School of Measurement–Control Technology and Communications Engineering

Introduction to School of Measurement-Control Technology and Communications Engineering

Established in August, 1998, School of Measurement-Control Technology and Communications Engineering originated from the relevant majors of the former Harbin University of Science and Technology and Harbin Institute of Electrical Engineering. It is formerly namedSchoolofInstrumentation, and then renamed as School of Measurement-Control Technology and Communications Engineering in early 2001.

School of Measurement-Control Technology and Communications Engineering is located on 5-10 floor of theNewMainBuilding, theWest Campus. 2100 full-time undergraduate students, 399 master degree candidates of science in engineering, 152 engineering graduate, 50 doctoral students, 7 post-doctors and 24 post-doctors at the station have enrolled in our School. There are 22 professors, 25 associate professors in the staff, including 7 PhD supervisor, 36 master supervisor, 20 teachers with doctor's degree, 1 Longjiang Scholar, 2 academic leaders of the key discipline of Heilongjiang province, 2 reserve academic leaders of the key discipline of Heilongjiang province, 12 academic leaders and reserve academic of HUST.

The School attaches great importance to scientific research and curriculum development. We have one post-doctorate research institution of instrumentation science and technology and one first level doctoral discipline of instrumentation science and technology, which includes two second level doctoral disciplines, i.e. measurement technology and instrumentation, precision instrument and mechanism; three first level master disciplines, including instrumentation science and technology, information and communication Engineering, optical engineering, which includes five second level master disciplines, i.e. measurement technology and instrumentation, precision instrument and mechanism, signal and information processing, communications and information systems, optical engineering; three second level master disciplines, including power electronics and power transmission, detection technology and automation device, security technology and engineering; four engineering master disciplines, including instrumentation engineering, optical engineering, electronic and communication engineering, security engineering; two incumbency master disciplines, including measurement technology and instrumentation, precision instrument and mechanism.

The School has four undergraduate majors:measurement-control technology and instrumentation, communication engineering, security engineering, wireless sensing network technology and an experiment center. Originated form the majors of Electromagnetic measurement technology and instrumentation, precision instrument and mechanism, Industrial Automation Instrumentation and measurement technology, the major of Measurement-control technology and instrumentation can be traced back to 1950. This major is now a state-level feature specialty and a provincial key specialty. The major of security engineering was established in 1994. The major of communication engineering was established in 2001. The major of wireless sensing network technology was established in 2010. The experiment center was established in 2009. There are 15 laboratories, with a total area of nearly 4000 square meters and the total assets of 23 millionyuan.

Our school has long been keen to cultivate undergraduate students, graduate students with their theory and practice, especially the practical ability of students, emphasizing the student's foreign language and computer skills. We are committed to nurture students to become high-level personnel not only with a solid theoretical foundation, extensive knowledge but also can engaged in scientific research and technological development.

The positioning and development goals of our School:

1. The type of our School: research-teaching school

2. Disciplines positioning: develop the discipline ofinstrumentation to advanced level in our country andbased on this discipline; develop the optical, electronic, communication, security disciplines

3. Educational level: undergraduate and graduate education

4. Scale: 2000 undergraduate students, 500 master degree candidates, 70 doctoral students and post-doctors

5. Comprehensive strength: to be in a leading position in compare with the provincial peers and to be on the advanced level in our country

6. Training orientation: undergraduate education focused on high-level application-oriented engineering and technical personnel and graduate education focused on nurturing scientific personnel and advanced engineering and technical personnel.

The enrollment rate of our graduates reached 29.2% in 2010. The enrollment rate ofMeasurement-Control Technology and Instrumentation majorreached 42.9% and the employment rate of this major in international and domestic famous enterprises inaugural reached about 80%.

