The College of Mechanical Engineering was established on the same day as the University was founded in 1951. After 66 years of the development, CME has evolved through four phrases from the metalworking department, to the mechanical manufacture department, then to the No.1 mechanical department, to the mechanical engineering department, and eventual to the present College of Mechanical Engineering, which has demonstrated the growth of the comprehensive strength of this discipline of the university.
Through the past 66 years of constant striving, CME has made great achievements and cultivated nearly 20,000 highly qualified professionals for the nation and society. Now CME has already turned to the most important base of mechanical professionals training in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. At present this college (CME) enrolls more than 1,900 full-time students. The study programs of this college meet needs of social development and offer prosperous career prospects for graduates.
A great effort has been placed on the development of discipline and specialty, which have led to the development of five mechanical relevant specialties(programs): Mechanical Design and Making and its Automation, Mechanical Electronics Engineering, Measurement & Control Technology and Instrumentation, Industrial Engineering and Industrial Design, among which the Mechanical Design and Making and its Automation is honored with the brand specialty at the level of autonomous region and the Measurement & Control Technology and Instrumentation is ranked as the brand specialty of IMUT.
The college has first-class discipline master’s degree authorization in Mechanical Engineering and its affiliated 6 second class disciplines ，amid which the Principles of Mechanical Design and Mechanical Design and Making and its Automationare the key disciplines of the autonomous region. There are 2 master of engineering degree programs: Mechanical Engineering and Instrument and Instrumentation Engineering. There are 112 faculties at the college, including 14 professors and 32 associate professors. Among the current faculties, 31 have received PhDs, and 65 have received master degrees, and 20 members are elected intothe “New Century 321 Talents Project of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region”.
Great emphasis has been laid on the improvement of teaching quality and talent cultivation of undergraduate and graduate students with the improvement of education conditions. There are 12 practical teaching bases such as Advanced Manufacture Laboratory, Mechanical CAD Center, and Mechanical Design Laboratory. The Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center of Mechanical Foundations is awarded the National Experimental Teaching Demonstration Centre. Moreover, there are 6 courses elected as Provincial Excellence Courses.
CME makes full uses of its resources to offer technical services to the industry and society at large. Currently five main provincial research institutions have been established: Institute for Mechanical Design Laboratory, Hydraulic Technology, Productivity Force Promotion Center for Manufacturing Informatization, and Training Center for Manufacturing Informatization and Center for Mechanical CAD.
A great effort is also paid to the construction of qualified teacher teams, taking the task of enhancing their teaching and research capabilities with ideological and moral quality as the core. The college has received several awards in Science and Technology Progress both on national and provincial levels, including a second national prize, 1 first and 4 second provincial prizes, and 13 provincial and ministerial third prizes.