Nanjing Forestry University respectively set up the specialty of Forestry (Logging) Engineering in 1952，1961 and1980. In 1986,theForestry Engineering Department was established and in 1997, the College of Civil Engineering was established.
At the undergraduate level, the College offers six majors including Forestry Engineering, Civil Engineering (civiltransportation engineering, architectural engineering), Engineering Management, Surveying and Mapping Engineering, Water Supply and Drainage Science and Engineering, and Civil Engineering is a characteristic and superior major in Jiangsu Province. The forest engineering speciality is a distinguishing major in Jiangsu Province and has been selected as a national developing program. In 2012, Forestry Engineering, Civil Engineering (civiltransportation engineering, architectural engineering) and Water Supply and Drainage Science and Engineering have been chosen as the key specialities of the 12th five-year plan of Jiangsu province. The college has won a second-class National Teaching Achievement Award, a specialclass provincial Teaching Achievement Award, a first-class and two second-class provincial Teaching Achievement Awards of Jiangsu Province. At present, nearly two thousand undergraduate and postgraduate students are enrolled in the college.
The College boasts 1 doctoral program leading to Ph.D degrees and postdoctoral research station in forest engineering, 3 first-class disciplines leading to master degrees in Civil Engineering, Traffic Engineering, Management Science and Engineering, 4 professional programs leading to Master of Engineering degrees in the fields of architecture and civil engineering, forestry engineering, traffic and transportation engineering. The subject of forestry engineering is named the national key discipline and the State Forestry Administration key discipline. Civil Engineering and Traffic engineering are the first –class disciplines of college. Over 200 graduates from the college have been awarded doctoral or master degrees in the past years. Now, nearly 200 students are studying in the doctoral and master programs.
The faculty of the College counts to 83, including 10 professors and 24 associate professors (among them there are 7 doctoral supervisors and 24 master supervisors). A professor is awarded the title of Teaching Master by Jiangsu Province and included in the "333 high-level personnel training project" of Jiangsu Province. Six faculty members are included in the "Six personnel peaks project" of Jiangsu Province. Eight faculty members are included in the "Green and blue project" of Jiangsu Province, one as a middle-aged and young academic leader and three as middle-aged and young core teachers. More than 20 concurrent professors at home and abroad join the college.
The College comprises of six departments of Forest Engineering, Traffic Civil Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Project Management, Surveying and Mapping Projects, Water Supply and Drainage Engineering. Three experiment centers of Civil Engineering, Forest Engineering, Surveying and Mapping Engineering have been set up. The experiment center of Civil Engineering is a provincial experimental teaching demonstration center. A number of research and service units are set up in the college, including the Institute of Water transportation, the Institute of Road and Bridge Engineering, the Institute of Geotechnical and Underground Engineering, the Institute of Green Building and Structure, the Zhengben-Nanlin Research Center of Jiangsu, the Wooden Structure Research Center, , the Southern Forest Engineering Development Services Center of the State Forestry Administration, the Civil Engineering Design Section, the Surveying and Mapping Engineering Testing Center, the Sino-Russian Cooperation and Exchange Centers, etc.
Every year the college undertakes about 50 scientific research and technology service projects and has more than 100 research papers, textbooks and monographs published. The yearly funding granted for scientific research and technology services is over eight million RMB Yuan. For many years the college has taken part in the research and construction of a number of national key projects, such as the Ertan Hydropower Station, the Shanghai-Nanjing Freeway and many other highway projects, the Second Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge, the Third Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge, the Su-Tong Yangtze River Bridge, Nanjing Metro, Suzhou Subway, Ningbo Subway, and the Anti-seismic Model Construction of Bamboo Project. The college has won five provincial or ministerial Science and Technology Progress Award and prizes from the governments of Jiangsu Province and Nanjing City.
The College has long-term cooperation with universities and science institutions in the United States, Russia, Finland, Australia, Hungary, Singapore, Japan, France, Italy and other countries.