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As one of the key construction colleges of Jiangnan University, The school of Internet of Things Engineering boasts first-class graduate teaching resources and research experimental conditions, and the following basic scientific research platforms.

One first-level postdoctoral research station: control science and engineering;

One first-level doctoral program: Control Science and Engineering, covering five second-level disciplines doctor stations in control theory and control engineering, detection technology and automation devices, systems engineering, pattern recognition and intelligent systems, and Internet of Things technology and engineering;

Three first-level master’s degree programs:

1) Control science and engineering (covering five second-level master programs including control theory and control engineering, detection technology and automation devices, systems engineering, pattern recognition and intelligent systems, navigation guidance and control);

2) Computer science and technology (covering three second-level master programs including computer system architecture, computer software and theory, and computer application technology);

3) Electrical engineering (covering five second-level master programs including motors and electrical appliances, power systems and automation, high voltage and insulation technologies, power electronics and power transmission, electrical engineering theory and new technology);

One second-level master’s degree program (microelectronics and solid state electronics)

Five master's degree programs (control engineering, computer technology, electrical engineering, integrated circuit engineering, electronics and communications engineering).

Control theory and control engineering was awarded the "Eleventh Five-Year Plan" key discipline in Jiangsu Province.

The School has Key Laboratory of Advanced Process Control for Light Industry, Ministry of Education, Internet of Things Application Technology Engineering Research Center, Ministry of Education and "Industrial Equipment Energy Saving and Control Technology" Wuxi Key Laboratory.

The School has always paid attention to the overall development of students, continuously developed and improved the internationally competitive talent training system that meets the requirements of the new century, and strives to improve the quality of high-level personnel training. In recent years, it has made remarkable achievements in postgraduate education, winning one national nomination for outstanding doctoral dissertations, two outstanding doctoral dissertations in Jiangsu Province, more than thirty projects for postgraduate innovation in Jiangsu Province, and more than ten outstanding postgraduate dissertations in Jiangsu Province. The School boasts the policy of “Masters who are excellent enough may apply for Ph.D. in advance”. In recent years, the School has encouraged and supported graduate students to participate in more than 30 projects for sending graduate students abroad.

● Control Science and Engineering (Discipline Code: 0811, first-level doctoral programs, first-level master's degree programs)

Control Science and Engineering is a subject that studies the theories, methods, techniques, and engineering application problems of various control systems in the engineering field. Based on cybernetics, system theory, and information theory, control science studies common problems that are independent of specific objects in each application field, that is, how to establish a systematic model, analyze and synthesize its internal and environmental information, and design control strategies and decision-making behaviors, to achieve the desired control objectives; it works closely with each application fields to form a rich variety of control engineering. This discipline has obvious characteristics and advantages in the aspects of theoretical research and engineering practice, cross-disciplines, etc., and forms a unique scientific methodology, exerting a significant effect in the development of science and national economy.

Control science is one of the most important scientific theories and achievements of the 20th century. Its theoretical development and technological progress at all stages are closely related to the needs of production and social practice. It is a general principle and method studying how people implement purposeful behaviors and has universal significance for people to understand and transform nature. Control engineering, as a concrete realization of the principle of control science, integrates technology from the perspective of engineering systems. It also develops and produces a rich variety of content in combination with various engineering fields and integration of various related technologies. Therefore, Control Science and Engineering is a comprehensive technical discipline with rich connotations and broad extensions.

The first-level discipline of Control Science and Engineering consists of five second-level disciplines: "Control Theory and Control Engineering (subject code: 081101)", "Detection Technology and Automatic Devices (subject code: 081102)", and "System Engineering (subject code: 081103) "," Pattern Recognition and Intelligent Systems (subject code: 081104) ", and" Navigation, guidance and control (subject code: 081105)". The main research areas and correlations of each second-level discipline are as follows:

"Control Theory and Control Engineering" is a subject of theories, methods and technology that takes the control system in the engineering field as the main object, and uses control theory methods and computer software as the main tools to study the modeling, analysis, synthesis, optimization, design and implementation of various control strategies and control systems. This subject trains senior professionals engaged in the research, design, development, and system integration of control theory and control engineering. This subject mainly studies linear and nonlinear control, adaptive control, variable structure control, robust control, intelligent control, fuzzy control, neuron control, predictive control, inference control, fault-tolerant control, multivariable control, quantum control, systems identification, process modeling and optimization, optimization and scheduling of complex systems, robots and machine vision and network control, etc., as well as integrated automation technologies that integrate the above technologies and methods.

