Currently，SCAE has a faculty of 107, including 8 professors, 40 associate professors, 2 senior experimenters, and 60 teachers with PhD degree, who features high level of teaching and scientific research experience and reasonable background in regard to education, age, professional and technical posts, and academic qualifications. 61 teachers are graduate student supervisors, including 21 off campus part-time supervisors. In addition, 2 scholars are members of National Professional Committees, and 1 teacher is the Renowned Teacher of the university. There are about 2200 full-time undergraduates and 100 postgraduates.
SCAE has six undergraduate majors: Surveying and mapping engineering, civil engineering, urban and rural planning, engineering management, geographic information science and Geospatial Information Engineering. It has one academic master's degree program in Surveying and Mapping Science and Technology, and two professional master's degree programs in Civil Engineering and Surveying and Mapping Engineering. Surveying and Mapping Engineering is rated as the provincial first-class undergraduate specialty, the provincial brand specialty and the provincial characteristic famous pilot program for applied talents. In addition, Civil Engineering is the speciality of the provincial programs of the outstanding engineers education training plan.SCAE owns 2 provincial research platforms: Geospatial Information Engineering Technology Research Center of Shandong Province and Provincial University-based Key Laboratory of Precision Engineering Measurement. There are some municipal and university-level research institutions, such as Zibo Branch of Shandong Province Data and Application Center of National High-resolution Earth Observation System, Geographic Information Engineering Institute, Satellite Positioning and Spatial Information Research Center, Road Engineering Research Institute. The key discipline experiment center with a total equipment value of more than 23 million yuan covers an area of 3,300 square meters.
As one of the key schools in Shandong Elite University Construction Program, SCAE won 8 provincial prizes for teaching achievements, 22 provincial teaching projects, 1 national first-class course and 3 provincial first-class course. 15 textbooks were published, including 1 national excellent textbook and 3 provincial excellent textbooks. For scientific researches, our scholars have been approved 15 National Natural Science Foundation projects and 26 provincial and ministerial projects. The scholars have also participated in more than 60 national projects such as the National “863” Program (National High-tech Research and Development Program) and National Outstanding Youth Fund Program. They have published over 10 academic monographs and more than 400 academic papers, among which more than 100 are indexed by SCI or EI.The scholars have won 6 research awards in science and technology at the provincial and ministerial level and 10 awards at municipal and university level.
SCAE attaches great importance to students’ innovation and entrepreneurship and their practical abilities. In the latest three years, students from SCAE have won more than 200 international and national awards and more than 150 provincial awards in competitions such as National Science and Technology Paper Competition of Surveying and Mapping, BIM Design Competition, Structural Design Competition and Architectural Design Competition. In addition, ASCE has set up scholarships such as “Jiuqiang Scholarships”, “Wiskind Scholarships”, and “GoldenCity Construction Scholarships” with various social resources to award students for their excellent performances.