Following the mission of educating and developing promising students to their fullest extent and preparing those to best serve the nation and the world, undergraduate education in Tsinghua University has already had more than 120,000 graduates from its undergraduate programs since the university’s opening in 1911.
The university offers 78 undergraduate programs, including but not limited to Science, Engineering, Business, Humanities, Law and Medicine. As a comprehensive researching university, Tsinghua sets the standards for engineering education, excels in the liberal arts and science programs, and leads the nation in interdisciplinary education.
Tsinghua’s undergraduate education is nothing less than exceptional. The undergraduate programs of Tsinghua University supports its graduates to be well-rounded citizens and committed leaders in diversity and global citizenship who are passionate about improving the world around them with strong interdisciplinary knowledge, outstanding competencies and high moral standard.
Tsinghua designs and develops distinctive undergraduate programs which encourage students to enquire and affirm undergraduate research opportunities, along with the concept that merging three educational dimensions—attributes, skills, and knowledge—into undergraduate education through educational practices.
Continuing Tsinghua’s long tradition of “Self-Discipline and Social Commitment” through continually improving educational practices, Tsinghua’ graduates absorb the school’s spirits and are educated as critical thinkers and creative talents with solid knowledge, horizontal vision, and a pervasive commitment to social welfare.
Tsinghua University offers Bachelor degrees with duration of 4 years, except for Architecture which is 5 years, and Clinical Medicine which is 8 years. All of the undergraduate programs are listed as follows.
Undergraduate Programs （2016~2017）
|1||Architecture||School of Architecture|
|3||Building Environment and Energy Engineering|
|4||Civil Engineering||School of Civil Engineering|
|6||Hydraulic and Hydropower Engineering|
|7||Hydroscience and Engineering|
|8||Environmental Engineering||School of Environment|
|9||Water Supply and Wastewater Engineering|
|10||Mechanical Engineering||School of Mechanical Engineering|
|11||Measurement, Control Technology and Instruments|
|12||Micro-electro-mechanical Systems Engineering|
|15||Energy and Power Engineering|
|Energy and Power Engineering||School of Aerospace|
|17||Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering|
|18||Electrical Engineering and Automation||Department of Electrical Engineering|
|19||Electronic Information Science and Technology||School of Information Science and Technology|
|20||Electronic Information Engineering|
|21||Electronic Science and Technology|
|22||Microelectronics Science and Engineering|
|25||Computer Science and Technology|
|Computer Science and Technology||Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Science|
|26||Engineering Physics||Department of Engineering Physics|
|27||Nuclear Engineering and Nuclear Technology|
|28||Chemical Engineering and Industrial Biological Engineering||Department of Chemical Engineering|
|29||Polymer Materials and Engineering|
|30||Materials Science and Engineering||School of Materials Science and Engineering|
|31||Mathematics and Physics||School of Science|
|32||Pure and Applied Mathematics|
|33||Information and Computing Science|
|38||Biological Sciences||School of Life Sciences|
|40||General Administration||School of Public Policy and Management|
|41||Business Administration||School of Economics and Management|
|42||Information Management and Information Systems|
|45||Economics and Finance|
|Economics||School of Social Sciences|
|50||School of Public Policy and Management|
|51||Philosophy||School of Humanities|
|53||Chinese Language and Literature|
|56||Law||School of Law|
|57||Journalism||School of Journalism and Communication|
|58||Advertising||Academy of Arts and Design|
|59||Theory and History of Arts|
|65||Theory of Arts & Design|
|66||Visual Communication Design|
|72||Digital Media Art|
|73||Art and Technology|
|76||Clinical Medicine||School of Medicine/Peking Union Medical College,Tsinghua University|
|77||Biomedical Engineering||School of Medicine|
Every academic year is divided into three semesters: spring, autumn and summer. The two eighteen-week semesters in spring and autumn are for courses, while the eleven-week summer semester consists of a six-week vacation and a five-week practical trainings or internship abroad.
Tsinghua University offers undergraduate students a "liberal education of breadth": the four-year degree programs normally requires 170 credits, including 140 from courses and 30 from practical trainings. The curriculum is designed to include 35 credits from courses on humanities and social sciences, 35 from those on natural sciences, and 70 from basic and major-related courses. In the first two years, students are encouraged to adopt a general approach to humanities, social sciences and natural sciences and design their own study plans by choosing optional courses according to their interest and personal schedule.
Tsinghua Xuetang Talents Program
On April 29, 1911, when the Bauhinias were blossoming all over the garden, the first sound of book-reading came out of Tsinghua Xuetang, which initiated the history of Tsinghua University.
