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.
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.
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.