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Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

College of Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Study System
Total Credit Hours
135 Cr.Hrs
Fall & Spring
Sharjah Main Campus
Study Mode
Full Time

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Program Overview 
The CEE Department is one of the oldest departments in the College of Engineering at the University of Sharjah. The Department has highly-qualified instructors and supporting lab engineers and technicians. Their specializations and expertise span the main disciplines of modern civil engineering, including:
Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering Materials, Construction Engineering and Management, Transportation Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Environmental Engineering, and Surveying. The CEE Department offers a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering (BSCE).

It is a four-year program fully accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs and the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). 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.

Program Options: 
The CEE Department offers only one Civil Engineering Program which leads to a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. 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.

Program Requirements
The Civil Engineering Program requires the completion of 135 credit hours distributed as follows:
BS in Civil Engineering (135 Credits)

​Mandatory Credits
​Electives ​Credits
​Total   ​

I. University Requirements
These are the courses that must be taken by all students at the University, regardless of their major. Descriptions are presented in the introductory pages of the College of Engineering section in this Bulletin.

II. College Requirements
These are the courses that must be taken by students enrolled in any of the College of Engineering’s programs. Descriptions are presented in the introductory pages of the College of Engineering section in this bulletin.

III. Program Requirements
These are the courses that must be taken only by students enrolled in the Civil Engineering Program. This category is divided into the following two groups.

A. Mandatory Course
The mandatory department requirement courses cover the main civil Engineering disciplines, including:
Geotechnical; Materials; Structural; Surveying; Transportation; Construction; Water Resources; and Environmental Engineering. Subjects in these areas are introduced using lectures and tutorials whereby emphasis is placed on both principles and design. Laboratory classes are used alongside some of the courses to develop practical engineering skills and basic knowledge, and reinforce the theory presented in the lectures. In addition, as part of the senior design project students are required to conduct a feasibility study, develop a complete analysis and design of an engineering project in one of the major areas of civil engineering and submit a technical report supplemented with all necessary documents and drawings.

Course #Course TitleCrHrsPrerequisites
​MATLAB Programming Lab for Engineers
1440281Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering3
Engineering Drawing
Pre/Co: 0401103
0401202Mechanics of Materials*3 0401201
20401104; Co: 0401225
0401225Surveying Lab1Pre/Co: 0401222
0401233Materials for Civil Engineers3
1420101; Pre/Co:0401202; 1430117; Co: 0401234
0401234Materials for Civil Engineers Lab1Pre/Co: 401233
0401310Structural Analysis30401202
Reinforced Concrete Design I3
0401310 ; 0401233
0401321Transportation Engineering3
0401222; 0401243; Pre/Co: 1440281
0401343Fluid Mechanics314401261; Pre/Co: 0401243
0401344Fluid Mechanics Laboratory1Pre/Co: 0401343
0401345Introduction to Environmental Engineering31420101
0401346Introduction to Environmental Engineering Laboratory1Pre/Co: 0401345
0401351Geotechnical Engineering30401202; 0401343; Co: 0401355
0401355Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory1Co: 0401351
0401358Foundation Engineering I30401351; Pre/Co:0401315
0401445Hydraulic Engineering & Design3
0401343; Pre/Co:
Computational Methods in Civil Engineering​​​3
1440261; Pre/Co: 151117
Construction Engineering3Pre/Co: 0401315
Water and Wastewater Treatment30401345
0401426Highway Design30401321
0401498Senior Design Project I1
4th year standing; 0202207
Pavement Design​​
​Steel Design
Senior Design Project II


​Practical Training in CEE I
1​90 Cr. Hrs​
​Practical Training in CEE II
0401493Environmental Outreach Project**

* A minimum grade of C is required.
** The course is required for environmental concentration program.

