Shenyang Urban Construction University, formerly known as Urban Construction College of Shenyang Architectural University, was founded in July 2000. With over 13 years of educational experience, it has been approved as a formal independent university by the Ministry of Education in 2013. The SYUCU is now a full time undergraduate university with registered students of over eleven thousand, providing exclusive degree programs on Architecture Design, Urban Planning, Civil Engineering, Road Traffic, Project Management, Mechanical Manufacturing, Electronic Information and Art Design.
The campus is located in the beautiful, historic and cultured city, — Shenyang. The university lies in the centre of Hunnan district of ‘university town’ which consists of eight universities— Shenyang Institute of Science and Technology, Haihua College of Liaoning Normal University, Xinglin College of Liaoning University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Northeastern University, Shenyang Sport University, Luxun Academy of Fine Arts, the new campus of Shenyang Conservatory of Music. Liaoning Provincial Library, Liaoning Science and Technology Museum, and Liaoning Provincial Museum are also within the area. It is located in the new administrational and educational area with convenient transportation, excellent research and innovation environment and cutting—edge energy saving facilities.
The 62 hectare campus with a building area of over 300,000 sq meters holds excellent educational and accommodation facilities. The multimedia classrooms are in the magnificent and grandiose circle type main building which covers 50,000 square meters; The modern library was built by the lake and covers 19000 square meters, containing 800,000 books; The Second Teaching Building and the laboratory covers 280,000 square meters; The International Communication Centre and the Student Activity Centre cover 140,000 and 8,000square meters respectively. The international standardized plastic playground and the indoor stadium are available to students, providing a comfortable life.
The university has a total faculty of 500 people, — over 80% of the teachers have master degree and above, and 35% of the faculty is professors or associate professors, including the famous teachers and renowned experts in Liaoning province, many of whom take on the positions in national, provincial, municipal and other academic organizations. The SYUCU has also employed the experienced engineering and technical personnel to ensure the quality of education and training.
The SYUCU has 7 departments, 3 colleges (engineering, management and art), 25 undergraduate programs which include Architecture (five years), Civil Engineering and Business Administration, and 11 professional training programs which include Environmental Design, Highway and Bridge Engineering, Numerical Control Technology, and Surveying Engineering, which apply to the needs of national construction industry and urbanization construction, having a distinct industry advantage. After 17 years of development, SYUCU has formed an educational pattern which characterized by architecture and engineering, as well as the mutual development of engineering, management and art.
The university exerts its advantages to the research of the construction field and serves the local economy. We have established research institutes of human inhabitation and settlement environment, stone engineering, structure and engineering material, inner environment evaluation, intelligent construction equipment control, architecture information technology, engineering mechanic application technology, engineering cost, human resources and social security. These researches are full of vigor and have made great achievement.
SYUCU trains our students by the assorted training plan based on different orientation such as senior engineer, continuing the postgraduate study, technology innovation, senior management, social activities, and talents, which means our students can choose their developing goal according to their habits and specialties to enhance their competitiveness. The Football College was founded to enrich students’ campus lives and train qualified managers for football players.
There are all kinds of student’s activities in SYUCU, including the musical festival, the sport meeting, the reading festival, the speech competition, and plenty of activities held by the students’ unions. Our students can obtain tens of national, provincial and municipal prizes every year.
Our school actively carries out international cooperation in running schools, and signed cooperating contract with Eastern Illinois University, Southern Illinois University, and Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics, and proactively initiated contacts with universities in Germany, Australia to broaden the our students’ international vision. We have also founded the study groups among Chinese students and foreign students to create an international communication chance for our students.
SYUCU has always taken training applicative and technical talents as educational philosophy. We foster the excellent engineer training plans; attach great importance to students' practical ability and innovative spirit. We have established more than 100 internship bases. Twelve sessions of graduates have been employed and they were highly praised by their companies because of their solid theoretical knowledge and skillful practice ability. The employment rate of our graduates is always ranked the top among colleges and universities in the province for six consecutive years, and won the Shenyang "employment entrepreneurship advanced unit" title in 2010 and 2011. SYUCU students enjoy a high reputation with the practical spirit in more than one thousand enterprises; the school has become the cradle of future construction engineer.
The five year during the Thirteenth Five Year Plan is keen to fulfill our target, and SYUCU will adhere to the spirit of ‘delicate skills, good moral quality, and innovation’ and the principle of ‘high educational quality, obvious schooling characteristics and fostering talents’ to build SYUCU into a top-ranking private university with an obvious characteristic.