No.2, West Wenhua Road, High-tech District, Weihai, Shandong, China
School of Automotive Engineering
The School of Automotive Engineering in Harbin Institute of Technology was founded in 1988, jointly run by Harbin Institute of Technology and the FAW, designed to combine the new mode of production, research and training of senior personnel in the field of automotive industry. In the year of 1996, after the approval of the former State Board of Education, the overall school of Automotive Engineering was relocated to the city of Weihai, Shandong Province.
Currently, there are 4 undergraduate majors: Vehicle Engineering, Energy and Power Engineering, Traffic and Transportation Engineering and Traffic Engineering, which relate to 3 first level disciplines -- Mechanical Engineering, Power Engineering and Engineering Thermophysics, Traffic and Transportation Engineering, sharing one Doctoral level disciplines with the Harbin main campus, setting up 2 second-grade Master degree programs -- Vehicle Engineering and Thermal Energy Engineering, as well as the second-grade Doctoral program of Vehicle Engineering.
School of Information and Electrical Engineering
The School of Information and Electrical Engineering (SIEE) of Harbin Institute of Technology at Weihai campus has a long history, which currently consists of seven Departments (Automation, Instrument Science and Technology, Electrical engineering and automation, Communication engineering, Electronics Science and Technology, Electronic Information Engineering, Electromagnetic Field and Wireless Technology), six doctor’s and master’s degree authorization centers, five primary principles (Control science and engineering, Instrument science and technology, Electrical engineering, Information and communication engineering, Electronics science and technology), one key subject in Shandong Province (Communication and information system), one key lab in Shandong Province(Marine resources and environmental detecting laboratory), one Provincial scientific research platform(International cooperation platform of Shandong advanced technology and equipment), one electric and electrical Experiment Center and 15 Research Institutes.
At present, there are 108 faculties in the SIEE. Among them, there are 12 Doctoral tutor, 40 Master tutor, 17 full-time professors and 23 associate professors, 81 full-time senior lectures and 12 experimental teachers. At present, the total enrollment students of SIEE is about 2641, including 2507 undergraduate students, 99 master candidates, and 35 doctor candidates.
School of Economics and Management
The school of Economics and Management was established in 1993, and includes the following four departments: accounting, applied economics, business administration, and management information system. For undergraduate level, the school has six levels which are accounting, international economics and business, business administration, financial management, marketing, and management information system, and for postgraduate level, the school has a full-time master program for technological economics and management, and a part-time master program for engineering management.
The school has 40 faculty members, including 6 professors and 23 associate professors, and of them, there are 2Ph.D supervisors and 14 master supervisors. In addition, 40% of faculty members are Ph.D, and 60% are under 45 years old. By recruiting more well-qualified Ph.Ds and sending more teachers studying abroad, the school’s faculty continues improving in term of quality and is increasingly matched in terms of age.
School of Computer Science and Technology
The computer specialty of HIT Weihai was founded in 1989 and developed into the School of Computer Science and Technology (SCST) in 2004. Ever since its establishment, SCST has been an important part of the computer discipline of the HIT system. This includes the National Key Primary Discipline of Computer Science and Technology and the Primary Discipline of Software Engineering, which offers master’s as well as doctoral programs. The School of Software (SS) was established in 2004 and the discipline of Computer Application Technology was listed as one of the key disciplines in Shandong province’s “11th Five-Year Plan” in 2006.
Currently, the SCST & SS has 54 full-time faculty members, including 11 professors, 5 doctoral advisors, 18 associate professors, 1 Provincial Famous Teacher Award winner, and 1 Leading Teacher of HIT. The School also has 5 professors serving in both the Harbin campus and the Weihai campus, including 1 member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), 1 scholar supported by the New Century Excellent Talent Program of the Ministry of Education of China (MOE), and 1 HIT Famous Teacher Award winner. Additionally, SCST & SS has 6 part-time professors from some of the most renowned universities and leading research institutes either at home or abroad, such as, among others, Washington University in St. Louis, University of Manchester, and University of Pavia. 2 of these professors are distinguished experts recruited by the national Thousand Talents Plan. The School offers 3 undergraduate programs, namely Computer Science and Technology, Information Security, and Software Engineering, and has an enrollment of over 1,300 undergraduates and nearly 100 graduate students.
School of Marine Science and Technology
School of Marine Science and Technology was established in 2011 on the site of “Department of Marine Resources and Environmental Engineering”--founded in 2000, and then renamed as Oceanography Institute in 2004.
