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Mechanical Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 30 months


During their graduate program, students will become involved in research projects, working under the guidance of a professor. Typically, research projects are financed by industry, foundations, or government sponsoring agencies external to the Joint Institute. When a research contract is awarded, the associated budget is controlled by the faculty member and used to pay for equipment and supplies, travel expenses, student stipend, etc. The research contract also spells out the deliverables that must result from the research work. Figure 1 shows the relationship between the various elements of a research program.

Because an advanced degree is granted to the student for demonstrating his/her ability to carry out original research independently, progress towards this goal is measured by the successful completion of increasingly complex tasks in an increasingly independent manner.

The success of the graduate program hinges upon the quality of the graduate student/faculty adviser relationship. If a difference develops between the ad-visor and the graduate student, the head of the graduate committee will step in as a mediator to guarantee that remedial measures are taken in the best interest of the ad-visor, student, research project, and overall graduate program.

To obtain a Master of Science (MS) Degree from the Joint Institute, students must fulfill the following requirements.

  • Complete specific Coursework.
  • Preparation, propose, and defend a Master Thesis.

While the typical duration of the master program is of two and a half years, a student is eligible to receive a master degree when the above requirements are fulfilled. If graduating in less than two and a half years, students must file the following SJTU Early Graduation Form.

Requirements for ME and ECE degrees are identical; the term “major” refers to the ME and ECE programs. Important dates of the master program are summarized below for the present academic year.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Probabilistic Methods in Engineering 
  • Microwave Circuits I 
  • Monolithic Amplifier Circuits 
  • Physical Principles Underlying Smart Devices 
  • VLSI Design I 
  • Principles of Photonics 
  • Advanced Lasers and Optics Laboratory 
  • Mobile Applications for Entrepreneurs 
  • Capstone Design 
  • Digital Signal Processing and Analysis 
  • Digital Communication Signals and Systems 
  • Biomedical Instrumentation and Design 
  • Control Systems Analysis and Design 
  • Introduction to Cryptography 
  • Introduction to Algorithms 
  • Introduction to Operating Systems 
  • Data Mining 
  • Interactive Computer Graphics 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 30 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • JI Application form
  • English CV
  • Personal Statement
  • An equivalent of China’s bachelor/master-degree education diploma and transcript
  • English level certificates (TOEFL(new)>=90 or TOEFL(old)>=600)or IELTS>=6.0)
  • Recommendation from at least two teachers with titles of or above associate-professor
  • A copy of passport and a passport-sized photo
  • Any materials that will facilitate your application are encouraged, awards you won, papers or journal articles you published (pdf format), etc.
  • Application Fee: RMB 350 (approx. USD 55)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4300 USD per year and a duration of 30 months.
  • National

    4300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4300 USD per year and a duration of 30 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
RMB 28,900/Year for Master Programs 

Living costs for Shanghai

  • 5481 - 10140 CNY/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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