Orientation of Photoelectric Information Engineering

This orientation is a wide caliber orientation which combines optical, electron, information technology and application of computer forcivil-military dual use. It can foster capable personnel with high technique on research,design and development of the sensing, acquisition, processing, transmission, application, communication, displaying, optical storage, image processing, automatic recognition, measuring and controlling, photoelectric guidance and tracking detection of information. These personnel both can undertake theoretic, technical and methodological research and can manufacture integrate photoelectric system or can do operation and management job.

Principal courses

Electronic Technology, Microcomputer Principle, Signal and System,Measurement-Control Circuit, Sensing Technology, Control Technology and System, Digital Signal Analyzing and Processing, Error Theory and Data Processing, Iintelligent Instrument Design, Photoelectric Technology, Digital Image Processing, Measurement Technology, Optical Information Technology.

Employment orientation

Graduates of this major are expected to engage in photoelectric information enterprises, research departments, manufacturing industry and producing measurement-control, quality control, communication, instrumentation, micro electromechanical of other industries and entertainment industry. Graduate can engage in domestic and foreign enterprises, scientific research institutions, defense units, institutes of higher learning, state technology management organs, domestic and foreign trade departments with the above-mentioned high-tech features. And the other alternative is to further study for master’s degree.

Orientation of Electromagnetic Measurement Technology

and Information Processing

Orientation of Electromagnetic Measurement Technology and Information Processing is an orientation combined with modern measurement-control technology, based on traditionalelectromagnetic measurement technologyand instrument, and by means of modern electronic technology and modern information processing, with the feature of combination of measurement and control, combination of theoretical research and technical application, combination of engineering development and product design.It can foster advanced engineering and technical personnel with basic theoretic knowledge and application ability onmeasurement and control, as well as information processing, who can engage in design, production, technology development, application research and operation management in the field of measurement and control. Through study students can master the basic theory, professional knowledge, basic skill, and grasp the modern measurement-control technology which is combined with computer, and possess the ability of professional measurement-control technology, the ability to design instrument and system, the ability of development. Otherwise, students can be skilled in the application of foreign language, and have innovative consciousness and outstanding comprehensive quality.

Principal courses

Electronic Technology, Engineering Optics, Microcomputer Principle, Signal and System,Measurement-Control Circuit, Sensing Technology, Control Technology and System, Digital Signal Analyzing and Processing, Error Theory and Data Processing, Intelligent Instrument Design, Electrical Measurement, Digital System Design, Virtual Instrument and Measurement Bus, Modern Electronic Measurement Technology and Instrument, Power Test Technology and System.

Employment orientation

Graduates of this major are expected to be advanced engineering and technical personnel with technical knowledge and application ability of the technology and theory of electromagnetic parameter test and measuring, the technology and theory of information processing, and the research, design, development of relevant instrument, detection device and control system. Graduates can do research work in terms of the information acquisition and processing technology of electric parameter and magnetic parameter in each sector of national economy, and do research work of the design, development, application of device and system in the field of measurement-control. Graduates who have the bachelor’s degree can engage in work of theoretic research, technologic development and operation management in relevant enterprises and corporations, also can engage in measurement-control research and teaching in research institutes and institutes of higher learning.

Orientation of Industrial Automatic Instrument

Orientation of Industrial Automatic Instrument is combined with the basic and universal features of modern control technology based on the traditional instrument technology, by means of the modern electronic technology and modern test processing technology, with the feature of combination of measurement and control, combination of theoretical research and technical application, combination of engineering development and product design.It can foster advanced engineering and technical personnel with basic theoretic knowledge and application ability onmeasurement and automatic control, as well as industrial automatic instrument, who can engage in design, production, technology development, application research and operation management in the field of measurement and control.

Principal courses

Electronic Technology, Engineering Optics, Microcomputer Principle, Signal and System,Measurement-Control Circuit, Sensing Technology, Control Technology and System, Digital Signal Analyzing and Processing, Error Theory and Data Processing, Intelligent Instrument Design, Industrial Control Bus Technology, Automatic Control Instrument and Device, Automatic Testing Technology and Instrument, Digital Measurement, Automatic Display Technology.

