School of Software
The Software Engineering discipline at Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), Xi’an, China was first conducted in 1958. It was founded on the first and only national key discipline of Computer Science in northwest China. NPU is a pioneer in the field, starting the master program in Computer Software and Theory in 1981. In 2001, the School of Software was accredited as one of the first National Pilot Software Schools. In 2012, Software Engineering was offered as a doctoral program at NPU.
The Software Engineering at NPU has 75 full-time faculty members including 2 foreign faculties. Among them, 17 are professors, and 43 are associate professors and researchers. 72 (96%) of the faculty members hold PhD degrees from renowned universities in China and overseas, and 58 (77%) of them have study or work experience in the world’s top 200 universities or institutions.
We are particularly well-known for in the area of national defense and industry domain software development. We also take software theory research and engineering technology innovation equally important, targeting at the development and innovation if technologies for national defense weaponry and general industrial software.
In the past five years, based on the above programs and platforms and with the strong support of different scholarships and incentive programs from the State, the Province, the University and the School, there have been over 250 students went abroad to study and visit universities and attend high quality academic conferences and to participate international competitions.
14. 2023学年软件学院博士申请导师信息表 Supervisor List for 2023 PhD Application School of Software.pdf
The attachments are the Major List and the Spervisor List that can accept the PhD students of the School of Software in 2023 Academic Year.
Please contact the supervisor according to the their researsh direction and Teacher Website Page information.
Do not send the MASS EMAIL.
For PhD application, the supervisor acceptance letter is the mandatory document.
The PhD Major Introduction for the School of Software
1. 专业名称 Major：
软件工程 Software Engineering
2. 研究方向 Research Direction:
软件工程技术与软件体系结构 Software engineering technology and software architecture
软件工程形式化理论与方法 Formalization theory and method of software engineering
复杂软件开发理论与技术 Theory and technology of complex software development
软件质量保障及维护 Software quality assurance and maintenance
服务工程与信息化 Service engineering and informatization
海量数据服务 Massive data service
媒体智能计算及服务 Media Intelligent Computing and services
机载软件工程 Airborne software engineering
3. 专业介绍 Major Introduction:
In order to explore teaching modes in engineering talents, improve the quality of talent training, promote educational reforms, and enhance the level of schools, the School has established a set of teaching management regulations. The regulations focus on the teaching program adaptation, diversified management of teachers, teaching supervision, instructors and appointment management, and internship management, which contribute to a more comprehensive teaching quality assurance system. Case studies, programming, comprehensive projects, internships, social practice and innovative project development have been integrated into the curriculum.
4. 专业核心课程名称 Core Courses:
语音识别与合成 Speech Recognition and Synthesis
智能媒体计算与服务 Intelligent Media Computing and Service
平行计算理论 Parallel Computing Theory
统计学习理论与应用 Statistical Learning Theory and Application
软件需求工程 Software Requirement Engineering