Dual Degree/JIE

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The SYSU-CMU Joint Institute of Engineering is an international collaboration between Sun Yat-sen University and Carnegie Mellon University to innovate engineering education. With the increasing demands of a global economy, future engineers must be equipped to effortlessly navigate cultural and international boundaries, in addition to receiving progressive training in the most cutting-edge engineering fields.


Students will pursue the same intensive engineering curriculum as any other Carnegie Mellon student. All applicants will be subjected to the Electrical and Computer Engineering department’s admission standards.

Students will study at the Sun Yat-sen campus in Guangzhou, China, and also at either Carnegie Mellon’s Pittsburgh or Silicon Valley campus. The students will gain experience and competency in Chinese and American environments.

Upon graduation, students will receive two degrees — one from Sun Yat-sen and one from Carnegie Mellon — at the master and doctoral levels. Initially, the institute will only offer degrees in electrical and computer engineering. Gradually, other engineering and technology disciplines of will be included.


Please visit this link to apply the JIE Program: https://www.jie.cmu.edu/programs-admissions/application/

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SYSU-CMU Joint Institute of Engineering

Guangzhou, China

Partner Institution

Sun Yat-sen University

Sun Yat-sen University is the largest and highest-ranked university in Southern China.

Open Faculty Positions

To apply for a position please use our online application system.

Contact Information

For more information on the Joint Institute of Engineering, please contact ECE Professor Jimmy Zhu or Academic Program Manager Jessica Sun.