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Harbin Engineering University

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  • Chinese Name : 哈尔滨工程大学

  • Province: Heilongjiang

  • City: Harbin

  • Founded: 1953

  • Cost of living: $410-827 USD/year

  • Scholarships: Available

794
World Rank
110
Country Rank
40,000+
University students

Harbin Engineering University (in short HEU, formerly Harbin Military Engineering Institute), founded in 1953, is located in Harbin, ice city, near beautiful Songhua River. It is one of the first key universities in the national "211 Project" (to set up 100 national key universities in 21st Century) and the key construction on the Specific Disciplines Innovation Platform (belongs to 985 project) and the first batch of key constructed universities in China having graduate school and National University Science Park. Harbin Engineering University has major personnel training and scientific research in the field of shipbuilding engineering, ocean exploration and nuclear energy application.

Aiming to the elite education, Harbin Engineering University makes great effort on building the teams of worldwide first-class engineers, industry leaders and scientists, and improving the high level of education, teaching, and personnel qualities. In recent years, the students have awarded more than 400 international and national prizes in the international and domestic various contests, such as the "Challenge Cup" Students' Extracurricular Scientific Work Competition, Asia-Pacific and the National Students Robot TV contest, American International Mathematical Modeling Contest, National Undergraduate Electronic Design Contest etc.

(1). History 

Harbin Engineering University traces its origins to the PLA Military Engineering Institute established in Harbin on September 1st, 1953. In 1970 the university was renamed Harbin Shipbuilding Engineering Institute. The current name has been in use since 1994. Harbin Engineering University was one of the first universities authorized by the state to award master's and doctoral degrees.

(2). Discipline and programs 

There are 14 post doctor work stations, 13 Doctoral first-class disciplines, 28 Master’s first-class disciplines, and 56 undergraduate programs provided for students at Harbin Engineering University. In the last two rounds of National College of discipline assessment made by the Ministry of Education, a total of 23 subjects of Harbin Engineering University participated in the assessment. Among them, 2 disciplines ranked in the top 5, 4 subjects ranked in the top 10, 9 disciplines ranked in the top 20, 15 disciplines ranked in the top 30; the discipline ship and ocean engineering ranked in the second place, nuclear science and technology ranked in the fifth place, system science in the seventh place, aerospace science and technology ranked in the eighth place. 

(3). Academic facilities and scientific research 

Harbin Engineering University is top-ranking in the fields of shipbuilding engineering and nuclear power sciences in China, such as underwater robots, ship anti-rolling, marine power, integrated navigation, underwater acoustic positioning, nuclear power simulation, simulation of large ship etc, in domestic or abroad. Harbin Engineering University has become national base and application research institute of the areas of naval architecture and ocean engineering. Harbin Engineering University also has more than 40 scientific research institutions and 150 scientific research and teaching laboratories, among them there are 2 national defense science and technology key laboratories, 2 key discipline laboratory of national defense, 1 national science innovation talent-exchange base, and 1 national electrical and electronic teaching base, 6 state-level experimental teaching demonstration center, 1 national university students' cultural quality education base. The library has more than 2,950,000 books.

Harbin Engineering University has always attached great importance to the tradition of scientific research. The school is well-known not only for the first experimental submarine, the first hydrofoil craft, the first shipboard computer, the first swath bathymeter set and dozens of other major gap-filling scientific research breakthroughs, but also for being the best in the world with several achievements such as duplex submersible vehicles, hovercrafts and gradient velocimeters. The university maintains strong technical knowledge in the shipping, ocean and nuclear fields. Its underwater robots, shipping anti-rolling technology, integrated navigation, acoustic positioning and nuclear power simulation have occupied advanced domestic and international positions, leading Harbin Engineering University to become one of the main forces in the basic and applied research of China's ship science and technology. It is renowned for providing key units of the navy's advanced technical equipment and being a reliable resource for developers of high-tech marine equipment in China.

Since the beginning of the Eleventh Five-Year Plan in 2006, the school has adhered to major strategic demands of national defense, constantly condensing the direction of the frontier research, focusing on improving the capability of independent innovation, undertaking major national science and technology research and a large number of research projects such as the National Defense Program 973 (which is called the National Basic Research Program of March 1997), Program 863 (which is known as the High-tech Research Development Program carried out by Deng Xiaoping in March 1986), and national defense pre-research and models, winning more than 260 provincial and ministerial awards. The quality management of the research products has been identified by the ISO9000 quality system. Harbin Engineering University has become the first domestic university possessing "dual authentication". In addition, the school owns a national university science park with a flourishing development of the technology industry and industrial-academic cooperation. In 2011, the total scientific research spending reached 760 million CNY, which ranked among the forefront of the national key universities.

