In September 2002, the School of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) was established at Peking University based on the former Department of Electronics, Department of Computer Science and Technology, Institute of Microelectronics, and Center for Information Science. The school has four teaching units, those being the Department of Electronics, the Department of Computer Science and Technology, the Department of Micro-Nano Electronics, and the Department of Intelligent Science. It also has more than ten research institutes dedicated to discipline construction and graduate student education, and other supporting units such as the Institute of Basic Experimental Teaching and Learning and the Institute of Innovation Research.
In 2021, in order to actively respond to a new round of technological revolution and industrial transformation, and to proactively lay out the strategic fields that will be crucial for future talent cultivation, Peking University proposed a new engineering discipline construction plan. Based on the relevant departments, institutes, and centers within the School of EECS, the university established four disciplinary schools: the School of Electronics, the School of Computer Science, the School of Integrated Circuits, and the School of Intelligent Science and technology. In addition, the School of EECS was adjusted to become an undergraduate school, exploring and leading the reform and practice of talent cultivation in the field of information during this new era. The goal is to create a "World-class, Chinese characteristics, and PKU-styled" new engineering innovation highland for the cultivation of high-level talents.
The faculty responsible for teaching at the School of EECS include experts from the School of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science, the School of Integrated Circuits, the School of Intelligence Science and Technology, and the Teaching Division of the School of EECS. In addition, the School of EECS has established two experimental teaching centers, namely the National Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center for Computer Science and the Beijing Municipal Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center for Electronic and Information Science Foundations. These centers provide a comprehensive learning and research environment that is beneficial to students across the university, particularly those in the School of Electronics and the School of Computer Science.
Experimental teaching is an essential component of undergraduate education. It fosters students' practical abilities and innovative spirits, serves as an important means to cultivate high-level innovative talent, and is an urgent requirement for higher education teaching in light of new developments. The teachers at the Teaching Division of the School of EECS are a vital force in this regard.