Employment orientation

Graduates of this major are expected to engage in the work of automatic control,measurement-control instrument, mating system or other technology and management work, such as scientific research, product development, technology support, engineering applicationin enterprises and institutions in fields of instrumentation, equipment manufacturing, automobile electronic, aerospace, petrochemical industry, transportation, agriculture and industry, electrical household appliances manufacturing. Graduates also can engage in the work of teaching and scientific research in colleges and universities, or pursue study for master’s and doctor’s degree.29.2% of the school’s graduates who held bachelor’s degree in 2010 continued to study, and the further study rate of the graduates in the major of Measurement-Control Technology and Instrumentation were 42.9%. 80% of the graduates who had found a job took office in international or domestic well-known enterprises.

Introduction to Safety Engineering

This major has the conferral right of Master of Engineering in safety technology and engineering subject.It can foster capable personnel with high technique and management on safety scientific research, safety technology development and design, safety training and safety education, prevention and control of accident and disaster, risk analysis and safety evaluation, safety supervision and safety management, safety technology consulting, etc. Through learning, students not only will possess the theoretical basic knowledge on mathematics, mechanics, electricity, computer and basic knowledge on safety technology and management, and master the modern safety principle and safety engineering technology, but also will have the ability to work in fields of safety training, safety education, safety analysis, safety evaluation, safety design, safety management, safety supervision in the process of modern industrial production and the ability to work in fields of occurrence mechanism of accident, accident prediction, prevention and control in the process of research and production.Otherwise, students will be skilled in the application of foreign language, and have innovative consciousness and outstanding comprehensive quality.

Principal courses

Safety Management, Safety Principle, Safety System Engineering, Safety Man-Machine Engineering, Heat Transfer Science and Engineering Thermodynamics, Safety Evaluation, Dangerous Chemicals Safety, Fire and Explosion Prevention Technology, Machinery Safety Technology, Special Equipment Safety Technology, Safety Testing Technology, Electric Safety Technology, Reliability Engineering, Safety CAD, and elective courses of different orientations which meet the need of fostering compound talents.

Employment orientation

Graduates can engage in the work of safety supervision, safety production management, security technology consulting, security consultant, security engineering and technical development, security management system certification in the relevant government departments, and big or medium-sized enterprises or institutions as well as security service agencies certified by the state.Graduates also can engage in the work of teaching and scientific research in colleges, universities and scientific research units.On National Registered Safety Engineer and National Registered Safety Evaluation Engineer certification, Safety Engineering graduates have the advantages on time and academic knowledge.

Introduction to Communication Engineering

The graduates of this major are supposed to be senior communication engineers and senior executives who have the following characteristics: have a comprehensive development in morality, intelligence, sports, aesthetics and labor education; master the professional knowledge of communication technology, communication systems and communication networks; have the innovation and research ability in communication theory and communication engineering application; advance with the times and technology. Students of this major mainly learn the basic knowledge of science, technology and the basic theory and basic knowledge in the field of this major and the relevant majors, to prepare well for scientific research, engineering technology or teaching, and at the same time enhance the practical training on communication engineering, so that the students can be capable in design, development and commission of modern communication system and network, capable in engineering application and in analyzing, solving the practical engineering problems.

Principal courses

Communication Electronic Circuit, Signal and System, Digital Signal Analysis and Processing, Communication Principle, Modern Program Control Exchange Technology, Data Transmission Technology, Microwave and Antenna, Computer Communication and Network Security, Mobile Communication Technology, Optical Fiber Communication Technology, Digital System Design, Speech and Image Processing.

Employment orientation

Graduates can engage in technology and management work in fields of scientific research, product development, technical support, engineering application in domestic or foreign IT hi-tech companies, telecom operators, scientific research institutions and relevant industries.Graduates also can engage in the work of teaching and scientific research in colleges and universities, or pursue study for master’s and doctor’s degree.

