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Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (ABET Accredited)Back

Program Overview and Objectives

Delivery type Duration Language Intakes Study location
Day Full-time: 4 years English Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer Available at Abu Dhabi, Al Ain,
Al Dhafra Region and Abu Dhabi Downtown (Subject to CAA approval)

Civil engineering is all about creating and improving the environment in which we live. As a civil engineer, you will be responsible for virtually all the great structures around us including the planning, design, construction and operation of facilities, from roads and airports, to access to clean water and electricity.

This program will equip you with the mathematical, engineering, and scientific knowledge, as well as the problem-solving and analysis abilities needed to meet the challenges of community planning, water supply, structures, traffic congestion, energy needs, pollution and infrastructure improvements. You will be uniquely qualified to design and test wide-ranging solutions using advanced tools and technologies including computer aided design (CAD), geographical information systems (GIS) and 3-D computer modelling.

You will have access to state-of-the-art laboratories including the Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics laboratory, Geotechnical Engineering laboratory, and Construction Materials and Structures laboratory. You will acquire the ability to find practical solutions to real life civil engineering problems whilst taking into account the relevant social, economic and environmental requirements.

Accreditation 

This program is nationally accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation at the UAE’s Ministry of Education - Higher Education Affairs. Additionally, the program is internationally recognized and accredited by the following bodies.

The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is one of the most prestigious academic bodies responsible for the accreditation of public & private universities, colleges, secondary & elementary schools in the USA & foreign institutions  

  • Career Prospects

    Both private companies and public agencies seek civil engineers for a variety of professional positions. Many graduates work for local and international 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.

    Companies include ADCO, Abu Dhabi Distribution Company, Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council, AECOM, Al Jaber Group, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, KEO Consulting, Musanada, Parsons, Schlumberger, Weatherfords Oil Services and many more.
  • Entry Requirements

    Abu Dhabi University accepts applications on a rolling basis throughout the year, with intakes in the Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer semesters. 

    Entry Requirements for Direct Admission


    1. Secondary School Certificate:

    Type of Secondary School Certificate Requirements
    Ministry of Education Schools- General Track
    • Passing math and sciences in grade 12 with a minimum average of 90%
    • Successfully passing ADU’s remedial course in physics 
    • Achieving the minimum average of 90% on completing grade 12
    Ministry of Education Schools- Advanced Track
    • Achieving the minimum average of 80% on completing grade 12 
    Abu Dhabi Education Council Track
    • Successfully passing 3rd level advanced math and advanced physics courses
    • Achieving the minimum average of 80% on completing grade 12 
    Indian Senior Secondary Certificates (CBSE), or State Board Examinations, or Indian School Certificates awarded by ICSE
    • Achieving the minimum average of 50% on completing grade 12
    British System (IGCSE & GCE)
    • Completing a total of 7 subjects from either IGCSE level or AS/A2 levels, in at least 4 of the following fields: Mathematics, Languages, Sciences, Social Studies and Humanities, Art and Design; with a minimum required grade of C for the IGCSE level subjects, D for the AS Levels, and E for A2 subjects.
    • Successfully provide evidence / certificate of completing at least 11 years of schooling.
    Canadian & American High School Diplomas
    • Achieving the minimum average of 80% on completing grade 12 or its equivalent of overall average B grade or 3.0/ 4.0
    International Baccalaureate Diploma
    • Successfully completing 6 subjects, with at least 2 at the higher level (HL) and a minimum total of 24 points.
    2. English Language Proficiency Requirements: for programs taught in English, a minimum score range of 1100 - 1225 on the English language portion of the EmSAT examination, or its equivalent on other national or internationally-recognized tests that are approved by the CAA, such as TOEFL scores of 173 CBT (Computer-Based Test), 61 IBT (Internet-Based Test), 500 PBT (Paper-Based Test), or 5.0 IELTS (taken at Amideast), or their equivalent.

    We also welcome applications from international students with a variety of secondary school certificates, and grades from other educational systems across the world, so long as they are recognized, and meet the conditions stipulated by the UAE’s Ministry of Education- Higher Education Affairs. For more information on the entry requirements for international students, please visit Undergraduate International Admission.

