Introduction to the major

Bachelor studies in Fluid Machinery and Engineering offers study of the mechanical and flow properties of various fluids including liquids and gasses. Also known as ‘Hydraulics’, ‘Fluid Dynamics’ or ‘Hydrodynamics’. Bachelor in Pumps train you in the techniques involved with the analysis, design and development of fluid mechanisms and systems.

These systems are used in a variety of contexts, from the engines of locomotives and aerospace craft, to offshore platforms and subsea infrastructures. Courses in this field usually employ an interdisciplinary approach, combining methods from areas such as computational fluid dynamics, fluid statics and fluid thermodynamics.

Typically, you will examine fluids from a microscopic perspective, with techniques such as particle image velocimetry – an experimental method for visualizing fluid flow – being a key component. Expertise in this field may be applied to a range of industries including aviation, space, automotive, medicine and the environment.

The Fluid Machinery and Engineering major performs research in a wide variety of areas, employing theoretical, experimental and numerical tools. Current projects include studies in turbulent jets and mixing layers, flow control using piezoelectric actuators, hydrodynamic stability of flows driven by surface-tension gradients, fluid mechanics in microgravity, thin films, stability of unsteady swirling flows, vortex breakdown and, in conjunction with faculty in bioengineering, work on hemodynamics, on flow in bioreactors and on the fluid dynamics of the heart.

Why study at JSU?

Jiangsu University host China National Research Center of Pumps (NRCP), which was found based on the only national key discipline in China that specializes in research of pumps and drainage and irrigation equipment. Since 1999, the Research Center of Fluid Machinery Engineering and Technology of Jiangsu Province has been successively evaluated as Excellent Center three times by Jiangsu Department of Science & Technology. In 2008, it was rewarded as the advanced unit of scientific and technological platform of Jiangsu Province.

NRCP is an important base of scientific research, talents cultivation and technology development in the industry of fluid machinery (especially pumps) in China. It is the technical leading organization in the field of sprinkling machines, small-sized submersible pumps and light industry pumps in China. NRCP has a good international cooperation with companies and Universities all over the world, such as ITT, Hitachi and Groundfos. Many famous Professors, from USA, Europe, Japan and South Korea are appointed as part-time professors in NRCP, and act as the academic committee members of the Research Center and Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering. NRCP holds the international forum on fluid machinery and engineering every year, which is also an international exchange and cooperation event.

Facilities include the Fluid Mechanics Research Laboratory at Jiangsu University. The laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and diagnostic tools suitable for research work in the manipulation and control of shear flows. The laboratory houses a low-speed, high-quality, open-return wind tunnel having a test section measuring 1 m x 1 m, a closed-return water shear layer facility, a number of air jets including a swirling jet, and a 300-gallon water tank. In addition to standard diagnostic equipment, the laboratory is also equipped with multichannel hot-wire anemometers, instrumentation amplifiers, high-voltage amplifiers, D/A electronics, cold-wire thermometers, and a number of computer-controlled traversing mechanisms. Optimal diagnostic resources include a two channel laser-Doppler velocimetry, and a laser system for measurements of scalar concentration fields.

Hence, studying Pumps at Jiangsu University gives students the opportunity to have access to the National Research Center of Pumps and use the facility to enhance quality education.


What I will learn

This is a 3+1 undergraduate program. Students will study for three years at the university where they will gain all the necessary theoretical knowledge required by the curriculum. After successfully completed three year study, students will have a deeper understanding in problems which are relevant for the in-depth study in the Fluid Machinery and Engineering. Courses that students will study include;

Ø CFD - Computational Fluid Dynamics.

Ø Depth study in classic fluid mechanics, covering topics from aero dynamics, turbulence and transient flow in gas pipes.

Ø Hydraulic Machinery covers turbines, pumps and hydraulic systems. Fluid power, components as well as systems is also included.

Ø Experimenting and analyzing wind conditions, both in model and full scale, relewant for wind power development.

