Overview

This graduate program covers various Civil Engineering disciplines including Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Construction Management, Highway and Transportation, Water Resources, Environmental Engineering, and Surveying. The necessity of maintaining national development is placing increasing demands upon the government and private sectors to secure proper infrastructures, transportation networks, residential and industrial complexes. To help meet those demands, the program is designed to provide the community and industry with distinguished national manpower and highly qualified civil engineers for the sustainable development of the country. The program will train students intending to pursue their Ph.D. in Civil Engineering. Graduates of the program would provide the link between the advancements in Civil Engineering sciences and corresponding applications.

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Program Objectives

  • Provide graduate students with a clear and comprehensive understanding of advanced civil engineering principles.
  • Train graduate students on addressing contemporary, sophisticated, and complex civil engineering issues or projects by utilizing or applying multidisciplinary problem-solving approaches and using modern engineering tools.
  • Serve the life-long learning needs of the engineering community and develop the graduate students' attitude to acquire further learning experiences and motivate them to get engaged in Ph.D. or advanced training programs
  • Provide an efficient and productive research environment to carry out fundamental and advanced applied research to address civil engineering problems in general and regional and national problems in particular.
  • Provide the community and industry with quality technical assistance and highly qualified national manpower to lead the national industrial development plans.
  • Enrich the collaboration in research and graduate studies between the UAE University and the national and industrial sectors in the country and worldwide.
  • Provide a solid foundation for establishing a national research center for the Civil Engineering discipline in the country.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Describe highly specialized civil engineering principles, concepts, and methodologies.
  • Evaluate the performance of advanced civil engineering systems and components through the use of applicable research principles, analytical methods or modeling techniques.
  • Conduct advanced research to develop innovative solutions for highly complex civil engineering problems through the use of appropriately selected research methodologies and modern engineering tools.
  • Apply advanced multidisciplinary problem-solving approaches to critically analyze contemporary, sophisticated, and highly complex civil engineering problems.
  • Present and critique highly complex civil engineering issues and communicate effectively at a high level of proficiency.
  • Lead professional activities and manage ethical issues in highly complex civil engineering projects.
  • Implement the social, environmental, ethical, economic and commercial aspects to develop valid decisions affecting highly complex civil engineering projects.

Degree Requirements

Required Credit Hours: minimum of 30 hours

Civil Engineering (30 for theses and 33 for no-theses)

Required Courses (3 hours) Credit Hours
CIVL600 Graduate Seminar 0
STAT615 Design/Analysis of Experiments 3
Elective Courses (21CH for Thesis and 30 CH for Non-Thesis) (21 hours) Credit Hours
CIVL602 Environmental Impact Assessment Principles & Applications 3
CIVL605 Experimental Methods in Civil Engineering 3
CIVL610 Advanced Mechanics of Materials 1 3
CIVL611 Structural Dynamics 3
CIVL612 Prestressed Concrete Structures 3
CIVL614 Advanced Steel Design 3
CIVL615 Bridge Engineering 3
CIVL616 Rehabilitation of Structures 3
CIVL618 Construction Equipment & Methods 3
CIVL620 Construction Cost Estimating 3
CIVL621 Advanced Foundation Design 3
CIVL622 Stability of Earth Supported Structures 3
CIVL623 Foundation Dynamics 3
CIVL624 Theory & Design of Pavement Structures 3
CIVL625 Pavement Management Systems 3
CIVL626 Advanced Traffic Engineering & Management 3
CIVL627 Design of Transportation Systems 3
CIVL628 Map Projections and Geometric Geodesy 3
CIVL629 Digital Terrain Modeling & Applications 3
CIVL630 Special Topics in Civil Engineering 3
CIVL631 Directed Studies in Civil Engineering 2 3
MECH633 Finite Element Methods 3
MEME621 Operations Research for Engineers 3
1: CIVL 610,623,624 courses are offered intermittently
2: Compulsory for non-thesis option students

Thesis

Required Course (6 hours) Credit Hours
CIVL650 Research Thesis 3 6
3: Thesis option students

Admission Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited university recognized by the UAE Ministry of higher education and scientific research.
  • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent in all undergraduate work.
  • A score of at least 6.0 on the IELTS Academic exam or equivalent.
  • This test score must be less than two years old at the time of application, with the following exceptions:

Conditional Acceptance

An applicant with a Bachelor degree recognized by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research may be granted conditional admission into the Master’s program in one and only one of the following cases:

An applicant with an IELTS score of 5.5, or its equivalent. Such a Student must meet the following requirements during the period of conditional admission or be subject to a dismissal:

  1. Must achieve a minimum IELTS score of 6.0, or its equivalent, by the end of the student’s first semester of study;
  2. May take a maximum of six (6) credits hours in the first semester, not including intensive English courses;
  3. Must achieve an overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the first 9 credit hours of credit-bearing courses studied in the Master’s program.

An applicant with an undergraduate cumulative GPA less than 3.0 but equal or higher than 2.5, or its equivalent. Such a student must meet the following requirements during the period of conditional admission or be subject to a dismissal:

  1. May take a maximum of nine (9) credits hours in the first semester of study;
  2. Must achieve an overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the first 9 credit hours of credit-bearing courses studied in the Master’s program.

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Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated September 26, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Jan 2020
Duration
2 years
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Price
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Oct 31, 2019
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