Department of Civil Engineering and Urban Design
In the academic disciplines of Civil Engineering and Urban Design, students learn to use science and technology to design the infrastructures that support our lives. For example, roads, parks, bridges, ports, rivers, housing complexes, urban spaces, and suburban areas must all be constructed so they can be used safely, conveniently, comfortably, and appropriately. Designers must also keep nature in mind and maintain tradition and culture as they plan and build.
The Civil Engineering and Urban Design program offers an efficient, high-level curriculum based on an original educational philosophy, and includes courses that prepare students to obtain professional licenses. Students are given consistent guidance not only to help them graduate, but also to find work in their chosen fields. Students in the program study one fundamental area, design and planning, and five specialties: "Design and Planning," "Structures," "Materials," "Geotechnical Engineering," and "Hydraulic Engineering." In contemporary practice, maintaining, and preserving existing infrastructure is just as important as developing new projects. Engineers and designers must be able use a global perspective and fully understand the circumstances surrounding their projects. Students in our program systematically study how to solve difficult problems that affect urban spaces and develop their capacity to competently practice Civil Engineering and Urban Design.
Graduate Course in Civil Engineering and Urban Design
This course aims to equip students with advanced knowledge and skills of analysis and design in Civil Engineering and Urban Design, and give them a solid academic background which leads to careers as professional civil engineers, town planners, urban designers, and researchers. The program combines traditional lectures and an individual research projects in the student's chosen special field, such as Design and Planning, Structures, Materials, Geotechnical Engineering and Hydraulic Engineering.