School of Mechatronic Engineering (SME) of China University of Mining and Technology (CUMT) developed from the former Department of Mechanical Engineering in China Institute of Mining and Technology. During the 60 years' history, more than 10 thousand students have graduated from this school. SME has 149 faculty members, among which, there is 1 academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, 21 professors, 2 research fellows, 40 associate professors, 13 senior engineers and senior lab technicians, 20 doctoral tutors and 53 master tutors. 71 of the teachers have obtained doctoral degrees. At present, there are 1,548 undergraduates, 501 postgraduates and 102 doctor students studying in SME.
SME has Mechanical Design Department, Mechanical and Electronic Department, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Measurement and Control Technology, Engineering Drawing Center and Engineering Training Center. Other laboratories or research centers are as follows:
National Energy Coal Mining Machinery and Equipment Research and Development (experimental) Center
Intelligent Mines Mining Equipment Collaborative Innovation Center of Jiangsu Colleges and Universities
2Experimental Teaching Demonstration Centers of Mechanical Engineering, Machine Foundation and CAD in Jiangsu Province
State Key Laboratory of Coal Industry Mining Machinery Engineering
5 Engineering Research Centers of Intelligent Mining and Excavation Equipment, Concrete Machinery, Mining Machinery Electro-Hydraulic Control, Special Elevator andSpecial Mining Vehicles in Jiangsu Province
SME also owns a national key discipline of Mechanical Design and Theory, an A-level key discipline developmentplatform of Mechanical Engineering in Jiangsu Province, a key discipline of Mechanical Engineering in Jiangsu Province, an advantage platform of Mechanical Engineering Discipline in Jiangsu higher education，a Mechanical Engineering Post-Doctoral Research Center, a first-level doctoral program of Mechanical Engineering, a master program of Measurement Techniques & Measuring Instruments, and 2 undergraduate programs of Mechanical Engineering and Instruments and Equipments.
Since 2010, SME has won more than 50 national, ministerial and provincial awards, some of which are as follows:
2 second prizes of National Award of Technological Invention
2 second prizes of National Prize for Progresin Science and Technology
1 first prize and 7 second prizes of Ministry of Education Award of Technological Invention
1 first prize, 2 second prizes and 5 third prizes of Jiangsu Province Science and Technology Progress Award
SME faculties have published more than 380 articles, among which, over 300 are included in SCI and EI.
Besides, SME has undertaken many projects, including:
1 key project and 1 project of National 863 Program, and 4 major topics of National 863 Program
33 projects of National Natural Science Foundation of China(NSFC)
2 sub-projects of National Science-technology Support Plan Projects
8 projects of Special Program and 20 other projects of China Postdoctoral Science Foundation and more than 50 ministerial and provincial projects
In addition, SME has access to 111 million yuan for horizontal research funds, and 28 million yuanfor vertical research funds.
The major of Mechanical Engineering and Automation is a national feature major, also a special brand major in Jiangsu Province. Courses like Engineering Drawing are a National Essential Course, and Mechanical Design is a Jiangsu Province Essential Course. Excellent courses have achieved 1 first prize of Provincial Teaching Achievements Award and 1 Provincial Multimedia Courseware Award in Jiangsu Province since 2007.