The School of Automation has three undergraduate programs (Automation, Electrical Engineering & Automation, Intelligent Science & Technology) and two 1st level disciplines that confer master degrees (Control Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering). Under the discipline of Control Science & Engineering, the School has four 2nd level disciplines conferring master degrees: Control Theory & Engineering, Measuring & Testing Technologies & Automatic Instruments, Pattern Recognition & Intelligent System, and Navigation, Guidance & Control. Under the discipline of Electrical Engineering, the School has two 2nd level disciplines conferring master degrees: Electric Machine & Apparatus, Power Electronics & Power Drives. The School also confers professional master degrees in Control Engineering.
Laboratories of the School include the Electrical & Electronic Experimental Center, the Laboratory of Control Engineering, the Laboratory of Electrical Engineering and the Laboratory of Intelligent Science & Technology, etc. The Electrical & Electronic Experimental Center of the School is a Beijing Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center in Electrical & Electronic Engineering. The School also contains a National Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center in Electronic Information & Control.
There are 62 faculty members in the School of Automation. Among them 13 are full professors; 19 are associate professors. 23 members of its staff have Ph. D. degrees.
The School of Automation attaches great importance to students’ practical ability. Students from the School are encouraged to participate in science and technology contests at different levels, winning 83 awards in national level contests and 99 in municipal level ones. Various science and technology contests are held by the School, including a National Robot Contest and a National Robot-Soccer Contest and school level contests in intelligent cars, robots, electronic technical design, energy saving and emission reduction, etc.
The School actively participates in academic exchanges and joint training of undergraduate and postgraduate students with foreign universities. The School has established long-term cooperative ties with Mid-Sweden University. The “3+1” undergraduate program with Mid-Sweden University, which is based on bidirectional student exchanges, runs smoothly.