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Study telecommunications in China with BUPT and Queen Mary

In 2004, Queen Mary teamed up with the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT) to offer an innovative set of jointly run degree programmes in telecommunications, systems and networks. The partnership is genuinely equal – students graduate with a degree from BUPT and from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), and teaching is split 50/50 between the universities.

The available programmes are:

BSc(Eng) Telecommunications Engineering with Management
BSc(Eng) e-Commerce Engineering with Law
BSc(Eng) 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.

Why study on the QMUL – BUPT Joint Programme?

If you are planning to work in the field of communications, systems and networks, the Joint Programme represents an incredible opportunity. The international nature of the telecommunications industry, and the size and influence of China, means that employers everywhere will value your knowledge and understanding of local conditions.
The three programmes cover more ground than a standard UK engineering degree. You will be able to undertake practical work in a state-of-the-art technical training centre and a personal development programme will develop your creative and communication skills. Legal and business modules will supplement your technical education.
All teaching takes place at BUPT in English, with Queen Mary “flying professors” travelling to Beijing to give lectures face-to-face. In between teaching blocks, when Queen Mary staff are not in China, there are facilities for online tutorials, and video/audio/text conferencing. In Year 4, students are encouraged to spend the whole of their final year studying at Queen Mary in London.
IET Accredited
The three programmes are accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partly meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

The current JP Programmes

BSc(Eng) Telecommunications Engineering with Management

The telecommunications specialists of the next decade will need to be multi-skilled to meet the technological demands of international business, with the expertise to build new technology, combined with an understanding of business practice. This programme aims to cultivate high-quality, inter-disciplinary graduates, who understand the latest communication technology, telecommunication systems, information networks and management theories, and who can engage in the operation and management of communications systems.

BSc(Eng) e-Commerce Engineering with Law

Electronic Commerce engineers operate in an industrial and commercial framework. Success depends on managing technical, managerial and legal issues. The legal landscape is in a state of flux but must be complied in whatever form it currently exists, posing substantial regulatory and compliance risks. All countries have laws and regulations that impact electronic commerce such as in the field of information privacy and information security, electronic contracting, online advertising, intellectual property and electronic payments, amongst others.
This programme is designed to give you a good understanding of legal principles relating to e-commerce engineering. It aims to cultivate high-quality, inter-disciplinary graduates, who have firm theoretical foundations in economics and management, understand modern information science and technologies, and who can engage in the operation and management side of e-commerce business activities in a range of fields.

BSc(Eng) Internet of Things Engineering

This programme comes as a response to the increasing research and commercial interest for autonomous and intelligent applications that are based on the principles of the Internet of Things (IoT). This is a comprehensive programme covering all four structural layers needed for building complete IoT applications, such as smart grids, smart cities, smart homes, industrial automation, telemetry, etc.
The programme focuses on computer science’s foundation and support, combined with other disciplines, such as microelectronics, communication networks and economics management. It emphasises the necessary fundamental and practical knowledge for creating, designing, implementing, maintaining and managing IoT systems. At the same time, it will keep pace with the information industry’s developments in terms of course construction and constantly adapting to social changes.
In addition to the technology, the programme will also include the key skills already incorporated into the other JP programmes, which are specifically commended by the QAA.

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