Meeting of Expert Group on Professional Certification of Engineering Education-Harbin University of Science and Technology
Meeting of Expert Group on Professional Certification of Engineering Education


byWu Qiufeng, Zhang Lin fromHigher Education Research and Teaching Quality Assessment Center

Translated by Wei Zhinan; edited by Zhen Yanhua

Time: 2017-11-06 16:12:09 Click: 1,359

At 8:30 a.m. on November 6, 2017, the meeting of the expert group on professional certification of engineering education of automation major and metallic material engineering major was held in the second meeting room of the new main building on west campus. Professor Zhang Jianguo from Chinese Society of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation, Professor Liu Ding from Xi’an University of Technology, Professor Guo Xiping from Northwestern Polytechnical University, Professor Wang Feng from Hunan University, Professor Huangjian from Nanjing Nanrui Relay Electric Co. LTD, Professor Li Zhou from Central South University, Professor Fu Kuijun from Anshan Iron and Steel Research Institute, Professor Huang Jing from Fujian University of Technology, Professor Jiang Kun from Education Department of Heilongjiang Province, the school’s Communist Party Secretary Professor Zhao Guogang, the school’s President Professor Li Dayong, Vice-president Professor Guo Erjun, Secretary of Committee for Discipline Inspection Professor Wang Zhihao, Vice-president Professor Liu Shenghui, and department directors and relevant teachers of the school attended the meeting. The meeting was presided at by Professor Zhang Jianguo of Chinese Society of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation.

Expert group leader Professor Zhang Jianguo first introduced the experts, and extended a warm welcome to Professor Jiang Kun from Education Department of Heilongjiang Province. Then he made a brief introduction of professional certification of engineering education, and said that the expert group would be mainly inspecting experimental conditions, library hardware, test report, graduation design, final term papers in order to get an overview of the school and judge whether these conditions conform to the norms of certification of engineering education. Finally, he expressed thanks on behalf of the experts.

Vice-president Liu Shenghui extended a warm welcome to all the the experts for their hard work in the next few days, and introduced the attendees of our school.

At the meeting, President Professor Li Dayong delivered a welcome speech on behalf of the school to express welcome and thanks to the experts and then he made a brief introduction of metallic material engineering major and automation major, hoping that through professional certification the school’s teaching quality can be rapidly and further promoted. He also pointed out that thanks to the guidance of the experts, weaknesses of the two majors have been revealed, shedding light on the other majors prepared to apply for professional certification.

According to the conference procedure, the heads of automation major and metallic material engineering major gave a presentation on what has not been explained in the self-assessment report. After the presentation, the members of the expert group raised some questions, and the corresponding answers were made by all professional and related functional departments.

Then, Professor Jiang Kun from Education Department of Heilongjiang Province spoke highly of the preparation of professional certification. He said that Education Department of Heilongjiang Province has attached great importance to this work, and formulated a number of incentives to encourage, support and help the universities to participate in professional certification of engineering education and fund support of one million has been set aside for the program.

The school’s Communist Party Secretary Professor Zhao Guogang pointed out that a high sense of political responsibility is required to complete this work. Besides, it is advisable to attach great importance to the professional certification of engineering education and further establish and improve the student-centered and result-oriented teaching. Finally, a series of reforms should be carried out to facilitate and ensure the implementation of the evaluation mechanism.

Finally, Prof. Zhang Jianguo in his concluding remarks expressed his thanks to the school for the convenience provided for the expert group and hoped that the school would achieve outstanding results in the follow-up work.

After the meeting, three groups of experts visited the engineering training center, physics experiment center, the library, the metal material engineering specialty laboratory, the automation specialized laboratory and so on. (Photographs by Liu Chang, Geng Hongjie, Xu Zhuang)

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Meeting of the Expert Group on Professional Certification of Engineering Education

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All the experts at the meeting

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Expert group leader Professor Zhang Jianguo delivering a speech

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HUST Party Secretary Professor Zhao Guogang delivering a speech

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HUST President Professor Li Dayong delivering a speech

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Vice-president Professor Liu Shenghui delivering a speech

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Professor Jiang Kun from Education Department of Heilongjiang Province delivering a speech

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Director of Metallic Material Engineering Department Kang Fuwei making a self-evaluation report

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Vice Dean of School of Automation LüNing making a self-evaluation report

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