On June 19th, Associate Professor Richard Gray and Professor Scott Shim from the University of Notre Dame, US paid a visit to the College of Engineering. They were warmly received by Ms. Yongmei Li, assistant dean of the College of Engineering and Prof. Guangming Xie, director of the master program of industrial design in the College.
Ms. Yongmei Li first introduced that since its reestablishment in 2005, the College of Engineering has been focusing on future engineering science and new technology. It currently incorporates six departments: the Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics , Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME), Department of Energy & Resources Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering & Management, and the Department of Mechanics & Engineering Science. As a fast growing college, its proud to offer six degree programs for undergraduate studies, fourteen degree programs for master studies and 10 Ph.D. degree programs. They offer students an unparalleled opportunity to be part of a forward-looking and innovative engineering college inside one of China’s foremost comprehensive universities.
Prof. Guangming Xie then introduced the College’s professional master program in industrial design, which is launched in 2018. He said that the program is aimed at fostering students with international vision and strong comprehensive capabilities in high-tech industries and modern manufacturing industries. Graduates should have strong ability to solve practical industrial design engineering problems, and to stand out in technological innovation, product innovation and industrial development.
On the other side, Prof. Richard Gray and Scott Shim introduced the University of Notre Dame. Richard Gray is Associate Professor of Photography and chair of the Department of Art, Art History & Design at the University of Notre Dame, and Scott Shim is Professor of Industrial Design at the University of Notre Dame.
The two sides shared and communicated on the teaching mode and teaching objectives, analyzed the differences between the training objectives and graduation destinations of their respective industrial design students, and expressed their hope to carry out exchanges between students during the summer and to cooperate in other projects.