Top 5 Civil Engineering studies in China

Updated: Mar 27, 2018 Print

Civil Engineering is the professional practice of designing and developing infrastructure projects. This can be on a huge scale, such as the development of nationwide transport systems or water supply networks, or on a smaller scale, such as the development of individual roads or buildings.

All aspects of building a structure fall under the remit of a civil engineer. This can include planning, design, budgeting, surveying, construction management and analysis, and often Civil Engineering careers encompass a combination of all these elements.

The great thing about civil engineering in the real world is that it’s an industry that perpetually adapts to the demands and desires of society. In recent years civil engineering has adapted to consider many contemporary environmental concerns, helping to address issues of pollution and scarce water supplies, while considering the potential of sustainable energy within the industry.

If you choose to pursue a civil engineering degree, you’ll discover the extent to which civil engineers shape, build, maintain and expand societies. Whether it’s a bridge, space satellite, dam, road or tunnel, civil engineers are the people who design, construct and manage the entire process, from development to evaluation.

Civil engineering graduates are the brains behind all the largest and most essential structures that surround us – buildings, transport networks, energy and water supplies – and so their value within society is great. In recent years, the profession has seen a shortage of experienced graduates, meaning that now, more than ever, civil engineering graduates are highly sought-after.


China has more experience building large-scale civil engineering projects than all other countries combined, including ports, port facilities, railway, high-speed railway, airports, highways, bridges, etc, using the latest materials, and in the process, having developed new construction processes, which is way ahead of the US, EU and Japan.

High rate of employment in China for its vast infrastructure construction

Wide range of employment: construction sector, service sector, Real estate sector, management sector, business sector, financial sector, etc

5 Chinese universities’ civil engineering ranking Top 100 by QS during 2016-2017, 18 by US News in 2016

Enjoying the pleasure of innovation in China

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Building control surveyor

Consulting civil engineer

Contracting civil engineer

Design engineer

Nuclear engineer

Structural engineer

Water engineer,Site engineer

Tsinghua University

Tuition: 30,000 RMB per year

Location: Beijing

Language requirement: Chinese, HSK 6

One of the oldest discipline of Tsinghua;
Civil Engineering of Tsinghua in Asia is second to none
7 laboratories, 1 key Laboratory of Ministry of Education, 1 National Engineering Laboratory, 1 Beijing Engineering Technology Research Center

Shanghai Jiaotong University

Tuition: 24,800 RMB per year

Location: Shanghai

Language requirement: Chinese, HSK 5

Having history over 100 years
Strong academic faculties;
Having excellent research achievement in the area of civil engineering

Tongji University

Tuition: 24,600 RMB per year

Location: Shanghai

Language requirement:Chinese,HSK4

Rich in academic expertise and resources
First class facilities for its State Key Laboratory of Disaster Prevention in Civil Engineering
Having established cooperation relationship with other world-class universities;
Great reputation among foreign students

Zhejiang University

Tuition: 24,800 RMB per year

Location: Hangzhou

Language requirement: Chinese,HSK 4

One of the first established discipline of Zhejiang University
Alumni are to be found around the world
Lower Chinese language requirement with affordable tuition

Harbin Institute of Technology

Tuition: 26,000 RMB per year

Location: Harbin

Language requirement:  English, IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL 550

Having English-taught civil engineering program with affordable tuition
Preponderate discipline in HIT;
Offering a broad interdisciplinary curriculum

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