From her very beginning as Tsinghua Xuetang, Tsinghua University progressively developed, nurturing her blossoming talents. In 1925, the Institute of National Studies was established and located in Tsinghua Xuetang. With the principle of the integration of the Chinese culture and the western culture, a number of distinguished scholars gathered here such as WANG Guowei, LIANG Qichao, CHEN Yinque, and ZHAO Yuanren who were known as the “Four Great Masters” in Tsinghua Garden. In just a few years’ time, Tsinghua became one of the top institutes in China, known not only for her sciences, but also for her national studies, carrying forward the Chinese civilization. Also in Tsinghua Xuetang once studied famous figures such as MEI Yi-qi, WEN Yiduo, ZHU Kezhen, HOU Debang,MAO Yisheng, YE Qisun, PAN Guangdan, WU Mi and etc.
In 2009, Tsinghua Xuetang Talents Program was launched. The Xuetang Program aims to transform the education resources that the University has into the priority for the students’ cultivation. An important criteria of the Xuetang Program is the enrichment of the breadth and depth of Tsinghua's faculties. Curriculum development and facility advancement also contribute to an atmosphere that incubates the learning process. Through the Xuetang Program our students find inspiration to devote themselves to their fields and take a leadership position among academics worldwide. Tsinghua Xuetang Talents Program focuses on six disciplinary areas, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Life Science, Computer Science and Mechanics. These reinvigorated programs have moved into their newly renovated building of Tsinghua Xuetang.
Tsinghua Xuetang Mathematics Program
The ultimate goal of the Mathematics Program is to nurture a new generation of leading Chinese mathematician. The program seeks to recruit and train the students motivated to pursue their careers in mathematics, providing them with superior training and opportunities to work with mathematical masters around the world so that they can become leading mathematicians in the future.
Tsinghua Xuetang Physics Program
The Physics Program which is regarded as a Tsinghua paradise for physics study and research aims to turn out world-class physicians and academic masters. The Program builds on the fine tradition of Tsinghua's Physics Department which generated two Nobel laureates and ten great scientists in the research on atomic and hydrogen bombs and the first satellite in China. Now provided with leading faculties, the Program focuses on training the students with their academic interest, innovative drive, imaginary and critical thinking ability, and creates the best environment for the talent students who are willing to devote themselves into scaling the heights of physics.
Tsinghua Xuetang Chemistry Program
The mission of the Chemistry Program is to explore and establish a new educational system for cultivating talented and devoted chemists. The training of this Program focuses not only on the basics of chemistry, but also on its frontier research and future development. Through the personalized education with its emphasis on critical thinking, this Program aims at producing a new generation of leading chemists, who are dedicated and creative in chemical research, and have solid background and broad vision in chemistry as well as strong sense of social responsibility.
Tsinghua Xuetang Life Science Program
The Life Science Program aims to nurture the outstanding future research talents who are willing to dedicate themselves to the life science. Based on flexible curriculums, challenging experiments, the guidance from excellent scientists, and various international exchanges, this Program will provide a special platform for learning and research for its talented students strongly interested in life science and determined to devote themselves to this field.
Tsinghua Xuetang Computer Science Program
The Computer Science Program was founded by Prof. Andrew Chi-Chih Yao, world-leading computer scientist in 2006 with a view to nurture promising undergraduate students in the field of computer science, who are to become top talents students in the world. Yao Class has set up a model for cultivating innovative talents in accordance with their aptitude and developed an extensive international teaching program. It promotes progressive education as first two years focus on basic knowledge in computer science while third and fourth years featuring in two research areas namely "theory and security" and "system and application". Its distinctive talent cultivation model has been highly acknowledged and strongly supported. Most of Yao Class students pursue further studies upon graduation and are now making remarkable achievements in the field of computer science.
Tsinghua Xuetang Mechanics Program
The Mechanics Program aims to create the best learning and research environment for the talents, encourage them to explore scientifically, and at the same time conduct autonomous learning by themselves in order to promote their personalized development and aptitude for critical thinking. The Program focuses on nurturing the future leaders in mechanics and engineering with good knowledge of humanities and prominent innovative ability.
Key features of the carefully designed curriculum include small class size coordinated with a tutorial system. Prominent scholars and world masters in mechanics are invited to deliver lecturers. Through the collaboration with major world universities and the state key engineering projects, the Program will offer the talented students more opportunities and an enriched platform for their learning and research.