Shanghai Jiao Tong

Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Shanghai, China

Shanghai Jiao Tong University is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in China. Since its establishment in 1896, the fundamental mission of the university has been to nurture first-class talent, accomplish top scholarship and drive the nation’s development.

SJTU has 31 schools/departments, 47 research platforms, and 13 hospitals affiliated to its medical school. The University offers 67 undergraduate programs covering disciplines of economics, law, literature, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, management and arts, 42 first-level disciplines authorized to confer doctorate degrees and 57 first-level disciplines authorized to confer master degrees. By December 2018, there are 16,129 undergraduates and 30,217 postgraduates, more than 7000 international students on campus including 2,982 in degree programs. There are over 3,100 full-time faculty members, including 44 academicians of two academies (the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering).

Internationalization has always played an important role in the development of SJTU. Currently SJTU has more than 150 institutional cooperation agreements with well-known universities around the world and has 60 double-degree programs in place. More than 45% of its undergraduate students have a study-abroad experience over the four years of studies at SJTU. SJTU aspires to build a world-class university with featured attributes of being “comprehensive, research-intensive and international”, to fulfill its core mission of serving the societal development and mankind through knowledge advancement, educating future generations of leaders and providing driving forces of innovation for economic growth and public good.

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VSE Season 1, 2021-22: Courses offered by Shanghai Jiao Tong University


Application Deadline

APPLICATION CLOSED
Students must submit an application to the VSE Central Office before:
Aug 23 2021, 12:00 noon Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)




Academic Requirements

Before applying, please make sure you have fulfilled the course offering university's academic requirements listed below:

GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

For more details, please contact the VSE coordinator at SJTU.




English Language Proficiency Requirements

Before applying, please make sure you have fulfilled the course offering university's English language proficiency requirements listed below:

IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 90 for attending English Taught Courses (Original test report not required. No requirement for English native speakers)

For more details, please contact the VSE coordinator at SJTU.



Course Information

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Number of Credits1
Offering DepartmentAntai College of Economics and Management
Course TeacherNan Li
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassSep 16, 2021
Last Day of ClassOct 21, 2021
Course ComponentLectureTutorial
Mode of TeachingAsynchronousSynchronous
Meeting TimeLinkThu 1800-2040
Time ZoneUTC+8
Course Description This course builds on basic financial theory and the principles courses in economics to address topics that are important for managing banks in China. Upon successful completion of the course, students are expected to understand recent development in the Chinese banking industry and how banking reforms change the banking industry landscape in China. More importantly, students are expected to understand the special role of financial institutions in the Chinese economy and how to manage the risks faced by the banks in China in a rapidly changing international environment.
RestrictionsFor 3rd or 4th year undergraduate students. Students should have some background in basic macroeconomics, microeconomics, finance, algebra, differential calculus, statistics, and a disposition to keep themselves informed of current developments in the area of banking and finance in China as well as in the world.
Points to Note for StudentsN/A
Course OutlineDownload
Number of Credits3
Offering DepartmentAntai College of Economics and Management
Course TeacherNan Li
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassSep 17, 2021
Last Day of ClassDec 31, 2021
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeFri 1255-1540
Time ZoneUTC+8
Course Description This course focuses on the advanced methods and tools to analyze time series in finance and macroeconomics. The first part of the course introduces the foundation and building blocks for time series analysis, such as stationarity, nonstationarity, cointegration, impulse responses and shock identification etc. The students are expected to understand ARMA, VAR, and other models as well as methods such as Spectral Analysis, GMM and Kalman Filter that are important tools in the time series analysis of macroeconomics and financial economics. More importantly, students are expected to be able to apply the methods and tools learned to set up appropriate empirical models to analyze the problem in macroeconomics and financial economics, and to estimate and test these models. In the second part of the course, various macro-asset pricing models are introduced and the students are expected to understand the empirical tests of implication of these asset pricing model, both time-series and cross-section tests.
RestrictionsFor 4th year undergraduate students in finance, economics, and management with strong background in math, finance, and economics. Prerequisites: background in finance, macroeconomics, microeconomics, econometrics
Points to Note for StudentsN/A
Course OutlineDownload
Number of Credits1
Offering DepartmentDepartment of Physical Education
Course TeacherZhongbin Li
Language of Instruction Other Languages
First Day of ClassSep 22, 2021
Last Day of ClassDec 29, 2021
Course ComponentLectureTutorial
Mode of TeachingAsynchronousAsynchronous
Meeting TimeN/A
Time ZoneUTC+8
Course Description Taijiquan has recently been included in the world intangible heritage list. It is an ancient Chinese martial art that continues to be widely practiced in China today. Taijiquan is a system for self-defense, physical and mental well-being; it enables the body to increase its natural healing energy and achieve optimum state of harmony and balance.

