The History of Department of Civil Engineering in AUT

The establishment of the Department of Civil Engineering coincided with the foundation of Amirkabir University in 1959, but its activities goes back to 1952 as the Institute of Road and Construction Engineering. Later on, in 1984, it was renamed to the Department of Civil and Environment Engineering in order to involve in environmental aspects of civil projects. It offers courses at the B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels in the fields of structural engineering, earthquake engineering, water engineering, geotechnical engineering, road and transportation engineering, environmental engineering, and construction management. The department has over 40 academic staff and a large body of supporting staff. Currently, over 500 students are pursuing undergraduate studies, approximately 260 students are studying Master of Science, and 60 doctoral students are pursuing studies in the above-mentioned fields. Civil Engineering Department consists of eight academic groups of Construction Management, Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Highway and Transportation Engineering, Hydraulics, Structure, Earthquake Engineering, and Water Resources Engineering. The teaching courses comprise lectures, tutorials, design, projects, seminars and laboratory works. The balance between the classical subjects and exposure to innovative thinking produces students who are respected and sought after in the country's construction industry such as roads, buildings, bridges, tunnels, reservoirs, water treatment and supply, as well as environmental aspects of these civil works.
The main core of faculty of civil engineering has been founded in 1952, even before formal establishment of Tehran Polytechnic (former name of Amirkabir University of IRAN) under the title of Civil Engineering Institute offering a 4 years course for students entitled this faculty as second ever established center in its kind after University of Tehran. Later on 1958 along with foundation of Tehran Polytechnic the Faculty of civil Engineering has been formed and commenced its new educational activities within 4 departments consisting of Structural & Building Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Urban Design Engineering & Transportation & Traffic engineering.
Currently this faculty continues its mission under the title of Faculty of Civil and environmental Engineering. The above mentioned brief introduction sheds more light on the important role of this faculty to train specialists in the field of civil engineering in IRAN.
·     Number of Students in Faculty of Civil and Environment Engineering
Total number of graduate students300
Total number of post gradate students(Master)380
Total Number (PhD)70
Important Point:
Since Amirkabir University of technology is considered to be among top 3 industrial universities in IRAN, all above mention students are those who achieved highest ranks among hundred thousands of applicants in Iranian nation-wide graduate and post-graduate university entrance examinations
·  Number of Academic Members of Faculty of Civil engineering
Assistant Professor20
Associated Professor9
·  Current Active Laboratories:
*      Laboratory of Soil Mechanic and Dynamic
*      Laboratory of Rock Mechanic
*      Laboratory of Road Paving Engineering
*      Laboratory of Concrete and Structural Material
*      Laboratory of Environment and Chemical property of Material
*      Laboratory of Hydraulic Engineering
*      National Laboratory of Earthquake and Structural Engineering
·  Research Centers:
*      Research center of Concrete Technology and Durability
*      Research center of Surveying Engineering and GPS
*      Environment Research Center
·     Post Graduate Disciplines:
*      Water Resource Engineering
*      Geotechnical Engineering
*      Road and Transportation Engineering
*      Earthquake Engineering
*      Structural Engineering
*      Hydraulic Engineering
*      Environmental Engineering
*      Construction Management Engineering
·     Educational Department
*      Water (including Hydraulic of Water Resources Engineering)
*      Geotechnical (including Geotechnical and Road & Transportation Engineering)
*      Structure (including Structural, Hydraulic and Earthquake engineering)

Last Update: 2008/09/29  14:17:13