Civil & Environmental Engineering
Why choose CE
Civil & Environmental Engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including works like roads, bridges, canals, dams, and buildings. Civil engineering is the oldest engineering discipline. It is traditionally broken into several sub-disciplines including environmental, geotechnical, structural, transportation, water resources, offshore, quantity surveying, coastal, and construction engineering.
The CVE department, established in 2010, offers two undergraduate degrees: the Diploma in Civil Engineering, and Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.
The mission of the undergraduate program in Civil Engineering is to provide a high standard of education which prepares graduates to provide quality professional services and contribute to the state of the knowledge and practice in civil engineering, and exposes them to a global perspective and an awareness of their leadership role in regional development.
The program offers an American- style education of the highest standards compatible with the guidelines of the US Accrediting Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), and the Omani Authority for Academic Accreditation (OAAA). The objectives are to:
- Provide students with a broad purposeful education targeting fundamental principles and concepts of civil engineering
- Endow students with the technical skills required to forge successful careers in the various civil engineering disciplines.
- Develop and distribute across the curriculum open-ended activities that stimulate students’ creativity.
- Commit to continually improve the curriculum to induce latest and best practices in civil engineering education while conforming to the established standards of the Accrediting Board for Engineering and technology (ABET) and the Omani Authority for Academic Accreditation.
- Affix high priority to continually improve the learning conditions for students to attain the mathematical, scientific, computational, technical, and experimental skills required to formulate and solve multidisciplinary, complex, contemporary, and socially relevant civil engineering problems.
- Inspire students to embrace the principles of life-long learning and endow them with the credentials that enable them to pursue higher education in reputable institutions.
- Engage students in activities that harness their social skills so that they can comfortably work in multidisciplinary teams, effectively communicate their ideas and positions, and successfully assume leadership roles in the arena of their professional life.
- Strengthen students’ understanding of social, economic, professional, ethical, and environmental issues in an interconnected world.
Final Year Project
Students normally in groups of three are supervised to work on a project accounting for three credits, which extends over a full academic year. The project aims to provide students with a transitional experience from the academic world to the professional world. It is designed to serve as a platform in which civil engineering students engage in a comprehensive experience requiring the solution of actual civil engineering design projects that draw from knowledge acquired in the lead-up courses to better prepare them to enter the real world of Engineering practice.
Practical Training/Summer Internship
All second year (diploma) and fourth year (BS) engineering students are required to participate in a summer internship period of eight to twelve weeks. This graduation requirement ensures that each students gain practical training experience during the summer prior to graduation, with either a company or another academic institution.
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