Civil Engineering Technology: Bachelor

Program Mission

Working in partnership with industry, the Civil Engineering Technology Program provides quality education that prepares innovative engineers capable of serving the community and fulfilling personal ambitions with excellence. 

Program Description

The Bachelor of Civil Engineering Technology Program covers different areas in Civil Engineering including: Planning and design of buildings, bridges, transportation systems, water resources and supply, with particular attention to protection of the environment. It prepares students for positions as engineers with the technical and managerial skills necessary to enter careers in planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of infrastructure in a sustainable environment. Civil Engineering Technology provides an excellent broad education with specialized areas to serve the needs of the global UAE industry. The curriculum produces high-quality engineers known for productivity, professionalism, and competence in the workplace. Graduates will have the ability to analyze and design systems, specify project methods and materials,
perform cost estimates and analyzes, and manage technical tasks in support of both public and private sector organizations in Civil Engineering construction.
The graduates will have the ability to work professionally and efficiently; to gather and use information effectively. The program instills leadership qualities based on moral and ethical principles coupled with sound and rational judgment.
The program stresses the effective use of technology, information resources and engineering tools. Additionally, the program is designed to prepare students for graduate studies in Civil Engineering Technology and other areas of professional practice.

This program offers elective courses in Structures Engineering, Water and Environmental Engineering and Transportation Engineering. Students are eligible for a one year Work Experiential Learning experience during their study.

Program Goals

The goals of the Bachelor of Civil Engineering Technology program are:

  1. Provide graduates with the technical knowledge and skills required by the industry to professionally develop, design, construct, operate, and maintain projects in areas of the built environment and global infrastructures.
  2. Prepare graduates for lifelong learning, professional development, and adhering to international Code of Ethics.
  3. Prepare graduates with the capability to be engaged in sustainable activities through community and work-based opportunities.
  4. Provide graduates with leadership qualities, team building, and communication skills.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation, a HCT graduate in Bachelor of Civil Engineering Technology should demonstrate:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the Civil Engineering Technology.

  2. An ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the Civil Engineering Technology.

  3. An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;

  4. An ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes;

  5. An ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.

  6. An ability to develop and evaluate a business plan to transform an engineering design (systems, products ,services and solutions) into a business opportunity utilizing entrepreneurial skills and knowledge

Completion Requirements

Bachelor of Civil Engineering Technology

Students must successfully complete a minimum of 132 credits, including:

Program Core Courses78
Program Elective Courses6
Mathematics and Science Courses15
General Studies course33
Total Credit Hours132
Civil Engineering Core Courses
Required Credits: 78
CVE 2001Applied Drafting and CAD: Civil1
CVE 2013CAD tools in Civil Engineering3
CVE 2103Site Surveying3
CVE 2113Quantity Surveying and Estimating3
CVE 2203Engineering Mechanics3
CVE 2213Strength of Materials3
CVE 2303Soil Mechanics3
CVE 2403Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics3
CVE 2603Construction Materials3
CVE 2613Civil Engineering Construction3
CVE 2903Sophomore Design Project3
CVE 3203Structural Analysis3
CVE 3303Highway Engineering3
CVE 3403Water Resources and Supply3
CVE 3503Foundation Engineering3
CVE 3513Concrete Design I3
CVE 4413Environmental Engineering3
CVE 4503Steel Design3
CVE 4902Capstone Design Project I2
CVE 4912Capstone Design Project II2
EGN 1001Engineering Workshop1
EGN 1133Design Thinking in Technology3
EGN 2712Applied Programing for Engineers2
EGN 2803Work Placement I3
EGN 3012Project Management2
EGN 3212Economics for Engineering2
EGN 3803Work Placement II3
EGN 4873Data Analytics3
EGN 4883Introduction to Artificial intelligence3
Mathematics and Science Required Courses
Required Credits: 15
CHM 1103Engineering Chemistry3
MTH 1203Calculus I3
MTH 2103Calculus II3
MTH 2503Introduction to Differential Equations3
PHY 1203Physics of Electricity and Magnetism3
Civil Engineering Elective Courses
Required Credits: 6
CVE 4323Transportation Planning3
CVE 4333GIS Applications in Civil Engineering3
CVE 4353Road Design and Construction3
CVE 4403Waste Water Engineering3
CVE 4423Solid Waste Management3
CVE 4443Coastal Engineering3
CVE 4513Concrete Design II3
CVE 4523Steel Design II3
CVE 4603Construction Contract Management3
CVE 4803Special Topics in Civil Engineering3
General Studies
Required Credits: 33
English, Arabic or other Languages
Required Credits: 12
LSC 1103, AES 1013, AES 1033 and LSC 2193
Humanities or Art
Required Credits: 3
AES 1003
Information Technology and Mathematics
Required Credits: 6
ICT 2013 and MTH 1113
The Natural Sciences
Required Credits: 3
PHY 1103
The Social or Behavioral Sciences
Required Credits: 9
LSS 1003, LSS 1123 and BUS 2403
Description Data
Total Required Credits 132
Maximum Duration of Study 6 years
Minimum Duration of Study 4 years
Cost Recovery Program No
Program Code BCVET
Major Code CVE

