Disciplines and Strategy

By emphasizing on the disciplines construction, Shanghai Institute of Technology has formulated a reasonable discipline structure in order to actively adapt to the needs of the social economy development, thus the strategy as “building SIT as a cradle of first class engineers, as a high level, applied science technological institute equipped with multi-disciplines” has been established. SIT has now owned 7 major discipline complexes as engineering, science, management, economics, humanities, laws and agriculture, of them, engineering, science and management are the three main disciplines, covering 17 first class programs. Altogether 44 undergraduate programs, 4 “first class” postgraduate programs, 19 second class postgraduate programs and 1 major postgraduate program (chemical engineering) are offered. A three-level key disciplinary structure as “Shanghai Municipality, Shanghai Municipal Education Commission, Shanghai Institute of Technology”, characterized with metropolis-orientated applied technology research and applied science talents cultivation has been formulated, covering the major fields of modern manufacturing industry and service industry in Shanghai. SIT owns 1 national Quality Monitoring and Assessment Center, 3 ministerial Engineering Research Centers, 3 Municipal level key disciplines, 5 Municipal education commission level key disciplines, 1 Ministry of Education specialized major, 2 ministerial “Discipline Comprehensive Experiment” projects and 2 Shanghai university Advanced Special Development Programs.