Manufacturing Engineering of Aeronautics and Astronautics
NUAA was the one of the first batch of aviation university of China in 1952. Aircraft Manufacturing as the one of the first six majors, it was renamed Aircraft Manufacturing engineering in 1980 and it was the first batch of national first-class undergraduate specialty construction sites, national defense key specialty, Ministry of Education outstanding engineer education and training program major, Jiangsu Province brand specialty, Jiangsu Province key specialty. The first-level discipline of aerospace science and technology was approved as the national key discipline in the year of 2007, with the doctoral degree grant, and has aerospace science and technology postdoctoral station and the Ministry of Education Changjiang Scholars special professor position. In 2008, relying on this major, it set up the 11th Five-Year Plan national defense shortage specialty aviation maintenance engineering and technology direction. It was selected the Ministry of Education excellent engineer education and training program in 2012. Now the department has aircraft manufacturing engineering, aircraft manufacturing engineering (aviation maintenance engineering and technology) two undergraduate major (direction). It was selected the first batch of national first-class undergraduate major in 2019.
The department currently has 19 professors, 21 associate professors and 13 young lecturers. In recent years, we have continuously developed a high quality level of facultythrough talents training measures, such as overseas recruitment. It has formed afirst-class teaching team including Changjiang scholars, National, Provincial and Ministerial talents.
The department has built up nearly 10 national and provincial practical teaching platforms, such as the National Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center for Aeronautical Engineering, the National Commercial Aircraft Manufacturing Engineering Technology Center (sub-center), the Overseas Expertise Introduction Center for Discipline Innovation” (111 Center) etc., become an important base of aircraft manufacturing technology research and high-level talent training in our county.
The research direction mainly includes aircraft assembly technology, aircraft sheet metal forming technology, digital design and manufacturing technology, intelligent manufacturing technology, composite component manufacturing technology, aviation maintenance technology, etc. Since 2000, it has undertaken more than 300 national projects, such as national key scientific and technological research projects, national defense key pre-research projects, aviation pre-research projects, model engineering projects, 863high-tech research projects and various kinds of fund projects. It has won 6 national scientific research achievements awards, more than 20 provincial and ministerial awards, and over 2500 academic papers published.
In the past five years, our students have won more than 20 awards in national scientific and technological competitions and over 50 awards in provincial and ministerial competitions. About the talents training on the subject, the department has won 1 national teaching achievement award and nearly 10 Jiangsu Province teaching achievement awards.
The department has cooperated widely with domestic and foreign universities and research institutions, such as establishing the joint training mechanism for graduate students majoring in aviation engineering (aviation manufacturing) with the University of Cranfield, UK, and have sent visiting professors to each other. Many professors of the department hold positions in famous international academic institutions, undertake many international cooperation projects, and vigorously promote the scientific research and student training.