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The QM-BUPT Joint Programme

The Joint Programme (JP) is a set of dual-award bachelor degree programmes run jointly by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT) and was launched as the first of its kind in 2004.

The JP gained the approval of the Chinese Ministry of Education (MoE) and is seen as the flagship joint dual award degree programme in China.

There are currently three degree programmes on the JP: Telecommunications Engineering with Management, e-Commerce Engineering with Law, and Internet of Things Engineering.

The programmes draw on the academic expertise of both institutions, as well as the strengths of two distinct educational cultures – the mathematical and scientific rigour found in China and the emphasis placed on creative problem-solving and transferable skills in the UK. Students graduate with a unique blend of skills, valued in China and around the world.

Graduates receive two degrees (one from each university) and are taught and assessed in English. The current student population is around 2,600.

Teaching is split 50/50 between the two universities. For QMUL taught modules, a ‘flying faculty’ model is adopted to enable staff to teach students both in the UK and China.

Upon completion of the degree, around 80% of the graduates go on to do a postgraduate degree. A near 100% employment rate has been achieved every year.

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