B. Electives Courses
The CEE Department offers a number of electives and special studies in the various civil engineering sub-disciplines. The elective courses are designed to provide students with advanced knowledge and skills in the various areas of civil engineering. Students can generally register for these courses in the final year and after successful completion of the appropriate pre-requisite courses, that are generally offered during the third year in the Program. The special study courses provide the flexibility of further developing special skills and exploring the state-of-the-art issues in civil engineering. The following is the Department Elective Requirements in the Civil Engineering Program:

Course #Course TitleCrHrsPrerequisites
Structural Engineering
Advanced Structural Analysis and Design30401315
0401414Reinforced Concrete Design II30401315
0401416Pre-stressed Concrete Design30401315
0401472Analysis and Design for Lateral Loads30401315
0401461Special Topics in Structural Engineering30401310
Transportation Engineering
0401427Traffic Systems Design
0401428Transportation and the Environment30401321; 0401345
0401462Special Topics in Transportation Engineering30401321
Construction Engineering
0401435Specifications and Quantity Surveying
3Pre/Co: 0401315 Reinforced Concrete Design 1; 0401358 Foundation Engineering 1
Special Topics in Construction Engineering30401437 Construction Engineering
​Construction Site Safety and Quality Management
​0401437 Construction Engineering​
Water / Environmental Engineering
0401447Water Resources Engineering30401445
0401443Solid and Hazardous Waste Management30401345
0401444Coastal Engineering30401445
0401466Special Topics in Water Resources Engineering30401343
Special Topics in Environmental Engineering30401345
​Remote Sensing of the Environment​
​0401222 ​
Geotechnical Engineering
0401450Foundation Engineering II30401358
0401457Slopes and Embankments30401351
0401452Geotechnical Engineering II
0401451Introduction to Geo-Environmental Engineering30401345; 0401351
0401465Special Topics in Geotechnical Engineering30401351
Civil Engineering
0401460Special Topics in Civil Engineering3Topics Dependent
0401429Introduction to GIS for Civil Engineers30401222; 1501113
0401494Sustainable Design and Construction30401345; 0401321; 0401315

Environmental Engineering Concentration
Students who to pursue the CE Program with a concentration in environmental engineering must complete the requirements described below.
  1. Must complete one elective from the environmentalengineering list. The list of electives for the environmental engineering concentration is presented in the table below.
  2. The senior design project must be in the environmental engineering area.CE Program students can choose projects in any area, including environmental engineering. However, students wishing to pursue the concentration have no choice but to do a project in the environmental engineering area or their projects must contain substantial environmental considerations.
  3. Must take 0401493 - Environmental Outreach Project course. This courserequires compiling a portfolio of creative works/activities done by the student to help advance environmental/sustainability knowledge and awareness. The course is equivalent to 1 credit in terms ofwork load.
Course #Course TitleCrHrsPrerequisites
0401447Water Resources Engineering3
0401449Solid and Hazardous Waste Management3
0401494Sustainable Design and Construction3
0401345; 0401321; 0401315
0401451Introduction to Geo-Environmental Engineering3
0401345; 0401351
0401428Transportation and the Environment3
0401345; 0401321
0401444Coastal Engineering3
0401466Special Topics in Water Resources Engineering
0401467Special Topics in Environmental Engineering3
0401449Remote Sensing of the Environment3

Study Plan
The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Program encompasses 135 credit hours spread over eight semesters and can typically be completed in four years. The following study plan serves as a roadmap for a smooth progression towards graduation.

Year 1, Semester 1 (19 Credits) ​ ​ ​
Course #TitleCrHrsPrerequisites
English for Academic Purposes3None
0201102Arabic Language3None
1430115Physics I3Meet the Emirates Standard Test
(EMSAT) score (800) OR 1430106;
Pre/Co: 1440133
1430116Physics I Laboratory1Pre/Co: 1430115
0104100Islamic Culture 13None
1440133Calculus I for Engineers3Meet the Emirates Standard Test
(EMSAT) score (900)
OR 1440098
0401100Introduction to Civil & Environmental Engineering3None

​Year 1, Semester 2 (18 Credits) ​ ​
Speech Communication
Replaced by Introduction to IT (1501100) effective Fall 2020/2021
1430117Physics 231430115;1430116
1420101General Chemistry I3None
1420102General Chemistry I Lab11420101
1440161Calculus 2 for Engineers31440133
​Engineering Drawing 
Offered under course no. 0401101 before Fall 2019/2020 and credit hours changed from 3 to 2 effective Fall 2019/2020
Pre/Co: 0401100

Year 2, Semester 1 (18 Credits) ​ ​ ​
Course #TitleCrHrsPrerequisites
​UAE Society

0401202Mechanics of Materials*3

MATLAB Programming Lab for Engineers
1440261Differential Equations for Engineers3
0401103; Co: 0401225
0401225Surveying Lab1
Pre/Co: 0401222


