Program TitleBachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
Total Credit Hours needed for completion of the program
  • Total: 133 Credit hours.
  • 4 years – 8 Semesters.
Award Granted On Completion Of The ProgramBachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
New Program – Planned starting date– September 2019


The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering is to provide students with core competencies, knowledge and skills needed to develop highly competent professionals, prepared for entry-level positions in civil engineering, further graduate study, life-long learning, and societal leadership.


Goals and PLOs for General Education

a. Goals

  • Provide students with the knowledge needed to pursue their major.
  • Expand student’s understanding of self, environment, and society.
  • Enable students to build a base of knowledge and skills that are needed for lifelong learning.
  • Give students the knowledge, skills, and motivations to make an ethical decision based on an understanding of the societal values


CVE general education prepares the student to:

  • Communicate effectively, in oral, written or listening situations and daily settings in Arabic or English.
  • Develop technological literacy and use the application of technology to achieve personal and educational goals.
  • Apply mathematical and statistical concepts to solve quantitative real-life problems.
  • Understand and apply scientific methods.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic theories and concepts in social and behavioural sciences; and apply them to personal, social, and developmental issues.
  • Understand the major ethical concepts and theories in the professional fields.
  • Adopt effective learning strategies appropriate to the situation.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of current environmental challenges.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the Islamic religion and its relation to culture, civilization, and science.
  • Use critical thinking and reasoning skills for problem-solving.

Goals and PLOs for Engineering Core and the Civil Engineering Major

a. Goals

  • Instil within the students the motivation and desire to follow sound moral judgment in personal and professional roles.
  • Strengthen the engineering judgment of graduates by providing a capability for critical thinking, creative problem solving, and innovative decision-making processes in an organizational setting.
  • Improve the students’ abilities to utilize engineering science techniques to resolve complex engineering problems
  • Strengthen the students’ abilities and skills to work effectively in teams.
  • Equip the students with the knowledge to guide their organization during periods of change.
  • Prepare the graduates to assume leadership positions in organizations, locally and in multicultural organizations.
  • Promote graduates awareness of concepts, tools and methodologies relevant to the field of civil engineering.
  • Equip students with multidisciplinary competencies in the field of civil engineering
  • Prepare students to identify, analyze, formulate and solve problems related to civil engineering projects
  • Prepare students to serve in middle management civil engineering positions in private and public organizations


Upon graduation, a CVE 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 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 multi-disciplinary 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 life-long learning;
  • knowledge of contemporary issues;
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
Semester 1CrSemester 2Cr
ENGR101Introduction to Engineering1ENGR100Interdisciplinary Engineering Design3
BAS100General Chemistry3BAS200Physics I3
BAS101General Chemistry Lab1BAS201Physics Lab I1
MTH110Calculus I3MTH120Calculus II3
ENGR130Introduction of Computer Aided Design3BIT100Introduction to Information Technology Skills3
ENG100English I3GEN103Logic and Critical Thinking3
GEN102Islamic Culture3
MTH200Multivariate Calculus3ENGR200Applied Electrical Circuits3
BAS210Physics II3ENGR201Applied Electrical Circuits Lab1
BAS211Physics Lab II1MTH210Differential Equations and Laplace Transforms3
ENGR140Statics3CVE230Mechanics of Materials3
CVE220Surveying3GEN302Fundamentals of Innovation and Entrepreneurship3
GEN104Man and Environment3MTH220Numerical Methods and Matrices3
BAS220Problem Solving Using MATLAB3ENGR230Computer Aided Engineering3
ENGR120Engineering Materials3MTH230Probability and Statistics3
CVE 300Dynamics3CVE355Environmental Engineering3
CVE330Structural Engineering3CVE350Geotechnical Engineering3
CVE340Fluid Mechanics3CVE351Geotechnical Engineering Lab1
CVE341Fluid Mechanics Lab1CVE320Thermodynamics3
ENGR 400Internship3
GEN105Emirates Society3CVE491Senior Design Project II2
CVE490Senior Design Project I1CVE410Steel Structures3
CVE430Transpiration Engineering3CVE420Reinforced Concrete Design I3
CVE400Finite Element Analysis is Structural Engineering3CVE440Construction Management3
GEN108Ethics and Professional Practice of Engineering3MELECT02Civil Engineering Elective II3
MELECT01Civil Engineering Elective I3MELECT03Civil Engineering Elective III3

Professional Occupations For Which Graduates Are Prepared In The Program

Graduates of the civil engineering program are prepared for a variety of careers in Civil Engineering. Example job titles include:

  • Design Engineer: define proper work methods and processes and ways to measure the performance of these processes.

  • Construction Engineer: utilizing all resources efficiently and effectively with cost for the construction of civil engineering buildings/facilities

  • Civil Municipality Engineer: Oversee the functions of facilities in local municipalities.

  • Project manager: manage projects by mapping out who does what, when, and how it can be done more efficiently. Form and direct teams to work toward a specific task and objectives.

