Civil Engineering Study in China - Undergraduate - List of Undergraduate Courses

English Medium Civil Engineering Program in China Universities

Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including works like roads, bridges, canals, dams, and buildings. 

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1. South China University of Technology, Guangzhou


Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering

This program is designed to cultivate the talents with profound theoretical knowledge, creativity, and multicultural communication skills to meet the increasing demand of domestic and Pearl River Delta area for civil engineers. 

The program is positioned as a national leading program which caters the economic development of south China, Hong Kong, Macau and South East Asia, and is geared to the operation mechanism of international civil engineering industry.

Tuition Fee - RMB 26,000 per year

Study duration - 4 years

General Information for Admission:

General Entry Requirement: Over 18 years old, high school graduate or above. Applicants from non-English speaking countries are required to submit a TOEFL score of 68 or IELTS 5.5, or take SCUT’s placement test.

Application Documents:

a. Completed Application Form 

b. High School Diploma and Transcripts. All documents should be translated into English. 

c. English test results, if available.

d. For applying the major of Civil Engineering, the students also need to provide the new HSK Band 4 result.




2. Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang


Bachelor Degree Programs in Civil Engineering

The civil engineering department offers the bachelor of engineering degree in construction engineering, traffic civil engineering and engineering management. All these programs provide a solid professional knowledge in civil engineering and engineering management for students planning to continue on to graduate school and to pursue research. All are intended to prepare students with firm technical bases while nurturing decision-making and leadership potential.

i. Civil Engineering (Construction Engineering & Traffic Civil Engineering)

Civil engineering includes two majors: construction engineering and traffic civil engineering. These two majors both aim to cultivate advanced technical intellectuals who have a well-balanced knowledge structure, a solid background in Construction Engineering technology and a motivated desire for innovation. 

The civil engineering (CE)program is designed to enable the student, upon completion of the BS degree program, to enter the profession—for example, in industry, on a construction project, in a consulting engineering office, through a government agency. 

The main courses of these two majors include engineering mechanics, structural mechanics, fluid mechanics, geology and soil mechanics, rock and soil mechanics, construction materials, surveying, design principles for engineering structures, concrete structure, steel structure, building structure, structure detection and reinforcing technology, construction technique and management, project management and assessment, internship training, structure test, final year diploma project, etc.

ii. Engineering management  

The engineering management (EM) program aims at fostering high quality and compound intellectuals, who have basic knowledge about management science, and a good grasp of the economics, law and professional knowledge associated with Civil Engineering technology and Engineering Management. By receiving systemic cultivation, the undergraduate students will have excellent abilities in practice and innovation. Besides, the EM Program will also provided students with healthy personalities and good adaptability to society. 

The EM program is designed to prepare students for leadership and management positions upon graduation in various entities, such as large and medium-sized construction enterprises, EPC companies, real estate development companies, international economic cooperation companies, engineering consulting and assessment companies, construction companies, banks, research and education institutes etc.

Courses for this major can be categorized as the following 4 types: management, construction and civil engineering technology, economics and law. Core courses of this major include civil engineering drawing, construction materials, engineering mechanics, engineering structure, management science, engineering project management, statistics, economics principle, economics principle for engineering, engineering construction regulations, and civil engineering construction. Main courses for the major include engineering assessment, engineering contract management, soil mechanics and foundation engineering, project evaluation, project cost management, project investment and financing, the project contract law, capital construction accounting and so on.


a. Eligibility requirements for foreign applicants

  • Be in good health condition, which accords with the Health Standard for International Students stipulated by the China Education Department.
  • Have senior high school diploma and good academic record.
  • Have basic Chinese language ability for non-English courses.
  • Have good moral character and obey the laws and regulations of the Chinese government and regulations of the university. Respect Chinese social customs and habits.
  • Applicants who apply for bachelor programs conducted in English should have certain English proficiency. 

b. Required Documents for Foreign Applicant for undergraduate courses

  • Application Form for Degree Study Learner in Jiangsu University
  • One copy of passport (the photo page)
  • One copy each for your high school certificate and transcript
  • One copy of General Health Examination Record
  • Certificate of your family financial situation background
Duration / Tuition Fee - 4 Years / RMB20,000 Per Year


3. Zhejiang University of Science and Technology, Hangzhou


School of Civil Engineering and Architectures

This program taught by School of Civil Engineering and Architectures. At present, the School has 87 faculty staff, among them, 9 professors and 24 associate professors; 17 with doctorates, 33 with Master’s Degree. The School emphasizes the importance of practice and innovation in teaching and has achieved significant results. Meanwhile, the school has cooperation projects cultivating undergraduates and graduates with overseas universities.

Civil Engineering is the key education programme in Zhejiang province. It covers wide fields of national basic construction, such as civil engineering and municipal construction.

Program Description

Teaching Objective

The purpose of this major is to train high-level application-oriented senior engineering technicians, who can grasp the fundamental theories, knowledge and skills in relevant branches of civil engineering design, construction, research and management. During the 4-years’ study, the graduates of this major receive basic training for being registered engineers and reached the requirements to be a trainee civil engineer.

Main courses

  • Introduction to Civil Engineering
  • Engineering Drawing & Computer Aided Drawing
  • Theoretical Mechanics
  • Material Mechanics
  • Civil Engineering Materials
  • Building Architecture
  • Principal Theory of Steel Structure 
  • Foundation Engineering
  • Civil Engineering Construction
  • Masonry Structures
  • Design of Building Steel Structures
  • Civil Engineering Budget Estimate
  • High-building Structures and Earthquake Resistance
  • Appraisal and Reinforce of Engineering Structure
  • Development and Management of Real Estate, etc.

Internship and Career Development

This program provides Survey Practice, Construction Practice, Metalworking Practice, Electronics and Electrical Engineering Practice, Course Project and Experiment. After finishing this program, you will master the ability of project planning, design, research, construction and management of civil engineering and can be engaged in technological or management jobs in the design of building construction, tunnel, road, bridge etc.

Graduation Orientation

The graduates of this major mainly work on the field of civil engineering design, research, construction, education, management, investment and so on. The graduates can work in the infrastructure sector of some Design and Research Institute, Construction Units, Supervision Companies or Real Estate Companies after graduation, and also work on the relative vocation of civil engineering in the Municipal, Transportation, Finance or Education Departments.

Entry Requirements for Bachelor-degree Programs:

  • 18 years old or above;
  • With high school graduation or above;
  • Be in good health.

Application documents:

  • Application for Admission to ZUST
  •  A copy of passport
  • High school graduation certificate or notarized copy (in Chinese or English)
  • This year's high school graduates are expected to show anticipated graduates proof, and show the high school certificate after admission.
  • High school transcripts of all courses or notarized copy (in Chinese or English)
  • Students whose native language is not English should provide proof of English proficiency. (Majors offered in English)

Degree Awarded - Bachelor of Engineering Degree

Duration and Tuition Fee - 4 Years / RMB 18,000 Per Year


Other Chinese Universities offering English-medium Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering

University Program Duration Tuition Fee (RMB) Intake Date
Ningbo University of Technology Civil Engineering 4 years 18,000 Sept
Beihang University Civil Engineering 4 years 30,000 Sept
Zhejiang Ocean University Civil Engineering 4 years 14,000 Sept
Dalian University of Technology Civil Engineering 4 years 25,500 Sept
Harbin Institute of Technology Civil Engineering 4 years 26,000 Sept

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