The College of Ocean Science and Engineering (“College of Ocean Science”) was established on January 28, 2019. Based on the Ocean Engineering Research Institute established in 2014, it actively responds to the national strategies of Marine Power, the strategies of Strong Marine Province of Shandong Province, and the strategy of accelerating the construction of the international marine city of Qingdao. And it is an institute of research and teaching, which thoroughly implements the spirit of the 3rd representative conference of the CCP of the university, optimizes the layout of disciplines and specialty, andadheresto the principle of “co-construction, co-management, and sharing” with theFirst Institute of Oceanography, MNR.
Now the College hastwo (2)teaching department: Department of Marine Technology, and Department of Ship Engineering,one (1)experimental center, andthree (3)functional offices, with 457 undergraduate students and 44 graduate students. There are 46 faculty members, including 4 professors, 9 associate professors, 34 part-timegraduate advisorsfrom the First Institute of Oceanography, 2 foreign experts from Admiral Makarov National University of Shipbuilding, Ukraine and Nikolayev Shipyard, and over 10 enterprise experts from China Shipbuilding IndustryCorporation (CSIC)in Qingdao Haixi Bay Ship Science and Technology Park. Thus, it has basically formeda teaching and research team with high educational level, reasonable age structure, and integration of the East & the West, Science & Education, and Industry & Education.
The college hasone (1) first classmaster’s degree in Ship and Ocean Engineering, one (1) authorization category of master’s degree in Transportation Engineering (Ship and Ocean Engineeringorientated), and 4 undergraduate majors including Marine Technology, Ship and Ocean Engineering, Technique and Instrumentation of Measurements, and Remote Sensing Science and Technology (Marine Monitoring and Researchingoriented); meanwhile, there arefour (4)scientific research and innovation platforms,namelythe National and Local Joint Engineering Research Center for Marine and Terrestrial Information Integration and Application, Marine Surveying and Mapping Technology Sub-center of the National Marine Technology Transfer Center, the Key Laboratory of Marine Surveying and Mapping, MNR, and the Collaborative Innovation Center for Marine and Investigation Engineering Technology of Shandong Province.
Attaching great importance to personnel cultivation, the College adheresto the core work of talent cultivation, focuses on social demand, and is committed to the cultivation of interdisciplinary talent of all-around development of moral, intellectual, physical, aesthetics and labour education, with international vision and marine spirit, humanistic literacy and cooperation awareness, innovative entrepreneurial ability and practical skills, in order to providemanpower support and intellectual resourcesfor national and local marine strategies.
The College launches joint research and training of marine technology, technique and instrumentation of measurements with First Institute of Oceanography, China Electronics Technology Group Corporation and CSSC Wuxi Haiying Jiake Technology Co., Ltd. The main directions are Sensor Technology, Ocean Exploration Theory & Technology, and Intelligent Data Collection & Processing, which intend to support the Shandong marine Internet of Things industry, and promote the informatization and intelligence of marine technology.
Cooperating with China Shipbuilding IndustryCorporation (CSIC), Admiral Makarov National University of Shipbuilding in Ukraine, Odessa National Maritime University in Ukraine, the College is carrying out talent cultivation and scientific research in Ship and Ocean Engineering, concentrating on Special Ship Design & Manufacturing, Marine Intelligent Mobile platform, Ship Electronic Technology so as tostrengthen elements of times and future needs, form characteristic advantages, support Shandong coastal shipbuilding and marine engineering industries, promote the localization of ship instrumentation, and boost the intelligent process of ship management and control.
The College works together with theNational Deep Sea Centerto carry out research on new technologies and equipment for the development of marine mineral resources, which aims at abyssal mineral resources and environmental exploration technology, abyssal environmental simulation of resource mining equipment, drilling rigs engineering operation methods and protective measures, and drilling rig intelligent assist device.
Under the highly integrated and comprehensive sharing mechanism, the College of Ocean Science will give full play to its advantages, insist on the dominance of engineering and integration of science and engineering, and carry outpersonnel cultivation and scientific research in view of national and local needs. Moreover, it will lead the development of the university’s marine disciplines and gradually become a distinctive domestic first-class personnel cultivation and scientific research base in the field of marine engineering technology.