Sun Yat-Sen International 2 + 2 Program

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IUPUI Campus in Downtown Indianapolis
Situated in the heart of Indianapolis, IUPUI is an urban research and life and health sciences institution near five hospitals and the Indiana University schools of medicine, dentistry and nursing.

Overview

SYSU School of Software and the Department of Computer and Information Science, Purdue School of Science, IUPUI have established a collaborative program, allowing qualified students to complete the first two years of the program at SYSU and a second two years at IUPUI. Students who meet all the requirements from IUPUI will be awarded the Purdue University Bachelor’s degree. Students who meet all the requirements from Sun Yat-Sen University will be awarded the undergraduate graduation certificate and the Bachelor’s degree granted by Sun Yat-Sen University. Both SYSU and IUPUI have exchanged descriptions of curricula, academic standards, and evaluation techniques; have established equivalencies between credits earned at SYSU and credits earned at IUPUI; and have determined that the degree programs offered by both universities can be completed by fully qualified students within four years. The actual length of study will be determined by the student’s credit-hour load per semester, and the student’s enrollment in optional summer sessions.

Selected students enrolled in SYSU School of Software programs may choose plans of study that closely match the requirements of the computer science degree programs at the Department of Computer and Information Science, IUPUI, while simultaneously meeting requirements for the equivalent degree from SYSU School of Software. Upon completion of the second year of degree applicable credits at SYSU, students with satisfactory academic performance are eligible to be considered for transfer to IUPUI. Each student is required to take a minimum of 60 credits at IUPUI. The typical number of credits earned for two years of study at IUPUI is approximately 60-65. Upon completion of an additional two years of degree-applicable credits, students who meet all the requirements from IUPUI will be awarded the Purdue University Bachelor’s degree; students who meet all the requirements from Sun Yat-Sen University will be awarded the undergraduate graduation certificate and the Bachelor’s degree granted by Sun Yat-Sen University.

IUPUI enrolls more than 30,000 students representing all 50 states and 122 countries. The urban setting in downtown Indianapolis and excellent university facilities provide an outstanding and exciting setting for study, research, internships, and the cultural benefits of a vibrant metropolitan center.

A table of equivalencies that shows which credits earned at SYSU will match those offered at IUPUI is available here.

Graduation Requirements

A minimum of 124 IUPUI credit hours must be earned in order to be granted the Bachelor of Science degree. Click here for detailed graduation requirements.