Foreign students information
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 recognised 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.
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 programmes in Romanian language, a preparatory year for language proficiency being compulsory.
Degree programmes 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 Centres.
Education Offer in engineering
- First cycle: 16 undergraduate programmes in Romanian, 1 undergraduate programme in English and 2 in French, all leading to the Bachelor degree (with 4 years duration, 240 credits ECTS),
- Second cycle: 18 postgraduate programmes 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.
Bachelor programmes in Romanian Language
- Civil, industrial and agricultural buildings
- Urban engineering and regional development
- Construction management
- Hydrotechnic facilities and developments
- Sanitary engineering and environmental protection
- Environmental engineering
- Automation and applied informatics
- Railways, roads and bridges
- Metropolitan transport infrastructure
- Building services
- Appliances and equipments for atmospheric protection
- Construction machineries
- Mecatronics – robotics
- Surveying and terrestrial measurements
- Land management and land register
- Geodesy and geoinformatics
Bachelor programmes in foreign languages
- Civil Engineering (in English and French) – both programmes are EUR-ACE® labeled by ENAEE (European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education)
- Building Services (in French)
Master Programmes in Romanian Language
- Structural engineering
- Buildings’ engineering
- Design of civil and industrial buildings in seismic regions
- Technology and management of construction works
- Urban and regional development
- Management of design projects
- Hydraulic engineering
- Geotechnical engineering
- Tunnels and bridges
- Transport infrastructure engineering
- Energetic efficiency of building services
- Competitive technologies for urban environment protection
- Energy, comfort and sustainable development
- Management of emergency situations
- Machineries for construction dismantling and material recycling
- Systems’ design, research and experimentation
- Information systems in land surveying and land register
- Analysis and processing of geospatial data
Master Programmes in foreign languages
- Structural engineering (in English and French)
- Energetic efficiency of buildings (in French)
To be enrolled, the candidates for PhD studies have to previously accumulate the equivalent of 300 credits ECTS (as graduates of a Master degree in engineering or as graduates of a long-duration programme of 5 years).
UTCB offers PhD studies in the following domains:
1. Civil engineering and Building Services
with research subjects as: Fundamental sciences in civil engineering, Mechanic of structures, Earthquake engineering and safety of structures, Urban engineering and regional development, Civil engineering, Communication ways, Bridges and tunnels, Railways, roads and airfields, Reinforced concrete structures, Steel structures, Geotechnical and foundation engineering, Water Supply and sewerage, Water treatment, Waste water treatment, Hydraulic structures, Land reclamation, Hydraulics and fluid mechanics, Hydrology, hydrogeology and water management, Investment project management, Construction investment efficiency, Indoor environmental quality, Acoustics of buildings and installations, Energy of buildings and installations, Geodesy, cartography, photogrammetry and remote sensing.
2. Mechanical engineering
with research subjects as: Heat engineering, Construction machineries and equipment, Technical mechanics and vibrations.
Candidates for PhD studies should pass an admission exam in the chosen speciality, as well as a foreign language test. The PhD studies are organized as a full time (intra-mural) programme with a normal duration of 3 years, which can be extended, exceptionally, up to 5 years. During the first 2 years students have to attend lectures of advanced studies and to elaborate 3 research reports.
Activities within the doctoral programme can be carried out either in Romanian or in a foreign language (English or French).
Education Offer in applied modern languages
As a humanities complement, UTCB ensures the education of students in the field of Applied Modern Languages within the specialization of Translation and Interpretation. Students are trained in non-literary translation and interpretation (scientific and technical field, economics, law, etc.). Thus, at the end of the 3-year Bachelor studies or 2-year Master studies, our students can integrate themselves into their professional life, having the opportunity to choose to work either as freelancers or to be employed by other types of companies from various fields.
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 180 ECTS.
Bachelor programmes in applied modern languages
• Translation and interpretation (English, French, German, Spanish)
Master programmes in applied modern languages
• Specialized translation and interpretation (English, French, German, Spanish)
UTCB applies the European Credits Transfer System (ECTS) with 60 credits assigned to each academic year.
The research work is carried out by the teaching staff, a number of research employees and the Master and PhD students. The contractual and financial administration of the research activity is coordinated by the Department for Research and Development, in close cooperation with the didactic departments. The infrastructure mainly consists in the laboratories assigned to the following 18 research centres:
- Research Centre for Concrete Structures
- Seismic Risk Assessment Research Centre
- Research Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science
- Hydraulic Developments and Water Management Research Centre (AQUA)
- Groundwater Engineering Research Centre
- Research Centre in Geotechnical Engineering
- Roads and Airports Research Centre
- Research Centre of Mineral Waste Valorisation into Construction Materials
- Advanced Research Centre in Strength of Materials Professor Panaite Mazilu (CAREM)
- Professor Dan Ghiocel Research Centre for Structural Engineering and Risk Evaluation
- Energy Efficiency in Buildings Research Centre
- Advanced Research Centre for Ambient Quality and Building Physics
- Thermal Systems Research Centre
- Research Centre in Electrical Engineering and Lighting
- Research Centre for Space Geodesy, Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and GIS
- Research Centre for Geodetic Engineering Measurements and Spatial Data Infrastructures
- Research Centre: Technological Equipment Engineering in Civil Engineering
- Research Centre for Specialised Translation and Intercultural Communication
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 enrols 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.
Over the years UTCB has been:
- partner in 15 TEMPUS Joint European Projects and the coordinator of 7 of them;
- participant in the ERASMUS programme since 1998;
- initiator and coordinator of the European Civil Engineering Education Thematic Network(EUCEET), which included 132 partner institutions from 29 European countries;
- involved in EU research projects.
Since 2001 UTCB has a Double Diploma agreement with l’École des Ponts – ParisTech (ENPC), being the only technical university in Romania that benefits on such a protocol. Up to now a total of 52 UTCB’s graduates hold the ENPC diploma.
- runs mobilities under Erasmus+ within over 70 bilateral agreements concluded with prestigious European universities from France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, United Kingdom, Greece, Belgium, Netherlands, Austria, Sweden and Finland;
- concluded new Double Diploma agreements with University of La Rochelle, INSA Group and University of Liege, all at Master level;
- hosts the General Secretariat of the EUCEET Association, as an expression of the sustainable strategy promoted by the Thematic Network EUCEET;
- is member of Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) and the «n+i» professional network which includes 50 French universities;
- hosts “Eugen Ionescu” grantees.
Tuition fees – Bachelor and Master studies
non-EU citizens: 2430 EUROS/academic year
EU, SEE and Swiss Confederation citizens: 4500 lei/academic year (except the bachelor programme for applied modern languages for which the fee is 3600 lei/academic year).
Tuition fees – PhD studies
non-EU citizens: 2610 EUROS/academic year
EU citizens : 5000 RON/academic year
DIPLOMA RECOGNITION PROCEDURE FOR UE MEMBER STATES, SEE and CE CITIZENS
ADMISSION PROCEDURE OF NON-UE MEMBER STATES CITIZENS (BACHELOR and MASTER)
PhD STUDIES ADMISSION PROCEDURE