Welcome Message

Welcome to Shenyang Aerospace University (SAU). I am glad to share with you some information about the admission criteria, course descriptions and research materials.

SAU has evolved into a multi-disciplined university of engineering science and technology with an emphasis on aerospace engineering. It also covers diverse fields, such as arts, economics, management and foreign languages.

SAU has actively and intensively developed its international academic exchange programs and cooperation with foreign educational institutions. It has established collaboration with more than 70 universities and research institutions from different countries including Canada, the UK, France, Germany, Russia and the USA, etc. Many scholars of international renown have been working at SAU as consultants and professors. Regularly, many foreign experts and scholars come to SAU to deliver lectures, and to attend academic conferences. Similarly, academics from SAU travel overseas to take part in various academic activities.

SAU has set up a new development strategy and long-term goals for enhancing its international presence in the academic world. I sincerely hope that friends from home and abroad will continue to support our university's expansion and development program. I am also confident that our international collaboration with academic institutions will attain new heights in near future. Let us strive together for the happiness of success.

Wang Wei
Chairman of University Board

Brief Introduction

Shenyang Aerospace University (SAU) is located in the University City in Shenbei New District of Shenyang. Since founded in 1952, it has been one of the major aeronautical universities in China. As early as 1958, the students and academics manufactured their own aircraft.

The campus covers 600,000 square meters of floor space out of 1, 200, 000 square meters of landscaped gardens. The premises include student housing, teaching buildings, research laboratories, theatre building, sports complex, student activity center, and the library building which is an architectural and cultural icon. Other services including the school hospital, post office, supermarkets, and dinning halls are also available to students and staff on the campus.

The university has 1,600 staff, of which 900 are academic, with more than 20,000 students. While focusing on engineering disciplines, SAU's scope has been enhanced with curricula covering such areas as science, economy, management and liberal arts. The university has 44 disciplines for undergraduate study and 50 disciplines for master degrees, and joint programs for PhDs. SAU degrees are globally recognized.

SAU prides itself on its practical teaching system which includes basic, professional and general practice. There are numerous first-rate labs for the students, some are national level.

SAU is also proud of its Aircraft Maintenance Center, which is the only one in China approved by the China Civil Aviation Authority to issue licenses to maintain helicopters. There are 20 aircrafts provided for the students to practice with on the campus. SAU has established cooperation with many companies and institutes including the Shenyang Liming Aero-engine Group Corporation, the Avic Shenyang Aircraft Corporation, and has developed a network of 50 partnerships to provide practical training opportunities both inside and outside the campus.

During its 60 years, about 50,000 students have graduated from the university, with numerous students achieving high honors. SAU graduates historically have had a very high employment rate with around 90% being employed soon after graduation.

Internationalization is one of the characteristics of SAU. The university has established cooperative agreements with more than 70 universities from around the world. It has an active exchange program for both staff and students.

The university employs a number of foreign teachers who contribute to both the academic and cultural life of the school community. At present, there are about 300 international students studying for their bachelor and master degree in the fields of engineering, management, economics, or for Chinese language and culture program. These students, with their diverse cultural backgrounds, contribute to the broad international focus of the university.

Degree Programs

Bachelor Degree Programs for International Students (Majors with * are taught in English Medium)

01 *Aeronautical Engineering (Aircraft Manufacturing) 02 *Mechanical Engineering (Mechanical Designing Manufacturing & Automation)
03 *Electronic Information Engineering 04 *Telecommunication Engineering
05 *Computer Science & Technology 06 *International Business(International Economics & Trade)
07 Aeronautical Engineering (Aerodynamics) 08 Internet Engineering
09 Thermal Energy and Power Engineering 10 Aero-power Engineering
11 Insurance 12 Flight Technology
13 Vehicle Engineering 14 Aircraft Design and Engineering
15 Environment Engineering 16 Safety Engineering
17 Measurement & Control Technology & Instruments 18 Automation
19 Metal Materials Engineering 20 Material Forming and Control Engineering
21 Macromolecule Material & Engineering 22 Public Affairs Management
23 Information Management & Information Systems 24 Tourism Management
25 Marketing 26 Industrial Engineering
27 Human Resources Management 28 Fire-fighting Engineering
29 Finance 30 Information & Computational Science
31 Industrial Design 32 Clothing Design & Engineering
33 English 34 Japanese
35 Art Design 36 Animation
37 Numeral Medium Art 38 Advertisement
39 Transportation 40 Mechanical and Electronics Engineering
41 Detection, Guidance and Control Technology 42 Logistics Management
43 Applied Physics 44  

There are three-year courses covering Flight Attendant Training, Digital Control Technology and Computer Application Technology. SAU also teaches classes for Trainee Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers.

