Course Enrollment Guidance for Graduate Students of SJTU
Ⅰ Terminology. 2
Ⅱ Instruction on Course Enrollment3
Ⅲ Course Enrollment Procedure. 5
Ⅳ Course Enrollment Menu. 7
Ⅴ FAQ.. 12
The program curriculum is a framework to guide all graduate students in this major carrying out their training, and is the basis for developing the individual training plans. It mainly consists of the program introduction, the cultivation objectives, the expected study duration, the curriculum requirements, the general timetable of the training process, the academic publication requirements, and dissertations. The program curriculum varies from discipline to discipline. Each graduate student should be assigned a program curriculum once enrolled.
The training plan is an individual study plan on the course work that will be taken by the graduate student under the frame of program curriculum. Each graduate student should draw up his/her training plan together with their supervisor, following the requirements of program curriculum and based on the student’s academic background. Then the student could make the course enrollment according to their individual training plan.
(3)The General Guideline to Draw up Training Plan
a) Upon enrolling the university, each graduate student will be assigned a corresponding program curriculum by the academic administrator of the corresponding school.
b) Within one month after the enrollment, the graduate student should work out a preliminary training plan together with the supervisor and input it on the Graduate Education Information Management System.
c) Upon approval of the submitted training plan by both the supervisor and the school, it should be printed, signed, and then submitted to the graduate academic affairs office of the school/ department.
The process is illustrated in Figure 1-1.
Figure 1-1. Procedure to draw up the training plan.
Note: Graduate students can apply to modify the training plan within the first 2 weeks of each semester. However, the courses that have been taken cannot be dropped.
The formal graduate level courses are classified into four modules: General Courses, Specialized Core Courses, Specialized Advanced Courses and Specialized Elective Courses.
The program curriculum for each discipline is determinated by the respective school/department, which demonstrates the requirements such as the total credits required, the credits required for GPA counting, the course list used for GAP counting, the compulsory and elective courses, etc. The graduate students must finish all the courses included in his/her training plan.
Table 1. The general requirements of course work
1.Courses about Marxist Theories: 3 credits.
(1) “The Theory and Practice of Socialism in China”: 2 credits, compulsory course.
(2) “Dialectic of nature”: 1 credit, elective course.
(3) The Theory of Social Science in Marxism: 1 credit, elective course.
2.Foreign language: 2 credits. “English for Academic Purposes” is the compulsory course for full-time master graduates (GPA counting). Comprehensive English should be taken for those students who are not meet the Comprehensive English exemption requirement (2 credits, arbitrary electives).
1.Courses about Marxist Theories:
(1) Marxism in China: 2 credits, compulsory course.
(2) Readings in the Classical Works of Marxism: 1 credit, elective course.
2. Foreign language: 2 credits. “English for Academic Purposes” is the compulsory course for full-time PhD graduates (GPA counting). Comprehensive English should be taken for those students who are not meet the Comprehensive English exemption requirement (2 credits, arbitrary electives).
3. Course about scientific integrity and ethics : 1 credit, compulsory.
Specialized Core Courses & Specialized Advanced Courses
Including mathematics courses with 3-6 credits (except humanities and medicine disciplines), which are GPA counting normally.
Others courses following the program curriculum’s guidance.
Follow the program curriculum’s guidance.
Specialized Elective Courses
Complete the minimum credits requirement.
Follow the program curriculum’s guidance.
(1) For Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan graduates, the courses about Marxist Theories in General Courses can be exempted.
(2) For international students, the courses about Marxist Theories in General Courses can be exempted and they need take the courses of “Introduction to Chinese Culture” (2 credits) and “Chinese Language” (2 credits) instead.
2.Course Enrollment Regulations
The graduate students should follow the guidance of the program curriculum of his/her discipline to draw up his/her individual training plan. After that, the student should arrange his/her timetable to make sure that all the courses listed in the training plan will be taken in suitable semester.
It is noted that the compulsory courses marked as GPA sources must be treated as GPA counting courses in the training plan. The courses marked as recommended GPA sources can be treated as either GPA counting ones or non-GPA counting ones. While the courses marked as non-GPA counting can only be treated as non-GPA counting courses.
The courses in related program curriculum (beyond one’s own program curriculum) can also be selected and included in one’s training plan. Such courses should be nominated by the supervisor and approved by the discipline and school/department, and be listed in the “specialized elective courses” as non-GPA counting.
Please make sure your Training Plan has been settled down before enrolling any courses. Your training plan is a schedule of courses made by yourself according to your Program Curriculum. You can check your Program Curriculum by clicking the [My Program Curriculum] button, as shown in Figure 3-1. Then, clicking the [My Training Plan] button, you can make your own Training Plan, as illustrated in Figure 3-2.
Figure 3-1: ‘My Program Curriculum’ page
Figure 3-2: ‘My Training Plan’ page
As soon as you add a course into your training plan, you will be able to choose a Teaching Class for this course. To get started, log in the Graduate Education Information Management System (http://www.gs.sjtu.edu.cn or http://en.gs.sjtu.edu.cn) using your Jaccount, and then navigate to the [Course Enrollment] menu, where one can query the class hour and venue of each course within the [Teaching Classes] submenu.
Within the [Course Add/drop] submenu, the courses listed in the training plan will automatically appear in the list of [Selectable Classes] if they are offered in the current semester. One can enroll into a desired teaching class by click on “Add” in the corresponding “Operation” field if the position is available. For courses not included in the training plan, one can find them in the list of [Arbitrary Electives], such as "PE course". After adding all the courses, one can review the enrolled courses in the list of [Selected Courses]. To drop any course, one can click on the “remove” link in the “Operation” field corresponding to the course (dropping course are optional only within the first two weeks of each semester). The course enrollment process is illustrated in Figure 3-3.