Automatic testing and fault diagnosis

We have a late start on Fault diagnosis technology. Professor Wu Lihua began the fault diagnosis of digital circuits study in 2000. Focused on test generation algorithm, Professor Wu has completed research projects: Integrated Circuit Test Generation Algorithm (2004) of the Department of Education. The ongoing research about three-value neural network genetic algorithm generated by the multi-fault test of integrated circuit has been declared to the Fund of Heilongjiang Province this year. The master candidates guided by professor Wu have completed the Innovative Pilot Project of Graduate Students inHeilongjiangProvince: Combinational Circuit Test Generation Algorithm (2005). More than 10 relevant papers have been published, 5 EI retrieval.

In 2004, Professor Lin haijun began to keen on the research about fault diagnosis for analog circuit. Professor Lin has finished the key project of Heilongjiang Research Program: E-function Module Automatic Testing and Fault Diagnosis System; Harbin Research Program: Design for Testability and Electronic Equipment Automatic Test Systems Research. The ongoing project is a Provincial Natural Science Foundation Project: the optimized fault diagnosis theory for analog circuit and the Testability. 6 relevant papers have been published, 2 EI retrieval.

Project team relies on the Key Laboratory of Heilongjiang Province, “Testing Technology and Instruments” and “ElectronicsLaboratoryCenter,” which own major electronic instruments and test equipment and EDA, DSP, W6000 simulation equipment and other modern instrument.

Micro-sensor and its process

“Micro-sensor and its process” is a new orientation settled by the School according to the “Eleventh Five-year” long-term scientific development conception. According to the international forefront of developments, our interest has transferred from sensor application and testing to sensor manufacturing technology development. Based on the cross-disciplinary strengths, the interdisciplinary research about MEMS micro-system manufacturing and applications of theoretical research and engineering practice have been carried out creatively. This research has provided intelligent detection to such as environmental testing, hazardous chemicals monitoring, petrochemical, mining safety and manufacturing process control and social services on EPC system network, sensor network technology.

The characteristics of “micro-sensor and its process” research is using advanced MEMS precision manufacturing technology, combined with sensitive materials, ceramics, film, electrochemical, semiconductor and other technology to study micro-sensors, micro-structure and micro-actuators, which involves MEMS device design, process control, size effect, device integration, and finite element analysis and other basic theory and engineering practice. Now, the interest is focused on the MEMS sensor manufacturing technology, static and dynamic characteristics, test methods and application of technology, signal acquisition and processing methods and micro-system integration technology through digital-analog circuits, microcontroller and software.

In recent years, we have finished relevant studies on different levels, such as “study of acoustic wave agents sensor”, “enzyme method sensor research”, “dynamic gas sensor material detection system device”, “environment-adaptive hot-film velocity sensor research”, “phthalocyanine-based organic semiconductor gas sensor development and systematic development”, “micro-machined ultra thin film Pt temperature sensor technology research”, “new sensor micro-structure research based on micro-nano-processing technology”, “basic research on micro-processing technology of new ceramic membrane electrochemical corrosion growth”. More than 30 relevant papers have been published, 10 papers can be retrieved in SCI, EI and ISTP. 11 applications for invention have been patented and 5 applications have been authorized, with 1 provincial science and technology award.

The ongoing studies about security monitoring and tracking oriented networked micro-systems include “research of MEMS chlorine sensor R&D and industrialization”, “research of alumina hole-mediated with palladium-phthalocyanine-polyaniline hybrid grow inside organic semiconductor gas sensors and gas sensing mechanism”. The relevant research about piezoelectric micro-pump with self-checking function include “R&D of MEMS lead-free piezoelectric vibrator”, “environmental parameters based weather-chip MEMS micro-systems research”, “substation overheated disaster early warning system”, “wireless temperature and humidity parameters collection monitoring system”, “smart home gas security monitoring EPC system network technology research”, “water treatment plant chlorine disinfection security monitoring local area sensor network technology research”.

