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Northwestern Polytechnical University
File:NWPU logo.png
Motto 公诚勇毅
Established 1938
Type Public
Faculty 1,420
Undergraduates 15,550
Postgraduates 12,780
Location Xi'an, Shaanxi,  People's Republic of China
Campus Urban
Colors None
Mascot Aeroplane
Website 中文 en

Northwestern Polytechnical University (NWPU, 西北工业大学) is a University located in 127#, Youyi West Road, Xi'an, Shaanxi, People's Republic of China.



NPU was founded in October, 1957, and its predecessors were the National Northwestern Engineering College founded in 1938 and the Xi'an Institute of Aeronautics (formed by the Departments of Aeronautics of Shanghai Jiaotong University, National Central University and Zhejiang University). In 1970 the Aeronautical Engineering Department of PLA Institute of Military Engineering (Harbin) was merged into NPU.

NPU is one of the 15 key universities supported directly by China's central government, and during the "Seventh Five-year Plan" and the "Eighth Five-year Plan", NPU had been one of the universities of state capital construction.

Specialized in aeronautical, astronautical and marine engineering, Northwestern Polytechnical University is a China's top 10 technical university. Its research funding reached as high as RMB 1.18 billion in 2007, ranking 5th among all universities in China; funding per faculty member ranked 1st.

There are currently about 20,000 students enrolled in the university.


School of Aeronautics
The predecessors of the School are the Aircraft Department and the Civil Aviation Engineering College. The Aircraft Department was founded in 1952 by merging three Aeronautics Departments of Shanghai Jiaotong University, Nanjing University and Zhejiang University. The next big expansion occurred in 1970 when the Aircraft Department of Harbin Engineering College merged into the Department. With the approval of the AVIC (Aviation Industries of China) and CAAC (Civil Aviation Administration of China), Civil Aviation Engineering College was jointly founded by NPU, AMECO (Aircraft Maintenance & Engineering Corporation) and CNWA (China Northwest Airline) in 1994. Another big development was the Aircraft Department’s merger with the Civil Aviation Engineering College in 2003.
School of Astronautics
School of Marine Engineering
School of Materials Science
School of Mechatronics
School of Mechanics, Civil Engineering & Architecture
School of Power and Energy
School of Electronics and Information
School of Automation
School of Computer Science and Engineering
School of Natural and Applied Science
School of Management
School of Humanities, Economics and Law
School of Educational Experimentation


Professor Jiang Chengyu, President, Executive director of the China Aviation Society.
Professor Ye Jinfu, Party secretary.


There are mainly two campuses in this university: Youyi Campus and Chang'an Campus. Youyi Campus occupies approximately 0.8 square kilometers. And Chang'an Campus occupies approximately 2.6 square kilometers.


Only National defense key laboratories and state key laboratories are listed below, and all are high qualification.

National defense key laboratory(4).

  • The National Key Laboratory of Aerofoil/Foil Grid Aerodynamics.翼型、叶栅空气动力学国防科技重点实验室)[3].COSTIND
  • National defense key laboratory of heat structure and inner flow field of combustion of solid rocket motor. (固体火箭发动机燃烧热结构与内流场国防科技重点实验室)[3] COSTIND.
  • National defense key laboratory of Torpedo guidance technology[3].(鱼雷制导技术国防科技重点实验室)[3].COSTIND
  • National defense key laboratory of UAV special technology[3].(无人机特种技术国防科技重点实验室)[3].COSTIND
  • National defense key laboratory of superhigh temperature structural composite materials[3].(超高温结构复合材料国防科技重点实验室)[3].COSTIND

National Key laboratory(1).

  • State Key Laboratory of Solidification Technology.(凝固技术国家重点实验室)[3]

The way to NPU for foreign students[4]

