Xinjiang University began to train graduate students in 1978. In 1981, it was approved by the State Council to be one of the first universities with the right to confer master's degree. In 1996, it was granted the right to confer doctor's degree. At present, there are 8 doctoral level disciplines, 47 doctoral secondary discipline points, 9 post doctoral research flow stations, 29 master level disciplines, 154 master level discipline points, and 8 professional master degree programs; There are 2 national key disciplines, 1 national key (cultivation) discipline, 18 autonomous region level key disciplines (including 2 autonomous region level key cultivation disciplines) and 24 school level key disciplines; There are 29 demonstration bases for the joint cultivation of graduate students in the autonomous region. The number of disciplines and degree programs ranks first in the universities in the region, including eight disciplines: philosophy, economics, law, literature, history, science, engineering, and management, covering the main fields of high-level personnel training and scientific research.
The college has a tutor team with reasonable structure, excellent quality, full of vitality and sustainable development. The proportion of teachers with doctorate degree in disciplines and degree programs has increased significantly, and the construction of discipline echelon has achieved initial results. Through the measures of appointment of key posts, introduction of talents, selection of young teachers to well-known universities for further study, visiting and studying for a degree, and employing professors from famous universities at home and abroad as part-time professors, the discipline has formed a group of key discipline leaders and direction leaders The reasonable structure, efficient and capable discipline echelon composed of young academic backbones has produced the main body of discipline construction, which makes the academic background, title and age structure of discipline team more reasonable. At present, there are 5 doctoral supervisors and 26 master tutors.
As of September 2016, the number of graduate students has reached 244, including 17 doctoral students, 227 master students and 39 engineering master students. At the same time, our school has always put the quality of postgraduate education in the first place, and put the cultivation of innovation ability and quality of graduate students in a prominent position. In 2008, the University carried out the reform of postgraduate training mechanism, implemented the tutor responsibility system dominated by scientific research and the tutor subsidy system guided by scientific research funds, established a dynamic graduate student award and assistance system with scholarship as the core, formed a scientific and reasonable graduate enrollment index allocation mechanism, and gradually improved the quality monitoring and evaluation measures of the postgraduate training process. We should adhere to the inspection of teaching quality in stages every semester, pay attention to the construction of examination style and examination discipline, and deal with the phenomenon of violating academic morality in time. In the whole school, we should advocate a good style of study that is not only about fame, profit, books and education, but also strive to cultivate the academic spirit with the characteristics of Xinjiang University.
The graduate students trained by the school of mechanical engineering of Xinjiang University are generally praised by employers for their solid basic knowledge, reasonable knowledge structure, strong frontier consciousness, good professional characteristics and development personality, hard-working and down-to-earth work style. The college has become an important base for the cultivation of high-level talents and scientific and technological research in the autonomous region.
In the face of the rapid development of science and technology in the new century and the opportunities and challenges brought about by the era of knowledge economy, Xinjiang University's degree and postgraduate education will continue to take the cultivation of creative and specialized talents as the goal, give full play to its own advantages and characteristics, face the market and the society, strive to strengthen the discipline construction and constantly optimize the structure, We should deepen education reform, improve the quality of training, establish the brand of graduate education and training of Xinjiang University, and strive to build our university into a high-level university with "advanced in the west, first-class in Central Asia, and internationally famous".