Civil Infrastructure Engineering Program


Program Description

Civil engineering today is concerned with the deterioration of the nation’s roads, bridges, water and power distribution systems, storm and sanitary sewers and other public infrastructure. The aim of the Civil Infrastructure Engineering Program is to graduate civil engineers responsible for the life-cycle of the system he creates and must be capable of optimizing the total system performance of large-scale public works projects, including their social and environmental impacts, in a way that addresses critical issues of infrastructure behaviour, deterioration science, and structural rehabilitation. On top of these fields comes surveying engineering, sanitary environment, transportation engineering, water-related engineering projects who can enrich the water resources and public works field.

Career Prospects

Graduates of this department has a variety of opportunities to work, for example:

  • Government authorities.
  • Consulting firms in civil engineering and construction.
  • Civil engineering contractors and project managers.
  • Water and sanitation utility companies.
  • Environmental engineering organizations.
  • Coastal engineers developing coastal environment systems.
  • Water resources management authority.

Program Concentrations

The program provides the undergraduate student with a thorough foundation and technologies in the basic tenets of civil engineering and technologies. The program provides three different fields in which the students in this program can specialize. These three fields are:

  1. Transportation Engineering
  2. Geomatics and Environmental Engineering
  3. Water Engineering

Transportation engineering is concerned with moving people and goods efficiently, safely, and in a manner conducive to a vibrant community. This involves specifying, designing, constructing, and maintaining transportation infrastructure which includes streets, canals, highways, rail systems, airports, ports, and mass transit. It includes areas such as transportation design, transportation planningtraffic engineering, some aspects of urban engineeringqueueing theorypavement engineeringIntelligent Transportation System (ITS), and infrastructure management.

Geomatics and Environmental Engineering is the process by which a surveyor measures certain dimensions that occur on or near the surface of the Earth. Surveying equipment, such as levels and theodolites, are used for accurate measurement of angular deviation, horizontal, vertical and slope distances. With computerization, electronic distance measurement (EDM), total stations, GPS surveying and laser scanning have to a large extent supplanted traditional instrument. Data collected by survey measurement is converted into a graphical representation of the Earth’s surface in the form of a map. This information is then used by civil engineers, contractors and realtors to design from, build on, and trade, respectively. Elements of a structure must be sized and positioned in relation to each other and to site boundaries and adjacent structures. Although surveying is a distinct profession with separate qualifications and licensing arrangements, civil engineers are trained in the basics of surveying and mapping, as well as geographic information systems. Surveyors also lay out the routes of railways, tramway tracks, highways, roads, pipelines and streets as well as position other infrastructure, such as harbours, before construction. Environmental engineering, emphasis is based both on the design of systems for water supply, water treatment, soil treatment, wastewater treatment, and waste management, as well as on the design of physical, chemical and biological unit operations and processes encountered in these systems.

Water Engineering is concerned with the collection and management of water (as a natural resource). As a discipline it therefore combines elements of hydrology, environmental science, meteorologyconservation, and resource management. This area of civil engineering relates to the prediction and management of both the quality and the quantity of water in both underground (aquifers) and above ground (lakes, rivers, and streams) resources. Water resource engineers analyse and model very small to very large areas of the earth to predict the amount and content of water as it flows into, through, or out of a facility. Although the actual design of the facility may be left to other engineers. Also concerned with design of pipelineswater supply network, drainage facilities (including bridges, dams, channelsculvertsleveesstorm sewers), and canals. Hydraulic engineers design these facilities using the concepts of fluid pressurefluid staticsfluid dynamics, and hydraulics, among others.

Agreements with another University

The program is not yet partnered with another university.

Program Competences

In addition to the competences for all Engineering Programs (A-Level), the Civil Infrastructure Engineering Program graduate must be able to (D-Level):