From its beginning, School of Marine Science and Technology has received preferential support from the government. With the resource conformity and development, School of Marine Science and Technology has developed into a renowned multi-disciplinary school with science, engineering and research as its core. The existing teaching and administrative staff of 69 people includes 49 full-time teachers and 11 experiment teachers. The composition of full-time teachers includes 12 professors, 22 associate professors and 15 lecturers. Among them, 1 is new century talent, 9 are Ph.D supervisor, 25 are supervisor of postgraduate, 80% of the full-time teachers have doctor degree and 25% of the full-time teachers have the experience of studying abroad or more than one year experience of visiting scholar. In addition, young scientists, with overseas research experience are introduced for the promotion of academic research and education. This facilitates the formation of a high level of teaching, strong research ability of teaching staff.
So far, these disciplines, including Environmental engineering, Bioengineering, Chemical engineering and technology and Marine pharmaceuticals and food engineering, recruit undergraduate students. Currently, enrolled undergraduates, master degree candidates and doctoral degree candidates are around 1000, 80 and 10 people, respectively.
School of Materials Science & Engineering
The School of Materials Science & Engineering (MSE) of Harbin Institute of Technology (Weihai) now consists of four departments: Department of Materials Forming and Controlling Engineering, Department of Welding Technology and Engineering, Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Department of Electronic Packaging Technology, with more than one thousand undergraduates and more than seventy post-graduates. Wherein Welding Technology and Engineering and Electronic Packaging Technology are the characteristic specialty of Shandong Province, Materials Science and Engineering is the first National Key Discipline with the right of Degree-conferring of Master and PhD; at the same time, Materials Processing Engineering and Materials Science Discipline are key disciplines of Shandong Province. The school also has a National Key Laboratory of Advanced Welding Production Technology (Weihai branch office), a Laboratory of Special Welding Technology of Shandong Province, a Welding Technology and Surface Engineering Technology Center of Shandong Province, a HIT outstanding innovative team of Biological and Medical Materials, and a School-enterprise R&D Center of Graphite Deep Processing Technology, etc.
The school currently has 53 full-time faculties, including 10 professors and 22 associate professors. There are also 3 Academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and 7 professors (PhD supervisors) as part-time teachers, wherein 6 of them serve as vice-chairman or assume a higher position in relevant national academic organizations. Scientific research aims at the frontier of disciplines and significant demands of national defense and engineering construction, focusing on the development of “materials and processing technology of weapon equipment”, “special welding technology”, “electronic packaging technology”, “bio-medical engineering materials” and “new energy materials”, etc. Researchers have undertaken many scientific research projects, including National Natural Science Foundation projects, National Development Plan on Fundamental Research (973) projects, National High Technologies Plan (863) projects, and National Defense Research projects and enterprise lateral projects, etc. The achieved outcomes have played important roles in the fields of missile, torpedo, satellite, space environment simulation and so on. In recent years, the school has edited 18 textbooks and monographs, published over 300 scientific and technical papers, more than 100 of which have been indexed by SCI, and a number of scientific research results have achieved national, ministries’, provincial and municipal rewards.
Department of Civil Engineering
The Department of Civil Engineering of Harbin Institute of Technology (Weihai) is a newly established teaching & research institution in 2007 based on the talent and resource advantages of the School of Civil Engineering and The School of Transportation Science and Engineering of main campus. The department consists of Teaching and Research Office for Civil Engineering, Teaching and Research Office for Basic Mechanics, Research Center for Spatial Structure, Research Center for Civil Engineering Disasters and Prevention, Research Institute for Composite and Ship Structure Design, Research Center for Offshore Engineering Structure, Laboratory for Material Mechanics, Laboratory for Civil Engineering Material, Geotechnical Laboratory, Measurement Laboratory, Structural Laboratory and Computing Center.
The Department of Civil Engineering provides undergraduate course for civil engineering with building engineering and road and bridge engineering two disciplines. The admission scores and the employment of our students are both among the best of this campus. In addition, the teachers of our department undertake the pedagogical task of basic mechanics for the whole campus.
The Department of Civil Engineering has a master degree subject for structural engineering and the function to grant the Master of Architecture and Civil Engineering. Besides, the School of Civil Engineering of main campus cooperates with us to offer education for the Masters and Doctors of Science in Structural Engineering, Geo-technical Engineering, Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Engineering and Engineering Mechanics.
Recently, there are totally 29 faculty members, including 6 doctoral supervisors, 8 professors, 6 master supervisors and 4 associate professors. 3 Academicians, 1 teacher teaching at the national level and 1 Changjiang Scholars are invited to advise the department and serve as honorary directors of each research center.