BEST COLLEGES FOR MECHANICAL ENGINEERING. 1.NANJING UNIVERSITY OF AERONAUTIC AND ASTRONAUTIC. Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA) was established in October 1952. It has 2 campuses now: Minggugong Campus (situated on the remains of the ancient Ming Palace) and Jiangjunlu...
BEST COLLEGES FOR MECHANICAL ENGINEERING.
1.NANJING UNIVERSITY OF AERONAUTIC AND ASTRONAUTIC.
Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA) was established in October 1952. It has 2 campuses now: Minggugong Campus (situated on the remains of the ancient Ming Palace) and Jiangjunlu Campus (situated in Jiangning Economic and Technological Development Zone), covering an area of 173 hectares with a building floor space of 650,000 square meters. The library has a collection of over 1,300,000 volumes. Now the total number of registered students is 24,500. Among them 14,800 are undergraduates, 3,700 postgraduates, 111 overseas students and 5,900 part-time students. NUAA has a staff of 2,478, among whom 1,400 are faculty members and researchers. There are 196 professors, 510 associate professors, 5 CAS and CAE academicians, 117 Ph.D.supervisors,3 members of academic Degree Committee under the State Council,3 "Cheungkong" professors, 26 professors with national or provincial recognition for their outstanding contribution. NUAA has gone through 3 major periods since 1952, evolving from a teaching-oriented university to a research-oriented university. Currently administrated by the Commission of National Defense Science, Technology and Industry, NUAA is a national key university that focuses on science and engineering. It enjoys a well-balanced development of multiple disciplines in modern engineering and technology, management sciences, natural sciences, humanities and social sciences with the characteristics of aeronautics, astronautics and civil aviation. NUAA has successfully entered the 211 Project and established the graduate school. Up to now NUAA has set up 50 research institutes and 58 laboratories including 1 National Key Laboratory,7 ministerial Key Laboratory, 1 National Teaching Base for Electrical Engineering and Electronics, providing first class facilities and conditions for teaching and researching.
Turning from a teaching-oriented university to research-oriented university, NUAA decides to implement the strategy of "relying on faculty and students, giving full play to potentials, highlighting feature, and accelerating development". Faced with new challenge and opportunities, the administration, faculty and students are determined to build NUAA into a first class university with international renown.
2.HAUZHONG UNIVERSTY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY.
Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) is located in Wuhan, the capital city of Hubei Province, in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River. The campus of HUST is beautifully nestled at the foot of Yujia hill and beside the East Lake with green grass scattered all round in 500 hectares of land. It is a key comprehensive university under the direct leadership of the Ministry of Education of P. R. China. The current Minister of Education Prof Zhou Ji, who graduated from this University, is the former president of the University.The University ranks at the top of China's leading universities in comprehensive strength. It has 36 academic schools and departments covering eleven disciplines: philosophy, economics, law, education, literature, history, agriculture, science, engineering, medicine and management. The University offers a variety of programs, including 75 undergraduate programs, 200 Master programs, 139 doctoral programs and 22 post-doctoral research centers. It has 15 national key disciplines. A number of other leading research centers are located here; 4 National Engineering Research Centers, 4 National Leading Laboratories, 2 National Specialized Laboratories. The University has more than 13, 000 faculty members, of whom over 4, 000 are full time teachers, 16are academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences & the Chinese Academy of Engineering, over 900 are professors. The number of resident students is over 50, 000, of whom more than 17, 000 are graduate students.
3.QINGDAO TECFHNOLOGY UNIVERSITY.
Qingdao Technological University is a comprehensive university with harmonious development in the subjects of science, engineering study, economics, management, art and law, and majoring in study engineering, characterized by mechanical, civil and environmental engineering. The University has cultivated over 40,000 graduates spread all over the world, most of whom are undertaking employment in higher education, scientific research and advanced administration in China, several European and Asian countries, the USA, Australia and other locations.
Engineering Institute in China was founded in 1953 and is located in Qingdao, which is famous for its beautiful environment and pleasant climate. The Engineering University grounds cover more than 1,133,900 square meters. The Engineering University in China consists of 16 schools (or departments), 21 research institutes, 14 provincial priority disciplines, laboratories and engineering technology research centers. The library has a collection of 1,110,000 books. Qingdao Technological University has more than963 faculty members, including 150 professors, 330 associate professors and over 140 teachers with doctorate degrees. Curricula are offered for students majoring in doctor, master and bachelor degrees with total student numbers of over 20,000.
