Bachelor’s in Biotechnology
Introduction to the Program
The Bachelor’s in Biotechnology at South University of Science and Technology of China (SUSTC) is a four year program for international students taught in English.
South University of Science and Technology of China (SUSTC) is a young public university located in Shenzhen, China, neighboring Hong Kong. Aiming at building a “world-class, top-tier, research intensive” university, SUSTC is a fast rising universities in China under the leadership of Chen Shiyi, a world renowned scholar in Mechanical Engineering and Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. For more info visit the page here.
About the Program
The biotechnology of South University of Science and Technology of China aims to train experts with firm theory basis and converting modern biology into products beneficial to the society, or continuing postgraduate study.
In terms of teaching, the major focuses on firm theory basis, and inspire students to fully understand basic principles of molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, genetic operation, genetic modification and biology information; meanwhile, develop students’ basic skills in molecular biology and biotechnology by operation experiment training and experiment, and they can finish biotechnology research independently in laboratory.
Graduates are expected to acquire the following training and capabilities:
1. Master fundamental theory knowledge of math, physics, chemistry and life science.
2. The capability of writing papers of science and technology in English, and delivering academic report in English.
3. Know about the latest development of biotechnology, and enter laboratory for scientific research.
4. Capable of recognizing, analyzing and communicating morality and social issues related to progress of biotechnology.
5. Certain analyzing, organizing and communicating capabilities, work at enterprises, government institutions or continue postgraduate study.
About Department of Biology
The department of biology of South University of Science and Technology of China (SUSTA)was founded in 2012. At present, an internationalized high-level teaching body has been established preliminarily, in which four professors have acquired the positions of lifetime professors in America and Canada, most of other professors, associate professors and assistant professors graduated from the international first-class universities, acquired the doctoral degrees, and engaged in the post-doctoral research in overseas universities or research institutions, or have obtained the teaching posts in the international first-class universities.
Our department adopts the advanced textbooks of original edition widely on the basis of investigating and surveying the curriculum frameworks of the famous research universities at abroad, and through combining national conditions and the situations of the university, we preliminarily confirm the relatively “simplified” curriculum structure. Our department broadens the course selection space and the room of personality development of students through decreasing the required courses and increasing the optional courses. In order to reinforcing innovative thinking and skill training, besides related experiment courses, there are opportunities for the freshmen to apply for entering into the professors’ laboratories to participate in the scientific research project for researching. The department will satisfy the wishes and requirements of students for selecting majors and courses as far as possible, give play to the learning motivation of students, and strengthen their creative capability. Our department also positively carries out international exchanges and cooperations. Up to now we has already signed the cooperation agreements on cooperatively cultivating students with the world-class universities, such as, University of Edinburgh, Temple University, University of Copenhagen, Houston Medical Science Health Center University of Texas and so on.
High School Degree
Start Date of the Program
The tuition fees are RMB30000 per year. The total for the 4 year program is 120,000 RMB.
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