He graduated from the Technische Hochschule, (Technical College) Berlin-Charlottenburg with the "Diplom-Ingenieur" (Engineer's Diploma) in metallurgy.
Hu Schuhua was an assistant engineer for one year in the Krupp Steel Works in the City of Essen, Germany. He served as a professor at the Hunan Public Technical College, later he was appointed director of general affairs and professor at the National Wuhan University, Wuchang. Mr. Hu acted as a commissioner of Education of Jiangsu and concurrently director of the Jiangsu Provincial Library.
Mr. Hu also held the posts of a director of the Preparatory Bureau for the Organization of the Shanghai Steel Works, director of the Hanyang Arsenal, director and expert inspector in the Farmers Department of the Ministry of Agriculture and Mining, and director of the Department of Forestry Administration of the same Ministry.
He was appointed director of the Liehshan Coal Mining Administration in Anhui Director of the Shanghai Steel Works of the Ministry of War. Mr. Hu was a delegate to the Second National Educational Conference and the First National Industrial and Commercial Conference, serving at the latter conference as one of the chairmen. Hu Schuhua was a delegate from Shanghai to the National People's Convention (the Kuomin-Huiyi ) which took place in May, 1931. From 1929 to 1932 he served as a President of National Chengchi University. Mr. Hu was a member of the Legislative Yuan of the National Government.
Around 1931 to 1932 Hu Schuhua he held the position of a vice president of the Chinese Institute of Engineers. Mr. Hu took up the post of a chairman of the Board of Directors of the Chinese Institute of Engineers between 1932 and 1933. He served as a president of the Hunan Provincial University from 1932 to 1935.