2-3 Years
(2 years)
Application fee: $150
About this course

The Mechanical Engineering Program is the broad mechanical engineering field to develop and construct. It solves the science and technical problems of design, performance achievement and optimization of mechanical product using the basic theory of mechanical engineering and studies the theory and technology of mechanical products as well as traditional vehicle, unmanned vehicle, intelligent connected vehicle, new energy vehicle, bionics and robot, power machinery, fluid machinery and also studies the theory and technologies includes intelligent manufacturing, sensing and mechatronic control, opto-electronics micro-nanofabrication science and engineering, engineering thermophysics.

This program is a full-time degree, including both coursework and project. It aims at cultivating the high-level specialized personnel with a firm grasp of basic theories and professional knowledge of mechanical engineering, having the ability to solve practical problems and undertake the tasks for professional technology or management. They will participate in projects in mechanical engineering under the guidance of their advisors and complete their graduation thesis based on the projects they have conducted.

Dedicated to the development of general mechanics, mechanical engineering program contains two first-class disciplines – mechanical engineering, power engineering and engineering thermophysics.

The main research directions in Mechanical Engineering at the Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) include:

(1) Vehicle Theory and Unmanned Vehicle Technology. Focusing on the theory and integration of vehicle system, vehicle dynamics, simulation, NVH, vehicle reliability, vehicle new driveline theory and technology; system technology, perception, path planning, control, testing and evaluation of unmanned vehicles; multi-ground platforms cooperation technology, ground-aerial unmanned system cooperation technology. It has reached international advanced level in domains such as integrated transmission of vehicles, hydraulic transmission, high-power hydraulic components, electro-mechanical transmission, and system technology of unmanned platforms.

(2) Intelligent Connected Vehicles and Electric Drive. Focusing on intelligent connected vehicles system theory, big data analysis and deep mining of vehicle, deep environment perception and multi-source information fusion, intelligent autonomous decision and dynamics control, intelligent connected vehicle architecture and information security, electric vehicle design theory &system integration and control, vehicle lightweight design method and material application, on-board energy source security and efficiency, high-efficiency and high-energy density integrated electric drive system. It is at the forefront of the world in big data analysis and mining technology of vehicle and pure electric commercial vehicle platform technology and pure electric bus application technology.

(3) Intelligent Manufacturing Engineering. Based on the “Made in China 2025” Strategic Plan, taking the major needs of the defense technology field as the background, taking the intelligent technology of all stages in the production and manufacturing as the core and training the innovative talents in the intelligent manufacturing field as its goal. The advanced processing national defense key laboratory focuses on the research of difficult-to- machine materials, high-efficiency and precision ultra-precision machining theory and tooling technology, digital design and manufacturing technology, non-destructive testing technology, intelligent assembly technology, additive manufacturing technology and intelligent production and manufacturing service technology. It has obvious features and advantages in the processing technology of difficult-to-machine materials, product manufacturing quality inspection and control and digital design and manufacturing technologies.

(4) Intelligent Robots and Systems. Focusing on the study of theoretical methods and techniques including motion bionics, multi-scale sensing and manipulation, biomechanical integration and interaction and system control and integration. It has obvious advantages and features in the research of humanoid robots and has reached the international advanced level. It is at the leading international level in the coordination and control of martial arts and other complex actions.

(5) Electromechanical Systems and Sensors. Focusing on sensing, measurement and control technology, micro-mini unmanned system design and integration, advanced control and drive technology, information and integrated electronic control technology and non-destructive testing theory and technology. It has obvious advantages and features in the intelligent control and ultrasonic detection of unmanned systems.

(6) Opto-Electronics Micro-Nano Fabrication Science and Engineering. Facing the frontier basic science and common technology problems in micro-nano fabrication, highlighting the unique advantages of multi-disciplinary integration of photo-machine-electricity; focusing on micro/nano design theory and methods, micro-nano mechanical watch/interface behavior and control, laser micro-nano fabrication, micro-structured composite processing technology and precision mechanical system assembly theory and technology. It has distinctive features in the micro-nano system design, laser micro-nanometer manufacturing, precision/micro-structure composite processing and assembly technology, in which the femtosecond laser micro-nano processing mechanism and method living in the international advanced level.

