“Excellent Engineer”Educational Training Program
The Undergraduate Training Program of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering (3 +1)
Ⅰ.Educational Training Standards
1. Guiding Principle
Guided by the critical needs of society and based on the development of the naval architecture and ocean engineering industry,we must establish a concept of engineering education “for the industry, the future and the world” and take the design and construction of ships and the offshore drilling platforms as main tasks. We should focus on the integration between knowledge, ability and engineering practice as well as the connection between theory and practice, and strive to cultivate students’ engineering consciousness, and the qualities and skills of engineering practice. By adopting a distinctive training system featuring the industry-university cooperation, working and learning alternation, and close links between disciplines, majors and industries, we should implement a talent cultivation mode of “theory + engineering practice” which will surely bring up excellent applied engineering talents with strong professional knowledge and practical ability for our naval architecture and ocean engineering industries.
2. Academic Training Objectives
The current academic training standards are based on the General Standards of “Excellent Engineer Training Program” (Discussion Draft), and the standards clearly illustrate what knowledge, skills and qualities the undergraduates of naval architecture and ocean engineering should possess to fulfill our university’s educational training requirements.
Our major is to cultivate advanced engineering talents with strong basic theories on the design and construction of naval architecture and ocean engineering, professional knowledge and skills of modern advanced manufacturing technologies, practical engineering backgrounds as well as the abilities of making comprehensive use of the learned knowledge to solve practical engineering problems.
During the pilot period of “Excellent Engineer Training Program”, the students’ scale control is about 70 in each year (including two classes).
3. Academic Training System
The training time of naval architecture and ocean engineering undergraduate is four years---adopting a four-year undergraduate 3 +1 pattern featuring a joint education between university and enterprises. During the four years’ study, the undergraduates should complete a three years’ study in university and an accumulated one year’s practice and graduate design. And those who fulfill the training standards will be honored a bachelor's degree in engineering.
4. Academic Training Standards
4.1. The professional knowledge system of oceanographic engineering
4.1.1. The knowledge of humanities, social science and natural science Have a lofty goal in life, foster a correct outlook on life and sense of values and have a rich cultural knowledge; Have sound ideology and moral, social morality and professional ethics; foster a correct understanding of the science and technologies’ impact on the objective world and society and a strong sense of responsibility of employing science and technology to serve our nation and society; Have a clear understanding of energy saving, environmental protection and sustainable development; form a scientific environmental awareness and know about the relevant policies, laws and regulations; Have a sense of linking engineering technology theory with practical work; Have a strong required mathematical and physical knowledge concerning engineering technology.
4.1.2. The basic knowledge and skills of engineering technology Be proficiency in a foreign language; be fluent in reading and translating foreign scientific and technical material; be good in listening, speaking, reading and writing to make professional and technical exchanges; Have a required knowledge of engineering mathematics in engineering major; Be proficiency in sci-tech document retrieval and engineering practice and grasp the basic theories and methods of scientific researches; Be familiar with the basic knowledge of computer applications; master the common-used computer software relevant to the major and be skilled in the basic knowledge and skills of using computers to solve engineering problems; Establish a systematized concept of engineering and a thinking of engineering researches and initially grasp the basic methods of making theoretical analyses and comprehensive applications.
4.1.3. The professional knowledge of basic disciplines master the essential basic knowledge of engineering mechanics; Perfectly grasp the basic theories, knowledge and methods of machine design; Know well the performance and the applied range of mechanical engineering materials, the basic methods of thermal treatment and basic operating skills of metalworking in engineering practices; Perfectly master the basic theories of engineering drawing thus to acquire some skills in graphics expression, understanding drawing, imaginative thinking and drawing as well as the ability of computer-aided drawing; Understand the basic theories and knowledge of electrical technology;strengthen the practical skills to operate experiments and possess the essential ability to analyze and design the circuit of electromotor and drive systems;
4.1.4. The theories of naval architecture and ocean engineering design and construction Understand the basic knowledge of naval architecture and ocean engineering and its current situation and future trends; Well master the basic theories of how the force affected the hull structure and the ability to analyze and compute the strength and stability of the hull structure (rod, plate) can bear; Be familiar with the basic knowledge of the hull structure, the relevant standards of hull mapping, the expression contents and methods of the hull drawing and reading and drawing methods of the hull patterns, etc. Thus the students can acquire the skills of reading ship patterns and making ship-drawings; Clearly master the basic knowledge of fluid mechanics; learn to analyze and solve relevant issues occurred during its operation and be qualified to engage in the real and research work in the field; Be familiar with the basic knowledge and comprehensive skills of ship design, such as the main dimensions of the ship, displacement types, body lines, general arrangement plans, and the preliminary capacities to make ship design; Be proficiency in the operation approaches and basic skills of using computer-aided (CAD / CAM) software in the ship design and construction as well as develop the ability of computer-aided virtual design and shipbuilding.
4.1.5 The professional specialty knowledge of naval architecture and ocean engineering Be sensitive to the new researches and the dynamic technology applications of shipbuilding at home and abroad; be familiar with the basic theories, techniques, equipment, methods and other operating skills concerning ship construction and initially have the ability to solve the technical problems occurred in ship construction; Understand the shipbuilding approaches, the essential books of hull design and production, the mapping of ship structures (equipment) and ensure the students possess the initial capacity of the hull’s design and production; Be proficiency in the key basics of computer-aided shipbuilding, so that students can have a general understanding of the basic knowledge of virtual reality and the computer numerical control programming in pursuing an ability of the CAM application; Be familiar with the ultimate principles and basic methods of offshore drilling platform design, and foster the ability to engage in offshore drilling platform design and solve practical problems in the shipbuilding process; Be familiar with and master the analysis and calculation methods of hull vibrations and learn the knowledge to analyze and solve the vibrations and noises occurred in ship operations.