"Detection Technology and Automation Device" is a discipline that studies the theories, methods, and techniques of information extraction, transformation, transfer, and processing of controlled objects. It involves modern physics, control theory, electronics, computer science, and metrology science and mainly studies detection theory and methods, new sensors, automated instruments, and automatic detection systems, as well as their integrated, intelligent, and reliable technologies. The inspection technology studies how to convert various parameters that reflect the characteristics of the measured object according to a certain correspondence relationship into signals that are easy to transmit and provide them to the automatic control system. The automation device involves sensors, transmitters, controllers, and actuators in the control system, including their integrated, intelligent and reliable technologies. The discipline trains advanced professionals engaged in the study and the product R&D, and design of advanced sensing and inspection technologies, new actuators and automation devices, smart meters and controllers, the integration and networking of measurement and control system, system reliability assessment and design, automatic test methods for control systems, fault diagnosis and fault-tolerant technologies of measurement and control systems, sensor data fusion theory and applications, industrial fieldbus technology, high-speed enterprise network composition and security technology and embedded system research.

“System Engineering” is a comprehensive engineering technology discipline that is produced to organize, control, and administer various types of systems from the overall point of view in order to solve increasingly complex social practices. Based on systems science, control science, information science, and operational research theory, System Engineering adopts a comprehensive integration method mainly based on quantitative analysis and integration of qualitative and quantitative analysis to solve problems with general system analysis, design, control and management of various complex systems in the field of industry, agriculture, transportation, military, resources, environment, economy, and society, etc. Based on the needs of overall coordination, it comprehensively applies the thoughts, theories, and methods related to natural sciences and social sciences, and uses computers as tools to analyze the structure, elements, information, and feedback of the system to achieve optimal planning, design, management and control.

"Pattern Recognition and Intelligent Systems" is a new discipline developed on the basis of signal processing, artificial intelligence, cybernetics, and computer technology since the 1960s. It mainly studies information collection, processing and feature extraction, pattern recognition and analysis, artificial intelligence and design of intelligent systems. Its research areas include signal processing and analysis, pattern recognition, image processing and computer vision, intelligent control and intelligent robots, intelligent information processing, and cognitive, self-organization and learning theory, intelligent control and intelligent systems, expert systems and intelligent decision-making, pattern recognition theory and application, intelligent information processing and computer vision, bioinformatics, statistical learning theory and its application in information processing and identification. This subject trains advanced specialists engaged in the research, development, and design of pattern recognition and intelligent systems.

● Computer Science and Technology (Subject code: 0812, first-level master's degree program)

Computer Science and Technology is the discipline that studies theory, methods, and techniques in information acquisition, representation, storage, processing, transmission, and utilization. Computer Science and Technology includes computer architecture and hardware, systems and supporting software, the basic theory, basic knowledge and basic skills and methods of computer and network application. Its prominent feature is the interaction between software and hardware and their high integration.

The basic contents of Computer Science and Technology can be summarized as computer system structure, computer science theory, computer hardware, computer software, and computer application technology, etc. It covers three second-level disciplines, namely: Computer System Structure (subject code: 081201), Computer Software and Theory (subject code: 081202) and Computer Application Technology (subject code: 081203).

"Computer System Structure" studies the physical or hardware structure of computer systems, the properties of various components, and the correlations among these components, and the functional matching of software and hardware and determines the interface between software and hardware. This subject trains senior professionals who can perform parallel distribution calculations, computer networks and communications, embedded systems, integrated circuit design, computer systems, and information storage technologies.

"Computer Software and Theory" mainly studies the theories, methods and techniques involved in software development (production), maintenance and use, and discusses the theoretical basis for the development of computer science and technology. This subject trains senior professionals who can master a solid foundation for computer science and technology, and the knowledge of system computer software or theory, system computer system architecture and computer application technology, and can work on computer software or theoretical teaching, research, and software system development, etc.

"Computer Application Technology" focuses on the principles, methods, and technologies involved in the use of computers in various fields. It mainly studies artificial intelligence and pattern recognition, computer control technology, graphics and image processing, multimedia technology, computer network applications, and databases, etc.

