Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest


The Technical University of Civil Engineering of Bucharest is a technical university that trains higher education specialists in the fields of civil engineering, building services engineering, mechanical engineering/technological equipment and machines, environmental engineering, geodesic engineering, management and engineering and systems engineering.

The Technical University of Civil Engineering of Bucharest, a direct descendant of the National School of Roads and Bridges founded, in Romania, nearly a century and a half ago, is nowadays the pennant of Technical Education in Romania. The curricula cover all the fields of civil engineering and environmental protection, as well as adjacent fields such as building services, technological equipment, geodesy. In recent years, the curricula have been diversified and, presently, they include specialist domains in the field of systems engineering, as well as that of foreign languages.


With a rich tradition and outstanding teaching staff, who have set and are still setting the benchmarks in engineering education and who have also contributed and are still contributing to the completion of certain reference works in our country, the University is accredited for all higher education cycles - bachelor, master and PhD studies. Currently, there are over 6,200 students matriculated for the first two cycles and over 300 doctoral students.

The teaching staff comprises about 440 members, with an equal balance between full and associate professors, lecturers, young assistants and teaching assistants. The entire teaching staff is engaged in research, design and consulting activities, directly contributing to offering knowledge in the field as well as to financing the development programmes.

Following the institutional assessment of 2009, the University of Civil Engineering of Bucharest has won a HIGH CONFIDENCE rank which proves that the University of Civil Engineering of Bucharest has all the necessary equipment and teaching staff to achieve high quality education.


Higher education in civil engineering in Romania was founded in 1864, in Bucharest by setting up a "School of Bridges and Roads, Mines and Architecture" which, in 1867 became the "School of Bridges, Roads and Mines" and "the National School for Bridges and Roads" in 1888. In 1921, the "National School of Bridges and Roads" became the "Polytechnic School of Bucharest", where the engineers' training was carried out in the Engineering Department which, in 1938, came to be known as the Faculty of Civil Engineering.

In 1948, following an Education Reform, the Faculty of Civil Engineering was separated from the Polytechnic School (which became the Polytechnic Institute) and became an independent higher education institution, called the Civil Engineering Institute of Bucharest. Starting with the academic year 1994-1995, the Civil Engineering Institute of Bucharest became The Technical University of Civil Engineering of Bucharest.

From 1864 till 1948, The National School of Bridges and Roads and then the Civil Engineering Department of the Polytechnic School trained 2,137 engineers, under the guidance of renowned teachers such as: Spiru Haret, Anghel Saligny, Elie Radu, Gheorghe Titeica, David Emanuel Andrei Ioachimescu, Gheorghe Filipescu, Ion Ionescu, whose endeavors and achievements have laid the foundation of the Romanian science and technology in civil engineering.

From 1948 to 2008, over 37,000 engineers graduated from the Technical University of Civil Engineering of Bucharest. During this interval, the university teaching staff included outstanding personalities in the field of science and engineering; among them: the academicians Aurel Beles, Cristea Mateescu, Dumitru Dumitrescu, Stefan Balan, Michael Hangan, Victor Smith, Alexander Steopoe, Priscu Radu, Emil Botea, Alexander Gheorghiu, Andrei Caracostea, Panaite Mazilu, Ion Stanculescu and others who have all carried on their predecessors' tradition.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • French
  • Romanian

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Master in Structural Engineering - Civil Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 Romania Bucharest

Accredited by the Romanian Ministry of Education since 2013, the masters “Structural Engineering” are 2 years post graduate programs, with teaching and examinations entirely in English language or in French language. [+]

