I. Objectives

1. Master the solid basic knowledge and specialized knowledge of this field;havestrong engineering background;aaster the basic methods and skills in this field; have a certain ability to solve practical engineering problems;

2. Grasp one foreign language and be proficient in speaking and reading;

3. Establishrigorousand practical scientific attitude and style of work;

4. Be competent for the related work in this field.

II. Research Field

1. New numerical methods and the applications in civil engineering

2. Theories andapplications of foundation treatment

3. Isolation or reduction methods of structure vibration and intelligent control

4. Theoriesand applications of concrete structure and thecomposite structure

5. Analysis and design of large-span and high-rise structure

6. New material and high performance concrete

7. Engineering structure health diagnosis and reinforcement

8. Structure analysis and designof long-span bridges

9. Safety and evaluation of geotechnical engineering

10. Tunnel engineering design and theoretical research

11. Modern project management theory and methodology

12. Project management andquality safety

13. Informationalization of engineering management

14. Real estate management

15. Project planning

16. Sustainable building and green building technology

III. Program Duration

The duration of full-time professional post-graduate students is 2 years (subject to the approval of the university) and the training combines course learning and professional training with an academic dissertation.

IV. Credits Requirements and Allotment

Total credits ≥ 32 (credits for Degree Courses ≥18; Credits for research≥ 14)

Total Credits

≥ 32 credits


≥18 credits

Compulsory generalcourses ≥7 credits:

  • Study on theory and practiceof Chinese characteristics: 2 credits
  • Mathematics ≥3 credits
  • Foreign Language: 2 credits

  • Professional courses≥2 credits (compulsory)
  • Optional professionalcourses≥6 credits
  • Engineering practice (experiment, project and diagnosis) ≥ 3credits

No credit for make-up courses or other optional courses, grades only.


≥14 credits

Professional practice (including report): 4 credits

Internship and practical training≥4 credits

Practical training (including report): 4 credits

Thesis proposal: 1 credit (compulsory)

Interim progress report: 1 credit (compulsory)

Academic Dissertation: 8 credits (compulsory)

V. Internship and Practical Training

A practical training report is required and the person in charge of relevant practical training should sign their comments. Those up to the standard of assessment can obtain corresponding credits.

1. The requirements of the design plan: The Master of Engineering should attend the whole process of research and design for specific project including research, formulation, completion and project summary. The summary report of project research, design, or calculation should be submitted and the person in charge of relevant practical training should sign their comments. If qualified, the students can obtain 2 credits.

2. Practice of professional course (report included): The students should carry out internship and practice in the construction units, design units or research units in allusion to a certain course for at least one month. An internship plan should be handed in and the students should write internship diary and internship summary report according to their internship. The person in charge of the internship unit should sign their comments and affix the official seal. With the assessment of conformity, the student can obtain 4 credits.

3. Professional practical training (report included): The students are required to do practical training at practical training base, enterprises or engineering design research units for at least three months. A practical training plan should be handed in and the students should write practice summary report. The internship unit should assess the report and affix the official seal. The advisor should sign their comments and with the assessment of conformity, the student can obtain 4 credits.

VI. Dissertation

The steps of writing a degree thesis include: thesis proposal, interim progress report as well as the assessment and defense of the thesis.

1. The form of degree thesis: the contents of a degree thesis can be engineering design report, research report, and special investigation. The format should be in accordance with the basic format of a degree thesis for theSchool of Civil Engineering and Mechanics. The degree paper should be creative and require a certain amount of efforts to show the author’s abilities to apply scientific theories, methods and technological means comprehensively to solve engineering technology problems. Furthermore, the thesis should have a theoretical base and be advanced as well as practical.

2. Thesis proposal: The Thesis proposal should be in accordance with the principle of integrating theory with practice and emphasize students’ ability of applying related theory to the practical problems in the field of architectural and civil engineering .

The Masters should write thesis proposal on the basis of extensive reading of related literature prior to the project research. Then they should report to the experts of related field, listen to the problems and have oral defense. Only after the thesis proposal is approved can students start to write thesis.

3. Interim progress report: in the middle stage of thesis, the Master should make interim report in the teaching or research group, listen to experts’ suggestions and then decide whether to adjust research contents.

4. Assessment of the thesis: After finishing the thesis, if the thesis is approved by the advisor and passes the formal examination by the relevant person in charge, the students can submit the thesis for assessment. The thesis reviewers will be approved by related officials.

5. Defense of the thesis: Only after the thesis is assessed by reviewers and approved by the advisor as well as the School, can the students have defense of the thesis.

VII. Degree Awarding

The students who have obtained full credits and have passed the thesis defense as well as the assessment of Academic Degrees Committee of HUST will be awarded a Professional Master Degree of Engineering.