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

1.1 Address:

124 Lacul Tei Boulevard, Bucharest 72302

Tel.:1-242.12.08. , Fax:1-312.07.81.

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 went on to 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 the Division of Civil Engineering, which was named The Faculty of Civil Engineering in 1938. As a result of 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. In1994 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.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(5 years) leading to the degree of engineer(equivalent to a M.S. degree) in 6 fields and 13 specialisations.

The Department of Civil Engineering is one distinct unit of the University which offers complete(5 years) engineering courses in English and French in the field of Civil Engineering and in French in the field of Building Services.

The University College of Civil Engineering offers academic training of three years, leading to the degree of sub-engineer(equivalent to a B.S. degree)in 4 fields and 9 specialisations.

1.4 University Authorities

The supreme authority of the University is the University Council comprising members of the teaching staff and students. The Council is presided over by the Rector who administers all university activities and represents it outside. The Rector is assisted by four Vice-Rectors who are in charge of particular spheres of school functions.

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 witch 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). Five out of six faculties, the Department of Civil Engineering and the University College of Civil Engineering operate in the Tei campus. Also situated here are the Rectorate, administrative units and the Civil Engineering Students Society.The Faculty of Buildings Services is located at 66 Boulevard Carol l. A third location of the University, close to the center of the city, is at 59 Calea Plevnei, comprising several units of the Faculty for 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 according to the decreasing order of average marks within the number of places available as decided by the Ministry of Education.

Foreign students are oriented towards the different faculties of TUCB.

1.7. The Academic Year

Semester l

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

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

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

After the exam session there is a one week break.

Semester ll

Approx I-st March - 31-st 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

Civil engineering

- Civil , Industrial and Agricultural Buildings

- Urban Engineering, Town Development and Management

- Hydraulic Structures

- Sanitary Engineering and Environmental Protection

- Railways, Roads and Bridges

Building Services

- Building Services

- Installations and Equipment for Atmospheric Protection

Mechanical Engineering

- Construction Machinery

- Construction Engineering and Mechanisation


- Geodesy

- Land Cadastre

Engineering Economics

- Construction Engineering and Management

Applied Sciences

- Engineering Mathematics

Civil Engineering

- Construction Engineering

- Municipal Engineering

- Construction and Exploitation of Hydraulic Works

- Road and Bridges

- Railways and Tunnels

- Construction Economics and Management

Building Services

- Building Services

Mechanical Engineering

- Construction Mechanisation


- Surveying

        1.8.b. Postgraduate studies

Civil Engineering

- Advanced Structural Analysis

- Structures

- Geotechnical Engineering

- Construction Engineering

- Structural Analysis for Hydraulic Structures

- Hydroinformatics

- Optimisation of the Exploitation of Municipal Works

- Highway and Airfield Engineering

- Railway Engineering for High Speed Trains

- Bridges and Underground Works

Building Services

-Thermal Engineering for Building Services

- Electrical Engineering for Building Services

- Hydraulic Engineering for Building Services

Mechanical Engineering

- Dynamics of construction machines

- Automatisation and recycling engineering for building materials


- Information systems for land

- Tridimensional systems of measurement and positioning

The Technical University of Civil Engineering of Bucharest offers doctorate studies in 23 areas.


1.9. Special Facilities

Library : It is of an encyclopaedic structure, possessing books from almost all fields of human knowledge. The total number of books is about 525,000.

Computing Service : The University has six networks, one for each faculty, over 100 terminals. A cluster of workstations provides CAD facilities.

Foreign language teaching units : Five audio-visual laboratories offer facilities for the study of 7 different languages.

Accommodation : The University has halls of residence for2,455 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 varies every year according to the USD exchange rate.

Sport and recreation ; Two gimnasia, four sports grounds. A student club on the premises of the Faculty of Building Services, for 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.B. :Taxis - cost approximately $15-$20

Airport Bus 782- to the centre(Piata Unirii)

From the centre to T.U.C.B. : Taxis - approx. $3 - $4

Tram 16 from Piata Sf. Gheorghe

From Gara de Nord to T.U.C.B.: Taxis - $4 - $5 (Fix price before you leave)

Buses 182, 282

Tram 34 till Lizeanu Station, than tramway 16

2.2. Medical assistance

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




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

Population: 2,354,510 (census 1992). One of the largest and most important cities in E and 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 sq km.

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

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

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

Urban population: 54.3%

Population by age groups: 5,180,000(0-14years) , 13,900,000(15-59years) , 3,700,000(60 years and over)

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

Main cities: Constanta(351,000), Iasi(344,000), Timisoara(334,000), Cluj(329,000), Galati(326,0000, Brasov(324,000).

Official languages: Romanian, the eastermost Romance language.

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