  • M.S and Ph.D. Program List

Aircraft Design
Solid Mechanics
Traffic Transportation Programming and Management
Man-machine Environment Engineering
Hydro- Mechanism and Engineering
Fluid Solid Coupling and Control
Aerospace Safety Engineering
Means of Transport Applied Engineering
Communication and Information System
Power Electronic and Electrical Drive
Material Science
Material Processing Engineering
Navigation, Guidance & Control
Planning and Management for Traffic Transportation
Flight Vehicle Design
Propulsion Theory and Engineering of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Launch Theory and Technology
Acoustics (M.S.)
Fluid Dynamics (M.S.)
Mechanic-Electronic Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)
Thermal Power Engineering (M.S.)
Power Electronics and Electrical Drive (M.S.)
Communication and Information System (M.S., Ph.D.)
Signal and Information Processing (M.S., Ph.D.)
Control Theory and Control System (M.S., Ph.D.)
Detection Techniques and Automation Devices (M.S.)
Design and Manufacture of Ships and Marine Structures (M.S.)
Underwater Acoustic Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)
Application of System Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)
Underwater Vehicle Dynamics and Manufacture (M.S., Ph.D.)
Underwater Vehicle Information and Control (M.S., Ph.D.)
Environmental Engineering (M.S.)
Environmental Science (M.S.)
Materialogy (M.S., Ph.D.)
Materials Processing Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)
Computational Materials Science (M.S., Ph.D.)
Simulation of Fabrication Processes and Environment Behavior
Aeronautical and Astronautical Manufacturing Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)
Mechatronical Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)
Mechanical Manufacturing and Automation (M.S., Ph.D.)
Machine Design and Theory (M.S., Ph.D.)
Vehicle Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)
MEMS and Nano Technologies (M.S., Ph.D.)
Industrial Design (M.S., Ph.D.)
Precise Instrument and Mechanics (M.S., Ph.D.)
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.)
Electrical Theory and New Technology (M.S.)
Measuring Technology and Instrument (M.S.)
Management Science and Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)
Design Art (M.A.)
Engineering Mechanics
Solid Mechanics
General Mechanics and Fundamental Mechanics
Structure Engineering
Traffic Engineering
Engineering Management
General Mechanics and Fundamental Mechanics
Engineering Mechanics
Solid Mechanics
Construction Materials
Circuit and System (M.S, Ph.D.)
System Engineering (M.S, Ph.D.)
Electromagnetic Field and Microwave Technology (M.S, Ph.D.)
Communication and Information Systems (M.S, Ph.D.)
Signal and Information Processing (M.S, Ph.D.)
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.)
Electrical Theory and New Technology (M.S.)
Control Science & Engineering (M.S, Ph.D.)
Computer Science & Technology (M.S.)
Apparatus Science & Technology(M.S, Ph.D.)
Electrical Engineering (M.S, Ph.D.)
Machine Engineering (M.S.)
Traffic and Transportation Engineering (M.S, Ph.D.)
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.)
Computer Organization and Architecture (M.S., Ph.D.)
Computer Software and Theory (M.S., Ph.D.)
Computer Applications Technology (M.S., Ph.D.)
Network and Information Security (M.S., Ph.D.)
Pure Mathematics (M.S.)
DComputational Mathematics (M.S.)
Applied Mathematics (M.S., Ph.D.)
Probability and Statistics (M.S.)
Analysis and Integration of Systems (M.S.)
Statistics (Master Degree of Economics)
Operational Research and Cybernetics (M.S.)
Materials Physics and Chemistry (M.S., Ph.D.)
Optical Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)
Optics (M.S.)
Condensed Matter Physics (M.S., Ph.D.)
Physical Chemistry (M.S.)
Polymer Chemistry and Physics (M.S.)
Applied Chemistry (M.S.)
Biomedical engineering (M.S.)
Environmental Engineering (M.S.)
Chemical Technology (M.S.)
Materialogy (M.S., Ph.D.)
Materials Processing Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)
Management Science and Engineering (ph.D)
Management Science and Engineering (M. S)
Corporation Management (M. S)
Technology Economic and Management (M. S)
Administration Management (M. S)
Professional Master’s degree (M. S)
Economic Law (M.A.)
Western Economics (M.A.)
Theory of Political Science (M.A.)
Marxist Theory and Ideological and Political Education (M.A.)
Art Studies (M.A.)
Foreign Linguistics & Applied Linguistics (M.A.)
English Language and Literature (M.A.)
System Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)

Famous alumni

The following are just part of famous Alumni;

  • Wu Yi; Former Vice Premiers of the State Council of the People's Republic of China
  • Zhang Qingwei, chairman of the Commission of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense
  • Yang Wei, president of Zhejiang University;
  • Yang Wei, aircraft designer in 611;
  • Yuan-Cheng Fung, graduate from department of Engineering of National Central University(Nan Jing University, Present), which is the one of the predecessors of Northwestern Polytechnic University.


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