Institute of Engineering Mechanics, China Earthquake Administration was founded in 1954, it is the earliest Research Institute of earthquake engineering and protection engineering and geotechnical engineering.The dozens of foreign research institutions have cooperations and exchanges, it has been hailed as "China's earthquake engineering talent base". Since its founding,it is the pioneer in China which is the various branches of earthquake engineering research and carried out the first observation of the strong earthquake, earthquake engineering, seismic, earthquake damage prediction and earthquake simulation test, seismic design standard, engineering vibration measurement and so on. Engineering mechanics research all 1 Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Chinese Academy of engineering, a total of 3 people, enjoy the special allowance of the government experts, doctoral tutor of 43 people, more than 100 senior scientific and technical personnel. There is a doctor of civil engineering degree; 6 doctoral degree: structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, disaster prevention and mitigation engineering and protection engineering and civil engineering postdoctoral research station.
There is a master of civil engineering disciplines, 9 master's degree programs: structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, disaster prevention and mitigation engineering, road bridge and tunnel engineering, engineering mechanics, solid mechanics, measurement technology and instrument etc..