Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering
The construction industry is the largest industry in Egypt and much of the world. Construction engineering is a relatively new field that is designed to foster technological advances in the industry, to utilize modern design techniques, and to develop means to improve production, products, components and subsystems, and distribution and utilization of equipment. Construction engineering covers the basic civil engineering components such as structures, geotechnical, water resources, transportation, and environmental engineering. In addition, it covers, in detail, methods for the modeling of construction projects, numerical simulations, the evaluation of various construction strategies, and construction quality control. It deals with organizational planning, financial and human resources management, productivity measurement, accounting, information systems, strategy and policy formation, contracting, and construction law.
The specific objectives of the Construction Engineering Program are to: educate students in fundamentals of science and engineering with emphasis on construction engineering applications; introduce students to a broad spectrum of construction engineering topics, with concentration in an area of their choice, to plan for construction operations and to fit in construction organizations; prepare students to cope with and improve on the ever evolving technologies in production, products, and components of the construction industry; train students to communicate effectively, work independently and in teams, and fit in a multi-discipline environment; 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; motivate students to engage in life-long learning and develop their ability to pursue graduate studies; develop students who are creative, possess qualities of leadership, and are committed to professional and ethical conduct.
Students have the choice of one of three concentration areas within construction engineering. These are: 1) Construction Materials and Structures; 2) Construction Management and Technology; and 3) Infrastructure. The Construction Materials and Structures concentration provides students with the ability to integrate advances in construction materials with advanced knowledge in structural design and mechanics. The Construction Management and Technology concentration provides students with the tools that would enable them to become effective construction managers, through gaining a deeper appreciation of the technology and management aspects involved, and a greater exposure to the various facets of the industry. The Infrastructure concentration better equips students for involvement in civil infrastructure projects, and enables them to contribute to consulting practice in highway engineering, environmental and water resources engineering. The concentration shall be indicated in the students’ Diploma.
The undergraduate program in construction engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
The program is also accredited by the Supreme Council of Egyptian Universities.
Students are admitted to the Construction Engineering Program either upon admission to AUC or after successful completion of criteria courses. High school students with mathematics/science background are accepted depending on their High School grades and the available quota in the Construction Engineering Program. Undeclared and transfer students are admitted to the program upon completing criteria courses in sciences. Students are accepted based on their GPA and on available quota in the department.
Students should consult the course listings and their faculty advisor on a regular basis to ensure that prerequisites for engineering core, concentration and elective courses are met. A model course plan for the major is provided in the office of the Department of Construction Engineering.
A total of 162 credits is required for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Engineering: