Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering of SUSTech was founded on January 2016 with aims at establishing a global education and research base and cultivating academic, innovative and leading talent of comprehensive theoretical knowledge, interdisciplinary background, excellent humanistic literacy, global outlook, research capability in engineering sciences and in meeting significant challenges in the field. The current research fields mainly include: intelligent manufacturing, formation and 3D printing, precise manufacturing technology, new energy engineering, robotics and automation. We offer programs in mechanical engineering and robotics engineering for undergraduates and programs in intelligent manufacturing and robotics for post-graduates (doctors and master levels).
The department has been making efforts to gather talent at home and abroad to form its researching and teaching teams whose members include 28 professors for teaching and researching(20 working in full-time and 8 in pending). Of the faculty members are 3 professors for teaching, 2 professors for researching, 2 visiting and distinguished professors, 4 laboratory technicians, 1 Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 1 Academician of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, 10 national expert (including those from Youth Program),1 distinguished professor appointed by Ministry of Education, 1 expert from Guangdong Province and 1 scholar of Shenzhen Talent Program.
In three years, the department has Shenzhen Key Laboratory for Additive Manufacturing of High-performance Materials and Shenzhen Engineering Laboratory fou Automotive Fuel Cell Stacks, research institute of robotics, research institute of intelligent manufacturing, innovation team of Guangdong Province and Peacock Teams of Shenzhen for formation, additive manufacturing, precise manufacturing technology and energy engineering. In addition, guided by development plan of the university, more than twenty laboratories have been in operation with advanced equipment worth of 35,000,000 yuan. By April, 2019 About 70 research projects have been in progress with fund of 170,000,000 yuan, supported by national natural science foundation of China, innovation team of Guangdong Province, key national plans for development and research, key laboratories of Shenzhen, Peacock Team of Shenzhen and other local authorities, enterprises and organizations. The department is also devoted to promoting its academic efforts and achievements: 124 articles have been published in international academic journals. In addition, 43 patents for invention are applied including 8 issued patents and 11 utility model patents.
The department has two majors for undergraduates: mechanical engineering and robotics engineering. During 2018, 4 graduates were awarded with Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering. The number of current undergraduates are 82 in total. Our teaching model emphasizes inter-discipline studies in liberate art and science as well as mathematics and science, enabling students to think and work in the mind of mechanical engineer, to pursue post-graduate studies, to participate in innovative products development, fundamental research, research and development in new materials and technologies and engineering management for research institutes and relevant work in public and governmental organizations.
Since 2016, our department has been offering master and doctor programs. 9 candidates for master programs and 3 for doctor programs were admitted in 2016; all have been awarded with degrees and three of them pursue further studies and the rest devote themselves to other work; during 2017, 28 candidates for master programs and 5 candidates for doctor programs have been accepted; in 2018 43 candidates for master programs and 19 for doctor programs have been enrolled. It is expected that there will be 51 candidates for master programs and 36 for doctor programs in 2019. So far 63 doctor students have completed their programs and 131 master students (with joint training by SUS-Tech and Harbin Institute of Technology) have finished their programs. Since 2019, the department has been planned to admit the internal candidates for doctor and master programs, the candidates from Harbin Institute of Technology for doctor program in engineering (full-time and part-time) and the candidates for doctors in joint training programs between SUS-Tech and its partners. Admitted candidates have scholarship and grants in accordance with their academic performances.
The department encourages international cooperation with other universities and enterprises at hone and abroad to offer students global outlook and opportunities for internships and for their advanced studies. The partners include the top universities in Hong Kong, Canada, America, England, Japan, Singapore and so on and giant corporations such as Dajiang, Huawei,Timken and Honeywell.
The department has been in progress to excellent academy, teaching and inter-disciplinary researching over the world and will be an engine for development of The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Great Bay Area and will establish itself as a desirable ground for innovative and Leading talent to conduct inter-disciplinary researches for social progress.