A new cooperative education institute in China will focus on computer science and technology, communications engineering, and applied statistics.
Students will be able to study computer science and technology, communications engineering, and applied statistics at the new college. Photo by Unsplash
The University of Technology Sydney has partnered with Northeastern University (NEU) to create the Sydney Smart Technology College (SSTC), to be located at NEU’s campus in Qinhuangdao, China. The UTS faculties of Engineering and IT and Science will help develop the courses offered at the college, incorporating UTS’s unique approach to teaching and learning.
Mr Iain Watt, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (International) said, “The SSTC will be a foundation on which we will build further UTS’s relationship with NEU. This will lead to positive engagement and collaboration in staff and student development, knowledge sharing, teaching and research.”
Teaching at the Sydney Smart Technology College will begin in September 2020, with 300 students expected to enrol. SSTC students will eventually have the opportunity to study at the iconic UTS campus in Sydney, through articulation and pathway arrangements.
UTS will give Northeastern University students maximum recognition of prior learning.
Iain Watt, UTS
Watt said the NEU UTS Smart Technology College will offer a pathway from NEU courses in computer science and technology and communications engineering to the corresponding UTS Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degrees. Students from the applied statistics course at SSTC will be able to choose from a range of pathways to different UTS degrees.
“There is also the opportunity to undertake master- and doctorate-level study after completion of the honours pathway, where UTS will give NEU students maximum recognition of prior learning,” Watt said.
The partnership with Northeastern University will also provide research opportunities including the development of collaborative programs with the university’s software technology giant Neusoft.