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The School of Engineering (SoE) is devoted to frontier research in applied sciences and innovation of technologies to advance human wellbeing sustainably. It aims to train forward-thinking students, depending on the key strengths at the cutting-edge in science and technology through interdisciplinary research. The school currently has (but will not be limited to) four research divisions: the Artificial Intelligence Division, the Electrical Engineering Division, the Environment and Resources Division, as well as the Materials Science and Engineering Division. Aligning with the four divisions, the school has four doctoral programs: Computer Science and Technology, Electronic Science and Technology, Environmental Science and Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering.
The school has set up over forty research laboratories covering Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Data Science, Advanced Manufacturing, Nanotechnology, New Energy, Marine Studies, Environment and Resources, Bioengineering, Microelectronics, and other related fields.
The doctoral program is based on the "Application-Assessment" system. Recent undergraduates and master's degree graduates or those who have already obtained a bachelor's or master's degree are eligible to apply. The duration of the doctoral program is 5 years for undergraduates and 4 years for master graduates. Students majoring in Computer Science and Technology, Electronic Science and Technology, Optical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Chemistry, Information and Communication Engineering, Control Science and Engineering, Software Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering and other engineering-related disciplines are mainly admitted, and students from other majors interested in our related disciplines are equally welcome to apply.
Normally, there are three rounds of Ph.D. admission selection in each academic year. They are the first round of admissions for undergraduates in September, the second and third rounds of admissions for recent/former undergraduates and master’s degree graduates in November and April of the following year.
In order to promote academic exchanges among outstanding students in universities, help the students to have a deeper understanding of Westlake University, and to select outstanding students with scientific research potential to continue their studies, the school conducts summer camp projects from July to August every year. Excellent students in engineering-related majors are welcomed to participate in the summer camp programs. The main activities include school introduction, academic lectures, face-to-face meetings with chair professors, doctoral student exchange meetings, laboratory visits and selection of outstanding summer campers.
In order to help more students to learn about Westlake University, and lay the foundation for future development, the School of Engineering organizes a "Summer Internship" project every year, which lasts about 4 weeks. During the internship period, each laboratory tutor will formulate a personalized scientific research plan based on the actual situation of the students. Meanwhile, students can participate in various academic activities organized by Westlake University.
In order to help the students to have a more in-depth understanding of the disciplinary research of the School of Engineering, the school conducts open days from time to time, in which students can have close interactions with PIs.