● Electrical Engineering (Subject code: 0808, first-level master's degree program)

Electrical Engineering is a discipline integrating the basic theoretical research and engineering application backgrounds of power systems, power electronics and electrical drives, and electrical appliances based on electromagnetic theory and circuit theory. It carries out basic theories and innovative technology research based on the major technical requirements in the areas of motor and electrical control, industrial energy conservation and control, power electronics and power conversion, green manufacturing and advanced motor drives, new energy generation and smart grids, etc.

The first-level subject of electrical engineering covers five second-level subjects, i.e. Motor and Electrical Equipment (Subject code: 080801), Power System and Automation (subject code: 080802), High Voltage and Insulation Technology (Subject code: 080803), Power Electronics and Power Transmission (subject code: 080804), and Electrical Theory and New Technology (subject code: 080805). The three second-level master’s degree programs for the key construction and enrollment are: Motor and Electrical Equipment, Power System and Automation, Power Electronics and Power Transmission.

"Motor and Electrical Equipment " focuses on motor and electrical control, special motors, advanced manufacturing technologies and equipment, power conversion and control, reliability theory and technology of electrical appliances. It is interpenetrated with disciplines such as automation, computer, control engineering, electronic information, and machinery. Based on mathematics, electrical engineering theory, and various modern new technologies, it requires systematic mastering of motor, electronics, modern control theory, and computer applications. It enables students to have solid foundation and the ability of applying knowledge to independently solve problems by integrating motor and the design, production, operation, monitoring and control of the related electrical device and system and mastering the application method of modern design theory, electromagnetic field theory, control theory, fault analysis and diagnosis technology, computer aided testing technology. It mainly studies motor intelligent control, the research and design of small and special electrical machines, power conversion and control, electromechanical integration and advanced manufacturing, industrial electric heating technology, and networked realization of electrical appliances.

“Power System and Automation” focuses on power system operation and control, power system dispatching and relay protection, power quality management and control, power economy and electricity market, and power system computer monitoring. It is a profession related to the production, transmission, transformation, use, control, and management of electrical energy. It involves engineering technology such as equipment, operation, and information processing in the field of electrical engineering. By combining traditional electrical technology with computers, electronics, information, control, testing, and new types of electrical materials and other disciplines and technologies, it has broad prospects for development. It mainly studies smart grid and remote monitoring and implementation, intelligent control of power systems, power quality management and harmonic suppression, power system fault diagnosis and remote monitoring, electronics technology of power system, and new energy grid-connected generation.

Power Electronics and Power Transmission” focuses on the research of electromagnetic field theory, nonlinear theory of AC motors, power electronics and power conversion, advanced motor control, new energy generation and control, Internet of Things and remote monitoring, etc., and the problems of energy conversion, efficient use, processing accuracy and environmental protection, etc. It mainly studies industrial energy saving, power conversion, motor control and advanced manufacturing. Relying on the high-end equipment manufacturing industry needs, it studies high-performance frequency conversion drive system theory and key technologies, high-end electric drive, industrial energy saving and green power, and the development and design of IoT technology based electrical automation and remote monitoring and network implementation.

Microelectronics and Solid State Electronics (Subject code: 080903, second-level master's degree program)

Microelectronics and Solid-State Electronics is the forerunner and foundation of electronic science and information science technologies. It focuses on semiconductor device physics and solid-state physics, electronic materials and solid-state electronic devices, very large scale integrated circuit (VLSI) design and manufacturing technologies, and microelectronics systems, micro-mechanical systems and computer-aided design and manufacturing, etc.

It mainly studies microelectronics and solid electronic device physics, microelectronics and solid electronic process technology, very large scale integrated circuit (VLSI), microelectronics integrated systems, and electronic materials.

● Control Engineering (Professional area code: 085210)

Based on control theory, information theory, and system theory and with the purpose of engineering application, it conducts design, composition, operation, analysis and test of control system, and is a comprehensive solution to various engineering implementation problems of automatic control systems. It meets and achieves the increasingly growing automatic and smart requirement of modern industry and agriculture and other social economy.

