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Mechanical Engineering
- General Information

    Brief Introduction

    The UM-SJTU Joint Institute (JI) offers programs in Mechanical Engineering (ME) and Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). Although students are asked to declare one of the two programs as their major when they apply for JI, they may choose to switch majors in the future.

    Irrespective of the intended major, all undergraduate students take the same core courses in the first two semesters. Students are required to declare majors in the Spring semester of their sophomore year. To be qualified for declaring a major, students must have completed the first year level Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Introduction to Engineering and Introduction to Computer & Programming with satisfactory grades and a cumulated GPA specified by individual programs.

    Mechanical Engineering Major Requirements

    The Mechanical Engineering (ME) major at the Joint Institute is designed to match the course progression and standards of the Mechanical Engineering department at UM’s College of Engineering. Lab resources, facilities support and some core training is provided by the outstanding ME School of SJTU.

    Assuming the student has passed all the courses required by all programs including Humanities and Social Science:

    ME Compulsory Courses

    A. Core Courses for ME (19 credits)
    • Introduction to Circuits - 4 credits
    • Introduction to Solid Mechanics - 4 credits
    • Thermodynamics - 3 credits
    • Intro to Dynamics and Vibrations - 4 credits
    • Design and Manufacturing I - 4 credits
    B. Program Subjects (34 credits)
    • Fluids I – 3 credits
    • Heat Transfer – 3 credits
    • Design and Manufacturing II – 4 credits
    • Systems and Controls – 4 credits
    • Engineering Materials – 4 credits
    • Laboratory I – 4 credits
    • Design and Manufacturing III – 4 credits
    • Laboratory II – 4 credits
    • Graduation Thesis – 4 credits

    C. ME Electives Courses (36 credits)

    Advanced Mathematics (3 credits):
    The advanced mathematics requirement can be fulfilled by satisfactorily passing Numerical Methods, Advanced Math for Eng, Boundary Value Problems, ntro to Numerical Methods, or Probabilistic Methods in Eng. Any credits in excess of 3 may be applied to the Advanced Technical Elective (non-ME) category.

    Advanced Technical Electives (21 credits):
    All BS candidates in Mechanical Engineering are required to take 21 credits of advanced technical electives. It is the intent of the advanced technical elective requirement that students take a number of "core technical electives" to develop a deeper technical knowledge in specific areas of mechanical engineering.

    The advanced technical electives credits that you must take are broken down into 3 categories. At least 10 of the credits must be taken in the ME major. The categories are:

    • Two classes (totaling at least 6 credit hours) must be 400-level or higher in ME at the JI or UM.
    • Any other 300- or 400-level ME course (at least 3 credits) at the JI or UM.
    • Any 300- or 400-level ECE courses at the JI, or courses from an SJTU or UM engineering department. Courses taken from other engineering departments of SJTU or UM must be approved by the chief program advisor. The JI Academic Affairs Office keeps a current list of pre-approved courses.

    General Electives (12 credits):
    Once the required courses (mathematics, physics, chemistry, related subjects, and core subjects) are completed, the balance in "general electives" to achieve a total of 150 hours is needed.

    The purpose of the general electives is to allow students flexibility in tailoring their degree program to suit their specific needs.They may include engineering courses from other disciplines used to fulfill a minor or for personal enrichment and can be taken from any department of SJTU.

    Students are limited to 3 credit hours of performance courses (for example, sports and classes in the schools of Music or Art)

    Students should select their general elective classes either to explore an area of cultural interest or to explore an area of professional interest such as:

    • Management, business, or finance classes in preparation for working in industry.
    • Additional Mechanical Engineering classes to go into more depth than the limited program of technical electives allows.
    • Engineering classes in other departments in preparation for grad school outside Mechanical Engineering.
    • Classes to prepare for further study outside engineering such as medicine, dentistry, law or education.
    • Additional language, literature or culture classes to prepare for a career in the global economy.

    Outcomes of JI Undergraduate Degree

    Graduates of the Institute’s undergraduate programs will have:

    1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering within their chosen field.
    2. An ability to design, conduct, and interpret the results of engineering experiments.
    3. An initial ability to design products and processes applicable to their chosen field.
    4. An ability to work effectively in diverse teams and provide leadership to teams and organizations.
    5. An ability to formulate engineering problems and develop practical solutions.
    6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
    7. An ability for effective oral, graphic, and written communication.
    8. A broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering decisions in a global, social, economic, and environmental context.
    9. A recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
    10. A broad education necessary to contribute effectively beyond their professional careers.
    11. A sense of responsibility to make a contribution to society

    Futhur Study and Future Career

    In the past years. Over 80% of our graduaes continue to study at graduate schools among which 90% are top graduate schools of the world and 95% are in the U.S. Those who chose to work have shown strong competence in the job market.



    Tuition Fee
    Bachelor RMB 24,800 pre year
    RMB 99,200 in total (About $ 18,190)
    Accommodation Fee
    Building 9
    Double Room RMB 38 to RMB 60
    Building 8
    Double Room RMB 38 to RMB 60
    Single Room RMB 110 to RMB 70
    Building 10
    Single Room RMB 105 to RMB 70
    Building 12
    Double Room RMB 34 to RMB 50
    Single Room RMB 50 to RMB 80
    Building 51
    Double Room RMB 34 to RMB 50
    Single Room RMB 35
    Lianxing Building
    Single Room RMB 120 to RMB 70
    Building 9
    Double Room RMB 35 to RMB 65
    Single Room RMB 130 to RMB 75
    Taoli Yuan
    Double Room RMB 50 to RMB 80
    Single Room RMB 140 to RMB 90
    Other Fees
    Service Fee USD 50
    Living Expense RMB 2,400 to RMB 3,000
- How Much Scholarship Cover
Admission Only
- You Need Pay After Got Scholarship (RMB)
  • Tuition:  24,800 / Year
  • Accommodation: 750 to 1200 RMB per month
  • Living Expense: 600 to 3000 RMB per month
- Requirement

Basic Requirements

  1. An equivalent of China's high school graduation certificate
  2. High school graduation certificate and transcript
  3. Be in good health
  4. Over 18 years in age
  5. Aquire some Chinese language ability

To be considered for admission into the UM-SJTU Joint Institute, you should complete these classes by the end of your senior year in high school:

  1. Four years of English
  2. Four years of science, including chemistry  and physics
  3. Four years of mathematics (pre-calculus is required)
  4. Three years of social science
  5. One unit of a pre-engineering subject, such as CAD, drafting, or computer-related technology (recommended)
  6. Two years of foreign language (recommended)
  7. One unit of computer science (recommended)
- 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

Please arrange for official copies of your transcripts in English to be sent to us from every school you attended during your high school years.

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. Two letters of recommendation

Please request two recommendation letters one from your high school counselor and one of your teachers in a core academic subject.

7. English proficiency test certificate

For native English speakers: SAT and/or ACT scores For non-native English speakers: TOEFL, IELTS, SAT or ACT scores

8. Test Scores

SAT (JI code is 6563) preferred: test scores with the writing component scores preferred (Average SAT math score of admitted students is 730) or ACT(JI code is 6983): test scores with the writing component scores required

  • Step 1: Click "Apply Now" button below and pay scholarship service fee.

  • Step 2: Wait for the payment confirmation, then provide documents guidance. (including the application form)

  • Step 3: Submit documents and wait for result and admission documents (including admission letter, visa letter)
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