1. TIEI Introduction
Tianjin International Engineering Institute (TIEI) was formally founded on May 13, 2014. The institute is established under the partnership between Tianjin University in China and French Polytech Nice-Sophia & Polytech Group, with the aim to train high-level engineering talents by following the French training mode. TIEI uses the unique French elite engineering education philosophy and the successful experience for reference, follows the French engineer training mode to pay attention to cultivate students’ innovation ability and hand-on ability. To establish an open, international, innovative and word-class engineering institute, TIEI satisfies the talents demands of innovation-oriented country’ construction, serves the “The Belt and Road” strategic layout and cultivates international engineering talents who can promote the world science and technology progress for Chinese social economic development needs.
Selecting and recruiting students from key universities in China, TIEI has three specialties: Electronics, Computer Science and Building. TIEI offers three-year full time academic programs, which are designed to cultivate and nurture postgraduate students who will be future engineers. When the students complete their study and meet the degree requirements, eligible students will be awarded graduation certificate, master’s degree of Tianjin University and engineer diploma (after CTI certificate). After entering TIEI, students are taught by TJU professors, French teachers and enterprises executives or experts. In the course aspect, small classes can ensure the courses qualities; lectures, TD courses, TP courses, specialized courses, language courses, and humanities and management courses can fully develop students’ interdisciplinary comprehensive qualities and abilities. In the practice aspect, TIEI establishes enterprise club. There are 42 well-known domestic and foreign enterprises joined in the enterprise club. Such as SIEMENS, Schneider, HUAWEI, NXP, China Architecture Design & Research Group and Tianjin Reality Development (Group) Co., LTD. The club members are the mainly enterprises for students’ internship. TIEI students must take three internships that are “Blue collar internship”, “Assistant engineer internship” and “Engineer internship”, with a total duration of no less than 10 months. Students also have opportunities to study and practice abroad. Using the French elite education mode and providing more overseas learning opportunities, professional internships in enterprises, diversified high level teaching faculties and international cultural atmosphere, TIEI aims to cultivate the comprehensive international engineering leading talents who can promote the national economic and social development and world progress.
2. Statistics of Students and Teachers
TIEI recruits about 100 graduate students every year, and now has 126 postgraduates studying in TIEI. The faculty is composed by Tianjin University teachers, foreign teachers and enterprises mentors. Among them, 108 are from Tianjin University, 17 are foreign teachers and 20 are enterprises mentors. 58% of faculties have overseas experiences and 92% of faculties have doctorates. At present, TIEI is actively employing high-end teachers from China and abroad through various channels.
3. Discipline Introduction
The training scheme of the 3 specialties of TIEI is mainly based on the French engineer training system requirement. Referring to the course system of Polytech Nice Sophia, combined with TJU professional degree graduate training requirements, to realize the talents training target.
In the aspect of combining with TJU talents training scheme, the courses of this project follow the training requirement of professional degree graduate, via classification guidance, capability orientation, collaboration training and connotation leading, are to construct the 4C training system and realize the characterized training of the professional degree. In the courses setting, the modularization is implemented and multi-level enterprise actual engineering practice is emphasized, the developing and constructing of the industrial leading-edge courses are focused, the industry-university combination is highlighted, the training of knowledge transferring ability, hands-on innovative capability and professional competency are enhanced.
The engineer education stage has a total of 3 years, and about 2000 credit hours. The major researching directions of the 3 specialties are:
4. Employment Prospects
At present, China implements “The Belt and Road”, “Made in China 2025”, “Internet+” and other significant strategies to promote innovation driven development. The new economy, represented by new technologies, new formats, new modes and new industries, has been developing vigorously. Higher demand has been put forward for engineers and technicians. Therefore, it is urgent to speed up the reform and innovation of engineering education. In order to deepen the reform of the engineering education and promote the construction and development of new engineering, the Higher Education Division of Ministry of Education has carried out the researches and practices of the new engineering. The innovative engineers training mode of Tianjin International Engineering Institute (TIEI) accords with the demand of new economic development, deepens industry-university-research integration and carries out the university-enterprise cooperation and reform research and practice of talents training mode, which meet the construction ideas of “The Belt and Road” and demands of the new engineering development.
Through the establishment of enterprise clubs and innovation centers, a new partnership between TIEI and enterprises is formed. Enterprises no longer cooperate with one specific professional field, but join in the cooperation network to achieve the resource sharing and complementary advantages of university-enterprise cooperation, which strengthen the mutually beneficial relationship between university and enterprises. The enterprise club and innovation research center are the mainly ways to realize the new cooperative relationship. The enterprise club not only reserves human resources for enterprise members, but also provides a platform for enterprises and institutions to explore the two-track training mechanism, as well as a chance for the institute to construct talents combat capability-training platform. Jointly built by the university and enterprises, innovation research center is an important platform to develop students' hands-on skills and innovation spirit, to promote transformations of scientific research, and to create business opportunities. At present, 42 enterprises have joined in the club to participate in the TIEI talents training process.
TIEI will usher in the first batch of graduates in July, 2017. All the 2017 TIEI graduate students have achieved employment contracts from well-known enterprises, which include HUAWEI, Alibaba, and MeiTuan and so on. The interns and graduates of TIEI have been well received by the enterprises, which accord with the TIEI innovative hand-on talents training goal.
5. Students Recruitment Plan
TIEI plans to hold unifying students’ recruitment nationwide for the 3 specialties of electronics, computer science and architecture and civil engineering (smart building direction), providing the engineer training for the level of full-time professional degree graduates. Students with the following specialties are accepted according to our plan:
For Electronics specialty: students with the undergraduate specialties of electronics information engineering, communication engineering, internet-of-things engineering, electronic science and technology, opt-electric information science and engineering, automation, electric engineering and automation, etc.
For Computer Science specialty: students with the undergraduate specialties of computer science and technology, software engineering, electronic information engineering, communication engineering, etc.
For Building specialty: students with the undergraduate specialties of civil engineering, architectural technology science, HVAC engineering, energy and power engineering, automation, mathematics and applied mathematics, measurement and control technology and instrumentation, computer science and technology, etc.
6. Characteristic Activities of TIEI
There are Party branch study, enterprise club forum, enterprise visit, academic culture construction, badminton competition, Football Club, Calligraphy Association, Youth Volunteers Association, and Innovative Entrepreneurship Association and so on. TIEI strives to enable students to get all-round training.
7. For other information, please refer to the website of Tianjin University Graduate Admission and website of TIEI.
Website of Tianjin University Graduate Admission: http://yzb.tju.edu.cn/
Website of Tianjin International Engineering Institute：http://www.tju.edu.cn/tiei/
Phone number of TIEI：022-87370871
Wechat platform of TIEI：tjuzhongfa