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Top professional engineering body endorses QMUL’s Joint Programme in China

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has reconfirmed the academic accreditation of the three courses offered by the Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) Joint Programme with Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT).    

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The accreditation means the course curricula for Telecommunications Engineering with Management; e-Commerce Engineering with Law, and Internet of Things Engineering, which are jointly taught by staff from QMUL and BUPT, meet the highest standards for technical knowledge, underpinning science and mathematics and an awareness of the business and commercial contexts of engineering.

Originally established in 2004, the Joint Programme is designed to take talented students in China More than 500 students graduate each year from the Joint Programme and over 80 per cent of the graduates go on to postgraduate education outside China, including prestigious universities such as Cambridge, Oxford,  Stanford and Carnegie Mellon.

The IET panel praised the academic and pastoral support arrangements and the ‘flying professor’ model where there is always at least one member of QMUL staff in Beijing during the semester. It also commended the well-established and robust quality assurance arrangements for the Joint Programme, as noted by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) in their review carried out in 2012.     

Dr Yue Chen, QMUL’s Director of the Joint Programme, said: "We are delighted the IET recognises that our students on the Joint Programme are receiving the most up to date knowledge and professional training on their courses. We hope this stands them in good stead for their future careers.”

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