Zijing Partnership

Stevens Launches Master of Engineering in Engineering Management Collaboration with Zijing Education 

Through our partnership with Tsinghua Holdings Zijing (Beijing) Education Group (Zijing Education), Stevens Institute of Technology offers students in China an opportunity to earn a Master of Engineering in Engineering Management (M.Eng.) through study in China and the United States. Offering conditional first-year admission to undergraduate students, Stevens will provide operational services and student recruitment for this unique and prestigious collaboration. 

The Program Structure 

The program allows students to earn a master’s degree in two years by completing one year of study in China and the second in the United States. During the first year, undergraduate junior or senior year students receive conditional admission to the master’s program at Stevens if they complete/pass the Intensive English program, fulfill the undergraduate overall GPA requirement, and the English proficiency requirement (see https://sit-plus.ezijing.com/ for additional acceptable proof of English proficiency). With a curriculum developed in collaboration with Stevens, first-year courses are taught in China by Zijing Education faculty. 

After graduating college and meeting entrance requirements, Stevens will offer students unconditional admission to complete the second and final year of their master’s program in the United States. This degree can be certified as a master’s degree by the Chinese (Ministry of Education) Service Center for Scholarly Exchange. 

This program adopts bilingual and small-sized class teaching styles to help students adapt to the American teaching mode in advance. 

Degree and Curriculum 

The Master of Engineering in Engineering Management (M.Eng.) degree program provides students with a strong understanding of the technology involved in engineering projects and the management process. The program equips engineers, technical managers, business operations professionals, and others with the skills, tools, and methodologies needed to effectively manage complexity across industries. Students can expect a program with a strong engineering core with training in quality management, project management, production and technology management, accounting, cost analysis, managerial economics, engineering design, and systems integration. Our emphasis on real-world applications and hands-on learning prepares graduates to keep an organization running efficiently, cost-effectively, and importantly, ahead of its competitors. 

Engineering Management Career Options 

Upon completion of the M.Eng. degree, students advance to professional positions of increasing responsibility across a broad range of industries such as business, finance, healthcare, software, and technology. Examples of highly in-demand career options may include data analyst, project manager, operational research analyst, application engineer, risk manager, and research and development.  


Photo of Doctor Kathryn AbelDr. Kathryn Abel, industry associate professor, undergraduate engineering management, and industrial and systems engineering programs lead at the School of Systems and Enterprises.Dr. Kathryn Abel is the Director of the Undergraduate Engineering Management (EM) and the Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) Programs at the School of Systems and Enterprises. She holds a Ph.D. in Technology Management and Applied Psychology. She has taught courses in Total Quality Management, Engineering Economics, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Entrepreneurial Analysis of Engineering Design, Statistics for Engineering Managers, Management of Engineering and Technology, and Senior Design. Her research areas include knowledge engineering, as well as knowledge and information management. She is a member of the Board of Advisors at West Point for the Department of Systems Engineering. She is also a member of several professional societies including ASEE, ASEM, ASME, and EMH 

Photo of Prof. Onur AsanDr. Onur Asan completed his Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, specializing in human factors and human-computer interaction. Dr. Asan's research focuses on the application of theory, methods, and design from the discipline of human factors engineering and human-computer interaction to improve socio-technical change in health care. Dr. Asan also works on the development and testing of user/patient-centered health technologies to improve the user experience of care. 

Dr. Asan’s work has been funded by federal and private institutions including National Health Institute (NIH), Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ), Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), and Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)

Professor Philip OdonkorStevens systems professor and energy expert Philip OdonkorDr. Philip Odonkor is an assistant professor in the School of Systems and Enterprises at the Stevens Institute of Technology. Dr. Odonkor earned his doctorate in mechanical engineering at the University at Buffalo (SUNY), where his research focused on energy optimization in net-zero energy building clusters. He followed this with a doctoral research internship with Hitachi Big Data Labs, where his research focused on optimizing industrial applications using deep reinforcement learning. His research interests lie in developing and utilizing data-driven methodologies to enable efficient and sustainable energy use within built environments, with the goal of enabling smart cities. Dr. Odonkor is a 2019 SUNY Chancellor's Award recipient. His research has been featured by the Journal of Mechanical Design and earned him the Dean's Graduate Achievement Award in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University at Buffalo. 

Headshot of CarloCarlo LipizziDr. Carlo Lipizzi is a professor at the Stevens Institute of Technology teaching, researching, and consulting on Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing. 

He has a Ph.D. in System Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, an Executive Management Degree from IMD, Lousanne, CH, and a master’s in mathematics from the University of Rome, Italy. 

As director of the Center for Complex Systems and Enterprises, his research focus is on Machine Learning, Data Science, and Natural Language Processing. 

For the last 3.5 years, he taught ~500 data science students, managed projects for a total of about $6M, and directed the Engineering Management and Systems Analytics Graduate programs at Stevens. 

Application Process 

Apply online at  https://sit-plus.ezijing.com/ with the following documents. Mail the hard copies to the Admission Office (see post address detailed below): 

  • Copy of ID card 

  • Copy of the undergraduate degree (or an enrollment letter of the degree program) 

  • Copy of undergraduate transcripts (both in Chinese and English) 

  • English resume 

  • English personal statement 

  • Photo (2-inch colorful ID photos) 

  • English Language Proficiency (IELTS/TOEFL test results) 


After evaluating the submitted materials, Zijing Education will provide feedback through emails for those who successfully pass the evaluation to schedule interviews. 

Admission Offers and Enrollment 

Applicants who finally pass the interview will receive a conditional admission letter for the program. Once a student makes full payment to the program, they will be enrolled in the program and will start to take courses in their admitted semester 

For more information: 

Zijing admissions representatives: 
Website: https://sit-plus.ezijing.com/ 
Tel: +86 (010)-62793299 
Email: [email protected] 

Mail Address (please use for admission documents): 
5 / F, Building 7, Tsinghua Science Park, No. 1 courtyard, Zhongguancun East Road, Haidian District, Beijing, China. 

Click here to take a look at the Stevens Fall 2023 Graduate Orientation in China!