The university adopts two-level management mode of university and college (school). There are 12 teaching and research units, including College of Engineering (consisting of School of Intelligent Manufacturing and Control Engineering, School of Computer and Information Engineering and School of Environmental and Materials Engineering), College of Arts and Sciences (consisting of School of Sciences and School of Foreign Languages), School of Economics and Management, School of Applied Arts & Design, College of International Vocational Education, School of International Exchange, School of Marxism, Department of Physical Education, Engineering Training Center, Arts Education Center, School of Continuing Education, Shanghai Collaborative Innovation Centre for WEEE Recycling and etc. With undergraduate education as the main part, the university provides high-level international higher vocational education, professional master’s degree programs, education for international students and continuing education as well. Currently, there are over 12,000 full-time students (over 9000 undergraduates and nearly 3000 higher vocational students), over 100 postgraduates, and over 6000 continuing education students.
Disciplines and Programs Giving priority to leading disciplines, SSPU develops the non-Engineering disciplines by following the principle of “based on Engineering, serving Engineering and guiding Engineering” to construct a discipline system with strengths in Engineering and well-coordinated development of multi-disciplines.
The university has 6 disciplines (Engineering, Management, Economics, Literature, Science and Arts) and 21 categories of programs. There are 40 undergraduate programs, 30 higher vocational programs and 1 graduate program (Environmental Engineering). It has 1 Key Discipline of Shanghai, 1 First-Class Discipline (B) of Shanghai, 3 Key Disciplines of Shanghai Municipal Education Commission, and 1 Knowledge Service Platform of Shanghai Municipal Education Commission. There are 3 National Characteristic Programs, 2 programs included in Excellent Engineer Education Training Program of Ministry of Education, 1 Comprehensive Reform Pilot of Undergraduate Programs in Local Universities for Undergraduate Teaching Project of Ministry of Education, 6 Applied Undergraduate Pilot Programs for Local Universities, 7 Shanghai Undergraduate Education Highland Projects. And the university has 4 programs of linkage between secondary vocational and undergraduate education, 6 programs of linkage between secondary and higher vocational education, and 2 English-taught programs.