  • D1: Select appropriate and sustainable technologies for construction of buildings, infrastructures and water structures; using either numerical techniques or physical measurements and/or testing by applying a full range of civil engineering concepts and techniques of: Structural Analysis and Mechanics, Properties and Strength of Materials, Surveying, Soil Mechanics and Fluid Mechanics.
  • D2: Achieve an optimum design of Reinforced Concrete and Steel Structures, Foundations and Earth Retaining Structures, Transportation and Traffic, Roadways and Airports, Railways, Sanitary Works, Irrigation, Water Resources and Harbours; or any other emerging field relevant to the discipline. 
  • D3: Plan and manage construction processes; address construction defects, instability and quality issues; and maintain safety measures in construction and materials.
  • D4: Deal with biddings, contracts and financial issues including project insurance and guarantees; and assess environmental impacts of civil engineering projects.
  • D5: Use the principles of engineering, soil science, biology, and chemistry to develop solutions to environmental problems. They work to improve recycling, waste disposal, public health, and water and air pollution control. They also address global issues, such as unsafe drinking water, climate change, and environmental sustainability.
  • D6: Demonstrate additional abilities related to the field of the concentration within Civil Infrastructure Engineering as listed below.
Concentration Graduate attributes
Transportation Engineering D6a. Demonstrate additional abilities to design, construct, maintain different types of roads and airports, manage and plan transportation modes.
Geomatics and Environmental Engineering D6b. Demonstrate additional abilities to Use wide-range of analytical tools, techniques, equipment, and software packages in the field of surveying, remote sensing, water and wastewater networks and treatment facilities, and of environment pollution and solid waste management.
Water Engineering D6c. Demonstrate additional abilities to Plan and design irrigation and drainage systems, hydraulic networks, sustainable drainage systems and pump stations, and Consider environmental issues in hydraulics, coastal engineering.

Required Courses

In order to get a Bachelor of Science Degree in this program, and to satisfy the Program Competences, the following set of courses need to be completed.

Table 37 List of Civil Infrastructure Engineering Program Requirements courses.

Code Course Title Credits and SWL Contact Hours
CH ECTS SWL Lec Tut Lab TT
University Requirements Courses 14 21 525 14 8 0 22
Faculty Requirements Courses 42 92 2300 36 25 14 75
PHM112 Differential Equations and Numerical Analysis 4 6 150 3 2 0 5
CES113s Structural Mechanics 3 6 150 2 2 0 4
CES114s Strength of Materials 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
CES213s Structural Analysis 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
CES224s Concrete Structures Design (1) 3 6 150 2 3 0 5
CES324s Concrete Structures Design (2) 3 6 150 2 3 0 5
CES427s Concrete Structures Design (3) 3 5 125 2 3 0 5
CES430s Construction Methods and Techniques 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
CES241s Steel Structures Design (1) 3 6 150 2 3 0 5
CES344s Steel Structures Design (2) 3 6 150 2 3 0 5
CES251s Concrete Technology (1) 3 4 100 2 2 2 6
CES252s Concrete Technology (2) 3 4 100 3 1 1 5
CES161s Geology 2 3 75 2 1 0 3
CES263s Soil Mechanics (1) 4 6 150 2 3 2 7
CES364s Soil Mechanics (2) 3 6 150 2 2 0 4
CES365s Foundation Design (1) 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
CES479s Planning and Scheduling of Repetitive Projects 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
CEP213s Surveying (1) 4 6 150 3 2 2 7
CEP214s Surveying (2) 4 6 150 2 3 2 7
CEP312s Surveying (3) 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
CEP314s Infrastructure Network Planning 2 5 125 2 1 1 4
CEP221s Introduction to Transportation & Traffic Engineering 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
CEP332s Highway Geometric and Structural Design 3 4 100 2 2 0 4
CEP342s Railway Engineering Principles 2 5 125 2 1 0 3
CEP151s Introduction to Environmental Engineering 2 3 75 2 1 0 3
CEP353s Design of Water and Wastewater Networks 3 6 150 2 2 0 4
CEI113s Fluid Mechanics for Civil Engineers 3 6 150 2 2 2 6
