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College of Engineering, Shantou University, under the full support of the Hong Kong Li Ka Shing Foundation, insists on the educational purpose of basing on China, eyeing the world, and educating engineers who meet the international standard. It introduces the international advanced engineering education concept with an open mind, and it carries out the education reform according to the international engineering education mode. The college adopts the most advanced international CDIO (Conceive, Design, Implement, and Operate) engineering education mode. Combining our country’s current special requests on Ethics, Integrity, and Professionalism of engineers, it takes the lead in putting forward the EIP-CDIO engineering talent training mode which is oriented by design at home. It devotes to develop international engineers who own abundant engineering science basis, multi-disciplinary background, international perspective, and excellent management and communication skill.


College of Engineering has an academic team and a management team with international perspective, exquisite academy, active innovation, and unified cooperation, which includes Professor Gu Peihua, the chief scientist of the whole life cycle design engineering of the  Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and China's ministry of education the Yangtze river lecture professor, and a large amount of professors and doctors who studied abroad. 35% of the teachers have studying and working experience overseas, and 92.9% of the teachers have the title of senior professional post. The College always implements the guiding ideology of education, scientific research, and study developing. It sets the purpose of facing the international engineering technology front, taking the national and local major science and technology projects, and serving the economic construction. And it constructs an academic platform for the development of the interdisciplinary, which has got substantial scientific research achievements. In recent 5 years, it has totally got the national and provincial scientific research project 258 items; the total expenditure amounts to more than 66,000,000. It has published more than 550 papers, among which 230 have been recorded by SCI and EI, and there is several scientific researching achievements which have won the provincial awards in science and technology.


The College has perfect teaching conditions and abundant teaching resources, and it constructs teaching, scientific research, learning facilities according to international standard. Now it has the provincial and ministerial level key laboratories such as ministry of education talent training mode innovation experimental plot “College of Engineering EPI-CDIO engineering education mode innovation experimental plot”, the key laboratory of intelligent manufacturing technology, Guangdong digital signal and image processing technology key laboratories, Guangdong provincial structure and wind tunnel key laboratory and so on. In spite of those, it also has Guangdong institution of higher school practice learning demonstration center such as computer basic course lab, modern electrical and electronic experimental teaching center, Guangdong key industry of science and technology innovation platform such as Shantou light industry equipment research institute, as well as 40 Professional laboratory such as wind tunnel laboratory, structural lab, Modern communication comprehensive laboratory, the modern network technology research institute, Flexible Manufacturer System laboratory, and the characteristic CDIO innovation practice center of College of Engineering. At the same time, the College has cooperated with many domestic and foreign enterprises to establish the students practice and entrepreneurship practice base, providing students with good investment environment and the opportunity to practice. This helps the students to get all of the skills training, which is based on mastering the solid system knowledge.


With undergraduate course education as base, College of Engineering continuously improves education level and forms a complete set of personnel training system. Now it has 5 undergraduate programs. They are Computer Science and Technology, Electrical Engineering Information, Communication Engineering, Civil engineering, Machine Design and Manufacturing and Automation, among which Computer Science and Technology, Electrical Engineering Information are the Guangdong province famous-brand professional. It has a Doctoral Programs of Structural Engineering, 9 Master's degree programs of Computer Theories and Software, Applied Technology of Computers, Signal and Information Processing, Structural Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Mechanical Design and Theories, Disaster Prevention, and Alleviation Engineering, and Protection Engineering, Machinery Electronic Engineering, and 3 Engineering master's degree programs such as Mechanical Engineering.
In order to educate engineers who meet the international standard, College often hires masters at home and abroad to hold Series of brand activities such as "The world engineer BBS", "Growth salon" ,"EIP-CDIO quality expanding training camp" and so on to set up a perfect student extracurricular academic science and technology innovation system. The students have won awards in many activities such as "challenge cup" national university student extracurricular academic science and technology work competition. In recent years, employment rate of College graduates continuous stays above 98%. Students are mainly employed by high and new technology enterprises, Multi-national Enterprises, colleges and universities, scientific research institution, government offices, institutions and so on in the Pearl River Delta region. Most of the alumni have become the key technical and leadership in various industries.