Dalian Jiaotong University (Railway Institute)

Dalian Jiaotong University was founded in 1956 as Dalian Railway Vehicle Manufacturing School. In 1958, it was upgraded to be Dalian Railway Institute subordinated to the then Ministry of Railways. In February, 2000, it was put under the administration of the People’s Government of Liaoning Province, and carried out the management system of “being co-constructed by the central and local authorities, while mainly managed by the local authorities”. The University got its current name with the approval of the Ministry of Education in May 2004, and became an institution of higher education featuring railway transports and interdisciplinary software talents cultivation.

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The University covers an area of 862,000 square meters, and consists of two campuses in Shahekou and Lushunkou Districts of Dalian. The building area of schoolhouses totals 555,000 square meters, with teaching instruments and equipment valued at RMB260 million Yuan. The university library covers a construction area of 43,000 square meters, for the possession of 1,402,321 volumes of document resources, and 22247 kinds of Chinese & foreign electronic journals.

The University has a Graduate School and 13 secondary schools to award bachelor’s, master’s and doctor’s degrees.

There are 2 mobile post-doctoral research stations for first-level disciplines, 2 doctor programs for first-level disciplines, 7 doctor programs for second-level disciplines, 12 master programs for first-level disciplines, 44 master programs for second-level disciplines, 9 fields for engineering masters, and 2 majors of master degrees for university teachers.

The University has 3 first-level key disciplines in the province, which are Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, and Transportation Engineering, and covers 12 second-level disciplines. The University offers 51 undergraduate majors involving 7 categories, which are Engineering, Management Science, Natural Science, Literature, Economics, Laws and Arts. Business Administration, Software Engineering and Computer Science & Technology are entitled to award the second bachelor’s degrees. There are 9 state-level and provincial-level key construction majors, which are Mechanical Engineering, Material Formation and Control Engineering, Vehicle Engineering, Civil Engineering, Software Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Automation, Environmental Engineering, and Measurement Control Technology and Instruments. Vehicle Engineering is a training base for undergraduate talents short of supply in Liaoning province. The University has the rights to recommend graduates to study for master’s degrees without taking examinations.

There are 19070 full-time students in the University at present. The University has formed an operation system by keeping undergraduate education and postgraduate education as the mainstay, and devoting strong efforts to develop international students education as well as continuing education. The University is among the second group of colleges and universities that implementing “Excellent Engineer Education Program” of the Ministry of Education, an university building high level sports teams for the nation, a base of sports culture research, a northeast base of continuing education of the Ministry of Railways, and a training base of shipping talents for Dalian as Northeast Asian international shipping hub. In December of 2001, the University established a demonstrative School of Software of Liaoning Province, taking the lead in exploring and practicing a five-year, double-majors interdisciplinary talents education mode as “traditional major + software engineering” in China, and became a “national experimental zone for personnel training model innovation”, an international training (Dalian) base of software talents, and an training base of Japan outsourcing talents in Liaoning Province. At present, we have 32 types of excellent courses at provincial level or above; 6 state and provincial-level engineering practical education centers; 7 provincial-level experimental teaching demonstration centers; and 1 provincial practical education base for college students.

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Student Reviews

Encouraging opportunity
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I have been studying anatomy , medical physics Chemistry and math in online way

i have a great passion about web designing, mobile apps etc. its my childhood dream to become a Software Engineer
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

After studing in the university i know about the basic knowledge of that course and now this is my final year and now i have a good info of designing , programming, management etc

A Great Choice for your Undergraduate Study
Chenzhe Xiao rated 5 out of 5 stars

I love the atmosphere and life of my university, and all of my teachers and professors are friendly , talented and willing to help students. I benefited a lot from them and the classmates around me. However, some facilities should be replaced by new ones. :-)

Dalian, Liaoning, China


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