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Chongqing University English-taught Program for International Master and PhD Students

作者:土木工程学院  

发布者:廖志康  

日期 : 2018-09-26

Chongqing University

English-taught Program for

International Master and PhD Students


Major: Civil Engineering

Major Code: 081400

School: School of Civil Engineering


Graduate School of Chongqing University  

 

1. Objectives

Civil engineering is a profession that applies the basic principles of science, in conjunction with mathematical and computational tools, to solve practical problems associated with developing and sustaining civilized life. The School of Civil Engineering offers master of engineering and PhD in civil engineering degree programs. These programs are designed to train students with solid theoretical and systematic professional knowledge and the skills in the field of civil engineering. Student in this program will be able to:

  1. Learn fundamental theories, systemic professional knowledge and techniques of civil engineering;

  2. Understand current situation and future trend of the subject and the advanced development of relevant research fields;

  3. Have strong capability of using modern engineering analysis tools;

  4. Conduct independent and creative researches and effectively solve engineering practical problems.

 

2. Objects and Requirements

  1. Cultivating Objects: International students

  2. Requirement:

    All candidates for the degrees of master of engineering and PhD in civil engineering are required to consult their advisor. Candidates are also required to write a thesis and complete the required minimum course credits. The School of Civil Engineering expects our graduates to have:

    a)  an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;

    b)  an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;

    c)  an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints;

    d)  an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams;

    e)  an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;                                                                                                                                                          

    f)  an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice. 

     

3. Program Duration, Degree Awarded and Credit Requirement for Graduation

(1) Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering

  1. Program Duration: 2~3 years

  2. Degree Awarded: master of engineering in civil engineering

  3. Credit Requirement for Graduation

Total   course credits

Thesis

Total   credits

≥26

15

≥41

 (2) PhD in Civil Engineering

  1. Program duration: 3~4 years

  2. Degree Awarded: PhD in civil engineering

  3. Credit Requirement for Graduation

Total   course credits

Thesis

Total   credits

≥13

25

≥38

 

4. Course Requirements

Candidates of this English-taught program should complete two obligatory courses in Chinese Language and Chinese Culture.


5. Curriculum


(1) Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering

Course Type

Code

Course Name

Hours

Credits

Semesters

Note

Basic Course

G06003

Application of Mathematical Statistics

40

2.5

2018-2019
  Spring Semester

Compulsory

Basic Course

G06000

Numerical Analysis

45

3

2018-2019
  Fall Semester

Compulsory

Basic Course

G95004

Chinese Language

64

4

2018-2019
  Fall Semester

Compulsory

Basic Course

G97004

Chinese Culture

32

2

2018-2019
  Spring Semester

Compulsory

Professional Course

S16224

Structural Dynamics

32

2

2018-2019
  Fall Semester

Select eight in these ten courses

Professional Course

S16225

Elasticity and Plasticity

40

2.5

2018-2019
  Fall Semester

Professional Course

S16226

Advanced Soil Mechanics

32

2

2018-2019
  Fall Semester

Professional Course

S16232

Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures According   to Eurocode 2

16

1

2018-2019
  Fall Semester

Professional Course

S16227

Structural Wind Engineering

32

2

2018-2019
  Spring Semester

Professional Course

S16228

Advanced Theory in Steel Structure

24

1.5

2018-2019
  Spring Semester

Professional Course

S16229

Constitutive Model of Soils

32

2

2018-2019
  Spring Semester

Professional Course

S16230

Steel and Concrete Composite Structures

32

2

2018-2019
  Fall Semester

Professional Course

S16233

Excavation and Earth Retaining Systems

32

2

2018-2019
  Spring Semester

Professional Course

S16235

Introduction to Structural Wind Engineering

32

2

2018-2019
  Fall Semester

 

 

(2) PhD in Civil Engineering

Course Type

Code

Course Name

Hours

Credits

Semesters

Note

Basic Course

G95004

Chinese Language

64

4

2018-2019
  Fall Semester

Compulsory

Basic Course

G97004

Chinese Culture

32

2

2018-2019
  Spring Semester

Compulsory

Professional Course

S16224

Structural Dynamics

32

2

2018-2019
  Fall Semester

Select four in   these ten courses

Professional Course

S16225

Elasticity and Plasticity

40

2.5

2018-2019
  Fall Semester

Professional Course

S16226

Advanced Soil Mechanics

32

2

2018-2019
  Fall Semester

Professional Course

S16232

Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures According   to Eurocode 2

