The institute of Modern Transmission and Digital Technology is affiliated with the national key subject of mechanical design and theory second-level discipline. There are 18 full-time teachers, including 5 professors（3 Doctoral supervisors）and 9 associate professors.
The main research interests include reliability design of machinery, advanced abrasives technologies and surface integrity of mechanical parts, tribology, modern transmission and digital design, robots and mechanism theories, engineering modeling and simulation technologies，etc. The institute has fostered more than 300 masters and doctors. It undertakes the courses for undergraduate students, including Mechanisms and Machine Theory, Machine Design, Basis of Machine Design, Engineering Materials & Metals Working, etc.. In these courses, Machine Design is the National Fine Course and Theory of Machine and Mechanisms is the Liaoning Province Fine Course. It also undertakes graduate courses, including Mechanical Reliability Design, Robot and Mechanism, Modern Transmission Theory, tribology, Green Design and Manufacturing and so on. The National Teaching Base of Machine-oriented Fundamental Courses is built in the institute.
The institute has published more than 30 monographs and teaching materials of national planning, undertaken 15 projects of National Natural Science Foundation, 1 project of National Science and Technology Major Project of China, 2 projects of 863 Program, 16 projects of Science and Liaoning Science and Technology Foundation; gained 9 national, provincial and ministerial prizes of science and technology,won 12 national invention patents, published more than 300 academic papers, nearly 300 papers indexed by SCI, EI and ISTP.