On April 14, the Peking University Open Day was held in the Qiudeba Gymnasium.. Hundreds of prospective students and their parents attended this event to learn more about admission to the university’s undergraduate programs. The College of Engineering and its six departments participated in the event.
The annual event, aimed to keep prospective students and parents better informed of admission policies, takes place about two months prior to the National College Entrance Examinations in June. Inside the Qiudeba Gymnasium, Admission Director of Peking University Chunhua Qin released the admission policy for the upcoming academic year. Each department and college set up their own booth to receive the public and answer their inquiries.
The College of Engineering fielded questions about majors, career prospects and admission scores. To facilitate the communication, the College and its six departments displayed exhibition boards in the booth. Various fliers and booklets were also handed out to the public.
The College of Engineering plans to admit approximately 130 students nationwide for the 2012-2013 academic year. One important feature of the undergraduate education at COE is that freshmen follow the same curriculum , and can choose from the available programs according to their interests starting their sophomore year.
COE graduates are generally highly sought after by the higher education and the engineering industry. Of the 2011 graduates, 46 percent chose to pursuing their research in mainland China, 35 percent enrolled in overseas postgraduate courses, and 19 percent opted for direct employment.