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The Certificate in Industry and Enterprise Tailored Education (IETE) is a pilot programme of XJTLU’s SE to develop industry elites – syntegrative elites. The programme provides students with an additional educational path during their summers to earn career-related qualifications, to integrate and apply knowledge into practice, and to skills for continuous learning and self-adaptation. By enrolling in the program, students will receive cross-disciplinary training so as to enhance a comprehensive mindset, strong managerial skills, entrepreneurship, and intercultural leadership awareness. Upon successful completion of the IETE programme, students will be jointly awarded with a certificate by Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University and The University of Liverpool, which will contribute to their career development and graduate school application.

IETE programme consists of two levels:


  1. IETE Level 1 is designed for students who have completed their Year 2 study at XJTLU and focuses on introducing basic industrial knowledge and entrepreneurial skills to the students. This level incorporates both on-campus study and in-company placement. Students will receive professional training both on campus and in partner companies through conducting research-led and project-based learning and practices. The projects are jointly proposed and advised by XJTLU teaching staff and industrial partners.
  2. IETE Level 2 is designed for students who have successfully completed IETE Level 1. This level also consists of both on-campus study and in-company placement. Yet students will receive training related to more complex and more professional research skills as well as management and entrepreneurial skills with the focus on the Chinese context. Students will propose and conduct projects via investigating more specific and in-depth industrial issues with the approval and assistance of XJTLU teaching staff and partner companies.


  • Entering well-known companies in the industry with real research topics to improve industry literacy and innovation awareness;
  • Get to know industry leaders and get joint guidance from college and industry mentors throughout the process;
  • Learn cutting-edge business management knowledge and combine knowledge with business practices under the guidance of several industry guest lecturers;
  • Earn 20 FHEQ credits and a certificate equivalent to a minor degree jointly issued by the University of Liverpool and XJTLU;
  • Have the opportunity to choose the actual problems of the company as the topic of the graduation thesis, and get guidance from academic and industry mentors at the same time;
  • If graduates are employed by the company, they have the opportunity to receive two years of on-the-job master training.



IETE integrates general, specialist, industrial and management education as response to the social demand for talents with high qualities. Campus-based learning and research are integrated with in-company field studies and practical application to create a special learning context with a high degree of synergy between campus, companies and industrial environment.

XJTLU students are welcome to enroll in the IETE modules in the summer vacation as a program additional to their major studies in their undergraduate programmes. Students may also further develop and expand their IETE studies or practices as their Final Year Projects and receive further mentorship from both academics and industry leaders of IETE.

If the students are employed by the partner companies upon graduation, they may have an opportunity to do a two-year part-time Master level programme at XJTLU upon the agreement of both parties.


  • Compulsory modules

  • IETE Projects



Click here and submit you application before 5pm, 30th April

(please log in with your student AD account, ex. User name: xiaoming.zhang19, password: same as your email account)

Applicants to programme should submit a CV and a personal statement to the ILEAD IETE sign-up page. Application decisions will be made based on the evaluation of the application profiles and the performance at the interview. In the personal statement, applicants should specify the justifications in choosing the specific industry topic, state the personal strengths, and explain the potential relationship between IETE programme and personal career development. The CV should be no more than one page and the personal statement should be written in English with around 500 words.

As the IETE programme may enroll only a limited number of students, it is strongly advised that students with an interest in the programme should submit the application as early as possible.


Please feel free to contact IETE programme team if you have any question: .


The IETE programme is open to XJTLU Year 2 students on both 4+X and 2+2 routes. It should be noted that for students enrolled in majors based in Taicang Campus, they not eligible for the programme as SE elements are embedded in the Taicang programme.

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