There are one professor, one doctoral supervisor, two lecturers, 4 PhD candidates and 10 master candidates who are engaged in this research orientation. The relevant facilities of this research orientation include 500 square meters laboratory, 50 sets of equipment worth 4 million yuan. Based on the research of chemical synthesis, semiconductor technology, MEMS micromachining, ceramics, metal film, circuit design and debugging, calibration and testing of the integrated line of flexible sensor technology, the researchers of this research orientation generally grasp the R&D capabilities of the MEMS sensor.

Industrial enterprise security technology

Petroleum, chemicals, shipbuilding, machinery and other relevant industries areChina’s main economic pillar industries. With economic development, enterprises become collectivized and maximized. With the maximization and intellectualization of the equipment and the complication of the operating environment, some industrial equipment is usually operated under the condition of high reserves, high temperature, cryogenic, high pressure, high speed and high power. To ensure the safe operation of these critical facilities, significant risks caused by operation, environment and equipment must be properly assessed; to fully learn the operating environment, operating staff and operating procedures; adopt more scientific methods of evaluation, based on all these, proper emergency plan can be developed. The main research carried out by the group is as follows: based on security systems engineering theory, to make hazard analysis, prediction to fire, explosion and gas leakage in industrial enterprises; to carry out major hazard risk management and technical methods, to establish the hazard simulation models of major accident; to keen on major hazard source identification and grading techniques; to research equipment security guard, fault diagnosis for in-service equipment and accident warning technology. Our research also involves enterprise safety production development strategy, public safety management, safe communities, safe economy, accident prevention and control measures for large-scale social activities.

Sensors and reliability engineering

Began in 1982, this study had a head start in the field of the reliability of electronic products inChina. Professor Guo Jianying visitedJapantwice to engage in the research about reliability. He held dozens of seminars about reliability for the former Ministry of machinery industry. Professor Guo has made great contribution to promote and apply reliability to machinery industry in our country. Two of his programs were awarded the second prizes of Provincial Science and Technology Progress Award; two were awarded the third prizes of Provincial Science and Technology Progress Award; one was awarded the second prize of Science and Technology Progress Award of Bureau of National Machinery Industry; one was awarded the third prize of Science and Technology Progress Award of Department of Mechanical and Electrical Industry.

The programs under this research direction include sensor CAD design, micro-structure of sensor with micro-nano processing technology, life prediction for major facilities and productions. The scientists of this research direction have finished two scientific research programs of the “seventh five-year plan”; four scientific research programs of the “eighth five-year plan”; five scientific research programs of the “ninth five-year plan”; two National Natural Science Foundation programs; two National 863 Plan programs; five provincial and ministerial programs; two municipal programs; three Provincial Natural Science Foundation programs; a number of enterprise commissioned programs. More than 60 papers have been published, including 20 SCI, EI and ISTP retrieval papers and three national patents. In addition, there are two books:Reliability Statistics and DistributionandFundamentals of Reliability Engineeringhave been published.

There are five professors (include two doctoral supervisors), three associate professors, thirty-seven PhD and master candidates who are engaged in this research orientation. And this research orientation has become a landmark of HUST. The relevant facilities of this research orientation include 450 square meters dedicated laboratory; comprehensive stress testing device(Japan), accelerated life test equipment(Japan), ES-6/SUPER-2 vibration test-bed; TSA-71L-A high Low Temperature Shock Chamber; EHS-211Mhigh-speed aging chamber, PVS-3KP complex environmental temperature and humidity vibration test equipment; HUMOR20 precision humidity generator; TGL20Mhigh-speed desktop micro-centrifuge, AX104 color paperless recorder and other conventional equipment, which worth more than 20 million yuan totally. These equipment and device provide an excellent working condition for the environmental experiment and high-speed aging and other relevant work.

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