(4). Great achievements 

Harbin Engineering University is not only famous for significant achievements in domestic area which have filled the gaps in fields such as China's first experimental submarine, hydrofoils, carrier-based computers, and set of striping sounder, but also for the world-renowned duplex type submarine, the hovercraft, and the gradient sound velocity profiler. Harbin Engineering University maintains abundant technical reserves in the field of ship, marine and nuclear science. The school's technology of underwater robots, ship stability, combining navigation, acoustic orientation and nuclear power simulation holds a prominent place in the world. Harbin Engineering University has become the main force of basic and applied ship research in science and technology in China, one of the key units of the Navy's development of advanced technology and equipment, and a developer of high-level marine technology in China. 

(5). Communication and international cooperation

Harbin Engineering University is dedicated to maintaining an international focus, building relationships with institutions such as the University of California-Berkeley, the University of Sydney, the Far Eastern National University of Russia, the University of Electro-Communications, the world's five major classification societies, the International Atomic Energy Agency and around 100 other famous universities, enterprises and scientific research institutions. HEU implements several high level programs, such as the GOC Scholarship, Nation-building project level Graduate Students. As its internationalization process accelerates, Harbin Engineering University funds an increasing number of teachers to study, teach and cooperate abroad annually. In addition to this, a group of outstanding students is chosen to participate in exchange programs with famous international universities. Universities at home and abroad as well as academic institutions are welcomed to visit and establish cooperative relationships.

Harbin Engineering University provides in campus hostel for foreign students. There are different options for international students: 56.5m2 double rooms with a kitchen, a bathroom and a living room and 44.7m2 double rooms with a kitchen and bathroom. All bedrooms have a TV, desk and chair, wardrobe, internet, hook-up, etc. All toilets are equipped with water heater and washing machine. All kitchens are equipped with stove, range hood and refrigerator. Living rooms are equipped with a table, chairs and a telephone. 

Applicants Eligibility 

  1. Need to be Non-Chinese citizens
  2. Need to be in good health
  3. Age Limit: Bachelor Degree:18-25 Years old; Masters Degree:18-35Years old; PhD: 18-40Years old;Chinese Language:18-40Years old
  4. Need to have good academic result in highest education degree
  5. For English Taught Program need to have IELTS 0 or TOFEL 80 or Equivalent English Proficiency Certificate
  6. For Chinese Taught Program need to have HSK -4 or above (ChineseProficiency Certificate)
  7. Doesn’t have any criminal record in the past
  8. Need to have skill on research & publication(For Masters and PhD Degree )
  9. Need to have publication on good journal (For PhD Degree)
  10. Need to provide real and complete resume

Application Documents for Bachelor Degree students:

  1. Valid Passport
  2. PP size photo (White/Blue Background)
  3. Higher secondary /A Level/Grade 12/High School Certificate & Transcript(If it’s not in English then need to translate to English or Chinese and need to submit both original & scan copy)
  4. For English Taught Program need to have IELTS 0 orTOFEL 80 or Equivalent English Proficiency Certificate
  5. For Chinese Taught Program need to have HSK -4 or above (ChineseProficiency Certificate)
  6. Physical examination report (6 month validity)
  7. Non Criminal record/Police Clearance  (If it’s not in English then need to translate to English or Chinese and need to submit both original & scan copy;6 month validity)
  8. CV/Bio-data/Resume
  9. The valid ID card or passport photo page of the Guardian (under 18 years old)
  10. Valid bank statement (more than 3000$;6 month validity)
  11. Other supporting documents (if applicable)

Application Documents for Masters Degree students:

  1. Valid Passport
  2. PP size photo (White Background)
  3. Bachelor Degree Certificate & Transcript(If it’s not in English then need to translate to English or Chinese and need to submit both original & scan copy)
  4. For English Taught Program need to have IELTS 0 orTOFEL 80 or Equivalent English Proficiency Certificate
  5. For Chinese Taught Program need to have HSK -4 or above (ChineseProficiency Certificate)
  6. Physical examination report (6 month validity)
  7. Two recommendation letter from two different Professor or Associate professor
  8. Study plan/Research Plan(Minimum 800 words)
  9. Non Criminal record/Police Clearance  (If it’s not in English then need to translate to English or Chinese and need to submit both original & scan copy;6 month validity)
  10. CV/Bio-data/Resume
  11. The valid ID card or passport photo page of the Guardian (under 18 years old)
  12. Valid bank statement (more than 3000$;6 month validity)
  13. Other supporting documents (Job Experience ;Publications ,etc)

