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Harbin Engineering University (HEU) Master Degree in Marine Engine Engineering
Harbin Engineering University (HEU)

Master Degree in Marine Engine Engineering

Harbin, China

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Master in Marine Engine Engineering

Marine Engine Engineering is a synthetical discipline of advanced science and technology, centralized on thermal, mechanical, electrical and automation engineering to train excellent students who deal with design, maintenance, management and research on ship power plants. This discipline was based on the group of warship internal combustion engine (1953) of Harbin Military Institute - HMI, marine gas turbine (1958 HMI) and so on.

Authorized discipline for Master Degree was approved by the Office of Academic Degree of Chinese Government in 1989. There are 19 teachers (15 Professors, 2 Associate Professors and 2 lectures, including 12 Ph.D. holders) who conduct research on Marine Engineering for a long time. Four special research areas have a dominant position in China, focusing on the performance and system analysis for ship power plant totality, vibration and noise control for ship power plants, automatic and measurement for ship power plants and special power plants. The four areas mentioned above are also the foster directions for Masters of Marine Engineering.

There are more than 50 research projects (including 30 of them were completed, 20 of them had awards from the government and 20 of them are conducting now) and total funds of them are 76.25 Million RMB. In the tenth five year plan of developing, this discipline is the stress construction discipline of our University, pursuing research on the internal combustion engine, gas turbine engine, and combined power plants. The master students of Marine Engine take part in these researches. There are five important laboratories: marine internal combustion engine lab, marine power plant vibration & noise control lab, combined power plant lab, steam power plant lab, and special power plant lab. In this discipline, there is some application software also. These facilities are the research basements for training the masters.

By studying the courses the student should master the main fundamental theory of this discipline, possess the ability to use the basic theory to solve practical engineering problems and meet the requirements of higher education. According to the 4 areas mentioned above, some required courses are indicated.22 electives are available for students and some other courses supplied by other colleges are also available for special research projects of students. During the first semester of the first year students should pass the common theoretical courses and during the second semester of the first year and the first semester of the second year, students should pass the required courses and some electives to meet their thesis requirements. Total 32 course credits must be obtained (16 of academic degree courses, 4 of required courses; 12 of electives) for each student who will be allowed to start the thesis.

The aims of these courses are as following: to train morality, wisdom, and body developed in full scale; to possess the ability to analyze and solving the problem independently; to possess the ability to take part in science and research work. After graduation, the students are able to deal with teaching, designing, research, and management.

The particular requirements are as following: to master the main fundamental theory and systemic specialty knowledge of this discipline; to understand the present condition, developing directions and developed trends of this discipline in China and abroad; to master one foreign language; to have some ability of testing, measuring, data analyzing and computer application as well as programming.

The training of Master students is deeper both in the basic theories and selected courses than Bachelor students. The thesis of Master students is more difficult, more substance and higher requirements. The ability of graduated Master students at the positions of research, design, manufacturing, teaching and management of this discipline is stronger than the graduated Bachelor students.

Research Aspects

The performance and system analysis for ship power plant totality, vibration and noise control for ship power plants, automatic and measurement for ship power plants and special ship power plants.

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