Shanghai University
Material Science

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Teaching Medium: Chinese
Degree Awarded: Doctoral Degree
Entry Requirements: Master's Degree or above
Duration: 3 Years
Hours/Week: 22 hrs/wk
Starting Date: Sep. 2016
Applocation Deadline: May 31,2016
Tuition Fee: CNY 36000 per year
Application Fee: 70 USD (Non-Refundable)


  • 1. Non-Chinese citizens with a valid passport.
  • 2. Be in good health condition and above the age of 18.
  • 3. With reliable financial support and custody.
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Program Description

1. Culture Purpose
1.1 The doctors in our major should have ardent affection of our motherland and the socialism, as well as the communist party. Adhering to the basic route of the communist party, they ought to have the attributes of obeying the rules and laws of our country. They should study the Marxism, Leninism, thoughts of Mao Zedong and Theory of Deng Xiaoping on their own. As eligible persons with ability, who are devoted to the modernization of our motherland, as well as bolstering the direction of communist and specialist, they are supposed to be of good ethical attributes, have the precise and earnest attitudes towards academic researches, and hold a strong enterprise and an undivided devotion.
1.2 With a steady and broad theoretic background, as well as a thorough and systematic knowledge of our major, they ought to be in the wake of advanced development of science and technology, have the capacities of pursuing the scientific research independently, and score the creative accomplishments in the realms of theoretic research, experimental research, or the research of special technologies.
1.3 The doctors in our major are encouraged to participate into various cultural and physical activities, adhering to do the trainings, so as to keep the body healthy and vigorous.
1.4 "Material science" is a subject of researching the interaction between the material microstructure and macroscopic performance in the material preparation and material application, using the methods or instrumentalities of modern physics and chemistry. Using the modern theory and experimental technology to study the material of the function film photo electricity intelligence and the preparation and application of the relevant devices, to study the material formation, which is very non-equilibrium under the extreme condition, studying the metastable phase-change and the material structure and performance under a given condition. And also to illustrate the relationship among the compounds contexture structure and performance of the metal materials, which bases the phase-change and deformation. Researching on the fine texture and performance of the structure materials, which is used in the atomic reactor. Moreover, we still put our attention on the new theory and new preparation technology about the new material formation and structural transformation, on the development of the new application and mechanics in the area of the information, energy, structure, and environmental protection. So the education for a doctor should be combined with some advanced research or the important application research in the national economy, which is in order to make a doctor get a break through before his graduation and have the ability to solve the problem by himself in some area.
2. The fixed number of year
1) The study period for doctor is 3 years.
2) The study period for both master and doctor degrees successively with only one unified entrance is 4.5-5 years.
3) The study period for doctor on-the-job is 4-6 years.
3. Main direction of the research
1) Inorganic nonmetal material and devices
2) Advanced material's construction, performance and phase change
3) Device and physics of luminescent material
4) The strengthening and toughening research of metal material
5) Microscopic structure and service performance of atomic reactor material
4. Curriculum Setting and Credit Hours Requirement
Main Courses for doctor programs of Material Science
Thin Film Electronics;
Principles of Toughening and Strengthening of Materials;
Microelectric material physics and chemistry;
Crystal physics;
Thin Film Materials and Applications;
Solid State Chemistry;
Crystal Defects;
Principles of Alloys;
Microelectric material physics and chemistry
Main direction of the research of Material Science
Inorganic nonmetal material and devices;
Advanced material’s construction, performance and phase change;
Device and physics of luminescent material;
The strengthening and toughening research of metal material;
Microscopic structure and service performance of atomic reactor material
4.1 Curriculum Setting
Course Number
Course Name
Academic Degree Courses Public Basic Courses 
Modern Science and Technology Revolution and Marxism 
1, 2
The First Foreign Language (English) 
1, 2
Basic and Specialized Courses 
Microelectric materialp hysics and chemistry Crystal physics 
2, 3
Choose one
Thin Film Electronics Principles of Toughening and Strengthening of Materials 
Required Courses Seminars       
Additive Courses Master Degree Courses   Thin Film Materials
and Applications       
  Solid State Chemistry     
  Crystal Defects     
  Pinciples of Alloys     
  Microelectric material physics and chemistry     
4.2 Credit Hours Requirement
1) Doctors for three years semester: At least 16 credit hours for the curriculum study are required, including 2 public courses,1 special course and science proseminar
2) Doctors with a current job: It is the same demand for the curriculum setting as the doctors for three years semester. But time is flexible according to the job's situation.
In order to increase the science level, it is demanded that doctors should deliver 5 lectures and publish 3 papers during the study.
5.Science research and Thesis work
5.1 Opening report
5.1.1 The subject of the report: The question for discussion in the paper should be concerning the foreland researches of our major, or some essential issues related to the economy of our country.
5.1.2 The prerequisite of the report: The reporter ought to finish all the credit hours, which is supposed to be at least 16 credit hours for a doctor, prescribed by the project of cultivation and hand over 2-3 reports on special topics or brief summaries concerning academic conferences.
5.1.3 The requirements for the report: The reporter has to accomplish the opening report in one year, which is supposed to be more than 8000 words. The content of the very report should include such aspects as a review, the significance of selected subject, involved contents of the research, knots and uniqueness of the research, expected results, potential innovational points, so and so, followed by more than 50 cited articles.
5.1.4 The evaluation of the report: 7 senior professionals, with more than 4 professors, are organized to evaluate the report as audiences. With the permission of the 7 senior professionals, the report will be turned into public in result.
5.2 Mid-term report
In the mid-term of the research, the reporter ought to deliver a report on the evolution of the research, which is regarded as a mid-term assessment, so as to guarantee the goals achieved in time. The reporter is supposed to be warned, as it were, with a yellow card on the playground, on the condition that he or she cannot fulfill the demands in the due time.
5.3 Thesis answer for the degree
5.3.1 Precondition:
A. Three or above papers in the core periodical, published or accepted. And achieve the demand of "the research achievement quantification norm of the academic degree delegation of the Shanghai University".
B. Participating more than 30 academic reports and be defined as qualitication.
C. Completed the thesis of the doctor's degree, preliminarily read by the supervisor then reread by 2-3 professors, and passed.
5.3.2 Pass the pre-answer of the thesis.

Entry Requirements

1. Postgraduate graduation, hold a Master's Degree
2. HSK 6
3. Aged 18 - 40

Application Materials

1.  Photocopy of valid passport
With photo, passport number &expiration date and name included.

2.  Passport-sized photo
A passport-sized photo taken recently of the applicant.

3.  Master's degree diploma
Graduation certificate should be in Chinese or English.If not, it should be translated into Chinese or English and be notarized.

4.  Transcript of postgraduate school

5.  HSK Certificate (No need for English-taught program)
Level 3 or above

6.  Two recommendation letters
From professor,associate professor or equivalents.

7.  Study plan
Including study purpose, research interest and research plan in brief.(at least 1 A4 page)

8.  Certificate of Chinese language education
For applying Chinese-medium programs.
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