In 1958, Department of Railway mechanics, predecessor of MECE, was founded. MECE has grown over the years: from the original shop or trade culture to a professional curriculum with experimental laboratories and multi-disciplinary challenges.
The School of Mechanical, Electronic and Control engineering consists of Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Measurement and Control Engineering, Department of Power and Control Engineering, Department of Vehicle Engineering, Center of Material Science and Engineering, Center of Engineering Aptitude Training and Center of Mechanical Engineering Experimental.
We have a strong academic staff team. There are over 200 staff members in our school currently. They include two academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 1 chair professor of "Cheung Kong Scholar", 1 person selected for “New Century Talents Project”, 39 professors, 60 associate professors. Among the staff members, there are 50 doctoral supervisors. There are 7 people selected in New Century excellent talent Plan, 1 team selected in Innovative Research Team. Two staff are excellent teachers in Beijing and Education Ministry. The school has more than 1600 full time undergraduate students, more than 600 master graduate students and over 200 Ph.D graduate students.
At present there are 5 major areas of undergraduate study. The undergraduates of the 5 major areas complete their same main courses during their first two years’ study. From the 3rd academic year, they can choose the major according their own interests, specialty and requirement of society. There are 12 professional sites for the Master’s degree, 6 second-level sites for Ph.D degree, 2 first-level site for Ph.D degree and 2 postdoctoral research station. The school has one key national discipline which is Transportation Vehicle Application Engineering, one national characteristic major which is Railway Vehicle Equipment Major under the discipline of Mechanical Engineering and Automation, one Engineering Research Center of Education Ministry and one Demonstration center of Experimental Academy of Beijing.
We have many centers and laboratories, which consist of one national authentication lab on measure-Structure Strength Test and Measuring Laboratory of Beijing Jiaotong University, one integration laboratory center of modern manufacturing technologies, Testing and Measuring Technologies Lab, Safety Technology and Human-Machine Engineering Lab, Power Engineering and Environment Lab, Vehicle Engineering Lab, etc. The labs and centers are equipped with advanced apparatuses and facilities which provide a good foundation and means for academic and research. During recent years, the school accomplished many research projects, which include 4 “973 project”, 22 “863 project”, 54 NSFC projects, 21 “National Science-technology Support Plan” Projects. There are 200 items of authorized patents.
The School has conducted extensive academic exchanges with oversea universities and institutes. At present, it has set up close relations with many universities in the U.S., Australia, Canada, Britain, Germany, the Netherlands, Japan, Sweden, Belgium and Taiwan in research and teaching fields. The school has already signed joint agreements respectively with the University of Wollongong, Purdue University Calumet (Hammond), Oakland University, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering, and the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven of Belgium. Excellent undergraduate students and postgraduate students will get the opportunities to participate in joint academic program and study overseas.
Right now, The School is in the rapidly developing stage, and after our hard working those years, we have won a great reputation in the world. Accoding to QS World University Ranking, Mechanical Engineering and other related displines have ranked into the top300.