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1.Vision and Mission

The establishment of the Department of Mechanical Engineering (hereinafter referred to as DME) dates to 1932, as one of the pioneering engineering departments not only at Tsinghua University but also in China. The DME is at the core of Tsinghua's grand vision of becoming a world-leading university in 2030 and aims to maintain its pioneering position among world-class research-oriented universities. By 2020, the DME will comprise six major research institutes and seven platforms (laboratories, research centres and affiliated institutes) in three fields, with 168 faculty members and 1,397 students. The DME contributes to the global frontiers of science and engineering through cutting-edge research and education on the fundamentals of mechanical interface, robotics and intelligent manufacturing, extreme non-equilibrium processing equipment and technology, bio-fabrication and medical devices, and IC equipment and precision control, etc. By strengthening the fundamentals of science and engineering principles and establishing productive education and research with in-depth expertise, DME continues to maintain its leading role as the nation's best and largest research-oriented engineering department. Aiming to meet the growing demand for talents with creativity, solid professional skills, dedication, and global vision, DME's talent cultivation is highlighted by the continuous pursuit of excellence by providing interdisciplinary education based on a strong academic foundation and resources to initiate global research on the essential issues for the future of mankind.

2. Highlights

--- Focus on the international academic frontier.

---Emphasis on science and technology: Advanced design technology and digitization; Manufacturing technology and materials science; Surface/interface theory and technology; Bio-manufacturing science and technology; Robot technology; Intelligent control technology and modern management.

--Focus on research and talent training resources: State key labs; High-quality teaching platform; High-level supervisors; Integrated engineering education system with college-enterprise joint labs; International cooperation platform with world-class universities.

--Teaching goals: Creativity; Philosophical thinking; Engineering design experience and thinking, Intercultural cooperation and international vision.

The People of DME

        Currently, DME has 168 registered faculty members, including 48 full-time professors, 76 associate professors, and 139 post-doctoral lecturers, as well as 82 post-doctoral fellows and 128 contractors engaged in extensive research activities. The Academic Research Council of DME is composed of scholars and celebrities who are leaders in their fields, including 5 distinguished fellow academicians of the Chinese Academy of Science & Engineering.

Research Facilities

By 2020, the DME will comprise 6 major research institutes and 7 platforms (such as laboratories, research centers and affiliated institutes) within 3 thematic directions, as shown below. Please visit our departmental website at: for detailed information on the institutes and laboratories.

Global Influence and Partnership

3 Directors or executive committees of world-renowned scientific institutes:

22 Editors-in-chief and editorial board members of international journals:

Focusing not only on fundamental frontier topics but also on national strategic requirements, the DME has accomplished many influential achievements in both basic and applied research, such as mechanical interface and tribology research; micro-nano manufacturing; biomedical and mechanical engineering; IC manufacturing equipment; aerospace manufacturing technologies; energy equipment manufacturing; intelligent manufacturing equipment, intelligent robots and service robots; special processing technologies and equipment. Notable representative research achievements include:

Super lubrication researchMechanical, Interfacial and Tribological Research

  • Super lubrication Research - A groundbreaking lubrication system has been uncovered, capable of supporting a substantial payload while remaining super lubricated, reducing the coefficient of friction by two orders of magnitude. A phenomenon of controllable friction has been uncovered, achieving the realization of a controllable friction coefficient within a wide range (by 5 times) with instantaneousness. (1s).




Interfacial Effect Induced Marangoni ConvectionMechanical Interfacial and Tribological Research, State Natural Science Award 2nd Prize Awarded 2018

  • A phenomenon of Marangoni flow was uncovered within water droplets. A surface temperature distribution equation of evaporated droplets was created and therefore to realize the drying and cleaning of the wafers by employing Marangoni Effect. An unsolved problem on whether there exists a Marangoni Flow in water that had been puzzling for centuries was successfully settled down.  Related outcomes have been applied to wafer surface drying and cleaning and realizing a dent-free polishing of a single atomic layer on the wafer surface.

Flexible Moisture Generator Device /Miniature energy storage device (Micro/Nano Fabrication

  • A new method of moisture power generation (hydroelectric generator, HEG) based on TiO2 "sandwich" structure nanowire network was developed, and a self-powered flexible finger touchpad and respiration detector had been constructed to track the contact position of the user's finger and to realize the real-time monitoring of the respiration state of the human body. These technologies provide a solid technical foundation for the development of new generation electronic technology and the application of the Internet of Things (IoT).Adv. Mater. 2018, 1705925Journal Cover Articles. A composite technology based on femtosecond laser direct writing and precise electrolyte induced transfer have been developed. A high-performance ultra-micro graphene supercapacitor was achieved, which is conducive to promoting the development and design of high-performance micro-nano systems.ACS Appl. Mater. Inter. 2018, 10,54045412

Bio-manufacturingBiomedical Machinery

  • The report of the world-first construction of Tumor Model in Vitro by 3D Printing Technology: The cells' morphology, protein secretion function, and drug response results in the in vitro tumor model are closer to the real clinical outcomes and are significantly superior to the tumor cells developed by the conventional two-dimensional culture.

The Nectar Drinking Mechanism of Bee and Its Synergy of Its Mouth Part and Abdominal

Bionic Design of Morphing Nose Cone on Arial Vehicle

Lubrication-Drug Delivering Nano-ParticlesInterdisciplinary

  • A fibrous membrane for regulating osteogenesis-osteoclast behavior was successfully developed in collaborating with the Stemmatological Hospital of Peking University, thus, realizing the bone defect’s rapid repair. The paper was published on Nanoscale, 2019, 11, 60-71 (Outer Cover Page).