CEI212s Hydraulics 3 6 150 2 2 2 6
CEI222s Irrigation and Drainage 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
CEI262s Principles of Water Resources Engineering 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
CEI132s Civil Engineering Drawing 2 4 100 1 3 1 5
CEI333s Design of Irrigation Structures 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
CEI435s Hydraulic Structures 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
CEI341s Coastal Engineering 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
CEI441s Port Engineering and navigation 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
CEI352s Applied Hydrology 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
Civil Infrastructure Engineering Concentration Elective Course, Pool A (1) 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
Civil Infrastructure Engineering Concentration Elective Course, Pool B (2) 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
Civil Infrastructure Engineering Concentration Elective Course, Pool C (3) 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
Civil Infrastructure Engineering Concentration Elective Course, Pool D (4) 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
CEP492s Civil Engineering Design Graduation Project (1) 3 6 150 1 4 0 5
CEP493s Senior Seminar 2 3 75 0 4 0 4
CEP494s Civil Engineering Design Graduation Project (2) 3 6 150 1 4 0 5
Total 170 320 8000 134 115 29 278
Civil Infrastructure Engineering Concentration Elective
Transportation Engineering Elective
Pool A
CEP323s Principles of Traffic Engineering 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
CEP333s Road Construction Material 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
Pool B
CEP424s Transportation Economics 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
CEP434s Road Maintenance 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
Pool C
CEP425s Urban Transportation Planning 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
CEP435s Road Construction 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
Pool D
CEP426s Intelligent Transportation Systems 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
CEP436s Airport Engineering 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
Geomatics Andenvironmentalengineering Elective
Pool A
CEP313s Photogrammetric Surveying 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
CEP354s Computer Applications in Sanitary Engineering 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
Pool B
CEP415s Geodetic and GPS Surveying 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
CEP455s Principles of Water and Wastewater Treatment 2 6 150 2 1 0 3
Pool C
CEP416s Hydrographic Surveying and Harbor Engineering 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
CEP456s Water and Wastewater Supply 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
Pool D
CEP417s GIS Applications in Civil infrastructure Projects 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
CEP457s Reuse of Treated Wastewater 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
Water Engineering Elective
Pool A
CEI321s Modern Irrigation Systems 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
CEI433s Dams Engineering 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
CEI451s Ground Water Hydrology 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
Pool B
CEI413s Environmental Hydraulics 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
CEI442s Coastal Environment Engineering 2 4 100 2 1 1 4
CEI463s Environmental Impact Assessment in water Engineering Projects 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
Pool C
CEI412s Pump Stations Engineering 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
CEI416s Hydraulic Modeling 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
CEI443s Inland Navigation 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
CEI461s Geographic Information Systems in water Engineering 2 4 100 2 0 2 4
Pool D
CEI414s River Engineering 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
CEI417s Sustainable Urban Water Systems 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
CEI436s Topics in Hydraulic Structures 2 4 100 1 1 0 2
CEI466s Water Security and Governance 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
Total 170 320 8000 134 115 29 278

