School of Machinery and Automation


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The School of Machinery and Automation has a longhistory, which is the first to start undergraduate education at WuhanUniversity of Science and Technology. In 1952, Professor Hai Zhu, afamous Metallurgical Machinery expert in China, established theDepartment of Metallurgy and Machinery in the Central China Instituteof Engineering. In 1960, the teachers and students of the Departmentof Metallurgy and Machinery of Huazhong Institute of Technology wereall transferred to the Wuhan Iron and Steel Institute. In 1958, theschool began to recruit undergraduate students. And in 1981, it hasbeen authorized as one of the first Master Degree Programs in China.In 2010, it has been awarded as First Level Doctorate Degree Programof Mechanical Engineering. In 2013, Department of Education of HubeiProvince announced the school as one of the first 16 experimentalreform undergraduate institutions.

The school consists of the Department of MechanicalEngineering, the Department of Mechanics,the Department of Mechatronic Engineering, the Department ofIndustrial Engineering, the Department of Measurement and ControlTechnology and Instrument, National Mechanical Experimental TeachingDemonstration Center and other teaching department, as well as theOffice of International Exchange and Cooperation, the Office ofGeneral Affairs, the Office of Party Construction and StudentAffairs, etc. Five types of bachelor degrees are bestowed on studentsmajoring in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering,Industrial Engineering, Measurement and Control Technology andInstrument, and Intelligent Manufacturing respectively. Five pilotclasses--National Excellent Engineer Education Program Pilot Class ofMechanical Engineering, Strategic Emerging Industry Talent TrainingProgram Pilot Class of Mechatronic Engineering in Hubei Province,Lean Elite Training Program Pilot Class of Industrial Engineering atWuhan University of Science and Technology, Genius Program PilotClass of Mechanical Engineering at Wuhan University of Science andTechnology, China-Australia International Cooperation Program onMechanical Engineering Class --are established. The MechanicalEngineering is a nationally featured major, a national comprehensivereform pilot program. The teaching team of mechanical engineering isthe National Teaching Team. Furthermore, Principle of Mechanics”and “Hydraulic Transmission” are National Excellent Courses andNational Excellent Resource Shared Courses. The MechanicalExperimental Center is a National Experimental Teaching DemonstrationCenter. The Wuhan University of Science and Technology-Wuhan MarineMachinery Co., Ltd. Educational Practice Base is a ProvincialDemonstration Internship Practice Base.


The school has one mobile station for post-doctoral workfor Mechanical Engineering, one provincial first level key discipline(Mechanical Engineering), one provincial first level featureddiscipline (Mechanical Engineering), first-class doctorate degreeprogram of Mechanical Engineering, first-class master degree programof Mechanical Engineering, Master of Engineering Program ofMechanical Engineering and Industrial Engineering. Under first-classprograms, second-class doctorate degree program and second-classmaster degree program of Industrial Engineering, as well assecond-class doctorate degree program and second-class master degreeprogram of Measurement and Control Technology and Instrument arefounded. At the same time, the school has KeyLaboratory of Ministry of Education for Metallurgical Equipment andControl, ProvincialKey Laboratory of Mechanical Transmission & ManufacturingEngineering, and jointly 2011 National Collaborative InnovationCenter of Steel Generic Technology, Hubei Collaborative InnovationCenter of Intelligent Manufacturing Equipment, Hubei EngineeringResearch Center of Engineering Machinery Remanufacturing.


There are 172 faculty members in the school, including 2 Double Hired Academicians, 1 National Excellent Teacher, 22 Outstanding Chutian Scholars, 1 part-time Professor of Changjiang Scholars and 1 Professor of Changjiang Young Scholars. Among the teachers, there are 19 doctoral supervisors, 42 professors, 45 associate professors and 28 part-time professors from industry. In recent years, 4 members were honored as the Excellent Teachers supported by Baosteel Educational Fund and 9 members were entitled as the winners of Special Government Allowance.


In the past five years, more than 400 national, provincial and enterprise-based scientific projects, including the programs supported by National Science and Technology Supporting Plan, National 863 Plan and National Natural Science Foundation of China. More than 40 projects won the Provincial Science and Technology Progress Award or others provincial appraisal. The school won the second prize of National Technological Innovation Award in 2013, the second prize of National Science and Technology Progress Award in 2010 and 2011, and 6 first prizes of Hubei Provincial Technology Invention Award and Science & Technology Progress Awards, as well as 9 second prizes of Hubei Provincial Science and Technology Progress Awards. The school published more than 1000 academic articles, including over720 indexed by SCI/CSCD, also published more than 40 textbooks and academic monographs.


The school attaches great importance to theinternational academic exchanges and cooperation. It has successivelycooperated with Princeton University, University of Houston, PurdueUniversity, Deakin University in Australia, Dresden University ofTechnology, University of Bath, University of Portsmouth, NottinghamTrent University, University of Ottawa in Canada, Kitami Universityof Technology in Japan, etc. Close ties are established to enableinternational exchanges of teachers and students, and scientific andtechnological cooperation.


The school has 3118 undergraduate students, 551 masterstudents and 71 doctoral students. The school places great emphasison teaching and educational reform, strengthening quality-orientededucation, and focuses on cultivating practical and innovativeabilities of students. In the past three years, students have wonmore than 200 national and provincial prizes in the National StudentsMechanical Innovation Design Competition, “Challenge Cup”--National Students Extracurricular Science and Technology Competition,“Creative Youth” National Students Entrepreneurship Competition,National Students Comprehensive Engineering Ability Competition,National Students Energy Conservation & Emission ReductionCompetition, International Science Olympic Competition of MechanicalPrinciple and Advanced Graphic Skills & Innovation Competition.For more than 50 years, the school has cultivated nearly 10,000graduates for the country. Among them, 2 people have becomeacademicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and many alumnihave become professors, experts, and skilful technicians or managersin enterprises.