Key Technologies and Equipment of Chemical Mechanical Polishing (CMP) for Integrated Circuit Manufacturing

  • The Successfully development of China’s first 12-inch diameter “Wet-free Inlet and Outlet” CMP complete machine for commercial, which is also among the world-leading position by its technological advantage;

  • The industrialization of a mass production line with 24 CMP reaches a total annual production of more than a million 12-inch wafers, generating a gross income of 30 million Yuan with a revenue of more than 50 million RMB;

  • The Ultimate Prize winner for technical invention of China Machinery Industry Science and Technology Award.

Workpiece Stage Core Technologies of the Lithography Machine

  • Enabling a technological leap forward of the workpiece stage in Chinese Lithography Machine to the same generation level as the most globally advanced NXT platform; A solid foundation has been laid for the research and development of China’s immersion lithography machine, and furtherly the extreme ultraviolet lithography machine products in the future.

Strategic Equipment and its Key Components

1). The world's most comprehensive single-cylinder hydraulic press - 400 MN precision aerospace hydraulic press .

2). 360MN vertical extrusion line

3). 680kt Multifunctional press equipment

4). The low-pressure steam turbine rotor of the nuclear power plant is the key component that will determine whether China can independently manufacture nuclear power equipment. In cooperation with Shanghai Electric, Tsinghua University has solved the basic metallurgical and mechanical problems over the past decade and achieved independent manufacturing capability of the low-pressure steam turbine rotor. The related technologies have been applied to China's first 1000 MW nuclear power unit, "Hualong No.1", and the first exported unit of the Karachi K2 and K3 projects, which are China's landmark products in the field of power generation and its industry. the basic problems

New High-Speed Parallel Robots

Winner of the China Machinery Industry Science and Technology Invention Award; Silver Award for Distinguished Design in China..

Parallel Robot

Robotic System 1

Robotic System 2

Better Performance with Rated Payload comparing with Foreign Counterparts

Core technologies and industrial applications: Design and manufacture of large rubber and plastic seals for high-end equipment

For high-end equipment, such as large water turbine generator set, megawatt wind turbine, large and medium-sized shield machine, 10000 ton die forging press, etc..:

Achieved the first design method for a large rubber and plastic dynamic sealing system in China

Developed an integral molding technology for oversized polyurethane seals

Established the life prediction and reliability evaluation method of rubber-plastic dynamic seals

First Prize of Science and Technology Progress, Guangdong Province

First prize of the Science and Technology Award of the Machinery Industry

Supersized Unibody Seal

Digital Design and Evaluation System for Rubber and Plastic Dynamic Seals

3. Admission for International Students

The UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM offered by the DME combines a broad education in the engineering sciences with a strong background in quantitative analysis, problem-solving, design, and communication skills. By emphasizing both analytical and creative methods, the mechanical engineering program provides students with the broad skill set required to pursue their goals. All admission-related matters will be implemented following university undergraduate admission regulations and requirement at

Tuition Fee: 30,000 RMB/YEAR

The GRADUATE EDUCATION offered by DME consists of both Master's and Doctoral programs in Engineering, which is designed to train students with solid theoretical and systematic professional knowledge and skills in the field of mechanical science and engineering, to make students capable of organizing scientific research independently along with expanding their international horizons and promoting their overall competitiveness.

DME Graduate Programs, by disciplines

Mechanical Engineering (ME)


Aeronautical and Astronautical Science and Technology (AAST)


(M)-Master‘s Programs

33,000 RMB/Year

(D)-Doctoral Programs

40,000 RMB/Year

(ED)-Doctoral Programs in English

40,000 RMB/Year


For full details of postgraduate admissions for international applicants (including eligibility, timetables and admissions procedures), please refer to “Admission to Graduate Programs of Tsinghua Univ. 2022For International Students

The School of Mechanical Engineering accepts Undergraduate
degree holders for doctoral studies. Undergraduate degree holders wishing to apply for a PhD program must meet all general University requirements, as well as the requirements of this school/department listed below:

1. The minimum undergraduate GPA or average grade requirement is 3.3/4 or B or 80/100

2. Chinese language proficiency requirement: HSK band 4 with a score of 195 or above; English program applicants may be exempted from the HSK certificates. .

3. Non-native English speakers must meet the minimum English proficiency requirement: TOEFL: 85/IELTS:6.5.

Please refer to the “Application Instructions for Undergraduate's Degree Holders to Pursue Doctoral Degrees 2022” for further information and instructions.


For (ED)-Doctoral Programs in English in Mechanical Engineering, please also refer to 2022 English Doctoral Program in Mechanical Engineering


Research Specialties and Supervision of Research:

International graduate applicants are highly recommended to establish early contact with professors from the DME for potential research supervision and pilot research projects. A list of DME scholars and academicians can be found at


Financial Aid and Scholarships:

Please refer to “Admission to Graduate Programs of Tsinghua Univ. 2022For International Students” section “ Scholarships”.



4. Life @ DME

With the open culture at Tsinghua University, the DME sincerely welcomes students from all over the world to expand the horizon of research and education beyond the walls and boundaries based on communication across the campus and the world.


5. Contact

Mr. Zhirong LIN

International & Foreign Affairs

Department of Mechanical Engineering(DME)

Tsinghua University, Beijing, P.R. China

Office Hours: By Appointment

Tel: 86-010-62797628


1) DME Potential Doctoral Supervisor List and Field of Research

2) DME List_of_English_Courses (2019-2020)


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