Master Degree Programs for International Students (Majors with * are taught in English Medium)

01 *Aeronautical Engineering (Aerospace Manufacturing Engineering) 02 *Aeronautical Engineering (Aerospace Propulsion Theory & Engineering)
03 *Mechanical Engineering (Mechanical Manufacturing & Automatics) 04 *Computer Application Technology
05 *Enterprises Management 06 *Thermal Energy Engineering
07 Communication & Information System 08 Computer Software & Theories
09 Computer System Structures 10 Digital Signal & Information Processing
11 Safety Science & Engineering 12 Material Science
13 Material Processing Engineering 14 General Dynamics & Basic Mechanics
15 Solid Mechanics 16 Engineering Mechanics
17 Engineering Thermophysics 18 Aircraft Designing
19 Power Mechanics & Engineering 20 Fluid Machinery & Engineering
21 Man-machine & Environment Engineering 22 Vehicle Engineering
23 Control Theories & Engineering 24 Detection Technology& Automation`
25 System Engineering 26 Pattern Recognition & Intelligent Systems
27 Navigation, Guidance & Control 28 Science Management & Engineering
29 Accounting 30 Enterprise Management
31 Technical Economy & Management 32 Designing
33 Basic Principles of Marxism 34 Research on Sinicism of Marxism
35 Ideological & Political Education 36 Research on Fundamental Issues in Modern Chinese History
37 Engineering Mechanics (Master of Science) 38  

Categories of Admission

Bachelor degree programs (4 years)
Master degree programs (2-2.5 years)
Chinese Language Program:
Long-term Chinese Language Program (over six months)
  • The Elementary Class
  • The Intermediate Class
  • The Advanced Class

Short-term Chinese Language Program (two weeks to six months)
  • Program for Summer & Winter Holidays
  • Cultural Experiencing Class for Groups
  • HSK (Chinese Capability Test) Training Program

Fee Structure (1 USD is around 6.3 Chinese Yuan)

Category Fees Description
Tuition Bachelor's Degree 18,000 Yuan/year in the English medium
14,000 Yuan/year in the Chinese medium
Master's Degree 20,000 Yuan/year  
Chinese Language Course 12,000 Yuan/Year  
Short-term Chinese Language Course 1,600 Yuan/Month  
University Foundation Program 14,000 Yuan/Month (≈2300$)  
Accommodation Twin Room 4800 Yuan /Person/Year four persons sharing the common bathrooms, and living room
Single Room 9000 Yuan /Person/Year three/four persons sharing the common bathrooms and living room
Private Room 14000 Yuan /Person/Year private bathroom and study, air conditioning, TV, telephone, and internet access
Residence Permit One Year 840 Yuan including 20 Yuan for photos
less than one year 440 Yuan including 20 Yuan for photos
Registration 700 Yuan only once
Health Insurance 600 Yuan/year only once, non-refundable
Bedding 500 Yuan Including sheet, pillow and quilt
Internet Service 480 Yuan/Year  
Deposit for Apartment 500 Yuan refundable
Physical Test 700 Yuan All the costs should be paid by the students.
Electricity 100 units free each month Students should meet the cost for excess use.
Living Costs 500-1,000 Yuan/ Month including food, clothes, medicine and etc


Applying Qualification

1. Bachelor's Degree: Under the age of 35, a high school graduate or with equivalent qualification, able to take courses in Chinese (passing the 3rd level HSK), or to major in Aeronautical Engineering, International Economics and Trade, Telecommunication Engineering or Mechanical Engineering (taught at SAU in the English medium).

2. Master's Degree: Under the age of 45, a B.S. degree or equivalent qualification, able to take courses in English or in Chinese (reaching the 4th level HSK), two letters of recommendation from persons of at least associate professor status.

3. Junior Advanced Study: Under the age of 35, a B.S. degree or equivalent qualification, able to take courses in English or in Chinese.

4. Senior Advanced Study: Under the age of 45, a B.S. degree, M.S. degree or equivalent qualification, able to take courses in English or in Chinese.

