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The School of Mechanical Engineering offers programs covering PHD, MS, ME and BS in engineering. The Master’s degree programs contain Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Manufacturing and Automation, Mechanical Design and Theory, Automobile Engineering, Ocean, Ship and Harbor Equipment Technology, Energy Mechanics Equipment and Automation.

The mechanical engineering program has been established since 1956, along with the birth of the university. It forms an independent school in 1980, and started to provide the master’s degree from 1984. It is the most historic major in the university.

The school has 21 full professors and 39 associate professors. It has the “Intelligent Manufacturing” National Education Center, “Mechanical and Electrical Engineering” Key Provincial Education Center, “Ship and Harbor Mechanical Equipment and Technology” Key Provincial Laboratory. Academic research within the College of Science has resulted in more than 360 articles and papers, about 260 of which are indexed by SCI (ISI Web of Science) and EI (Engineering Index), plus 4 monographs, 6 textbooks, and more than 210 patents. The research funds summed up to 26 Million Yuan in recent 3 years. It won 1 second national science and technology award, 9 first, 11 second and 8 third provincial and ministration awards. The “Mechanical and Automation” and “Mechanical and Electrical Engineering” are key provincial programs. “Mechanical Engineering” and “Ocean Mechanical and Electrical Equipment Technology” are the “key of keys” provincial programs.

The school has a wide-spread international communication and cooperation. It has initiated many joint-program (“2+2”, “4+1”) with globally renowned universities such as University of Coventry, UK, Saitama University of Technology, Japan, Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy, Polytechnic Institute of Turin, Italy, University of South Denmark, Denmark, Florida International University, USA, University of Stuttgart, Germany, Dublin City University, Ireland and University of Christianstad, Sweden. It has about 60 international students.