Master Education

    EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE

    The Program aims at cultivating talents addressing regional and global challenges in
    technology research, with focus on entrepreneurship and engineering leadership.

    Single Degree:

    Students enrolled in TBSI must fulfill degree credit requirements by completion of coursework such as Foundation Courses, Specialized Courses, Capstone, Academic Activity, Literature Review and Thesis Topic Selection, Yearly Review and Thesis. The thesis shall be reviewed by advisor(s) and public reviewers then submitted for defense. A Defense Committee designated by TBSI Academic Advisory Committee will chair a thesis defense for Master’s Program. Students who pass the thesis defense and are recommended for degree granting by Academic Advisory Committee will be awarded a Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University with approval of the Degree Committee of Tsinghua University.

    Dual Degree:

    Students enrolled in both TBSI and UC Berkeley must fulfill degree credit requirements of both universities by completion of coursework such as Foundation Courses, Specialized Courses, Capstone, Academic Activity, Literature Review and Thesis Topic Selection, Yearly Review and Thesis. The thesis shall be reviewed by advisor(s) and public reviewers then submitted for defense. A Defense Committee designated by TBSI Academic Advisory Committee will chair a thesis defense for Master’s Program. Upon completion of degree requirements of TBSI and UC Berkeley, Students may obtain a dual degree: Master of Science Degree at Tsinghua University and Master of Engineering at University of California, Berkeley.

    Length of Schooling & Degrees
    STUDY DURATION AND DEGREE DESIGN

    The Program adopts full-time cultivation model, and locations will be in Shenzhen, China and Berkeley, California, USA. Length of schooling will be 2-3 years, not exceeding the maximum length predetermined by the regulations of Tsinghua University on Master’s programs. Students may obtain their degree(s) in one of the following two ways.

    1、Students may complete their study throughout the program at Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute in Shenzhen and receive a Master’s degree at Tsinghua University in fulfillment of degree-granting requirements.

    2、Students may spend their first academic year at TBSI, second academic year (9 months) at University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), and then third academic year back to TBSI, to complete the program in two to three years. Students may receive dual Master’s degrees from both Tsinghua University and UC Berkeley provided that they have completed program study and meet all the degree-granting requirements for both Universities.

    Transfer of Credit Units

    Upon approval of the Master’s Program of UC Berkeley College of Engineering, Tsinghua University will allow the transfer of Berkeley graduate-level courses, up to a total of four (4) credit units. Upon approval of Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute, UC Berkeley will allow the transfer of Tsinghua graduate-level courses, up to a total of three (3) credit units.

    THESIS

    Practicality, interdisciplinary approach, and innovation shall be emphasized in Master’s thesis. Students are encouraged to complete their thesis based on interdisciplinary and innovative practice project. The author’s research work and academic level shall be accurately reflected in the thesis which demonstrates his/her expertise on related interdisciplinary areas and ability to conduct independent academic research project and practice.

    Completion of thesis proposal and thesis are required according to university regulations. Thesis defense will be evaluated by a defense committee consists of internal and external experts. Students will be provided with guidance on their thesis by TBSI Academic Advisory Committee.

    Students at Master’s Program may obtain their degree(s) in one of the following two ways: Single Degree and Dual Degree.