(7) Engineering Thermophysics. The research area of engineering thermophysics is oriented to the needs of the national energy strategy. Based on the aerodynamic thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, heat and mass transfer of heat engines, the theoretical methods and key technologies for energy efficient used in thermal systems are studied. The main research contents include: thermal cycle and its work process, high-efficiency combustion theory and technology, thermal management of thermal system, theory and method of waste heat recovery of thermal system, complex combined cycle and its adjustment technology. Significant research features have been formed in the areas of efficient combustion, thermal management, and efficient thermal cycling.

(8) Power Machinery and Engineering. The research area of power machinery and engineering is based on internal combustion engines, heat turbines, internal combustion generators, and other new types of power machinery and systems. Based on engineering thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, materials science, engineering control theory, and modern design methods, the basic theory and key technologies for the efficient, reliable and clean conversion of this form of energy into directly exploitable mechanical or electrical energy is studied. The main research contents include: overall design and performance optimization of power system, power system control theory and technology, reliability and vibration noise of power mechanical structure, turbocharger and emission purification, design of new concept power machinery and system. Among them, the highly-enhanced internal combustion engine digital design theory, key components reliability technology, internal combustion engine electronic control and supercharging have outstanding advantages in China.

(9) Fluid Machinery and Engineering.In response to major engineering needs in national defense and energy, research is conducted on the functional transformation laws of fluid mechanical devices, the flow processes of complex systems, and key technologies in fluid dynamics. The main research contents include: the internal flow characteristics and control of bladed fluid machinery, cavitation flow mechanism and numerical model research, fluid dynamics in vehicle and power system, the internal flow characteristics of low-temperature medium in high-speed turbo-pump, unsteady flow and fluid-structure interaction , noise prediction and control of fluid machinery, optimal design of fluid machinery, integrated optimal design of water-jet propulsion system and underwater vehicle, and optimal design theory and key technology development of advanced composite propellers. In the high-speed hydrodynamics, especially the cavitation flow and the internal flow stability of fluid machinery, the program has formed a significant research feature.

(10) Energy and Environmental Engineering. The research area of energy and environmental engineering is mainly engaged in the research of pollutant generation mechanism, emission control technology, and pollutant monitoring technology in the process of energy conversion and utilization. It focuses on the research of various pollutant generation mechanisms, control technologies, on-line monitoring technologies, pollutant control regulations and pollution control technology policies; the research of the generation mechanism of various types of conventional and unconventional pollutants in the process of energy conversion and utilization, the mechanism of action and contribution rate of pollution in the atmospheric environment, the impact of various types of pollution sources on indoor and in-vehicle environments and on human health, and the energy utilization and environmental protection system engineering research. The discipline of energy and environmental engineering integrates the disciplines of thermal sciences, mechanics, materials science, machinery manufacturing, environmental sciences, and electromagnetic radiation, thus it is a composite discipline of energy, environment, and control.

(11) New energy Science and Engineering.The research area of new energy science and engineering focuses on the research of renewable energy such as solar energy, hydrogen energy, and biomass energy, and has connections with energy, materials, chemistry, physics, and biology. This research area studies the basic theory and key technologies for the efficient conversion and utilization of renewable energy. The main research contents include: hydrogen energy and fuel cell’s theory and key technologies, hybrid power system energy management and control technology, solar energy efficient utilization theory and technology, high density Power battery system technology, development of new energy and new power devices, etc. This research area formed leading research features in the solar thermal utilization, seawater desalination and hydrogen internal combustion engine development.

Training Target The target is to train high-level innovative talents who have a good knowledge of international common sense, with the ability of spreading Chinese and foreign cultures occupied, so that to bring international graduate students into full play as a cultural bridge.

Master students trained in this subject should have good research ethics and professionalism. They should master the solid basic theory and systematic expertise of the discipline, master the modern experimental methods and the skills of the discipline, and have the ability to engage in scientific research or undertake specialized technologies independently. They should be capable of performing scientific research, engineering design, product development and teaching in research institutes, companies, and universities.

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