Harbin Engineering University

  Harbin Engineering University (HEU) sits at the scenic Songhua River in the ice city of Harbin in Northeast China. Subordinate to the Commission of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense, HEU is a national key university of glorious history and fine traditions.



1953: The predecessor of HEU, the PLA Military Engineering Institute was established, and Senior General Chen Geng acted as the first president. Chairman Mao gave the instructions for the establishment. According to the types of the services, the Institute was subdivided into five parts: Department of Air Force Engineering, Department of Artillery Engineering, Department of Naval Force Engineering


HEU has formed a well-structured curriculum that is characterized by the main subjects as well as distinctive, related disciplines with matching support and reasonable structural layout:

  • 12 first-degree doctoral stations,
  • 27 first-degree master stations,
  • 56 under graduate majors,
  • 13 post-doctoral mobile stations (research station)


 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 HEU 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-techmarine equipment in China.

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University Ranking

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Library services

The Harbin Engineering  University Library was founded in 1953. The present building was built in 1990.  It has 11174 square meters and holds 1200 reading seats.

Harbin Engineering  University Library's collection emphasizes Science and Engineering, especially  in the shipping industry, ocean exploration and nuclear application, and also  covers broad subjects of humanities, social science.

Student Reviews

Anuor Ayoub rated 4 out of 5 stars

Very Good and the quality of the study in HEU it's very high

I possess strong leadership qualities and a great aspiring scientist with promising potential in research and academic excellence. My personal and academic achievements demonstrate my commitment to education and the drive to always strive attain my goals
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

in 2018 I was awarded a Chinese government scholarship to pursue a Master's degree in Nuclear Energy and Nuclear Technology at the College of Nuclear Science and Technology, Harbin Engineering University, China. I expect to graduate in June, 2021. During my studies, I was able to cover the following courses Nuclear Power Plants, Material Science, Thermal Hydraulics in...

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Harbin Engineering University is one of the oldest universities in China. It has some great research facilities open to both international and national students. It has some very high ranks schools such as School of Underwater and Acoustics Engineering, School of Nuclear Engineering, school of Ship building.

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