Curriculum | Duke Kunshan University

Curriculum

We have created a program that fully integrates classroom education and professional training to prepare students for the active engagement necessary to devise solutions for global technical challenges. This training allows students to develop into technical leaders of the global world. In addition, our customized curriculum further facilitates student growth, providing them with the knowledge and ability to cultivate their interests and pursue long-term career development in various fields such as business, management, and medicine.

"Our program takes place over 4 semesters and 10 courses for a total of 30 credits. "

Of these 10 courses, 8 are technical courses and 2 are industry preparation courses. Each course is worth 3 credits, and students are required to take additional language (English for non-native English speakers and non-English for others) and professional training courses (0 credits per course). Students are expected to spend their first year in China, complete a summer internship, and then spend their second year in the United States.

Two industry preparatory course (6 credits total):
Management of High Tech Industries; Business Fundamentals for Engineers

Three ECE concentration electives (core courses, 9 credits total) from one of the following focus areas:
Software development; Big data analysis

Two graduate technical electives (6 credits total)

Three approved electives (9 credits total)

Language and professional training courses (0 credits)

Summer internship (0 credits)

Directions

Focus Area: Software Development

Core

Fundamentals of Computer Systems and Engineering
C++ Programming, Data Structures and Algorithms
Systems Programming and Engineering
Software Engineering

Other Technical Electives

Industry Preparatory Courses

Management of High Tech Industries
Business Fundamentals for Engineers

Language and Professional Training Courses

Summer Internship

Focus Area: Big Data Analysis

Core

C++ Programming, Data Structures and Algorithms
Random Signals and Noise
Vector Space Methods with Applications
Pattern Classification and Recognition Technology

Other Technical Electives

Industry Preparatory Courses

Management of High Tech Industries
Business Fundamentals for Engineers

Language and Professional Training Courses

Summer Internship

Term Structure

1First Year (Duke Kunshan University, China)

4 technical courses
Language and professional training courses
Summer internship
2Second Year (Duke University, US)

4 technical courses
Language and professional training courses
2 industry preparatory courses