1.       STUDYING AT T.U.C.E.B. - General information about T.U.C.E.B

1.1   Address

1.2   A brief history

1.3   Structure

1.4   University Authorities

1.5   General description of the institution

1.6   University registration

1.7   The Academic Year

1.8   Fields of Study

1.9   Special Facilities


2.1   Public Transport

2.2   Healt Care


1. STUDYING AT T.U.C.E.B. - General information about T.U.C.E.B


1.1 Address:

124 Lacul Tei Boulevard, Bucharest 020396

Tel.:+40-21-242.12.08. , Fax:+40-21-242.07.81,  +40-21-242.11.61.



1.2 A brief history

Higher education in civil engineering in Romania came into being in 1818 with a School for Land Surveyors, which in 1864 became The School of Bridges and Roads, Mines and Architecture. It became The School of Bridges, Roads and Mines in 1867 and The National School of Bridges and Roads in 1888. In 1921 it turned into the Polytechnic School of Bucharest where civil engineers were trained in the Division of Civil Engineering, which was named The Faculty of Civil Engineering in 1938. As a result of the Education Reform in 1948, the Faculty of Civil Engineering separated from the Polytechnic School and became an independent higher education establishment called the Civil Engineering Institute Bucharest. In 1994 it adopted the present name - The Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest, the only Romanian university devoted entirely to engineering education in civil engineering and related fields.


1.3 Structure

There are six faculties at the T.U.C.E.B.:

            Faculty of Civil, Industrial and Agricultural Buildings

            Faculty of Hydrotechnics

            Faculty of Building Services

            Faculty of Railways, Roads and Bridges

            Faculty of Technological Equipment

            Faculty of Geodesy


The six faculties offer long term academic training (4 year) leading to the degree of engineer in 8 fields and 18 specialisations.


The Department of Engineering in Foreign Languages is a distinct unit of the University which offers engineering courses (4 year) with tuition in English and French in the field of Civil Engineering and only in French in the field of Building Services.


1.4 University Authorities

The supreme authority of the University is the University Senate comprising members of the teaching staff and students. The  University is headed by the Rector, the President of the Administrative Council and by three Vice-Rectors who are in charge of specific spheres of academic areas.

The supreme authority of a Faculty is the Faculty Council which is presided over by the Dean


1.5 General description of the institution

The University is housed in 14 buildings with a total area of 33 000m2 from which the teaching rooms cover 18 000m2, laboratories – 7,500m2 and offices – 7,000m2. The main campus of the University is located in the section of the town named Tei (Lime-tree) district. Four out of six faculties and the Department of  Engineering in Foreign Languages and Comunication are located here, as well as the Rectorate, the administrative units and the Civil Engineering Students’ Society. The Faculty of Buildings Services is located on Bulevardul Pache Protopopescu 66. A third site of the University, close to the center of the city is Calea Plevnei 59, comprising several buildings of the Faculty of Technological Equipment.


1.6. University registration

Romanian students, high-school graduates (secondary level education) are admitted for University courses following an entrance examination. The admission is made in the descending order of the average marks up to the number of places available as decided by the Ministry of Education and Research.

Foreign students are guided towards the different faculties of TUCEB.


1.7. The Academic Year

Semester l

1st October- 21st/22nd December: teaching weeks

22nd/23rd December- 6/7th January : Christmas Holiday

After the Christmas Holiday there are 2 further teaching weeks before the beginning of the exam session (4 week).

After the exam session there is a one week break.

Semester ll

About 1st March - 31st May

Easter Holiday (orthodox) - one week

Exam session - 4 weeks in June

Summer Holiday - July-September


1.8. Fields of Study

1.8.a.Undergraduate studies

Since 2005, the Romanian higher education in engineering belonging to the “continental” system present in many European countries offers undergraduate degree programmes, with a nominal duration of 4 year.

There are also postgraduate programmes at TUCEB, leading to a Diploma of Master of Science in Engineering ( 1 – 1 ˝ year)  and to the Doctor of Science in Engineering degree.


Fields of study and degree programmes



Field of study

Degree programme (specialization)

Academic unit offering the degree programme

1. Civil Engineering

1.       Civil, Industrial and Agricultural Buildings

2.       Urban Engineering and Regional Development 

3.       Hydrotechnical Works and Structures

4.       Sanitary Engineering and Environmental   Protection

5.       Railways, Roads and Bridges

6.       Metropolitan Transportation Infrastructure

7.       Civil Engineering (in English)

8.       Civil Engineering (in French)









2. Building Services

9.       Building Services

10.   Installations and Equipment for Atmospheric Protection

11.   Building Services (in French)




3. Mechanical  Engineering

12.   Construction Machinery

13.   Construction Engineering  and management of  technological resources



4. Geodesy

14.   Territorial Measurements and Cadastre


5. Engineering Economics

15.   Construction  Engineering  and Management


6. Environment Engineering

16.   Environment Engineering


7. System Engineering

17.   Automatics and Computer Science Applied to Constructions



8. Applied Foreign Languages

18.  Translation and Interpretation




In the academic year 1994-1995 a sixth year was introduced, devoted to advanced studies. These studies are open to the best of the graduates of the 5th year programme (up to 20% of graduates).

The year of advanced studies comprises two semesters of 14 weeks each, with 14 contact hours per week. After academic year 2008 ‑ 2009, the advanced studies  become master’s degree studies of 1 – 1.5 year (60 – 90 credits). 

