School of Automation
Introduction to School of Automation of BIT
The predecessor of School of Automation is Department of Automatic Control which was established in 1960. The relevant major was first opened in 1953 and Beijing Institute of Technology(BIT) is the pioneer of automatic control teaching and research in the Chinese society. After developed for over 60 years, School of Automation has obvious feature and superiority in combining theoretical research and engineering practice, discipline-crossing and in-depth civil-military integrating, has fostered tens of thousands of talents with high qualities, and plays an important role in the development of the national economy.
School of Automation has now about 122 full-time teachers, including 30 professors, 63 associate professors and 29 lecturers. The teaching team includes two academicians of Chinese Academy of Engineering, three Yangtze River Scholar, two Distinguished Young Scholars, one teacher with program for Thousand Talents, one National "Ten Thousand Talents Plan" leading talents, two teachers with Millions of Talents Project in the New Century by National Ministry of Personnel, two Middle-aged and Young Experts with Outstanding Contributions to Technology and Industry for National Defense, two Outstanding Youth, two teachers with program for The National Youth Talent Support, one Youth Yangtze River Scholar, two teachers with program for Thousand Youth Talents, ten New Century Excellent talents, one with Outstanding Middle-aged and Young Experts of the National Defense Science and Technology Industry, four Beijing Prestigious Teachers, three with Youth Talent Promotion program. School of Automation currently has one Innovation Research group of the National Funding Committee, three Changjiang Scholars and Innovative Research Teams of the Ministry of Education, one National Defense Science and Technology Innovation team, one Research Innovation Teaching team of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.
School of Automation has First-level Discipline in Control Science and Engineering, the discipline was selected into the list of "Double First-class" construction disciplines of the Ministry of Education in 2017, and was honored with Class A discipline by the Ministry of Education in the fourth round of discipline evaluation. Graduates and PhD candidates can be recruited in six disciplines which are Control Science and Engineering, Navigation Guidance and Control, Pattern Recognition and Intelligent Systems, Intelligent Information Processing and Control, Detection Technology and Automatic Equipment, Electrical Engineering and Control. Undergraduate students major in Automation, Electrical Engineering and Automation can continue to pursue master degree or doctorate degree in these disciplines. The Automation program was entitled to be the Program with Distinctive Features by the Ministry of Education, got China Engineering Education Certification (6 years), and the International Automation program was established in 2011; the Electrical Engineering and Automation program was honored with Outstanding Engineers Plans by the Ministry of Education, got China Engineering Education Certification (6 years).
School of Automation currently has “Laboratory of Intelligent Control and Decision of Complex Systems” which is the State Key Lab, “Navigation Guidance and Control” which is the Engineering Centre of ministry of education, Automation Experiment Teaching Demonstration Center of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Beijing Experiment Teaching Demonstration Center and "Servo Motion System Drive and Control" which is the key Lab of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. At the same time, school of Automation has built Bionic Robot Mechanism, Perception and Control Laboratory, International Joint Research Laboratory of Biomimetic Robots and Systems (BIT) with Ministry of Education, Key Laboratory of Unmanned Vehicle Technology with Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, National Experimental Teaching Demonstrating Center of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and National Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center of Weapon System Virtual Simulation.
The school adheres to the policy of deepening innovation practice, the proportion of students participating in competitions in various disciplines at home and abroad exceeds 60%, the average students number of awarded at or above the provincial level annually is over 100. In recent years, students from the school have won one special prize, four first prizes, one second prices in the “Challenge Cup" National Science and Technology College of Extra-curricular Academic Competition, and also have won many national or international competition awards such as electronic designs, unmanned vehicles, unmanned aerial vehicles, intelligent cars, mathematical modeling and the International Invention Exhibition of Geneva. In the past eight years, School of Automation has won the first place of overall team scores for seven times in the "Century Cup" Students Science and Technology Competition.
The employment rate of undergraduate students from the school is above 98%, among which, the advanced study rate is higher than 68%, graduates who continue their education all attend well-known universities at home and abroad, and the postgraduate employment rate nearly reach 100%. The graduates have various employment options, they mostly work in the fields of research and design units related to automation and information technology, government agencies, science and technology enterprises, manufacturing units and institutions.
The school has a great scientific research strength, has won 8 national level science and technology awards, 20 provincial and ministerial awards include Natural Science Award, Technology Invention Award and Science and Technology Progress Award, has hold more than 50 National Natural Science Foundation projects include Key Basic Research Project, Major Project, Major Scientific Instruments and International Cooperation, Distinguished Young Scholars, Excellent Young Scholars, etc. As the chief, School of Automation takes over two “973” projects, two National Key Research and Development Project, undertake over 200 advanced research, key models and technology cooperation，every year the school accesses to about 150 million research funding.
The program takes automatic control theory as the main theoretical basis, electronic technology, computer information technology, sensors and detection technology are used as the main technical means to control various automatic devices and systems. Automation is a comprehensive discipline combines computer hardware and software, machinery and electronics, components and systems, operation and manufacturing, and is the integration of control, computer, electrical, and machinery. The program not only emphasizes a solid theoretical foundation students supposed to require, but also emphasizes students' practical skills, and pays attention to strengthening the cultivation of students' innovative ability in engineering technology.
