Construction Engineering - BSc

construction site

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

 

The specific program educational objectives of the construction engineering program are to:

  1. Educate students on the fundamentals of science and engineering with emphasis on construction engineering applications

  2. Introduce students to a broad spectrum of Construction Engineering topics, with a concentration in an area of their choice, to plan for construction operations and to fit in construction organizations

  3. Prepare students to cope with and improve on the ever-evolving technologies in production, products, and components of the construction industry

  4. Enable students to communicate effectively, work independently and in teams, and fit in a multi-disciplinary environment

  5. Inspire students to recognize and consider the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context with the ability to understand and be sensitive to other cultures

  6. Motivate students to engage in life-long learning and develop their ability to pursue graduate studies

  7. Develop students who are creative, possess qualities of leadership, and committed to professional and ethical conduct

 A total of 162 credits is required for the Bachelor of Science degree in construction engineering: Core curriculum (30 - 42 credits), engineering core requirements (52 credits), concentration requirements (65 credits), concentration electives (9 credits) and general electives (0 - 6 credits)

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 whose members together 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 a societal and global context

  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

 

The 22 student outcomes are mapped to the ABET outcomes as follow:

ABET Student Outcomes

Program Student Outcomes

1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

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

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

 

 

2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors

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 conscious consideration of cost, environmental impact, public health and safety aspects.

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

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

 

 

3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

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 working environment and meet the preset goals

 

 

4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts

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

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

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

 

 

5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives

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

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

 

 

6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

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

 

 

7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

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

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

 

Enrollment Trends

Enrollment Trends for 2014/2015 to 2018/2019 Academic Years

 

 

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

2017-2018

2018-2019

Full-time Students

305

364

385

381 

344

Part-time Students

28

35 

26 

22

26 

Student FTE

323.25

384.75 

400.08 

 394.41

 359.16

Graduates

57 

48 

46

38

46

Construction Engineering Enrollment Trends

 

 

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