Double Bachelor Degree Programs

Double Bachelor Degree Programs


Double-Degree Programs between Tongji University and University of Turin (POLITONG)

  • Machine Design & Manufacturing and their Automation

  • Electronic Information Engineering

Double-Degree Programs between Tongji University and University of Turin (ALMATONG)

  • Automation

Program Information

2005 saw the signing of the Joint Communiqué on Educational Cooperation by the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China and the Ministry of Education, University and Research of Italy. In 2006, the cooperating framework of the Italian-Chinese University Projects agreement brought about the establishment of the Sino-Italian Campus of Tongji University (TJSIC). In the same year, two undergraduate double-degree programs in Tongji University with Polytechnic University of Milan and Polytechnic University of Turin have been launched by TJSIC, known as POLITONG programs. In September, the then Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi attended the POLITONG opening ceremony. In 2007, In 2007, Tongji and University of Bologna signed a cooperation agreement to launch the double-degree program in Automation, known as the ALMATONG project. POLITONG and ALMATONG are highly characteristic Sino-Italian cooperative programs in Tongji University and are brand projects for higher education cooperation between Chinese and Italian governments.

Italian Partners

Polytechnic University of Turin

The Polytechnic University of Turin was founded in 1859 in the "City of Wheels" of Europe—Turin, Italy. It is the oldest technical university in Italy and enjoys high reputation throughout Europe. The Polytechnic University of Turin ranks top 100 among world polytechnic institutes and is specialized and worldly renowned in fields of Engineering: Architecture, Mechanics, Electronical Communication etc. The 2022 QS World University Rankings place the Polytechnic University of Turin at the 6th place in Italy; 7th place among technical institutes in Europe; its Mechanical Engineering major at the 30th place in the world; the Electrical and Electronic Engineering major at 45th. The Polytechnic University of Turin cooperates closely with enterprises including Ferrari, F.I.A.T., IBM, Microsoft, Nokia, Philips, Siemens STMicroelectronics etc.; is equipped with world-top quality education bases in Architecture, automobile design and manufacturing workshops of F.I.A.T and Ferrari, and the Diesel Engine research and development center of General Motors Corporation. F.I.A.T., the 4th biggest automobile enterprise in the world, provides abundant work opportunities for graduates of Automobile Engineering and Mechanical Engineering majors from the Polytechnic University of Turin.


University of Bologna

The University of Bologna, founded in 1088 and located in Bologna, Italy, is widely recognized as the first university in the world to have a complete university system, and is known as the "mother of all universities in the world". The University of Bologna is ranked 166th by the 2022 QS World University Rankings; 2nd in Italy; and 92nd in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Courses and majors at University of Bologna are kept closely in contact with enterprises as the university is seated in the city where the mechanics and automobile industry flourish the most in Italy, also the seat of Ferrari, Lamborghini among other renowned automobile enterprises. The university's Automation program combines the strengths of regional industries with outstanding features in the areas of industrial interactive robotics research and control systems for hybrid vehicles. The close links between school and enterprise provides students with a great number of practice and employment opportunities. 

Education Model

  • Program: 3+1 model (3 years of study at Tongji University + 1 year of study at Italian university)

  • Application: two-stage selection at Tongji University

  • Application time: before the end of the second semester of the first year of undergraduate studies; see notifications of the School of Mechanical and Energy Engineering and the School of Electronic and Information Engineering

  • Enrolment: no more than 20 students per year per major

  • Project certificate: Tongji graduation certificate + Tongji degree certificate + degree certificate from Italian university

  • Tuition fee: no tuition fee charged by Italian universities Turing exchange

Level Program Major Time Location
POLITONG Machinery Design & Manufacturing & Automation First and second year; 3rd year first semester; 4th year second semester Tongji University
3rd year first semester; 4th year second semester Polytechnic University of Turin
Electronics & Information Engineering 1st-3rd year Tongji University
4th year
Polytechnic University of Turin
AMATONG Automation 1st-3rd year Tongji University
4th year
University of Bologna


  • Program and teaching plan: jointly developed by Tongji and Italian partners to meet the degree requirements and professional development needs of both sides

  • Teaching materials: original international teaching materials are introduced and jointly compiled by Chinese and foreign experts

  • Communicative, integrated teaching: Chinese and Italian students attend classes together

  • International excellent talents training: training elite professional talents with a mastery of Chinese, Italian and English languages, international norms and cross-cultural communication skills

  • Competence in employment: abundant opportunities for internships and employment provided by cooperation with Chinese and Italian famous enterprises as well as government agencies

  • Cultural exchange: various Sino-Italian culture activities and events

  • International management: The program is run by the School of Electronic and Information Engineering and the School of Mechanical and Energy Engineering of Tongji University with the support of TJSIC. The Schools are responsible for the teaching and daily management of the students, while TJSIC is responsible for coordinating matters with Italian partners. The management team consists of Italian and Chinese staff, with special expatriate teachers from Italy to assist the program.



  • 3 Sino-Italian double-degree programs have trained nearly 1,000 Tongji students and Italian students to become excellent engineering talents that are proficient in Chinese, English and Italian languages.

  • About 90% graduates pursue their master's and doctoral degrees in China or abroad, entering top universities in the world such as Oxford University, Cambridge University, ETH Zurich, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Boston University, University of Edinburgh, City University of Hong Kong, Columbia University, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Imperial College of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands, University of Melbourne, Australian National University, etc. An increasing number of students choose to pursue a doctor degree.

  • Graduates work in international enterprises including Ferrari, F.I.A.T., Marelli, SAIC Volkswagen, General Motors, ST Electronics, Siemens, Hitachi, China Mobile, China Telecom, Zhenhua Heavy Industries, Alibaba, China Construction Bank, Agricultural Bank, China Merchants Bank, Citibank, Nike, Xiaomi, Shanghai Aircraft Design & Research Institute, Tesla, Tongji University etc.

Contact us for specific information

Sino-Italian Campus of Tongji University

Address: Yun Chou Building,1239 Siping Road, 200092, Shanghai, China

Tel:+86 021 65983721




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