New Orleans, Louisiana
June 26, 2016
June 26, 2016
August 28, 2016
Engineering Leadership Development Division
Being a leading institution of China's modern national defense technology, National University of Defense Technology (NUDT) has been playing an important role in engineering talents cultivation, defense technology research and military modernization in China, contributing significantly to China’s aerospace cause, such as manned space flight, as well as the cyberspace development, demonstrated by “Tianhe-2” supercomputer project which ranks as the first place in 2014 top 500 supercomputer ranking again. Section 1 of this paper introduces the background of NUDT’s continuing education system in engineering which consists of Master of Engineering program, short-term trainings for high-level professionals, as well as periodic workshops for specific topics. Section 2 elaborates the teaching objectives, philosophy and curriculum design of the NUDT’s “Achieve Excellence in Master of Engineering Education” mission. It specifically shares the experiences in majors such as aerospace engineering, computer science and technology, electronics and communication engineering. Last but not the least, this paper studies a real case of NUDT’s success in Master of Engineering education, illustrated by the fact that as many as 13 graduates from NUDT’s Master of Engineering program won the award of “Outstanding Master of Engineer Graduates" in 2005, ranking the second among all the universities across China. In order to promote this successful experience, Section 3 tells vivid stories of these graduates who tremendously benefited from NUDT’s “Achieve Excellence in Master of Engineering Education”, followed by some suggestions for future improvements in this area.
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