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Following XJTLU’s exciting and innovative Syntegrative Educational Model, this programme is an equal collaboration between the University and its industry partner, Eolane and Alicloud, at the School of Internet of Things in XJTLU Entrepreneur College (Taicang).

The Internet of Things refers to a highly integrated and comprehensive application of the new generation of information technology. It has become a driving force for technological revolution and industrial transformation around the world, and is a key engine for economic, social, green, intelligent and sustainable development. The Internet of Things is increasingly everywhere, and studying a range of topics including: computer networks, sensor technology, and control technology, as well as artificial-intelligence-related topics such as programming, data structure, machine learning, and pattern recognition; this programme will equip you with the skills needed to succeed in an astonishing range of industries.

Graduates from this unique programme will meet the needs of a wide range of employers as the educational model’s unique focus on entrepreneurship and innovation provides you with the skills and abilities to think like an entrepreneur, providing the foundation for you to go on to become one of the leaders for tomorrow’s new industries.

Why Study BEng Internet of Things Engineering at XJTLU Entrepreneur College (Taicang)?

  • Be part of a unique educational experience, preparing you to work in fast paced, rapidly changing, smart technology driven industries
  • Benefit from XJTLU's strategic location in Taicang's High-Tech Development Zone with rapidly expanding technology-driven industries
  • Learn through practical application, using your knowledge and skills in solving real problems in research and industry settings
  • Benefit from mentoring and training from industry experts as part of the unique industry-themed schools partnerships with leading businesses
  • Gain valuable entrepreneur and leadership skills through studying on the unique contemporary entrepreneur modules that are part of the degree, , giving you a competitive edge in whatever career path you choose
  • 600 hours of problem-based internship experience as part of the degree programme
  • Study in purpose-built, state-of-the-art facilities in XJTLU's new Taicang campus (due to open in 2022)
  • Graduate with world class qualifications, including two degrees: an XJTLU degree from the Chinese Ministry of Education and a globally recognised degree from the University of Liverpool, a member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities.
Qualification XJTLU BEng Internet of Things Engineering with Contemporary Entrepreneurialism University of Liverpool BEng (Hons) Internet of Things Engineering with Contemporary Entrepreneurialism More about qualifications

Knowledge and skills

By the time you graduate from the Studying the BEng Internet of Things Engineering programme, you will have:

  • an understanding of the basic theories of computer science and technology, electronic engineering, circuit and electronic technology, and wireless sensor networks
  • skills in Internet of Things design, research, use, maintenance and management
  • the ability to acquire, store, retrieve and process system information; systematically grasp information methods, sensory positioning technology, and intelligent data analysis methods in physical systems; and conduct computer network research and engineering technology application in computer, communications, automation and electronics
  • industry knowledge of smart cities and the Internet of Things' role in their development
  • comprehensive knowledge of entrepreneurship and leadership, project management and innovation concepts and how to apply them in a practical setting
  • high-level communication, interpersonal, problem-solving and analytical skills that are transferable across a range of careers and industries.
Internet of Things is revolutionizing every industry and creating jobs that never existed before. The programme draws on areas such as Machine learning, AI, Software-Hardware Interfacing, Business Intelligence and Entrepreneurship to harness pertinent knowledge and skills for beyond-5G era.
Dr Shan Jaffry
Programme director


Studying the Internet of Things programme at XJTLU provides me with a unique opportunity to get educated and trained as both an engineer and entrepreneur in China. I am able to study at university and work in industry at the same time.
Haozheng Hao
Student, BEng Internet of Things Engineering


Graduates will be well prepared for technical, managerial and leadership roles in the realms of technology and R&D within China and globally. Graduates will find employment in emerging industries related to Smart Cities, IoT, Cloud Computing and other peripheral fields. This programme also provides a solid foundation for further studies abroad.