The School of Civil Engineering was one of the earliest established in the University and dates back to the period during which HUUC was a satellite institution of Wuhan University of Urban Construction. Over the years the school has grown and developed with the university, itself undergoing several name changes. Currently, the school offers three full undergraduate programs to around 2000 students: Civil Engineering; Exploration Technology Engineering and Inorganic Nonmetallic Materials. In addition to this, the school also delivers a junior undergraduate, or three year program.
Within the School of Civil Engineering there are 66 full time faculty of whom nine are professors and twenty-two are associate professors. The proportion of teachers with master's degree or higher degree is above sixty percent. In the last two years, the faculty members have published more than 150 papers in a variety of journals, among which there are over 80 peer reviewed articles. Nearly 20 monographs and textbooks have also been published. Staff at the school have won three provincial-level scientific research prizes as further research awards.
The School is broken down into various teaching and research sections, including: Structural Engineering; Engineering Mechanics; Architectural Drawing; Construction; Building Materials; Soil Mechanics. There is also an experimental center which operates four professional laboratories. Recently, we have invested 50 million yuan in a new structural engineering laboratory and a “Provincial Key Laboratory” for industrial solid waste, both of which are now under construction. The school has two discipline areas which are recognized at “Key Provincial” level: Material Processing Engineering and Engineering Mechanics.
With the rapid development of national economy, our society needs a great number of civil engineers and construction professionals. In order to meet the demands of the job market, the School of Civil Engineering specializes in training practical and technical skills, and has strengthened practical teaching to target talent cultivation. Industrial internships and placements with major companies across Henan also help to prepare our students for the demands of future employment.