Forging ahead with educational reforms with focus on students’ innovation and entrepreneurship, and pushing forward the intensive development, SEIE has made outstanding achievements in its discipline and specialty development, team building, and curriculum formulation. Its electrical engineering and automation, electronic and information engineering, and communication engineering are included in the Excellent Engineer Training Program of Sichuan Province. Among the three specialties, electrical engineering & automation and electronic & information engineering have been approved as “comprehensive reform programs” at the provincial and university levels respectively. Remarkable achievements have been made in university-enterprise cooperation and some practice bases have been fully developed. A number of faculty members have received Teaching Achievement Awards at the university and provincial levels. In recent years, SEIE has completed or undertaken six scientific research projects at the national level and 24 scientific research projects at the provincial and ministerial levels, receiving financial support of more than RMB 10 million. Meanwhile, its faculty members have published hundreds of academic papers in key journals at home and abroad, of which over 100 have been printed in SCI, EI, and ISTP journals.
By adhering to the educational concept of “student-centered learning, individualized instruction, classified training and emphasis on practices” as well as targeting at developing innovative and entrepreneurial abilities of students, SEIE has organized a series of innovative and standardized activities such as the Electronic Technology Skill Contest and Intelligent Vehicle Contest for many sessions on the platform of Electronics Associations of the Masses. These activities have incubated a series of students’ innovative projects. Our students have won many prizes in academic competitions at the national and provincial levels, which have been reported by such off-campus media as China Ethnic News and Sichuan Daily. In recent years, a great number of undergraduates have been enrolled for post-graduate programs in such famous universities as University of Southern California, Xiamen University, Tianjin University, Tongji University, and University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. Many of our undergraduates have been employed by famous companies, such as China Guodian Corporation, IBM, Alibaba, China Telecom, China Mobile, and China Unicom. Currently, SEIE has become a pivotal base for fostering senior practical engineering talents that cater to the needs of social development in the western areas of China, especially, the western ethnic minority-inhabited areas of China.