Mechanical Engineering College of Southwest Jiaotong University is one of the oldest faculties, it was developed from Tangshan road machinery branch school, founded in 1919, 94 years old so far. For 94 years, she gave birth to the Academician Shen Zhiyun etc, who are outstanding experts, scholars and entrepreneurs known by a large number of renowned domestic and foreign. Especially in the last 5 years, the College in the areas of research, teaching and the construction of academic team has achieved outstanding results, as a host unit, College was awarded the second prize of national natural science foundation on 1, national teaching award on 3, dozens of the country's outstanding doctoral thesis 1, discipline of mechanical engineering had been the first State-level innovative research groups of National University. Mechanical engineering discipline became one of the first national key disciplines in 2007. In 2008, mechanical engineering discipline ranked 12 bits in academic assessments of hundreds of colleges and universities across the country overall.

College existing in-service faculty 198 people, which are consists of 46 Professors (doctoral mentor 27), 56 Associate Professors; Yangtze River scholars distinguished Professor on 3, "thousand people plans" " on 1, national outstanding Youth Fund winner on 3, national, and provincial bursting tribute expert on 12, Sichuan province academic and technology leader on 3; full-time teachers has Dr degree of 87; A group of young and middle-aged academic backbone imported from abroad and independent training gradually become academic leaders, having formed a backbone to middle-aged and young academic as the mainstay of reasonable structure, strong and bold in innovation level of teaching staff.

College existing undergraduate more than 3,700 people, involved 7 majors, that is mechanical design manufacturing and automation, vehicle engineering, Thermal Energy and Energy Engineering, and Architectural Environment & Equipment Engineering, and measurement and control technology and instrument, and industrial engineering, and traffic equipment information engineering, in which vehicle engineering, and mechanical design manufacturing and automation for national features majors; Architectural Environment & Equipment Engineering, and traffic equipment information engineering, and Thermal Energy and Power Engineering for Sichuan province brand features majors. College has set up national demonstration Center of experimental teaching of mechanical Foundation, national engineering teaching base of mechanical foundation, mechanical undergraduate talents base in Sichuan province. It has a State-level quality courses of 4, 7 provincial level excellent courses.

College has a national key discipline of mechanical engineering, Mobile post-doctoral stations on mechanical engineering and the first-level doctoral program on mechanical engineering ,6 doctor of second-level disciplines, 1 level disciplines and 7 second-level disciplines of master program, 3 professional engineering master degree program in the field. There are 823 postgraduate in various majors, awarded dozens of outstanding doctoral theses 1. College has built 3 provincial key laboratories, which are the main components of the state key laboratory of traction power and the Ministry of education key laboratory of advanced materials technology.