The discipline was established in 1956. It was granted the right to confer master’s degree in 1986.
The academic discipline derives from Marine Electrical Engineering Specialty. And in 1986, Electric Drives and Its Automation became a program for master’s degree.
The subject of Port Mechatronics Engineering was designated as Shanghai Leading Academic Discipline Project in 2005.
The discipline was established in 1959, ,the discipline students for master's degree have been educated since 1979.In 2000the disciplinebecame the key discipline of Shanghai.