Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - Civil Engineering
AED 62,503 / USD 17,031
*VAT 5% inclusive
Note: Yearly fees will vary depending
on number of subjects enrolled in
Civil engineers are at the forefront of planning, designing, constructing, maintaining and improving infrastructural facilities like roads, railroads, airports, bridges, dams and power plants.
Our Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) major in Civil Engineering degree (previously known as Bachelor of Engineering: Civil), 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 will be introduced to various iconic architectural structures and construction sites in and around the UAE and will have a chance to work on simulations and real-life projects as well.
This degree will prepare you for a career as a Structural Engineer, Site Engineer, Quantity Surveyor, Project Management Engineer, Construction Engineer and more.
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.
Admission requirements for UOWD depends on the type of high school curriculum you have followed. The requirements based on the most common high school curricula are listed below:
|School System||Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
|UAE (Al-Thanawiyya Al-Aama)||
Elite Track (75%) OR Advanced Track (80%)
|Other Arab Countries
|Equivalent to UAE Al Thanawiyya Al-Aama requirement|
|American High School Diploma||Overall average grade of C (70% or 2.5/4.0) + SAT 1100|
|Bangladesh (HSC)||GPA of 4.0 / 5.0|
|British GCE Curriculum||Minimum 5 IGCSE/GCSE subjects and
Minimum of "CCD" in A levels
|Chinese Senior High School||80%|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma||25 Points|
|India (CBSE & ICSE) Grade 12||65%|
|Iran (Pre-University Certificate)||14|
|Pakistan (Higher Secondary School Certificate)||60%|
- Students not meeting the minimum direct entry for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) may be eligible for admission subject to successful completion of additional remedial subjects identified by the faculty.
- Students with qualifications from other curriculum should contact the Student Recruitment and Admissions department at UOWD to determine their eligibility.
- All students applying for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) are required to have an EmSAT in Mathematics with a score of 900 or equivalent and an EmSAT in Physics with a score of 800 or equivalent. Students who do not have the minimum required score will have to complete a placement test set by the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences.
At UOWD, all classes are taught in English and in order to enrol in a bachelor’s degree you will need to submit one of the following certificate of English language proficiency:
|English Language Testing||Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)|
|IELTS (Academic)||Overall: IELTS (Academic) score of 6
Minimum of 6.0 in Reading & Writing
Minimum of 5.0 in Listening & Speaking
|Internet-based TOEFL||79 with not less than 20 in Writing, 18 in Reading,
17 in Listening, 16 in Speaking
|Computer based TOEFL||213 with a 4.0 TWE/Essay Writing|
|International paper based TOEFL||550 with a 4.0 TWE/Essay Writing|
|EmSAT Achieve – English||1400|
- Students admitted under the International paper based TOEFL criterion must complete the test at AMIDEAST.
- Students with a minimum overall score of 6.0 in academic IELTS and no more than one score (either in Reading or Writing) between 5.0 and 6.0 will be given the opportunity to complete a remedial subject in the first semester as a condition for progression.
All Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) students who do not have the required EmSAT Mathematics and Physics scores or equivalent must complete the Faculty of Engineering Placement Tests and achieve a minimum score of 60% in each test. Students who score less than 60% in the placement test would be required to complete remedial subject(s) in their first term.
Placement Test - Compulsory for all BE students
Monday, 4th April 2022
10:30am to 12:30pm
Monday, 4th April 2022
2:30pm to 4:30pm
Students will receive further information about the placement test from the Faculty Administration Office, once they register for the test with the Student Recruitment team.
For further information about test dates, fees, registration and syllabuses, please download the Engineering Placement Test FAQ Sheet.
In some cases you may be credited with advanced standing (status/exemptions) on the basis of work you have already completed at another recognised post-secondary institution.
If you are seeking advanced standing status, you will need to submit an official academic transcripts showing all courses studied and the grades obtained, syllabus details (including information on course content) for the courses you have successfully completed and an explanation of the grading system.
To make an application for your chosen program, complete the online application form and submit it along with all your supporting documentation (see below) prior to the application deadline.
Late applications may be accepted subject to the availability of places but applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
Please ensure that all these documents accompany your application for admission form submittal:
- An original or certified copy of your secondary school records
- A Statement or Certificate of Completion of secondary school
- Proof of your English language proficiency
(Note: Results from IELTS & TOEFL tests may be sent to the University directly from the IELTS or TOEFL testing centres quoting the UOWD institution code IELTS: AE109 / TOEFL: 7907)
- UAE ID (if applying from within the UAE)
- A copy of your passport (and Residence Visa, if resident in the UAE).
