Mechanical Engineering is one of the oldest disciplines, which was built up at the beginning of HIT in 1920，and is also one of the first established related disciplines in China. After decades of persistent efforts and development, the School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (SMEE) has reached the following scale: it currently comprises 14 departments and research institutes (centers), the Engineering Graphics Section, the Departments of Mechanical Design. Mechatronic Engineering, Fluid Control and Automation, Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering Machinery and Logistics Technology, Industrial Design, Industrial Engineering, Aircraft Manufacturing, as well as the Engineering Training and Metal Technology teaching and research Center, the National Key Lab of Robotics and Systems, the Center for Advanced Production Technology, the Institute of Precision Engineering, and the Institute of Electro-hydraulic Serve Simulation & Test System.
The SMEE cultivates a teaching and research team with reasonable structure, active in academic thinking and excellent comprehensive quality. Until now, the school has a faculty of more than 400, including 2 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 5 Cheung Kong scholars as distinguished professors, 80 professors, 138 associate professors, which is a team with vitality, high efficiency, and innovation. At present a total of 2,613 students are enrolled in the School, including 1,418 undergraduates, 650 masters' students and 422 doctoral students.
The SMEE has outstanding achievement in personnel training and scientific research. In personnel training, the school has cultivated a large number of high-level talents with professional dedication and innovation, which is highly recognized by the society. The employment rate of graduates is above 97% each year. In scientific research, the school has formed a scientific research system organically integrated with basic research, application pre-research, engineering application and industrial development. In the past 3 years, the school made a number of high-level scientific research achievements. It completed more than 580 research projects, with a total funding of exceeding ~~10 million.
At present, the SMEE has established academic links and postgraduate training relations with many other universities and research institutions in the United States, Britain, Japan, France, Germany, Russia, Canada, Australia, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden, Singapore, South Korea, Hone Kong, Taiwan, etc.