The year of 2012 marked the 10th anniversary of the establishment of School Of Software and Microelectronics of Peking University (SSM, PKU). SSM took the chance to reinforce on its priorities -to cultivate talents for the industry, to construct discipline according to demands. In order to cultivate interdisciplinary talents and facilitate the construction of disciplines, in August 2013, SSM decided to reorganize the existing 12 departments into four subject groups, namely, Software Technology and Service Engineering, Micro-Nano Electronics and Embedded System, Financial Informatics and Management, and Emerging Interdisciplinary. 

The Subject Group of Software Technology and Service Engineering

In order to meet the development demands of the national economy informatization construction, software industry and modern service industry, our mission is to cultivate students who not only possess a solid software engineering theoretical foundation and reasonable professional knowledge structure, but also team players with professional quality. We focus on the improvement of students’ various abilities, including software development and practical engineering abilities, project organization and management abilities and the spirit of innovation and international competition ability. Through lectures, seminars, comprehensive practices and graduation practice, our students will be practical top talents with interdisciplinary backgrounds and international vision. After graduation, students can either land various positions in related companies, including research, development, management and consultation, etc. or choose to go on their studies for a doctor’s degree in this discipline or other related ones.

The Subject Group of Micro-Nano Electronics and Embedded System

In order to meet the development demands of the national economy informatization construction and the electronic information industry’s development, our mission is to cultivate students with solid theoretical foundation of electronics and communication engineering, reasonable professional knowledge structure, excellent professional quality and team spirit. We focus on the improvement of students’ design and engineering practice ability, organization and management capabilities, innovation and international competitiveness in the field of integrated circuits, applied electronics, embedded systems and new energy. Through classroom teaching, seminars, comprehensive practice, graduation practice and other forms, our students will be practical top talents with interdisciplinary backgrounds and international vision to adapt to the requirements of the development of the integrated circuit, new energy and electronic information industry. After graduation, students can not only work on research, development, and management, etc. in the related companies, but also choose to go on their studies for a doctor’s degree in this discipline or other related ones.

The Subject Group of Financial Informatics and Management

In order to meet the development demands of the national economy informatization construction, financial service industry and engineering management, our mission is to cultivate students who not only possess a solid finance and management theoretical foundation, some information technology foundation, reasonable professional knowledge structure, but also professional quality and teamwork spirit. We focus on the improvement of students’ various abilities, including practical engineering abilities, project organization and management abilities and the spirit of innovation and international competition abilities. Through lectures, seminars, comprehensive practices and graduation practice, our students will be practical top talents with interdisciplinary backgrounds and international vision. After graduation, students can either land various positions in related companies, including project management, service marketing management, innovation and venture capital management, financial information service, etc. or choose to go on their studies for a doctor’s degree in this discipline or other related ones.

The Subject Group  of Emerging Interdisciplinary Research

The field of Emerging Interdisciplinary Research currently consists of arts majors and language majors. Arts majors are oriented to the demand of culture construction and digital entertainment industry development, aiming to cultivate graduates with solid knowledge and due IT knowledge, proper structure of knowledge, excellent professional quality and teamwork spirit. Arts majors will also enhance students’ creativity in combining arts, design and technology and inspire them to express themselves, to experiment and innovate. Through classroom instruction, comprehensive practices, internship, teamwork and cross-discipline creation, the students are expected to become high-level, practical, compound and international talents. After graduation, students can work on computer animation, interactive media, CG production, art design and management of cultural and creative industry, etc. Besides, they can set up their studio or further study for a doctor degree of their master majors, other related majors or cross-discipline majors.

Language majors are mainly oriented to the demand of cultural communication and modern language service development, aiming to cultivate graduates with language knowledge and due IT knowledge, proper structure of knowledge, professionalism and teamwork spirit, with an emphasis on enhancing students’ engineering and practical skills to apply language and information technology into comprehensive language services, as well as their ability to organize and manage projects with innovation and international competitiveness. Through classroom instruction, comprehensive practices, internship, teamwork or cross-discipline immersion, students are expected to become among elite global talents. After graduation, students can work on technical writing, translation and other language services that combine language, culture, communication, business and consulting. They can also further study for a doctor's degree in related subjects or inter-discipline areas.