The Sino-British College

Introduction
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Welcome to the Sino-British College

The Sino-British College (SBC) is an international university college, jointly established by the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST) and nine leading British Universities: The University of Bradford; The University of Huddersfield; The University of Leeds; Leeds Beckett University; Liverpool John Moores University; Manchester Metropolitan University; The University of Salford; The University of Sheffield; Sheffield Hallam University.

SBC became a fully licenced university college on September 1st, 2006. It is the only Shanghai-based higher education institution to be awarded a license by the Chinese Ministry of Education to offer full degree programmes taught entirely in English to multiple overseas universities (the so-called "1 to N Consortium Model"), either taught entirely at the Shanghai campus or with a period of study abroad. Graduates are awarded degrees from one of the partner British institutions.

SBC is based in a beautiful historic campus in the heart of the city of Shanghai. Currently, it has about 1,600 full-time undergraduate students and over 70 international students from about 20 countries and regions. Degree programmes are taught entirely in the English language across the whole spectrum of Business and Engineering by a highly qualified academic team comprising nearly 80 international staff from 15 different countries plus about 80 bilingual administrative staff many of whom have studied for international degrees.

In the summer of 2015, SBC hosted three graduation ceremonies for students graduating from Liverpool John Moores University (Engineering), University of Huddersfield (Events Management) and The University of Sheffield (Business Management). As the fifth cohort of SBC/USST students completing full UK bachelor's degrees entirely in English in Shanghai, the 2015 graduates have been recognised as having achieved great success both in terms of outstanding academic performance, social responsibility through their charity work and high employability with over 98% already employed or in Graduate programmes at excellent universities in the UK, USA, Canada and Australia etc.

The SBC team is committed to offering international degree education at the very highest level with continuing support from partner universities in both China and the UK.

Vision 2025

SBC’s vision is to be renowned as an international hub and centre of excellence, attracting students and faculty from all over the world, with a reputation for developing socially responsible and innovative leaders capable of operating in different cultures.

PRME

Becoming a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) is consistent with our Vision 2025, in that we will engage with networks, internationally, nationally and locally, in a way that reinforces our strategic positioning and links to the overarching themes for which we wish to be known, i.e. responsible leadership, enterprise and innovation and cultural empathy.

International Advisory Group (IAG)

The IAG is established to advise the College Executive on the implementation of, and any subsequent revision to, the College’s Vision 2025 strategic plan and to assist the College achieve and sustain a high profile in key networks.

Facts at-a-Glance

The Sino-British College (SBC) was granted its licence in 2006 to offer British degrees taught in English at its flagship campus - envisioned as the "Model Campus of Learning" – established at the Fuxing Campus of the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology.

(As of Autumn 2016)

Student body

Number of students: About 1,600 students including 74 international students from 21 countries and regions.

Faculty

SBC currently has nearly 80 international faculty members dispersed among 3 academic Schools. Currently, the majority of Year 4 lectures are conducted by Fly-in faculty from partner universities with tutors from SBC. All USST modules are covered by teaching faculty from USST main campus.

Fields of study

SBC has three Schools as follows:

School of Business and Management School of Engineering and Computing School of Languages, Education and Cultures

NOTE: Facts at-a-Glance are updated periodically, using the most recent data available.

SBC Campus

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Historic Campus

Built almost a century ago, SBC's unique campus has classical European architecture and is located at the heart of Shanghai. The buildings include German, French and British design features and the campus gardens are maintained with a combination of Chinese and European features. Ever since the campus was built, it has been a place for distinguished learning and research but it is also a place which is a resource for the local community.

Fantastic Location

SBC's students and staff can enjoy one of the most convenient locations of any university in China, with restaurants, shops, cinema and transportation within minutes of the campus. For example, walking distances from the campus are: subway station - Shaanxi South Road, Lines 1, 10 and 12, bus stops, bars and restaurants, theatre, hospital, public library and sports facilities.

The Shanghai Library and the Harmony Hospital are located close to each other just 2 minutes by bus or taxi from SBC campus, and the newly built Shanghai Culture Square is right across the Shaanxi South Road.

Shanghai Hongqiao Airport is 30 minutes by taxi and Shanghai Pudong International Airport is 60 minutes by taxi. Alternatively the bullet train brings arrivals from the Pudong International Airport to the city centre in about 30 minutes then visitors can transfer to subway or taxi to SBC Campus.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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Bachelor

BEng (Hons) Industrial Electronics and Control Engineering

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 China Shanghai

This course provides a programme of study, which develops core knowledge, and understanding of engineering principles, mathematics, and computation, appropriate to the field of industrial electronics and control engineering. It will enable you to develop specialist knowledge, intellectual and practical skills that will help you to analyse, investigate and develop robust solutions to engineering problems. [+]

BEng (Hons) Industrial Electronics and Control Engineering Year 2 Pathways: Electrical and Electronic Engineering-related 2+2s (1+2s) Please refer to the Course Search section for more 2+2 (1+2) options. *International Students who have sufficient Academic and English language requirements may be exempt from taking the foundation year and complete the degree in only 3 Years. This degree course is offered by the Liverpool John Moores University and delivered at SBC. What is this course about? This course provides a programme of study, which develops core knowledge, and understanding of engineering principles, mathematics, and computation, appropriate to the field of industrial electronics and control engineering. It will enable you to develop specialist knowledge, intellectual and practical skills that will help you to analyse, investigate and develop robust solutions to engineering problems. You will develop relevant study and personal skills to become an independent learner, while receiving appropriate tutoring and support. You will also be equipped with a range of transferable skills and attributes in the use of computers, software packages, team working, communication, time management and problem solving methodology which will enable you to undertake responsible roles in industry and commerce. You may study the full degree at SBC in Shanghai to receive the Liverpool John Moores University degree certificate (4+0/3+0). Alternatively, you may study partly in Shanghai and partly in the UK, and receive a degree certificate from one of the nine SBC partner universities in Electrical and Electronic Engineering-related areas (3+1/2+1, 2+1+1/1+1+1, 2+2/1+2). What are the special features of this... [-]

