Part 1 General Facts

1 About Southeast University

Southeast University (SEU) is one of the national key universities administered directly under the Ministry of Education of China . It is also one of the first universities accredited by the State Council to entitle professors, associate professors and reward up to doctorial degrees in various academic and engineering disciplines. It is also one of the universities subsumed under the “Project 211” and “985 Program” that are financed by the central government to build world-class universities. It locates in the cultural and historic Nanjing city with an area of 427 hectares. Sipailou Campus and Jiulonghu Campus are two of its major campuses.

Southeast University is one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in China ever sharing the reputation of “Academia Shrine” and “Primo in Southeast”. Its origin can be traced back to 1902 when it was founded as Sanjiang Normal College . After more than one hundred years development, it has become a comprehensive university covering a broad range of disciplines in sciences, engineering, medicine, social sciences, management, arts and so forth with engineering as its focus. It has over 6,000 faculty and staff members including over 1,500 professors and associate professors, over 300 doctoral supervisors, eight members of Chinese Academy of Science and Academy of Engineering, one member of the State Council Degree Committee, nine members of the Discipline Evaluation Workgroup of the State Council Degree Committee, 21 Changjiang Scholar Professors and chair professors, 17 winners of “National Outstanding Young Scholar Award”, 14 national level specialists and scientists, five members of “863 Program” Domain and Subject Specitialists Group (which ranking the second place among all universities), one member of “973 Program” Advisory Committee, and one member of the State Informationization Advisory Committee.

Southeast University is now comprised of more than 40 schools and departments to host 61 undergraduate programs, 206 Master programs, 109 doctoral programs, 15 postdoctoral stations, 10 national key disciplines, 16 provincial key disciplines, 3 national key laboratories, 1 national research laboratory, 2 state engineering and technology research centers, 6 key laboratories of Ministry of Education, 1 engineering research center of Ministry of Education, 4 Jiangsu provincial key laboratory, and 5 Jiangsu provincial engineering centers, etc. in the university. In recent years, the university has reinforced in constructing disciplines, in which grest progress has been achieved. In 2002-2004 National Evaluation for University's Disciplines, its 11 first level disciplines stand among top 10 national wide, especially those such as Architecture, Biomedicine and Engineering, Art Theory, Transportation and Communication Engineering, Control Science and Engineering, Information and Telecommunication Engineering stand among top 5.

2 About the college

Authorized by Ministry of Education and former State Development and Planning Committee, College of Software Engineering (CoSE) as one of 35 national pilot software schools has been founded in December 2001 and started its undergraduate program and postgraduate program in the field of software engineering. Carrying the idea of “Pursuing Excellence”, CoSE insists on the concepts of reformation of education, normalization of administration, and creation and innovation in science and technology, integrates the sound resources and advantages of the university in the discipline of computer science, mathematics, telecommunications, IC design and engineering. After five years commitment, CoSE has formed the pedagogical model of combining class teaching with case study, strongthened foreign language learning through international academic exchange, increased employment through learning by doing, advanced the discipline through effective human resource management. CoSE has committed to provide quality professional education to produce high level software talents with the capability of creative and innovative, cross-discipline knowledge base, challenging international competition.

Part 2 College Structure and Planning

1 College structure

CoSE's running body and its leadership are shown as below.

To normalize management and administration so as to safeguard the heath of the teaching, reseach and advising system and quality assurance system, the university establishes the Academic Committee of Software Engineering and IC Engineering and the CoSE Teaching Direction Board who provide guidance in the college's strategic planning, curriculum design, teaching implementation planning, faculy team development. CoSE also establishes the Teaching Supervision Group to perform regular evaluation and assessment on the teaching processes and effectiveness through direct contact with the faculty members and students and provide suggestions and reports to improve the college's management.

2 Planning

In line with SEU's “the Eleventh Five Year Plan”, based on the sound foundation of the long history in running a university and the experiences learned from the recent practice of the college, CoSE will focus on building up a well-formed teaching and research manpower and well-formed disciplinary structure, upon which to advance education reformation, improve the quantation and quality, enhence the collaboration with government, industries and educational institutions so as to make best use of outside resources and speed up the process of internationalization and realize the sustainability of development.

Part 3 Education programs and targets

CoSE is aiming at providing high stardard education in the field of software engineering by following the basic rules of higher engineering education, introducing international software engineering education practice, and adapting the current requirements for professionals of the marketplace. It will reinforce international collaboration and combine teaching, research and development.

CoSE provides educational programs including

•  Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Software Engineering (BSE) offered to qualified high school graduates and college graduates who are required to take three years course studies at the college and one year internship in industry for graduation desing/project.

•  Master of Engineering Degree in Software Engineering (MSE) offered to qualified undergraduate grduates with first degree who are requried to take one year (for full time students) or two years (for part time students) course study at the college and one year internship in industry for graduation thesis/report.

CoSE encourages international academic exchange, collaboration with overseas institutions of higher learning and overseas enterprises. The cooperation with two Irish educational institutions and one company has been routinized as a model of “1+ 1” Master programme from which over 20 graduates have been produced among who five graduates have got employed in Ireland.

