Civil Engineering

The Civil Engineering program aspires to equip engineering graduates with technical know-how and sound ethics to design and implement contemporary civil engineering projects that best serve the community and to provide them with the leverage to compete internationally with their peers in the academic and professional arenas.

The civil engineering degree program seeks to prepare students to be successful professionals recognized for their:

  • Critical thinking and problem solving based on a fundamental knowledge of humanities, social sciences, mathematics, science, engineering science and a broad range of civil engineering technical areas;
  • Consideration of global and societal concerns, ethics, and sustainability when making engineering decisions;
  • Leadership and effective communication;
  • Civic engagement and contributions to society; and
  • Pursuit of lifelong learning and professional development.
  • Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility (f).
  • Understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context (h).
  • Recognize the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning (i).
  • Knowledge of contemporary issues (j).
  • Apply mathematics, science and engineering principles (a).
  • Identify, formulate and solve engineering problems (e).
  • Use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice (k).
  • Design and conduct experiments, analyze and interpret data (b).
  • 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 (c).
  • Function on multidisciplinary teams (d).
  • Communicate verbally and in writing effectively (g).

Civil and structural engineers work in a wide range of sectors, particularly the construction sector, on buildings of all kinds, transport and infrastructure. This includes roads and other large structures. They also work for employers involved in the production/generation, storage and distribution/collection of water and wastewater.

Civil engineers are employed by engineering firms / companies involved in designs and consultancies, contracting companies and national and international organizations. There are many opportunities in the public sector, with local authorities, government departments and environmental organizations, where engineers are often involved in setting project specifications and drafting tender documents.

Program Requirements

Student must successfully complete 160 credit hours of courses distributed as follows:

Type of the Courses

Credit Hours

University Courses

21

Engineering & Technology Courses

30

Core Courses

104

Elective Courses

5

Total

160

Core Courses: (Total 104 credit hours)

A. Compulsory courses:  89 credit hours distributed below

Course Number

Prerequisite

MATH234 | INTRODUCTION TO LINEAR ALGEBRA

MATH1321

MATH330 | NUMERICAL METHODS

MATH234, COMP230

MATH331 | ORDINARY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS

MATH1321

ENME232 | DYNAMICS

ENCE232

ENME312 | FLUID MECHANICS LAB

ENME335

ENME335 | FLUID MECHANICS 1

ENME232

ENEE2301 | NETWORK ANALYSIS 1

PHYS132

ENEE2307 | PROBABILITY AND ENGINEERING STATISTICS

MATH1321

ENAR339 | BUILDING CONSTRUCTIONS

ENCE234

ENCE215 | CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS LABORATORY

ENCE234 or concurrent

ENCE234 | CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS

None

ENCE231 | ENGINEERING GEOLOGY

CHEM143

ENCE233 | MECHANICS OF MATERIALS

ENCE232

ENCE311 | SOIL MECHANICS LAB

ENCE331 or concurrent

ENCE318 | STRUCTURAL MECHANICS LAB

ENCE3331 or concurrent

ENCE338 | CIVIL ENGINEERING DRAWING

ENAR339

ENCE337 | SURVEYING FOR CIVIL ENGINEERING

ENME121

ENCE331 | SOIL MECHANICS

ENCE231, ENCE233

ENCE316 | SURVEYING LAB. FOR CIVIL ENGINEERING

ENCE337 or concurrent

ENCE3331 | STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS 1

ENCE233

ENCE3341 | STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS 2

ENCE3331

ENCE335 | REINFORCED CONCRETE DESIGN 1

ENCE3331

ENCE401 | PRACTICAL TRAINING

90 credit hours and above, Dept. approval

ENCE411 | SEMINAR IN CIVIL ENGINEERING

4th year level

ENCE419 | SANITARY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING LAB

ENCE439 or concurrent

ENCE421 | CONTRACTS, SPECIFICATIONS AND QUANTITY SURVEYING

ENCE335, ENAR339

ENCE431 | TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING

ENCE337

ENCE432 | FOUNDATION ENGINEERING

ENCE331, ENCE335 or concurrent 

ENCE4331 | CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT 1

ENEE2307, ENCE421

ENCE435 | HYDROLOGY AND HYDRAULICS

ENME335 or concurrent

ENCE436 | REINFORCED CONCRETE DESIGN 2

ENCE3341, ENCE335

ENCE437 | STRUCTURAL STEEL 1

ENCE3331, MATH331 or concurrent

ENCE438 | HIGHWAY ENGINEERING

ENCE431

ENCE439 | WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION

ENME335

ENCE520 | INTRODUCTION TO GRADUATION PROJECT

ENCE401, 115 credit hours

ENCE530 | GRADUATION PROJECT

ENCE520

B. Elective Courses: 15 Credit Hours

1. Student shall choose one of the following groups based on his specializations. Student with no specialization, he/she can choose any three courses from the list below (9 Credit Hours):

Credit Hours

Number of Course

Prerequisite

1st Group: 

Structures

ENCE5365 | STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS 3

ENCE3341

ENCE5361 | REINFORCED CONCRETE DESIGN 3

ENCE335

ENCE5362 | STRUCTURAL STEEL 2

ENCE437

2nd Group:

Water and the Environment

ENCE5370 | GROUND WATER ENGINEERING

ENCE435

ENCE5371 | WASTEWATER ENGINEERING

ENCE439

ENCE5372 | WATER RESOURCES PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT

ENME335

3rd Group:

Transportation and Highway

ENCE5350 | TRAFFIC ENGINEERING

ENCE431, ENEE2307

ENCE5351 | PAVEMENT DESIGN

ENCE438 or concurrent

ENCE5352 | TRANSPORTATION PLANNING

ENCE431, ENEE2307

2. Student shall choose two course courses from the list below: 6 Credit Hours

Number of Course

Prerequisite

ENCE5315 | MAINTENANCE AND REHABILITATION OF BUILDINGS

ENCE436

ENCE5316 | CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT 2

ENCE4331 or ENCE532

ENCE5353 | URBAN TRANSPORTATION DESIGN

ENCE431

ENCE5354 | PAVEMENT MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE

ENCE438  or concurrent

ENCE5363 | PRESTRESSED CONCRETE

ENCE436

ENCE5364 | EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING

ENCE436

ENCE5373 | WATER TREATMENT

ENCE439

ENCE5374 | SOLID WASTE

100 credit hours & Dept. approval

ENCE538 | Special Topic

Department approval