Figure 3-3: Illustration of the course enrollment process.
By clicking the [Course Enrollment] -> [Notice] menu on the left to view current notice on course enrollment, as illustrated in Figure 4-1. Course enrollment can only be performed within the specified time frame.
Figure 4-1: The “Notice” submenu for course enrollment.
By clicking on the [Course Enrollment] -> [Instructions], one can find the instructions on courses enrollment, as shown in Figure 4-2.
Figure 4-2: The “Instructions” submenu for course enrollment.
By clicking on the [Course Enrollment] -> [Course Add/drop] menu on the left one will be navigated to the main interface for course add/drop as shown in Figure 4-3.
Figure 4-3: The “Course Add/drop” submenu for course enrollment.
（1）The student can view/enroll the courses in his/her training plan within the tab. Click on the [Course Enrollment] link in the “Operation” field will enable one to enroll the class. Courses that have been completed or passed are not shown in the list of [Selectable Classes].
（2）Click to query/enroll any elective courses that are not in one’s training plan, as shown in Figure 4-4.
Figure 4-4: The “Arbitrary Electives” tab for “Course Add/drop” submenu.
uAfter setting the query condition, click to inquire the corresponding courses.
uClick the [Course Enrollment] link in the “Operation” field of the corresponding course to enroll it.
（3）Click to query the courses which have been enrolled, as shown in Figure 4-5. The students can drop an undesired course within the first two weeks of each semester.
Figure 4-5: Course Add/drop - Selected Courses
By clicking on the [Course Enrollment] -> [My Schedule] menu on the left one can review your schedule for each semester, as shown in Figure 4-6.The class hour and venue of the enrolled courses can be found on the schedule, which can be printed if you wish.
Figure 4-6: My Schedule
uAfter choosing the specific semester, click to view the corresponding schedule.
uClick to download a PDF file and then one can print the schedule.
5. Teaching Classes
By clicking on the [Course Enrollment] -> [Teaching Classes] menu on the left to enter the main interface, as shown in Figure 4-7.The specific class hour and venue of the teaching classes can be queried for a specific semester offered by the relevant school/department.
Figure 4-7: The “Teaching Classes” submenu for course enrollment.
6. Course Retake & Re-exam
By clicking on the [Course Enrollment] -> [Course Retake & Re-exam] menu on the left to enter the main interface as shown in Figure 4-8. Students who failed in the exam or failed to meet the GPA requirements can apply to retake the course or apply for a re-examination in the beginning of the semester when the corresponding course is offered in the current semester. Each course can only be retaken or re-examined twice at most. For a failed course, the grade of the course will be recorded as B- if the grade of retaking/re-examination is B- or above, otherwise it will be recorded as is. For a previously passed course with inadequate GPA satisfaction, the grade after retaking/re-examination will be recorded as is.
Figure 4-8: Course Retake & Re-exam.
（1）Click to query the available courses,
uClick [Course Retaking] to apply for retaking courses.
uClick [Course Re-examining] to apply for re-examinations.
uClick [Cancel The Application] to cancel the application for retaking or re-examination.
（2）Click to query the courses which have been applied for retaking or re-examination as shown in Figure 4-9.
Figure 4-9: Course Retake & Re-exam – Courses (null)
(1)Q：Where can I enroll courses?
Ａ：Login the Graduate Education Management Information System with your Jaccount from the website of the Graduate School (http://www.gs.sjtu.edu.cn, http://en.gs.sjtu.edu.cn), then click on the menu on the left: [Course Enrollment] -> [Course Add/drop].
(2)Q：How to modify my training plan?
A：The training plan can be modified at any time before it is submitted in the management system. If the training plan is submitted but not reviewed by the school/department yet, it can be retreated and revised subsequently. If submitted and reviewed by the school/department already, it needs to be returned by the school/department before modification. If one needs to modify the training plan after one’s second semester of schooling, he/she should apply for modification within the first two weeks of the new semester.
(3)Q：Can the graduate students take courses beyond their program curriculum?
Ａ：Graduates can take graduate and/or undergraduate courses in disciplines related to their degree program. The specific courses should be nominated by the supervisor, and approved by the corresponding discipline and school/department. The courses taken from other programs should be classified as Specialized Elective Courses and treated as non-GPA counting ones.
(4)Q：How to enroll a course beyond my own program curriculum?
A：After logging in the Graduate Education Management Information System, click on the [Academic Affairs] -> [My Training Plan]. Then click on [Add Non-program Courses] on the top in [My Training Plan] to add the courses beyond one’s program curriculum into the training plan. Finally click on the [Course Enrollment] -> [Course Add/drop] and then select the teaching classes in the [Selectable Classes].
(5)Q：Why there are no classes in the [Selectable Classes] after adding the course into my training plan?
A：The [Selectable Classes] only shows the classes available in the current semester, please check your training plan to confirm if the course is offered in this semester or should be taken in this semester.
(6)Q：How to change the teaching class of an enrolled course?
A：One should drop the class first and then enroll other classes in the [Selectable Classes]. It is available in the first two weeks of the corresponding semester.
(7)Q：Why some classes cannot be enrolled?
A： Usually each class accommodates a limited number of students, thus the students can only enroll the classes with available seats.
(8)Q：How to change the enrolled course if it is not offered eventually?
A：One should drop the course first, then modify the training plan and finally enroll another course if needed.