    For the complete list of accepted secondary school certificates download Recognized Secondary School Certificates.

    Applicants with grades and English Language Proficiency Test scores that don’t match the above requirements may be granted exceptions for conditional admission, dependent on their successful completion of required coursework or meeting specified criteria. For further guidance on conditional admission to any of ADU’s undergraduate programs, visit Undergraduate Conditional Admission.

    Undergraduate students may apply for credit transfer for courses taken prior to joining Abu Dhabi University only once, when they first apply for admission. For more information on requirements for credit transfer, visit Undergraduate Transfer Students.

    or call toll free +9712 800 ADYOU (23968)

    or email admissions@adu.ac.ae for Abu Dhabi and Al Ain campuses

    or click here to download ADU’s undergraduate programs catalogue

  • Curriculum

    TOTAL CREDITS: 142 Credit Hours

    Degree Requirements Total Credit Hours: 142
    General Education Requirements 30 credit hours
    College Requirements 33 credit hours
    Major Requirements 70 credit hours
    Major Electives 6 credit hours
    Open Electives 3 credit hours
    General Education Requirements 30 Credit Hours
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    ARL 100 Communication Skills in Arabic I No Prerequisite 3
    CRT 301 Critical Thinking UNS 102 + ENG 200 2
    ENG 200 English II C grade in ENG 100 + UNS 102 3
    ENG 305 Technical Communications For Engineering & Science ENG 200 3
    INE 300 Fundamentals of Innovation and Entrepreneurship ENG 200 + Completion of 60 chrs 3
    ISL 100 Islamic Culture No Prerequisite 3
    MTT 102 Calculus I C grade in MTT 101 or MPT 3
    PSY 201 General Psychology ENG 100 + (Co) UNS 102 3
    SOC 201 UAE and GCC Society ENG 100 + (Co) UNS 102 3
    STT 100 General Statistics No Prerequisite 3
    UNS 102 University Study Skills No Prerequisite 1

     

    Degree Requirements 33 Credit Hours
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    MTT 200 Calculus II MTT 102 3
    MTT 201 Calculus III MTT 200 3
    MTT 204 Introduction to Linear Algebra MTT 200 3
    MTT 205 Differential Equations MTT200 + MTT204 (co-requisite) 3
    PHY 102 Physics and Engineering Applications I MTT 102 3
    PHY 102 L Physics and Engineering Applications I Lab MTT 102 + PHY 102 (Co) 1
    PHY 201 Physics and Engineering Applications II PHY 102 3
    PHY 201 L Physics and Engineering Applications II Lab PHY 102 + PHY 201 (Co) 1
    CHE 205 Chemistry ENG 200 3
    CHE 201L Chemistry Lab ENG 200 + CHE 205 (co-requisite) 1
    GOL 205 Physical Geology ENG 200 3
    GEN 200 Engineering Economy ENG 200, MTT 102 3
    CIV 402 Engineering Ethics Senior level 3

     

    Major Requirements 70 Credit Hours
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    CIV 102 Computer Aided Drawing No Prerequisite 3
    CIV 104 Introduction to Civil Engineering MTT 102 + ENG 200 (pre- or co-req.) 3
    CIV 205 Introduction to Geomatics MTT 102, STT 100, CIV104 3
    CIV 201 Statics PHY 102 3
    CIV 242 Fluid Mechanics CIV 201, MTT 200 3
    CIV 242L Fluid Mechanics Lab CIV 242 (co-req.) 1
    CIV 206 Mechanics of Materials CIV 201 3
    CIV 314 Structural Analysis CIV 206 3
    CIV 313 Construction Materials CIV 206, CHE 205 3
    CIV 313L Construction Materials Lab CIV 313 (co-req.) 1
    CIV 343 Hydraulics CIV 242 3
    CIV 331 Highway Engineering CIV 205 3
    CIV 332 Fundamentals of Transportation Engineering CIV 205 3
    CIV 324 Geotechnical Engineering CIV 206 + GOL 205 (co-req.) 3
    CIV 324L Geotechnical Engineering Lab CIV 324 (co-req.) 1
    CIV 316 Structural Systems CIV 314 3
    CIV 352 Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering CHE 205, CIV 242             3
    CIV 362 Construction Management ENG 200 3
    CIV 401 Numerical Methods MTT 204, MTT 205 (pre- or co-req.) 3
    CIV 413 Structural Steel Design CIV 314 3
    CIV 318 Reinforced Concrete Design I CIV 314, CIV 313 3
    CIV 421 Foundation Engineering CIV 324 3
    CIV 442 Hydrology and Urban Systems CIV 343 3
    CIV 399 Internship Completing 105 credits 3
    CIV 497 Civil Engineering Project I Senior Status 1
    CIV 498 Civil Engineering Project II CIV 497           3

