This applies to the undergraduate program in Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering).


    Program Term

    Four-year Bachelor's program is offered. An additional “+M” post-graduate program is optional, where the detailed information is presented in “General Information for post-graduate Program in Civil Engineering”.


    Education Goals

     Being consistent with the mission of the Department of Structural Engineering at Tongji University, graduates of the program should meet the need of the future development of the state, they should be morally, mentally, and physically healthy. They should be familiar with the most updated concepts,  knowledge, and skills in Civil engineering from our courses, training and intern schemes. The graduates should also have technical competency to conduct design, construction, management in engineering projects and to deal with issues related to investment, finance and insurance. They should be capable of self-studying, creating, organizing, coordinating, team-working and establishing international view.


    Basic Graduation Requirements

     Successful graduates are expected to have comprehensive qualities in humanity, science, engineering, psychology and physical fitness, scientific attitude for the truth, spirit of teamwork and creation, and scientific conception of world and life.


     Successful graduates should be familiar with the most updated concepts, knowledge, and skills in Civil engineering from our courses, training and intern schemes. The graduates should also have technical competency to conduct design, construction, management in engineering projects and to deal with issues related to investment, finance and insurance.


     Detailed Graduation Requirements
     After the four-year undergraduate program, graduates are required to develop their knowledge, capability and personality covering the following:
     Basic knowledge in science, technology, career development and social economy

(1) Basic knowledge in humanity and social science, including:
     1) Social science, including economics, philosophy and history.
     2) Sustainability of society, economy and nature
     3) Public policy and management in legislation and financial investment.
(2) Basic knowledge in natural science, including:
     1) Advanced mathematics and Engineering mathematics.
     2) Physics, chemistry, information science and environmental science.
     3) Development and application of science and technology.
(3) Supportive knowledge, including:
     1) Writing and speaking skills in English or any other foreign language.
     2) Information science, e.g. searching skills for literatures, information and documents.
     3) Skills in computer, advanced programming and Civil Engineering software.
(4) Broad knowledge in Civil Engineering, including:
     1) Basic principles and analysis methods of Engineering Mechanics, Structural Mechanics and Fluid Mechanics.
     2) Basic behaviour and application of engineering materials.
     3) Basic principles and methods of Drawing Geometry and Engineering cartography.
     4) Basic principles and methods of Engineering Surveying.
     5) Mechanical behaviour and analysis principles of structural elements.
     6) Basic principles and analysis methods of Soil Mechanics and foundation design.
     7) Structural design theories and design methods for equipment and systems.
     8) Life-cycle analysis and maintenance theories of structure, equipment and system.
     9) Basic method of project management and technology economic analysis in Civil Engineering Construction.
     10) Basic method of modern construction technology, engineering evaluation, monitoring and testing.
     11) Basic principles and methods of risk management and Disaster Prevention/Reduction.
(5) Scientific knowledge in society development and relevant areas.
     1) Understand legislation, law and code for production, design, research and development in Civil Engineering.
     2) Understand basic knowledge in engineering equipments and Civil Engineering machines for architecture, urban design, real estate, water supply and drainage, heating, ventilation and air conditioning and electricity.
     3) Understand new development in Civil Engineering.
Basic skills in scientific research, technology development, technique application and management, cooperation and communication.
(1) Ability to learn knowledge and study after school education, including:
     1) Collect information via literature survey tools.
     2) Understand the development directions of Civil Engineering as well as the development strategy of the state.
     3) Think and study independently, improve working efficiency.
(2) Capabilities of identifying problems, analysing problems and solving problems using learned theories and technical methods, including:
     1) Solve problems in a qualitative manner.
     2) Develop and analyse models by theories and experiments.
     3) Propose methods and suggestions.
(3) Abilities to solve practical problems, including:
     1) Advanced technical methods and modern technical tools for engineering problems.
     2) Abilities to work in the areas of structural design, construction, management, investment and development, finance and insurance.
(4) Creativity and basic abilities of design and technical renewal.
(5) Abilities to communicate, cooperate and compete, including:
     1) Good writing, speaking and communication skills.
     2) Ability to work with people within the discipline or from different disciplines or from different cultures.
     3) Be prepared for challenges.
(6) Abilities of organizing and coordination, including:
     1) Abilities of systemic thinking and rational judgement.
     2) Abilities to organize, coordinate and work in Civil Engineering projects.
     3) Abilities to handle crisis and emergency.
(7) International view, including:
     1) Knowledge about global development of Civil Engineering.
     2) Good foreign language and communication skills.
Comprehensive qualities in humanity, science and engineering
(1) Humanity qualities, including:
     1) Willingness to serve the world and human being.
     2) Qualities in humanity and art.
     3) Good psychology health.
(2) Science qualities, including:
     1) Science spirit of preciseness.
     2) Creation spirit.
     3) Scientific thinking methods, like deduction and summarization, simplification of the complex, visualization of the abstract.
(3) Engineering qualities, including:
     1) Be responsible for goals and interests of the group.
     2) Be able to find new ways to solve problems, promote new techniques and renew current techniques.
     3) Be able to deal with with challenges and failures.
     4) Hold principles, take responsibility, be honest.
     5) Hold good sense of health and safety, be aware of environmental protection, ecosystem balance and sustainability.
Main major
Civil Engineering
Core courses
     Advanced mathematics, Linear Algebra, Engineering Mechanics, Structural Mechanics, Elasticity Mechanics, fluid Mechanics, Soil Mechanics, Descriptive Geometry and Engineering Graphing, Engineering Geology, Surveying, Foundation Design, Civil Engineering Materials, Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Structures, Behavior of Steel Structures, Construction Management, Structural Life-cycle maintenance, and etc.
Metalworking practice, Background Information Practice, Surveying Practice, Geology Practice, Course Practice, Production Practice, Final Year Project, and etc.
Related majors
Transportation Engineering, Port Channel and Coast Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Surveying.
Graduation and diplomat
Students are required to finish all the courses in this catalog, and 182-186 credits are needed to graduate. The diplomat is Bachelor's degree of Engineering.


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