Overview of College of Software
College of Software (CS) of Taiyuan University of Technology (TYUT) was foundedin 2010, whose predecessor was the College of Computer and Software. The major program in the College can be tracked back to the Electronic Computer program which was established in 1958. It was developed into the undergraduate program “Computer Application” in 1994 and was renamed the “Computer Science and Technology” in 1998 according to the discipline adjustment. In 2004, with the approval of the Ministry of Education, the undergraduate program “Software Engineering” was established and began to enroll students. The College has the authority to confer master’s degrees in the tier-1 disciplines of Software Engineering, and (engineering) master’s degrees in electronic information.
After several years of experiment and practice, the College has accumulated rich experience, improved the cultivation plan, forged a strong faculty team, and set up training bases in the training of software professionals, thus ensuring the quality of training. The College has made tremendous efforts in order to achieve the leapfrog development in the training of software personnel, as well as align better with the national needs of implementing industrial restructuring with priority given to developing information industry and taking the software industry as a new growth area in economic development. In particular, it has highlighted the software engineering practice and practicum, strengthened university-enterprise cooperation and adopted the new "3+1" models to cultivate students so as to meet the urgent needs for software professionals spurred by the development of software industry. Based on the areas in serious shortage of IT talents and the College’s advantageous disciplines, the College offers programs with disparate concentrations in Software Design and Development, Mobile Internet Development, Artificial Intelligence and Big Data etc., which fully serves the needs of students’ various academic and career pursuits.
In echoing the policy requirements of the Ministry of Education to deepen university-enterprise cooperation, the College joined hands with some well-known domestic software enterprises to forge strong cooperation, with each bringing their best to the table. Taking into consideration the industry's most cutting-edge technology and enterprises' most-up-to-date talent needs, the College has made innovative explorations in terms of the cultivation model, curriculum, teaching materials and practicum in software talent training. The new "3+1" models are adopted to cultivate professionals in international software engineering technology and management. The College has fully leveraged its own rich experience in talent cultivation, along with the abundant industry experience and employment channels of enterprises to improve students' knowledge, skills and employability.