The School of Communication and Transportation Engineering was set up on March 2009, has more than 800 students including full-time undergraduates and junior-college students. At present, the school has two undergraduate programs-- Traffic Engineering and Road & Bridge Engineering, there is also a junior college program named Road and Bridge Engineering.
There are currently 34 staff, of whom 30 are full-time teachers, 6 of whom have senior titles, 8 of whom have PhDs. 90% percent of the teaching staff in this department have advanced degrees. In the past 3 years, teachers have published more than 50 papers inChinaor overseas, including 10 internationally indexed articles, 20 monographs and textbooks and have completed more than 10 provincial and ministerial research projects as well as a number of other projects.
The school is divided into two discipline areas based on undergraduate instruction specialisms. There is also an experiment centre which includes six laboratories for traffic control and intelligent traffic, traffic planning and emulation, traffic investigation and action, road materials, road construction, designing and testing of road, bridge and tunnels. The total value of the experiment equipments is over 700 million.
There are two major courses--the transportation planning and management which is college-level key disciplines, and the road and railway engineering which is a school level discipline.
In line with the university’s mission to develop graduate employability, staff at the school have focused on preparing students for their professional future. The department is proud to note that graduate employment has remained at 100% for three consecutive years, and the ASTRI rate has been maintained at more than 35% for many years.