By learning from the dual system of Germany, SZTU will implement a modern apprenticeship system in teaching. The university is geared to meet the demands of high-end manufacturing industry with the orientation of employment and entrepreneurship. It is based on enhancing the capacity of engineering, practice and innovation. SZTU will explore a new education mode of applied sciences by joining efforts between industries and universities, between production and teaching, between practice and learning.
SZTU will recruit full-time and part-time teachers with excellent teaching qualification and rich practical experience, who will account for eighty percent of the whole teaching staff. Publishing of papers will not be the key criteria for assessment, but the ability to solve actual problems for enterprises, businesses and industries will be the main standards to appoint and promote teachers. Professional teachers are required to have at least six months’ practical experience in enterprises every five years.
SZTU sets up specialties and courses according to the needs of industrial chain and innovative chain. To meet the demand of pillar industry , strategic emerging industry and future industry in Shenzhen, the newly issued Shenzhen Action on Made in China 2025 defines eleven strategic key areas for the advanced manufacturing industry of Shenzhen.