     

    Major Electives1 6 Credit Hours
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    CIV 405 Sustainability in the Built Environment CIV 362 3
    CIV 403 Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems CIV 205 3
    CIV 430 Traffic Engineering CIV 332 3
    CIV 416 Matrix Methods of Structural Analysis CIV 316 3
    CIV 418 Reinforced Concrete Design II CIV 318 3
    CIV 490 Special Topics in Civil Engineering Senior Status 3

    1Civil Engineering students may choose any two courses for the Major Electives list.

    Open Elective2 3 Credit Hours
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    OE Open Elective - 3
    2Civil engineering students are required to take any 3-credit-hour course from a major other than civil engineering.

    Note: English Proficiency Specified Score: Score of 1250+ & B2 (CEFR) in Writing Component for EmSat or/ 5.5 overall average & 5.5 specific score in Writing Component for IELTS, equivalent in other English Proficiency Test

  • Study Plan

    Study Plan (Fall Start)

    TOTAL CREDITS: 142 Credit Hours

    First Year (Freshman)
      Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite(s) Co-Req.
    Semester 1 ARL 100 Communication Skills in Arabic I 3 No Prerequisite Nil
    STT 100 General Statistics 3 No Prerequisite Nil
    MTT 102 Calculus I 3 C grade in MTT 101 or MPT Nil
    UNS 102 University Study Skills 1 No Prerequisite Nil
    ISL 100 Islamic Culture 3 Nil Nil
    PSY 201 General Psychology 3 ENG 100 UNS 102
    Total Credit Hours 16
    Semester 2 ENG 200 English II 3 *EPSS / ENG100 (C grade) Nil
    CIV 102 Computer Aided Drawing 3 Nil Nil
    SOC 201 UAE and GCC Society 3 ENG 100 UNS 102
    MTT 200 Calculus II 3 MTT 102 Nil
    PHY 102 Physics and Engineering Applications I 3 MTT 102 Nil
    PHY 102 L Physics and Engineering Applications I Laboratory 1 MTT 102 PHY 102
    CIV 104 Introduction to Civil Engineering 3 MTT 102 ENG 200
    Total Credit Hours 19
    Second Year (Sophomore)
      Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite(s) Co-Req.
    Semester 3 CIV 205 Introduction to Geomatics 3 MTT 102, STT 100,  CIV104 Nil
    PHY 201 Physics and Engineering Applications II 3 PHY 102 Nil
    PHY 201 L Physics and Engineering Applications II Lab 1 PHY 102 PHY 201
    CIV  201 Statics 3 PHY 102 Nil
    MTT 201 Calculus III 3 MTT 200 Nil
    CHE 205 Chemistry 3 ENG 200 Nil
    CHE 201L Chemistry Lab 1 ENG 200 CHE 201
    CRT 301 Critical Thinking 2 UNS 102 + ENG 200 Nil
    Total Credit Hours 19
    Semester 4 GOL 205 Physical Geology 3 ENG 200 Nil
    ENG 305 Technical Communications for Eng.& Science 3 ENG 200 Nil
    CIV 206 Mechanics of Materials 3 CIV 201 Nil
    GEN 200 Engineering Economy 3 ENG 200, MTT102 Nil
    MTT 204 Introduction to Linear Algebra 3 MTT 200 Nil
    MTT 205 Differential Equations 3 MTT200 MTT204
    Total Credit Hours 18

