The Emerging Engineering Education (3E) Plan was initiated by Chinese Ministry of Education (MOE) in 2016. It aims at educating future engineering innovators for a global world. The 3E plan calls for a new round of engineering education reform to transform the traditional engineering education mode. Tianjin University (TJU) took a leadership position in triggering the reform. TJU proposed the 3E Roadmap in 2018, known as Tianda Action, and launched the International Alliance of Emerging Engineering Education (IAEEE), consisting of 56 universities form China, France, Ireland, Singapore, Thailand and US, to address the challenges faced by global engineering education communities. In 2019, TJU released its 3E Plan, namely Coherent Collaborative Interdisciplinary Innovation (CCII) Plan to prepare the future engineering innovators and leaders with high moral and ethical standards. With the boost of TJU, the 3E concept and CCII have made great impact in China. TJU has implemented the CCII Plan, involving 14,154 undergraduates and 14,600 graduates. Following the release of CCII and many presentations and publications of the TJU’s exploratory experiences, many universities make their own plans. TJU has become the centre of 3E movement in China and MOE has formally established National Innovation Centre for 3E at TJU. Chairman LI Jiajun was appointed to Chairperson to lead the 3E initiative in China. TJU has also contributed to global engineering education by hosting international symposium and establishing IAEEE and presented a keynote lecture at 2019 International Conference on Axiomatic Design in Sydney. TJU have designed and built interdisciplinary education platforms on university-level and school-level, integrating the resources of the university, industries and governments to form an education community for 3E.