Year 2, Semester 2 (17 Credits) ​ ​ ​
0401343Fluid Mechanics3
1440261; Pre/Co0401243 
0401344Fluid Mechanics Lab1
Pre/Co: 0401343
0401310Structural Analysis30401202
0401233Materials for Civil Engineering31420101; Pre/Co:0401202;  Co: 0401234
0401234Materials for Civil Engineering Lab1
Pre/Co: 401233
0401305Computational Methods in Civil Engineering
This course is added effective Fall 2019/2020. Linear Algebra (1440211) is not required effective Fall 2019/2020.
1440261; Pre/Co: 1501117
1440281Introduction to Probability and Statistics3

Year 3, Semester 1 (17 Credits) ​ ​ ​
Course #TitleCrHrsPrerequisites
0401445Hydraulic Engineering & Design
0401343; Pre/Co:0401305
0401301Engineering Economics3
3rd Year Standing
0401351Geotechnical Engineering3
0401202, 0401343; Co: 0401355
0401355Geotechnical Engineering Lab1
Pre/Co: 0401351
0401345Introduction to Environmental Engineering3
0401346Introduction to Environmental Engineering Lab1
Pre/Co: 0401345
0401321Transportation Engineering3
0401222; 0401243; Pre/Co:1440281

Year 3, Semester 2 (18 Credits) ​ ​ ​​
0202207Technical Writing
0401437Construction Engineering3
Pre/Co: 0401315
0401358Foundation Engineering I3
0401351; Pre/Co: 0401315
0401315Reinforced Concrete Design 1
Number changed from 0401314 and credit hours changed from 4 to 3 effective Fall 2019/2020
0401310; 0401233
0302200Fund. of Innovation & Entrep.
0401426Highway Design3​

Year 4, Semester 1 (17 Credits)​ ​ ​ ​
0401418Steel Design
This course is added effective Fall 2019/2020. Numerical Methods (0401405) is not required effective Fall 2019/2020.
0401498Senior Design Project I
4th Year Standing;0202207

University Elective I
University Elective I

Practical Training in CEE I​
​90 Cr. Hrs
0401425Pavement Design
This course is added effective Fall 2019/2020.
0401321; 0401351; 
0401448Water and Wastewater Treatment3


Year 4, Semester 2 (12 Credits) ​ ​ ​
Course #TitleCrHrsPrerequisites
Department Elective I
Depends on the elective
0401499Senior Design Project II3
Department Elective II3​
Depends on the elective
Practical Training in CEE II
Practical Training in CEE I
Environmental Outreach Project**0​

1 The course is required for environmental concentration program.
2 A minimum grade of C or higher is required for graduation.

A. Course Description
0401103     Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering                                                                                                                           (0-1:3)
Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering. Introduction to Engineering Design (Design Process and Working in Teams). Technical Communication Skills (Written and Oral). Introduction to Problem Solving in Engineering. Introduction to Engineering Ethics and Professionalism (Engineer’s Code of Ethics with Cases and Engineer’s Creed). Introduction to management and leadership skills and public policy.
Prerequisite: None.

0401104     Engineering Drawing                                                                                                                                                                           (0-6:2)
Introduction to engineering drawing, Scales, Dimensioning, Types of lines, Construction geometry, Theory of Orthographic Projection,​ Sections, and Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting (AutoCAD). 
Prerequisite: Pre/Co: 0401103 - Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering.

0401201     Statics                                                                                                                                                                                                   (3-0:3)
Knowledge and understanding vector resultant of forces in two and three dimensions; type of structural supports; equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies; analysis of internal forces in beams and trusses; static and kinetic friction; centroids of lines, areas, and volumes; moments of inertia. 
Prerequisite: 1430115 - Physics I.

0401202     Mechanics of Materials                                                                                                                                                                        (3-0:3)
Simple states of stress and strain; Hook’s law; torsional stresses; axial deformation; internal forces in beams; bending and shearing diagrams and stresses; beam design; stress transformation; thin-walled pressure vessels; beam deflection, lab session, and experiments. 
Prerequisite: 0401201 - Statics.

