On September 6th, 2017, Xuanyuan Road Campus, Beihang, welcomed undergraduate freshmen of School of General Engineering (SGE). Earlier this morning, warm-hearted volunteers set up an Orientation Service Station and waited for the newcomers. When registering, every students signed their names on the carefully designed Signature Wall and took a photo of them in front of this wall, which not only recorded this proud moment, but also opened a historical new chapter of welcoming the first group of students in SGE.
The concern of our school for freshmen can be felt everywhere. Every newcomer got an Orientation Gift Bag which contained Orientation Manual, Glossary, School T-shirt and Contacts. Orientation Manual is specially designed for life in Xuanyuan Road Campus. This manual helps students to quickly get to know about the life in Beihang by introducing from utility in apartment to shopping in supermarket and from sports to transportation. Glossary helps students to adapt to English-only Teaching Mode. The front picture of School T-shirt is in the setting of World map, showing the international feature of SGE. Contacts contains all freshmen’s photos, self-introduction and contact information to make it easier for students to keep in touch.
In 2015, SGE got listed in “Promotion Plan of International Demonstration School in University” which was carried out by State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs and Ministry of Education. Our school started admitting the first batch of undergraduates in 2017. SGE centers on “Double World-classes” and relies on Beihang’s powerful engineering background and advantages to bring in teachers all around the world. All core courses are taught by English in order to building an international teaching pilot site of “Beihang Engineering” and contribute to comprehensive reform of higher education in Beihang and even the whole country.
This year, SGE enrolled 50 undergraduates. New school brings a new start. Freshmen at SGE inject new energy to Beihang. They will grow and become excellent on this warm land. Along with this young SGE, they will compose a fascinating chapter in their youth.