Description of the Program
The career paths available to Civil Engineers are many and varied and can involve a wide range of activities, tool, situation, and venues; from conceptual design of facilities that do not yet exist to forensic study of facilities that have failed to perform as expected, from advanced simulation of complex system to the management of people and projects, from private consulting to public service. A Civil Engineer must be as well prepared for a career focused on a single professional activity. The Civil Engineering curriculum is designed specifically to meet this educational challenge by emphasizing fundamental knowledge, transferrable skills, and lifelong learning.
The Civil Engineering program comprises five main disciplines: Construction Engineering and Management, Geotechnical and Geo-Environmental Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Structural Engineering and Transportation Engineering. Although each discipline has its own special body of knowledge and engineering tools, they all rely on the same fundamental core principles. Civil Engineering projects often draw expertise from many of these disciplines.
Objectives of the Program
1. To produce quality civil engineering graduates with necessary knowledge and skills in basic engineering, planning, design, construction, management and maintenance of various structures.
2. To extend civil engineering services such as planning, design, construction and other types of civil engineering works to the community.
3. To strengthen linkages with various local, national and international government and non-government agencies.
4. To conduct researches to generate new knowledge, which will address to community problems and contribute to its development.
5. To utilize research outputs to improve community through extension and productive activities.
6. To undertake programs on ecology protection and preservation.
7. To inculcate ethical and desirable habits and attitudes; promote the arts and culture and develop profound sense of social awareness and nationalism.
8. To promote gender equality in the civil engineering profession.