Part 4 Implementation of Teaching

To timely reflect the rapid change of technology advancement, CoSE continuously updates the curricula and teaching plans for both undergraduate and postgraduate proram in terms of a) best meeting the requirements of industries and internationalization; b) forming a multi-layer, cross-discipline, diverse orientation modularized course structure to develop students' ability to learn and synthesize; c) focusing on learning by case and practice; d) broadening the knowledge base of undergraduate students and specifying the expertise of postgraduate students.

In the teaching processes, CoSE is paying attention to take advantage of various academic committees of their functions in quality control and advisory collection. The education programs contain specially configured technical training and off-college research projects while delivering sound theoretical courses.

a) General theoretical courses

The college and the Dean's Office of the university take the responsibility to arrange teachingactivities for the first year and second year undergraduate students. After the teaching plan approved by the Dean's Office, lecturers from School of Computer Science, Department of Mathematics, School of Foreign Languages, Department of Physics and other related faculties work together with CoSE's lecturers to offer courses such as mathematics, English, algorithms analysis, physics, politics, etc.

b) Disciplinary foundation courses

Disciplinary foundation courses are arranged according to variouse subjects. For BSE studies, Six subjects are Software Quality Assurance, Software Design, Database Management and Design, Networks and Systems Administration, Embedded Systems, and Information Systems Technology. The subjects such as Multimedia Technology and Games & Animation are under planning. For MSE studies, three subjects include Networks Technology and Application, Embedded Systems and Software Quality Assurance. The subject “Multimedia Innovation” is under construction. These courses are carried out by CoSE's lecturers and high level professionals from industries or other educational institutions.

c) Disciplinary direction courses

These practical courses are delivered by senior engineers with the assistance from the college, such as “Software Engineering Theory and Practice”, “Software Diagnosis and Testing”, “Software Quality Assurance”, etc.

d) Foreign expert courses

To improving bilingual teaching, CoSE has invited over 10 professors and senior engineers from the foreign countries like Ireland , India , USA , and from our Hong Kong and Taiwan . They have offered English or bilingual courses such as “Software Design Patterns”, “Information Security”, “Distributed Systems”, “Algorithms Analysis and Design”, “Web Technologies and Applications”, and “Multimedia Technologies”, etc.

The college encourages lecturers' innovation and reformation in their teaching activities. There have been one bilingual module obtained financial support from the national “Experimental Project For Higher Engineering Education Reformation”, two modules obtained financial support from Microsoft “Demonstration Course”, six modules obtained special financial support from the university.

Part 5 Faculty Team Building

The college carefully studies and analyze the structure of its faculty team in relation to the specific requirements for the teaching and research in the field of software engineering. Based on the strong teaching and research resources of the university, it is putting every effort to attract talents and scholars from within China to overseas, from educational institutions to industries. A stable faculty team has been gradually built up which integrating 15 full time professors and lecturers with 58 part time scholars and senior engineers to commit to the development of CoSE.

As a polit college of the university, CoSE is also taking new measures in building management and administration team. A team of six full time staff members composes the college's administration body.

Upbuilding an active, upward and realistic educaiton idea is crucial for a college to maintain its high standard and secure its sustainability. CoSE has provided greate opportunities to its family members to participate in various training programs and academic exchange activities in China and abroad. The college believes that these activities can bring in new thinkings, expose them to outside world, cultivate a common faith, and enrich the college culture.

Part 6 The Facilities

Through over five years accumulation, the college is allocated by the university over 7,000 square meters teaching and research areas in Jinxianghe Campus and Jiulonghu Campus. It has equipted five servers, over 50 specific network devises, over 60 sets of systems for embedded system experiments, about 500 PCs, and over one thousand books and journals on the domain. The college possesses a “Network Technology and Application Lab”, “Embedded System Lab”, and “Software Testing Lab”. Different labs and project studios are set up under cooperative programs with companies such as Ericsson, IBM, Microsoft, etc. It also has 8 public computer labs located in two campuses opening all day long to meet students need. Some special work places are open to apply upon students' projects.

CoSE has also maintained good relationship with governmental agencies and hi-tech zones of local government through which the “Software Professional Training Base” and the “ Software Testing Technology Training Center ” have been jointly established. A student training and practice base is under negotiation with a famous IT company.

Part 7 Recruitment and Occupation Tracks

1 Recruitment plan

Within the framework and the strategic plan for recruiments of the university, the college currently recruits 120 BSE students, 50 MSE full time and over 100 part time students annually. The total number of students on campus is more than 660.

2 Occupation Tracks

Benefited from the right meeting of CoSE's education orietation and the requirements of industries, especially the last one year internship , about 100% graduates can get employed or pursue further studies right after their graduation from the college except those who has personal reasons. The occupation providers include not only those software companies such as Microsoft Research Asia, Microsoft ( Shanghai ), Citigroup Software ( Shanghai ), Trend Technologies ( Nanjing ), etc. but also those IT related companies like Erricsson (Ireland, Shanghai, Nanjing), Motorola Software Center, Nanjing, IBM (Ireland, Shanghai), Simens (Nanjing), ZTE (Nanjing), Lucent (Shanghai, Nanjing) etc. In these companies, the graduates are carrying out project development and research, technical support and production. Most of them have won highly appraisal from their employers and some have become senior members and make their great contributions to the development of software industry.

Part 8 Contact


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Address: Jiangning District, Nanjing

Postcode: 211189

Tel: +86-25-5209 0988

Fax: 52090985

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