The Study Program was established on July 3, 1920. It is the first, and thus the oldest civil engineering school in Indonesia, and was chartered under the name of Technische Hoogeschool Bandoeng with one faculty – de Fakulteit van Technische Wetenschappen – and one department : de Afdeling der Weg en Waterbouw ( The Department of Road and Water Structures). At that time, civil engineers were in great demand by Dutch Colonial by The Dutch Colonial Government to build roads, railways and irrigation systems in the country. The Institution is now known as the Study Program of Civil Engineering of the faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, ITB.
During the Japanese occupation in 1944, Technische Hoogeschool Bandoeng was changed to Bandung Kogyo Daigaku. The institution was stagnant during three and a half years of Japanese occupation, since professors were forced to join military service and students were involved in the struggles for independence.
After the Proclamation of the Republic of Indonesia, the institution became the Engineering Faculty of the University of Indonesia. in 1959 the institution with all its offspring departments became Institut Teknologi Bandung (the Institute Technology of Bandung). ITB is now the leading engineering institution in the country and a role model for engineering schools, which is widely referred for its engineering education programs by other state or private universities in Indonesia.
At present, the Study Program of Civil Engineering offers Civil Engineering study programs for undergraduate, Master and Doctor degrees in five areas of specialization. Those five areas are Structural Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, and Construction Engineering and Management. The current student body is approximately 700 undergraduate students with another 400 students undertaking graduate studies.
Entering the third millennium in which a free market will be the norm and trade related aspects of intelectual property rights will be in effect, the needs for ensuring quality of civil enginering education is imminent. The graduates should be well prepared to compete in job markets beyond national scope, i.e regionally or internationally. Failure to meet required international standards, as imposed by job qualifications, will not only cause the Study Program to loose its leadership or mislead other institutions in setting quality, but will also cause its graduates to loose job opportunities in the national job market. Therefore, it is important that the Study Progam maintains, through continuing performance improvements, its role as the leading civil engineering study programs in the country and if possible as one of the leading civil engineering school in Asia. According to the National Accreditation Body, through BAN Decree No. 001/BAN-PT/Ak-I/VIII/1998, the Study Program was awarded a A+ status with a score of greater than 600, which means that the Study Program is classified in the top category, and is allowed (as denoted by the plus) to support the development of other civil engineering schools in Indonesia.
Vision and Mission
Civil engineering is a grand profession-serving humankind throughout the nation. Although civil engineers are often the unsung heroes of modern development, the accomplishment of their profession in building better roads, building, bridges, dams, irrigation systems, plants and many other projects have greatly contributed to the development of society as it is known today. Civil engineers are the planners, designers, builders of nation structures and infrastructures. However, they cannot rest on the accomplishments of the past, for the future holds many new challenges for their profession.
Vision of the Study Program of Civil Engineering is to be internationally acknowledged civil engineering educational institution that produces high quality competitive graduates possessing academic knowledge and professional skills to meet technological challenges of complex problems of infrastructures and environment in their engineering profession.
Assuring quality education for civil engineers is a prime responsibility of the Study Program, and of every practicing of academia civil engineers. The education process is a dynamic one starting with formal education in the university and continuing throghtout lifetimes via professional publications, practical experience, lectures, and formal continuing education programs. Global development of science and technology is identified by the efficient usage of resources. Entering the global competition, Indonesia should have strong professional human resources that are able to compete regionally and internationally.
Mission of the Study Program of Civil Engineering is to provide a conducive academic atmosphere that enables the achievement of high quality education and equips students with academic knowledege, professional skills, character,and motivation essential to yield the high quality copetitive civil engineers.
Therefore, the Study Program is a vehicle by which the breadth and the depth of the professional talents available can be integrated with the outstanding talents in the public and private sectors to develop solutions to civil engineering problems through vigorous research and educational efforts. The goal of excellence in civil engineering education from a good civil educational experience can only be achieved by a capable, competent, and highly motivated faculty dedicated to the profession of teaching, as well as having the best student quality.
Bandung, a growing student city with a population of approximately one and a half million, lies in the mountain area of West Java, at an altitude of 770 meters. It is a city of great historical interest and is within easy reach of many areas of great natural beauty. Communications are good, Jakarta for example is just over 30 minutes away by plane or two and half hours away by train. The Airport is about 3 kilometers outside the city.
The Institut Teknologi Bandung main campus lies in the northern part of Bandung. The main campus along with the ITB’s other campuses cover a total area of 770,000 square meters. Lecture rooms, laboratories, workshop, and studios of Civil Engineering Study Program are all located on the main campus. The architecture of ITB is a magnificent combination of the traditional and the modern, and the beauty of the buildings is intensified by the surrounding lawns and gardens.
Study Program of Civil Engineering
Institut Teknologi Bandung
Jl. Ganesha 10 Bandung 40132 Indonesia
Phone: +62-22-2506445, 2504556, 2510713
Fax: +62-22-2506445, 2510713