Harbin Engineering University
|Harbin Engineering University|
Harbin PLA Military Engineering Institute, Harbin ShipbuildingEngineering Institute
Motto in English
(Great Engineer Changes the World, Great Lore Changes the Knowledge)(It is engineering that changes the world)
|Type||Public, Project 211|
|Location||Harbin, Heilongjiang, People's Republic of China|
|Campus||Urban, 311.60 acres (126.1 ha)|
Harbin Engineering University (simplified Chinese: 哈尔滨工程大学; traditional Chinese: 哈爾濱工程大學; pinyin: Hāěrbīn Gōngchéng Dàxué), also referred to as HEU, was founded in 1953 in Harbin, China. It offers over 150 degree programs, 48 of which are conducted in English. Designated a Project 211 university, HEU is billed as a top institution for engineering and marine projects.
HEU traces its origins to the PLA Military Engineering Institute established in Harbin on September 1, 1953. In 1970 the university was renamed Harbin Shipbuilding Engineering Institute (HSEI; simplified Chinese: 哈尔滨船舶工程学院; traditional Chinese: 哈爾濱船舶工程學院; pinyin: Hāěrbīn Chuánbó Gōngchéng Xuéyuàn).
The current name has been in use since 1994.
HEU is located in Nangang, in the heart of Harbin.
The university library occupies a six-story building on the eastern side of campus. Particular strengths of library collections focus on nuclear and marine science.
Undergraduate, master's and doctoral students are admitted in the autumn semester. Although the majority of undergraduate courses are taught in Chinese, many postgraduate programs are offered in English. Qualifications in related programs are required for postgraduate admissions.
HEU emphasizes the development of international cooperation and academic exchange. Since 2000, HEU students have included nationals from Canada, Korea, Russia, Japan, Pakistan, Thailand, Nepal, India, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
International students seeking to improve their Chinese-language proficiency may enroll in a non-degree language course in either autumn or spring.
As scholars at national key university, HEU faculty prioritize engineering in shipbuilding, information and communications, nuclear power, and hydroacoustics.
The university is home to over 40 research centers and institutes including: 
- Nuclear Power Safety and Simulation Introduction Base
- Deepwater Engineering Research Center
The university has established relationships with more than 20 international universities and research institutions, coordinating visiting scholars and cooperative research development.
- Official website (Chinese)
- Official website (English)
- Official website (Russian)
- International Students website
- Library website