Founded in 2014, the School of Software of Qufu Normal University confers master’s degree in the first class discipline of software engineering, has two undergraduate majors, namely software engineering and Internet of Things engineering, as well as an intelligent engineering instute.
The software engineering discipline is an important part in constructing the distinguished information discipline group of Shandong Province, and a main pillar for the university to serve local economic construction. The School adheres to the university motto of “Insatiable in Learning, Tireless in Teaching” and bases its running on the tenets of “New Ideas, New Mechanisms, New Modes”. With a focus on the Internet and industrial intelligence and in face of new technologies, the School together with many enterprises has built up majors of software development, software testing, Artificial Intelligence, intelligent data engineering and mobile Internet. It also built a Software Engineering Experiment Teaching Demonstration Center and a Software Engineering Training Center, with the area of professional labs reaching 2,200 square meters and the equipment worth over 27,000,000 RMB. The School has established unique laboratories with many enterprises, such as labs of HP software testing technology, Inspur cloud computing training, information security comprehensive training, software development comprehensive training, network attack and defense training, big data analysis. It has also established production and research bases with a dozen enterprises to promote the transformation of scientific research achievements, resulting in tremendous economic and social benefits.
The School of Software has one distinguished professor, twenty-one part-time professors, one doctoral advisor, and fifteen master advisors. Among the thirty-nine full-time faculty members, there are three professors, eight associate professors, and ten postdoctoral fellows. Enterprise engineers, overseas professors and doctors are hired each semester to teach engineering research and development technology as well as project management methods and experience. In order to achieve the distinctive goal of having state-of-the-art software theory research and applications, the School has established research teams for emerging technologies such as software theory and application, intelligent information processing, network technology and application, and big data technologies & applications. Major construction has been awarded as the Talent Training Model Innovation Experimental Zone and High-level Application-oriented Key Constructing Major of Shandong province. The excellent achievements in teaching quality project have gradually led to a high-quality education brand focusing on “stressing foundation, strengthening ability, emphasizing practice and pursuing innovation”. As for the teaching reform research, the School has acquired one major teaching reform project in Shandong Province, one key project of social science in Shandong Province, one teaching reform project in Shandong Province, and two postgraduate innovation plan projects. It has won two first prizes and one third prize of outstanding teaching achievement in Shandong Province, and had two excellent courses and one excellent online course in Shandong Province. The School lays great emphasis on student management, pays attention to quality education for science and technology teams, and actively molds the college cultural brand with an aim for cultivating international-minded and application-oriented software engineering talents which are in urgent need in our country. More than 36% of the graduates are admitted to postgraduate schools while other graduates have broad employment prospects and diversified career choices, which shows bright prospects of high employment rate, superior employment quality and high postgraduate admission rate.