Semester Exchange at Tsinghua University

Students may choose to spend a semester studying at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. This experience has been designed for any IE student in good academic standing (additional restrictions may apply – see the Purdue Study Abroad page for this experience for more information). There is no language requirement to participate in the semester exchange.

This opportunity would be of interest to any student interested in emphasizing production and logistics systems.

Sixth Semester (at Tsinghua)

Course ID Course Title Credit Hours Requisites
IE TE IE 59000 3  
TE IE 49000/59000 3  
TE IE 49000/59000 3  
GE   3  


Students would select a plan of study that fulfills 12 cr. of coursework. The proposed plan requires that students can plan for, or have significant elective space available in their plan of study.

Available Courses: (each course is 3 cr.)

Enterprise Information Resource Management (IE 59000 – Enterprise Information Resource Management)
Logistics and Supply Chain Management (IE 59000 – Logistics and Supply Chain Management)
Global Manufacturing Strategy and Systems Architecture (IE 59000 – Global Manufacturing Strategy and Systems Architecture)
Manufacturing Engineering (IE 59000 – Manufacturing Engineering)
Operations Research III – Decision Making (IE 49000 – Operations Research and Decision Making)
Traffic Systems Planning and Control (IE 49000 – Traffic Systems Planning and Control)

In addition, students would take one course in Chinese language and another in Chinese culture for 6 credits. (Credit transfer listing to be determined, but will satisfy general education program requirements).

How to apply:

  • Meet with an IE academic advisor to discuss your plan of study to determine if this opportunity will work for you.
  • Register for the appropriate study abroad program for "Tsinghua University" and complete any required documents necessary for enrollment and travel.