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School of Architecture and Urban Planning of Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture has a profound foundation and a complete undergraduate and graduate education system. It is located in the Xicheng Campus of BUCEA (No. 1, Zhanlanguan Road, Xicheng District, Beijing). Architecture major is a national characteristic major. The Architecture major passed the national professional evaluation in 1996, and won the national professional evaluation review (Effective for 6 years) in 2019. Urban and Rural Planning and Design passed the National Professional Assessment in 2011, and the Urban and Rural Planning passed the National Professional Assessment in 2019 (Effective for 6 years). BUCEA is the second university of its type in China that has set up the major of Historic Building Preservation Engineering (2012). In 2012, it was authorized to offer doctoral program in Historic Building Preservation Engineering. In 2014, it launched a postdoctoral program. In 2018, Architecture was approved as a first-lever discipline to offer doctoral program.

At the school, the interdisciplinary disciplines of architecture, architecture (professional degree), urban and rural planning, urban planning (professional degree), landscape architecture, design, industrial design engineering and architectural heritage conservation are offered. At the same time, the majors of architecture, urban and rural planning, landscape architecture, historic building conservation engineering, environmental design, industrial design (enrollment stopped in 2020) have been set up. In 2019, Architecture major was approved as a national first-class undergraduate program. In 2019, the school's architecture discipline was approved as the first-class discipline in Beijing. In 2019, Urban and Rural Planning was approved as a first-class major in Beijing.

In recent years, the school has established a national experimental center for virtual simulation of construction process, Beijing key laboratories of green building and energy saving technologies, Beijing municipal innovation practice teaching centers, and a talent training base for the National Cultural Heritage Administration, focusing on "Future Urban Design", "Green and Energy-saving Building", "Cultural Heritage Protection" and "Digital Analog Design". The School of Architecture has established good cooperative relations with architecture schools in the United States, Britain, Germany, Japan, Italy, Australia and other countries, as well as in Hong Kong SAR and Taiwan region. The school has a strong academic atmosphere and a team of teachers with leading professional qualities. Taking "solid foundation, wide caliber, strong ability and high quality" as the main principal for talent training and "based on the capital, facing the whole country, relying on the construction industry, serving urban and rural construction" as the goal of school running, the school aims to cultivate high-level talents to serve the needs of urban and rural construction.



Department

Department of Architecture

Established in 1980, the Department of Architecture at Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture (BUCEA) was one of the earliest institutions in China to offer architectural education and to conduct related scientific research. Faculty at the Department include both scholars and practicing architects who graduated from leading universities and were committed to the integration of scholarship and design excellence. Now there are 40 full-time teachers, including 10 professors, 11 associate professors and 19 assistant professors and instructors. The Architecture Program at BUCEA has been officially recognized as the National Characteristic Major and the National First-class Major, and won the First Prize of National Teaching Achievement. Since 1996 the Architecture Program for 5-year undergraduate and 3-year postgraduate study had successfully passed the assessment by the National Architectural Education Evaluation Committee six times. Specially, in 2012 and 2019, it was accredited at the top level with a validity period of 6 years.

The Department provides a multidisciplinary curriculum emphasizing design methodology, architectural theory and criticism, traditional culture, model-making skills and digital tools of software. Undergraduate education is oriented to train students with professional skills of architecture and urban design, historical building conservation, green energy-saving technology, virtual simulation and digital technology, etc. Postgraduate programs (both Master of Architecture and PhD in Architecture) included five research fields: architectural history and theory, building heritage conservation, architectural design and its theory, urban design, and architectural technologies. The research programs provide necessary resources for students with an interest in focused areas of study on topics of growing importance to Beijing and the country.

The Department has closely collaborated, in teaching and research, with the Beijing Urban Design Innovation Center for Future Cities -- a leading design think tank established by the Beijing Municipal Government in 2016. The Department offers students a variety of opportunities for international and national study tours and workshops that take design studios to sites of Asian and European and American cities, and also hosts undergraduate and postgraduate academic exchange programs with Tsinghua University and other global leading universities and research institutions.

Department of Urban and Rural Planning

BUCEA, which is jointly built by Beijing Municipality and the Ministry of Housing and Urban Rural Development, is the only architectural university in Beijing. In 1984, we enrolled master's degree students. In 2001, we enrolled undergraduates and in 2007 we enrolled postgraduates. [W用1] In 2017, the discipline evaluation was B-, the postgraduate education passed the evaluation twice, and the undergraduate education evaluation was approved as excellent in 2019.

The discipline is aimed at serving Beijing as well as the whole country. The strengths of the discipline are: rural heritage protection and development planning, urban and rural planning and urban design, urban and rural ecological environment and infrastructure planning.

