The School of General Engineering (SGE) was officially established in October, 2016, and held the opening ceremony on May 23, in 2017. The director of SGE’s Management Committee is the Beihang University President, Huibin Xu. The Dean is Dongsheng Wen, the Chair professor, the specially-invited expert of the “Thousand Talents Plan”.
SGE has been 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”. According to the goal of “Double First-Rated”, based on the platform of the leading engineering subjects of Beihang University, SGE introduces 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 of Beihang University and higher education in China.
All the core curriculum will be lectured in English by excellent international professors.
The tuition fee will be the same as other engineering schools of Beihang University.
The students could choose “Experimental Class of the Engineering “in the application form.
There is no specialty among the first-three semesters. From the fourth semester on, students will follow training tracks according to the majors of Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.
SGE’s faculty is mostly international based, and with parts of the home staffs.
The faculty of SGE covers long-term and short-term international professors, the national distinguished specially-invited experts of “the Thousand Talents Plan,” who have worked for Beihang University, and professors responsible for the core curriculum of the related schools.
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 a professor exchange program, to systematically introduce a foreign teaching team.
“Double Professor” system is adopted for the students.
All the four-year programs for Bachelor Degrees shall be completed on the Xueyuan Road Campus, parts of the experimental courses or practice classes would be on the Shahe campus.
The policy for switching to another major among other schools also applies to the SGE students.
Within the limitation of enrollment, SGE could recruit the students, who pass SGE’s enrollment tests, come from other Schools or Academies.
Pursuing further education in a world-class university is optional for SGE students. The students could make a full use of the UPS plan of Beihang University, the platform provided by the “Partner university” plan, and get the preferential recommendation from the international professors.
At the same time, students could also apply for a master degree or Ph.D degree in SGE. SGE designs programs based on a 6 years Bachelor-Master system, and a 9 years Bachelor-Doctor system.