0401222    Surveying                                                                                                                                                                                             (2-0:2)
An introductory overview of the theory and practice of surveying, surveying instruments, and measurement and computations techniques related to field problems, with emphasis on leveling and traversing; introduction to the theory and applications of Global Positioning System (GPS). Students must register 0401225 Field Surveying when registering for this course. 
Prerequisite: 0401102 - Engineering Drawing; Co: 0401225-Surveying Laboratory.​

0401225     Surveying Laboratory                                                                                                                                                                           (2-0:2)
Use of various surveying instruments, field measurements, and processing of field surveying data. Students must register for this course when registering for 0401222 Surveying. 
Prerequisite: Pre/Co: 0401222 - Surveying​

0401233      Materials for Civil Engineers                                                                                                                                                                (3-0:3)
Material for Civil Engineering Course covers the fundamentals and applications of civil engineering materials. The course includes an introduction of relationships between composition and microstructure; correlation with physical and mechanical behavior of metals, ceramic, and polymers; manufacturing, types, and properties of steel and corrosion; properties and types of cement and aggregates, hydration, mix design, properties of fresh and hardened concrete; manufacturing, types, and properties of asphalt, aggregate, asphalt mix, and mix design; types, defects, and properties of wood; and types and properties of composite materials. Prerequisite: 1420101 - General Chemistry I; Co: 0401234 - Materials for Civil Engineers Laboratory; Pre/Co: 0401202 - Mechanics of Materials; 1430117 - Physics II.​

0401234       Materials for Civil Engineers Laboratory                                                                                                                                           (0-3:1)
Experiments on physical properties and behavior of aggregates, cement, fresh concrete, hardened concrete, mix design, steel, and timber. Prerequisite: Pre/Co: 0401233 - Materials for Civil Engineers.
0401243        Dynamics                                                                                                                                                                                         (3-0:3)
Introduction and fundamental principles, the basic theory of engineering mechanics, using calculus, involving the motion of particles and systems of particles; Newton’s Laws; work and energy relationships; principles of impulse and momentum; application of kinetics and kinematics to the solution of engineering problems; vibration problems. 
Prerequisite: 0401201 - Statics.

0401310       Structural Analysis                                                                                                                                                                               (3-0:3)
This course covers the basic principles and methods of structural analysis. Topics include classification of structures and loads; computing internal forces and deformation in determinate structures using geometric and energy methods; force method of analysis; slope-deflection equations; moment distribution method; stiffness method for trusses, beams, and frames; influence lines for determinate and indeterminate structures. Specialized computer programs for analyzing structures will be introduced well. 
Prerequisite: 0401202 - Mechanics of Materials.

0401315       Reinforced Concrete Design I                                                                                                                                                             (3-0:3)
Materials and mechanical properties of reinforced concrete; the Code and specifications; analysis and design of various-shaped - sections for flexure by the ultimate strength methods; shear and diagonal tension; bond and anchorage of reinforcement; edge-supported slabs; columns under axial and bending; continuous beams; two-way slabs, detailing of reinforced concrete structures; and computer applications. 
Prerequisite: 0401310 – Structural Analysis; 0401233 – Materials for Civil Engineering.

0401321     Transportation Engineering                                                                                                                                                                 (3-0:3)
Intro to transportation engineering; transportation systems and components; human, operational, and vehicular characteristics; basic transportation planning and travel demand forecasting; traffic studies; traffic flow characteristics and models; highway capacity and level of service analysis. 
Prerequisite: 0401222 - Surveying; 0401243 – Dynamics; Pre/Co: 1440281 - Introduction Probability and Statistics

0401343     Fluid Mechanics                                                                                                                                                                                  (3-0:3)
The course provides students with basic information on statics, kinematics, and dynamics of fluids. These include the study of Properties of fluids, Fluid statics, Translation and rotation of fluid masses, and Dimensional analysis and similitude; Fundamentals of fluid flow; Fluid resistance; Compressible flow; Ideal fluid flow; Fluid measurements. 
Prerequisite: 1440261 - Differential Equations for Engineers ;Pre/Co: 0401243- Dynamics.​

0401344     Fluid Mechanics Laboratory                                                                                                                                                                (0-3:1)
Determination of fluid properties (density, pressure, surface tension, viscosity, capillarity); Measurement of hydrostatic forces; Verifying Bernoulli’s theorem; Flow measurements, Measurements of free and forced vortex profiles; Calibration of pressure gauges. 
Prerequisite: Pre/Co: 0401343 - Fluid Mechanics..

