History and Status
College of Automotive Engineering of Jilin University is founded in 1955 and in 1986 the name was formally changed to College of Automotive Engineering. It is the important base of talent cultivating and scientific research for China’s automotive industry. Its Discipline of Vehicle Engineering is the earliest national key discipline in China automotive field and there is also a National Key Lab for Automotive Dynamic Simulation.
There is teaching and scientific research personnel of more than 200 people with Professor Guo Konghui, academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering as its core in which there are 45 professors, 45 associate professors including one academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, member of discipline consultative group of Academic Degree Committee of the State Council, one Changjiang Scholar, one Taishan Scholar, 29 tutors of Ph.D. student. More than 65% of the teachers have PHD.
There are 2 post doctorate research stations, 3 authorized doctor degree subjects and 4 authorized master degree subjects and 4 undergraduate majors in which vehicle engineering major and power machinery and engineering major are the first key construction majors of “211” project and are also the majors in which set up the post of distinguished professor. There are about 230 doctoral degree students, more than 900 master degree students, over 2000 undergraduates, 100 oversea students and visiting scholars. The college has exported all kinds of professionals of more than 22000 to the society in total and some graduates have become the famous experts and scholars, the influential leaders, entrepreneurs and experts in automotive industry.
We attach great importance to academic exchange and collaboration at home and abroad and build academic exchange and collaborative relationships with universities, scientific research institutions in many countries and areas in terms of talent cultivating and scientific research and others. Every year we select experts and scholars to go to abroad for giving lectures, attending international academic conferences, visiting or further study. We also employed many famous experts and scholars from home and abroad as honorary professor and adjunct professor. Every year we invite many famous experts and scholars from home and abroad to give lectures in our college and enroll oversea students and visiting scholars from many countries and areas to come to our college for study and work.
The undergraduates have good study condition and job opportunity and the students have many development opportunities to choose. The excellent graduates can be recommended for graduate study without examination or take the postgraduate study through the admission examination. The number of students who take the postgraduate study through the admission examination is up to about 35% of gradates and about 20% of graduates can get the recommendation. The graduates can choose the job all around the country and they mainly go to individual proprietorships, joint ventures, foreign invested enterprises, large and medium-sized backbone enterprise groups, research and design institutions, government, colleges and universities. There are long-term and stable employment unit of the college in Shenzhen, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Beijing, Tianjin and other coastal large and medium-sized cities and every year about 60% to 70% of graduates will go to those employment units. Because of high education quality and reasonable speciality setting, our graduates are in short supply.
In the college, the campus cultural life is rich and diversified. Many students’ organizations are the solid organizational guarantee for the improvement of university students’ comprehensive abilities and high-level quality developing training. Motoring enthusiasts association, painting and calligraphy association, football association and other students’ organizations insist in organizing the significant recreational and sports activities, innovative project and social practice which create the favorable conditions for enriching students’ cultural and after-class life and improving students’ comprehensive qualities. The Toyota Japanese class and VW German class in the College of Automotive Engineering are the exploration and innovation which are done by the college and Toyota Motor Corporation of Japan and FAW-VW Automobile Stock Co., Ltd in order to accelerate the high-quality talent cultivating. It is the model of the cooperation between university and corporation in promoting innovative talent cultivating. When the university students improve language ability, they also broaden the vision of professional knowledge continuously. While they are studying the advanced automobile design and manufacturing technology in the world, they are also accepting the training of advanced management concept. The implement of University Students Innovation ‘Thousand Hundred Ten’ Project in College of Automotive Engineering has already had many achievements. The students of our college represent Jilin University to take part in national and industrial competitions and get many prizes. They got the champion in the final of China University Student General Motor Crazy Creation Contest in 2001, got grand champions in the China University Students Automobile Knowledge Contest in 2002 and 2003 successively, got the excellent works prizes in the Asian Motor Vehicle Design Contest in 2005 and 2006 successively, got the first prize in the Jilin area and the second prize in the national final of Chang Qing Cup the 2nd university student machine creation design contest in 2006, and got the first prize in the final of Freescale Cup the 2nd China University Student Intelligent Vehicle Contest in August, 2007.
Besides the scholarship and student loan set by the university, in order to reward the diligent student with good grades and quality, the college sets the student scholarship and grant of Shaanxi Fast, scholarship and grant of Shandong Wu Zheng Group, scholarship of Toyota automobile, grant of Kreisler 300C, scholarship of Kistler and etc.
Development Goal: Be a high level research college which is first-class domestically and well-known all over the world!