Bachelor’s in Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Introduction to the Program

This degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering is a 3 year program at Sino British College in Shanghai taught in English. The degree is awarded by Liverpool John Moores University in UK.

About SBC College Shanghai

The Sino-British College (SBC) is an international university college, jointly established by the University of Shanghai for Science & Technology (USST), and 9 leading British Universities – NCUK Universities. The College offers a number of programs to international students in English. This includes 1 year foundation programs in English, and a large number of mixed programs with some time spent in Shanghai, and the rest at a University in UK. (2+1) – 2 Years in Shanghai and 2 Years in UK, or (1+2) 1 year in Shanghai and 2 years in UK.

What is 1+2? What is 2+1?

1+2 means that the first year is taught in Shanghai, the second and third years can be taught at a UK University.
2+1 means that the first two years are taught in Shanghai, the third year is taught at a UK University.

Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores is a British University based in the northern city of Liverpool with over 24,000 students.

About the Program:

This course provides a programme of study, which develops core knowledge, and understanding of engineering principles, mathematics, and computation, appropriate to the field of manufacturing engineering. It will enable you to develop specialist knowledge, intellectual and practical skills that will enable you to analyse, investigate and develop robust solutions to manufacturing engineering problems.

You may study the full degree at SBC in Shanghai to receive the Liverpool John Moores University degree certificate (4+0/3+0). Alternatively, you may study partly in Shanghai and partly in the UK, and receive a degree certificate from one of the nine SBC partner universities in Mechanical Engineering-related areas (3+1/2+1, 2+1+1/1+1+1, 2+2/1+2).

Entry Requirements:

Applicants must normally be 17 years of age by 30th September in the year of entry to SBC Year 1. They must have completed 12 years of school education including completion of year 12 and achieved a satisfactory level of pass in the Year 12 school leaving examinations.The English level needs to be at least IELTS 5.0 in all components. If students don’t have the required English level they can take the foundation English program. If students haven’t taken an IELTS test they can take the SBC entrance test.

Application Deadline:

There is no official application deadline, students can apply up until the start of the program, but are advised to apply earlier as applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and students need to take time to process their student visa.

Learning Outcomes:

You will develop relevant study and personal skills to become an independent learner, while receiving appropriate tutoring and support. You will also be equipped with a range of transferable skills and attributes in the use of computers, software packages, team working, communication, time management and problem solving methodology which will enable you to undertake responsible roles in industry and commerce.


The first year comprises the Year 1 English for Academic Purposes (EAP) programme, which is designed to give you the necessary skills in all 4 language areas (reading, writing, listening and speaking). You will practise these skills by expressing your ideas in spoken or written form, taking part in academic discussions, taking effective lecture notes and giving oral presentations. This is carefully integrated with the content modules in Physics and Mathematics to fully prepare you for years 2-4 of the degree.

In the second year, you will be introduced to the core modules in area of mechanical engineering, including Mechanical Principals, Dynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Mechanics of Materials and Structures. You will also learn computer programming by using C/C++ programming languages and Mechatronics which teaches you necessary understanding for integrating your mechanical designs into the industrial environment. In addition, Mathematics tailored for Engineering students will continue to be studied. Therefore, in Part I (Years 1 and 2) study students will be provided with the basics of the chosen subject that are required for the advanced study in Part II (Years 3 and 4).

In the third year at SBC, core modules for this course include Manufacturing Technology, Manufacturing and the Environment, Automation, Engineering Problem Solution, Measurement and Control, Product Testing and Verification as well as Advanced Mathematics. Other modules specialised in mechanical engineering include Engineering Graphics and Design, Computer Aided Design and Manufacture, and Materials and Processes.

In the fourth year at SBC, you will be required to complete modules including Industrial Automation, Project Management, Risk and Reliability, Quality Systems, Strategic Manufacturing, Advanced Materials and Processing, and High Precision Manufacture. An important part of the fourth year is an individual engineering project.


To apply complete the application form here. If you have any questions contact us.

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