Marine Engineering Department is one of the key construction departments of Tianjin Maritime College(TMC), with marine engineering technology, marine electronic and electrical technology, marine mechanical engineering technology, welding technology and automation, yacht designing and manufacturing technology,port machinery and aautomatic control as six majors. The department focuses on the cultivation of students’ practical operation capabilities and for this purpose has developed 20 training rooms. They are metalworking technique workshop, power equipment disassembling training room, marine electrical technique training room, electrical power drive training room, marine engineering simulators, marine automatic simulated engine room and so forth. The marine engineering simulators and the marine automatic simulated engine room are the most fully equipped and most multiple functional ones in the area of Tianjin Maritime Safety Administration with the total investment of over 9,900,000 RMB. Over many years’ training base construction, Marine Engineering Department nowadays has a complete marine engineering simulation center with the marine engineering simulators as the core and has established a marine automatic simulated engine room. The whole training system has achieved the combination of “virtualness” and “actualness”.The department has developed many external training bases with the cooperation of shipping enterprises, thus guaranteeing the practice teaching of “actual equipment” and “simulated equipment” from the view of hardware. The technologically advanced internal training base has been approved by the industrial administration, Tianjin Maritime Safety Administration. The internal and external training bases not only meet the needs of students’ training and evaluation, but also undertake full-range professional technology and capability evaluation of a great number of social seafarers from officers like chief engineers, second engineers, third engineers and fourth engineers to ratings such as senior duty motormen and duty motormen.
The department has a highly qualified teaching team with rich teaching experience and high professional technology and capabilities, consisting of more than 50 regular and irregular teachers, of whom 23 teachers have senior professional title and 13 teachers are chief engineers of unlimited voyage waters. The percentage of double-competency teachers is over 85%.
Adhering to the school motto of “Dedication to Knowledge, Devotion to Career, Honesty and Integrity, Aspiration for Success” and the orientation of “educating students by paramilitary management and raising talents by international standards”, Marine Engineering Department aims to cultivate seafarers of unlimited voyage waters and highly qualified skilled special talents, who have “steady professional attitude, excellent operational capabilities, good English communication ability and high professional ethics”. The graduates have obtained the approval and appraise from the society and their employment units.