Top Programs to Study at Sino-British College in 2024

Sino-British College, USST (SBC) offers a unique blend of British and Chinese educational experiences. Located in the vibrant city of Shanghai, SBC provides students with the opportunity to study in an international environment while gaining globally recognized qualifications. With its strong partnerships with leading UK universities, SBC ensures high academic standards and excellent career prospects for its graduates. 

Choosing Sino-British College, USST (SBC) means embracing a diverse cultural experience and receiving a world-class education. SBC’s innovative programs, dedicated faculty, and state-of-the-art facilities make it an ideal choice for students looking to excel in their academic and professional lives.

Let’s get to know the top programs at Sino-British College, USST, shall we?

Official Presentation for 2024 Intake

Understanding the Degree Systems at SBC

Single Bachelor Degree Program:

SBC offers a Single Bachelor Degree Program in collaboration with several prestigious UK universities. This program allows students to earn a British bachelor’s degree while studying at SBC in Shanghai. There are different pathways available depending on the duration and structure of study:

  • 4+0 Pathway: Four years of study at SBC, including a Foundation Year.
  • 3+0 Pathway: Three years of study at SBC, without a Foundation Year.
  • 2+2 Pathway: Two years at SBC, including a Foundation Year, followed by two years at a UK partner university.
  • 1+2 Pathway: One year at SBC, followed by two years at a UK partner university.

These pathways provide flexibility for students to choose the structure that best fits their academic background and career goals. The programs are designed to provide a strong foundation in the first year(s) at SBC, followed by specialized study in the chosen field.

Dual Degree Program:

Sino-British College, USST (SBC) offers a Dual Degree Program fully delivered in Shanghai. This unique opportunity allows students to earn both a British degree and a Chinese degree.

  • Degree Options: After four years at Sino-British College, USST (SBC), graduate with:
    • A British degree from the University of Huddersfield, Liverpool John Moores University, or Sheffield Hallam University
    • A Chinese degree from the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST)
  • Chinese Language Requirement:
    • Must achieve HSK 4 to receive the Chinese degree.
    • Chinese lessons and language learning resources are provided to all students enrolled on a dual degree program.
    • Students have up to 6 years to reach HSK 4.
  • Graduation Flexibility:
    • If students don’t achieve HSK 4, they can still graduate with the British degree.

Bachelor’s in Business Management

Duration: 4 Years (3 years without foundation year)

Application Deadline: July 31, 2024

The BA (Hons) Business Management program at SBC, in collaboration with Sheffield Hallam University, offers you a comprehensive education in business, economics, finance, and marketing. This degree equips you with the knowledge and skills needed for a variety of career paths. By studying entirely in Shanghai, you’ll benefit from an international team of academics and a diverse curriculum covering global marketing, innovation management, and sustainable business practices. This internationally recognized degree provides you with practical experience and valuable language skills, making you a competitive candidate for various careers or further studies.

Sample courses you will take:

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Business Skills
  • Business Economics
  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Management Themes and Case Studies
  • Quantitative Methods for Business
  • Managing and Developing People
  • Financial Fluency for Management Decision Making

Future Careers: Business Analysts, Marketing Managers, Financial Analysts, Human Resources Managers, Entrepreneurs, Project Managers, Consultants, Operations Managers, Sales Managers, and more!

Bachelor’s in Events Management

Duration: 4 Years (3 years without foundation year) 

Application Deadline: July 31, 2024

SBC and the University of Huddersfield have been offering Events Management programs since 2006, providing you with a thorough understanding of Management, Marketing, and Hospitality. This program is perfect if you’re interested in the fast-paced events industry, from rock concerts and the Olympics to weddings and store openings. You’ll gain practical experience, equipping you with the skills and knowledge to manage events, including venue selection, public safety, staffing, marketing, and sponsorship. Studying in Shanghai is especially exciting with attractions like Shanghai Disney Resort. You’ll take part in organizing live events on and off campus and work with charities. The degree, awarded by the University of Huddersfield, is recognized for its teaching excellence, with high student satisfaction and strong graduate employment rates.

Sample courses you will take:

  • Economics
  • Business Studies
  • Mathematics Business
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Business Skills
  • Managing Events
  • Management Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Consumer Behaviour and Experiential Marketing
  • Design for Events
  • Managing the Live Event

Future Careers: Events Managers, Event Coordinators, Marketing Managers, Public Relations Specialists, Venue Managers, Conference Organizers, Exhibition Managers, Festival Planners, Wedding Planners, Corporate Event Planners, Charity Event Coordinators, and more!

