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This discipline deals with a vast number of applications, ranging from buildings, airports, and bridges to water treatment plants, pipelines and space-age materials. The oldest known engineering work relates to civil engineering activities is the construction of pyramids some 2500 BC. In the post-industrial revolution era, civil engineering involved all physical structures, including those related to energy, production, natural resource development, environmental issues, transportation, and others. In the information age, civil engineering includes space-age material development, bioengineering, and smart transportation systems.
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The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE) is designed to prepare students for a successful career in civil engineering industry, particularly the sector dealing with infrastructures construction and maintenance in the civil sector. Students are exposed to a wide range of theories and practices of civil engineering through a series of dynamic curricula.
The mission of the Civil Engineering Program at ALHOSN University is to provide engineering students the ability to design and construct physical infrastructures as related to civil, energy, environment, and communication activities in our society. This mission is carried out through a set of objectives and goals which describe the expected accomplishments of the program and include adopted methods to provide students with the required knowledge in applied theory and practice to prepare them for the present and future demands and challenges of the civil engineering profession.
  1. Equip the students with comprehensive education during their first two years in physical sciences, mathematics, engineering sciences, and design.
  2. Widen the students' knowledge by exposing them to complementary studies in the University General Requirement (UGR) Program.
  3. Provide the students with specialized courses in Civil Engineering in their third and fourth year through a rigorous curriculum of core courses and technical electives.
  4. Encourage the students to become self-learners to be ready for a life-long learning experience by
  5. engaging them in the learning process.
  6. Introduce students to engineering work environments, ethical practices, and professional issues.
  7. Produce graduates who are ready to join the Civil Engineering profession and have a positive effect on their community.

The Educational Objectives are the foundation upon which the Outcomes and curriculum for the CE degree are built. These Educational Objectives have been developed that are consistent with the mission of the university, the College of Engineering and are intended to satisfy the needs of our constituents.

The following are the Objectives of our Civil Engineering program:

  1. Provide graduates with the knowledge and ability to develop and manage society's physical macroscopic and microscopic infrastructure; 
  2. Provide graduates with the ability to plan, design, construct, and maintain buildings, bridges, dams, airports, highways, transportation networks, energy sources, offshore structures, irrigation systems, water supply, waste water treatment facilities, and structural materials;
  3. Provide graduates with the ability to carry out independent observation, analysis, and research planning of both man-made and natural phenomena and infrastructures, hence help them in developing analytical skills of research for graduate studies; and
  4. Provide graduates with the ability to function within the engineering community and the society at large and lead the society in developing technologies that are environmentally sustainable and socially responsible.

The above objectives will be reached through an intensive four year study program and one summer internship. In the first two years, students will develop broad background in engineering, while the final two years will focus on areas of municipal engineering, engineering economics, project management,   environmental engineering, structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, resource management, and transportation engineering. Following is a broad outlook of the Four year program.

Year 1:  Students will be exposed to general education of University requirement courses in order for them to develop the aptitude for higher education. Specifically, they will be involved in Calculus, Mechanics, Computers, Introduction to Engineering, Chemistry, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra,
Electromagnetism, communication skills, and an elective general studies course.

Year 2: Students will be engaged in a number of Mathematics, Geology, and Engineering courses. In particular, they will be involved in Advanced Mechanics, Mechanics of Solids, Thermodynamics, GIS, Surveying and Graphics, Engineering Geology, Numerical Methods, Mathematical Methods, Materials, and Fluid Mechanics.

Year 3: Students will begin to specialize in Civil Engineering. They will be exposed to various fields in   civil engineering, including Structural Analysis and Design, Soil Mechanics, Engineering Economics, Structural Materials, Statistical Modeling, Specialized advanced Mechanics, Design     Courses (steel, concrete, etc.), Transportation, Basic Water Resources Management, and a number of civil engineering-related elective courses.
Year 4: Students will complete their Civil Engineering requirements. They will be exposed to the following general civil engineering topics: Engineering Project Development and Management, Geotechnical Engineering, Municipal Engineering, Highway Engineering, and Water Resources System Design and Management.

The BSCE Program at ALHOSN University will have 130 credit hours of study program and one summer internship program. Each course will count toward 3 credit hours.

The BSCE degree includes a mandatory Training and Internship component of one summer semester in the Third Year of the program. This training provides practical on-the-job experience to compliment the university classroom studies. Training and Internship is an integral component of the degree program. This work experience helps students develop an understanding of the industry that will need them in their professional capacity in the near future. The training program will allow students to see the transition between the classroom and the field applications and creates an aptitude so they can see the big picture of the industry that they will be required to serve and lead.
Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering program, graduates will be able to:
  1. Acquire and apply basic knowledge of mathematics and science.
  2. Design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  3. 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. Function on multi-disciplinary teams.
  5. Identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  6. Recognize the professional and ethical responsibilities of civil engineers.
  7. Communicate ideas effectively.
  8. Understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global economic, environmental, and societal context.
  9. Engage in life-long learning.
  10. Recognize current best practices and contemporary issues in civil engineering.
  11. Apply the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools to design civil structures.
Civil Engineers are highly skilled professionals with expertise in analysis, design, computer   applications, and management. They work for all levels of government and in a variety of consulting     engineering firms. Graduates of the Civil Engineering program are expected to work around the world on challenging and technically advanced civil engineering projects. This will include various sectors of conventional civil engineering.
ALHOSN University requires for admission the UAE General Secondary School Certificate or its equivalent as certified by the U.A.E. Ministry of Education with a minimum overall average of 75%. In addition to ALHOSN general requirements, the Civil Engineering program may have explicit admission requirements to ensure that students who are admitted have an adequate background in specific areas.
Students who obtained their secondary school completion certificate from outside the UAE have to meet the admission requirements set by the Ministry of Education. Their qualifications must be certified by the Ministry of Education of the relevant government. Only subjects classified as academic will be accepted for admission consideration.
Abdullahi Umar Assistant Professor

Israa Hammouda Teaching Assistant
Mohammad Alkhatib Lab Teaching 
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