Shenyang Institute of Aeronautical Engineering (SYIAE), as the only university of aeronautics and astronautics in Northeast China, concerns itself with educating personnel of senior engineering and administration for national defense and local economic development. It is one of the eighteen non-military universities cultivating officials for the air force. Founded in 1952, the university is, at present, being administrated by Liaoning provincial government and developed with the joint efforts of the Commission of Science Technology and Industry for National Defense.
The university, with its two campuses, covers an area of 1650 hectares, with a floor space of 570,000 O. The Daoyi campus, located in the New Northern District of Shenyang, covers an area of 1230 hectares, with a floor space of 300,000 O already in use. While the garden-like Beiling Campus, situated on Huanghe North Avenue and neighboring the world famous cultural legacy Zhaoling Tombs of Qing Dynasty, covers an area of 420 hectares with a floor space of 270,000 O. SYIAE now has the possession of 670,000,000 RMB, 110,000,000 RMB of which has been employed for teaching facilities. The library houses a collection of 1,030,000 volumes of books as well as over 2000 sorts of journals, newspaper, and periodicals.
Characterized by aeronautics and astronautics, SYIAE has developed into a multi-disciplinary university with an emphasis on engineering technology, covering such diverse fields as engineering, liberal arts, management, social science, science, etc. At present, the university comprises 21 schools and departments, as well as two collegesNorthern College of Science and Technology and Adult Education College . Currently, it has 1 key discipline of provincial level, 1 first-level master program, 16 second-level master programs, 4 master programs of engineering, 41 undergraduate programs and 4 professional training programs. The university, with its full-time undergraduates and postgraduates, has a total enrolment about 20,000 students.