Introduction to the School of Mechanical Science and Engineering, NEPU
School of Mechanical Science and Engineering was originally from the Department of Petroleum Machinery that founded in 1960, the very beginning of our university foundation. Now we have 145 faculty members, among which 27 Ph.D supervisors, 45 professors, and 55 associate professors. We also have 1 dual-employed academician, 2 committee members of Chinese Ministry of Education's Steering Committee on Teaching, 2 “Longjiang Scholar” distinguished professors, 12 leaders or reserve leaders of provincial discipline leading groups, 3 experts with special allowances of China state council and provincial governments, and 5 provincial/ministerial teaching masters or experts.
We have 5 departments, i.e., Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Process Equipment and Control Engineering, Material Science and Engineering, Industrial Design, Engineering Mechanics, and 2 centers, i.e., Engineering Training Center and Energy Saving Technology Center in Petroleum Engineering. 7 undergraduate specialties are now set up, including Machinery design, manufacture and automation (China Engineering Education Accredited, provincial first-class, provincial key specialty), Process equipment and control engineering (China Engineering Education Accredited, national first-class, national characteristic, provincial key specialty), Metal material engineering (provincial key specialty), Industrial design, Engineering mechanics, Vehicle engineering, and Safety engineering. We own 1 post-doctoral mobile station, i.e., Power engineering and engineering thermal physics, 1 Mechanical engineering doctoral degree authorization first-tier discipline and 2 doctoral degree authorization points, i.e., Oil and gas field mechanical engineering, Safety and environmental engineering, 2 master degree authorization first-tier disciplines in Mechanical engineering, Power engineering and engineering thermophysics, 1 master degree authorization point in Materials science, and 2 professional master degree authorization fields in Machinery (directions of Mechanical engineering and Industrial design engineering), and Energy and power (direction of Power engineering).
We own 4 provincial discipline leading groups, i.e., Machinery design and theory, Chemical process machinery, Fluid machinery and engineering, and Power machinery and engineering. Currently there are 2 China Metrology Accreditation Laboratories, 8 provincial/ministerial level key laboratories, R&D centers, or technology innovation centers. Since 2011, more than 110 national scientific research projects including national 863 program project, national 973 program project, national science and technology support program project, national natural science foundation projects and other provincial projects have been undertaken. Average annual research funding is over 25 million RMB yuan. Over 20 provincial/ministerial science and technology awards have been awarded. Over 920 academic papers and over 20 books have been published.
Experiencing nearly 60 years’ development, the School of Mechanical Science and Engineering has become an important base of cultivating petroleum and petro-chemical mechanical engineering talents and conducting researches on petroleum and petro-chemical facilities. 2 national science and technology progress outstanding awards and 3 national science and technology progress second-grade awards have been awarded. 1 national excellent teaching achievement second-grade award was obtained. Over 10 thousand excellent students graduated, including some experts represented by Chinese Engineering Academicians Wang Yupu and Liu He.