American University of Sharjah
American University of Sharjah

American University of Sharjah

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Accredited by the Ministry of Education's Higher Education Affairs Division in the United Arab Emirates 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 technical 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.

Required Credit Hours: minimum 140 hours


Ministry of Higher Education
Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET in the United States

Career Options

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