The following specializations for advanced studies are offered by the programme of the Technical University of Civil Engineering of Bucharest:



Specializations of advanced studies

1.Civil engineering

1.       Advanced Structural Analysis

2.       Building Structure Engineering

3.       Special Technologies for Buildings

4.       Geotechnical Engineering

5.       Construction Engineering

6.       Building Management

7.       Environmental Engineering

8.       Highway and Airport Engineering

9.       Railway Engineering for High Speed Trains

10.   Bridges and Underground Works

2.Building services

11.   Thermal Engineering for Building Services

12.   Electrical Engineering for Building Services

13.   Hydraulic Engineering for Building Services

14.   Building Services Management

15.   Atmospheric Protection Engineering

3. Mechanical engineering

 16. Dynamics of Construction Machines

 17. Automatization and Robotization of Technological Construction Processes

 18. Production Engineering for Technological Equipment

 19. Recycling and Recovering Engineering for Building Materials 

4. Geodesy

 20. Geographic Information Systems

 21. Three-dimensional Systems of Measurement and Positioning


Advanced studies are concluded with the presentation and defense of a dissertation. By completing successfully the year, the candidate receives a diploma of advanced studies.



The Technical University of Civil Engineering of Bucharest offers doctorate studies in the following fields:


1. Statics, Dynamics and Stability of Structures

2. Strength of Materials, Elasticity and Plasticity

3. Earthquake Engineering and Safety of Structures

4. Buildings

5. Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering

6. Reinforced Concrete Structures

7. Steel Structures

8. Hydraulic Structures

9. Hydraulics and Fluid Mechanics

10. Water Supply, Sewerage and Waste Water Treatment

11. Land Reclamation

12. Roads and Airfields

13. Railways

14. Construction Management

15. Building Materials

16. Building Services

17. Heat Engineering

18. Machines, Apparatus and Electric Control

19. Electrotechnics

20. Construction Machines and Equipment

21. Technical Mechanics and Vibrations

22. Geodesy, Cartography, Photogrammetry and Remote  Sensing

23. Machine Construction Engineering


1.9. Special Facilities



The Library is of encyclopaedic structure possessing books from almost all fields of human knowledge. The greatest part (85%) includes science and technical books, about 525,000 closely connected with the degree programmes offered by the University. There are 8 libraries possessing book funds, distributed among all faculties and departments of the University.





Computing Service:

The University has ten networks, one for each faculty and department with over 500 terminals. A cluster of workstations provides CAD facilities.

Foreign language teaching units:

Five audio-visual laboratories offer facilities for the study of 8 different languages (English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Italian and Japanese– for foreign students - Romanian).


The University has halls of residence for 2,400 students, with an area of 35,000m2 and a canteen seating 500 students with an area of 3,000m2 . Romanian as well as foreign students are offered accommodation in campuses, in rooms with 2, 3 and 4 beds. The cost of accommodation is aprox. 200 USD/month.

Sport and recreation:

Two gymnasia and four sports grounds (basketball, volleyball etc) belong to the university. A student club on the premises of the Faculty of Building Services houses music and artistic events, taking advantage of a 400-seat hall.



2.1. Public Transport

On Arrival in Romania


From Otopeni Airport to T.U.C.E.B.:        Taxis or Airport Bus 782- to the centre (Piata Unirii)

From the centre to T.U.C.E.B.:                Taxis or Tram 16 from Piata Sf. Gheorghe

From Gara de Nord:                               Taxis, Buses 182, 282, 66 to University


2.2. Health Care

According to each student I.D.- Romanian as well as foreign students are granted health care free of charge, at University Clinics as well as the University Hospital in Bucharest.



Area:                1,521 km2 (divided into 6 districts and Ilfov county).

Population:      2,354,510 (census 1992). One of the largest and most important cities SE Europe.

Location:         In the south of the country (near parallel 450 and meridian 250, in the Romanian Plain, on the rivers Dimbovita and Colentina, at 70-90 m alt.).

History:            The city dates from the 14th century and is recorded in writing for the first time in 1459 as residence of Prince Vlad the Impaler. Capital of Wallachia in the 17th-19th centuries, then of Romania since 1862. The most important political, economic, cultural-scientific and educational centre of Romania, the main communication junction with 8 main railways lines and 9 thoroughfares converging on it. Large parks, a lot of museums and monuments and over 300 churches.



Area: 237,500 km2


Neighbours:                             Hungary, Ukraine, Moldova, the Black Sea, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia.

Population:                              22,810,035 (census 1992); Romanians - 89.4%, ethnic minorities - 10.6%.

Religion:                                  Orthodox - 86.8% , Roman-Catholic - 5.0% , Reformed - 3.5% .

Administrative division:           40 counties and Bucharest Municipality, 206 owns, 2,688 communes.

Main cities:                              Constanta (351,000), Iasi (344,000), Timisoara (334,000), Cluj (329,000), Galati (326,000), Brasov (324,000).

Official languages:                  Romanian, a Romance language.

State organization:                  Republic. Two-Chamber Parliament for a 4-year term, a President elected by universal vote for 5 year.


Supplementary information for foreign students

Undergraduate studies (4-year programmes)




The documents required for the for the admission of foreign citizens for undergraduate studies are:

·         a copy of the High School graduation Diploma;

·         a copy of the birth certificate;

·         a medical certificate.


There is no entrance examination. The university studies are to be followed in English or in French. If university studies are to be followed in Romanian, a preparatory year is mandatory for studying Romanian language and improving knowledge in some basis sciences (mathematics, physics). If the applicant wants to study in a foreign language (English or French) at the Department of Engineering in Foreign Languages, he/she must pass a language proficiency test. Ask the “Application for the issuance of lettre of acceptance to studies” from e-mail: or by fax: + 40 21 242 07 81

Tuition fee


The tuition fee is of 320 USD per month for the whole duration of the academic year (10 months), including practical stages and examination sessions. The costs for accommodation and meals are not included.

Applicants should sent the documents required and the application to the International Office of the University.  Foreign students involved in exchange programmes with T.U.C.E.B.  pay tuition to their home university.