Students at the Beijing Institute of Technology who have completed 18 months of graduate study have earned master’s degrees at Stevens Institute of Technology.
The students at the Beijing Institute of Technology studied telecommunications management, photonics and microelectronics, and they completed 18 months of graduate study at Stevens. Their diplomas are the same as those awarded to students at Stevens’ campus in Hoboken, N.J.
The students in Stevens’ first program in China graduated in 2005, and many are executives and technical experts at international and local companies, including AIG, Digital China, Emerson, Frost & Sullivan, Huawei, Intel and Siemens.
Other alumni are enrolled in doctoral programs at Stevens.
“This is among the most thrilling experiences of my career,” said Maureen Weatherall, vice president for university enrollment and administration.
She also praised these new graduates of Stevens Institute of Technology, saying they have mastered the knowledge and skills that will make them valuable assets at home and abroad.
“Our Chinese alumni are among our proudest graduates,” Weatherall said. “They have achieved superior science and management knowledge and are qualified to join China’s giant R&D industry at a high level.”
She presented the diplomas with Robert Ubell, dean of Stevens’ School of Professional Education.
Stevens’ program is held in high regard among international graduate schools in China, and the Sloan Foundation has honored it.
In addition to the Beijing Institute of Technology, Stevens has a program at China’s Central University of Finance and Economics. Stevens’ students at the latter school are employed at the China Development Bank.
More than 130 students are either enrolled in or have been awarded master’s degrees through three programs at Stevens’ partner schools in China.
Stevens also has made agreements with two other schools in China: Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications.
Additionally, Stevens and IBM China have agreed to work together to support the latter’s technical staff.
The courses in Stevens’ China programs are delivered in three ways: one-third are done online by Stevens U.S. faculty through the school’s online learning unit, WebCampus.Stevens, another third are taught by Stevens faculty members in classrooms in China, and the final third are taught in China by faculty members from partner institutions.
All the classes are conducted in English. They are approved by the Chinese Ministry of Education, and they are accredited by the Middle States Commission of Higher Education in the United States.