     

    Third Year (Junior)
      Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite(s) Co-Req
    Semester 5 CIV 314 Structural Analysis 3 CIV 206 Nil
    CIV 242 Fluid Mechanics 3 CIV 201, MTT 200
    CIV 242L Fluid Mechanics Lab 1   CIV 242
    CIV 313 Construction Materials 3 CIV 206, CHE 205
    CIV 313L Construction Materials Lab 1   CIV 313
    CIV 362 Construction Management 3 ENG 200
    CIV 401 Numerical Methods 3 MTT 204 Nil
    Total Credit Hours 17
    Semester 6 CIV 332 Fundamentals of Transportation 3 CIV 205 Nil
    CIV 343 Hydraulics 3 CIV 242 Nil
    CIV 352 Fundamentals of Environmental 3 CHE 205, CIV 242 Nil
    CIV 324 Geotechnical Engineering 3 CIV 206 GOL 205
    CIV 324L Geotechnical Engineering Lab 1   CIV 324
    CIV 316 Structural Systems 3 CIV 314 Nil
    CIV 318 Reinforced Concrete Design I 3 CIV 314, CIV 313 Nil
    Total Credit Hours 19
    Summer Semester CIV 399 Internship 3 Completion of 105 credit Hours
    Fourth Year (Senior)
      Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite(s) Co-REq
    Semester 7 CIV 413 Structural Steel Design 3 CIV 314 Nil
    CIV 497 Civil Engineering Project  I 1 Senior Status Nil
    CIV 421 Foundation  Engineering 3 CIV 324 Nil
    CIV 331 Highway Engineering 3 CIV 205
    CIV 442 Hydrology and Urban Water Systems 3 CIV 343
    ME 1 Major Elective 1 3   Nil
    Total Credit Hours 16
     
    Semester 8
    INE 300 Fundamentals of Innovation & Entrep.  3 ENG200 + Completion of 60 chrs  
    PSY 201 General Psychology 3 ENG 100 + UNS 102 Nil
    CIV 498 Civil Engineering Project  II 3 CIV 497 Nil
    ME 2 Major Elective 2 3   Nil
    CIV 402 Engineering Ethics 3 Senior level Nil
    OE Open Elective 3  
    Total Credit Hours 15

    *Note: English Proficiency Specified Score: Score of 1250+ & B2 (CEFR) in Writing Component for EmSat or/ 5.5 overall average & 5.5 specific score in Writing Component for IELTS, equivalent in other English Proficiency Test

  • Fees

    UNDERGRADUATE TUITION AND FEE RATES
    Academic Year 2017-2018

    TUITION STRUCTUREAED Per Credit Hour for College/Department Requirement
    Arts & Sciences AED 1,440
    Business AED 1,620
    Engineering AED 1,780
    Other Engineering Programs (BSc in Aviation and BSc in Civil Engineering) AED 1,890
    Law AED 1,440
    University College AED 1,440
    FeesAED
    Admission Application Fee (Non-refundable) AED 300
    Registration Fee (Non-refundable; Paid once upon admission) AED 2,850
    Fall/Spring Winter/Summer
    Late Registration/Payment 500 500
    Student Services 350 175
    Healthcare Services 120 60
    Transportation - Door to Door (Optional) 3,700 1,850
    Transportation - Drop-Off Point (Optional) 2,400 1,200
    Institutional TOEFL+ Writeplacer (Optional) 585
    IELTS Exam (Optional) 945
    Accommodation FeesAED
    Fall/Spring Winter/Summer
    Private 12,500 3,800
    Semi-private 9200 2800
    Double 6700 2000
    Double with Shared-bath 5400 1700

    Note:  Abu Dhabi University reserves the right to make changes affecting tuition and other fees during the fiscal year.



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