The Department of Building and Thermal Engineering
The Department of Building and Thermal Engineering, based on the development of HVAC and Urban Gas Engineering disciplines, sets up the undergraduate major of "Building Environment and Energy Engineering", which is one of the advanced and key constructing majors in Beijing and one of the National Characteristic Disciplines. The program was founded in 1952, and began to recruit undergraduate students in 1977. In 1993, it began to recruit master's students in Heating, Gas Supply, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Engineering, and in 2019, it began to recruit doctoral students.
The department has 31 full-time teachers, of whom 29% are professors and 54.8% are associate professors. And 81.8% of the teachers with doctoral degrees are engaged in teaching and research.
From 1977 to 2019, the department has trained more than 760 master's degree students and more than 2,650 undergraduate students. Currently, there are 279 undergraduate students studying in department. In the past five years, the employment rate of undergraduates has been above 95%. Graduates have been mainly working in architectural design institutes and the companies and enterprises of construction and installation, heating, gas and real estate in Beijing.
The Department of Municipal Engineering
The Municipal Engineering Department undertakes undergraduate teaching in water science and engineering and the scientific research of municipal engineering. Among them, Water Science and Engineering is one of the earliest majors in BUCEA, dating back to 1948. The full-time undergraduates in Water Science and Engineering were recruited for the first time in 1977; in 2012, Beijing University of Architecture Civil Engineering (BUCEA) and Auburn University in the US jointly launched the "2+2" program for undergraduates of Water Science and Engineering. The Municipal Engineering Department was authorized to offer master degree program in 1993, and doctor degree program in 2018. In 2005, it passed the national evaluation of water science and engineering major in colleges and universities in China for the first time, and then passed the re-evaluation in 2010, 2015, and 2020.
At present, there are 17 full-time faculty members in the Municipal Engineering Department, including five professors, seven associate professors, and five lecturers. Most of them have overseas study experience or visiting-scholar experience in different countries, including the United States, the Netherlands, Japan, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. In recent years, the Municipal Engineering Department has published hundreds of papers, undertaken more than 100 fund projects, including projects supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China. We have trained a large number of undergraduates and graduate students, and gained a good reputation. Our faculty members have rich knowledge reserves and a good international perspective. Among them, Professor Xiaodi HAO also serves as a regional editor-in-chief at the famous international journal "Water Research".
The Department of Energy and Power Engineering
The Department of Energy and Power Engineering has 15 full-time teachers, including four professors, five associate professors, one associate researcher, and four lecturers. Among them, one is a postdoctoral researcher, and those holding doctoral degrees account for 93.3%. The department is mainly responsible for teaching the undergraduate courses of this major and Fluid Mechanics courses of the whole university. In addition, the department also undertakes the task of training master's candidates in the two disciplines of Civil Engineering and Architecture (Architectural Science and Technology). In 2011, the Energy and Power Engineering Major was approved for the Pilot Program in Training Excellent Engineers by the Ministry of Education.
In recent years, teachers of the Department of Energy and Power Engineering have presided over and completed several vertical and horizontal research projects, such as sub-projects of the National Key Research and Development Program, and the projects supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China and the Beijing Natural Science Foundation. They have also won the Second Prize of National Science and Technology Invention Award, and a few of provincial and ministerial level science and technology progress awards. Additionally, the teachers of the Department are actively involved in teaching reform and research, and they have published more than ten monographs and textbooks. They have guided students to participate in various national science and technology competitions for many times, and have won many awards.
The Department of Environmental Science and Engineering
The Department of Environmental Science and Engineering has a strong faculty, including 28 full-time teachers and three postdoctoral researchers, among whom 12 are professors and 29 have doctoral degrees. There are three undergraduate majors in the department, namely Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering and Environmental Ecological Engineering. The Environmental Engineering major has passed the Engineering Education Certification. The department has been authorized to offer master degree program in Environmental Science and Engineering (a first-level discipline) and Resources and Environment. The Doctor students in the interdisciplinary disciplines of environmental engineering and architectural heritage protection theory and technology have been admitted. The department has one national experimental teaching demonstration center, five provincial and ministerial scientific research bases, one provincial and ministerial excellent education team, and three provincial and ministerial academic innovation teams. It has formed distinctive features in rainwater control and utilization and sponge city, sustainable sewage treatment and resource utilization, new materials and technologies for environmental remediation, urban low-carbon development and climate governance.
The Center is affiliated to the School of Environmental and Energy Engineering of Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture, and is an important talent training base of the university. It was approved as the National Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center for Water Environment in 2013 and the National Virtual Simulation Experiment Center for Building Energy in 2015. The center mainly supports the experimental practice teaching of three national first-class majors and two Beijing Municipal first-class majors, and serves the practical teaching of 17 majors in six schools of the whole university.
There are 13 full-time teachers in the Center, including one professor and seven associate professors. The Center has edited seven textbooks and undertook more than ten scientific research projects at or above provincial or ministerial level. It has independently developed 70 sets of experimental teaching equipment, and has obtained more than 10 patents. There are nearly 200 experimental teaching projects, 55% of which are of comprehensive design and innovation.
The laboratories cover an area of 5,700 square meters with instruments and equipment of ￥130 million yuan, including 67 sets of large instruments and equipment of more than ￥0. 4 million yuan, meeting the requirements of research in the fields of building energy, energy conservation and water resources.