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2017 Master's Program in Environmental Engineering (Suzhou University of Science and Technology)
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Degree Education Programs Sponsored by Ministry of Commerce PRC

Degree Education Programs sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce of People’s Republic of China is designed to foster high-end business officials and managerial personnel for the recipient countries, offering one-year and two-year master programs as well as three-year doctoral programs for the purpose of educating high-end and inter-disciplinary talent working in the applied fields of government, trade, foreign affairs, agriculture, technology, education, culture and health, building intellectual capacity and facilitating the economic and social development of the recipient countries. These programs provide assistance to governmental officials, research fellows, and senior managerial personnel on their master and doctor education in China, which are fully conducted in English. Admission requirements include a bachelor’s degree, relevant working experiences, and decent physical conditions, essential for the high-compact curriculum needed for the degrees.

Starting from 2008, a number of 2687 students from developing countries have attended these programs, until now, except for those who are in the middle of their studies, 1088 of them have graduated and obtained master degrees. These graduates are now working in their specialties back in home and undertaking an increasingly significant role in the economic development cooperation between China and their home countries.

As for the positive effects and good results brought by these programs in strengthening economic ties and friendship between China and the recipient countries, the Ministry of Commerce of People’s Republic of China will continuously intensify its efforts in enlarging the enrollment scale and improving the quality of education. We believe that by attending the programs and achieving the degrees, you will embrace a successful career and brighter future.

 

Suzhou University of Science and Technology

Suzhou University of Science and Technology (SUST) was established on September 1, 2001, with the approval of the National Ministry of Education and the Government of Jiangsu Province, through the merging of the former Suzhou Institute of Urban Construction and the Environmental Protection and the former Suzhou Railway Teachers College. The newly established university is an engineering-centered multidisciplinary institution of higher education, covering such fields as engineering, science, liberal arts, and management. Centering upon undergraduate programs, concurrently adult continuation education, the university takes an active part in developing postgraduate programs and undertakes the responsibility of fostering practical and creative talents.

Suzhou University of Science and Technology is located in New District of Suzhou. It is a famous historical and cultural city in China. Shanghai, the largest city in China, lies at its east.

Entrusted and sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce, Suzhou University of Science and Technology has been hosting 31 short training courses, regarding environmental protection technology and management, for people from Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and Oceania since 1993. To date, we have trained about 700 officials and technicians related to fields of water, energy resources management and protection, environmental protection, disaster management and economic development from 101 countries in different regions. The recent training courses hosted are “2016 Seminar on Environmental Protection Technology and Equipment for Developing Countries”, “2016 Seminar on Urban Pollution Prevention Technology for Developing Countries”. “2016 Seminar on Water Treatment and Drinking Water Quality Control Systems for Sri Lanka Officials”and “2016 Training Course on Environmental Engineering Technology for Developing Countries”. From September 2015, a two years International Master’s Program in Environmental Engineering has been started. There are 22 students of 2015 who are busying with final thesis, 19 students of 2016 who are engaging in subjects study. The master’s program passed the third party audit this March mainly regard to management and education. The officials and technicians related to fields of water, energy resources management and protection, environmental protection, disaster management and economic development in developing countries, may obtain not only the relative professional knowledge, but also to gain first-hand knowledge of how governments and markets operate under various changing conditions in the reform and opening-up process of China, in environmental protection. The aim of the program is to build up, through lectures, field trips and practices within two years, a good platform for the students to broaden their horizons, exchange ideas and acquire knowledge and strengthen economic ties and friendship between China and the recipient countries.

School of Environmental Science and Engineering

School of Environmental Science and Engineering, which is responsible for organizing international training courses and Master’s Program, owns seven modern teaching researching laboratories. There are two provincial key laboratories of Environmental Science and Engineering lab, and Environmental Engineering Technology lab, etc. In addition it has a library with online connections to a worldwide network of libraries, and a reading room containing many international journals and magazines. Multi-function lecture theaters and a fully equipped auditorium that seats 200 people. Extensive ICT facilities, including a studio with video conferencing facilities. Innovative learning tools, including smart boards, Wi-Fi and remote access to all digital resources. 

I Program Description

Prospective Students:

The prospective master’s degree students in Environmental Engineering are rank of section chief or higher, senior manager of enterprise, scientific researcher or technician of college and institute in the fields of water, energy resources management and protection, environmental protection, disaster management and economic development, and other public sectors, who have demonstrated superior performance, both academically and in their work. By the time of matriculation, each must have obtained an undergraduate bachelor's degree in the case of our master program.

