In response to the urgent need of automobile industry in Zhejiang Province, the School of Automotive Engineering (hereinafter the School) connects specialties with industry by establishing automotive engineering specialty group and cultivating application-oriented high-caliber skill and technical talents. The specialty group includes three majors: vehicle detection and maintenance technology, new energy automotive technology, and automobile intelligent technology.

The School has more than 600 full-time students and trains more than 500 workers for society each year. It is well known in China and plays a leading role in the province in terms of its comprehensive strength in specialty construction, talents cultivation, teaching reform, scientific research, social service and cultural inheritance.

The School has 32 teachers, including 16 full-time teachers. Among them, there are 3 professors, 13 technicians, senior technicians, examiners and senior examiners, 25% with the title of associate professors or above, 40% with master’s degree or above, and 62.5% being double-position teachers. All the 12 part-time teachers are senior engineers. One of them was in the National Industry Steering Committee, and two of them were selected as Provincial Specialty Leading Persons. The teachers preside over the national teaching resources library of automobile electronic technology for vocational education.

The School is one of the leading members of both Collision Vehicle Repair Working Committee of China Automotive Maintenance and Repair Trade Association and Zhejiang Automobile Service Industry Association. It has built Ford Automotive Engineering Technology Application Center, which serves as National Machinery Industry Base of Promoting Advanced Manufacturing Technology, High-caliber Talents Training Base in  Automobile and Components of Zhejiang Province, and Model Training Base for the Employed of Hangzhou, incorporating a number of functions including teaching practice, skills training, vocational certification, scientific and technological innovation, skill contests, product manufacturing, and production.

The School has established a mode of vocational education alliance among government,industry, enterprise and school. It has developed a strategic alliance with Hangzhou Qiantang New District, and implemented a modern apprenticeship pilot program with top enterprises such as Chang'an Ford. In the past three years, students have won 24 national and provincial skills awards, including 1 national first prize and 4 national second prizes. Graduates are well-received by enterprises, with high technical skills, positions, salary and employment stability.

In the future, led by the motto of “pursuing morality and knowledge, advocating innovation and pragmatism”, all faculty members will adhere to the School’s automobile culture of “linking hearts of ingenuity, loading vehicles with morality”, with a foothold in Hangzhou, serving Zhejiang, and striving to improve abilities of talents cultivation, scientific research and social service, thereby making greater contributions to local economic and social development.