The Civil Engineering program is one of the oldest Engineering programs in University of Sharjah. The program is designed to reflect the special needs of the United Arab Emirates and the region in the development of structures and infrastructure for the benefit of the community. The program provides students with the opportunity to cover various sub-fields of Civil Engineering through the choice of final year technical electives. The Department also offers, under the umbrella of the Civil Engineering program, a concentration in Environmental Engineering.
The program is accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MoHESR) and Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) since 2010.
Goals and Objectives
Goals/ Program Educational Objectives (ABET Terminology):
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Sharjah will produce graduates who:
1. Are prepared to practice the civil engineering profession responsibly for the benefit of the community.
2. Will achieve, upon few years of practice, levels of technical knowledge and professional expertise necessary for career advancement and assuming leadership positions in the Civil Engineering profession.
3. Will pursue scientific inquiry and lifelong learning opportunities, such as self- directed learning, graduate studies, participation in professional activities, and continuing education.
Objectives / Program Outcomes (ABET Terminology):
Upon successful completion of the B.Sc. in Civil Engineering program, a student will have:
a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
c) 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.
d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
e) an ability to identify, formulates, and solves engineering problems.
f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
g) an ability to communicate effectively in two languages.
h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
j) a knowledge of contemporary issues.
k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
Annual enrollment and graduation data of students
The annual student enrollment and the number of students who have graduated in the past three years from the Civil Engineering program are shown in the table and figure below;
(Note: Student graduating in 2012-2013 were enrolled in 2008-2009 and incoming class of 2012-2013 is expected to graduate in 2016-2017)