Overview of SWPU Undergraduate Education

Southwest Petroleum University (SWPU) undergraduate education began with the founding ofthis institution in 1958. As the university has been expanding ever since,there are now 16 schools, and 1 research institute of new energy andunconventional oil and gas, all of which have undergraduate students.    

SWPU offers 65 undergraduate programs which cover 8 subject groups: science, engineering,management, economics, arts, law and education. 60 of those programs registered students in 2016. Amid these programs, 8 are recognized as state-level characteristic programs, 16 as provincial- level characteristic programs, 1 as state-level pilot program, and 2 as provincial-level pilot programs.    

Besides the programs, there are 1 national base of culture-oriented education for college students, and 11 undergraduate talents cultivation bases.    

As for specialized quality courses, there are 1 state-level specialized specialized  quality course, 36 provincial-level quality courses, 1 state-level resources sharing course, and 14 provincial-level resources sharing courses.    

In terms of teachers’ teams and MasterTeachers, SWPU has 2 state-levelteachers’ teams, 7 provincial-level teachers’ teams and 9 provincial-levelMaster Teachers.    

To support teaching and research, SWPU has a variety of laboratories, centers andbases on different levels, which are as follows:    

l  1 state key laboratory,

l  3 state-level engineering research centers and engineering centers,    

l  3 state-level experimental teaching centers,

l  2 state-level experimental  virtual simulation teaching centers ,

l  2 strategic alliances for technology innovation of petroleum industry,

l  1 state-level university-based science park,

l  1 technology transfer demonstration institute on state level,

l  2 international collaboration laboratories,

l  24 key provincial-level laboratories (or engineering techniques researchcenters),

l  5 provincial-level experimental teaching demonstrationcenters,

l  3 provincial-level experimentalvirtual simulation teaching centers,

l  2 scientific research bases on provincial level,

l  37 scientific research bases in collaboration with companies of petroleum industry

l  5 campus-level research centers,

l  14 experimental teaching centers,

l  1 engineering training center,

l  and 1 petroleum industry practice base.

Education Goals    

SWPU has always been committed to student-centered education – students are in aposition to develop themselves in such a way that they will be able to fit in the society easily after graduation.The university attaches great importance to students’individuality and innovation. This university has the environment for the students to lay a solid academic foundation, cultivateall-round competencies, take international perspectives, and enjoy physical andmental well-being.    

Educational Orientation    

In linewith the Western Development Strategy of China and the Strategy for the Rise of Central China, SWPU prepares students in such a way that they will be competent enough to join in the efforts of the development of these two regions.    

SWPU’seducation is also oriented towards the oil and natural gas industry at home andabroad so as to promote the development of domestic as well as foreign economy.    

Enrollment of Full-time On-campus Undergraduates    

In 2017,SWPU has an enrollment of 31,985 full-time students, of which 24,753 are undergraduates, accounting for 77.39%.    

   

Percentages of differentsubject groups in SWPU undergraduate education

   

   

   

SWPU Undergraduate Programs            

NO.

Code

Program

Period       of Study      (years)

Subject       Group

School

Characteristic Program

Pilot Program

Outstanding Engineers Cultivation    Initiative

on       State Level

on Provincial Level

on National Level

on Provincial Level

on       Provincial Level

1

081502

Petroleum Engineering

4

Engineering

School of Oil & Natural Gas Engineering

2

081504

Oil & Gas    Storage & Transportation Engineering

4

Engineering

3

081506T

Offshore oil & Gas Engineering

4

Engineering

4

081403

Natural    Resources Exploration Engineering

4

Engineering

School of Geosciences & Technology

5

081402

Exploration    Technology & Engineering

4

Engineering

6

070901

Geology

4

Science

7

070504

Geographic    Information Science

4

Science

8

081005T

City Underground Space Engineering

4

Engineering

9

080201

Mechanical    Engineering

4

Engineering

School of Mechanical Engineering

10

080202

Mechanical Design & Automation

4

Engineering

11

080205

Industrial Design

4

Engineering

12

080206

Process Equipment & Control Engineering

4

Engineering

13

080301

Measuring & Control Technology &    Instrumentation

4

Engineering

14

081301

Chemical Engineering & Techniques

4

Engineering

School of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering

15

070302

Applied Chemistry

4

Engineering

16

082502

Environmental Engineering

4

Engineering

17

082901

Safety Engineering

4

Engineering

18

070301

Chemistry

4

Science

19

080407

Polymer Material & Engineering

4

Engineering

School of Material Science & Engineering

20

080401

Material Science & Engineering

4

Engineering

21

080414T

New Energy Materials & Devices

4

Engineering

22

080203

Material Forming & Control Engineering

4

Engineering

23

080503T

New Energy Science & Engineering

4

Engineering

24

080901

Computer Science & Technology

4

Engineering

School of Computer Science

25

080902

Software Engineering

4

Engineering

26

080903

Internet Engineering

4

Engineering

27

080905

Internet of Things Engineering

4

Engineering

28

080801

Automation

4

Engineering

School of Electronics and Information    Engineering

29

080701

Electronic and Information Engineering

4

Engineering

30

080601

Electrical Engineering & Automation

4

Engineering

31

080703

Tele-Communications Engineering

4

Engineering

32

081001

Civil    Engineering

4

Engineering

School of Civil    Engineering & Architecture

33

081002

Building Environment & Energy Application Engineering

4

Engineering

34

081201

Surveying & Mapping Engineering

4

Engineering

35

120103

Engineering Management

4

Engineering

36

070102

Information & Computing Science

4

Science

School of Sciences

37

080714T

Electronic Information Science & Technology

4

Science

38

120201K

Business    Administration

4

Management

School of Economics and Management / MBA    Educational Center

39

120202

Marketing

4

Management

40

020101

Economics

4

Economics

41

120801

E-Business

4

Management

42

020401

International Economics & Trade

4

Economics

43

120203K

Accounting

4

Management

44

120401

Public Affairs Management

4

Management

45

030302

Social work

4

Law

School of Law

46

030101K

Law

4

Law

47

050201

English

4

Arts

School of Foreign Languages

48

050202

Russian

4

Arts

49

040201

Physical education

4

Education

School of Physical Education

50

130301

Acting & Performance

4

Artistics

School of Art

51

130309

Broadcasting & Hosting

4

Artistics

52

130305

scenarist-director

4

Artistics

53

080204

Mechanical and Electronic Engineering

4

Engineering

on Nanchong Campus

54

082802

Urban & Rural Planning

4

Engineering

55

080705

Photoelectric Information Science & Technology

4

Engineering

56

080909T

Electronics & Computer    Engineering

4

Engineering

57

080411T

Welding Technology & Engineering

4

Engineering

58

120102

Information Management & Information System

4

Management

59

120204

Financial Management

4

Management

60

120902

Hotel management

4

Management