Beijing Institute of Technology

Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) is a public university with a traditional focus on science and technology but developing into other areas such as management and humanities. The Institute emphasises ethics in scholarship, discovery of truth, and contribution to mankind through profound academic accomplishments. BIT was founded in 1940 in Yan’an, Shaanxi Province and was relocated to Beijing in 1949. The following year, the main campus and the Departments of Maths, Physics and Chemistry of the Institute Franco-Chinois were merged with BIT.

BIT has always formulated its strategies in light of national strategic needs and global developments in science and technology and education, and in accordance with its own strengths and missions. These strategies include: consolidating its strengths in mechanical and vehicle engineering and automation; leveraging its advantages and distinctive programmes in IT-related disciplines; and developing new strengths in aerospace engineering. BIT will build its strengths in both science and engineering, and simultaneously develop disciplines in management and humanities.   

BIT has three campuses in Beijing: the Zhongguancun Campus (178 acres), Liangxiang Campus (500 acres) and Xishan Experimental Area (42 acres). BIT comprises more than 3,500 faculty members and 25,000 full-time students. Over 14,000 are undergraduate students, nearly 8,000 are graduate students and over 3,000 are doctoral students.

BIT is ranked 17th Chinese institutions in the QS ranking (32th of BRICS institutions). Furthermore BIT is listed as a 985 Chinese University. BIT is also one of the top Chinese universities in the fields of engineering and computer Science.

Each year about 1000 students from BIT study abroad at partner universities. BIT has over 200 international partner universities. ANU College of Engineering and Computer Sciences has 2+2 agreement with BIT for about 10 years.

Students from BIT who have completed the first two years of their Bachelor Degree with 70% average or above in BIT Bachelor Degree can receive advance standing due the articulation agreement between ANU College of Engineering and Computer Sciences and BIT in the following courses:

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Advanced Computing (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)

Students below a 70% average are invited to apply; however, admission and advance standing will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

For further information please click on the advanced standing tab below.


Huiyuan Sun

Bachelor of Engineering (R&D) (Honours)
Huiyuan Sun is in her third year of the Bachelor of Engineering (Research & Development) (Honours) degree at ANU, thanks to a partnership with the Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT). Huiyuan applied to complete her degree at ANU for a change of study environment. “Here the environment is enjoyable, both academically and socially.” The elite R&D engineering degree gives students access to an innovative structure, where students are...

Lin Yuan

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
A family legacy in engineering spurred international student Lin Yuan’s interest in studying engineering.  “My father is an electronic engineer who has dedicated his entire life to working on China’s navigation system, and my mother is an engineer working in food manufacturing,” says Lin. Lin’s hometown is Beijing, China. He transferred to the ANU after studying for two years at the Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT). “ANU has a strong...

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