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Welcome to the SWJTU-Leeds Joint School

2016-01-21丨 Leeds


Are you passionate about Engineering? 

Are you keen to develop your English language skills? 

Would you like the opportunity to study in the UK?

If so, then studying in the SWJTU-Leeds Joint School could be perfect for you.

The SWJTU-Leeds Joint School, approved by the Ministry of Education, is a partnership between the University of Leeds in the UK, which is ranked as one of the Top 100 universities in the world, and Southwest Jiaotong University, one of the oldest universities in China.

Our degree programmes combine the best aspects of the UK and the Chinese education systems, ensuring that then you graduate youll be uniquely qualified to work effectively within industries around the world.

Our degrees

We recruited 200 students to begin studying one of the following exciting four-year undergraduate programmes in September 2016:

-BEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering

-BEng Mechanical Engineering

-BSc Computer Science

-BEng Civil Engineering with Transport

Two degrees in four years

When youve successfully completed your four-year undergraduate programme, youll be awarded a degree from the University of Leeds and a degree from SWJTU. Two degrees rather than one!

An international environment for teaching and learning

Youll learn from inspirational academics wholl deliver the highest quality education in the English Language. One third of your teaching will be delivered by academics from University of Leeds and the remiander by academic staff from SWJTU and the Joint School. English is the only language used within the Joint School.

Outstanding student experience

Youll have access to outstanding facilities and support services throughout your studies. Laboratory classes and project work will give you the opportunity to be hands on, giving you valuable experience in investigating and practically applying academic lecture materials to real-life situations.

Opportunities to study in the UK

If you show exceptional academic capability then you might be selected for an incredible opportunity to study for one or two years at the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Leeds.

Highly employable graduates

Our degrees will equip you with all the skills you need to succeed in industry. From design, problem-solving, numeracy and analysis to transferable skills, such as communication and teamwork, youll highly valued and sought after by employers across the globe.

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This partnership will cultivate global talent and build strong connections between the UK, China and other parts of the world, addressing future skills requirements and opening up new research opportunities.

---Rt Hon David Cameron MP, Prime Minister, United Kingdom 

The SWJTU-Leeds Joint School is committed to nurturing innovative talents and future leaders, with international competitiveness and cross-cultural leadership.

---President Xu Fei, Southwest Jiaotong University

The Joint School allows high-achieving students, with an interest in Engineering and Computer Science, to benefit from the wealth of knowledge, expertise and experience of world-class academics from both leading higher education institutions.

---Sir Alan Langlands, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leeds