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Master of Science in Civil Engineering (Construction Engineering Management Concentration)Back

  • About the Program

    The Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE) program at Abu Dhabi University is offered by the College of Engineering(CoE). The program degree requires the completion of 8 graduate-level courses (24 credits hour) in addition to a master’s thesis (6 credit hours), or 9 graduate-level courses (27 credit hours) and a professional project report (3 credit hours). The program accepts students with a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or a related field. Students who lack background in certain civil engineering sub-disciplines, as per their undergraduate transcript, may be admitted conditionally. Such students will need to take some undergraduate-level courses, as remedial courses, as determined by the Program Director.

    A Master’s degree in civil engineering opens doors of opportunities for advancement in professional practice. Graduate courses prepare students to tackle today’s complex construction engineering management problems related to construction and operation of engineering structures and infrastructure. Professional practice is more demanding than ever, expecting distinction of professionals seeking better opportunities. A Master’s degree highlights readiness of the graduate to lead in all aspects of the construction engineering management profession. In addition, Master’s degree is often a major step towards careers in academia where you have the best opportunity to transfer your knowledge to future generations.

    The program aims at producing graduates who can (i) utilize and apply graduate level knowledge of mathematics and engineering sciences to identify, formulate and solve civil engineering problems,(ii) develop the technical knowledge necessary for advanced research and the skills needed for professional practice in the field of civil engineering, (iii) acquire an appreciation for and desire to pursue lifelong learning, (iv) Communicate effectively in a professional environment, (v) recognize the professional and ethical responsibilities of the engineering profession

    Graduate with MSCE are desirable locally and international where new civil engineering structures and infrastructure must be designed and built to support economic development and enhance the wellbeing of the society.

    This program has been introduced at Abu Dhabi University in response to the UAE market needs where construction engineering managers are leading the construction industry and when advanced engineering management training is crucial.

  • Mission and Learning Outcomes

    Program Mission

    The M.Sc. in Civil Engineering program aims at producing graduates who can

    • Utilize and apply graduate level knowledge of mathematics and engineering sciences to identify, formulate and solve civil engineering problems
    • Develop the technical knowledge necessary for advanced research and the skills needed for professional practice in the field of civil engineering
    • Acquire an appreciation for and desire to pursue lifelong learning
    • Communicate effectively in a professional environment
    • Recognize the professional and ethical responsibilities of the engineering profession

    Graduates with MSCE degree are desirable locally and internationally where new civil engineering structures must be designed and built to support economic development and enhance the wellbeing of the society.

  • Course Requirements

    Program Component Courses Credit
    Program Core 7 21
    Program Electives 1 3
    CIV599 Masters thesis 1 2 6
    Total 10 30
    1. A student may replace Master’s thesis with the following:
      • CIV598 Professional Project (3 credit hours); AND
      • Program Elective (3 credit hours)
  • Curriculum

    Course Requirements
    Program Component Courses Credit Hours
    Program Core 7 21
    Program Electives 1 3
    CIV599 Masters thesis1 2 6
    Total 10 30

    A student may replace Masters with the following:

    1. CIV598 Professional Project (3 credit hours); AND
    2. Program Elective (3 credit hours).

    Construction Engineering Management Concentration

    Required Core Courses (7 courses)

    # Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    1 CIV502 Advanced Engineering Mathematics Graduate standing 3
    2 CIV518 Pre-stressed Concrete Design Graduate standing 3
    3 CIV517 Advanced Steel Design Graduate standing 3
    4 CIV562 Construction Scheduling & Resource Management  Graduate standing 3
    5 CIV563 Building Construction Equipment & Methods Graduate standing 3
    6 CIV561 Construction Project Management  Graduate standing 3
    7 CIV565 Construction Financial Management Graduate standing 3

    The Civil Engineering Department will offer one of the following courses:

    1. CIV541 Water Resources Management (3 credit hours)
    2. CIV544 Water Resources Engineering (3 credit hours)
    3. CIV552 Water Treatment Engineering (3 credit hours)

    Elective Courses

    The following program elective courses are available for all concentrations of the civil engineering masters program.

    # Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    1 CIV501 Engineering Experimental Design Graduate standing 3
    2 CIV507 Advanced Concrete Technology Graduate standing 3
    3 CIV515 Reinforced Concrete Design III Graduate standing 3
    4 CIV519 Earthquake Engineering CIV 512 3
    5 CIV532 Intelligent Transportation Systems Graduate standing 3
    6 CIV567 Legal Issues in Construction Graduate standing 3
    7 CIV565 Construction Financial Management Graduate standing 3
    8 CIV563 Building Construction Equipment & Methods Graduate standing 3
    9 CIV564 Strategies for Sustainable Construction Business Graduate standing 3
    10 CIV561 Construction Project Management Graduate standing 3
    11 CIV568 Introduction to Tunnel Construction and Metro Tunnels Graduate standing 3
    12 CIV566 Heavy & Highway Construction Management Graduate standing 3
    13 CIV562 Construction Scheduling & Resource Management Graduate standing 3
    14 CIV552 Water treatment Engineering Graduate standing 3
    15 CIV551 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Graduate standing 3
    16 CIV544 Water Resources Engineering Graduate standing 3
    17 CIV541 Water Resources Management Graduate standing 3
    18 CIV543 Hydraulics of Sediment Transport Graduate standing 3
    19 CIV542 Groundwater Hydrology Graduate standing 3
    20 CIV526 Slopes  and Earth Dams Graduate standing 3
    21 CIV531 Urban Transportation Planning Graduate standing 3
    22 CIV517 Advanced Steel Design Graduate standing 3
    23 CIV533 Advanced Traffic Engineering Graduate standing 3
    24 CIV516 Structural Bridge Design Graduate standing 3
    25 CIV535 Airport Planning and Design Graduate standing 3
    26 CIV508 Durability, Monitoring, and Rehabilitation of Concrete Structures Graduate standing 3
    27 CIV511 Structural Dynamics I Graduate standing 3
    28 CIV512 Structural Dynamics II CIV 511 3
    29 CIV534 Public Transportation Systems Graduate standing 3
    30 CIV523 Earth Retaining Structures Graduate standing 3
    31 CIV521 Advanced Foundation Engineering Graduate standing 3
    32 CIV524 Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering Graduate standing 3
    33 CIV522 Advanced Soil Mechanics Graduate standing 3
  • Study Plan

    Program Study Plan

    The following4-semester model study plan assumes that a student takes 3 courses every semester in the first year and 2 courses every semester in the second year.

    Construction Engineering Concentration

    Semester 1 (Fall)
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s)
    CIV502 Advanced Engineering Mathematics Graduate standing
    CIV561 Construction Project Management Graduate standing
    CIV517 Advanced Steel Design Graduate standing

     

    Semester 2 (Spring)
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s)
    CIV518 Pre-stressed Concrete Design Graduate standing
    CIV563 Building Construction Equipment & Methods Graduate standing
    CIV562 Construction Scheduling & Resource Management  Graduate standing

     

    Semester 3 (Fall)
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s)
    CIV565 Construction Financial Management Graduate standing
    CIV599 Research Thesis3 (3 credit hours) Graduate standing

     

    Semester 4 (Spring)
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s)
      Major Elective 1 Graduate standing
    CIV599 Research Thesis3 (3 credit hours) Graduate standing

    A student may replace the 6 credit hours of CIV599 indicated in semesters 3 and 4 with the following:

    • One Major Elective, and
    • CIV598 Profession Project
  • How to Apply

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