Application Documents for PhD Degree students:

  1. Valid Passport
  2. PP size photo (White Background)
  3. Masters Degree Certificate & Transcript(If it’s not in English then need to translate to English or Chinese and need to submit both original & scan copy)
  4. For English Taught Program need to have IELTS 0 orTOFEL 80 or Equivalent English Proficiency Certificate
  5. For Chinese Taught Program need to have HSK -4 or above (ChineseProficiency Certificate)
  6. Two recommendation letter from two different Professor or Associate professor
  7. Study plan/Research Plan(Minimum 800 words)
  8. Physical examination report (6 month validity)
  9. Non Criminal record/Police Clearance  (If it’s not in English then need to translate to English or Chinese and need to submit both original & scan copy;6 month validity)
  10. CV/Bio-data/Resume
  11. The valid ID card or passport photo page of the guardian(under 18 years old)
  12. Valid bank statement (more than 3000$;6 month validity)
  13. Other supporting documents (Job Experience ;Publications ,etc)

Application Documents for Chinese Language courses:

  1. Valid Passport
  2. PP size photo (White Background)
  3. Last academic Certificate & Transcript(If it’s not in English then need to translate to English or Chinese and need to submit both original & scan copy)
  4. Physical examination report (6 month validity)
  5. Non Criminal record/Police Clearance  (If it’s not in English then need to translate to English or Chinese and need to submit both original & scan copy;6 month validity)
  6. CV/Bio-data/Resume
  7. The valid ID card or passport photo page of the Guardian (under 18 years old)
  8. Valid bank statement (more than 3000$;6 month validity)
  9. Other supporting documents (if applicable)

CSC Scholarship Covers:

1. Full Tuition fees free

2. Full Accommodation fees free

3. Insurance fees free

4. Monthly stipend:3000 CNY/Month

 

After Scholarship Need to pay to the University :

1. Medical 400 CNY (Only for one year )

2. Visa Fees 400 CNY/Year

3. Registration Fees:400 CNY(Only for First Year)

 

 

University Scholarship Covers:

1.Full Tuition fees free

2.Monthly stipend:3000 CNY/Month

 

After Scholarship Need to pay to the University :

1.Accommodation fees 500-2400 CNY/Month

2.Insurance fees 800 CNY/Year

3.Medical 400 CNY (Only for one year )

4.Visa Fees 400 CNY/Year

5.Registration Fees:400 CNY(Only for First Year)

 



Masters Degree Major List for Taught in English Medium(Duration 3 years):

1. Design and Construction of Naval architecture and Ocean Structure

2. Underwater Acoustics Engineering

3. Fluid Mechanics

4. Control Science and Engineering

5. Nuclear Science and Technology

6. Power Engineering and Engineering Thermophysics

7. Marine Engine Engineering

8. Civil Engineering

9. Mechanics

10. Information and Communication Engineering

11. Optical Engineering

12. Materials Science and Engineering

13. Materials Science and Engineering

14. Mechanical Engineering

15. Computer Science and Technology

16. Aeronautical and Astronautical Science and Technology

17. Applied Mathematics

 

Harbin Engineering University is qualified to admit all categories of international students. Harbin Engineering University has been one of the few universities in China that uses English as the primary medium of instruction for all its international bachelor, master and doctoral programs. Since 2000, Harbin Engineering University students have included nationals from Canada, Korea, Russia, Japan, Pakistan, Thailand, Nepal, India, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Now about 1258 international students are studying at Harbin Engineering University. Harbin Engineering University emphasizes the development of international cooperation and academic exchange. School of International Education of Harbin Engineering University is in charge of international students.  

International School of Harbin Engineering University is responsible for developing educational programs and extracurricular activities for international students. The office is in charge of the study and daily life of international students. The International School not only offers the master’s, doctoral and bachelor degree programs, but also provides long and short Chinese training programs, professional training courses, summer school in space technology, and many other specialized programs to meet the increasing demands of international education.

