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  • Overview

    Civil engineering is about the planning, design, construction and operation of facilities essential to modern life, ranging from bridges to transit systems. Civil engineers are problem solvers, meeting the challenges of community planning, water supply, structures, traffic congestion, energy needs, pollution, and infrastructure improvements. Societal needs, economic conditions and public safety are paramount in the work accomplished by civil engineers. Technologies related to computer aided design (CAD), geographical information systems (GIS) and 3-D computer modeling are a necessity in all areas of civil engineering.

    Both private companies and public agencies seek civil engineers for a variety of professional positions. Many work for engineering consulting firms or construction companies as design engineers, field engineers and project managers. They also join government agencies to oversee transportation, water supply, environmental protection, and resource management. Graduates are equally prepared to pursue Master's and Ph.D. degrees in allied fields, as well as business, management and law degrees.

    Vision

    The vision of the Civil Engineering Department is to be recognized as a national department of choice for quality civil engineering education, applied research that drives regional economic development, and enjoys international accreditation

    Mission

    The mission of Civil Engineering Department is to offer highly rewarding career oriented undergraduate and graduate degree programs aligned with the needs of the United Arab Emirates and the region through excellence in teaching, student learning, faculty scholarship and engagement in community development. Programs offered by the department produce graduates who are well-rounded in mathematical, engineering, and scientific knowledge; who have the ability to analyze, evaluate, and design civil engineering systems; who have the ability to communicate effectively; and who have acquired an understanding and appreciation for global and societal issues.

  • Chair's Message

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    blockquote1.pngThe Civil Engineering Department is currently home to two degree programs:
    • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, and
    • Master of Science in Civil Engineering.
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    Both the graduate and undergraduate programs are accredited by the Commission on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.The B.Sc. in Civil Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. It is one of the oldest in the College of Engineering.

    If you are already a civil engineering student or considering a career in civil engineering, the Civil Engineering Department at Abu Dhabi University is the right choice. Abu Dhabi University is ideally located in the outskirts of Abu Dhabi City and will be at the heart of future Abu Dhabi Central Business District when Abu Dhabi Vision 2030 fully materializes. Our students come from different countries and enrich our program with their diverse backgrounds.

    Your degree from Abu Dhabi University entitles you to practice in any of the exciting civil engineering areas such as structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, water resources engineering, environmental engineering, and construction engineering management. Civil engineers enjoy a stable career with tremendous opportunities for growth and advancement. The civil engineering profession has been in existence for thousands of years and will continue to be at the forefront of engineering careers.

    Men and women in the civil engineering profession make a difference in people’s lives every day by building the nation’s infrastructure, designing transportation systems, managing water supply facilities, and ensuring the environment we live in is sustainable for current and future generations. I wish you all the best in your current endeavors and future professional aspirations.

    Dr. Osama A Mohamed, Ph.D., P.E.
    Associate Dean, College of Engineering
    Department of Civil Engineering
    Founding Chair, Department of Civil Engineering
    Abu Dhabi University
    Abu Dhabi, UAE
    Email: osama.mohamed@adu.ac.ae

  • Programs Offered

  • Faculty & Staff

    • Dr.Aly S. Nazmy (Abu Dhabi Campus)

      Founding Dean, College of Engineering

      Ph.D. in Civil Engineering

      Tel #: +025015730

      Email: aly.nazmy@adu.ac.ae

    • Dr.Osama Ahmed Mohamed (Abu Dhabi Campus)

      Associate Dean, College of Engineering and Computer Science
      Chair, Civil Engineering Department
      Structural Engineering

      Ph.D. in Structures and Mechanics

      University of Colorado, Boulder, CO USA

      Email: osama.mohamed@adu.ac.ae

    • Dr. Evan K. Paleologos (Abu Dhabi Campus)

      Professor of Civil Engineering
      Groundwater & Environmental Engineering

      Ph.D. in Hydrology

      University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA

      Email: evan.paleologos@adu.ac.ae

    • Dr. Omer S. Mughieda (Abu Dhabi Campus)

      Associate Professor
      Geotechnical Engineering

      Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, (Geotech.)

      University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

      Email: omer.mughieda@adu.ac.ae

    • Dr.Essam Dabbour, Ph.D., P.Eng. (Abu Dhabi Campus)

      Associate Professor
      Department of Civil Engineering (Transportation Engineering)

      Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Transportation Engineering)

      Ryerson University, Canada

      Email: essam.dabbour@adu.ac.ae

    • Dr.Abdelkareem Mohammad Alzo’ubi (Al Ain Campus)

      Assistant Professor
      Civil Engineering 

      Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Geotechnical

      University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada

      Email: abdel.alzoubi@adu.ac.ae

    • Dr.Samer Al Martini, P. Eng. (Abu Dhabi Campus)

      Associate Professor
      Concrete & Construction Materials

      Ph.D. in Concrete &Construction Materials

      University of Western Ontario, London Ontario, Canada

      Email: samer.almartini@adu.ac.ae

    • Dr. Mohamed Elhakeem (Abu Dhabi Campus)

      Associate Professor
      Water Resources and Environmental Engineering

      Ph.D. in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering

      University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA

      Email: mohamed.elhakeem@adu.ac.ae

    • Dr. Manish A. Kewalramani (Abu Dhabi Campus)

      Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering

      Ph.D. in Concrete Technology

      BITS, Pilani, India

      Email: manish.kewalramani@adu.ac.ae

    • Dr. Saidi Siuhi (Abu Dhabi Campus)

      Assistant Professor
      Civil Engineering (Transportation)

      Ph.D. in Civil Engineering

      University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV, USA

      Email: saidi.siuhi@adu.ac.ae

    • Dr.Zubair Syed, MIEAust (Abu Dhabi Campus)

      Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering

      Ph.D. in Structural Engineering

      The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

      Tel #: +97125015871

      Email: zubair.syed@adu.ac.ae

  • Research Activities

    Research Areas

    • Dr. Abdelkareem Alzoubi

      • Rock Mechanics, Soil mechanics and Deep foundations.
      • Numerical analysis including hybrid methods and three dimensions
      • Rock slopes stability, DFN, Tunnels, Photogrometry, and support systems.
    • Dr. Essam Dabbour

      • Roadway design consistency.
      • Human factors related to transportation engineering and roadway design.
      • Intelligent transportation systems.
      • Road safety studies.
    • Dr. Evan Paleologos

      • Groundwater, Unsaturated Flow, and Contaminant Transport Modeling.
      • Landfill Monitoring, Incineration and Arc Plasma Technologies, Nuclear Waste.
      • Statistical Decision-Making, Game Theory, and Risk Analysis.
    • Dr. Manish Kawelramani

      • Concrete material technology and curing procedures, mathematical modeling, concrete compressive strength prediction using soft computing tools, Building Acoustics.
    • Dr. Mohamed Elhakeem

      • Hydrologic and morphologic processes in riverine, watershed, and estuarine environments.
      • Water availability and sustainability, reservoirs design, and fish habitat studies.
      • Rivers banks and coastal shore protection.
      • Urban pollution and renewable energy.
    • Dr. Omer Mugheida

      • Shear Strength of Non-persistent rock Joints.
      • Soil Stabilization of Expansive Clay.
      • Tunneling.
      • Earth fill Dams.
    • Dr. Osama Mohamed

      • Stability of Steel Structures
      • Progressive Collapse Mitigation.
      • Long and Short Term Properties of Concrete.
    • Dr. Saidi Siuhi

      • Transportation Engineering, Transportation Planning
      • Traffic Operation and Safety, Traffic Flow Theory and Simulation
      • Intelligent Transportation Systems, Highway Geometric Design
    • Dr. Samer Al Martini

      • Rheology and workability of cement based materials under hot weather conditions.
      • Behavior of highly flowable concrete in fresh and hardened states.
      • Modeling the fresh behavior of cement-based materials.
      • Reinforced and prestressed concrete.
    • Dr. Yasemin Nielsen

      • Sustainable Development in Built Environment
      • Construction Engineering and Management
      • Business and Organizational Management
  • Facilities

    Laboratory experiments are important for students to achieve student learning outcomes and ultimately, the program learning objectives. The primary physical testing laboratories in the civil engineering department include 1) Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics Laboratory, 2) Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory, and 3) Construction Materials and Structures Laboratory.

    Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics Laboratory

    laboratiesFluid mechanics and hydraulics laboratory is equipped with to demonstrate concepts related to the fundamentals of fluid mechanics and hydraulics such as a hydrostatic bench to measure the fluids properties such as density, viscosity, surface tension, pressure, and hydrostatic forces. The laboratory also includes hydraulics benches and flow meters to measure fluid discharge and verify the Bernoulli equation. A flume is available to demonstrate the flow characteristics in open channels. Other setups include a wind tunnel to determine the drag and lift forces on different objects and hyro-machinery setups to demonstrate the centrifugal pumps and fans characteristics. Undergraduate courses that use these laboratories include CIV242L Fluid Mechanics Laboratory and CIV343 Hydraulics.

    laboratiesSoil Mechanics Laboratory

    The Soil Mechanics Laboratory of the Civil Engineering Department is fully equipped and supported by highly qualified technical staff to respond to the needs of academic institutions, researchers, engineers and construction industries in addition to teaching lab.

    Some of the major tests that can be performed at Soil Mechanics Laboratory include, 1) Specific gravity, 2) Atterberg Limits, 3) Sieve analysis (Mechanical & Hydrometer), 3) Soil Classification, 4) Permeability test, 5) Proctor Test (Standard & Modified), 6) Field Density Test, 7) Consolidation, 8) Direct Shear Test, 9) Unconfined Compression Test, 10) Traixial Test

    laboratiesConstruction Materials Laboratory

    The Construction Materials Laboratory supports research and teaching goals of the Civil Engineering Department. The laboratory provides faculty and students with capabilities to assess various fresh and hardened concrete properties that may affect the performance of concrete structural elements, in addition to some asphalt related testing equipment. Some of the equipment and experiment setups in this laboratory include: compression testing machine, rapid chloride ion permeability test equipment, Vicat apparatus, sieve analysis test setup, slump test setup, concrete flexural testing machine, water permeability test, air entrainment meter, marshal stability and flow test, bitumen content using centrifuge extractor, bitumen content using ignition method, and CBR test, concrete Rheometer, curing tank, scales, and drying ovens.

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Events

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Sustainability in the UAE Oct 15, 2017 to Oct 15, 2017
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Zayed Military College Students Visit Sep 19, 2017 to Sep 19, 2017
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Photography Contest Workshop - DXB Sep 16, 2017 to Sep 16, 2017

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