The College of Aeropace and Civil Engineering includes 7 regular undergraduate programs. They are Civil Engineering, Building Environment and Energy Engineering, Water Supply and Sewerage Science and Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Flight Vehicle Design and Engineering, Flight Vehicle Propulsion Engineering, and Quality and Reliability Engineering. The College confers master's degrees in Solid Mechanics, Structural Engineering, Thermal Power Engineering, Aerospace Propulsion Theory and Engineering, General and Fundamental Mechanics, Engineering Mechanics, Flight Vehicle Design, Engineering Thermophysics, Disaster Prevention and Reduction Engineering and Protective Engineering, and Man-Machine and Environmental Engineering. Furthermore, doctoral degrees are conferred in Solid Mechanics, General and Fundamental Mechanics, and Engineering Mechanics. Particularly, Solid Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering are key disciplines in the Commission of Science Technology and Industry for National Defense and Heilongjiang province.
The College is committed to generating, disseminating, and preserving knowledge, and to working with others to bring this knowledge back to the country and the society. The College is dedicated to providing her students with an education that combines rigorous academic study and the excitement of discovery with the support and intellectual stimulation of a diverse campus community. The College does her best to develop in each member of the College community the ability and passion to work wisely, creatively, and effectively. Our researches are but not limited to: National Science Funds, Technology Funds of National Defense, Key Program for International S&T Cooperation Projects of China. Extracurricular innovation platform are provided which emphasize system engineering concepts and enhance creativity, focusing on the overall strengthening of individuals.
The predecessor of HEU, Harbin Institute of Military Engineering, wasChina's most famous and important military institute. The present College of Aerospace and Civil Engineering was formed when the specifically military elements of the department were removed. The term of 'second department' which remained admitted its first undergraduates in 1972, graduate students in 1981, and doctoral students in 1986. The 'second department' has undergone numerous changes to articulate its development and emphasis. From the Department of Missile Engineering, to Department of Civil Engineering, to College of Civil Engineering as well as Department of Aerospace Engineering, the College has contributed much to the national defense and welfare.
Since the restoration of enrollment in 1978, more than 5,000 students have obtained bachelor degrees, and more than 350 graduate degrees along with 100 doctorate degrees. Many of them serve in the field of national defense, shipbuilding and civil engineering. Some have become principals in their areas of specialties, including hundreds of experts and professors over the departmental leadership, and many entrepreneurs. In particular, one alumnus is now the youngest alternate member of The Communist Party Central Committee of China.
Employment of graduates covers a wide rage. Employer feedback surveys indicate the high quality of the graduates which contains hospitable, political, ideological and moral quality, level of expertise, computer skills, foreign language ability, teamwork ability, the ability to analyze and solve problems, and professionalism.