The College of Underwater Acoustic Engineering is the cradle of cultivating high-level underwater acoustic technicians and the source of new theories, technology, and methods of underwater acoustic technology. It originated from the first established sonar major in China in 1953. The discipline of underwater acoustic engineering ranks first in all previous discipline evaluations by the Ministry of Education. It is the first level discipline ship and ocean engineering to which underwater acoustic engineering belongs and ranked first in the fourth round of the first level discipline evaluation by the Ministry of Education.
The college has 163 full-time teachers. Among them, there are two academicians of Chinese Academy of Engineering. The college has 2064 students, including 1252 undergraduates, 503 masters, 278 doctors, 17 overseas Graduate students and 14 overseas doctorate candidates. In 2020, the amount of newly signed scientific research contracts was nearly 500 million yuan. In 2021, the amount of scientific research funds received reached 315 million yuan, and the amount of scientific research funds per capita reached 1.93 million yuan.
The college focuses on international cooperation and exchange, and has established talent training and cooperative research relationships with many foreign universities and research institutions, such as France, Russia, Canada, Belgium, South Korea, Norway, Ukraine, Pakistan, among others. The College and the University of Southampton have started innovative talent exchange programs.
The college has successfully hosted international academic conferences such as the International Symposium on Acoustic Engineering and Technology, the International Symposium on Chinese Marine Acoustics, the Sino Russian Polar Acoustics and Information Technology Forum, the Sino Pakistan Marine Information Technology Seminar, and the International Forum on Marine Information. All have further enhanced the college’s popularity and influence in the field of international underwater acoustic technology.