WELCOME To The Major of CIVIL ENGINEERING

OVERVIEW

​​The civil engineering department is a recent addition to CE. The establishment of this department came in response to market demand, as the entire Kingdom is undergoing a huge urban construction boom.

Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including works such as bridges, roads, canals, dams and buildings. Civil engineering is the oldest engineering discipline after military engineering.

Civil engineering department at UBT offers the following sub majors:

  • Structural engineering which deals with analysis and design of buildings, bridges , dams, malls, and building towers.
  • Geotechnical engineering with design foundations of all type of structures.
  • Transportation engineering deals with planning and design of roads.
  • Construction engineering deals with planning and supervision of the execution of the structures and coordinate work between all parties involved in the construction.

MISSION

The mission of the Program of Civil Engineering (CE) is to support outstanding educational programs with the goal of developing a safe and functional national infrastructure in Saudi Arabia in accordance with national and high international standards. The program strive to upgrade the existing work force within the construction and design industry and regulatory agencies and organizations; to provide the community with innovated research, and the construction industry with high quality educated leaders in the civil engineering disciplines (construction, structural, transportation, and environmental engineering).

OBJECTIVES

The goals of the Civil Engineering program are:

  • Adopt and continuously practice life-long learning through post-graduate and professional education;
  • Actively contribute to the advancement of engineering practice in the public or private sectors in the technical areas of construction, structural, transportation, or environmental engineering;
  • Become professional engineers who apply ethical and social aspects in the design and construction of solutions to civil engineering problems in natural and built environments and,
  • Conduct research in civil engineering disciplines that help the community.

Graduate Attributes

  • Leaders
  • Lifelong learners
  • Work in a teamwork
  • Socially responsible
  • Creative problem solver
  • Critical thinking
  • Communicate effectively

Curriculum and Plan

PREPARATION COURSES

Preparation Courses: UBT provide non-credit courses specifically designed to improve student's proficiency in English before they undertake undergraduate study and to develop and improve their knowledge of mathematical and analytic techniques through the English language medium of instruction. These courses also familiarize students with various majors available at the college, with the requirements of undergraduate study, study skills and discipline in all forms.

The provided courses are comprised as following:

  • Six English language Levels at the English Language Academy (ELA)
  • Pre-Calculus (depending on the placement test)

Students are entitled to ELA course waiver by submitting one of the following:

TOEFL iBT score of 59 or more; an IELTS score of 5.0 or more; or passing the ELA’s placement test with a score of 100 out of 120. Students are exempted from MATH099 if they pass the pre-calculus course placement test.

CIVIL ENGINEERING PLAN

It is highly important to follow the program plan during its different semesters as it was designed to prepare students in each stage in order to totally benefit from the following one. It is crucial for students to meet their academic advisor and follow their major study plan closely. This would typically include taking lower level courses in the first and second year, getting as much general education as possible, and then moving on to take the major courses and possibly some minor courses. This is a very carefully structured process that students should closely adhere to.

CURRICULUM AND PLAN

Course Description

CIVIL ENGINEERING COURSE DESCRIPTION

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Career Prospects

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Program Advisory Board

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