Fundamentals of Electric Circuits, Electronics, Programming, Principle of Microcomputers and Interface, Fundaments of Control Theory, Introduction to Intelligent Control, Signal Analysis and Processing, Measurement Technology, Control System of Electrical Machinery, Fundamentals of Fluid Power and Control, Computer Controlled System, Servo System, Fluid Control System, Navigation System, Process Control, etc.
Electrical Engineering and Automation
The program fosters senior engineering and technical talents in electrical automation who master the basic knowledge of natural sciences, engineering technology, basic theoretical and technical knowledge of electrical engineering, have the ability to analyze and solve practical engineering and technical problems, continually master new knowledge, new skills and creatively apply them to work, have the ability to engage in design, manufacturing, research, development, operation, and technical management of power systems, power electronics, motors and appliances, power transmission and control, with basic concepts and methods of international communication and cooperation, teamwork spirit, social responsibility and leadership capabilities.
Fundamentals of Electric Circuits, Engineering Electromagnetic Field, Electronics, Computer Programming, Fundaments of Control Theory, Principle of Microcomputers and Interface (Outstanding Excellence Plans does not include this lesson), Principle of Digital Logic and CPU (Outstanding Engineers Plans), Engineering Design (Outstanding Engineers Plans), Power Electronics, Electrical Machinery, Power System Analysis, Electric Power System Relay Protection, Electric Measurement, etc.
Control Science and Engineering (Academic), Control Engineering (Professional)
Detection Technology and Automatic Equipment | Advanced Sensing and Detection Technology; Electric, Hydraulic and Pneumatic Transmission and Control; New Actuators and Automation Devices; Intelligent Instruments and Controllers; Integration and Network of Measurement and Control Systems; Fault Diagnosis and Fault Tolerance Technology of Measurement and Control Systems; Medical Signal Detection and Intelligent Medical Treatment Instrument.
Pattern Recognition and Intelligent System | Intelligent Control and Intelligent System; Computational Intelligence and Optimal Decision-making; Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning; Image Understanding and Computer Vision; Multi-agent Cooperative Control; Command Control and Decision-making System; Unmanned System Intelligent Control; Complex System Distributed Simulation.
Navigation, Guidance and Control | Inertial Positioning and Directional Navigation; Integrated Navigation and Intelligent Navigation; Inertial Device and System Testing; Bionic Navigation; Geophysical Field Information Matching Assisted Navigation; Aircraft Guidance, Control and Simulation; New Inertial Devices; Multi-source Navigation Information Sharing and Control.
Control Theory and Control Engineering | Modeling, Control, Optimization, Decision-making and Simulation of Complex Systems; Robust Control and Adaptive Control; Analysis and Control of Nonlinear Systems; Comprehensive Control and Optimization of Engineering Systems; Analysis and Design of Motion Control Systems; Advanced Control Theory and Methods; Biomedical Information Processing; Autonomous Control of Unmanned Systems.
Intelligent Information Processing and Control | System Engineering Theory and Applications; System Modeling, Optimization, and Integration; Analysis and Control of Complex Systems; Cloud Control and Decision-making; Intelligent Information Analysis and Processing; Big Data Management and Analysis; Collaborative Control of Heaven and Earth Integrated Systems.
Electrical Engineering and Control | Power Electronics Transformation and Control; Motor Control and New Motor Design; High-Precision Servo Control; Renewable Energy Technology and Application; New Energy Power System and Control; Smart Grid Control and Management; New Technology of Electrical Engineering Theory.
Obligatory Courses | Theory and Practice of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics, Introduction to Dialectics of Nature, Development History of Marxist Ideological, Integrated English for Postgraduates, Academic Ethics and Research Integrity, Information Retrieval and Scientific Writing, Mental Health, Linear Algebra with Application in Automatic Control, Linear System Theory, Progress in Control Science.
Subject Electives | Selected Readings of Marxist and Leninist Works, Science and Engineering Calculation, Fundamentals of Modern Mathematics, Cross-subjects in Leading Edge, Modern Detection and Measurement Technology, Systems Engineering Principles and Applications, Pattern Recognition, Modern Power Electronics, Optimization Theory and Methods, Optimal Robust Controller, Inertial Devices and Navigation Systems, Numerical Analysis, Nonlinear Control Systems, Modern Power System Analysis, Adaptive Control, Multi-Source Information Filtering and Fusion, Servo Drive and Control, Fault Diagnosis and Fault Tolerance Technology, Modern Electronic Technology, Intelligent Computing and Information Processing, Satellite Navigation Positioning and Geographic Information System, Multi-agent Collaboration and Control, Image Acquisition and Processing, Optimized Operation and Control of Power Systems, Power Quality Control Technology, Deep Learning, Modern Energy Conversion and Motion Control Systems, Stochastic Process Theory and Applications, Intelligent Control, Analysis and Design of Complex Sampling Control Systems, Introduction to Complex Networks, Control Science and Engineering, Aircraft Guidance and Control, Functional Analysis in Automatic Control, English Teaching Curriculum.