BEng (Hons) Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Campus Full time 4 weeks September 2017 China Shanghai

This course provides a programme of study, which develops core knowledge, and understanding of engineering principles, mathematics, and computation, appropriate to the field of manufacturing engineering. It will enable you to develop specialist knowledge, intellectual and practical skills that will enable you to analyse, investigate and develop robust solutions to manufacturing engineering problems. [+]

BEng (Hons) Manufacturing Systems Engineering Year 2 Pathways: Mechanical Engineering-related 2+2s (1+2s) Please refer to the Course Search section for more 2+2 (1+2) options. *International Students who have sufficient Academic and English language requirements may be exempt from taking the foundation year and complete the degree in only 3 Years. This degree course is offered by the Liverpool John Moores University and delivered at SBC. BEng (Hons) "with Management" Option These two BEng (Hons) engineering programmes are designed to deliver the initial educational requirements for a professional engineer together with an appropriate range of transferable and management skills. Both awards may further be selected on a “with Management” option, which provides a changed final year including a Strategic Management module and a management themed Engineering Project, if desired. What is this course about? This course provides a programme of study, which develops core knowledge, and understanding of engineering principles, mathematics, and computation, appropriate to the field of manufacturing engineering. It will enable you to develop specialist knowledge, intellectual and practical skills that will enable you to analyse, investigate and develop robust solutions to manufacturing engineering problems. You will develop relevant study and personal skills to become an independent learner, while receiving appropriate tutoring and support. You will also be equipped with a range of transferable skills and attributes in the use of computers, software packages, team working, communication, time management and problem solving methodology which will enable you to undertake responsible roles in industry and commerce. You may study the... [-]

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BA (Hons) Business Management

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 China Shanghai

The Business Management degree offered by Sheffield Hallam University at SBC is ideal for students wishing to advance their knowledge, skills and career prospects in business management. The emphasis is on developing practical skills and business understanding, alongside academic knowledge. Teaching through projects and case studies related to real life organisations and scenarios improves employability. There is a focus on skills much needed in business organisations such as problem solving, decision making, negotiation, research and project management. [+]

BA (Hons) Business Management Year 2 Pathways: Business Management 2+2s (1+2s) Business Management-related 2+2s (1+2s) Please refer to the Course Search section for more 2+2 (1+2) options. *International Students who have sufficient Academic and English language requirements may be exempt from taking the foundation year and complete the degree in only 3 Years. The overarching aim of the design for this course is that it is specialism-centric, academically challenging and provide a stimulating student experience. The course facilitates students’: Study of organisations, their management and the changing external environment in which organisations operate; Preparation for and development of a career in business and management; Enhancement of lifelong learning skills and personal development to contribute to society at large. Additionally the programme design requires: All students to undertake some form of research / consultancy project to enhance their business research skills; All courses to embed employer and business engagement using a variety of mechanisms including student projects, guest speakers and consultancy opportunities. The design of the Business Management offer is built around students studying core business modules in Years 3 and 4 with a suite of electives to accommodate offering a bespoke student experience. It is aligned to professional bodies such as the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Where relevant, all of modules will optimise professional accreditation. The Business Management degree offered by Sheffield Hallam University at SBC is ideal for students wishing to advance their knowledge,... [-]

BA (Hons) Events Management

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 China Shanghai

This course is designed to produce graduates equipped with the skills, knowledge and competence to manage events, who can engage with specialists in planning and executing a range of routine and complex events. This may include venue selection, public safety and crowd control, the provision of staffing, marketing, design and staging, music promotion and sponsorship. [+]

BA (Hons) Events Management Year 2 Pathways: Events Management 2+2s (1+2s) Events Management-related 2+2s (1+2s) Please refer to the Course Search section for more 2+2 (1+2) options. *International Students who have sufficient Academic and English language requirements may be exempt from taking the foundation year and complete the degree in only 3 Years. What is this course about? Events Management is becoming increasingly important as a specialist field of study. Events are very diverse and can range from small private functions to large scale festivals, sports tournaments, pop concerts, carnivals and international mega-events such as the Olympic Games. This course is designed to produce graduates equipped with the skills, knowledge and competence to manage events, who can engage with specialists in planning and executing a range of routine and complex events. This may include venue selection, public safety and crowd control, the provision of staffing, marketing, design and staging, music promotion and sponsorship. You may study the full degree at SBC in Shanghai to receive the University of Huddersfield degree certificate (4+0/3+0). Alternatively, you may study partly in Shanghai and partly in the UK, and receive a degree certificate from Huddersfield or one of the nine SBC partner universities (3+1/2+1, 2+1+1/1+1+1, 2+2/1+2). What will I learn? The first year comprises the Year 1 English for Academic Purposes (EAP) programme, which is designed to give you the necessary skills in all 4 language areas (reading, writing, listening and speaking). You will practise these skills by expressing your ideas in spoken or... [-]