0401345     Introduction to Environmental Engineering                                                                                                                                          (3-0:3)
This course introduces students to basic principles in environmental science and engineering and the relevance of these principles to the area of civil engineering. The course provides students with an understanding of the challenges imposed on the environment due to human activity and the role of environmental engineering in dealing with such challenges. The topics include the study of relevant principles in ecology, chemistry, microbiology, environmental quality and pollution, pollution control systems and technologies, and the impacts of development on the environment.
Prerequisite: 1420101 - General Chemistry I.

0401346      Introduction to Environmental Engineering Laboratory                                                                                                                      (0-3:1)
This course complements the theoretical principles in (0401345 Introduction to Environmental Engineering) by introducing students to environmental quality analysis and unit operations in environmental engineering. The environmental analysis component aims to assess the quality and pollution of water, air, and soil, emphasizing water quality and pollution of water, air, and soil, emphasizing water quality and pollution of water, air, and soil, emphasizing water quality and pollution. The experiments include the operation of selected pollution control processes.
Prerequisite: Pre/Co 0401345 - Introduction to Environmental Engineering.

0401351      Geotechnical Engineering                                                                                                                                                                   (3-0:3)
The soil in Engineering; Soil related to in-situ problems; Soil formation; subsurface exploration; Types of soils; Grain Size Distribution; Soil Classification; Physical and Index Properties; Compaction; Permeability and Seepage. Stresses in soils; Consolidation and Expansion of clays; Shear strength of soils; Lateral Earth Pressure; Slope Stability. 
Prerequisite: 0401202 - mechanics of Materials; pre/Co: 0401344 - Fluid Mechanics; Co: 0401355 - Geotechnical Engineering Lab.

0401355       Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory                                                                                                                                                (0-3:1)
Soil Description and Identification, Moisture Content, Sieves, and Hydrometer Analysis; Atterberg Limits (Liquid, Plastic, and Shrinkage Limits); Compaction; Permeability tests (constant and falling head); Consolidation; Swell test; Direct Shear; Unconfined Compression test; Triaxial Compression test. 
Prerequisite: C0: 0401351 - Geotechnical Engineering.

0401358      Foundation Engineering I                                                                                                                                                                    (3-0:3)
Subsurface exploration; Load transfer; types of foundations; bearing capacity; settlement: immediate and consolidations; tilting; design and analysis of spread footings: square, rectangular, circular, and continuous with concentric and eccentric loads; rectangular combined footings; cantilever walls; Pile foundations: load-bearing capacity, settlement, and efficiency of pile groups. Prerequisite: 0401351 - Geotechnical Engineering; Pre/Co: 0401315 - Reinforced Concrete Design I.

0401305   Computational Methods in Civil Engineering​​(3-0:3)
The course introduces students to computational methods of solving engineering problems. Topics covered include: numerical errors and approximations, numerical solution of linear and nonlinear algebraic equations, systems of linear equations, matrices and determinants, curve fitting and regression analysis, linearization, numerical integration and differentiation, and numerical solution of ordinary differential equations. 
Prerequisite: 1440261 - Differential Equations for Engineers; Pre/Co: 1501117 – MATLAB Programming Lab for Engineers.

0401445     Hydraulic Engineering & Design                                                                                                                                                          (3-0:3)
Application of hydraulic engineering principles to the design of water and wastewater systems and their components. The course will cover the design of water distribution systems, turbomachines, open channel systems, weirs, culverts, and/or flood detention basins. 
Prerequisite: 0401343 - Fluid Mechanics; Pre/Co: 0401305 - Computational Methods in Civil Engineering.

0401437       Construction Engineering                                                                                                                                                                  (3-0:3)
Construction methods and processes, equipment, earthmoving, excavation, and concrete production phases of civil engineering construction projects. Management methods and techniques, network diagrams, estimating, tendering, planning, and scheduling. Professional responsibility and engineering ethics. Productivity, quality, health, and safety issues. 
Prerequisite: Pre/Co: 0401315 - Reinforced Concrete Design I.