Program Objective:

To prepare decision makers and practitioners in environmental protection, resources management and protection, disaster management, energy, economic development and other fields for developing countries.

Enrollment Plan:

In 2017, we have planned to enroll up to 25 students in 2017 Master of Environmental Engineering, with a concentration on environmental science and engineering.

II Education Plan

2017 Master of Environmental Engineering degree program is a two-year full-time program. Students enrolled in this program are expected to complete the course work, conduct research, and write a thesis within two years730days).

Language of instruction: the language of instruction of the program is English.

1) Program Structure:

The program comprises of
- Taught Component (compulsory, optional and practice parts, at least 40 credits in total)

- Thesis Component (20,000 words)


General Courses (compulsory, 21 credits in total)

Course Name

Credits

Hour

Semester

Introduction to China

2

20

1

Chinese Language

4

40

1/2

Advanced Environmental Chemistry

3

32

1

Advanced Environmental Microbiology

3

32

1

Principles of Environmental Science

3

32

1

Environmental Engineering

3

32

1

Environmental Planning and Management

3

32

1

 

Issue Courses (optional, choose 6credits from 2.1 and 2.2. 12 credits in total)

Course Name

Credit

Hour

Semester

2.1  Water Resource Protection and Utilization

3

32

2

2.1  Advanced Environmental Monitoring

3

32

2

2.1  Environmental Impact Assessment

3

32

2

2.1 Environmental Risk Assessment and Management

3

32

2

2.1  Ecological Degradation and Restoration

1.5

16

2

2.1  Building Energy Management  

1.5

16

2

2.2 Environmental Remediation Technology for Surface Water

3

32

2

2.2 Water Supply and Waste-water Treatment Technology and Application

3

32

2

2.2  Recycling Technology for Solid wastes

3

32

2

2.2  New Biological Waste water Treatment Technology

3

32

2

 

Practice Parts (compulsory, 7 credits in total exclude thesis)

Course Name

Credits

Semester

Seminar

3

1/2/3/4

Field trip

4

1/2/3/4

Thesis

 

2/3/4

 

2) Field Study

Field trips will be arranged for students to visit Chinese government agencies, special economic zones, business corporations and environmental protection facilities etc., to gain first-hand knowledge of how governments and markets operate under various changing conditions in the reform and opening-up process of China, in environmental protection. Students have to submit a report after each field trip.  

3) Independent Research

Students are expected to bring specific research questions concerning environmental science and engineering to the program, as a part of thesis research preparation. With the guidance of a supervisor, a student is expected to carry out independent research that combine theoretical perspectives, analytic skills and practical experiences of environmental science and engineering, and aiming at solving practical problems.

4) Thesis

A student shall choose a professor as his/her supervisor by the end of the first semester, and joins in the professor’s research team to study and practice. At the end of second semester, he/she should determine his/her research topic with the guidance and discuss with supervisor. In the third and fourth semester, he/she have to collect data, conduct research, and write the dissertation. During the course of research and writing, students are expected to interact regularly with their academic supervisors. In the fourth semester, they shall finalize and defend their dissertations.

Thesis or dissertation shall be written in English with 20,000 words.

Students must pass the oral defense for their thesis or dissertation.

5) Degrees

A master degree of Environmental Science and Engineering will be conferred upon a candidate in the master program after his/her successful completion of required credits and thesis.

III Profiles of Instructors

School of Environmental Science and Engineering boasts of first-class faculty composed of distinguished scholars and accomplished practitioners, who have been actively engaged in study of China’s environmental protection practices and policy issues, and widely acknowledged as experts in their own field.

IV Financial Aid

The Chinese Ministry of Commerce will provide "Chinese Government Scholarships" to admitted students from developing countries. These scholarships cover both tuition and living expenses. They also include a round-trip international airfare for all the students, and a maximum of 1 round-trip international airfares for home visits (one time at the end of first academic year). In terms of living expenses, it is 36000RMB/year for the master program. There is also one relocation fee of 3000RMB/person.

If a student expects to have his/her spouse, children, relatives or friends to visit him/her during the stay in Suzhou, the visitor will have to bear all the expenses by himself/herself.  

V Application

1. Requirement

All applicants must meet the following admission requirements:

1) Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens from developing countries, with a valid passport, or any other identification certificate sufficient to verify his/her nationality;

2) Applicants for the master program must have attained a Bachelor degree or above;

3) Applicants must be proficient in English.  

