Year Founded: 1951

Type: Public University

Level: Ordinary

Location: Tianjin


Directly under the jurisdiction of Civil Aviation Administration of China, CAUC is located in Tianjin on the border of Bohai Sea, adjacent to Tianjin Binhai International Airport. Now CAUC has grown to cover all the necessary disciplines within the civil aviation industry, which integrates the two disciplinary groups –Aviation Science & Technology and Transportation Engineering. The university is renowned as the cradle of talents for China’s civil aviation, the centre of scientific and technological research, as well as the window of cross-cultural communication. CAUC dedicates itself to fostering advanced engineering technicians and senior management personnel. Since its foundation, CAUC has produced more than 80,000 talents for civil aviation industry, which accounts for 1/7 of civil aviation personnel and 1/3 of the advanced engineering technicians and senior management personnel in China.

Occupying an area of 1.1 million square meters, the university has an enrollment of 22,000 students from 17 different colleges. There are 21 training aircrafts, 47 aircraft engines in the university. The total value of permanent asset is 1600 million Yuan (RMB), of which the total value of instructional instruments equipment is about 100 million Yuan (RMB).

The university has established extensive and profound worldwide cooperation relationships with many civil aviation organizations (such as ICAO, IATA, European Industry Council, FAA), world famous aeronautical manufacturing enterprises (such as Boeing, Airbus, Safran, Rolls-Royce), air transportation companies (such as United Airlines, VARIG, FedEx), and international aviation universities (such as Purdue University and GEA of France). There are reference rooms for aviation books and documents sponsored by Boeing, Airbus and Safran in the university library and CAUC is also the only non-customer authorized by Boeing to login in myboeingfleet.

The overall goal of CAUC is to promote its talents cultivation, scientific research, social services, cultural inheritance and internationalization comprehensively by 2020. By that time, the comprehensive strength of CAUC will be enhanced significantly with more specific school characteristics, which will contribute to building CAUC as a high-level, internationalized and teaching-and-research-oriented civil aviation university, by which CAUC can play a supporting and leading role for the development of China civil aviation industry at a higher level. Based on that, after another five to ten years’ development, CAUC will become a world-renowned civil aviation university with nationwide prestige.

CAUC began to recruit international students from 1992, including undergraduate students and language study students.

Colleges and Departments



College of Aeronautical Engineering

Aircraft Propulsion Engineering(Airplane Engine)
Industrial Engineering(Aviation Maintenance Engineering& Management)
Aircraft Manufacturing Engineering

College of Air Traffic Management

Traffic and Transportation (Air Traffic Management, Airline Operation Management, Airport Operation Management)

College of Aeronautical Automation

Electrical Engineering and Automation
Electronic Information Engineering
Mechanical and Electronic Engineering

College of Electronic Information Engineering

Electronic & Information Engineering(Radio Technology)
Communication Engineering

Economics and Management College

Business Administration (Air Transportation Management,)
Logistics Management,
Financial Management,

Airport Engineering College

Civil Engineering
Traffic Engineering
Oil and Gas Storage & Transport  Engineering

College of Humanities and Social Sciences(College of Law)


Law (Aviation law)

College of Foreign Languages

English (Aviation English)

College of Science

Information and Computer Science
Material Physics (Surface Engineering Non-destructive Testing)
Statistics (Civil Aviation Statistics )
Material Chemistry

College of Computer Science & Technology

Computer Science and Technology
Information Security

College of Flight Technology

Flying Techniques

Cabin Attendant College

Cabin Attendant
Air Security Guard

Vocational Technical College
(General Aviation College)

Air Transportation
Aircraft Mechanical & Electronically Equipment Maintenance
Aircraft Avionics Maintenance
Civil Aviation Safety Technique Management

Sino-European Institute of Aviation Engineering

Aircraft Structure and Material
Aero-Propulsion System Operation and Maintenance
Electronic System and Airborne Equipment

College of Safety Science & Engineering

Public Utilities Management
Information Security Management


Characteristic specialty
  • Traffic and Transportation (Accredited by the National Engineering Education Professional Aertification)
  • Sino-European Institute of Aviation Engineering (Accredited by the Commission des Titres d'Ingénieur and European Science and Engineering Master )
  • Aircraft Propulsion Engineering, Electronic & Information Engineering, Traffic and Transportation, Sino-European Institute of Aviation Engineering (Experimental Specialties of National Education and Training Plan of Outstanding Engineers)
  • Electronic & Information Engineering (Experimental Specialty of National CDIO Engineering Education Mode Reform)
  • Engineering Techniques Training Center, ATM Experimental Teaching Center (National Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center)
  • Aircraft Propulsion Engineering, Traffic and Transportation, Flying Techniques (National Characteristic Specialties)
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Simulation Teaching Center (National Virtual Simulation Experimental Teaching Center)
  • Flying Techniques, Aircraft Manufacturing Engineering, Communication Engineering (Experimental Specialties of National Specialties Comprehensive Reform)
Majors for international students

For Postgraduate Students(3 years):
Mechanical & Electronic Engineering; Communication & Information System; Signal and Information Processing; Navigation /Guidance & Control; Security Technology & Engineering; Transportation Information Engineering and Control; Transportation Planning & Management; Aircraft Design; Human Machine & Environment Engineering; Manage Science & Engineering, Enterprise Management

For Undergraduate Students(4 years):
Business Administration; Accounting; Financial Management; Logistics Management; Traffic Engineering; Civil Engineering; Oil and Gas Storage & Transport Engineering; Communication Engineering; Electronic Information Engineering; Aircraft Propulsion Engineering; Aircraft Manufacturing Engineering; Industrial Engineering; Electrical Engineering & Automation; Automation; Mechanical and Electronic Engineering; Information Security Management; Public Utilities Management; Aviation Law; Aviation English; Traffic and Transportation; Computer Science and Technology; Information and Computer Science; Material Chemistry; Material Physics; Statistics.

For Vocational students (3 years)
Cabin Attendant, Civil Aviation Security Guard,Aircraft Mechanical,Civil Aviation Transportation,Civil Aviation Security Management,

For Non-degree students
Senior advanced studies; ordinary training including language training; short-term students including language study.

Fees and accommodations

Categories of Programs

Tuition Fees/ Academic Year


Undergraduate Programs


Register in September, and submit the application before June 25th each year.

Postgraduate Programs


Language Study and Ordinary Training


Register in February and September, and submit the application before the beginning of each new semester.

Senior Advanced Studies


Short-term students


Flexible study period from one month to one semester.

Registration fee: 400 Yuan RMB
Student insurance: 600 Yuan RMB/ person/ year.

Living expenses:
Double room, RMB 25/ person/ day  (3000RMB/ person/ semester)
Single room, RMB 50/ person/ day   (6000RMB/ person/ semester)

Living conditions in the campus
There are various services facilities in the campus such as shops, hospital, bank, post office, laundry rooms, mobile communication services and athletic facilities etc..