The School of Engineering has three major curriculum systems, information technology, civil engineering and electromechanical engineering, with four undergraduate programmes (starting from diploma programme) and eight open education diploma programmes.
The undergraduate programmes include Computer Science and Technology; Mechanical Design Manufacturing and Automation; Civil Engineering; and Hydraulic and Hydropower Engineering. The diploma programmes include Computer Network Technology; Computer Information Management; Information System Development and Maintenance; Machinery Manufacturing and Automation; Construction and Management; Project Costing; Road and Bridge Construction and Management; and Hydraulic and Hydropower Engineering and Management.
The degree programme in engineering offered by the Open University of China (OUC) started in 1979, when the Engineering Teaching Department was established with teaching and research sections including Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry and English. In 1985, the Department of Electrical Engineering, the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Department of Chemical Light Industry were established following restructuring, and the Teaching and Research Section of Civil Engineering was added. In 1995, the departments and sections were combined and renamed as the Engineering Teaching Division, and in 2007, as the School of Engineering. At present, the School consists of three departments: the Department of Computer Science and Technology, the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering, and the Department of Civil Engineering.
Over three decades of development from the Engineering Teaching Department to the School of Engineering, the School has provided distance education programmes at multiple levels, including diploma programmes for full-time students and part-time students, open entrance diploma courses and degree courses, and master's degree education in engineering. The number of all types of graduates is in excess of one million.
There are 22 full-time tutors working at the School of Engineering, two administrative staff, seven part-time tutors who also work at other departments of the University, and 64 part-time tutors from other universities and organizations (major universities and trade associations that the School cooperates with). Among the tutors, there are 34 professors, 40 associate professors and senior engineers, 16 lecturers (of which 11 have doctoral degrees), and 64 have master's degrees. To ensure the quality of its courses, the School has invited close to a hundred senior professors and scholars from conventional universities, such as Tsinghua University and Beijing Jiaotong University to work as chief editors and course lecturers.
Dean: Guo Hong, Vice Dean: Yuan Wei