The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics is established by merging the center of dynamics and materials science and the department of mechanical Engineering, two of the departments founded in the early period of Ningbo University. with the rich educational and research resources, the faculty consists of Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Mechanics, Department of Industrial Design and The central laboratory. The present executive is Professor Chen Jiankang.
In 2007, the Faculty started a doctorial program and won a first prize of natural science by the Ministry of Education. In 2008, it had one of its specialties listed in the national featured specialties. In 2009, it obtained a national project of demonstrative bilingual teaching.
The discipline of engineering mechanics conducted in the Faculty is on the first list of the provincial-level key disciplines of Ningbo University, and in 2008, this discipline was approved by Zhejiang Provincial
Government as a core discipline of provincial level project “Offshore Shock and Safety”. It has Laboratory of Shock and Safety, a key lab jointly founded by the faculty and the department of Education of Zhejiang Province, and the key lab of Piezoelectric Devices Technology of Ningbo. The discipline of Techtronic engineering is a sky discipline of Zhejiang Province (of A Class), equipped with Ningbo Key Laboratory of Digitalized Manufacturing Technology.
The Faculty offers one doctoral program, four master programs of second level, and one master program of first level and four bachelor programs. As present, it has over 1000 full-time undergraduates, 120 postgraduates, and over 100 students of adult education.
The faculty has 83 members, including 55 teachers, of whom, 15 are professors, 27 are associate professors, and 8 of them are doctoral supervisors. Of the faculty members, 1 is entitled Famous Teacher of Zhejiang, 3 Distinguished Professors of Zhejiang, and 1 Distinguished Professors of Ningbo. 1 teacher is listed in the Excellent Young Teachers programs of MOC, PRC, and 19 are in the “151 talent Program of Zhejiang”. 3 teachers are honored as national-level model teachers of dynamic.
In recent five years, the faculty has undertaken over 40 national and provincial scientific research projects, and the funds fro the projects add up to 15 million yuan. The faculty has had over 500 academic papers published in authoritative journals or read at important academic conferences home and abroad.
The faculty has cooperative relationships with Purdue University, Aston University, University of Manitoba, University of Sydney, Taiwan University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and China Academy of Engineering Physics. The cooperation ranges from education to academic researches.