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Department of Construction and Real Estate

HistoryThe engineering management education at the Southeast University was funded by old generation experts of engineering management Qian Kunrun and Du Xun in the seventies and eighties of the 20th century. The developing history of the department can be summarized as follows.

(1) Building Economics and Management program began to recruit graduate students in 1983;

(2)Building Economics and Management was permitted to confer master degrees in 1984, first batch of its kind in the nation;

(3) BuildingManagement Engineering began to recruit undergraduate students in 1986;

(4) The discipline of internal restructuring and Engineering Management were incorporated into Civil Engineering in 1992;

(5) BuildingManagement Engineering and Building Engineering were unified in undergraduate recruitment;

(6) The master program of Building Economics and Management passes through the quality assessment of Jiangsu Province in 1993;

(7) Management Science and Engineering was approved to establish a level 1 doctoral programandpostdoctoral mobile station in 1998;

(8) Independent recruitment of undergraduate students in Engineering Management was approve by the Ministry of Education in 1998

(9) The discipline of Engineering Management passed through the undergraduate assessment by the Project Management Professional Committee of the Ministry of Construction in 1999;

(10) Project Management Engineering began to recruit graduate students in 2000;

(11) Project Management was approved to confer Master of Engineering in 2003;

(12) The major of Engineering Management became the characteristic construction base of the Southeast University and Jiangsu Province in 2003;

(13) Civil Construction and Management was approved to confer Level 2 doctorate and master degree under the Level 1 discipline of Civil Engineering in 2004;

(14) Project management was approved to confer Master of Engineering in 2004;

(15) Engineering Management undergraduate program passed the second assessment of Project Management Professional Evaluation Committee of the Ministry of Construction in 2005;

(16) The discipline of Engineering Management became the first professional characteristic base of Jiangsu Province in 2006;

(17) Management Science and Engineering was awarded as a Jiangsu Province key discipline in 2006;

(18) “Engineering Contract Management” course became one of the “National Quality Courses” in 2008;

(19) Engineering Management undergraduate program passed the second assessment of the Project Management Professional Evaluation Committee of the Ministry of Construction in 2009;

(20) The undergraduate program of Engineering Management and the graduate program of Management Science & Engineering and Civil Construction & Management passed the course authentication of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in 2009;

(21) Engineering Management undergraduate program became one of the national characteristic and specialized construction bases in 2009;

 

Discipline constructionAfter 20 years of continuous development, the educational program of Engineering Management at the Southeast University is currently composed of two primary disciplines: Management Science & Engineering and Civil Engineering. It is entitled to confer bachelor, master and doctoral degrees. A postdoctoral mobile station is also being hosted. To be more specific, the discipline of Engineering Management is able to confer Bachelor degree in Engineering Management, Master degrees in Management Science & Engineering and Civil Engineering Construction & Management, Master of Engineering in Building & Civil Engineering and Project Management, and doctoral degrees in Management Science & Engineering, Civil Engineering Construction and Management.

At present, the department of Construction and Real Estate annually recruits around 50 undergraduate students, 50 regular master and engineering master students, 40 Ph.D students, and 6-10 postdoctoral scholars and visiting teachers.

 

Faculty :In In the department of Construction and Real Estate, there are 21 full-time faculty members in total including 7 full professors (35%) and 8 associate professors (40%). Around 70% of the full-time teachers own a doctoral degree. Cheng Hu, Li Qiming, Huang Anyong and a few others serves as a member in the Project Management Steering Committee of the Ministry of Construction, the Engineering Management Review Commission of the Ministry of Construction, Architectural Society of China, China Construction Industry Association, China Optimization Mathematics Overall Planning and Economic Research Association, China International Contractors Association, the Institute of Civil Engineering of Jiangsu Province, the various real estate economic research associations, and other academic and industrial associations. They typically work as executive directors, professional directors of Academic Committee, members, and consultants. They also serve as editorial board members of distinguished academic journals such as “building and economy”, “Construction Management and International Journal of Engineering. Most of the full-time teachers passed the qualifications of registered Supervision Engineer, Construction Engineer, Cost Engineer, Structural Engineer, Real Estate appraiser, Investment Consulting Engineers. They typically hold Ph.D degrees from prestigious domestic and overseas universities such as Southeast University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Nanjing University, Tongji University, Harbin Architecture University, Chongqing Architecture University.

 

Research institute:The department of Construction and Real Estate owns five research institutions, namely the institute of Construction and Real Estate, Project Management, Construction Management, Property Management, and Construction Technology. Major research areas include but not limited to construction of industry development, industry management, construction and large project management, construction technology of large complex structures, the real estate market issues, real estate development and management. The faculty members have undertaken 5 projects from     the National Natural Science Foundation, 1 project from the National Science and Technology Support Project, 15 projects from the Ministry of Construction, and more than 20 projects from provinces and ministers.

The department has won the State Science and Technology Progress Award, Jiangsu Science and Technology Progress Award, and more than 10 times Jiangsu Provincial Construction Technology Award.

Over the years, the department focuses on international exchange. It has constantly send its faculty members to the University of Maryland in the United States, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, University of Aichi in Japan and other famous universities for a 6 to 12 months period of study. It has also constructed constant international cooperation with universities in the United States, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong and other regions. A number of world famous scholars from the Queensland University of Technology, Nanyang Technological University, the World Bank have been invited for academic purposes.


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