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Curriculum of v. 2012

The following Curriculum is effective from Fall Semester, 2012 for students first enrolled in BJUT courses as of September 3, 2012. Students from earlier classes use the curricula of version 2007.


General Credit Requirements

1. The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of the catalog; no more than 190 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor degree in most of the BJUT programs; and no more than 240 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Architecture degree in Architecture program and Bachelor of Engineering degree in Urban Planning program.


2. The requirements for practical training session of the curriculum are expected to be no less than 45 credits in science and engineering majors, and no less than 35 credits for liberal arts majors, expect for Architecture and Urban Planning, which requires no less than 55 credits.


3. Theratio between compulsory and general electives is to be approximately 7:3.


University Required Courses and Credits

1. A total of 14 credits are required for Chinese Sociology, History, Fundamentals of Law, and Ethics, including 2 credits for social practice of Chinese Sociology.


2. College English, 16 credits, is to be completed within the first two academic years by all non-English major students.


3. Physical Education, 4 credits, is to be completedwithin the first two academic years by all students.


4. Freshmen Seminar Course is conducted in the first year, preferably in the first semester to all majors.


5. A 2-credit computer science course must be completed by all majors in the first year.


6. At least one course in Economics and Management must be taken by all engineering major students.


7. At least two courses in the program fields mustbe conducted in English or bilingually.


8. At least a 2-credit self-study course must be taken by all majors.


9. Calculus (Engineering), 11 credits, must be completed within the first year by all engineering major students, except for information and computer science students.


10. Calculus (Liberal Arts), 5.5 credits, must be completed within the first year by students from College of Architecture and Urban Planning, College of Humanities and Social Science, and College of Foreign Languages.


11. Calculus (Economics), 8 credits, must be completed within the first year by students from the College of Economics and Management.


12. Probability and Statistics (Engineering), 3credits, is to be completed in the third semester by all engineering major students, except for information and computer science students.


13. Probability and Statistics (Economics), 3credits, is to be completed in the third semester by students from the College of Economics and Management.


14. Linear Algebra (Engineering), 3 credits, must be completed within the first year by all engineering major students, except for information and computer science students.


15. Linear Algebra (Economics), 2.5 credits, must be completed within the first year by students from the College of Economics and Management.


16. University Physics I, 8 credits, is to be completed in the second and third semester by all students except for studens with Applied Physics majors.


17. University Physics III, 5 credits, is to be completed in the second and third semester by all students in the School of Software Engineering.


18. University Physics (Liberal Arts), 3 credits, is to be completed in the second semester by some majors in the College of Economics and Management.


19. Military theory course must be completed within the first year by all majors.


20. Machine Shop Training, at least 1 credit, must be completed within the first year by all majors.


21. Recognition Practice, 1 credit, must be completed within the first two years by all majors.


22. Occupational Practical Training, 4 credits, must be completed in the third academic year by all majors.


23. A total of 4 innovation credits must be earned by all science and engineering students, and 2 credits by all other majors.


24. Thesis Project of 16 weeks is to be arranged in the second semester of the graduation year to all science and engineering students. Students who are enrolled in programs other than science and engineering disciplines may take 12-16 weeks for thesis project.


25. University Physics Laboratory, 2.5 credits, is to be completed by all students except for Applied Physics program.


26. An additional extracurricular 12 credits, not counted towards the total credits, must be completed as delineated by the University Student Affairs Office.


Credit Conversions

1. Mathematics courses: 1credit = 18 credit hours


2. General theoretical courses (including associated labs): 1 credit = 16 credit hours


3. Stand-alone laboratory courses: 1 credit = 24 credit hours


4. Physical Education courses: 1 credit = 32 credit hours


5. Practical Training Periods: 1 credit = 1 week of training


Note: Minimum credit unit is 0.5 credits.


Semesters and Weeks in Academic Calendar

1. Each academic year is divided into Fall Semester and Spring Semester, among which 19 weeks are designed for Fall semester (including 2 weeks for final exams), and 21 weeks are designed for Spring Semester (including 2 weeks for final exams and 3 weeks for Practical Training Periods). Each program has the flexibility to adjust its own schedule based on such time frame.


2. For a four-year program, the total duration of study for students is 200 weeks, including 143 weeks for instruction, 16 weeks for final exams, and 41 weeks for winter and summer breaks. For a five-year program, the total duration of study for students is 252 weeks, including 179 weeks for instruction, 20 weeks for final exams, and 53 weeks for winter and summer breaks.