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.
Spring - January
Summer - June
Autumn - September
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 will prepare you to become globally recognised professional engineers and will provide you with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to effectively lead and contribute to the advancement of engineering, technology and commerce.
The program from UOW ranks in the top 150 in the world by subject for Civil and Structural Engineering according to the QS World University Rankings 2017.
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
- Construction engineer
- 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
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
This program is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education - Higher Education Affairs 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 30 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 would be 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.
Core & Elective Subjects
|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|
|CHEM103||Introductory Chemistry For Engineers||6|
|ENGG251||Mechanics of Solids||6|
|ENGG252||Engineering Fluid Mechanics||6|
|MATH283||Advanced Engineering Mathematics and Statistics||6|
|EESC252||Geology for Engineers 1||6|
|CIVL201||Computer Modelling for Civil Engineering||6|
|CIVL311||Structural Design 1||6|
|CIVL322||Hydraulics and Hydrology||6|
|CIVL314||Structural Design 2||6|
|CIVL491||Applied FEA for Civil Engineers||6|
|ENGG461||Managing Engineering Projects||6|
|CIVL462||Principles of Foundation Engineering||6|
|One elective from list|
|CIVL463||Applied Geotechnical Engineering||6|
|MECH431||Computational Fluid Dynamics||6|
|MECH489||Engineering Asset Management||6|
General Education (GED)
|Subject Code||Subject Title||Credit Points|
|English Languages (18cp)|
|GEDA010||Academic Language Skills||6|
|GEDB010||Research Language Skills||6|
|GED 020||Academic Study Skills 2||6|
|Arabic Language (6 cp) - at least one of the below subjects|
|ARA101*||Arabic for Beginners 1A||6|
|ARA102*||Arabic for Elementary level users||6|
|Islamic Studies (6 cp)|
|ARTS317||Muslim Societies Across the Ages||6|
|UAE Studies (6) - at least one of the below subjects|
|GEOG222||Society and Environment: Resources, Challenges, Futures||6|
|IRAE135||UAE and International Relations||6|
|Innovation (6 cp)|
|INE301||Fundamentals of Innovation and Entrepreneurship||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.
Dr Karol Sikora
PhD, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK in collaboration with L’École Spéciale des Travaux Publics (Paris), France; MA, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland; MSc in Civil Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland; BSc in Civil Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
He has been module leader for several modules related to sustainable materials, design, and mechanics in the aforementioned Universes...
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