0401426        Highway Design                                                                                                                                                                              (3-0:3)
Planning, geometric, location, and design of urban and rural highway systems including; geometric design concepts; geometric design controls and criteria; geometric design elements: horizontal alignment, vertical alignment, and cross sectionals alignment; intersection geometric design controls; at-grade intersection design and channelization. 
Prerequisite: 0401321 - Transportation Engineering

0401418        Steel Design                                                                                                                                                                                      (3-0:3)
Design of steel tension members; beams; beam-columns; connections; elastic and plastic methods; design applications. Prerequisite: 0401310 - Structural Analysis.

0401425       Pavement Design                                                                                                                                                                              (3-0:3)
Pavement design processes; materials selection and characterization methods; design of flexible pavements; design of rigid concrete pavements; design of overlays; road drainage system; and computer applications. 
Prerequisite: 040132 - Transportation Engineering; 0401351 - Geotechnical Eng.; 0401355 - Geotechnical Eng. Lab​

0401448      Water and Wastewater Treatment                                                                                                                                                      (3-0:3)
This course is focused on water and wastewater treatment engineering. Topics include water and wastewater pollutants and characterization; water quality and impacts of pollutants; principles of physiochemical and biological treatment of water and wastewater; preliminary design of selected water and wastewater treatment processes; integration of treatment processes into the water and wastewater treatment plants; wastewater reuse and disposal options; treatment residues management options. Prerequisite: 0401345 - Introduction to Environmental Engineering.

0401493       Environmental Outreach Project                                                                                                                                                        (0-2:0)
This course requires students to work individually and/or in teams on their own choice of environmental project activities involving providing services to the community, participation in environmental activities and functions, presenting seminars, exhibiting relevant materials, and/or preparing informative websites and newsletters. Students will be required to submit individual portfolios documenting their activities and efforts. 
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Environmental Engineering Concentration.

0401498        Senior Design Project I                                                                                                                                                                      (1-0:1)
SDP1 is a comprehensive design experience.  A group of students working as a team, under the supervision of faculty members, are required to complete a major civil engineering design project. The team must prepare a proposal, develop a work plan, acquire data, conduct preliminary design and feasibility studies, and evaluate alternatives in preparation for Senior Design Project II. Teams are also required to submit and present technical progress reports.
Prerequisites: 0202207- Technical Writing, 4th year standing

0401499         Senior Design Project II                                                                                                                                                                    (3-0:3)
In continuation of Senior Design Project I, the teams work out a complete analysis and design of their project. Each student in the team is expected to handle a specific project task and coordinate his/her work with the rest of the group. Each team must submit its preliminary design with all necessary documents and drawings. The team is also required to give a final public presentation. Prerequisite: 0401498 - Senior Design Project 1.

0401488    Practical Training in CEE 1 (1-0:1)
Six to eight weeks and a minimum of 240 hours of field practical training. The purpose of this training is to introduce students firsthand to local and regional practices in the area of specialization. Further, it exposes students to possible career opportunities. Upon completion, students are required to submit a technical report to the training supervisor.
Prerequisite: 90 Cr.Hrs

0401490    Practical Training in CEE 2(2-0:2)
Six to eight weeks and a minimum of 240 hours of field practical training. The purpose of this training is to introduce students firsthand to local and regional practices in the area of specialization. Further, it exposes students to possible career opportunities. Upon completion, students are required to submit a technical report to the training supervisor.
Prerequisite: 0401489 - Practical Traning in CEE 1

B. Elective Courses
The list of elective courses in the various Civil Engineering areas are described below.

0401413      Advanced Structural Analysis and Design                                                                                                                                            (3-0:3)
This course aims at introducing topics based on recent developments and advances in structural engineering. It includes topics related to the analysis and design of structural systems through the use of computers. Emphasis will be placed on available computer software used in industry such as SAP2000, SAFE, ETABS, and STADPRO. 
Prerequisite: 0401310 - Structural Analysis​

0401414       Reinforced Concrete Design 2                                                                                                                                                                 (3-0:3)
Working stress and ultimate design methods; crack and deflection control provisions; continuous beams, analysis and design of two-way slab systems; design of short and slender columns; computer applications. 
Prerequisite: 0401315 - Reinforced Concrete Design I

0401416       Prestressed Concrete Design                                                                                                                                                              (3-0:3)
Principles and methods of prestressing; stress computation and prestress loss estimation, structural design philosophy; Flexure: working stress and ultimate strength analysis and design, design for shear and torsion; deflection computation and control; analysis and design of composite beams and continuous beams; application of prestressed concrete in bridges.
Prerequisite: 0401315 - Reinforced Concrete Design I.

