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    SGE is a new school of engineering within Beihang University, started in 2016. Selected by the State Administration of Foreign Expert Affairs and the Ministry of Education of China as an “International Model School” with a “Propulsion Project for an International Model School of Higher Education” it has a focus towards being a “Double First-Rated” program (world class university, world class in the disciplines).Based on the platform of the leading engineering subjects at Beihang University, SGE counts with an international faculty, provides a core curriculum in English, spares no effort in establishing “Beihang Engineering,” which is a model of international teaching, and pushes to bring about a comprehensive reform to Beihang University and higher education in China. The president of Beihang University, Mr. Xu Huibin, serves as the director of the administration committee of SGE. Prof. Wen Dongsheng, the dean of the School of Aeronautical Science and Engineering, holds a concurrent post as the dean of SGE. He was also Professor and Chair at Leeds University in the UK and was conferred the title of “National Distinguished Expert” of the Thousand Talents Plan by Chinese Government in 2016. SGE Academic Advisory Committee is composed of internationally recognized academicians and educational experts.

    The faculty of SGE includes long-term and short-term professors from all over the world, nationally distinguished specially-invited experts of “the Thousand Talents Plan” who have worked for Beihang University as well as professors responsible for the core curriculum of the related schools. The prominent  international professors are responsible for both delivering lectures and being academic advisors. SGE carries out the “Partner University Plan,” which
    utilizes the “1→n” model to cooperate with world-top universities in curriculum building as well as faculty exchange program, to systematically form
    national-international teaching teams. These teams make a “Double Professor System”, effectively providing students teaching, mentoring and advising perspectives from abroad and at home, guiding students’ lives.

    SGE has access to Beihang University’s public teaching laboratory, LIAMA of the Sino-French Engineering School, which provide the extracurricular
    activities’ platform of both the School of Mechanical Engineering & Automation and the School of Aeronautic Science and Engineering. International
    professors can conduct interdisciplinary research among different research centers and different schools, according to the direction of their original research
    and the cooperating professors at Beihang University. Both the university and the school provide specialized expenditures to support the home professor and
    international professor’s inter-university, inter-department, and interdisciplinary teaching and research cooperation.

    The SGE bachelor’s degree program is designed as four-year outcomes/competency-based program. In 2017, SGE initiated mixed-classes, recruiting excellently quailified Chinese and international exchange students. The core curriculum is lectured in English by international professors, while there’s
    no tuition differentiation: tuition at SGE is the same as the other engineering schools at Beihang University.

    As an International Model School, SGE enjoys abundant autonomy when it comes to the formulation and implementation of the curriculum program.
    There is no discipline specialty among the first three semesters. The designation of the curriculum system fully bears out Beihang University’s education
    concept, which is highly focused on mathematics and engineering skills. After three semesters of English training and general education, students follow disciplinary tracks for the major of Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. The curriculum meets the standards of world-top universities while integrating competencies needed by engineers in the 21st century, including innovation, teamwork, communication, ethics and practice. The
    curriculum for the seniors is designed as a Bachelor to Master, or a Bachelor to Doctor Program. Also, SGE provides students with innovation and leadership
    programs to complement the curriculum, among them the “BUAA-Engineering Leadership Program,” the “Grand Challenges Scholars Program” and others. For the first academic year, SGE provides intensive English courses and Advanced Placement English courses.

    SGE offers a “One-Term Abroad” program, which means 100% of students have an exchange opportunity amongst partner universities and can apply for scholarships, which are offered by the Chinese Scholarship Council, universities or enterprises.

    After finishing undergraduate studies, qualified students will be awarded their Bachelor’s Degree Certification of Graduation. Those students who complete the BUAA-Engineering Leadership Program receive the BUAA Engineering Leadership Certificate. The US National Academy of Engineering of the USA will provide the certificate of Scholar for the Grand Challenges Scholars Program to those students who successfully complete the five competencies required by the
    Grand Challenges Scholars Program. Students who graduate from the SGE program will meet all the requirements established by the Institution of Engineering
    and Technology (IET) and qualified students can apply for their master or doctor degree with SGE and can pursue further education with the recommendation
    of the international professors.

    In summary, SGE lays a strong foundation for engineering science and interdisciplinary research and education. The program aims to cultivate the abilities of cooperation and innovation, the qualities of Internationalization, Integration, Interdisciplinary, Innovation, and Leadership (The four I’s and the L). SGE provides an international studying environment with advanced international engineering educational concepts and an international student managerial model. Excellent international students have priority to attend classes and take part in extracurricular activities with exchange students from top global universities. And they have chances for various short-term/long-term exchanges during their studies.

    The school caters to students with excellent capacity. It uses small-size classes for practical teaching and an interactive environment. The program is conducted under teaching management based on process checks and guided by quality innovation. It is a novel model based on “the integration of
    China and the West, the development of a wide range of engineering competencies: knowledge, skills and attitudes/values, including ethical behavior
    with both supervisors at home and abroad, jointly guiding students’ lives, studies and scientific research. All four-year programs for Bachelor’s Degrees
    should be completed at the Xueyuan Road Campus.