4) All applicants shall be in good physical conditions and carry no infectious diseases which may have a serious impact on public health or fall into any of the health situations prohibited by China’s Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Laws and Regulations.

5) Only applicants recommended by the Economic and Commercial Counselor Office of Chinese Embassy in the country that accords with the candidate’s nationality will be considered.

 

 

2. Procedure

1) Application to Suzhou University of Science and Technology

Please firstly fill the e-version of “Application Form of 2017 Master of Environmental Engineering”, and then print the completed form out and sign, date, post a photo on it. The e-copy of “Application Form of 2017 Master of Environmental Engineering” can be seen by visiting http://ese.usts.edu.cn/notice/2017-03-16/518.html. Applicants are required to send the e-copies of their application materials to Suzhou University of Science and Technology by email (807118983@qq.com or ylsong@mail.usts.edu.cn ).

Note: After being accepted, applicants are required to bring the hard copies of all application materials (including all physical examination results) to School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Suzhou University of Science and Technology at the time of registration

 

2) Application to Chinese Government Scholarship

Please visit the online application system of Chinese Scholarship Council at http://laihua.csc.edu.cn, and register for an account. Select the program “Chinese Government Scholarship”, fill in all the required information, and an application form will come into being. Print out the form, put on a hand-written name and date, and then post a photo on it. To complete the form successfully, please note the following information:

(1) The agency No. of Suzhou University of Science and Technology is 10332;

(2) For our master program, Discipline is “Environmental Science and Engineering”; Major is “Environmental Engineering” 

3) Materials

Documents

Requirements

Original copy

Photocopy

1

SUST Application Form

Please fine the e-form at the appendix 4, fill in the application form, print it out, sign, date, and post a photo on it.

1

1

2

Graduation certificate & degree transcript

1. Graduation certificate and degree transcript must be original documents or certified copies either in Chinese or English

2. Applicants expecting to graduate should provide an official letter stating expected graduation date.

1

1

3

Personal statement

 

1500 words in English. Please make a detailed statement from the perspectives of your academic background, work/research experience and achievements, research proposal, future career plans and intentions, etc.

1

0

4

CV

In English.

1

1

5

Recommendation letters

Two recommendation letters are required: one by a superior in the institution where the applicant works; the other by a professor who knows the applicant well.

2

2

6

Photocopy of valid passport

The passport type must be ordinary.

Important: All successful candidates should enter in China and register with PKU with the same identity they used while applying for the masters’ program at PKU.

0

2

7

English Language Proficiency Test Results

Applicants who are not native English speakers or whose undergraduate education was not conducted in English shall provide the certificate of English language proficiency.

1

1

 

4) Submission

1) Submit all the application materials listed in the above table in both hard copy and scanned copy to the Economic and Commercial Counselor’s Office of Chinese Embassy. Hard copy must include both the original copy and the photocopy, as indicated in the table. For emails and addresses of the Economic and Commercial Counselor’s Offices, please visit http://www.china-aibo.cn.

2) Submit a written request to the Economic and Commercial Counselor’s Office of Chinese Embassy for an official recommendation letter and clearly state:

a) Whether the applicant is willing to be considered for a similar program at other universities if the programs at USTS are already full.  

b) Other special requests if any.

Reminders:

a) All the documents to be submitted should be in Chinese or English. Otherwise, a notarized copy in Chinese or English is required.

b) An original copy of degrees, transcripts and other documents must be presented for on-site verification.

c) Applicants will get back all the hard-copy materials, both original copies and photocopies from the Economic and Commercial Counselor’s Office. If admitted, they must take the documents to China and submit them to the School of Environmental Science and Engineering during registration in early September.  

d) None of the materials submitted to the School of Environmental Science and Engineering will be returned. For important documents such as degrees and transcripts, a stamped copy issued by the institution where the applicant received his/her degrees will be accepted as a replacement of the original copy. In this case, the original copy must be presented for on-site verification.

 

3. Deadlines

The application deadline for the program is June 30, 2017.

VI Interview and Admission

The eligibility of all the applicants will be assessed according to the requirements by the School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Suzhou University of Science and Technology.

Admission letters will be sent by the end of June, 2017. They will include other necessary documents for visa processing.

VII Registration

Registration will take place in early September 2017. The exact date will be specified in the admission letter.

VIII Contact

Application Contact:

Contact person: SONG Yin-ling,

Telephone: (86512) 65833681

Mobile phone: (86)138 621 276 32

Fax: (86512) 65833681

E-mail: 807118983@qq.com; ylsong@mail.usts.edu.cn