16

1

2018-2019
  Fall Semester

Professional Course

S16227

Structural Wind Engineering

32

2

2018-2019
  Spring Semester

Professional Course

S16228

Advanced Theory in Steel Structure

24

1.5

2018-2019
  Spring Semester

Professional Course

S16229

Constitutive Model of Soils

32

2

2018-2019
  Spring Semester

Professional Course

S16230

Steel and Concrete Composite Structures

32

2

2018-2019
  Fall Semester

Professional Course

S16233

Excavation and Earth Retaining Systems

32

2

2018-2019
  Spring Semester

Professional Course

S16235

Introduction to Structural Wind Engineering

32

2

2018-2019
  Fall Semester

 

6. Course Description

  1. Elasticity and plasticity

Course descriptionElasticity and plasticity is a well-established, graduate level course designed for mechanical, civil and materials engineers. The style adopted is very clear and the text gives very good explanations of complex ideas, such as slip line field theory. The contents are included Stresses and Strains, Two dimension problems in rectangular coordinates, strain energy method, Two dimension problems in curvilinear coordinates, Foundations of Plasticity, Elastoplastic Bending and Torsion, Plastic Analysis of Beams and Frames, Further Solutions of Elastoplastic Problems etc. The students major in civil engineering will grasp some fundamental theory of elasticity and plasticity after learning this course. The analytical methods could be used in the analysis of the strength and stiffness of a structure which is subjected to various loads. This course will build a foundation for further study of vibration, stability problems in structures.

Textbook

JagabanduhuChakrabarty, Theory of Plasticity, Wiley-Interscience, 2006.

Stephen P. Timoshenko, Theory of Elastic Stability, MCGRAW-HILL, 1970.

 

  1. Structures Dynamics

Course description: Dynamics of Structures is a compulsory course which plays an important role in civil engineering. The purpose of this course is to cultivate students’ scientific literacy in structural vibration. The degree of freedom, natural frequency, structural damping, Duhamel’s integral and response of vibration will be explained in details in the course. Students will be able to get a deep understanding of vibration analysis method such as mode decomposition and superposition. Furthermore, students’ ability to analyze structural dynamic behavior by using numerical tools and experimental test will be greatly improved according to the study of this course.

Textbook

Ray W. Clough, Dynamics of Structures, Computers & Structures, Inc., 1995.

 

  1. Advanced Theory in Steel Structure

Course description: Advanced Theory in Steel Structure is a fundamental module for potential postgraduate students from mainland China and Oversea. This module is dedicated to preparing postgraduate students with fundamental design philosophy, with experience of conceptual design of steel structures, training students with problem-solving skills in practical design and laying a good foundation for their professional career in structural engineering. Students will be prepared with basic knowledge in structural analysis of steel structures

Textbook

M.B. Wong, Plastic Analysis and Design of Steel Structures, BH Publishing, 2009.

 

  1. Excavation and Earth Retaining Systems

This course is compulsory for master students majored in Geotechnical Engineering and Underground Space Engineering. Through learning of this course, the following aspects should be learned: the art of the state for design and construction of retaining structures and braced excavation systems; the engineering design basis and standards for deep excavations; choice of excavation methods, design of retaining structures and bracing systems or anchors; excavation reinforcement scheme design; construction scheme design of excavation support; design and response calculation of retaining structures; design and construction of dewatering in excavation engineering.

 

Textbook:

Ou Chang-Yu. Deep Excavation: Theory and Practice. CRC Press. 2006.9

Handout compiled by lecturer

 

  1. Constitutive Model of Soils

Course description: This course is aimed at assisting postgraduate students to understand basic concepts of constitutive model and to enhancing the knowledge of constitutive model of soils. The yielding surface and plastic flow rule for soils will be introduced in this course. Soils are loose granules. The stress-strain behavior is highly nonlinear, which could be greatly influenced by the stress history and stress path. The description of the stress-strain relationship is called soil's constitutive model. The Cam-Clay plasticity model is proposed by the researchers of Cambridge University, which is the milestone of the modern constitutive model of soils. Some specific constitutive model considering the different kinds of influences were proposed, which enriched the soil's theory.