5. Chinese Language Course: No prerequisite required

Applying Materials

To comply with the regulations of the Chinese Government, international students wishing to study in China must prepare the following materials:
1. The data page and one blank visa page of the passport
2.Application form for international study
3. Physical Examination Record for Foreigners
4. Certificate of highest academic degree obtained and transcript of academic record
5. Candidates for Master degrees will need two letters of recommendation from persons of associate professor status or higher

Applying Period

The application dates for the spring semester are from September to December, and for the fall semester, from March to June.

Apply Procedure

Campus facilities

On Campus Accommodation

There are diverse facilities at SAU for a pleasant and comfortable campus life for both students and university staff. The facilities include the campus supermarket, bookstore, bank, laundry, and numerous specialty shops as well as the student refectories, where students can enjoy a range of tasty, nutritious meals at affordable prices. Other facilities include the hospital, post office, telephones, internet bars, studios, gym, and theater.

All the international students live in the Friendship Villa in comfortable, air conditioned apartments, English-speaking Chinese students volunteer to help the international students when they need help with translation, or merely to find their way through the complexities of daily life in Shenyang. International students living at SAU are encouraged to join in the many campus activities and enjoy warm Chinese hospitality from the local students and teachers.

The campus itself is a large, beautifully landscaped garden, built around a central lake. It is a relaxed, friendly environment for living and studying.


Our library, an architectural icon, is a source of great pride for staff and students. The collections include ancient books, foreign language books, newspapers and periodicals, specialty literature and non-book data. The collection numbers around 1,500,000 volumes, dealing with the arts, literature, social science, natural science, science technology and management, among these, Chinese literature accounts for about 90,200 while foreign literature accounts for 48, 000. The library supports both school education and scientific research. We have paid great attention to the development of our collection, ensuring that there are resources to meet the study and research needs across all disciplines.

Living Facilities

Food and daily necessities are available in the supermarkets on campus. Other facilities include the hospital, post office, telephones, internet, laundry, studios, gym, and theater. International students may have meals in the student cafeterias or self-cater in their own apartments. The international students' apartments contain everyday facilities to meet the requirements of international students.

Medical Service

The university hospital provides basic medical service for students. Students may go to the hospital with their Student ID Card when they feel unwell. No. 739 Hospital and No. 242 Hospital are close to SAU, and in the downtown area there are many general hospitals including the First Hospital of Chinese Medical University and Sheng Jing Hospital. Students may choose different hospitals according to their needs.

The telephone number of Shenyang Emergency Centre is 120.
Tips: SAU requires all international students to have medical insurance. Students need to pay special attention to the range and procedure of their own medical insurance. Before seeing a doctor, students should contact their own insurance company to inquire the procedure and special issues of their insurance in China, and follow strictly the items stated by the insurance contract. Some other issues also need to be clearly understood, for example, reimbursement of the clinic fee, so that unnecessary problems will be avoided.

Activities and Student Organizations

Sports facilities such as basketball, volleyball and tennis courts are available free of charge to all students. SAU offers a wide range of extracurricular activities to ensure a thriving campus life. Activities are also sponsored occasionally by the International Cooperation Department and the teaching faculties. All international students and Chinese students alike are welcome to take part.

Entry to China

International students must apply to the Chinese Embassy for Visa X if the duration of study is more than 6 months, and Visa F if the duration is less than 6 months.

The applicants should present the following materials:
1. Admission Notice
2. JW202 Form
3. Physical Examination Record for Foreigners
4. Passport

International students should enter China within the period specified on their visas. They are subject to frontier inspection and customs and health inspections according to Chinese law. International students should, within twenty-four hours of entry into China, go through temporary accommodation procedures. Those holding Visa X should, within 30 days of entry, obtain temporary residence cards from the Public Security Bureau. Upon arriving at school, students must go to a local health department to get their Physical Examination Record checked. If a Physical Examination Record is found to be out of date, or if some items are not properly documented or unchecked, the student must have the missing items properly documented or retake the physical examination. Only after passing the inspection by the Public Health Department can students begin their residence and admission procedures.

Airport Pick-up Service

SAU provide airport pick up service at Shenyang Taoxian Airport which will charge 200 Yuan (around 32 USD) for SAU students.

Accommodation Booking Service

Students should book the room type at least three days before arrival. Once the room type is confirmed, the student should not change room until the beginning of the next semester.

Shenyang City - The Dynamic City of China

Shenyang, the largest city in Northeast China, is the political, economic, and cultural center of Liaoning Province. It is also an important industrial base and a famous historical city, and, as the host city of the 2006 International Horticultural Exposition and venue for the football (soccer) matches of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, Shenyang is a truly international city.

