Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) is located in ancient capital city of Xi'an. NPU is a research-oriented, multi-disciplinary, and international university of science and technology, which simultaneously excels at aeronautics, astronautics, and marine technology. NPU is the key university in the national 985 Project and 211 Project. The university is affiliated with the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and is a member of “Outstanding University Alliance” in China.
NPU was originally established in 1938 in Hanzhong as the State Northwest Institute of Engineering by combining Beiyang Institute of Engineering, Engineering College of Peking University, Engineering College of Northeast University and Jiaozuo Institute of Engineering. After staying in Hanzhong for eight years, the institute moved to Xianyang and was renamed Northwest Institute of Engineering in 1950. In 1957, Northwest Institute of Engineering was officially renamed Northwestern Polytechnical University. Later in 1970, the Department of Aeronautics of Harbin Institute of Engineering joined with NPU.
For more than 70 years, NPU has been making tremendous achievements adhering to school motto "Broadness, Honesty, Bravery, and Persistence", and the spirit of "solid foundation, earnest work, plain attitude, and innovative spirit". NPU has been well recognized as a key base for high-level talents cultivation, scientific researches and innovation, and rewarded “the National Civilized Unit” and “the National Labor medal”. NPU is the birthplace of the first doctors in 6 disciplines, and the first SUAV, ground effect vehicle, AUV and on-board spacecraft computer in China. In 1960 it was approved as state key university; it became among the top ones of the 15 best universities by state 7thand 8thFive-year-plan. In 9thFive-year-plan it was approved into 211 Project, and 10thFive-year-plan 985 Project. NPU is one of the first universities establishing graduate school and the national university science park and now equipped with Northwest Institute of Industrial Technology and China's top UAV Research and Development Base. NPU has more than 3,500 faculty, including over 1,700 full and associate professors, 594 PhD supervisors.
ANU gives advance standing to students from NPU provided they have completed the first two years of their bachelor’s degrees which are from the advance standing list and from NPU with an average of 75% or above and they can get credit towards the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) electronics and communication systems/ mechanical and material systems / mechatronics in Engineering.
Please note that students below a 75% average are invited to apply; however, admission and advance standing will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. For details about the articulation agreement please click on the advanced standing tab below.