Having its roots in the “School for Land Surveyors” and in the “The School of Bridges, Roads and Mines” founded in Bucharest in 1818 and 1867, respectively, UTCB’s actual basic structure was established in 1948. It is the only Romanian university entirely devoted to education in civil engineering and the related fields, having a long history of successful contributions in Romanian research and education.
With a competitive and well recognized academic staff, UTCB is a major actor in Romanian higher education, research, consultancy and design codes regulations.
Following the institutional evaluation performed by the Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ARACIS) – member of ENQA, UTCB received a High Confidence Rating.
Academic calendar 2019 – 2020
The academic year starts on Monday 1st of October and continues through the year until mid July, with holiday breaks in December (for Christmas), February (between the semesters) and April (for Easter). Each semester has 14 weeks of didactic activities followed by 4 weeks exams sessions. Details of the academic schedule are given here.
Figures and facilities
UTCB enrolls in the academic year 2018 – 2019 over 6000 students, divided among the 3 cycles, Bachelor, Master and PhD. The teaching staff counts over 330 members scattered between the 22 Academic Departments. The headquarters and the main campus of UTCB is located in Bucharest, 124 Lacul Tei Boulevard. The university is hosted in 14 buildings covering an area of over 33000 m2. Students can live in one of the 6 residence buildings (dormitories) with a total capacity of 2400 places; the campus has a student’s restaurant (cafeteria) with a capacity of 500 seats. Students have free internet access, provided in all academic activity areas and residential halls.
UTCB has seven faculties covering all specialties related to the construction industry.
- Faculty of Civil, Industrial and Agricultural Buildings
- Faculty of Hydrotechnics
- Faculty of Railways, Roads and Bridges
- Faculty of Building Services Engineering
- Faculty of Technological Equipment
- Faculty of Geodesy
- Faculty of Engineering in Foreign Languages
The first 6 are providing degree programs in Romanian language, a preparatory year for language proficiency being compulsory.
Degree programs in foreign languages are provided as follows:
- the Faculty of Engineering in Foreign Languages provides degree programmers in English and French;
- the Faculty of Building Services Engineering provides degree programmers in French.
Teaching and research activities are organized in 22 Academic Departments and 18 Research Centers.
Education Offer in engineering
- First cycle: 16 undergraduate programs in Romanian, 1 undergraduate program in English and 2 in French, all leading to the Bachelor degree (with 4 years duration, 240 credits ECTS),
- Second cycle: 18 postgraduate programs in Romanian, 2 Master programs in English and 2 in French, all leading to the Master degree (with 2 years duration, 120 credits ECTS);
- Third cycle: 2 domains of PhD studies with various specializations (with 3 years nominal duration, 180 credits ECTS).
To be enrolled in the first cycle, candidates should hold a Baccalaureate degree or equivalent. For the second cycle, candidates should hold al Bachelor degree with at least 240 credits ECTS.