Brief Introduction to Shanghai University of Engineering Science

As one of the higher education institutions, Shanghai University of Engineering Science (SUES) integrates and coordinates engineering, economics, management, art, design, and other disciplines. SUES is one of the first batches of pilot universities under the Outstanding Engineer Education and Training Program of the Ministry of Education, the pioneer of Emerging Engineering Education and High-level Application-oriented Universities in Shanghai. Since 2017, SUES has been applying to be a doctoral degree-awarding institution in Shanghai.

The Shanghai University of Engineering Science was established in 1985, based on the Mechanical and Electrical Branch of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the Branch of Shanghai Institute of Chemical Technology (incorporated into Mechanical and Electrical Branch of Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 1984), and Branch of Shanghai Textile Institute of Technology (renamed as East China Textile Institute of Technology in 1980).In 2003, the Shanghai Technician School (founded in 1951) was merged into Shanghai University of Engineering Science.

The three campuses of SUES, Songjiang, Changning, and Hongkou, cover nearly 98.4 hectares, with a total construction area of 715,000 square meters, total fixed assets of about 461 million US dollars, and teaching and scientific research instruments of about 150 million US dollars. SUES has established the following schools/colleges: School of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, School of Management Studies, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, School of Materials Science and Engineering, School of Art and Design, International Institute of Creative Design, School of Air Transportation (School of Flying), School of Textiles and Fashion, School of Urban Railway Transportation, School of Mathematics, Physics and Statistics, School of Foreign Languages, School of Marxism, College of International Education, College of Continuing Education, Higher Vocational and Technical College, Department of Physical Education, Engineering Training Center, General Education Center, as well as the National Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center, National Virtual Simulation Experimental Teaching Center and National University Science Park.


There are currently 13 master's degree programs for first-level disciplines, 8 professional master's degree programs, and 63 undergraduate programs at SUES. There are 13 programs of SUES selected as the national first-class undergraduate program construction sites: Mechanical Engineering, Vehicle Engineering, Computer Science and Technology, Information Management and Information System, Business Administration,Tourism Management, Chemical Engineering and Technology, Pharmaceutical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Product Design, Fashion Design and Engineering, and Transportation. There are 19 programs of SUES selected as the first-class undergraduate program construction sites in Shanghai: Automotive Service Engineering, Energy and Power Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Automation, Radio and Television Engineering, Automation, Engineering Management, Labor and Social Security, Polymer Materials and Engineering, Materials Forming and Control Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Visual Communication Design, Art and Technology, Traffic Management, Logistics Management, Flight Technology, Aircraft Manufacturing Engineering, Textile Engineering, Railway Traffic Signal and Control, Railway Engineering. There are 10 programs have been certified in engineering education: Pharmaceutical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Transportation, Fashion Design and Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Automation, Computer Science and Technology, Vehicle Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering. Automotive Engineering program and Railway Traffic Signal and Control program passed ASIIN accreditation, Traffic Management program and Aircraft Manufacturing Engineering program passed AABI accreditation.


SUES is dedicated to advancing education and teaching reform and fostering talent development. SUES adheres to the tenet of being based on modern industry, serving the socioeconomic development and modern industrial development needs. Taking the Industry-University-Research strategic alliance as the platform, SUES have built the Four Collaboratives mode: collaborative education, collaborative cultivation, collaborative innovation, and joint employment, helping the University become the cradle of training excellent engineers and engineering service talents. The University homes nearly 24,000 full-time students, including about 4,400 postgraduate students. SUES graduates have a significant competitive advantage in employment and are generally welcomed by employers. Even though under the impact of the epidemic, the employment rate reached 96.44 % in 2022, continuing to rank among the top universities of its kind.


SUES adheres to discipline guidance and continuously enhances the core innovation of scientific research. Its Engineering discipline, Materials Science discipline, and Chemistry discipline entered the top 1% of ESI in the world. It operates one Shanghai III peak discipline, one IV peak discipline, and 21 provincial-level scientific research platforms such as the Collaborative Innovation Center, R&D Public Service Platform, Engineering Technology Research Center, and SUES Think Tank. Since 2016, SUES have won 194 National Natural Science Fund projects as the first organization, among them, participated in 1 Key project of the Joint Fund; In 2020, SUES was awarded the major project of Ministry of Science and Technology Science and Technology Innovation 2030 - New Generation Artificial Intelligence; 52 projects of the National Social Science Foundation were approved as the first organization, including 1 key project of the National Social Science Foundation in 2021, 1 major project of the National Social Science Foundation in 2022 for the study and interpretation of the spirit of the 6th Plenary Session of the 19th CPC Central Committee. In 2022, SUES were awarded 1 major project of the National Social Science Foundation of China to study and interpret the spirit of the Sixth Plenary Session of the 19th CPC Central Committee; 1 major project of the Ministry of Education for philosophical and social science research, 1 key project of the Ministry of Education for national education science planning, 5 projects of the National Arts Foundation, and more than 500 projects at provincial and ministerial levels; 29 science and technology awards at provincial and ministerial levels as the first organization, including 1 first prize; 13 awards in philosophy and society at provincial and ministerial levels, including 1 first prize; and more than 3,500 patents.


SUES places a significant focus on developing high-quality and high-level talents. There are  1,977 faculty and staff members, including more than 1,500 teachers engaged in teaching and research, among whom 61.4% hold doctoral degrees and 678 hold senior professional and technical titles. SUES currently has 25 national talents of all kinds in the post, including 4 academicians from the Chinese Academy of Engineering (two double employed Academicians), 9 experts who receive special government allowance from the State Council, and 104 provincial and ministerial-level talents or talent programs.


Adhering to the concept of globalized education, SUES actively introduces international quality educational resources to improve its internal construction and student training. So far, SUES have established cooperative relations with more than 110 universities or institutions in more than 20 countries and regions, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Kazakhstan, and Pakistan. SUES has been given permission to manage a Sino-foreign cooperative organization, the International Institute of Creative Design. There are Sino-Korean, Sino-French, and Sino-Swiss cooperative education programs, providing more than 110 overseas study and exchange programs, including joint training of doctorate students, joint training of master's and undergraduate degrees, mutual recognition of credits, graduation design, overseas internships, online courses, and international industry-university collaboration, in order to provide students a variety of platforms for international study and exchange. SUES actively serves the national Belt and Road Initiative, actively carries out educational cooperation and exchange with universities along the route, and receives international students from more than 70 countries and regions to study for degrees, participate in short-term exchanges, and receive language training.


Along with higher education reform and development, we vigorously implement the three development strategies: strengthening the university with talents, developing with characteristics, and internationalization; we take root in China, cultivate high-quality engineering application-oriented talents who are responsible for national rejuvenation, and advance confidently on the journey of building a high-level modern engineering application-oriented university.


Welcome to Shanghai University of Engineering Science!




Songjiang Campus: 333 Longteng Road, Shanghai, China (201620)

Changning Campus: 350 Xianxia Road, Shanghai, China (200335)

Hongkou Campus: 88 Yixian Road, Shanghai, China (200434)