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  • About the Program

    Program 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.

    Program 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.

    Program Objective

    The following program objectives are broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments, which should be achieved during the first several years following our students’ graduation. In general, our graduates are expected to:

    • Identify practical solutions to real life civil engineering problems that are based on a sound science and engineering knowledge, and reflect high level of awareness to relevant social, economical and environmental issues.
    • Efficiently design, build and/or evaluate a civil engineering system/component to satisfy certain client needs per relevant standard specifications and environmental requirements in the Gulf region.
    • Be capable of using modern engineering tools efficiently in all aspects of civil engineering practices.
    • Develop and update their knowledge and skills through continuing education and graduate studies to keep up with the rapidly evolving technologies in the field of civil engineering.
    • Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills in a professional setting.
    • Understand and maintain professional ethics and the need to safeguard the public, the environment, and the natural resources of the country.
    • Understand and maintain professional ethics and the need to safeguard the public, the environment, and the natural resources of the country.

    Learning Outcomes

    The following program outcomes describe competencies and skills that our students acquire by the time of graduation. Our graduates are expected to have:

    • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
    • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
    • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability.
    • An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
    • An ability to identify, formulate and solves civil engineering problems.
    • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities.
    • An ability to communicate effectively.
    • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context.
    • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
    • A knowledge of contemporary issues.
    • An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

    Enrollment and Graduation Data

    During the Academic Year 2014-15, the civil engineering program reported

    • BS degree enrollment: 582 students
    • BS degrees conferred: 93
  • Degree Requirements

    These courses can be chosen from set of courses in the major apart from the above courses (9 credits) and from any other program at the University for which you meet the entry requirements (9 credits). Alternatively, you can choose a Minor (6 courses) in a specialization other than English.

    Requirements Credit Hours
    University Requirements 30 credit hours
    College Requirements 33 credit hours
    Major Requirements 70 credit hours
    Major Elective 6 credit hours
    Open Electives 3 credit hours
    Total 142 credit hours
  • Curriculum

    TOTAL CREDITS: 142 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 100 English I TOEFL 500 3
    ENG 200 English II C grade in ENG 100 + UNS 102 3
    ENG 305 Technical Communications For Engineering & Science ENG 200 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 + UNS 102 3
    SOC 201 UAE and GCC Society ENG 100 + 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, CIV401 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 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

    Civil 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

    Civil engineering students are required to take any 3-credit-hour course from a major other than civil engineering.

     

  • 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
    ENG 100 English I 3 TOEFL 500 Nil
    UNS 102 University Study Skills 1 No Prerequisite Nil
    ISL 100 Islamic Culture 3 Nil Nil
    Total Credit Hours 16
    Semester 2 ENG 200 English II 3 C grade in ENG 100 + UNS 102 Nil
    CIV 102 Computer Aided Drawing 3 Nil Nil
    SOC 201 UAE and GCC Society 3 ENG 100 + UNS 102 Nil
    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,  MTT 205 Nil
    Total Credit Hours 17
    Semester 6 CIV 332 Fundamentals of Transportation 3 CIV 205 Nil
    CIV 343 Hydraulics 3 CIV 242, CIV401 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 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

     

  • Career Opportunities

    Graduates of the Civil Engineering program are prepared to pursue successful careers as:

    • Civil and construction engineers in major construction companies.
    • Construction managers in international construction management companies.
    • Civil engineers in international consulting companies.
    • Civil engineering designers and planners in the Departments of Municipalities and Agriculture.
    • Civil engineers in Water Distribution companies.
    • Civil engineers and plant managers in Water Treatment Plants.
    • Civil engineers in central labs for testing building materials.
    • Structural engineering designers and managers in Oil companies.
    • Designers in engineering consulting firms specialized in designing highways, bridges, airports and harbors.
    • Civil engineers in private design and construction companies.
  • How to Apply

    how to apply

    Once you have checked out our website or visited our campus, you will probably be wondering, "What comes next?"

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  • Laboratories

    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.

    laboraties

    Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics Laboratory

    Fluid 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.

    Soil 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

    Construction 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.

    laboraties

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