Let’s design the future together! Accredited by the Romanian Ministry of Education since 2013, the masters “Structural Engineering” are 2 years post graduate programs, with teaching and examinations entirely in English language or in French language. Organised within the Faculty of Engineering in Foreign Languages (FILS) of the Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest (UTCB), the masters contains 3 semesters with lectures and exams and 1 semester entirely devoted to the master thesis. The master programs have a total of 240 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System). The masters are opened to Romanian and foreign bachelor graduates. They also accommodates Erasmus+ exchange students. UTCB has 67 Erasmus+ agreements with universities from 17 countries. For the academic year 2016-2017 over 15 Erasmus students from France, Spain and Greece already registered to our masters. The same master programs is provided at FILS with teaching and examinations in English or in French language. Exchange students can benefit of this, being allowed to select lectures in both languages and consequently they can develop their foreign languages skills. The masters provide a supplement of theoretical and modelling knowledge together with advanced courses in structural engineering. A core topic of the masters is the earthquake resistant design with a significant amount of dedicated hours (structural dynamics, engineering seismology, earthquake engineering, seismic fragility, nonlinear analysis). Earthquake resistant design concepts and applications are also included in almost all lectures and projects, Romania being an earthquake prone country with a long tradition and experience in earthquake engineering. The masters benefit of the activities within UTCB’s Seismic Risk Assessment Research Center (CERS), an important number of the teaching staff being CERS members. With small groups of students and a close contact with the teaching staff, with a remarkable international environment (within FILS there are enrolled students from 21 countries, plus Erasmus students), the masters of Structural Engineering at FILS-UTCB are an excellent choice of post graduate studies for civil engineers interested in structural analysis, civil and hydrotechnical constructions design, earthquake engineering design and research. Francophonie is a strong asset of UTCB. Member of Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) from 1995, UTCB accommodates a french lecturer (within a convention with AUF and French Embassy), a french library, a Centre de reussite universitaire (CRU), and organizes and participates to a lot of francophone activities. The francophone master was granted with a support project of AUF (2013-2015) that allowed the purchase of reference books and lecture notes and the exchange of professors with French partner universities. Professors from Université de Nantes, Ecole Centrale de Paris and Université de Grenoble taught within the master. The master also accommodates incoming professors within Erasmus+. Studying at FILS-UTCB will also allow you to discover the dynamic student’s life in Bucharest and to enjoy the beauty of Romania. UTCB and Liege University (Belgium) are in the final stage of signing a double-diploma agreement at master level. At UTCB, the FILS masters of Structural engineering, in english and in french, are part of the agreement. UTCB graduates who are selected for the double-diploma agreement with Ecole nationale des ponts et chausees (Ponts ParisTech) cand enroll the masters of Structural engineering (in english or in french) that are part of the agreement. Admission EU citizens Admission is based on the bachelor studies results, in descending order up to the number of places available. EU graduates can study for free in the limit of the available places for Romanian and citizens from EU, European Economic Space (EES) or Swiss Confederation (30 places in the academic year 2016-2017 for both the masters with teaching in english and in french), or with an annual study fee of 4500 lei (~1000 Euro), also 30 places for both masters, for EU and non-EU citizens. The numbers of places can be increased depending on the number of candidates, through internal arrangements within the university. Language proficiency: The candidates who have a recognised proficiency certificate in English (CAE, CPE, TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, AQA, bilingual class certificate), FILS graduates, candidates from Anglophone countries or candidates whom studied bachelor in English language are exempted from English proficiency test. The remaining candidates will have to pass a English proficiency test (regardless of their option for a state sponsored place or place with tuition fee). The candidates will present the original certificate together with a copy. The other candidates must pass a language proficiency test during the admission (EU candidates without study fee) or after their arrival (EU candidates with study fee) Admission calendar: registration for Romanian and EU candidates - 21st and 22nd of September 2016, between 9 - 13 at the FILS secretariat (Bd. Lacul Tei, no.124, Bucharest) Language proficiency test - 23rd of September 2016, from 10 o'clock and will last two hours.The distribution of the candidates on classrooms for the language proficiency test will be shown on 22nd of September, after the end of the registrations, at the FILS notice board and on the faculty website. On the day of the test, the candidates will come at 9:30 in the classroom in which they were distributed, with their identity card and their test card. The results will be displayed on 23rd of September, soon after the completion of the test. The final results for the admission exam will be displayed on 23rd of September. Further administrative details can be obtained from the Department of International Relations: and at The registration fee for admission exam is 100 lei (~22 Euro) for students from E.U., S.E.E. or Swiss Confederation. Accommodation Upon request master students have ensured places in student’s dormitory: Romanian and EU students must make a request during the registration for admission. Scholarships Romanian and EU students accepted on state budget funding (i.e. without study fee) can obtain scholarships as function of their academic results and their personal financial situation, according to the rules established by UTCB’s Senate and depending on the scholarship funding at UTCB from the Ministry of Education. Non-EU citizens Admission is based on the bachelor studies results, in descending order up to the number of places available. A special admission procedure for studding in Romania is required for non EU candidates. For non EU students the tuition is of 270 EURO per month for the whole duration of the academic year (i.e., 9 months= 2430 EURO or 2700 EURO including autumn exam session). Accommodation Upon request master students have ensured places in student’s dormitory: Scholarships Non-EU students can obtain scholarships for studying in Romania from their governments, from the Romanian Government or from other international organizations. Fees: If you apply for budget funded places, there are no fees for EU citizens, European Economic Space (EES) or Swiss Confederation. [-]

Post address
Lacul Tei Bvd., no. 122 - 124
sector 2

020396 RO
Location address
Lacul Tei Bvd., no. 122 - 124
sector 2

Bucharest, 020396 RO