Ø Problems connected to multiphase transport of gas-liquid in pipes


Upon completing the three years of study, students will start their one-year internship at a company provided by the university.


Bachelor of Fluid Machinery and Engineering englobes an advanced academic program in fluid mechanics and application in: Energy (turbo-machinery, nuclear energy, oil industry), Sustainable energy (wind or solar energy) and development involving hydraulics (rivers, off-shore and marine science), and Transport phenomena and combustion in aerodynamics or space sciences.


How will the program enhance my career?

After completion bachelor studies in pumps, students will have:

Ø Knowledge on: classical fluid mechanics, use of a commercial CFD package, setting up a simulation using a CFD package, analysis, validation and verification of CFD solutions, models to be used in the simulation of turbulent flow, hydraulic machinery, pumps and hydraulic systems

Ø Overview on: the area/subject of the special project chosen by the student (areas to chose from include: aerodynamics, turbulence, transient flow, gas flow in pipelines, hydraulic machinery, system dynamics, wind power)

Ø Skills on: evaluation of which models should be used in the CFD simulation of a given flow problem, evaluation of the quality of the results obtained from the CFD simulation, evaluation of which turbulent model to be used in different flow problems, particular skills in the area/subject of the special project chosen by the student (areas to chose from include: aerodynamics, turbulence, transient flow, gas flow in pipelines, hydraulic machinery, system dynamics, wind power)

Ø General competence on CFD simulations (simulation setup, models setup, results analysis and evaluation, validation and verification of solutions), modeling of turbulent flow, general competence also in the area/subject of the special project chosen by the student.


The knowledge and practical experience gained will enable graduates of Fluid Machinery and Engineering to easily get a job in the different areas of engineering such as irrigation, dam construction, hydro pumps, water companies, etc. Graduates can also become research assistants and teachers.


Students Response

Ø The major gives a practical approach in analysis, design and development of fluid mechanisms and systems which enable students to strengthen their professional knowledge.

Ø The program is taught by qualified professors who give both theoretical and practical approach in understanding fluid machinery and engineering very well and also to know the latest advances and future trend/development in the field of fluid machinery and engineering.

Ø Bachelor of Fluid Machinery and Engineering increases students core scientific knowledge aligned with their professional goals

Ø Availability of facilities and laboratories help students to demonstrate advanced skills academically and professionally


Internship: Work Ready

Bachelor of Fluid Machinery and Engineering offers students opportunity to have one year of internship with any of the companies affiliated to Jiangsu University to run this program. Students study the major for three years at the university and in their final year, they will go to the companies to have a practical field work experience. The idea of the internship is to enable students practice what they have been taught in class and at the laboratories and be well prepared to face the job market. The companies for the internship are high ranked companies with state of art laboratories and professionals which enables students to have in-depth practical knowledge during the internship period.



Tuition & Scholarships

The tuition fee is 20,000 yuan per year when studying in English Medium.

There is CSC Full Scholarship for applicants who want to study in Chinese Medium. The Scholarship will cover:

✔ Full Tuition

✔ Accommodation

✔ Medical Insurance

✔ Allowance: CNY 2,500/month

Applicants who wish to study in Chinese Medium under CSC Scholarship should pass HSK 4 before applying. Criteria for the scholarship is same as the criteria for other programs under CSC scholarship. (


For students who want to pursue the program, but do not have relevant knowledge in Chinese language, can also apply and scholarship will cover their one-year Chinese language study.  


Application Documents

✔ Apply at “Online Application System”

✔ Passport photo

✔ Copy of passport (the photo page)

✔Copy of your High-School degree transcript (Notarized English translation if applicable)

✔Copy of your High-School degree certificate (Notarized English translation if applicable)

✔Chinese language proficiency certificate (video interview is necessary if it is absent)

✔Personal Statement in Chinese (at least 800 characters)


Application Deadline and Registration Date

Online Application: June 10th, 2018

       Registration Date: September 10th-11th, 2018






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