Bachelor Degree in General Requirements

Students applying for admission to all ECT academic programs must be graduates with a UAE Secondary School Certificate, or it’s equivalent, as stated in the admission requirements set in the Ministerial Decrees No. 200/year 2004 and No 133/year 2005.

A) Secondary School Certificate: A certified UAE general secondary school certificate, with a minimum score of 60% or its equivalent is required for admission, according to the regulations of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. However, students with scores of less than 60% can study in the Foundation program and should pass 5 courses namely, Arabic Language, IT, Mathematics, Study Skills, and English Communication, along with a TOEFL score of 500 or equivalent before they study academic courses. Students with Industrial, Applied Technology, Commercial, and Agricultural Secondary School Certificates and with a minimum score of 65% can be admitted to ECT programs that are closely related to their fields of study and have to fulfill all other admission requirements. However, students with these certificates and with scores less than 65% can be admitted in the Foundation Program.

B) Proficiency in English: An adequate level of English language proficiency is required for admission. Applicants are required to present one of the following certificates of proficiency:

  • For English programs: (Diploma & Bachelor)
    1. Valid certified TOEFL results equivalent to 500 (173CBT, a 61 iBT) or above
    2. Valid certified IELTS results band 5.0
    3. Valid certified PTE A score of (36-41) is equivalent to an IELTS score of 5.0, and a PTE A score of (44) is equivalent to TOEFL 500 (173CBT, a 61 iBT). Otherwise, they may undertake a course of remedial or intensive English but must achieve the required score before they can proceed into their academic programs.
  • For the Arabic program “Mass Communication and Public Relations,” students should submit a TOEFL certificate with a score of 450 or equivalent. A student with a score of 400 can study the first year program but needs to obtain a 450 score before proceeding to the second year.
  • For Foundation Certificate Program Students who are admitted in the Foundation Program at ECT and wish to pursue their higher education also at ECT and have successfully completed the requirements of the (FP) should meet the English proficiency requirement.
  • Students who can’t provide proof of English proficiency upon admission will be required to undertake a course of remedial or intensive English provided by the ECT

BSc in Civil Engineering – [BS_CE] – Program Curriculum (133)

Engineering Common Core Courses (80)

General Education (24)

Course Code Course NameCrPre-requisites
BIT100Introduction to Information Technology Skills3
ENG100English I3
GEN102Islamic Culture3
GEN103Logic and Critical Thinking3
GEN104Man and Environment3
GEN105Emirates Society3
GEN108Ethics and Professional Practices in Engineering3
GEN302Fundamentals of Innovation and Entrepreneurship3

Basic Sciences (15)

Course Code Course NameCrPre-requisites or Co-requisites
BAS100General Chemistry3
BAS101General Chemistry Lab1BAS100 (Co-requisite)
BAS200Physics I3
BAS201Physics Lab I1BAS200 (Co-requisite)
BAS210Physics II3BAS200
BAS211Physics Lab II1BAS210 (Co-requisite)
BAS220Problem Solving Using MATLAB3MTH220

Mathematics (18)

Course Code Course NameCrPre-requisites or Co-requisites
MTH110Calculus I3
MTH120Calculus II3MTH110
MTH200Multivariate Calculus3MTH120
MTH210Differential Equations and Laplace Transforms3MTH200
MTH220Numerical Methods and Matrices3MTH210
MTH230Probability and Statistics3MTH110

Common Engineering Required Courses (23)

Course Code Course NameCrPre-requisites or Co-requisites
ENGR100Interdisciplinary Engineering Design3
ENGR101Introduction to Engineering1
ENGR120Engineering Materials3ENGR100, BAS 100
ENGR130Introduction to Computer Aided Design3
ENGR140Statics3MTH110, BAS200
ENGR200Applied Electrical Circuits3BAS210
ENGR201Applied Electrical Circuits Lab1ENGR200 (Co-requisite)
ENGR230Computer Aided Engineering3ENGR130
ENGR400Internship3*Senior Standing

Civil Engineering Required Courses (44)

Course Code Course NameCrPre-requisites or Co-requisites
CVE230Mechanics of Materials3BAS 200
CVE320Thermodynamics3BAS100, MTH110
CVE330Structural Engineering3ENGR140
CVE340Fluid Mechanics3ENGR140
CVE341Fluid Mechanics Lab1CVE340 (Co-requisite)
CVE350Geotechnical Engineering3BAS 200
CVE351Geotechnical Engineering Lab1CVE350 (Co-requisite)
CVE400Finite Element Analysis in Structural Engineering3CVE330
CVE355Environmental Engineering3CVE340
CVE410Steel Structures3CVE400
CVE420Reinforced Concrete Design I3CVE400
CVE430Transpiration Engineering3CVE220
CVE440Construction Management3ENGR120
CVE490Senior Design Project I1*Senior Standing
CVE491Senior Design Project II2CVE 490

Major Electives (9)

Course Code Course NameCrPre-requisites or Co-requisites
CVE465Reinforced Concrete Design II3CVE420
CVE470Air Pollution3CVE355
CVE475Solid Waste Management3CVE355
CVE480Groundwater Hydrology3CVE340

*Senior Standing: Completed 90 Credit Hours