Program Study Plan

Code Course Title Credits and SWL Contact Hours Prerequisites
CH ECTS SWL Lec Tut Lab TT
Semester 1
PHM012 Mathematics (1) 3 5 125 3 2 0 5
PHM021 Vibration and Waves 3 5 125 3 1 1 5
PHM031 Statics 3 5 125 2 2 1 5
MDP011s Engineering Drawing 3 6 150 1 3 2 6
PHM041 Engineering Chemistry 3 5 125 2 1 2 5
CSE031s Computing in Engineering 2 4 100 2 0 0 2
Total 17 30 750 13 9 6 28
Semester 2
PHM013 Mathematics (2) 3 5 125 3 2 0 5 ( PHM012 )
PHM022 Electricity and Magnetism 3 5 125 3 1 1 5
PHM032 Dynamics 3 5 125 2 2 1 5 ( PHM031 )
CEP011s Projection and Engineering Graphics 3 6 150 1 3 2 6
MDP081s Production Engineering 3 5 125 2 0 3 5
ENG011s Fundamentals of Engineering 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
Total 17 30 750 13 9 7 29
Semester 3
PHM112 Differential Equations and Numerical Analysis 4 6 150 3 2 0 5 ( PHM013 )
CES113s Structural Mechanics 3 6 150 2 2 0 4 ( PHM012s ) AND ( PHM031s )
CEI132s Civil Engineering Drawing 2 4 100 1 3 1 5 ( CEP011s )
CES151s Structures and Properties of Construction Materials 2 4 100 2 1 1 4 ( PHM031s )
PHM111 Probability and Statistics 2 4 100 2 2 0 4 ( PHM013 )
CES171s Engineering Economics and Finance 2 4 100 2 1 0 3 ( PHM032s )
ASU111s Human Rights 2 2 50 2 1 0 3
Total 17 30 750 14 12 2 28
Semester 4
CES114s Strength of Materials 3 5 125 2 2 0 4 ( CES113s )
CES251s Concrete Technology (1) 3 4 100 2 2 2 6 ( CES152s )
CES161s Geology 2 3 75 2 1 0 3 ( PHM041s )
CEP151s Introduction to Environmental Engineering 2 3 75 2 1 0 3
CEI113s Fluid Mechanics for Civil Engineers 3 6 150 2 2 2 6 ( PHM112s )
CES271s Project Management Essentials in Construction 2 4 100 2 1 0 3 ( CEI261s OR CES171s )
ASU112s Report Writing & Communication skills 3 4 100 2 2 0 4
Total 18 29 725 14 11 4 29
Semester 5
CES213s Structural Analysis 3 5 125 2 2 0 4 ( CES114s )
CES252s Concrete Technology (2) 3 4 100 3 1 1 5 ( CES251s )
CEP213s Surveying (1) 4 6 150 3 2 2 7 ( PHM013s )
CEI212s Hydraulics 3 6 150 2 2 2 6 ( CEI113s )
CEI262s Principles of Water Resources Engineering 2 4 100 2 1 0 3 ( CEI113s )
ASU113s Professional Ethics and Legislations 3 4 100 2 2 0 4
Total 18 29 725 14 10 5 29
Semester 6
CES224s Concrete Structures Design (1) 3 6 150 2 3 0 5 ( CES114s ) AND ( CES151s )
CES263s Soil Mechanics (1) 4 6 150 2 3 2 7 ( CES151s ) AND ( CES161s )
CEP214s Surveying (2) 4 6 150 2 3 2 7 ( CEP213s )
CEP221s Introduction to Transportation & Traffic Engineering 3 5 125 2 2 0 4 ( PHM111s )
CEI222s Irrigation and Drainage 3 5 125 2 2 0 4 ( CEI212s ) AND ( CEI262s )
ASU114s Selected Topics in Contemporary Issues 2 2 50 2 0 0 2
Total 19 30 750 12 13 4 29
Semester 7
CES324s Concrete Structures Design (2) 3 6 150 2 3 0 5 ( CES213s ) AND ( CES224s )
CES364s Soil Mechanics (2) 3 6 150 2 2 0 4 ( CES263s )
CEP312s Surveying (3) 2 4 100 2 1 0 3 ( CEP214s )
CEP332s Highway Geometric and Structural Design 3 4 100 2 2 0 4 ( CEP221s )
CEP353s Design of Water and Wastewater Networks 3 6 150 2 2 0 4 ( CEI111s )
CEI333s Design of Irrigation Structures 2 4 100 2 1 0 3 ( CEI131s OR CEI132s ) AND ( CEI221s OR CEI222s ) AND ( CEP211s OR CEP214s )
Total 16 30 750 12 11 0 23
Semester 8
CES241s Steel Structures Design (1) 3 6 150 2 3 0 5 ( CES151s ) AND ( CES114s )
CES365s Foundation Design (1) 3 5 125 2 2 0 4 ( CES324s ) AND ( CES364s )
CEP314s Infrastructure Network Planning 2 5 125 2 1 1 4 ( CEP312s )
CEP342s Railway Engineering Principles 2 5 125 2 1 0 3 ( CEP221s )
CEI341s Coastal Engineering 2 4 100 2 1 0 3 ( CEI211s OR CEI212s ) AND ( CES361s OR CES364s )
CEI352s Applied Hydrology 2 4 100 2 1 0 3 ( CEI333s )
Civil Infrastructure Engineering Concentration Elective Course, Pool A (1) 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
Total 16 33 825 14 10 1 25
Semester 9
CES427s Concrete Structures Design (3) 3 5 125 2 3 0 5 ( CES324s ) AND ( CES365s )
CEI435s Hydraulic Structures 2 4 100 2 1 0 3 ( CEI333s )
CEI441s Port Engineering and navigation 2 4 100 2 1 0 3 ( CEI341s )
CEP492s Civil Engineering Design Graduation Project (1) 3 6 150 1 4 0 5
Civil Infrastructure Engineering Concentration Elective Course, Pool B (2) 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
Civil Infrastructure Engineering Concentration Elective Course, Pool C (3) 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
Asu Elective A Course 2 3 75 2 1 0 3
Total 16 30 750 13 12 0 25
Semester 10
CES430s Construction Methods and Techniques 2 4 100 2 1 0 3 ( CES271s )
CES344s Steel Structures Design (2) 3 6 150 2 3 0 5 ( CES213s ) AND ( CES241s )
CES479s Planning and Scheduling of Repetitive Projects 2 4 100 2 1 0 3 ( CES271s )
CEP493s Senior Seminar 2 3 75 0 4 0 4 ( CEP492s )
CEP494s Civil Engineering Design Graduation Project (2) 3 6 150 1 4 0 5 ( CEP492s )
Civil Infrastructure Engineering Concentration Elective Course, Pool D (4) 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
Asu Elective B Course 2 2 50 2 0 0 2
Total 16 29 725 11 14 0 25