Recommended Sequence of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Credit Hours
EGN 1001 Engineering Workshop 1
EGN 1133 Design Thinking in Technology 3
LSC 1103 Professional Communication and Reporting 3
LSS 1003 Life and Future Skills 3
MTH 1203 Calculus I 3
PHY 1103 Physics of Mechanics and Motion 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester 2
CHM 1103 Engineering Chemistry 3
CVE 2203 Engineering Mechanics 3
CVE 2603 Construction Materials 3
MTH 1113 Statistics for Engineering 3
PHY 1203 Physics of Electricity and Magnetism 3
 Credit Hours15
Year 2
Semester 3
CVE 2001 Applied Drafting and CAD: Civil 1
CVE 2103 Site Surveying 3
CVE 2213 Strength of Materials 3
CVE 2403 Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics 3
CVE 2613 Civil Engineering Construction 3
MTH 2103 Calculus II 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester 4
CVE 2013 CAD tools in Civil Engineering 3
CVE 2113 Quantity Surveying and Estimating 3
CVE 2303 Soil Mechanics 3
CVE 2903 Sophomore Design Project 3
CVE 3203 Structural Analysis 3
 Credit Hours15
EGN 2803 Work Placement I 3
 Credit Hours3
Year 3
Semester 5
AES 1003 Emirati Studies 3
AES 1033 Islamic Culture 3
EGN 3212 Economics for Engineering 2
ICT 2013 Computational Thinking and Coding 3
LSS 1123 Basic Research Methods 3
LSC 2193 Applied Skills Capstone 3
 Credit Hours17
Semester 6
AES 1013 Arabic Communications 3
BUS 2403 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3
CVE 3303 Highway Engineering 3
EGN 3012 Project Management 2
MTH 2503 Introduction to Differential Equations 3
EGN 2712 Applied Programing for Engineers 2
 Credit Hours16
EGN 3803 Work Placement II 3
 Credit Hours3
Year 4
Semester 7
CVE 3403 Water Resources and Supply 3
CVE 3513 Concrete Design I 3
CVE 4902 Capstone Design Project I 2
CVE 4413 Environmental Engineering 3
EGN 4873 Data Analytics 3
 Credit Hours14
Semester 8
CVE 3503 Foundation Engineering 3
CVE 4503 Steel Design 3
CVE 4912 Capstone Design Project II 2
EGN 4883 Introduction to Artificial intelligence 3
2 Elective Courses 6
 Credit Hours17
 Total Credit Hours132

Abu Dhabi Men's

Ahmed Al-qarawi, PhD Civil Engineering, Western Sydney University, Australia

Amer Wadi, PhD Civil Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Amr Mohammed, PhD Civil Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada

Anf Ziadat, PhD Civil Engineering, South Dakota School Mines and Technology, USA

Nassir Eltinay, Masters Architectural Engineering, The University of Kansas, USA

Sokrates Ioannou, PhD, Civil Engineering, Bath University, UK

Tarig Ahmed, PhD Civil Engineering, University of London, UK

Dubai Men's

Ahmed Abdullahi, PhD Civil Engineering, University of Sheffield, UK 

Elgaali Elgaali, PhD Civil Engineering, University of Colorado, USA

Hamza Yakub, PhD Civil Engineering, University of Dundee, UK

Imad Chobaki, PhD Civil and Structural Engineering, University of Salford, UK

Putu Mandiartha, PhD Civil Engineering, University of Melbourne, Australia