In September 2009, Qiushi Honors College, was established in Tianjin University as an experimental center for training outstanding engineers. Qiushi Honors College is a pilot school designed to contribute significantly to the reform in engineering education by exploring the suitable modes for training outstanding innovative engineering talents. During the past five years (2009-2014), abundant achievements and rich experiences have been accumulated in talent training concepts and modes, and in engineering education system. Based on the rich experiences, QHC has accumulated in engineering education and in the cultivation of engineering talents, TIEI was founded on May 13, 2014. TIEI will integrate the experience from the French engineering training system with the unique conditions both in China and in QHC to foster more qualified engineers.