Department of Civil and Infrastructure Engineering

Department of Civil and Infrastructure Engineering


The Department of Civil and Infrastructure Engineering at AURAK provides a comprehensive education to our students in civil and infrastructure engineering. Our four-year undergraduate program is unique in the region. The CIEN program’s curriculum is designed to equip its graduates with the necessary skills to embark upon their role as future civil engineers towards the region’s development.

Structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering, transportation and pavement engineering, and construction engineering and management are the core subspecialties of the CIEN program. The program addresses society’s most pressing challenges, including sustainable engineering, global issues, and multidisciplinary problem-solving .

In addition, our program is designed to closely align with the current and future direction of civil and infrastructure engineering professions in the 21st century. The curriculum covers various topics, including construction and management, structural and materials engineering, highway and transportation engineering, geotechnical engineering, and water and environmental engineering. Our state-of-the-art laboratories, equipped with the latest instruments provided by Stevin Rock L.L.C., allow our students to gain hands-on experience in various areas, including surveying, materials testing, geotechnical analysis, and more.

Upon graduation, our students are well-prepared for careers in various fields, including engineering design, planning, consulting, and contracting firms.

Join us at the Department of Civil and Infrastructure Engineering and become part of a vibrant and dynamic community of engineers dedicated to improving society through innovative and sustainable solutions .

The Civil and Infrastructure Engineering Department at AURAK has several laboratories equipped with state-of-the-art equipment to support teaching and research activities in the main areas of civil engineering.

Construction material lab:

Contain equipments for testing characteristics of different construction materials including vicat apparatus for testing cement paste, compressive and tensile strength testing machine for testing mortar and concrete and UTM machine to test tensile strength of steel rods. It also contains all equipments and tools required to prepare, mix, mold, cut, drill and cure concrete.

CIEN 332: Construction Materials lab

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Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics Lab

Equipped with a flume, multi-Pump test rig, computer controlled wind tunnel, pipe surge and water hammer apparatus, fluid friction measurements apparatus and a range of smaller fluid mechanics apparatuses.

CIEN 334: Civil Engineering Testing and Materials

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Surveying lab

Contains a range of surveying equipment including Total station, Theodolite and Digital level.

CIEN 261: Surveying

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Geotechnical Engineering lab

contains equipment to prepare, mix and test soil samples to determine the strength of soil. Main equipments are direct shear, consolidation and Triaxial testing machines.

CIEN 334: Civil Engineering Testing and Materials

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Highway lab

contains state of the art equipment to prepare, mix and test asphalt binders and asphalt hot mixes; Marshall and Superpave Mix Design. Different Asphalt Binder grading and Asphalt Hot Mixes performance tests can be conducted using Dynamic Shear Rheometer (DSR) and the Dynamic (Cyclic) Universal Testing Machine.

CIEN 334: Civil Engineering Testing and Materials

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Advanced Computing Central Facility

equipped with 30 PCs and a plotter to train students on AutoCAD, ArcGIS and other engineering softwares.

CIEN 201: Computer Aided Drawing

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Dr. Fayez Moutassem

Department Chair / Associate Professor - Structural Engineering

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Prof. Hamed Assaf

Associate Dean / Professor – Civil Engineering

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Dr. Roz-Ud-Din Nassar

Professor - Structural Engineering

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Dr. Issam Miqdadi

Assistant Professor - Infrastructure Engineering

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Mr. Islam Alamir

Lab Engineer

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Last Updated: 23 Nov 2023

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