Graduate students trained in this discipline should master basic theories, methods and techniques in the field of modern control engineering. In one direction in this field, it has the ability to independently engage in the engineering design and operation, analysis and integration, research and development, management and decision-making. They should be capable of the analysis and calculation, development and design, and use and maintenance of actual control systems, equipment or devices. At the same time, they should master a foreign language and can successfully read domestic and foreign technological materials and literature in the field, conduct necessary international academic exchanges, and grasp and understand the technological status and development trends in the field.

It mainly studies computer control systems, embedded systems and robots, control engineering and applications, and systems engineering, etc.

● Electrical Engineering (Professional area code: 085207)

Master's degree holders in the field of Electrical Engineering should be the application-type and composite high-level engineering technology and engineering management professionals that master the solid basic theory, broad expertise, and basic management knowledge in the field of electrical engineering; master the advanced technological methods and modern technological means for solving engineering problems; have independent engineering skills and ability of project management, proficiency in a foreign language and the use of computer tools. They should have the ability to engage in the development, design, and development of various types of new electrical equipment, as well as equipment operation and maintenance updates, and independently undertakes to solve practical engineering problems in the production, transmission, distribution, control, detection, protection and use of electrical energy.

It mainly studies electromechanical integration technology, new-type motor and control technology, smart grid technology, new energy, and energy-saving technologies, etc.

● Computer Technology (Professional area code: 085211)

This discipline aims at training senior professionals who are equipped with a good scientific literacy, systematically and well grasp the basic theory, basic knowledge, and basic skills and methods of computer science including computer hardware, computer software, and computer applications, and can engage in the computer teaching, scientific research and application in scientific research departments and educational institutions, companies, enterprises, business, technology and administrative departments and other units. Graduates are suitable for work in the field of research or engineering technology in computer networks, Web engineering, artificial intelligence, multimedia communication systems, and knowledge discovery.

It mainly studies computer application technology, computer information management, and industry information technology, etc.

● Integrated Circuit Engineering (Subject code: 085209)

Integrated Circuit (IC) engineering is a cross discipline covering engineering fields such as microelectronics, circuits and control, information technology and engineering, and computer applications, and is the core of the electronic information industry.

It has the following training characteristics: (1) According to the crave of brand IC companies for high-end talents, it cultivates R&D middle-to-advanced IC engineering and technical talents who have solid theoretical basis, broad professional knowledge and sense of innovation, and can use advanced technology to solve frontier issues and can independently undertake technological innovation and development; (2) As for the urgent need of talents from small and medium-sized enterprises, especially the newly-built “530” companies, it aims at cultivating composite and practical IC engineering and technical personnel who are familiar with domestic and foreign status and development trend and can fast adapt to the engineering practice, product development and management.

Research directions: Digital integrated circuit design, Analog integrated circuit design, RF integrated circuit design, Digital-analog hybrid integrated circuit design, Electronic system integration, Micro-electromechanical system design, Integrated circuit testability design, Integrated circuit reliability design, communication, network, information security, automated control and other special chip design, integrated circuit library technology, device and circuit modeling technology, VLSI process technology and management and micro-mechanical processing, etc.

● Electronics and Communication Engineering (Professional area code: 085208)

The field of Electronics and Communication Engineering involves two first-level disciplines: information and communication engineering and electronic science and technology.

Its technical characteristics are: 1. Electronic technique uses microwave, physical electronics, optoelectronics, microelectronics and other basic theories to study the theory and engineering technology of electronic components, integrated circuits, computers, etc.; 2. Information technology studies signal detection, information access, information transmission, information exchange, information processing and application, design and manufacturing of communications, computers, and electronic systems, etc.

Electronics and Communication Engineering covers the following industries: communications and networking, radar and navigation, radio and television, consumer electronics, electronic instruments and devices, semiconductors and integrated circuits, solid electronic devices, vacuum devices, microwave devices, electronic materials and micro-nano materials, etc.

It aims at cultivating application-oriented and compound high-level engineering technology and engineering management talents with solid foundation, comprehensive quality, strong engineering practice ability and certain innovative ability. They should master the basic theory, advanced technology methods and modern technical means in the field of electronics and communications engineering, understand the technology status and development trends in the field, and have independent engineering design and operation, analysis and integration, research and development, management and decision-making capabilities in one direction of this field. They should be qualified for high-level engineering and engineering management in the field of electronics and communications engineering. At the same time, they should master a foreign language and can smoothly read scientific and technical materials and documents in the field at home and abroad.

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