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Achieving Excellence in Master of Engineering Education: A Case Study of National University of Defense Technology’s Practice

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2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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New Orleans, Louisiana

Publication Date

June 26, 2016

Start Date

June 26, 2016

End Date

August 28, 2016

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978-0-692-68565-5

ISSN

2153-5965

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Engineering Leadership Development Division

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Diversity

Page Count

13

DOI

10.18260/p.26502

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https://peer.asee.org/26502

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35

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Fu zhongli National University of Defense Technology

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FU,zhongli is deputy director of the Center for National Security and Strategic Studies, National University of Defense Technology (NUDT).In this role, he manages NUDT’s continuing education reform and leads excellent engineer training research projects. He has conducted research on engineering education as a visiting scholar in Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2013. His research interests are in engineering education,including adult education and distance learning practice. He is the member of the International Association for Continuing Engineering Education(IACEE). He holds bachelor of engineering from college of mechatronic engineering and automation, and master of military science from college of information system and management, both of them are in NUDT.

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Huang Zhang NUDT in China

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Tong Wu Center for National Security and Strategic Studies (CNSSS), National University of Defense Technology (NUDT)

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Tong Wu is Associate Researcher of the Center for National Security and Strategic Studies (CNSSS) at National University of Defense Technology (NUDT). He holds a B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from NUDT. Dr. Wu draws on expertise from engineering and computing to advance researching in engineering education and professional practice.

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Lini ZHOU Center for National Security and Strategic Studies, National University of Defense Technology

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Dr Zhou Lini is an assistant professor of Center for National Security and Strategic Studies, National University of Defense Technology. She received her B.S.(2002), M.S.(2004), and Ph.D(2010) in Aerospace Engineering from National University of Defense Technology. She has authored or coauthored more than 20 journal and conference papers. Her current research interests include space security strategy, international space cooperation and continuous education.

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Jianchuan Li National University of Defense Technology

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Jichuan Li,Associate Professor of National university of defense technology(NUDT) .He received PhD of Mechanical Engineering from NUDT in 2002.He has authored more than 40 papers.His current research interests are comparision and contrast research of high education,continuing education.

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Lian Lin National University of Defense Technology

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Assistant Professor, National University of Defense Technology, 2013-present.
Ph.D., System engineering ,National University of Defense Technology,2013.
M.A., System engineering ,National University of Defense Technology,2007.
B.A., System engineering ,National University of Defense Technology,2005.

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wang yang Continuing Education College, National University of Defense Technolgy(NUDT)

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Mr. Wang Yang is an researcher of Center for National Security and Strategic Studies, National University of Defense Technology(NUDT). He received his double B.S.in 2004 and 2005. In 2012, he received his M.S. in Technology Philosophy from NUDT. His current research interests focus on continuous education.

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Abstract

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.

zhongli, F., & Zhang, H., & Wu, T., & ZHOU, L., & Li, J., & Lin, L., & yang, W. (2016, June), Achieving Excellence in Master of Engineering Education: A Case Study of National University of Defense Technology’s Practice Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.26502

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