Bachelor’s in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Duration: 4 Years (3 without foundation)

Application Deadline: July 31, 2024

If you’re interested in electronic and electrical engineering and how it’s used in industry, the Industrial Electronics and Control Engineering program at SBC is perfect for you. This program, awarded by Liverpool John Moores University, will help you develop knowledge in core engineering principles, mathematics, and computation. You’ll gain practical skills in software packages, teamwork, communication, time management, and problem-solving, preparing you for senior roles in industry. Over three years, you’ll study subjects like Engineering Applications, Control System Design, Linear Electronics, and Industrial Automation. The program also offers Management modules, allowing you to graduate with a degree in Industrial Electronics and Control Engineering with Management. With strong links to industry and a high employment rate for graduates, this program sets you up for a successful career.

Sample courses you will take:

  • Mathematics Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering Materials
  • Circuit Principles
  • Analogue & Digital Electronics
  • Electronics Design Project
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Energy Transport and Conversion
  • Advanced Mathematics
  • Embedded Systems Programming and Applications in the Environment
  • Local Communications Systems and Applications
  • Linear Electronics Design and the Environment
  • Instrumentation and Control Engineering
  • Signals and Systems with Real World Applications

Future Careers: Engineers, Control Systems Engineers, Automation Engineers, Technical Managers, Sales Engineers, Marketing Managers, Project Managers, Commercial Leaders, Research and Development Engineers, Quality Assurance Managers, and more!

Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering

Duration: 4 Years (3 years without foundation year)

Application Deadline: July 31, 2024

If you’re interested in Mechanical Engineering and want a career in Manufacturing, the Manufacturing Systems Engineering course at SBC, offered by Liverpool John Moores University, is perfect for you. This program will help you become an independent, skilled engineer with the theoretical knowledge and practical experience to analyze, identify, and improve manufacturing processes. You’ll gain core engineering knowledge, mathematics, and computation skills, along with practical abilities to solve complex engineering problems. The program equips you with effective study skills, teamwork, communication, time management, and problem-solving abilities. Graduating from this program, accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, you’ll be well-prepared for responsible roles in industry. With strong links to industry and high employment rates, you’ll be ready for a successful career, earning above-average salaries within six months of graduation.

Sample courses you will take:

  • Mathematics Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Mechanical Dynamics
  • Materials and Manufacture
  • Static Mechanics
  • Drawing and Design
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Materials and Processes
  • Mechatronics
  • Industrial Management
  • Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer, 
  • Sensors and Robotics

Future Careers: Manufacturing Engineers, Process Engineers, Quality Assurance Managers, Production Managers, Project Engineers, Industrial Engineers, Automation Engineers, Research and Development Engineers, Operations Managers, and more!

How to Apply

The application deadline for the September 2024 intake is July 31, 2024.

Prepare the following documents:

  • Passport
  • Your Photograph (Passport-sized)
  • English Language Certificate
  • Your Highest Academic Transcript (In English)
  • Your Graduation Certificate (in English)
  • Personal Statement Letter or Study Plan

To begin your application, click on the program page you are interested in and click the “Apply Now” button. Once you have started your application:

  1. Fill out all the required fields.
  2. Upload the necessary documents.
  3. Send in your application.

If you have any questions or need help, you can always talk to one of our student advisors.

About Sino-British College, USST

The Sino-British College, USST in Shanghai offers a unique mix of British and Chinese education. Established in 2006, SBC focuses on advanced manufacturing and modern services. Located in the heart of Shanghai, the campus on Fuxing Road has an international vibe and hosts 1,900 students. Programs are taught in English by a diverse faculty, with options to study in China and the UK. Accredited by bodies like the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIOL), SBC’s programs are globally recognized, providing excellent academic and career opportunities. SBC prepares students to become global leaders with a strong sense of innovation and cultural understanding.

FAQs about SBC

How many international students are at SBC

There are about 1,900 students on campus, including around 30 international students from over 25 different countries, mostly from Indonesia, Russia, Thailand, Central Asia, France, America, and the UK.

Do SBC offer scholarships?

Yes, SBC offer various scholarships for applicants. Please contact to get the latest scholarship information for this year.

What is the class schedule like?

There are about 5-6 classes per day, each lasting 1 hour, in Year One and Year Two. Classes start at 8:30 AM and end at 5:30 PM, with no classes on Friday afternoons.

Do SBC offer internship opportunities?

Yes, SBC offers many internship opportunities for students. The career services department provides the latest information about internships both on-campus and off-campus. You can contact them directly for applications after school begins.

Learn more and apply for SBC’s programs on the China Admissions platform. Or book a call with us here.

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