The department has 12 provincial and ministerial level scientific research platforms, including Beijing Future Urban Design High-tech Innovation Center, one national-level experimental center and grade A planning and design institute. Ten off-campus training bases have been built with China Academy of Urban Planning and Design and Beijing Municipal Institute of City Planning and Design. A first-class discipline has also been built with Tsinghua University.

This discipline cultivates high-end talents with international vision and innovative thinking, who are competent for the complex and comprehensive work of urban and rural planning, construction and management, and have interdisciplinary research ability.

Landscape Architecture

The Department of Landscape Architecture of Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture (BUCEA) has a long history and tradition. Since Landscape Architecture was upgraded to a first-class discipline in 2011, BUCEA's MLA program was approved. In 2013, BUCEA’s BLA program began to recruit undergraduates. The BUCEA’s Landscape Architecture relies on the advantages on trinity human settlements disciplines, and takes ecological civilization construction of Beijing as the main goal to cultivate innovative talents with international vision, excellent professional quality, strong comprehensive ability and firm political belief in landscape architecture planning, design, construction, management, decision-making and other fields. Facing China's problems, China's road and China's practice, the Department of Landscape Architecture focuses on serving the construction of the Capital's human settlement environment, and forms our connotation within the characteristics of China's new era, the capital region and BUCEA. Focusing on cutting-edge innovation, professional-based research and teaching, integration of disciplines and global vision, BUCEA strive to build a well-known and unique landscape architecture discipline.

Historic Building Preservation Engineering

The Department of Historic Building Conservation was established in 2012. It is an emerging major that is based on architecture, involves the humanities, history and engineering technology disciplines, and studies the theories, methods and technologies of architectural heritage protection. It has a strong practical application and cross-integration nature. It aims to cultivate professional leaders and future pioneers who have not only the basic knowledge and skills of architecture, but also the systematic mastery of the theoretical system and application methods of heritage protection, as well as international vision and innovative thinking.

The Department of Historic Building Conservation has ten full-time teachers, among whom, seven have senior titles and nine hold doctoral degrees.

This major has a complete education and teaching system, including undergraduate, masters’ and doctoral degree programs. It will cultivate students' comprehensive literacy from the perspectives of culture and technology, theory and practice, history and future, and other diversified, comprehensive and innovative perspectives, broadening their vision. This will help students lay a solid foundation for employment, studying abroad, and further studies pursuing master's or doctoral degrees, equipping graduates with sound knowledge foundation and broad development prospects.


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Faculty

Courses

Environmental Design

Course Type

Course Attribute

Course Title

Credits

Total Class Hour


General education courses





Compulsory


Thought Morals   Accomplishment and Basic Law

3

48

The Outline of the Modern Chinese History

3

48

The Generality of Basic Principle of Marxism

3

48

Introduction to Mao Zedong Thoughts and Theoretical System of   Socialism with Chinese Characteristics

5

80

Situation   and Policy(1-4)

2

32

College   Student Occupation Career and Development Planning

1

16

The   Mental Health of College Students

1

16

English(1-2)

6

128

College English   Training1-4

2

32

College English   Training5-8

2

32

Physical Education(1-4)

4

120

Introduction to Computational Thinking

1.5

56

Subtotal

33.5

656

Core

Architectural Art and Urban Design

2

32

Philosophical Vision & Humanistic Quality

2

32

Innovation and Entrepreneurship & Social Development

2

32

Ecological Civilization & Smart Science and Technology

2

32


Engineering   Practice

1-8

Compound   Culture

1-8

Course Type


Course Attribute

Course Title

Credits

Total Class Hours

Basic courses by main category


Compulsory

Descriptive   Geometry

2

36

Design   Basics (1)

5.5

88

Fine   Art (1)

4

64

Introduction   to Design

1

16

Design   Basics (2)

5.5

88

Construction   of Traditional Architectural Decoration

1.5

24

Design   Drawing Basics

1.5

24

Fine   Art (2)

3

48

Digital Design (   Introduction)

0.5

8

Design   Thinking and Expression

1

16

Engineering   Surveying

1

16

Subtoal

26.5

428

Optional


Environmental   Psychology

1

16

Landscape   Plants and Application

1

16

Thematic   of Professional Color Design

1

16

Architectural   Mathematics

1

16

Digital   Design (Graphic Design and Layout Design)

1

16

Digital   Design(CadSketch)

1

16

Fine   Art (3)

2

32

Model   Making

1

16

Architectural   Photography

1

16

Fine Art (4)

