School of Electrical Engineering

School of Electrical Engineering of Beijing Jiaotong University, located at the Electrical Engineering Building in the southeast of the main campus. The school currently has teaching and research units of the Department of Electric Power Engineering, Department of Electric Drive and Control Engineering, Institute of Renewable Energy, Institute of Power Electronics and Electric Traction, Institute of Electric Machinery & Apparatus, Traction Power Supply Institute, Electrotechnics & Electronics Teaching Center, and Center of Electrical Engineering Laboratories, etc.

Since the establishment of “Advanced Electrical Engineering Class A” by the predecessor of Beijing Jiaotong University—Institute of Jiaotong Heritage and Learning in 1912, the discipline of Electrical Engineering has experienced the vicissitudes, and developed nearly a century. After the founding of new China, Beijing Railway Institute established the Department of Electrification Engineering in accordance with the needs of the national economic construction in 1958. In 2000, the original Beijing Electric Power College was incorporated, and the university was under the management of the Ministry of Education, disciplines related with Electrical Engineering were reorganized to establish the current School of Electrical Engineering, Beijing Jiaotong University.

There are 136 staff members in the school, 23 professors, 43 associate professors, 22 PhD supervisors and 63 Master tutors. 76. 8% of all teachers have a doctorate. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and pursues degrees in both Science and Engineering. Furthermore, the students can be educated in a high quality professional way or a unique hands-on experience way in our labs.

Since its founding, in accordance with the requirements of the discipline adjustments of the Ministry of Education, the undergraduate disciplines of the School of Electrical Engineering were merged into the “Electrical Engineering and its Automation" in 2000; and the discipline of "Electrical and Information Engineering" was created in 2001. In the beginning of 2003, the two professional disciplines enrolled students according to Electrical Information category, trained undergraduate professional talents with a wide caliber. In 2005, the school set up a special discipline (direction) of Rail Transportation Electrification, and was honored as the National Academic Specialty in 2009.

Adhering to the multi-level and high-quality educational philosophy, the school keeps on broadening the concept of multi-level education to the entire field of electrical engineering since its inception; carries out the education of the first discipline including undergraduate, postgraduate and the doctoral degrees; and engages in postdoctoral training in the field of electrical engineering. The disciplines of Electric Power and its Automation, and Power Electronics and Electric Drive have been named as the Provincial Key Disciplines. Replying on the school, National Active Distribution Network Technology Research Center, Engineering Research Center of the Electric Traction of the Ministry of Education, Beijing Testing Station of the National Engineering Research Center of Wind Power, National Demonstration Center of the Electrotechnics and Electronic Practice Teaching have been established.

Currently the engineering and technology platform supported by the Ministry of Education 211 Construction Projects, Wind Power Generation and High Efficient Power Battery Energy Conversion Technology, and another platform supported by 985 Engineering and Special Technology Platform of the Ministry of Education, Rail Transit Traction Drive Power Supply Safety and Quality Control Sub-Platform, are under active construction.

The school has widely carried out the international academic exchange and cooperation ; currently it has established cooperative relationship with many universities in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Greece, Denmark, Japan, Belgium, the Czech Republic and other countries. A number of famous foreign scholars are invited as the adjunct professors or the honorary professors to teach and lecture for our students. At present, the school annually selects outstanding undergraduate and graduate students to go abroad, jointly training them with renowned overseas universities.

Students of the school repeatedly won awards in national and provincial-level discipline or professional competitions, achieved outstanding results; they have successfully completed many large-scale student activities including the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, the 60th anniversary of National Day parade and performance task, etc. Employment rate of school graduates for many years is among the forefront of the whole university, and the signing rate ranked first in the whole university; the quality of employment has increased annually.