Shenyang's climate is relatively dry most of the year with rain falling in Summer. Temperatures vary as much as 10 degrees Celsius from daytime to night, and in winter they can drop well below 0 degrees Celsius. Be prepared for stunning white winter scenes.

Shenyang's history can be traced back to Warring States Period (476 BC - 221 BC). It is the birthplace of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), and has many cultural relics which symbolize the prosperity and subsequent decline of China's last feudal dynasty. The most famous of these is the Shenyang Imperial Palace, which is of great historic and artistic significance and second only to the Forbidden City in Beijing.

As a significant city in Northeast China with abundant resources, Shenyang has made great efforts to provide good lodging, dining, transportation and recreation for tourists from all over the world. There are several five-star hotels in Shenyang, and the services and facilities of the other star-rated hotels in the city are all good enough to make you feel at home. In addition, you can find less expensive accommodations at local university hostels.

Shenyang is the shopping hub of the Northeast with famous shopping arcades and malls to meet the needs and budgets of discerning shoppers. Famous traditional dishes and snacks in Shenyang will definitely make your month water. And there are plenty of pubs, entertainment needs. It is a good place to study and visit.


Shenyang is a busy transport hub located in the Northeast region of China. It has not only a well-developed railway network but also a convenient, comfortable, fast and safe air service. You can take a direct international flight from here to Korea, Japan, Germany, the USA and Canada, as well as direct domestic flights to other major Chinese cities.
For flight information, please surf the following websites:
Air China: http://airchina.com.cn

Transportation in the City

The local bus service is fast, efficient and operates from 6:00 to 20:30 every day. The fare is 1.00 RMB each time you ride in a bus. The city map of Shenyang is available on the website: http://www/maptown.cn/china/map/MTYzOTMHoTel. The website also contains information on all bus lines.
Bus line 236 operates direct from the Campus of SAU to the North Railway Station. Shenyang taxis are convenient, available 24 hours a day and are relatively cheap. On average, it will cost you about 100.00 RMB form the Campus to the airport and about 40.00 RMB to the railway station.


1. Date of new semester:

Fall semester: second week of September
Spring Semester: second week of March

2. Date of Arrival:

Dormitories are available at any time before class begin.

3. Need I book the accommodation before I arrive?

Yes. You need book your room type at least three days before your arrival.

4. Is there any airport pick up service for new students? How much it would be charged?

We provide free airport pick up service to our students at Shenyang airport.

5. How could I pay my school fees?

You have the following ways to pay your school fees.
a. Transfer your fees to the University bank account before your arrive.
b. Bring the cash with you when you come to the university.
c. Open a bank account after your arrival at university and your parents can send money to your bank account.

6. Documents I need for register when I arrive?

Please take your admission letter, JW202 form, highest degree certificate and transcript for register.

7. Can I take part time job in China?

Based on Chinese laws and regulation, you are not allowed to do part time job during your study in China.

8. Is the TOEFL or IELTS required for admission?

For those students from the country which official language is English, TOEFL or IELTS results are nor necessary.

9. Is there any possibilities for scholarship?

We provide Chinese Government Scholarship and you can also apply university scholarship from the second year.

10. Should students pay dormitory fee monthly, per semester or yearly?

Students should pay dormitory fee by semester or yearly. But the first year students should pay for the first whole year.

11. How the students can make a call from the room? How much to make a call within the city?

Students can buy sim cards in China which can be used in the mobile the students take from their own countries.We also provide telephone in the rooms. They can buy cards in the markets on the campus. Usually it takes 0.2 Chinese yuan per minutes within the city.

12. Should the students pay the electricity/water and the other cost (such as water or etc) in addition to those charges in catalog? If yes how much approximately for one month, please give detail.

We provide 100 units of electricity free each month. Students should meet the cost for excess use which is 0.5 Chinese yuan per unit. Water is free at SAU.

13. How the students to wash the clothing if there is no washing machine in the room, please give direction and location.

There are public free washing machines on each floor of the apartment.

14. Do the dorm provide blanket, sheet or other room equipment?

Yes. Students can get their bedding upon their arrival.

15. Should students pay the room during Spring/Winter/Summer/Autumn holiday?

Accommodation fee is collected for one whole year(12 months). During the holiday student still keep their rooms for free.

Persons to Contact:

Email: sau@admissions.cn