Qingdao Technological University possesses a large number of high-level teachers and researchers. It has accumulated considerable experience in cultivating graduates and postgraduates through establishing a personnel system to develop teachers and researchers. It is active in scientific research while also giving priority to teaching. Since 2000 the University has undertaken 17 projects of teaching reform at provincial level, won a second prize for National Teaching Achievement and 32 prizes for Provincial Teaching Achievement, and has published 147 textbooks. Over 150 scientific research projects have been undertaken for the National "973" and "863" Key Projects, Principal Key Projects and for all kinds of subjects for the National Natural Science Funds and 510 macro projects of enterprises' trust and social service. Among these, research by Professor Yang Peiran, "Investigation on the influence of Nano-scale solid powder on the continuity of thin film lubrication", was appraised as The Excellent Development and Achievement Project of 2001 in the mechanical subject area of the Committee of the National Natural Science Fund. In the recent 5 years the University has won 2 prizes for national science and technology development, 46 prizes for provincial or departmental science and technology development and 3 national-level invention patents. One hundred and thirty-eight achievements have been transferred or adopted, and academic essays, monographs and works referred to by SCI, EL, and ISTP are on the rise year after year.
4.HARBIN ENGINEERING UNIVERSITY.
HEU is a national key university of glorious history and fine traditions .It is among the first batch of "211 Project" universities that are entitled to enjoy first priority from the state in construction and development and also one of the universities that have Graduate School Moreover, HEU is an important base for talent cultivation and scientific research in the fields of ship industry, ocean exploration and nuclear application.
The predecessor of HEU is PLA Military Engine Institute established in 1953 (HME). In 1970,in the former location, Harbin Ship Engineering Institute was founded by the entire crew of naval engineering department and some other cadre teachers of every other department, and it was renamed Harbin Engineering University in 1994.HEU was selected as a national key university by the State Council in 1978, authorized by the State Council to award master and doctoral degrees in the first batch in 1982,selected as one of the first few "211 Project "universities to receive preferential support from the state in 1996,and authorized by the ministry of Education to have Graduate School in 2002.Currentli ,HEU is subordinate to the Commission of Science ,Technology and Industry for National Defense and being constructed with priority by the Commission together with Heilongjiang Provincial People's Government .
In the course of over half a century, HEU has formed a well-structured discipline system that is characterized by a reasonable coordinated development of major disciplines in the fields of ship industry, ocean exploration and nuclear application together with related disciplines of other fields .Now there are 50 specialties for undergraduates (3 haven't enrolled students yet), 93 specialties for Master candidates, 25 specialties for Doctoral candidates, 9 post-doctoral mobile stations, and 1 post-doctoral research station. The specialties cover 7-discipline group and 37 first-class disciplines. There are 3 national key disciplines “underwater acoustic engineering, design and manufacture of ships and marine structures, navigation, guidance and control; 7 national defense key disciplines - nuclear science and engineering, marine hydrodynamics, special auxiliary device system, signal and information Processing, etc. In addition, naval architecture and ocean engineering, thermal energy and power engineering, nuclear engineering and nuclear technology have been entitled national defense key specialties, and automation as well as 7 other specialties Heilongjiang provincial key specialties.
5.SHANDONG SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY UNIVERSITY.
Shandong University of Science and Technology (SDUST), a key university of Shandong Province with distinct features, offers multidisciplinary education in engineering, sciences, management, literature, law, economics and education while giving prominence to engineering and is noted for mining technology.
The University now has 3 campuses located respectively in Qingdao, Tai'an and Jinan, covering a total area of 243.16 hectares with a floor space of 1.35 million square meters. The University comprises 16 academic colleges, 9 departments and 1 independent college. There are 5 post-doctoral research stations, 3 level-1 doctoral programs with 24 disciplines/specialties conferring doctor's degrees, 7 disciplines with Taishan Scholar professors of Shandong Province, 12 level-1 master's degree programs with 77 disciplines/specialties conferring master's degrees, 14 domains conferring master of engineering degrees, and 72 undergraduate programs. The University also boasts 1 state key discipline (under cultivation), 27 provincial/ministerial key disciplines (laboratories), 1 provincially-strengthened research base of humanities and social sciences, 1 Qingdao City key laboratory, 1 engineering research center of the Ministry of Education, 7 provincial-level research centers of engineering and technology. Also attached to the University is a professional center with an authorization of the National Manufacturing Informationization Training Center, a foreign language training center under the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, Shandon, ”Russia Center of Scientific Cooperation, and Qingdao Manufacturing Informationization Personnel Cultivation Base. The Russian Academy of Natural Sciences set up a China Science Center at the University, the only one in China.
The university edits and publishes Journal of Technology (natural sciences edition), Journal of Shandong University of Science and Technology .The University, with a history of more than half a century, has cultivated its fine ethos of Unity, Diligence, Truth-seeking and Innovation. It will spare no efforts to build itself into a high-level multidisciplinary research university with strong engineering disciplines and mining technology.