The Institute of Thermal Engineering and Power Systems was founded in 1953 by the former Thermal Engineering teaching and research office and the Thermal Energy and Automation Institute of Power Plants.
The institute mainly teaches core professional basic courses for engineering undergraduates and postgraduates majoring in power engineering and engineering thermophysics, among which Engineering Thermodynamics and thermal engineering experiment were selected as national quality courses. In 2013, both courses were selected into national quality resource sharing course construction.
In terms of scientific research, there are mainly thermal engineering research and thermal power research in power plants. The institute undertakes a number of national scientific research projects and a wide range of enterprise horizontal projects, including sub-projects of national 973 program, national 863 program, key projects and Item of national natural science foundation and Young Scholars science foundation, etc.