I. Objectives

Doctoral candidates of civil engineering are designed to have solid and substantial theoretical basis in the fields of civil engineering; to master systematic and in-depth professional knowledge about civil engineering; to develop strong ability in experimental operation and computer development and application; to attain innovative achievements in science or in a specialized technology; to develop the ability to independently undertake scientific research in civil engineering or related fields.

 

II. Main Research Fields:

1. New Type of Numerical Methods and Their Application in Civil Engineering

2. Theory and Application of Ground Treatment

3. Vibration Isolation and Damping of Structures Subjected to Earthquake and Wind Loading and Intelligent Control

4. Theory and Application of Concrete and Composite Structures

5. Long-Span and High-Rise Structures

6. Novel Materials and High Performance Concrete

7. Health Diagnosis and Reinforcement Technology of Engineering Structures

8. Theory and Technology of Fire and Lightning Protection of Structures

9. Structural Analysis and Design Theory of Long-Span Bridges

10. Seismic Analysis and Design Theory of Tunnels

11. Road Engineering

12. Traffic engineering

                                  

III. Educational Duration 

For doctoral candidates in civil engineering, duration of 3-5 years is demanded. For MD-PhD based and direct doctoral candidates, duration of 4-6 years is demanded.

 

IV. Credits Requirement

The requirements of total credits for foreign students with master degree:

Total credits ≥ 32; Course credits ≥ 12; Research credits ≥ 20

Details:

Taotal credits

≥32

Course credits

≥12

 General course  6 credits

1. Chinese language 4 credits

2. A survey of China 2 credits

Basic course ≥ 4 credits 

Seminar in Geotechnical Engineering 2 credits

Seminar in Structural Engineering 2 credits

Seminar in Engineering Management 2 credits

Interdisciplinary course ≥ 2 credits

Research credits

≥20

Literature reading and Research Proposal   1 credit

  Attending international conference and submitting paper          1 credit

Progress report   1 credit

Publication  1 credit

Attending academic lecture  1 credit

Dissertation  15 credits

 

V. Course arrangement and credit distribution

Type

Course Classified

Course Name

Hours

Credits

Season

Basic Courses in General Education

Required

Chinese Language/HSK 3

160

4

Autumn

Required

A Survey of China

40

2

Spring

Basic Courses

In General Discipline

Required

240.599

Numerical Ananlysis in Civil Engineering

32

2

Spring

Required

240.598

Advanced Soil Mechanics

32

2

Spring

Required

240.597

Advanced Concrete Technology

32

2

Autumn

Required

240.590

 

Concept and Principle of Prestressed Concrete Bridge Design

32

 

2

 

Spring

Required

240.596

Ground Improvement Techniques

32

2

Autumn

Required

240.595

Structural Dynamics

32

2

Spring

Required

240.594

Analysis of Slope Stability

32

2

Spring

Required

240.593

Seismic Analysis of Structures

32

2

Spring

Optional

240.518

Theory and Application of Composite Foundation

32

2

Autumn

Optional

240.591

Steel Structures

32

2

Autumn

Interdisciplinary course of grade-1 disciplines

Optional

240.592

Numerical Analysis of Roads

32

2

Autumn

Total

 

 

584

30

 

 

VI. Specific Requirements for Doctoral Candidates in Civil Engineering

1. Besides completing course credits required, doctoral candidates are required to engage in plenty of research practices. The supervisor and the research team share responsibility for training doctoral candidates.

2. Under the guidance of supervisor, doctoral candidates should get access to the latest literature related with their selected research fields, write out topic selection report and report it to the experts in the field relevant with hearing their queries and giving appropriate defence. Only when the topic selection report is approved can they be formally engaged in doctoral thesis.

3. In the mid-term of dissertation project ( about a year after selecting the topic), doctoral candidates should make a progressing report to the experts in the fields, including presenting the development of dissertation, putting forward the plan and measures in the next phase and submitting a written report for the approval of participants.

4. Doctoral candidates are required to attend domestic and international academic conferences and make academic exchanges with counterparts at home and abroad. Doctoral candidates are required to attend international or domestic important academic conference for at least once and submit a paper or make a report.

5. Doctoral candidates are required to attend public academic lectures for no less than ten times and to take notes down on the uniform record book required by college with the signature of reporter or host. Record books shall be submitted to the person in charge before doctoral candidates apply for dissertation review and only when approved can they be granted credit.

6. The main innovations of the academic dissertation should be published on important academic journals at home and abroad. Doctoral candidates are required to publish (or receive formal acceptance letter) at least three academic papers related to the research results (of which at least one must be published on foreign periodical cited by SCI, and conference paper as well as journal supplement paper are not taken into account). Among three papers published, one paper of Category B or two papers of Category C or above category are required at least.

7. After the first draft of dissertation is completed and approved by the supervisor, relevant experts in this discipline will be organized to make a dissertation pre-defence. Doctoral candidates should modify and perfect the academic dissertation according to the problems posed in the pre-defence.

8. After the modified doctoral dissertation is examined and approved by supervisor and the formal examination of the relevant responsible persons in college is undertaken, doctoral candidates could submit dissertation to be reviewed, and the list of paper reviewers must be ratified by the relevant persons in charge. If a doctoral student who has obtained master degree but register for doctoral degree in less than 3 years, or a MD-PhD based and a direct doctoral candidate who register for doctoral degree in less than 5 years applies for an advanced defense, the dissertation need to be blind reviewed by the Degree Advisory Committee in college.

9. If doctoral candidates have academic misconducts which are identified as serious violation, they should be disqualified for applying for doctoral degree.