The Automation Major at Tongji University has a long history, which can be traced back to the Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Subject that was established by Tongji Medical and Engineering School (the predecessor of Tongji University) in 1912. In 2010, the Automation Major was listed among the first batch of Engineers of Excellence pilot disciplines by MOE. It was also approved as part of the first batch of National-level Engineering Practice and Education Centers in 2012. In 2015, the Major passed the Chinese Engineering Education Professional Certification and was rated as one of the ten disciplines of Tongji University in accordance with international engineering education standards. In 2018, the Department passed the Certification again, and in 2019 it was approved as a national first-class undergraduate program.
The Automation Major is supported by Control Science and Engineering and related disciplines. The Control Theory and Engineering (formerly Industrial Automation) began to enroll master’s students in 1979 and in 1996 was authorized to award doctoral degrees in Control Theory and Engineering. In 1997, Industrial Automation was rated as a key discipline by the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission. The Major was approved to set up a first-level post-doctoral research station and a first-level doctoral program in Control Science and Engineering in 1998 and 2003 respectively. In 2007, the second-level discipline of control theory and control engineering was graded as a national key discipline and a key discipline of Shanghai. In 2012, the discipline of Control Science and Engineering was rated as the first-class discipline (Class B) by Shanghai Municipal Education Commission. In 2018, the Major was approved and supported by the MOE to build the Shanghai Research Institute for Intelligent Autonomous Systems and in the same year it was approved as the Peak Discipline of Intelligence Science and Technology by the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission.
The Automation Major is oriented towards notions of “solid foundation”, “broader base”, “practical application” and “international vision”, and seeks to produce automation students who master basic theories and practical skills in electronics, electricity and information automation. In addition, it also attaches importance to professional dedication and social responsibility and encourages students to have an international vision, keep up with up-to-date developments in the field of automation and engage in scientific research, technology development, education and management in related fields.
Core courses include: Advanced Mathematics, General Physics, Linear Algebra, Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics, Circuit Theory, Analog Electronics, Digital Electronics, Advanced Language Programming, Data Structure, Signals and Systems, Principles of Automatic Control, Optimization Theory and Methods, Embedded Systems (Computer Principles and Technology), Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence, Electric Motors and Drives, Principles of Communication, Modern Control Theory, Robotics, Sensors and Detection Technology, Signal Processing and Intelligent Recognition, Power Supply and Distribution Lighting and Energy Saving, Internet of things, Power Electronics, Algorithms, Machine Learning, Image Processing and Machine Vision.
Contact: Ms. LIU Jingxian
Office: Room 304, Zhixin Building
Addr: 4800 Cao'an Highway, Shanghai 201804, P. R. China
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