4.2. The quality requirements of marine engineering professional engineers
4.2.1. The capability of design and constructing ships and marine structures Be able to make integrated use of the scientific knowledge of machinery, electronics, engineering materials to solve practical engineering problems from scientific methods and perspectives; Be familiar with the operating methods of a variety of commonly used components of the processing tools, well know the hull structures and equipment maintenance and exercise a proper supervision on the construction and repair of ships and marine structures; Be familiar with the construction regulations and norms about shipbuilding and marine structures and the international standards of leading classification societies at home and abroad; be capable of applying their learned knowledge and acquired skills to carry out an inspection of ships and marine structures;
4.2.3. The capability of knowledge-learning, intellectual renewal and innovation Have an excellent quality in humanity; know about the history of the development of relevant science and technology; be familiar with the application of philosophy and systems engineering approach; cultivate a good habit with our own characteristics and form a thinking model with our own personality; Cultivate a good habit of observations and analyses, understanding phenomena and solving problems; objectively observe and understand the environment; be boldly in making personal dissection to avoid subjective limitations; Be able to track the latest technology developing trends and strengthen the ability to collect, analyze, judge, select the related technology information at home and abroad; In order to maintain and enhance personal professional abilities, it is essential to apply one’s personal career development plan to the critical needs of society, industry and technology development.
4.2.4. The capability of communication and teamwork Have a fine moral quality, a tolerant mentality and a responsible work attitude; Possess a certain interpersonal communication and expression skills and retain respect for others; be capable of self-control and be a caring listener to effectively understand the needs and desires of others; be able to quickly adapt to a new inter-personal and work environment. Have a fine team-work spirit, a basic sense of competition and cooperation; hold respect for collaborators and competitors and preserve a certain capabilities of coordination and management; Conduct proper use of terminology and exercise smooth professional writing skills when communicating with the relevant staff in the practical work.
4.2.5. The professional ethics and social responsibilities Master the mainly used laws, regulations and standard knowledge which are applicable to the industry occupational health and safety and environmental protection. Master a certain professional ethics which the employees should abide by and comply with the code of conduct of their occupation systems; Have a good awareness of quality, safety, services, energy-saving and environmental protection and assume the social responsibilities related to environmental health, safety and other matters; Be totally responsible to the work, strictly comply with professional ethics and protect the corporate secrets. Have a preliminary capacity to respond to crises and emergencies and promptly take appropriate measures.
5. Faculty & Staff
The naval architecture and ocean engineering major has already established a teachers’ temporary work system at regular intervals with the Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co., Ltd., and China Shipping Group and other corporations. By such exercise, teachers can swiftly combine theory and practice; be familiar with the real operation procedures; strengthen their engineering application abilities to solve real problems timely and learn and master the latest technologies and new information. During their work in the corporations, these teachers not only make great progress in teaching but also gain great promotion in making researches and innovations.
Since the resumption of the enrollment of this major in 2008, and now there are ten full-time teachers, among which, we have two leading academic teachers (both are professors and doctoral tutors), seven lecturers, one teaching assistant; and among them, eight with a doctorate, accounting for eighty percent. Furthermore, ninety percent of the teachers obtained their highest degree from other universities (or research institutions). And ninety percent of the faculty graduated from colleges and universities of “211” and “985” project. Among the faculty, there are three young teachers with enterprise working backgrounds (in research institutions and classifications of society) and having a wealthy of practical experience in teaching. The full-time teachers bear most of the pedagogical tasks of teaching professional elementary courses and academic courses, and the number of our teachers is able to meet the teaching requirements of the current classes in our major.
The faculty is mainly young and middle-aged teachers who are energetic in their prime of life. The average age of our full-time teachers is 34.5 years old. And the proportion of teachers with a doctor’s degree has reached eighty percent and the proportion of the young teachers under the age of 35 with a doctorate is ninety percent. Our college will further strengthen the training of young faculty and the introduction of teachers with rich experience in engineering practice in future. We will implement an appropriate allocation of traditional academic teachers and practice-based teachers, thus to make our college faculty structure more rational and reasonable.
In order to strengthen the teachers' real engineering working backgrounds, our college has assigned three new young teachers to undertake a three months training in Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co., Ltd., Shanghai Bestway Marine engineering Design Institute and marine architecture research institute of china (MARIC). Through the industry-university-research cooperation, the teachers' background knowledge of the industry has reinforced and their practical experience has accumulated, thus lay a good foundation for the development of our major and the progress of our teachers.
The teaching and research section has also organized teachers to actively participate in the new major’s infrastructure work, such as the preliminary researches, the formulation of educational training program and teaching plans. Our Teachers are vigorous in teaching researches and educational reforms, and they are energetic in carrying out education reforms, such as the excellent engineer training program, the construction of national engineering practice education center and other projects.
6. Cooperative Enterprises

In compliance with the characteristics of the naval architecture and ocean engineering, we have already established a university-enterprise cooperation with Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co., Ltd., China Shipping Group Co., Ltd. and other enterprises, and we also have jointly established a personnel training base. More detailed information is provided in the following part---“Ⅱ.The Enterprise Training Program”.