Accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET in the United States, our 140-credit civil engineering degree course will help you develop a wide set of skills in engineering, mathematics, humanities and social sciences, basic sciences and design.
Consistent with the demands of international and national accreditation requirements and targeting specific industry needs of the region, this undergraduate degree in civil engineering takes about four years to complete.
By the end of it, you will have developed a broad foundation in all disciplines of civil engineering.
Among the main subjects of the program are structural engineering, construction materials, geotechnical engineering, transportation engineering, water resources, environmental engineering and construction management.
The civil engineering degree will also help you improve your communication skills, use computer tools and develop high standards of professional ethics.
We place considerable emphasis on group-based, open-ended design projects, and we motivate our students to stay ahead of current technological developments and environmental and global issues.
With governments throughout the region eager to develop and enhance their infrastructure and the construction industry playing a significant role in that development, our region has seen an increased demand for civil engineers. As a result, you will be in a privileged position to start a career in this sector upon graduation.
The mission of the civil engineering program at A.U.S. is to provide students with the highest level of technical preparation, social responsibility, leadership and lifelong learning skills for successful careers in civil engineering.
The department offers quality education based on a nationally and internationally recognized curriculum supported by well-equipped laboratories and state-of-the-art educational tools. The department provides a professional environment that fosters fairness, ethics, diversity, faculty development, quality research, and outreach with industry and public agencies.
Program Educational Objectives
The objectives of the civil engineering program are to produce graduates who will:
have successful careers in civil engineering and become independent thinkers, effective communicators, team members, decision-makers and leaders in industry and public sectors
understand the global, ethical and social implications of the civil engineering profession and promote public safety and environmental protection
pursue advanced studies successfully and engage in continuing education and lifelong learning
Upon graduation, an A.U.S. graduate in civil engineering should demonstrate:
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 solve engineering problems
an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
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 lifelong learning
a knowledge of contemporary issues
an ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
an ability to explain basic concepts in management, business, public policy and leadership, and the importance of professional licensure
Enrollment and Graduation Data
During the Academic Year 2015-2016, the civil engineering program reported
BS degree enrollment: 552 FTE students (Fall 2015)
BS degrees conferred: 105