This course serves as an introduction to the essentials of Taijiquan for beginners. Focusing on Simplified Taijiquan, it has taken out the difficult points in each and every technique required for the practice of Taijiquan in 12 pre-recorded videos to provide sufficient elaboration and demonstration of the exercise. Students need to submit weekly videos of practice as homework. Comments and improvement suggestions will be given to each student as per homework. At the end of the study, each student needs to submit a video of the entire set of the Simplified Taijiquan of his/her practice.
Points to Note for StudentsThe course will be taught in Chinese. Course recordings (with English subtitles) are available for VSE students on Thursdays. A WeChat group will be set up for Q&A.
Course OutlineTBA
Number of Credits3
Offering DepartmentSchool of Materials Science & Engineering
Course TeacherProf. Qiang Guo
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassSep 13, 2021
Last Day of ClassNov 29, 2021
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeMon 1000-1140; Thu 1400-1540
Time ZoneUTC+8
Course Description Materials are the physical foundations for the development of science and technology. The human civilizations are historically designated by the evolution of materials, such as the Stone Age, the Bronze Age and the Iron Age. Nowadays, materials science and technology support most of the industrial sectors, including aerospace, telecommunications, transportation, architecture, infrastructure and so on. Fundamentals of Materials Science is a core module for undergraduates majored in materials science and engineering.

An integrated approach of combining metallic, ceramic and polymeric materials will be adopted in this course, for the attendants to attain a deep understanding on the correlation of composition, microstructure, processing and properties in materials science. The first part of this course (MT 206) will cover atomic bonding, structure of solids, defects, and mechanical properties of materials.
RestrictionsFor materials science & metallurgy students. Prerequisites: background in calculus, college physics, thermodynamics
Points to Note for StudentsCourse Introduction Video: Download
Course OutlineDownload
Number of Credits4
Offering DepartmentSchool of Materials Science and Engineering
Course TeacherTao Hang
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassSep 17, 2021
Last Day of ClassDec 31, 2021
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeFri 1400-1600
Time ZoneUTC+8
Course Description Basic principles of modern physics and quantum mechanics as pertain to solid state physics and the physical behavior of materials on the nanometer scale. Applications to solid state materials will be emphasized on those topics including semiconductors, thermal capacity, electric conductivity, optical and electronic responses, et al.
RestrictionsPrerequisites: background in calculus, general physics, fundamentals of materials science
Points to Note for StudentsCourse Introduction Video: Download
Course OutlineDownload
Number of Credits4
Offering DepartmentZhiyuan College (School of Physics and Astronomy)
Course TeacherProf. Xian-Min Jin ; Dr. Hao Tang
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassSep 16, 2021
Last Day of ClassNov 25, 2021
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeThu 1800-2130
Time ZoneUTC+8
Course Description This course would cover the fundamental principles, algorithm designs and frontier progresses on quantum information and quantum computing, with an emphasis on the practical skills and visions for application-oriented quantum information technologies.

Through this course, the students are expected to:

√Understand fundamental concepts for computational complexity, and the essential difference between classical and quantum computing;

√Learn different physical platforms for quantum computing including photonics, superconductors, ion traps, etc; Understand the physical realization and matrix expressions for qubits and quantum gates.

√Master common universal quantum algorithms including Deutsche’s algorithm, Grover’s algorithm, Shor’s algorithm, Quantum Fourier transform, and know how to implement quantum circuits on the online quantum cloud platform to demonstrate these algorithms.

√Learn analog quantum algorithms such as boson sampling and quantum walks, and understand the common analog quantum computing app.
RestrictionsFor 2nd or 3rd year undergraduate students with backgrounds in physics , mathematics, computer sciences or other engineering subjects. Preliminary knowledge on quantum mechanics is not a must.
Points to Note for StudentsCourse Introduction Video: Download
Course OutlineTBA
Number of Credits2
Offering DepartmentDepartment of Physical Education
Course TeacherHuiru Wang, Feng Wang, Gang Xu, Tao Huang, Xiaoling Yuan, Yong Zhao
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassSep 23, 2021
Last Day of ClassDec 30, 2021
Course ComponentLectureTutorial
Mode of TeachingAsynchronousSynchronous/Asynchronous
Meeting TimeLinkN/A
Time ZoneUTC+8
Course Description Exercise is medicine. Regular and moderate exercise can effectively strengthen immune system so as to reduce the risk of virus infection and also improve or assist in the treatment of dysthymic disorders like anxiety and depression. This course provides suggestions for the general public about how to actively respond to the outbreak of novel coronavirus. It also explains: how the immune system reacts when viruses invade into the body; why exercises can enhance immunity and what is the mechanism; what the difference is between western sports and traditional eastern exercises. Besides, the course includes training lessons on Baduanjin, Zhanzhuang, Daoyin, Yoga and other exercises conducive to immunity improvement.

This course is characteristic for its combination of physical education and medicine, so the course will be taught by experts in either sports or medicine. The teaching content covers both disciplinary theory and specific training method, showcasing the unique culture and charm of the East while conducting cross-cultural communication as well as sharing the wisdom of traditional exercises and modern research and application in this regard.
RestrictionsA general understanding of traditional Chinese medicine and Indian Ayurveda.
Points to Note for StudentsCourse Introduction Video: Download
Course OutlineDownload
Number of Credits4
Offering DepartmentUM-SJTU Joint Institute
Course TeacherYanfeng Shen
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassSep 13, 2021
Last Day of ClassDec 17, 2021
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeTue, Thu, Fri 1400-1540
Time ZoneUTC+8
Course Description Develop an understanding of the physical behavior of materials under load. The course emphasizes equilibrium, compatibility of deformation, and material behavior. Weekly lectures are given on theory and applications in statics, mechanics and structural engineering. Applications include axial loads, thermal stresses, bending, shear, and torsion, combined loadings, stress and strain transformations.
RestrictionsN/A
Points to Note for StudentsCourse Introduction Video: Download
Course OutlineDownload


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