Additionally, if you are seeking advance standing in your chosen program:
- Certified copies of official academic transcripts showing all courses studied and grades obtained, syllabus details (including information on course content) of the courses you successfully completed and an explanation of the grading system.
All applicants for admission who have completed the Thanaweya Al-Amma must get their certificates attested by the UAE Ministry of Education.
Applicants from all other curriculum, who have completed their high school from UAE, are required to obtain equivalency of their high school qualifications from the UAE Ministry of Education.
In these circumstances, you will be provisionally admitted to the University and permitted to commence the first semester of study, subject to you obtaining the required attestation/equivalency.
You must have your secondary school records and Certificates of Completion certified by:
- The issuing Board of Secondary Education OR a recognised authority for secondary education
- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the host country
- The UAE Embassy in that host country OR the Embassy of the host country in UAE must attest the authenticity of the documents and attestations and the UAE ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In special cases where complying with conditions (2) and (3) are not feasible, the certificates may be verified against originals by Embassies in the UAE and the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In these circumstances, you will be provisionally admitted to the University and permitted to commence the first semester of study.
If you are unable to secure the attestations as outlined above you will be asked to sign a “Consent to Provide Documents” form agreeing to secure the equivalency. You will be permitted to commence your studies at UOWD, but will be given a maximum of one semester to obtain the attested certificate(s). UOWD reserves the right to take appropriate action against any applicant who cannot secure the appropriate documentation in this time, which may result in the termination of the student’s enrolment at UOWD.
To qualify for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - Civil Engineering, a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 192 credit points comprising of subjects from the flexible first year, specialised subjects required for the major, electives, general education subjects and a final year project plus professional experience subject.
The flexible first year gives students a broad understand of engineering and its majors. Students can have the opportunity change their major during this year. It covers all core disciplines of engineering and provides a solid understanding of issues in engineering. All students are required to complete the following subjects in Year 1:
- Engineering Computing and Analysis
- Fundamentals of Engineering Mechanics
- Materials in Design
- Electrical Systems
- Engineering Design for Sustainability
- Foundations of Engineering Mathematics
- Essentials of Engineering Mathematics
- Physics for Engineers
Civil Engineering students are required to complete the following subjects in Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4:
- Chemistry for Engineering
- Computer Modelling in Civil Engineering
- Construction Materials
- Geology for Engineers I
- Mechanics of Solids
- Engineering Fluid Mechanics
- Advanced Engineering Mathematics and Statistics
- Structural Design 1
- Structural Design 2
- Hydraulics and Hydrology
- Structures 1
- Civil Engineering Design
- Fundamentals of Construction Management
- Principles of Foundation Engineering
- Managing Engineering Projects
In the final-year project (Thesis A), knowledge and skills acquired in the design, experimentation, analysis, management and communications aspects of the degree are brought together in an individual project undertaken by the student under the guidance of an academic supervisor.
Engineering students are required to complete 12 weeks of internship experience in industry as part of the program completion requirement.
Engineering students are required to complete 4 elective subjects, out of which 2 must be engineering related and 2 can be general electives in alignment with the official degree planner.
All students are required to complete the following general education subjects.
|General Education Subjects|
|Islamic Studies||Muslim Societies Across the Ages: Traditions, Secularism and Modernity|
|Arabic Language||Arabic I OR Arabic II|
|UAE Studies||UAE and international Relations OR Society and Environment|
The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree is an applied program that produces highly employable graduates in various fields of engineering. Students undertaking the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) major in Civil Engineering can enter professions such as:
- Site Engineer
- Quantity Surveyor
- Project Management Engineer
- Construction Engineer
Accreditation and Recognition
All degrees at the University of Wollongong in Dubai are accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the UAE Ministry of Education and are licensed by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA). In addition, the degree 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.
Students will be issued a UOW Australia degree upon graduation.
Professional Accreditation and Recognition
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)
UOWD is an affiliate of The Energy Institute. 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 further your career development.
Dr Karol S. Sikora
Dr. Sikora leads the Civil Engineering Program at the University of Wollongong in Dubai. He obtained a Ph.D. degree from the Glasgow Caledonian University, the UK in collaboration with L’École Spéciale des Travaux Publics (Paris), France .Read More