PhD in Sugar Engineering


Introduction to the Program

The PhD in Sugar Engineering at South China University of Technology (SCUT) is a three year English-taught program for international students.

About SCUT

South China University of Technology is one of China’s leading universities. It operates under the direct leadership of the State Ministry of Education. It is a member of Project 985 and Project 211 which qualifies it as a top institution of teaching and research. For more info visit the page here.

About the Program

This program aims to graduate high-level personnel who are equipped with solid yet broad theoretical foundation in the discipline by providing profoundly systematic academic knowledge and proficient practical skills. After completion of the program, graduates will possess a deep understanding of developing trends both at home and abroad; will have a good command of research frontier issues including international sugar biology, sugar pharmaceuticals, carbohydrates functional materials, and green processing technologies of sugar products; will have obtained the confidence necessary to undertake scientific research projects and independently solve complex engineering problems; and, be able to make creative achievements in the field of sugar engineering technology. Students are expected to be competent to engage in relevant teaching, scientific research, technology development, and to exhibit moral, intellectual and physical development in job management.

Main Research Fields

  • Sugar Biotechnology and Safety
  • Preparation of Sugar Medicine
  • Green Processing of Carbohydrate
  • Functional Carbohydrate

Entry Requirements

  • Master’s degree diploma and transcripts with good record.
  • Language requirements for English-Medium Programs (only for non-English speaking countries): TOEFL IBТ 80 or above; IELTS 6.0 or above;

Application Deadline

30th June

Start Date of the Program



Main Courses: Progress of Sugar Engineering, Theory of Solution Process, Basic Science and Engineering of Carbohydrates, Sugar Biological Engineering

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees are RMB 34,000 per year. The total for the 3 year program is 102,000 RMB.


SCUT has two campuses: the Wushan campus and the University Town campus.
For information on the accommodation visit the accommodation page here.

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