Department of Civil Engineering

Mission Statement .
The mission of the Civil Engineering Department is to:

  1. Provide high quality instruction and opportunities for engineering design to prepare graduates for civil engineering practice and to engage in life-long learning;
  2. Provide research opportunities for students that generate communicate and apply knew knowledge to improve society; and
  3. Provide opportunities for leadership and service.
Vision Statement

The program shall be reviewed and modified to keep up-to-date of educational, technological and design developments in the area of Civil Engineering. Furthermore, the program shall be recognized at national, regional and international levels as a competitive program of study.

Program Goals and Objectives

In order to achieve set program mission and vision, a number of goals and objectives have to come together in an intertwined manner. These are usually embedded as integral components of program design and layout. The faculty members strive to achieve the following:

  1. Produce qualified graduates that will progress to professional registration;
  2. Produce graduates that will develop professional through participation and leadership in professional societies;
  3. Produce graduates who satisfactorily meet the expectations of their environmental engineering employer;
  4. Produce graduate that will recognize the need for and pursue life-long learning through continuing education and/or postgraduate education; and
  5. Produce graduates capable of entering diverse career paths in industry, consulting, government and education.
Student Learning Outcomes
The curriculum is designed to ensure Civil Engineering students have the following capabilities at the time of graduation:
General Program Criteria

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  3. 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.
  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  5. An ability to identify, to formulate, and to solve engineering problems.
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. An ability to communicate effectively.
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  9. Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  10. Knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. The ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
Civil Engineering Specific Criteria

  1. Apply knowledge of mathematics through differential equations, calculus-based physics, chemistry, and at least one additional area of science, consistent with the program educational objectives.
  2. Proficiency in structural engineering.
  3. Proficiency in geotechnical engineering.
  4. Proficiency in environmental engineering.
  5. Proficiency in water resources engineering.
  6. Proficiency in Transportation engineering.
  7. Conduct civil engineering experiments and analyze and interpret the resulting data.
  8. Design a system, component, or process in more than one civil engineering context.
  9. Explain basic concepts in management, business, public policy, and leadership.
  10. Explain the importance of professional licensure.
Assessment of Program Objectives and Outcomes
Assessment and evaluation processes will be implemented that periodically document and demonstrate that the program objectives are being met and that graduating students attain the program outcomes. Assessment processes will utilize several instruments including course level as well as program level assessments. The program will be continually improved using the results of the assessment and evaluation processes.
Students must achieve the required credit hours for the program by completing University and University Electives listed

Total Number of Credits: 137

University Requirements

24  Credits   
Course Code Course Title Pre-Requisites Credits
ARAB101 Arabic 3
ISLM101 Islamic Culture 3
ENGL101 English Communication Skills I 3
SOCI101 Sociology 3
ENGL102 English Communication Skills II ENGL101 3
MNGT313 Entrepreneurship 3
PHIL101 Introduction to Logic (Philosophy) 3
                                             University Elective 3
Total 24

College Requirements

41  Credits   
Course Code Course Title Pre-Requisites Credits
MATH101 Calculus I FTPM002 (C) 3
MATH102 Calculus II MATH101 3
MATH203 Differential Equations MATH102 3
MATH204 Probability and Statistics MATH102 3
MATH305 Numerical Methods MATH203 3
MATH406 Calculus III MATH102 3
PHYS101 Physics I 3
PHYS181 Physics I Lab PHSY101 (C) 1
PHYS102 Physics II PHYS101 3
CHEM101 Chemistry 3
CHEM181 Chemistry Laboratory CHEM101 (C) 1
ENGR201 Engineering Drawing MATH101 3
ENGR202 Technical Writing and Presentation ENGL102 3
ENGR230 Engineering Analysis MATH203 (C) & MATH204 (C) 3
ENGR404 Engineering Economics MATH204 3
Total                                                      41

Major Requirements

72  Credits   
Course Code Course Title Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites (C)
ENGR220 Statics MATH102 3
ENGR321 Dynamics ENGR220 3
CVEN310 Surveying 3
CVEN231 Engineering Geology ENGR230 3
CVEN332 Civil Engineering Materials 3
CVEN333 Mechanics of Materials MATH203 ENGR220 3
CVEN340 Analysis of Structures I CVEN333 3
CVEN441 Design of Steel Structures CVEN340 3
CVEN442 Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures CVEN340 3
CVEN443 Foundation Engineering CVEN260 3
CVEN544 Design of Temporary Structures CVEN443 CVEN340 3
CVEN545 Analysis of Structures II CVEN340 3
CVEN260 Geotechnical Engineering CVEN333 3
CVEN361 Environmental Engineering CVEN350 3
CVEN362 Transportation Engineering ENGR230 3
CVEN350 Thermofluids Engineering MATH203 MATH305 (C) 3
CVEN451 Hydraulics Engineering MATH203 3
CVEN552 Engineering Hydrology CVEN451 3
CVEN470 Project Management ENGR343 & 441 3
CVEN491 Capstone Design Project I Senior Status 3
CVEN592 Capstone Design Project II CVEN491 3
Civil Engineering Elective 9
Total 72
Civil Engineering Electives
(Choose 9 Credit Hours)
Course Code Course Title Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites (C)
CVEN536 Pre-stressed Concrete CVEN340 3
CVEN537 Ground Improvement CVEN443 3
CVEN538 Earth Retaining Structures CVEN443 3
CVEN563 Traffic Engineering CVEN362 3
CVEN546 Design and Rehabilitation of Pavements CVEN260 3
CVEN553 Water Resources Engineering CVEN451 3
CVEN554 Hydrogeology & Groundwater CVEN552 3
COEN280 Construction Methodology CVEN231 (C) 3
COEN282 Construction Equipment COEN280 3
COEN585 GIS Application in Civil Engineering COEN282 3
COEN585 Cost Estimating COEN282 3
COEN586 Sustainable Construction CVEN361 3