Nanjing University 3+2 Cooperative Education Program

Offered in partnership with Nanjing University (NJU), the 3+2 Cooperative Education Program is an undergraduate/graduate combined program for qualified Juniors enrolled in the Bachelor of Technology in Material Science and Engineering, Quantum Electronics and Optical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Energy Science and Engineering at NJU.

After completing three years at NJU, admitted students will spend their final undergraduate year of study at Illinois. Classes taken during that fourth year — including completion of a senior design project — will be applied toward the students’ Bachelor of Technology degree from NJU, at the discretion of and according to the policies and standards established by NJU.

Students then will be able to stay for an extra year for the purpose of earning a Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) in Bioengineering degree from Illinois. The bachelor’s degree will be awarded by NJU, and the M.Eng. will be awarded by Illinois. Students participating in the program must satisfy all degree requirements of the institution granting the degree in order to successfully complete the program.

Students are able to choose from one of the three transcriptable concentrations under the M.Eng. in Bioengineering degree program:  bioinstrumentation, computational genomics and general bioengineering.