I. About the Program
The four-year degree program is a “3+1” program. After studying at YSU for 3 years, students attend to Curtin University for 1-year of design courses. Upon graduation, they receive a graduation certificate and diploma from YSU and a diploma from CU if they complete the assigned teaching plan for the 4th year at CU.
The program was approved by Hebei Education Department and recorded by the Ministry of Education of China. It received a Certificate of Approval for Operation of Chinese-foreign Cooperatively-run Educational Projects in the People’s Republic of China in September 2014.
The detailed information is as follows:
1. Admission Criteria
Applicants’ college entrance exam results should meet the requirements of YSU, and students also need to clearly select “Chinese-Australian Cooperation” when applying.
YSU and CU have developed cooperative teaching plans, curriculum and teaching management. YSU offers 36 courses in 3 categories: general education courses, basic discipline courses and specialty development courses. In addition to the general education courses and specialty development courses, YSU offers 14 courses (13 of which are core specialty course) from CU, including: English skills training, management, operations research, economics, scientific computing, principle of statistics, advanced computational methods, manufacturing planning and control, optimization of logistics and supply chain, frontier topics of optimization and ideal control, stochastic process, frontier topics of applied and computational mathematics, mathematical methods, and modeling and optimizing in supply chain.
3. Tuition, fees and other costs
Students are required to pay YSU 17000 RMB per year for the first 3 school years, and pay CU the tuition for the 4th school year which is subject to the CU standard for international students for that specific year. During the 4th year at CU, students need to pay for housing, insurance and other incidentals, and a visa application. Students also pay for CU English Language Bridging courses.
3. Teaching Management and Teaching Approach
The Management Committee of the Undergraduate Program in Industrial Engineering jointly hosted by YSU and CU runs this program.
CU provides curriculum and textbooks to YSU 2 months before the students take courses. Teaching methods are approved by both sides. All courses are face-to-face and are taught jointly by Chinese and foreign teachers. Chinese teachers deliver the courses in Chinese or in Chinese and English; foreign teachers in English. If necessary, students take classes intensively.
To ensure academic quality, both sides designed the syllabus, share teaching materials, and exchange course lists, test papers and assignments. The management committee is entitled to check and verify the teaching facilities at either YSU or CU.
The aim of this program is to introduce high-quality educational resources, and to restructure the curriculum and teaching approaches in industrial engineering. The program’s goal is to train high-quality graduates with an international vision, solid basic management skills, strong creativity and international communication competence.