I. Objectives

a. Possess sound professional ethics, strict, diligent, pragmatic and innovative scientific attitude, and possess the ability to undertake independent scientific research;

b. Have a solid theory foundation and systematic and in-depth professional knowledge;

c. Make innovative achievements in the specialty field or expertise.

 

II. Main Research Fields:

1. Information management of construction projects  

2. Construction management theory and methods

3. Land resource and real estate development

4. Old urban area renovation and sustainable cities

5. Sustainable construction and green building techniques  

6. Construction Project Management based on BIM

7. Quality management of construction projects   

8. Risk and safety management of construction projects

9. Construction enterprise and real estate enterprise management

10. Construction management methods and contract management

 

III. Educational Duration 

The normative time for full-time PhD students is 3-5 years. The duration for MD-PhD students is 4-6 years.

IV. Credits Requirement

Credits for common PhD students with Master degree 29. Credits for MD-PHD and direct PHD students 53.

Category

MD-PhD and direct PhD students

Common PhD students

Total credits

53

29

Courses credits

≥ 34 credits, (including credits for  advanced international courses ≥4)

Compulsory public courses ≥ 9 credits:

ü   Study on theory and practice of Chinese characteristics: 2 credits

ü   Chinese Marxism: 2 credits

ü   Dialectics of Nature (science/engineering/medical science)/Marxism and social scientific methodology (liberal arts): 1 credit

ü   Foreign language for postgraduate students: 2 credits

ü   English thesis writing: 2 credits

Optional public courses ≥ 1 credit

≥10 credits

(including credits for  advanced international courses ≥2)

Compulsory public courses ≥ 4 credits:

ü   Chinese Marxism: 2 credits

ü   English thesis writing: 2 credits

 

 

Discipline basic courses and professional courses ≥ 24 credits:

ü   1st-level discipline basic courses: 8 credits (compulsory)

ü   2nd-level discipline basic courses: 4 credits (restricted optional)

ü   Professional courses for postgraduate students: 4 credits (optional)

ü   Cross 1st-level disciple courses: 4 credits (optional)

ü   Professional course for PhD students: 4 credits (optional)

ü   Cross 1st-level disciple courses: 2 credits (optional)

ü   Professional course for PhD students: 4 credits (optional)

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

Research

≥19 credits

Literature review and thesis proposal: 1 credit

 

Literature review and thesis proposal: 1 credit

Participation in international academic conferences or international academic conference held in China, and paper submission: 1 credit

Participation in international academic conferences or international academic conference held in China, and paper submission: 1 credit

Dissertation interim progress report: 1 credit

Dissertation interim progress report: 1 credit

Academic paper publication: 1 credit

Academic paper publication: 1 credit

Doctoral dissertation: 15 credits

Doctoral dissertation: 15 credits

             

Remark: Education plan for students with an equivalent education level is in accordance with the education plan for MD-PhD and direct PhD students. Courses exemption will be granted upon finding conformity with the course exemption provision.

V. Courses Curriculum and Credits Allotment

Courses

Course code

Course name

Hours

Credits

Season

Department

Notes

Degree courses

Compulsory public courses

408.602

Dialectics of Nature

18

1

Spring

College of Marxism

Compulsory

≥ 6 credits (at the postgraduate phase)

408.601

Study on theory and practice of Chinese characteristics

36

2

Spring

College of Marxism

411.500

Foreign language (English)

32

2

Spring

School of foreign languages

 

Optional public courses

 

1

 

 

408.810

Chinese Marxism

36

2

Autumn

College of Marxism

Compulsory for PhD students  ≥ 4 credits

411.800

English thesis writing

32

2

Autumn

School of foreign languages

1st-level discipline basic courses

240.602

System engineering of construction (High-level)

32

2

Spring

College of Civil

Compulsory  ≥8 credits (at the postgraduate phase)

240.625

Construction project management based on BIM (High-level )

32

2

Spring

College of Civil

240.861

Special topics of construction management

32

2

Autumn

College of Civil

240.863

Sustainable city and construction (High-level )

32

2

Spring

College of Civil

240.864

Foreland of construction safety management (High-level )