2

32

Digital Design(Building Information   Model)

1

16

Landscape Ecology

1

16

Project Development and Economy

1

16

Document Retrieval and Scientific   Writing

1

16

Subtotal

18

288

Major core courses

Compulsory

Ergonomics

1

16

History of Chinese and Foreign Design

1

16

Architectural Design and Principles 1   (Small Residential Buildings and Residential Environment Design)

3.5

56

Environmental Design and Principle 2 (Commercial   Office Environment Design)

3.5

56

Environmental Design and Principle 3 Relics and Museology Display Environment Design

3.5

56

Environmental Design and Principle 4Comprehensive Space Environment Design

3.5

56

Subtotal

16

256

Course Type


Course Attribute

Course Title

Credits

Total Class Hours

Major-Field courses

Compulsory

Materials and Structures

1.5

24

Introduction to Environmental   Technology

1.5

24

Lighting Design

1

16

Subtotal

4

64

Optional

Traditional   Decoration Design

1.5

24

Public   Art Design

1

16

Furniture   Design

1.5

24

Landscape   Planning and Design

1

16

Visual   Communication Design

1.5

24

Display   Design

1

16

Furnishing   Design

1.5

24

Traditional   and Modern Design

1

16

Interior Design   Principles

1

16

Specialty   English

1

16

Chinese   Traditional Techniques (Protection and Inheritance)

1

16

Landscape   Planning and Design Principles

1.5

24

Chinese Traditional   Settlement Spaces Seminar

1

16

Green Building   Technology Seminar

1.5

24

Introduction of Urban Design

1.5

24

Landscape Site Design

1.5

24

Subtoal

20

320

Course Type

Course Title

Credits

Total Class Hours

In-Class

Enrolment   Education



Situation   and Policy(5-8)

0

0

Military   Theory

2

36

Military   Training

2

112

Week of Design Basics (1)

2

40

Week of Design Basics (2)

1

20

Week of Chinese Traditional   Construction

1

20

Professional   Cognitive Practice

1

20

Fine   Arts Practice

2

40

Architectural   Design Principles (1)Special Weeks

1

20

Public Art Design Special Week

1

20

Innovative Design Project Internship

1

20

Material and Construction Practice

2

40

Environmental   Design and Principle1 Special   Weeks

1

20

Special   Week for Landscape Planning and Design

1

20

Planting   Landscape Design Practice

1

20

The   Traditional Architectural Decoration of Surveying and Mapping

2

40

Environmental Design and Principle2Special Weeks

1

20

Display Design Special Week

1

20

Professional   Color Design Practice

1

20

Practice   of Chinese Traditional Construction Skill

2

40

Environmental Design and Principle4Special Weeks

1

20

Traditional Technology and Modern   Design Special Week

1

20

Environmental   Design Study Internship

1

20

Environmental   Design Engineering Cognition Practice

2

40

Environment   Design Business Practice

8

160

Graduation   Practice

2

40

Graduation Design

8

160

Subtotal

49

1048

Out-Class

Innovative   Practice and Scientific Research Training

Environmental   Design Innovation Design Competition

2


Subtotal

2


ArchitectureUrban Design

Course Type

Course Attribute


Course Title


Credits

Total Class Hour



















General education courses















Compulsory

Thought Morals Accomplishment and Basic Law


3


48  

The Outline of the Modern Chinese History


3


48  

The Generality of   Basic Principle of Marxism


3


48  

Introduction to Mao Zedong Thoughts and   Theoretical System of the Socialism with Chinese   Characteristics



5



80  

Situation and Policy(1-4)


2


32  

College Student Occupation Career and Development Planning


1


16  

The   Mental health of College Students


1


16  

English(1-2)

6

128

College English Training(1-4)


2


32  

College English Training(5-8)  


2


32  

Physical   Education(1-4)

4

120

Introduction to Computational Thinking


1.5  


56  

Subtotal

33.5

656




Core

Architechtural Art and Urban Design

2

32

Philosophical Logic & Humanistic Quality  

2

32

Innovation and Entrepreneurship & Social Development

2

32

Ecological Civilization & Smart Science and Technology

2

32

Optional

Engineering practice type

1-8

Inter-disciplinary cultivation type

1-8


Course Type

Course Attribute


Course Title


Credits

Total Class Hours
























General education courses












Compulsory

Advanced   Mathematics(C)


3


48  

Descriptive   Geometry B


2


36

Fine Art   (1)


4


64  

Primary Architectural   Design

(1)  


5.5  


88

The Introduction of Archutecture


1


16

Fine Art   (2)


3


48

Primary Architectural Design (2)


