Through the construction of 211 Project and 985 Project, College of Mechanical Engineering has grown distinctly in the aspects of discipline construction, scientific research, etc and obtained remarkable achievement. In recent years, the College has borne more than 300 general projects of province- and ministry-level and higher, including items listed in State 863 Project, State Key Tasks 10th Five-year Plan, Key Projects Sponsored by National Natural Science Fund, among which 5 projects are appraised as National Second Prize for Progress in Science and Technology; 10 projects as first prize, 23 projects as second and third prize of province- and ministry-level for progress in science and technology; 1 project as National Second Prize for Educational Achievement; 2 projects as first prize, 3 projects as second and third prize of province- and ministry-level for educational achievement. In the research, the College has obtained 79 patents of state-level for invention, issued 11 special publications, published 2757 papers, among which 542 papers have been included in SCI and EI.
The College puts a high value on 3-in-1 combination involving production, teaching and research. It has established long-term relationship of strategic cooperation with China National Erzhong Group Co., Panzhihua Iron & Steel (Group) Co., Sichuan Changjiang Engineering Crane Co., Ltd., Chongqing Chang'an Automobile Co. Ltd, Chongqing Dajiang Industry (Group) Co., Ltd, China Jialing Industrial Co., Ltd. (Group), Guizhou Space Bureau, Shenzhen Foxconn Co., Ltd respectively. In 2009, the College founded jointly Qinshan Industry-Chongqing University R&D Center with Qinshan Industry Co., Ltd, and Wangjiang Industry-Chongqing University R&D Center of Wind Electric Power Generation with Wangjiang Industry Co., Ltd respectively and started up a batch of scientific research projects on transmission case of automobile, transmission system of wind electric power generation, etc. In the meantime, the College has signed cooperation agreements with Chang'an Group, Liugong Group, Dongfang Power Group respectively one after another, which promotes effectively scientific and technological innovation, talents cultivation, discipline development and the commercialization of research findings.