Chang'an Dublin International College of Transportation (CDIC) is a joint international college established in collaboration between University College Dublin (UCD) and Chang'an University (CHD).
Students are awarded degrees by both Chang'an University (CHD) and University College Dublin.
With all core modules delivered in English, the majority by UCD lecturers who travel to CDIC to teach, CDIC provides a world-class international educational experience that equips its multilingual graduates with the talents to thrive in an increasingly globalised knowledge and technology intensive society.
All students enjoy the opportunity of short or long stay study periods in Dublin as well as exposure to Irish cultural events organised on campus in Xi'an.
- Automotive Engineering (NMS3)
- Civil Engineering Infrastructure (NVS5)
- Transport, City Planning & Environmental Policy (RCS2)
Admission to CDIC is through the National College Entrance Examination, or Gaokao, process. CDIC has its own listing and prospective students should apply directly to CDIC indicating their preferred programme of study.
The fees for the 2023/2024 academic year are 65,000 RMB/year.
Students complete a single programme of study for their chosen course. On successful completion of all modules students are awarded two degrees, one from University College Dublin and one from Chang'an University (CHD).
Learning Through English
CDIC provides an immersive English language environment for its students. The English language modules at CDIC are specifically designed as English for Academic Purposes (EAP) modules.
All modules are taught through English.
The English language programme at CDIC is overseen by the UCD Applied Language Centre.
In first year (Stage One) students take modules in ‘English for University Studies’ and ‘English for General Academic Purposes’. In second year (Stage Two), they continue their academic English journey through the ‘Academic Writing and Communication Skills’ and ‘English for Specific Academic Purposes’ modules.
These modules develop students’ English language proficiency in the context of university study and prepare them for learning, and eventually working later in their careers, in English speaking environments.
In this learning model the skills of listening, reading, writing, and speaking are integrated, with the context of the students’ wider learning at the forefront. They are guided in areas such as concurrent note-taking while listening; summarising and synthesising information from different sources; and demonstrating academic integrity. In their assessed work students write about and present on topics within their degree major. They learn to give effective presentations, to engage in seminar-style discussions, and to critically evaluate what they have read or listened to in their writing and speaking.
This English language teaching model is centred around small groups of up to 20 students. This allows teachers to give individualised feedback in office hours, in assignments and in class.
On successful completion of the English language modules in Stages 1 and 2 all students are deemed to have met the UCD English Language Requirements.