BS in Civil & Infrastructure Engineering

The Civil and Infrastructure Engineering (CIEN) program is a unique undergraduate program in the United Arab Emirates and in the region as it concentrates on infrastructure engineering in addition to traditional civil engineering areas. The CIEN program prepares students to excel in several sectors including building design and construction, highways and transportation, planning and management, and consulting.

The program has 134 credit hours over the duration of eight semesters including hours at internship programs. The curriculum of the program covers construction engineering and management, structural and materials engineering, highway and transportation engineering, geotechnical engineering, and water and environmental engineering. The program was prepared according to the International Standards of Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) and has passed all the conditions and criteria set by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) at the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, United Arab of Emirates.

The Civil and Infrastructure Engineering program’s faculty members have graduated from top universities in the world and their expertise covers a broad range of technical areas, including structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, construction engineering and management, environmental systems, hydraulic engineering and water resources, and transportation systems engineering.


The Bachelor of Science in Civil and Infrastructure Engineering program at AURAK educates students to become qualified engineers who are capable of generating effective solutions by using engineering approaches in the field of Civil and Infrastructure Engineering. The graduates of the program will be well versed in technology and social and environmental issues.

To fulfill this mission, the program provides the undergraduate student with a thorough foundation in the basic tenets of Civil and Infrastructure Engineering and technologies and a broad introduction into structures, engineering materials, transport systems, soil engineering, and environment protection. The program provides a strong background for graduate study in the diverse areas branching out of the Civil and Infrastructure Engineering field. The technical focus is complemented with topics in general education leading to a well-rounded member of a global society.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

The Bachelor of Science in Civil and Infrastructure Engineering Program at AURAK, based on student outcomes, produces graduates, who are armed with knowledge and skills to engage in lifelong learning and application of sustainable technologies, to become:

  1.  Leaders in their profession who serve society in the construction industry, the transportation sector, project management and in shaping public environmental and infrastructure policies;
  2.  Competent civil engineers who are engaged in the design of civil engineering and infrastructure systems; and
  3.  Contributors to the advancement of the civil engineering discipline at the national and global levels.

Program Learning Outcomes

AURAK has adopted ABET’s student outcomes for the Civil and Infrastructure Engineering Program. The outcomes for the program are for the student to acquire:

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  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.
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  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.
  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.
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.


Enrollment and Graduation Data

Fall 2022 (Census: September)
Spring 2022 (Census: February)
Fall 2021 (Census: September) 90
Spring 2021 (Census: February) 99
Fall 2020 (Census: September) 117
Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Summer 2022 Bachelor’s Degrees Awarded
(AY 2021-2022)
16 7 8 31
Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Summer 2021 Bachelor’s Degrees Awarded
(AY 2020-2021)
8 7 13 28


Career Opportunities

Jobs directly related to your degree include:   

  • Building control surveyor
  • Consulting civil engineer
  • Contracting civil engineer
  • Site engineer
  • Structural engineer
  • Water engineer

Jobs where your degree would be useful include:

  • Fire engineer
  • Geotechnical engineer
  • Materials testing engineer
  • Planning engineer
  • Infrastructure engineer
  • Municipality engineer
  • Traffic engineer
  • Water quality engineer
  • Water resources engineer


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