There are two major catering centers on campus: Catering Center I - three- storied and Catering Center II- four-storied. Both common dishes and specialty dishes are available according to individual food budget. 

Visit the Campus Catering Centers when you need a hearty breakfast to get off to a good start, a quick lunch before your afternoon classes, or a delicious supper after a whole day work. The dining halls are offering full-service for everyone, including:

Daily Chinese dishes

Snack foods: potato chips, crackers, cookies, candy 

Beverage: hot coffee, cold pop, tea and water, and more. 

Meal time:

Monday to Friday:

Morning: 6:30-8:00

At noon: 10:50-12:30

Night: 16:40-18:30

Saturday to Sunday and holidays:

Morning: 6:50-8:30

At noon: 10:50-12:30

Night: 16:40-18:30

The first floor of Gourmet City:

9:30-22:00 everyday

Dining card credit booth:

Prepaid dining cards can be used to purchase food and beverages at the campus dining halls.

To add money to your card: Use cash to put money on your dining card at dining card credit booth (Catering Center I second floor, or Catering Center II fourth floor).

Catered events:

Canteens of Harbin Engineering University can also help to plan your catered event. From an inform morning coffee to an elegant evening banquet, they will work with you to fulfill your needs. They strive to provide you with fine foods and excellent service at a reasonable cost. The Dining Services staff consists of an Executive Chief and a variety of service professionals with years of experience can help tailor any event to meet and exceed your specifications.

Self-catering:

In many other Chinese universities, kitchens are not provided. However, we are considerate to satisfy our students’ demands. We provide students with kitchens in well-furnished family-resembled apartments. The kitchen is well ventilated and well designed for cooking; students will have a fun time cooking themselves.

FAQ about Harbin Engineering University, China

1. I really want to study at your University, but I can’t speak Chinese, can I be instructed in English?

Answer: The program is fully English medium program. 

2. How is the living standard in Harbin city? What about the canteen in the University?

Answer: The living expense here is moderate, for example, about 150 USD for your food per month. Two Catering Centers including a Muslim canteen of Harbin Engineering University provide delicious and clean food to international students. Both common dishes and specialty dishes are available.

3. How can I arrive in Harbin city, the location of University?

Answer: If there is no direct flight to Harbin, then the recommended flight is transit from Beijing to Harbin (around 2 hour). 

4. Can you send a vehicle to take us from the local airport to the University?

Answer: Harbin Engineering University can provide airport pick up service for international students in group from local airport – Harbin Taiping International Airport to the campus. It is around 75-105 minutes from the airport to the University. But students should send detailed departure, transfer and arrival schedule to us minimum 3 days in advance so that the university can pick up without any delay. Airport Pick-up Service is only available during Registration time.

5. How can I exchange some Chinese currency for my pocket money when I just arrived in China?

Answer: Students can exchange some Chinese currency in bank for shuttle/bus ticket fare and pocket money in big Airport when they arrive in China. And students can buy telephone card from business counter in the airport to give international call and domestic call if students need. 

6. How are the transportation, telecom and internet in Harbin City? 

Answer: there is one international airport and one train station. There are convenient public facilities for telecom and internet, you can buy telecom card to call any time and there are lots of public internet bars.

7. How is the climate in Harbin City?

Answer: The climate of Harbin is characterized by distinct four seasons, with long and cold winter, short and hot summer. And the annual mean temperature is 4.25 °C (39.6 °F).

8. How is China’s Engineering Education in the world?

Answer: China is a largest producer of engineering graduates in the world. 

9.How is China’s Business and Management Education in the world?

Answer: China has become the second largest economy and this has influential role in the global economy. 

10. Can a student open a Bank Account? 

Answer: Yes, a student could open a bank account in his name to keep his surplus money safe. He could also use this account to have his family remit any additional money as required. 

11. Is learning Chinese language compulsory? 

Answer: Even though the program is taught in English, but international students must study Chinese language according to Ministry of Education, China. Chinese language classes are just offered three times per week, and international students are required to pass the basic level. Besides, it will be helpful for students in daily life if they learn some Chinese language.

12. What is the voltage used in China? 

Answer: The voltage here is 220 V. Converters and power strips may be purchased locally.

13. Useful public contact number in China:

Answer:

Fire: 119

Police Station: 110

Time Report: 12117

Telephone Directory: 114

Telephone Repair: 112

Emergency Ambulance: 120

Earthquake Advisory Service: 2042691

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