Established in 1998, the discipline of control theories and control engineering became a master’s degree granting program in January of 2006, one of provincial-level key cultivation disciplines in November of 2007, and one of cultivation disciplines of provincial-level distinctive discipline construction project in July of 2009. It has a provincial-level key lab of equipment manufacturing comprehensive automation, provincial-level engineering technological center of network information integration technology, provincial-level engineering center of development and reform commission of network environmental monitoring technology, undergraduate demonstration major of automation, and provincial-level experimental teaching demonstration center of electrical engineering experimental teaching center. The first-level discipline for control science and engineering has become a master’s degree grantingprogramin November of 2010.
Targeted at the frontline of the academic field, the discipline has 5 research orientations of complex system modeling, optimization and control, intelligent monitoring technology and equipment, multi-source information integration and image processing, production process optimization and logistic management, welding automation technology and equipment. It has completed 46 scientific programs, including 2 programs of National Natural Science Fund, 16 longitudinal technological programs of provincial and municipal levels, and 28 latitudinal technological programs, with a total scientific investment of over 15 million yuan. It has won 4 technological progress awards of provincial and municipal levels.Over 200 articles and 5 monographs are published.The discipline has undertaken many programs including 1 subproject of national technological supporting plan (research orientation), 5 programs of National Natural Science Fund (Youth Fund), 10 programs of provincial-level technological plans, 15 programs of provincial department of education or municipal scientific plans, and 35 non-governmental programs with scientific cost of over 7 million yuan.
The discipline has a well-structured and strong academic team, with 10 professors, 10 associate professors and 20 PhD degree holders.