport

With name, passport number & expiration date, and photo included

3. Passport photo

A recent passport-sized photo of the applicant

4. High school academic transcript

5. High school graduate certificate

Graduation certificate in languages other than Chinese or English should be translated into Chinese or English and be certified by notarization.

6. English proficiency test certificate

For example, IELTS or TOEFL, only for applicant whose native language is not English.

7. The Transcripts of mathematics, physics, chemistry

8. Health certificate

Not needed during application. But may required when applying for visa. Learn details

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