The School of Logistics Engineering at Wuhan University of Technology is a unique engineering college devoted to cultivate high-level professional talents in the area of Port Mechanical Equipment, Logistics Engineering and Logistics Management. The school also undertakesteaching and scientific researches in the area of Machinery and Logistics.
The School of Logistics Engineering was founded more than 60 years ago, which is one the earliest universities to provide the degree of Logistics Engineering in the whole country. Through the construction of "National 211 project" and "National Key Discipline project", it formed academic advantages with unique features and favorable support environment from industries. The school has cultivated a large number of excellent talents forthe country, especially the port and communication industries.
The school has three undergraduate programs: "Mechanical Design, Manufacturing and Automation", "Logistics Engineering" and "Logistics Management".The school has been authorized to award both Master and PhD degrees in following five disciplines:"Mechanical Design and Theory", "Mechanical Manufacture and Automation", "Mechatronic Engineering", "Logistics Engineering" and "Logistics Management". Among these programs, "Mechanical Design, Manufacturing and Automation" is recognized as National key Discipline by the Ministry of Education and "Mechanical Design and Theory" is approved as "Key Discipline" by Ministry of Communication. Other than that, "Mechanical Engineering" is a national level one disciplines to be authorized to award PhD degree with a Postdoctoral Research Station being attached to it. At present, there are 1668 undergraduate, 331 postgraduate and 39 doctoral graduate students in the school.
The school consists of four departments and two centers. These departments are:
Department of Port Machinery Engineering, Department of Logistics Automation, Department of Logistics Management and Department of Mechanical Design & Manufacturing. Thesecenters are :Experimental Center and Port Logistics Research Center. Currently, there are 127 faculties in the school, which includes 22 professors (9 PhD supervisors) and 50 associate professors. One of our professors has been recognized as national expert. Four of professors have received special subsidy awarded by the State Council. One of our professors has been recognized as National thousands of people plan young talentand，two of our professors have been recognized as Outstanding Experts in Hubei province.
The school has Key lab of Port Handling Technology in the Communication Industries, Engineering Research Center of Port Logistics Technology and Equipment of Ministry of Education, Wuhan Quality Supervision and Testing Center for Port Machine, Professional Library and Journal of Port Handling. The school also has a professional library with 210 m2, which includes 8000 volumes of books/documents, 2086 professional journals and all copies of dissertations from its PhD/Master/Bachelor students.
The school has independent development and research abilities to make creations and innovations in the area of port material handling machinery, key technology research of port logistics, logistics equipment automation and intelligent control, mechanical logistics storage system design, internet of thing and logistics information, logistics system planning and simulation, robotics, modern logistics-supported SCM technologies, and so on.