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The School of Mechanical Engineering at SJTU has the vision of a world-class engineering school committed to high-level education and cutting edge research. It aims to offer the best learning experience to its students, the most rewarding working environment for its faculty and staff as well as the most effective service to industry and society. As one of the leading Schools of Mechanical Engineering in China it strives to increase its international competitiveness and global presence through quality teaching, advanced research and close collaboration with leading universities in the world.


The history of the School of Mechanical Engineering (ME), Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) dates back to 1913, when it was first founded as Electric and Mechanics Section of the Shanghai College of Technology. Over the past century, the School has produced tens of thousands of graduates who make significant contribution to the technological development and economic growth in the world as scientists, engineers, educators, statesmen and entrepreneurs.

The Mechanical Engineering Branch was founded.
The Industrial Machinery Branch was renamed as Power Machinery Branch.
The Aeronautic Engineering was founded and later in 1952 it was merged to the East-China College of Aeronautic Engineering.
The Nuclear Science Specialty was set up.
Jiao Tong University was divided into Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Xií»an Jiao Tong University, and part of the department of Mechanical Engineering moved to Xií»an Jiao Tong University.
The Industrial Engineering Specialty was set up and in 1997 it became the Industrial Engineering Department
On basis of the former Mechanical Engineering Department and the former Power Engineering Department, two schools were established namely the School of Mechanical Engineering and the School of Power and Energy Engineering
The School of Mechanical Engineering and the School of Power and Energy Engineering were merged as the School of Mechanical Engineering
2013 The school of MEcelebrates its 100th anniversary.
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