Construction Engineering - BSc

construction students on site with helmets and safety equipment

The AUC Construction Engineering program equips students with the tools and skills to excel as leaders and impact the construction industry. In this world-class program, students explore areas such as construction engineering and management, structural analysis and design, infrastructure, construction technology, materials, and environmental engineering. The program is accredited by both the Supreme Council of Universities (Egypt) and the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the ABET (USA

Students are trained by renowned faculty members with PhDs from leading academic institutions in North America and have remarkable experience in the construction industry, locally and globally. The construction engineering faculty are winners of several notable awards and have partaken in significant construction projects worldwide.

Faculty members cover a wide spectrum of specializations related to construction engineering. This adds to the depth and comprehensiveness of the concentration courses offered by the department. The faculty members are highly active in research in the areas of construction management and technology, material and structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, water resources, and environmental engineering.

The construction engineering department has some of the most top-notch laboratories in the country and the region in the fields of construction material, soil, hydraulics, concrete, surveying, asphalt, heavy floor structure testing, and others. Equipped with the latest technologies, the laboratories enable our students to conduct high-quality research that is published in distinguished international journals and conferences.

Professor, Mohamed Nagib Abou-Zeid, gives a short brief about AUC’s construction engineering undergraduate program

  • Students within a few years of graduation will be able to

    1. Effectively apply in a holistic manner the fundamentals of science and engineering to pursue successful careers in the construction engineering profession.

    2. Fully integrate the broad spectrum of construction engineering topics including its areas of concentration with other engineering disciplines.

    3. Cope with and improve upon the ever-evolving technologies of the construction industry.

    4. Communicate effectively, work independently and as a part of a team, and fit within multidisciplinary projects and multi-cultural environments.

    5. Recognize and consider the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context with the ability to understand and respond to other cultures.

    6. Engage in lifelong learning and develop their ability to pursue further studies.

    7. Develop creative solutions to engineering problems, provide effective leadership and demonstrate commitment to professional and ethical conduct.

    Our students can choose to supplement their studies with one of the minor degrees offered at AUC to diversify their educational experience.

  • Completing the requirements of the Construction Engineering Program at AUC, the student will be able to:

    1. Apply knowledge of basic mathematics, general chemistry, and calculus-based physics to identify and formulate complex engineering problems

    2. Implement their acquired knowledge of engineering science to provide efficient solutions to complex engineering problems

    3. Design and conduct experiments in the areas of fluid mechanics, materials engineering, soil mechanics and hydraulics

    4. Analyze and interpret data using engineering judgment and methodologies for validation of experimental results to draw conclusions

    5. Design structures, foundations, highways, hydraulic, and environmental systems

    6. Select appropriate construction materials, methods, and equipment for projects

    7. Utilize design principles to interconnect components and synthesize assemblies and systems

    8. Perform cost estimates for projects, planning, scheduling, and project control for construction applications

    9. Assess legal and contractual situations as well as analyze financial strengths and weaknesses of construction organizations

    10. Define overall needs and constraints in a system or a component with a conscious consideration of cost, environmental impact, public health, and safety aspects.

    11. Organize, administer, and assure the quality of construction activities

    12. Function effectively both independently and in a collaborative and inclusive teamwork environment, to establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives

    13. Think critically, identify, formulate and solve construction complex engineering problems

    14. Realize the meaning and importance of professional ethics and values and how this relates to the construction practice. Recognize their responsibilities toward society and engage in community services

    15. Strive for quality, professionalism, and thoroughness in undertaken tasks

    16. Communicate effectively through various means with a spectrum of audience within and outside project domain

    17. Demonstrate leadership skills and adequately employ them to enhance the working environment and meet the preset goals

    18. Consider the impact of engineering solutions in  societal and global contexts

    19. Engage in post-graduate studies and professional activities in the region and worldwide

    20. Use their liberal arts background and their rounded knowledge to fully engage in contemporary issues and respond to societal needs, new trends and advances in the field

    21. Use up-to-date information and communication technologies necessary for engineering research and professional practice

    22. Use modern advanced techniques, skills, and engineering tools in construction applications

  • All students take a wide variety of courses in construction engineering such as material testing, construction methods, soil mechanics, geotechnical engineering, structural analysis and design, hydraulics, project management, contracts, construction materials, planning and cost management, environmental engineering, transportation engineering, and others.

    Students then specialize in one or more of the following concentrations by completing a set of courses as indicated in each concentration.


    1. Construction Materials and Structures: Students can choose among advanced topics in construction materials and quality control, structural mechanics, steel and concrete bridges, tall buildings, restressed concrete structures, and others.
    2. Construction Management and Technology: Students study advanced topics in risk management and bidding strategies, and design, modeling, and simulation of construction systems.
    3. Infrastructure: Students can choose among advanced topics related to highway facilities, design of water and wastewater treatment plants, functional design and construction of tunnels and bridges, construction of environmental and sanitary systems, advanced applications in geotechnical engineering, and others.
  • Graduates of the program can pursue the following careers:

    • Planning engineers
    • Cost engineers
    • Commercial engineers
    • Contract engineers
    • Project managers
    • Project development managers
    • Structural designers/managers/directors
    • Site engineers
    • Environmental engineers
    • Material specialists
    • Quality Assurance and Quality Control engineers
    • Board members and CEOs of contracting, engineering, and development firms
  • Construction Engineering Department alumni work in leading positions for top contracting, engineering, and development firms such as:

    • Orascom,
    • Hassan Allam,
    • Dorra Group,
    • JLL,
    • Gleeds,
    • Mace,
    • Dar al-handasah,
    • Hill International,
    • Al-Futtaim,
    • DMG,
    • Emaar, etc.
    • Academic careers in teaching and research

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The Construction Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.  The program is also accredited by the Supreme Council of Egyptian Universities.



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