Civil Engineering Technology

Program Mission

Working in partnership with industry, the Civil Engineering Technology Program provides quality education that prepares innovative engineers capable of serving the community and fulfilling personal ambitions with excellence.

Program Description

The Bachelor of Civil Engineering Technology program covers different streams in Civil Engineering including planning and design of buildings, bridges, transportation systems, water resources and supply, with particular attention to protection of the environment. It prepares students for positions as engineers with the technical and managerial skills necessary to enter careers in planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of infrastructure in a sustainable environment. Civil Engineering Technology provides an excellent broad education with specialized areas to serve the needs of the global UAE industry.

The curriculum produces high-quality engineers known for productivity, professionalism, and competence in the workplace. Graduates will have the ability to analyze and design systems, specify project methods and materials, perform cost estimates and analyses, and manage technical tasks in support of both public and private sector organizations in civil engineering construction.

The graduates will have the ability to work professionally and efficiently, and to gather and use information effectively. The program instills leadership qualities based on moral and ethical principles coupled with sound and rational judgment. The program stresses the effective use of technology, information resources and engineering tools. Additionally, the program is designed to prepare students for graduate studies in Civil Engineering Technology and other areas of professional practice.

This program offers elective concentrations in:

• Structures Engineering

• Water and Environmental Engineering

• Transportation Engineering

Students will have the option to graduate with a Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology upon the successful completion of 79 credits inclusive of the 8 week Work Placement.

Program Educational Objectives

The Program Educational Objectives of the Bachelor of Civil Engineering Technology Program are to provide graduates:

1. With the technical knowledge and skills required by the industry to professionally develop, design, construct, operate, and maintain projects in areas of the built environment and global infrastructures.

2. Equipped for lifelong learning, professional development, and adhering to international Code of Ethics.

3. Capable to engage in sustainable activities through community and work-based opportunities.

4. With effective leadership, team building, and communication skills.

Program Student Outcomes

Upon graduation, a HCT graduate in Bachelor of Civil Engineering Technology should demonstrate: 

a. An ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of civil engineering to broadly-defined engineering technology activities.

b. An ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to civil engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies.

c. An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes.

d. An ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined civil engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives.

e. An ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team.

f. An ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined civil engineering technology problems.

g. An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.

h. An understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.

i. An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity.

j. A knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context.

k. A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

Completion Requirements

Students seeking the Bachelor of Civil Engineering Technology degree must successfully complete the following requirements:

1. Minimum of 146 credits which are divided as follows:

a. Major requirements of 77 credits as specified by program core requirements.

b. Work placement I and II: 8 weeks for each work placement.

c. Elective requirement of 15 credits.

d. Minimum of 21 credits of Math and Science course requirements

e. General Studies requirements of 33 credits according to the General Studies breakdown.

2. Minimum CGPA of 2.00.

Degree: Bachelor of Engineering Technology

Programme Code: BCVET

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