University of Michigan - Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute


Major Declaration

A JI student needs to declare an engineering major at the end of their freshman summer term. To be qualified for declaring a major, students must have completed the first year level of Math, Chemistry, Physics, Introduction to Engineering, and Introduction to Computer & Programming with satisfactory grades.

Students who have met the basic requirements are eligible to apply to either of the two programs. Final decisions will be made based on the student’s preference, score ranking, overall performance as well as the capacity limits of each program. No decision will be made until the student has completed at least one full term at the JI. Due to resource constraints, the JI may limit the number of students accepted into each program.

Students who have not met the basic requirements should make a study plan under the direction of a program advisor, and choose a major after completion of the requirements for that major.