0401471       Dynamics of Structures​                                                                                                                                                                             (3-0:3)

This course covers the dynamic response of single degrees of freedom (SDOF) systems and multiple degrees of freedom (MDOF) systems. Topics include free and forced vibration of undamped and damped structures; numerical solution techniques to the equations of motion; earthquake analysis of linear systems. Applications to the study of buildings are introduced using computer programs. Lab experiments involve the dynamic test of a few structures.
Prerequisite: 0401310 - Structural Analysis; Pre/Co: 0401305 - Computational Methods in Civil Engineering; 1501113 - Programming for Engineers.


0401472       Analysis and Design for Lateral Loads                                                                                                                                                (3-0:3)
Introduces basic principles of horizontal loads and their effect on the building, covering both wind and earthquake loads. Static analysis of wind and earthquake loads using relevant codes. Introduces lateral load resisting systems such as shear walls and frames; selection of the structural system, design of structural system components based on current code design provisions. Emphasizes the use of computers in analysis and design for lateral loads. 
Prerequisite: 0401315 - Reinforced Concrete Design I.

0401427        Traffic Systems Design                                                                                                                                                                      (3-0:3)
Traffic flow characteristics and modeling; traffic control devices; intersection traffic control; warrant analysis; basics of signal timing and design; delay models and level of service; specialized optimization and simulation traffic software. 
Prerequisite: 0401321 - Transportation Engineering.

0401428         Transportation and Environment                                                                                                                                                      (3-0:3)
This is a project-based course that covers the impacts of transportation on the environment, including air quality issues, noise pollution issues, hazardous materials issues, land use issues; water pollution and wetlands issues; and related environmental issues. The course will also introduce travel demand forecasting as the primary tool in transportation planning. 
Prerequisite: 0401321 - Transportation Engineering; 0401345 - Introduction to Environmental Engineering.

0401429         Introduction to GIS for Civil Engineers                                                                                                                                              (2-2:3)
This course is designed to introduce Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for civil engineering students. It introduces students to the concepts and fundamentals of GIS regarding a diverse range of applications in civil engineering. Topics covered include GIS definitions and history, components of GIS, data types and formats, geographic referencing frameworks, data capture techniques, and analysis methods. The course will allow students to develop skills to capture and analyze spatially referenced data and communicate results obtained using GIS. The course includes a lab for hands-on training with GIS software.
Prerequisite: 0401222 – Surveying; 1501113 - Programming for Engineers.

0401435         Specifications and Quantity Surveying                                                                                                                                            (3-0:3)
Introduction; types and documents of tenders; types of construction contracts; bonds and insurance requirements; International general conditions and obligations of construction contracts; preparation of specifications; project cost components, cost estimation; overheads, quantity surveying and bill of quantities; earthwork estimation, concrete, and steel work estimation. Prerequisites: Pre/Co: 0401315 - Reinforced Concrete Design 1; 0401358 - Foundation Engineering

0401439      Construction Site Safety and Quality Management​ 
Construction Safety before the Work Commences; Construction Safety Process Key Components; Legal Aspects and standards In Construction Safety; Technical Issues in Construction Safety; Other Considerations. Introduction to Construction Quality Management, Application of Total Quality Management (TQM) in Construction, Cost of Total Quality, Management and Technical Tools for Quality in Construction projects, Introduction to Quality Standards, Principles, and Procedures. 
Prerequisite: Pre/Co: 0401437 – Construction Engineering.

0401443        Solid and Hazardous Waste Management                                                                                                                                      (3-0:3)
The course introduces students to solid and hazardous waste management, the risk to human health and the environment, and applications of these principles in professional practice. The course covers various aspects of solid and hazardous waste management, including characterization, transport, management strategies, treatment, technologies, and disposal. The course includes material for developing skills in planning, assessment, investigation, and design of waste management projects. Prerequisite: 0401345 - Introduction to Environmental Engineering.

0401444        Coastal Engineering                                                                                                                                                                          (3-0:3)
This course aims at conveying basic knowledge about coastal processes and management strategies. It will familiarize students with wave theories, the beach evolution process, coastal protection structures, and coastal zone management strategies for sustainable beaches. 
Prerequisite: 0401445 - Hydraulic Engineering & Design, 1440261- Differential equations for Engineers.

