The School of Mechanical Engineering was founded in 1953. The School was formerly known as the Mechanical Manufacturing Department of Shanghai Electrical Industry School. The college currently has 4 undergraduate majors in "Mechanical Design, Manufacturing and Automation", "Mechanical and Electronic Engineering", "Vehicle Engineering", and "Automotive Service Engineering". In 2018, it was awarded the "Intelligent Manufacturing Engineering" major. Among them, "Machinery Design, Manufacturing and Automation Major" is the national specialty specialty construction site, the Ministry of Education Outstanding Engineer Program project, and Shanghai first-class specialty construction site. "Mechanical and Electronic Engineering Major" is the first batch of Shanghai applied undergraduate pilot majors, Shanghai The city's first-class professional construction site, and the "Automotive Service Engineering Major" is a Shanghai-based applied undergraduate pilot major. The two teaching teams of "Digital Design Manufacturing Technology Course Group" and "Mechanical Innovation Design Course Group" were listed as Shanghai teaching teams. The "mechanical engineering discipline" is the school's peak discipline, a key discipline of the Shanghai Education Commission, and a plateau discipline in Shanghai. It shares the Shanghai Knowledge Service Platform "Large Casting and Forging Manufacturing Technology Industry-University-Research Cooperation Center" with the School of Materials. The college currently has about 1,800 undergraduates and 30 postgraduates.
The college has strong teachers and a reasonable echelon structure. The College currently has 109 teachers, including 9 professors and 31 associate senior titles. Teachers with senior titles or above account for about 46% of the full-time teachers. There are 41 teachers with doctoral degrees, and young and middle-aged teachers with higher degrees constitute the main body of the teaching team, forming a teaching and research team with high professional level and good scientific research quality.
The college strengthens the reform of talent training model, pays attention to teaching reform and research, actively develops outstanding engineer education and training plan, CDIO education reform pilot, and establishes a "technical college talent training model reform experimental area", which strongly promotes the quality of talent training and education and teaching. Increase in level. Completed two excellent courses in Shanghai; six major construction courses in Shanghai; edited several teaching materials including mechanical design. "Ten years of sharpening swords—exploration and practice of project-driven mechanical undergraduate innovation ability training", "reform and practice of mechanical professional undergraduate talent training model reform and practice based on industry-university-research interaction" won the first prize of Shanghai teaching achievements, Participated in the project won two Shanghai teaching achievement awards, published more than 50 teaching research papers.
The college attaches great importance to scientific research. In recent years, teachers have undertaken the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the key projects of the "863" Program, and the "11th Five-Year" National Science and Technology Support Program. Hundred items. “Development and engineering application of super-large forgings of main equipment of large-scale advanced pressurized water reactor nuclear island”, “Research and application of key technologies of open CNC software and hardware systems”, and “development and application of key technologies of ultra-supercritical power generation equipment materials” First and second prize of Shanghai Municipal Science and Technology Progress Award.
The college implements the school's "three doubles and four communists" initiative and adheres to the deep integration of production, teaching and research. Employ enterprise experts to serve as the dean of the School of Mechanical Engineering, and build disciplines, faculty, and bases with the enterprise. The college builds an industry-university-research cooperation platform, and is jointly approved with the Shanghai Heavy Machinery Plant Co., Ltd. as a "National Engineering Practice Education Center", and Shanghai Electric Heavy Industry Group to jointly build a "Shanghai University Demonstration Off-campus Practice Base". Established the "Institute for the Application of Large-scale Casting and Forging Manufacturing Technology".
The college attaches great importance to the cultivation of college students 'technical application ability, and has established a mechanical design engineer (trainee) education and training center, and a solidworks authorized education and training base to provide favorable conditions for the cultivation of college students' technical ability and enhance the employment competitiveness of college students. The college attaches great importance to the cultivation of college students' technological innovation ability. It has won one gold medal and two bronze medals in the National Challenge Cup for college students. More than 100 awards in various competitions in Shanghai, more than 120 projects funded by the Shanghai University Students' Science and Technology Innovation Program; more than 370 student patents, including more than 70 invention patents and 35 academic research papers. The outstanding innovative spirit and practical ability of college undergraduates participating in scientific and technological innovation activities have been well received by employers, and the employment rate of college students has always remained above 98%.