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Software Engineering (2-year English program)

Teaching Medium: English
Degree Awarded: Master's Degree
Entry Requirements: Bachelor's Degree
Duration: 2 Years
Starting Date: Sep.2024
Application Deadline: Apr 30, 2024
Tuition Fee:
CNY 32,000 per year
Application Fee:
150 USD (Non-Refundable)
Schools: Other

Program Objective

The program is dedicated to software engineering discipline. The objective is to cultivate the compound software engineering talents with strong software R & D (research and development) capabilities for developing large scale software systems.

Period of Schooling

2 years.


Tution: RMB 32,000/year (Provisional)

Accommodation: RMB 5,000/year (Double room); RMB 9,000/year (Single room)


Application Deadline: 30th June.
Course Start Date: September each year.

Cultivation Way

1. Fostering proposal should be submitted within two weeks after registration; all the credits of courses should be accessed within the first two semesters in accordance with the proposal.

2. There is one year for engineering practice and dissertation writing.

3. A dual instructor system. Each student enrolled will be designated two instructors: an instructor in school and an instructor in enterprise. The two instructors guide the student together.

Credit Requirements

Course and practice are measured through credit system. The minimum total credit requirements is 32 credits, including public compulsory courses and professional compulsory courses which are totally 22 credits (including 5 practice credits); Selective courses 10 credits (including 2 practice credits).


Software Engineering cultivating of graduate students in the practice is divided into two parts: professional practice, comprehensive professional practice and engineering practice.

Professional practice, which lasts 4 weeks (32 hours) for 2 credits, is the compulsory part of each direction. Students develop the capabilities for application of knowledge, techniques and methods. Graduate students should complete the practice accordance with the provisions from the practice instructor and submit the final report.

Comprehensive professional practice, which lasts 10 weeks for 5 credits, is the compulsory part of software engineering. Graduate students should complete the practice accordance with the provisions from the school instructor and submit the final report.

Engineering practice is included in the thesis work, from their school instructors and practice instructors together. Graduate students should submit a study plan in practice and write a summary report.


Use dual instructor system. The school instructor is responsible for theoretical study while the practice instructor for practice. Graduate students should develop dissertation work plan and implement.

The topics of dissertation should be directly derived from the practice enterprises, or involve a clear background and application value.

The students should complete his/her dissertation independently. The dissertations should be systematic and integrative with certain degree of technical difficulty and development effort.


The students who complete the fostering proposals and pass the thesis defense will earn a master's graduate diploma. A master's degree will be granted after the approval by the Degree Assessment Committee.

1.Applicant should hold Bachelor's degree

2.HSK Band 3 (new HSK Band 4) for Science and/or Engineering studies, Band 6 (new HSK Band 5) for Liberal Arts, Economics and/or Management studies.

3.Those who do not have a HSK result can study for one year of Chinese language program at SCUT prior to their degree programs.

1.  Photocopy of valid passport
With photo, passport number &expiration date and name included.

2.  Passport-sized photo
A passport-sized photo taken recently of the applicant.

3.  Bachelor's degree diploma
Graduation certificate should be in Chinese or English.If not, it should be translated into Chinese or English and be notarized.

4.  Transcript of undergraduate school

5.  HSK Certificate (No need for English-taught program)
Level 3 or above

6.  Health certificate(optional)
Photocopy of physical examination record.

7.  Two recommendation letters(optional)
From professor,associate professor or equivalents.

8.  Financial guarantee letter
Photocopy of the signatured financial guarantee letter from his/her financial guarantor to prove their solvency.

9.  Study plan
Including study purpose, research interest and research plan in brief.