Engineering Education China
Chinese engineering and technology have developed rapidly since the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949. This growth has been especially dramatic following the adoption of national reform and openness policies nearly 20 years ago. Our nation has trained a large number of skilled engineers and technicians across a range of disciplines. These professionals have played a major role in the development of the national economy, in the continuous improvement of quality of life for all Chinese, and in the advancement of science and technology around the world.
China is today the largest producer of engineering graduates in the world, with some 600,000 passing out of its colleges and universities on 2005. Compared to China, the United States produces 70,000 engineering graduates every year. All of Europe produces 100,000.