College of Architecture & Civil Engineering

The College of Architecture and Civil Engineering at Beijing University of Technology was founded in April 1998 by combining the original Department of Civil Engineering, Department of Architecture, the discipline of Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning, and the Institute of Architectural Surveying & Design. In 2005, the division of hydraulic engineering, then a part of the Beijing School of Graduate Studies and Research at North China University of Water Resource and Electric Power, was merged into the College. Overall, the College has a history of 50 years of academic activities.

The College has 5 undergraduate programs, namely, Civil Engineering, Water and Waste Water Engineering, Water Resources, Building Environment and Facility Engineering, Transportation Engineering. The College offers doctor and master degree programs in three Level-I Disciplines, i.e., Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering, and Hydraulic Engineering. Altogether, there are seven Ph.D. degree programs and 9 master degree programs. In addition, Civil Engineering hosts a postdoctoral research station. The Structural Engineering is accredited as a national key discipline, Transportation Engineering as well as Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Engineering are listed as Beijing key disciplines, Municipal Engineering and Railway Engineering are receiving prior support from Beijing municipality.

Currently, there are 4 Departments in the College: Civil Engineering, Municipal Engineering, Building Environment and Facility Engineering, Transportation Engineering and an Institute of Architectural Surveying & Design which is qualified as Class A design consultant in China. There are also 9 Research Institutes attached to the College: Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Disaster Prevention Engineering, Road and Bridge Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Transportation Information and Control, Municipal Engineering, Water Resources and Water Engineering, Energy Conservation and Emission Reduction in Buildings. Four Laboratory Centers in Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Municipal Engineering, HVAC, as well as a Teaching Resource Center in Civil Engineering, are closely linked to the College.

With a faculty of 173, the College now has 120 full time teaching staff, including 45 professors and 62 associate professors. 3 professors are also members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering. 88 faculty members are doctor degree holders. Among them, 28 faculty members are Ph.D. supervisors and 95 are supervisors for master students. Our staff include holders of various prestigious awards, for example, Chang Jiang Scholar Program’ scholar, National Outstanding Contribution specialists, specialists enjoying Government Special Allowance, to name a few.

As in the year of 2006-2007, the College has 1283 undergraduate students, 603 M.Sc. students, 151 Ph.D. students, 7 post-doctors, and 255 M.Eng. students. Over 10000 undergraduates and 1000 graduate students have graduated from the College. They have shown excellent performance in their careers. Many of them have become National Design Masters, members of National Academies, influential experts and managers. They have been proven to be capable leaders in their profession and time and have made significant contribution to the development of the capital city.

Ever since its inception, the College emphasizes on learning and discovery. Three on-campus Demonstrative Bases for Undergraduate Teaching (one from the national level and two from the Beijing municipal level) as well as 13 off-campus Practical Training Bases have been set up which are greatly helping our graduates emerge from the classrooms to take their place as leaders and to serve society. During the past 5 years, our faculties have published 30 textbooks, over 200 papers discussing education and teaching problems, and have won over 50 national or municipal awards.

The College has 2 national key laboratories and 3 Beijing key laboratories. The College’s approach integrates teaching, research and practice. In conducting tremendous R & D in the areas of traffic planning, Olympic gymnasium, high rise skyscraper, waste water treatment, energy saving, water resources, disaster prevention and reduction, the College contributes actively to the economy and social development of Beijing. In 2007 the College attracted more than 53 million RMB in external research funding and is currently undertaken 10 major research projects on the national level. These projects have won four National Science & Technology Awards and over 40 provincial and ministerial awards that promote the technological innovation and transfer.

Through its 50 years of practices, the College of Architecture and Civil Engineering has established the methodology to integrate teaching and research closely with the engineering challenges Beijing municipality faces, and to integrate theoretical teaching, practical training and technological innovation. With its innovative energy and teamwork approach, the College has established a unique, critical, vibrant and supportive learning environment and academic style. With the motto of “Creativity and Innovation” and the spirit of “Actions Speak Louder than Words”, all faculty members and students are dedicated to turning the College into a base for cultivating qualified high-level personnel, for scientific and technological innovation, and for research and community services!

Main research direction and characteristic of each discipline:

The first-level discipline of Civil Engineering

The first-level discipline of Hydraulic Engineering

Zhang Jie Liu Jiaping Du Xiuli


College of Architecture & Civil Engineering