32

2

Autumn

College of Civil

2nd-level discipline basic courses

240.601

Project financing ( international )

32

2

Autumn

College of Civil

Restricted optional  ≥ 4 credits (at the postgraduate phase)

240.608

Foreland of facility management (international)

32

2

Spring

College of Civil

240.613

Foreland of construction enterprise management (international)

32

2

Autumn

College of Civil

240.624

Virtual construction (international)

32

2

Autumn

College of Civil

240.626

Real estate corporation governance (international)

32

2

Autumn

College of Civil

Optional professional courses for postgraduate students

011.501

Mathematical statistics( Cross 1st-level disciple courses)

48

3

Autumn

Department of Mathematics

≥ 4 credits  (at the postgraduate phase)

240.605

Foreland of urban management

32

2

Autumn

College of Civil

240.612

Construction project planning and evaluation

32

2

Autumn

College of Civil

240.615

Foreland of construction quality management

32

2

Autumn

College of Civil

240.618

Building checkup and repair

32

2

Spring

College of Civil

240.619

Green technology and construction environment

32

2

Spring

College of Civil

240.530

Bridge health monitoring and assessment (international)

24

1.5

Spring

College of Civil

240.532

Bridge structure checkup and repair

24

1.5

Autumn

College of Civil

Professional course for PhD students

240.861

Special topics of construction management

32

2

Autumn

College of Civil

≥ 4 credits

240.862

Lean construction and management(High-level )

32

2

Spring

College of Civil

240.863

Sustainable city and construction ( High-level )

32

2

Spring

College of Civil

240.864

Foreland of construction safety management (High-level )

32

2

Autumn

College of Civil

 

 

Cross 1st-level discipline courses

240.802

Numerical method and simulation analysis for civil engineering

32

2

Autumn

College of Civil

Compulsory for PhD students ≥ 2 credits

240.806

Special topics for structure and bridge engineering( High-level)

32

2

Spring

College of Civil

 

Cross 1st-level discipline courses

 

2

Spring, Autumn

 

Non-

degree courses

Make-up courses

240.B41

Principles of Management

 

 

 

College of Civil

Compulsory for Non-civil major undergraduates

240.B42

Construction Project Management

 

 

 

College of Civil

240.B43

Real Estate Development

 

 

 

College of Civil

Research

650.801

Literature review and thesis proposal (PhD)

 

1

 

college of civil

 

650.802

Participation in international academic conferences or international academic conference held in China, and paper submission (PhD)

 

1

 

 

650.803

Dissertation interim progress report (PhD)

 

1

 

 

650.804

Academic paper publication (PhD)

 

1

 

 

650.805

Doctoral dissertation (PhD)

 

15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remark: please mark the advanced international courses after the course name.

 

VI. Specific Requirements for PhD Candidates Education

1. The education mode for PhD students employs the supervisor-responsible system, by establishing the supervisor-headed instruction group. The supervisor is responsible for the cultivation and assessment of the PhD candidates.

2. Restriction of Cross1st-level discipline courses

(1)Cross 1st-level discipline courses refer to the other postgraduate courses in the same level. Students are required to attend class and take the examination of the course.

(2)Cross 1st-level discipline courses selected should be different from the courses completed in the postgraduate phase.

3. Dissertation Proposal (1 credit) should include:

(1) The source and significance of the topic

(2) Literature review of the research at home and abroad regarding the topic;

(3) The research content, planned research method and technical skills;

(4) The anticipated innovative achievements in theoretical and practical aspects;

(5) Anticipated results;

(6) References

4. Dissertation interim report

PhD candidates are supposed to report to the instruction group or experts the research results of the degree dissertation, and listen to advice and make revision. The dissertation shall not be started before acceptance of the innovative achievements of the research.

5. Application for doctoral dissertation defense and qualification review

The supervisor or the instruction group conducts doctoral dissertation qualification review.

Basic requirements of dissertation defense application:

(1) get all the required credits;

(2) complete the dissertation proposal;

(3) complete the dissertation interim report;

(4) publish the required number of papers in journals;

(5) complete the dissertation writing;

(6) pass the experts review both inside or outside the university.