The School of Automation now offers four undergraduate and four graduate programs for over 1500 students, and has two provincial key disciplines. The school sticks to the philosophy of ‘teaching driven by scientific research’, and therefore, has cultivated a high-caliber teaching and research team comprised of national and city-level outstanding staff. The school has participated in the development of the EPA standards, the first international industrial automation standards, and won 3 National Technology Awards, 13 provincial and ministerial level scientific and technological awards.
The school’s curriculum highlights the automation technology’s bridging effects between IT technology and the modern industrial technology. It has also integrated the engineering education into the complete life-cycle engineering chain of the modern industrial products, which has pioneered the domestic engineering practice model, thus making possible the seamless transfer form the engineering education to the practical needs. Therefore, the students have obtained over 30 national awards in the National University Extracurricular Activities.
In collaboration with many enterprises like Silian Group and Changan Auto Group, the school has set up field training bases. On top of that, the school has established 6 provincial and ministerial key laboratories, engineering centers, and 6 joint laboratories and R&D centers with well-known overseas universities and multinational corporations. A case in point is the ‘CQUPT - Cisco Joint Green Technology Research and Development Center’ with a top-500 enterprise Cisco (U.S.), which is devoted to the R&D of the related technologies and products of ‘Internet of Things’ (IOT).