机械工程系

Dept of Mechanical Engineering

Welcome from the chair

Mechanical Engineering is the solid foundation for realizing the dream of becoming a flourishing country. The Department of Mechanical Engineering (DME) was founded in 1932, and it is one of the earliest departments in engineering fields in Tsinghua University as well as one of the most historic engineering departments in China. In 1952, the department was restructured as Department of Mechanical Manufacturing to meet the national demand and forefront direction of mechanical engineering development, and made a great contribution to national scientific development as well as talent cultivation. What is more important, a group of elites were cultivated, working in various departments in School of Mechanical Engineering (including Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Precision Instrument, Department of Thermal Engineering, Department of Automotive Engineering and Department of Industrial Engineering). On December 27th, 2012, the faculty members with teaching and research in mechanical engineering in DME and Department of Precision Instrument and Mechanology joined together and formed the new DME, on the basis of which, the first level discipline of mechanical engineering in Tsinghua University was constructed. The DME of Tsinghua University moves to a higher level, and faces with favorable development opportunity.

So far, the DME has a group of faculty members with high standard, which contains 5 academicians of Chinese Academy of Science and Chinese Academy of Engineering. There are several key labs in the DME, including the State Key Laboratory of Tribology, the Key Laboratory for Advanced Materials Processing Technology, Ministry of Education, the Beijing key lab of Precision/Ultra-precision Manufacturing Equipments and Control, and the Beijing Key laboratory of Biofabrication and Rapid Prototyping Technology. DME also has a series of hi-level engineering teaching platforms, such as the Demonstration Center for National Engineering Discipline Teaching, the National Engineering Practice Education Center, the Experimentation Teaching Center for Measurement and Control Technology, the Creative Machine Design Teaching Laboratory and etc.

Through 80 years of development, based on the great needs of hi-tech in China`s manufacturing (such as key equipment, aerospace, transportation and national defense, etc.), DME has formed several research directions which concentrate on international academic frontier and emphasize on interdisciplinary, such as advanced design technology and digitalization, manufacturing technology and material science, surface/interface theory and technology, biofabrication science and technology, robot technology, intelligent control technology and modern management. These research directions include micro- and nano- mechanical science and technology, tribology and surface engineering, mechanical design and multidisciplinary design optimization, modern manufacturing and processing technology, electro-mechanical systems, biofabrication technology, manufacturing theory and computing simulation, material processing monitoring, controlling and automation, rapid prototyping and laser processing, and aeronautics and astronautics manufacturing engineering, etc. In 2017, Mechanical Engineering in Tsinghua University ranked at 10 in the QS World University Rankings.

In the aspect of cultivating the students, the DME persists in the cultivation principle of "Foundation, Extension, Implementation and Quality", focusing on cultivating students' comprehensive abilities and laying a solid foundation for students' future development. The graduates can start their career in national manufacturing enterprises, academic institutions or government agencies.

A broad platform for the development of Mechanical Engineering has been formed due to the rapid development of China`s industry and the “re-industrialization” of developed countries. The DME sincerely welcomes excellent students as well as outstanding scholars from all over the world to join us.  

Jianbin Luo
The Chair of Department of Mechanical Engineering