7


112

Architectural Drawing and Shadow & Perspective


1.5  


24

Architectural   Mechanics


3


48

Subtoal

30

484













Optional

Model   Making


1


16

Architectural   Mathematics


1


16

Fine   Art(3)


2


32  

Environmental   Psychology


1


16

Digital Design (Foundation of Modeling and Drawing)


1


16

Digital Design (Graphic Design

and   Layout Design)


1


16

Fine Art(4)  


2


32

Digital Design (Virtual

Technology)


1


16

Architectural Photography


1


16  

Professional Colour Design Seminar


1


16



Professional English for Architecture


1


16

Art   History Seminar


1


16

Digital Design (Architectural Information   Modeling & Physical

Environment   Simulation)



1



16

Document Retrieval and Scientific Writing


1


16

Project Development and Economy



1



16

Subtotal

17

272  





Major core courses






Compulsory

Architectural Design (1)


7


112  

Architectural   Design (2)


7


112  

Architectural Design(3)


7


112  

Architectural Design & Urban Design(1)


7


112  

Architectural Design & Urban Design(2)


6


96

Architectural Design & Urban Design(3)


7


112  

Subtoal


41


656

Course Type

Course Attribute


Course Title


Credits

Total Class Hours
























Major Orientation

























Compulsory

Public Building Design Principles


1.5


24

Building   Materials


1


16

Architectural Construction (1)


1.5  


24

History   of Foreign Architecture

(Ancient) 


1.5


24

Interior   Design Principles


1


16

History   of Foreign Architecture

(Modern)


1.5


24

Building Structure (1)


1.5


24

Architectural Construction (2)


1.5


24

Introduction of Methods for Architectural Design


1


16

Building   Structure (2)


1.5  


24

Building Physical Environment (Thermal Engineering)


1.5


24

History of Chinese   Architecture


1.5


24

Building Physical Environment (Optical)


1.5


24

Green Building Design Principles


1.5  


24

Introduction   of Urban Design


1


16

Building   Structure(3)


1


16

Urban Design Priciples and Methods


1


16

Building Physical Environment (Acoustics)


1.5


24

Building Service System (Water Supply, Heating, Electricity)



1.5



24

Basic   Knowledge for Professional Practice of Architects 


1.5


24

Residential   Building Design Principles


1.5


24

Urban   Planning Principles


1.5


24

Subtotal

30

480























Optional

Chinese and Foreign Urban Construction History


1


16

Architectural   Theory Seminar


1


16

Landscape Planning and Design Principles


1


16

Chinese Traditional Settlement Spaces Seminar


1


16

The Details of Ancient Chinese Architecture Study on   Royal Official Order of Ming and Qing Dynasty: Historic Buildings



1



16

Urban Underground Space Planning and   Design


1


16

Green Building Technology Seminar


1


16

Preservation of Historic Cities and Buildings Seminar


1


16

Architectural Construction (3)


1


16

Humanized Urban Public Space Seminar


1


16

Healthy   Urban Design Seminar


1


16

Architectural Programming & Post Occupancy   Evaluation


1


16

Building Disaster Prevention and Safety


1


16

Urban   Ecology


1


16

Subtotal

14

224

Course Type


Course Title


Credits


























In-Class

Military Theory

2

Military Training

2

Situation and Policy(5-8)


-

Primary Architectural Design Week (1)


2

Architectural   Mechanics Practice


1

Field   Work for Fine Art


2

Primary Architectural Design Week (2)


2

Architectural Design Week (1)


2

Building   Materials Practice


1

Architectural Construction Practice (1)


2

Architectural Design Week (2)


2

Architectural Construction

Practice   (2)


1

Building   Structure Practice (1)


1

Building   Construction Practice


1

Architectural   Design Week (3)


2

Building   Structure Practice (2)


1

Architectural Design Practice (Detail Design)


1

Building   Physics Practice


1

Digital   Design Practice


1

Building   Structure Practice (3)


2

Architectural Design Week (4)


2

Green Building Technology Practice


1


Architectural   Design Week (5)


2

Building   Service System Practice


1

Architectural Construction Practice (3)


1

Architectural Construction Practice (Historical Building

Survey)  



2

Architectural   Design Week (6)


2

Architectural Design Practice(Quick Design)


2

Architectural Design Practice(Site Design)


1

Professional Practice for Architects + Evaluation


8

Graduation   Design Field Work


2

Graduation Design


8

Subtotal

61





Out-Class

Innovation practice and scientific research   training

Architectural Perception and Innovation Practice



1

Architectural Professional Innovation

Activities



1

Subtotal

2