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Bachelor of Engineering: Civil

Civil engineers build, shape and improve the built environment around us, adding value to human life.

Civil engineers are at the forefront of planning, designing, constructing, maintaining and improving infrastructural facilities like roads, railroads, airports, bridges, harbours, channels, dams, irrigation projects, pipelines, power plants and water and sewage systems. Whilst catering for the future needs of the community, they also take on the responsibility of protecting the public and environmental health by inspecting projects to ensure regulatory compliance by using the latest technologies and materials.

Note: Degree name to be changed to Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - Civil Engineering for students commencing in September 2021 (Autumn 2021 intake).


4 Years

Winter - January | Spring - April | Summer - July | Autumn - September

Yearly Fees
AED 59,526
USD 16,205
(VAT 5% inclusive)


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The Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree at the University of Wollongong in Dubai aims to provide you with a strong technical background and the right skills to launch a career in the construction industry.

As part of the course, you'll be introduced to various iconic architectural structures and construction sites in and around the UAE and have a chance to work on simulations and real-life projects as well.

The program from UOW ranks in the top 100 in the world by subject for Civil and Structural Engineering according to the QS World University Rankings 2020. 


Program Director

Dr Karol Sikora

Dr Karol Sikora
Assistant ProfessorCertificate in Professional Studies in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (fulfil requirements from The Higher Education Academy (HEA) and UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF)), University of Liverpool, UK

He has been module leader for several modules related to sustainable materials, design, and mechanics in the aforementioned Universes...

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Career Opportunities

The Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) degree is an applied program that produces highly employable graduates in various fields of engineering. Students undertaking the Bachelor of Engineering program enter professions such as:

  • Structural engineer
  • BIM Manager
  • Consulting civil engineer
  • Contracting civil engineer
  • Building control surveyor
  • Design engineer
  • Site engineer
  • Water engineer
  • Quantity surveyor
  • Project Management Engineer
  • Road Engineer
  • Advanced Postgraduate studies in Engineering

Professional Accreditation


The program is recognised by the Society of Engineers Australia, providing professional recognition in the field of engineering in Australia and globally. This recognition ensures that graduates from this course are admitted, on application, to the grade of Graduate Membership of Engineers Australia.

UOW Australia is a member of the Group of Eight (Go8) Deans of Engineering and Associates, in recognition of its being among the top Australian engineering faculties. This achievement is a direct result of our world class reputation in teaching and research.

Energy Institute (EI)

The Energy Institute (EI) is the leading professional membership body bringing global energy expertise together, from oil and gas to renewables. The EI connects you to a thriving global community and unlocks access to a broad range of benefits. Becoming a Student member of the EI will grant you access to resources and opportunities that will not only support you in your studies, but also to further your career development.

Accreditation and Recognition

Accreditation and Recognition

This program is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education and is fully recognised within the UAE, GCC nations and internationally for further education and employment in the private and public sectors.

In addition, the program is quality assured by UOW, which is registered with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), the national regulator of the higher education sector in Australia. UOWD graduates have the opportunity to exchange their UOWD degree for the equivalent UOW Australia degree after completion.

Degree Requirements and Program Structure

To qualify for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering), a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 222 Credit Points (CP) which include 42 CP of General Education as indicated in Table 1 and Table 2.

All students enrolled in the Bachelor of Engineering are required to sit for a Placement Test in Mathematics and Physics and, if necessary, may be requested to complete additional remedial subjects. Placement tests are usually scheduled in the first week of your joining semester and students should contact the Faculty Office to apply for the test.

Bachelor of Engineering Placement Tests

All Bachelor of Engineering students should complete two Engineering Placement Tests, one in Physics and one in Mathematics/Statistics. Passing a placement tests means you will not be required to take the corresponding remedial subject.

A mark of 60% or above in the test will entitle the student to continue with the year 1 subjects for Mathematics/Statistics and Physics for the Bachelors of Engineering. Students who score less than 60% in the test is required to enrol in a remedial zero level subject to further strengthen their foundations in these subjects.

For further information about test dates, fees, registration and syllabuses, please download the Engineering Placement Test FAQ Sheet.

Program Core

Subject Code Subject Title Credit Points
Year 1 - Common year for all engineering programs
ENGG102 Fundamentals of Engineering Mechanics 6
ENGG103 Materials in Design 6
ENGG105 Engineering Design for Sustainability 6
MATH141 Foundations of Engineering Mathematics 6
ENGG100 Engineering Computing and Analysis 6
PHYS143 Physics for Engineers 6
MATH142 Essentials of Engineering Mathematics 6
ENGG104 Electrical Systems 6
Year 2
CHEM103 Introductory Chemistry For Engineers 6
ENGG251 Mechanics of Solids 6
ENGG252 Engineering Fluid Mechanics 6
MATH283 Advanced Engineering Mathematics and Statistics 6
CIVL245  Construction Materials 6
EESC252 Geology for Engineers 1 6
CIVL272  Surveying 6
CIVL201 Computer Modelling for Civil Engineering 6
Year 3
CIVL311 Structural Design 1 6
CIVL352 Structures 1 6
CIVL361    Geo-mechanics 6
CIVL322  Hydraulics and Hydrology 6
CIVL314  Structural Design 2 6
CIVL394  Construction 6
ENGG454 Professional Experience 0
Year 4
ENGG461 Managing Engineering Projects 6
CIVL462 Principles of Foundation Engineering 6
CIVL458 Construction Management 6
CIVL444 Engineering Design 6
ENGG452 Thesis A 12


General Education (GED)

Subject Code Subject Title Credit Points
GEDA010 Academic Language Skills 6
GEDB010 Research Language Skills 6
GED 020 Academic Study Skills 2 6
ARTS317 Muslim Societies Across the Ages 6
GEOG222 Society and Environment: Resources, Challenges, Futures 6
INE301 Fundamentals of Innovation and Entrepreneurship 6
One subject from Arabic Language * 6
* Options in Arabic Language
ARA101** Arabic for Beginners 1A 6
ARA102** Arabic for Elementary level users 6

**Challenge tests are available in ARA101/ARA102. The tests are held in the first week of the semester and exemption from a subject will be granted on attaining a score of 60% or above.

For students who enrolled prior to Autumn 2020, please refer to the following link


Subject Code Subject Title Credit Points
CIVL463 Applied Geotechnical Engineering 6
CIVL454 Structures 2 6
CIVL489 Sustainable Road and Transport Engineering 6
CIVL491 Applied Finite Element Analysis for Civil Engineers 6
MECH431 Computational Fluid Dynamics 6
MECH489 Engineering Asset Management 6

Civil Engineering Students are required to complete TWO technical electives

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