Textbook:

Andrew Schofield and Peter Wroth, Critical State Soil Mechanics,

 

  1. Structural Wind Engineering

Course description: This course is aimed at assisting postgraduate students to understand basic concepts of constitutive model and to enhancing the knowledge of constitutive model of soils. The yielding surface and plastic flow rule for soils will be introduced in this course. Soils are loose granules. The stress-strain behavior is highly nonlinear, which could be greatly influenced by the stress history and stress path. The description of the stress-strain relationship is called soil's constitutive model. The Cam-Clay plasticity model is proposed by the researchers of Cambridge University, which is the milestone of the modern constitutive model of soils. Some specific constitutive model considering the different kinds of influences were proposed, which enriched the soil's theory.

Textbook:

Andrew Schofield and Peter Wroth, Critical State Soil Mechanics,

 

  1. Steel and Concrete Composite Structures

Course description: The purpose of this course is dedicated to assisting postgraduate students to understand basic design philosophies and concepts of steel composite structures in design; developing the basic skills in engineering for problem-solving and structural analysis, establishing their experience in numerical simulation of composite steel structures for design practice. This course covers the following contents: design concepts and rationale for composite steel structures and steel framed reinforced structures, design of composite slabs, design of shear connections, design of composite beams and columns, design of composite connections.

Textbook:

Composite Structures of Steel and Concrete Beams, slabs, columns, and frames for buildings Third Edition),R.P. JOHNSONBlackwell Publishing2004

Eurocode 4 Part 1-1 (EC4-1-1) (2004), “Eurocode 4: Design of composite steel and concrete structures—Part 1-1: General rules and rules for buildings, BS EN 1994-1-1: 2004”, British Standards Institution, UK.

Designers’ Guide to Eurocode 4: Design of Composite Steel and Concrete Structures. EN 1994-1-1. (Second edition), R.P. Johnson. 978-0-7277-4173-8. Published: 2012.

 

  1. Advanced soil mechanics

Course description: This module is designed for postgraduate study majoring in geotechnical, structural, transportation, bridge and tunnel engineering. As it is an advanced module, the basic soil mechanics is the prerequisite module prior to the registration of the present module. The main content of this module cover several aspects namely: overview of soil mechanics, soil classification and behaviour, permeability and fluid flow, effective stress calculation, consolidation and settlement solutions, stress, strain, and strength of soil, lateral earth pressures and retaining wall design, slope stability analysis, bearing capacity and foundation design, elastic and elasto-plastic behavior of soil, critical state of soil, Cam Clay soil model. This module is devised to fist help the students identify the important aspects of soils which makes them different to other engineering materials, and then introduce concepts that allow the appropriate modelling of the behaviour of soils, especially pore water pressure, permeability, and the influence of void ratio on the engineering behaviour of soils. These elements in combination can then lead to the development of soil behavioural models including Cam Clay constitutive model. The final section of the course will show the application of soil models to solve practical problem including slopes, shallow foundations, and retaining walls.

Textbook:

Craig, R. F., Soil Mechanics Routledge, 2004

Wood, D.M., Soil Behaviour and Critical State Soil Mechanics, Cambridge University Press, 1990

 

7. Thesis

The candidates should choose the title of the thesis under the guide of the advisors. The opening report must be submitted before the end of the first year for master candidates and before the end of the second year for PhD candidates and approved by the advisors. Once the research project is finished, a master or PhD thesis based on which should be submitted. After approved by the advisors, the thesis must be reviewed by two reviewers. The oral defense organized by the supervisors will be held and 3-5 experts will form the oral defense group. Note that the supervisor cannot be the leader of the oral defense group.

 

8. Graduation and degree requirements

A candidate for master of engineering in civil engineering program who is required to submit a thesis must complete at least 15 course credits and the master’s thesis defense on time. Candidates can get the master degree after achieving the degree requirements.

A candidate for PhD in civil engineering program who is required to submit a thesis must complete at least 25 course credits and the PhD’s thesis defense on time. Candidates can get the PhD degree after achieving the degree requirements.