Construction Engineering - MEng

construction students on site with helmets and safety equipment

The Master of Engineering in construction engineering prepares graduate students for higher level professional practice in local and international markets, whether in consulting, industry or government. It is intended for construction engineers who wish to master the practice in their field of specialty.

As an integral part of the American University in Cairo, the mission of the Construction Engineering Graduate Program is to provide engineers with high-quality broad engineering vision yet deepen their knowledge in the selected field of technical specialization.  The program caters to demands of industry and research institutes and places a strong emphasis on critical thinking, professional behavior, and ethical conduct.  The overall goal is to advance and upgrade the knowledge of engineers for careers in senior level engineering and technical management positions. 

  • Detailed knowledge in management, systems, design and materials in construction engineering

  • Extensive knowledge in an area of student interest from one of the fields involved in construction engineering

  • Awareness of the local and global context in which construction engineering is practiced, including economic and business practices, societal needs, and considerations of public health, safety, environment, culture and ethics

  • An ability to solve unstructured engineering problems, think critically, function well in a team, and communicate effectively

  • A high standard of written and oral communication on technical matters

Upon completing the degree, the student will be able to

  1. Apply advanced numerical analyses and computational programming to solve complex engineering problems.

  2. Acquire the required high-quality knowledge in the field of specialization (Construction Management, Construction Engineering Materials, Structural Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Highway and Transportation Engineering, Geomatics, Infrastructure Engineering and Management, Sustainability)

  3. Assess societal demands in the field of study and translate them from unstructured into well-defined engineering problems.

  4. Employ creative and/or critical thinking skills to provide innovative solutions to engineering problems and compare the effectiveness of alternative solutions.

  5. Successfully communicate and interact with constituencies and/or teams of various technical backgrounds and fields of specialty.

  6. Implement the code of ethics within the course of study and within the work environment.