A Novel Training Path to Promote the Ability of Mechanical Engineering Graduates to Practice and Innovate Using New Information Technologies
In the context of the emerging era of smart manufacturing, the concept of sustainability is gaining substantial and widespread attention. Information technology has emerged as a potent tool for manufacturing companies, facilitating their transition toward greener practices and boosting operational efficiency. Additionally, the sustainable development of the industrial and information technology sectors not only presents promising prospects for future progress but is also intricately tied to the achievement of “dual carbon” objectives. Therefore, strategically integrating cutting-edge information technology into graduate education not only enhances the proficiency of postgraduates in the fields of information technology and manufacturing but also facilitates the achievement of green and sustainable development goals. To this end, this paper proposes a novel “Three-Level Advancement” talent development model aimed at cultivating a greater number of highly qualified talents oriented toward green and sustainable development. Built upon a one-semester graduate education framework, the model assesses the effectiveness of the “Three-Level Advancement” training approach. Subsequently, the efficacy of the new talent development model is validated through a class-based comparative analysis. Finally, based on the interview responses of the participants, both teachers and students unanimously affirmed the significant superiority of learning outcomes achieved through this pedagogical reform over traditional teaching methods. The results indicate that this new talent development model not only markedly enhances the quality of practical education but also contributes to the cultivation of sustainable talents in the field of information technology.