0401447        Water Resources Engineering                                                                                                                                                            (2-3:3)
It intends to provide a basic background for the planning and designing systems to manage water resources. Concepts of hydrology, hydraulics, geology, and economics are introduced in a unified framework. They emphasize why and how things are done. 
Prerequisite: 0401445 - Hydraulic Engineering & Design, Introduction to Probability and Statistics.

0401449       Remote Sensing of the Environment                                                                                                                                                  (3-0:3)
This course is designed to expose students to principles of remote sensing, photogrammetry, image interpretation, and their applications in natural resource management and environmental monitoring. The first part of the course will cover the remote sensing principles and techniques to acquire, enhance, interpret and analyze remote sensing imagery using visual and computer-based methods. The second part of the course will focus on applying remote sensing imagery and data, specifically Multispectral, Thermal Infrared, and LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) for wetlands, watersheds, pollution, environmental monitoring, and land use planning. Students of this course will come out with a mastery of interpretation, classification, measurement, environmental monitoring, and map-making skills specific to hazards monitoring, hydrology, and land use/land cover. 
Prerequisite: 0401222 - Surveying.

0401450        Foundation Engineering II                                                                                                                                                                (3-0:3)
Design trapezoidal footings, Strap footings, Mat foundations, Sheet piles, and anchored sheet pile walls, Braced cuts, Reinforced earth, and Pile foundations. Topics that can also be included (depending on time availability) are the design of foundations on difficult soils (collapsible and expansive soils). 
Prerequisite: 0401358 - Foundation Engineering 1.

0401451        Introduction to Geo-Environmental Engineering                                                                                                                              (3-0:3)
The course covers the investigation, designing, and construction solutions to waste containment and soil and groundwater pollution problems by developing an understanding of the engineering concepts and processes and introducing them to specialist techniques, such as contaminant transport modeling.

Prerequisite: 0401345 - Introduction to Environmental Engineering; 0401351 - Geotechnical Engineering. 0401343 -Fluid Mechanics, 04014344 -Fluid Mechanics Laboratory.

0401452          Geotechnical Engineering II                                                                                                                                                            (3-0:3)
Nature and origin of soil; Permeability and seepage; stress within a soil mass; stress-strain behavior; shear strength of cohesionless soil; theories of compressibility and consolidation; undrained and drained shear strength of cohesive soil; creep in soft soil. Prerequisite: 0401358- Foundation Engineering

0401457         Slopes and Embankments                                                                                                                                                                (3-0:3)
Design and analyze earth slopes; the use and application of stability formulae; charts and computer programs. Stability analysis; slope movement, mechanics of slope failure, determination of phreatic surface, and remedial measures for correcting slopes. Prerequisite: 0401351 - Geotechnical Engineering.

040146X         Special Topics                                                                                                                                                                                  (3-0:3)
These courses cover special advanced topics in one of the areas of Civil Engineering. The contents vary depending on the topic. Prerequisite: Depends on the topic.

0401494        Sustainable Design and Construction                                                                                                                                                (3-0:3)
This course introduces students to the concept and implications of sustainable development for the practice of design and construction in civil engineering. Two approaches for integrating sustainable design considerations are discussed: life cycle analysis and the US Green Buildings Council (USGBS) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) system. The course is project-based and involves theoretical lectures and teamwork involving applying knowledge of sustainable design and construction to a design project.
Prerequisites: 0401345 - Introduction to Environmental Engineering; 0401321 - Transportation Engineering; 0401315 - Reinforced Concrete Design I.

​C. Courses offered for other majors 
The Civil Engineering department offers the course described below for students in other engineering majors.

0401142          Man and the Environment                                                                                                                                                              (3-0:3)
The course aims to raise awareness and introduce fundamental environmental engineering and sciences principles. It covers domestic, regional, and global environmental problems; man’s relation with the environment and its balancing systems; types of pollution, measurement, and control; consumption of natural resources; waste production, and sustainable development. Students will conduct practical laboratory experiments to develop basic research skills; produce, display, analyze relevant data, and report results. Students are encouraged to volunteer for community activities to improve the environment.
 Prerequisite: None.