United Arab Emirates University
United Arab Emirates University

United Arab Emirates University

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Civil and Environmental Engineering is a broad field of engineering that deals with planning, design, construction and maintenance of structures, bridges and public works as they relate to earth, water and air, or civilization and their processes. Civil Engineering profession dominates every aspect of our life in one way or the other. The current economic prosperity in the UAE is based, to a great extent, on the excellent infrastructure and civic works developed by Civil Engineers. Civil Engineering is the oldest engineering discipline after Military Engineering. It deals with structures, bridges, construction management, highways, traffic, geotechnical, water supply and distribution networks, sewer and disaster mitigation. Environmental Engineering focuses on the quality and sustainability of the three main environmental elements; soil, water and air. The Department is keen to always provide the highest possible quality of higher education, scientific research, and community service. The Civil Engineering undergraduate program in the College of Engineering at the United Arab Emirates University is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. For more details on this program, click here.

Program Objectives

  • Be committed to ethical standards, workplace safety measures and high level of awareness of social, economic, and environmental issues relevant to the civil engineering profession.
  • Successfully deal with real life civil engineering problems and achieve practical and optimum solutions based on sound science and engineering knowledge.
  • Efficiently design, manage, execute and/or evaluate a civil engineering system/component to satisfy client needs per design specifications and/or interdisciplinary requirements.
  • Effectively use modern engineering tools and technical communications in different aspects of professional practices.
  • Develop their knowledge, creativity and leadership and skills to cope with the rapidly evolving technologies.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
  • O1) An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics through differential equations, calculus-based physics, chemistry and biology [A].
  • O2) An ability to apply knowledge in the technical areas of structural, transportation, water resources, environmental, geotechnical, surveying, construction engineering and management [A, B, C, E and K].
  • O3) An ability to design and conduct civil engineering experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data [B].
  • O4) An ability to design structural, transportation, hydraulic, environmental, and geotechnical engineering systems, components, or processes to meet desired needs [C].
  • O5) An ability to function within multi-disciplinary teams [D].
  • O6) An ability to identify, formulate and solve civil engineering problems [E].
  • O7) Understanding of and adhering to ethics, safety, professional responsibilities and the requirements for professional engineering registration [F].
  • O8) An ability to communicate effectively in oral, written and visual forms [G].
  • O9) Comprehend the impact of engineering projects on the society and the local and global environment [H].
  • O10) A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning [I].
  • O11) A knowledge of contemporary issues related to Civil Engineering [J].
  • O12) An Ability to use advanced techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practices [K].
  • O13) A knowledge of basic concepts in management, business, public policy and leadership [D, F, G, H, J and K].
Required Credit Hours: minimum 147 hours