The Current Status of Master of Engineering Degree Programs in China: Analysis and Suggestions


In recent years, with the rapid development of economy and the continuous advancement of technology, the demand for high-level talents with expertise has been gradually increased in China. Master of Engineering (ME), the new education mode, has been developed rapidly. After briefing the status quo of the ME degree programs at home and abroad, this paper examines the current status of Master of Engineering degree programs in China from four aspects, namely the curriculum planning, graduation requirements, mentor qualities and the education system, by analyzing the results of a survey conducted in China’s universities. After pointing out the problems existed in the ME degree programs, this paper put forward four pieces of corresponding suggestions.

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Song, H. and Huang, L. (2012) The Current Status of Master of Engineering Degree Programs in China: Analysis and Suggestions. Creative Education, 3, 66-68. doi: 10.4236/ce.2012.37B016.

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