Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has entered into agreements to create collaborative degree programs with the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST) and Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics-Jincheng College (NUAA-JC).
“With the dramatic growth in China’s aviation sector, the need is increasing for specialized engineers and business managers,” said Richard Heist, executive vice president and chief academic officer at Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach, Fla., campus. “Embry-Riddle…seeks to have a significant presence in this emerging market. These strategically focused, collaborative academic programs will benefit both universities and Embry-Riddle.”
Chinese students in the programs will study for three years in China and the fourth and fifth year at Embry-Riddle. They will receive a bachelor of science degree from their home university during or after their fourth year and a master’s in science from Embry-Riddle at the end of their fifth year of study.
The agreement involves three Embry-Riddle degree programs: Computer, Software, and Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Business, which are offered at the Daytona Beach campus.
“We will be involved in the entire process of this program, from the selection of students to their graduation from Embry-Riddle,” Heist said. “We want to be sure students are academically prepared, proficient in English, and successful at Embry-Riddle.”
At Embry-Riddle, Robert Oxley, associate vice president for academics at the Daytona Beach campus, will oversee the two collaborative programs, and Yi Zhao, professor and coordinator of the graduate program in aerospace engineering, will serve as contact person with the two Chinese universities.
The partnerships with USST and NUAA-JC follow a similar agreement signed by Embry-Riddle in September with the Civil Aviation University of China for a collaborative bachelor of science/master of science degree program.
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