This institutional profile has been created for use by University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate programs.
Other names: Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics, Beijing Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics.
First degree/qualification: Bachelor's degree (4 years).
Minimum quality for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: Overall average in B range.
Minimum level for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: 4-5 year diploma from 1949-1966; 4 year bachelor's degree from 1978-present; master's degree following diploma programs from the Cultural Revolution-present.
Documents required: Official transcript; official certification of degree and date awarded in Chinese and English; must have stamp/seal of school and signature of an authorized school.
Description: Instituted in 1952 ; incorporated eight aeronautics departments from 8 separate higher education schools. A technical "national key school" under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Name change in 2002. "National key schools" generally have the most prestige, the best students and the most government funding. Usual admission requirements are completion of senior secondary school (12 years of education) and a national entrance examination.
Grading scales vary; see above for common scales.
Language of instruction: Chinese.
Master's: 2.5 years after bachelor's degree and entrance examination.
Doctorate: 3 years after master's degree and entrance examination.