Civil Engineering – Course Modules

MODE OF STUDY
Postgraduate Diploma in Civil Engineering (PGDCE)
The postgraduate Diploma Programme is by course work embodying all the fourth year and final year undergraduate courses of the department and project report of 4 units. Candidates without engineering background will in addition be required to take remedial courses of between 10 to 12 units necessary to remove their deficiencies in engineering.
M.Sc. and M.Eng.
The M.Sc. and M.Eng. programmes are by course work to be examined in written papers together with research work to be presented in a project report, where course work predominates over research and constitutes not less than two thirds of the total credit hours.

Ph.D
The Ph.D. degree programme is obtained through course work and comprehensive research to be embodied in a thesis which is defended orally before a panel constituted by the departmental postgraduate board. Candidates are required to present two seminars.
DURATION
(i)    PGDCE (Full-time)
Minimum of 4 semesters
(ii)    Masters Programme
Full-Time:    Minimum of 4 semesters
Part-Time:    Minimum of 6 semesters
(iii)    Ph.D. Programme (after Master’s Degree)
Full-Time:    Minimum of 6 semesters
Part-Time:    Minimum of 6 semesters

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
M.Sc./M.ENG PROGRAMME
Compulsory Courses for All M.Eng Students
In this revised prospectus, new courses have been introduced at the faculty level in order to equip M.Eng students

with skills that will make them better researchers. These are compulsory courses which must be taken in addition to the specified courses for the candidate’s area of specialization. Minimum credit unit for M.Eng is 30 units.

Structural Engineering Option
First Semester (Compulsory Courses)

Course Code Course Title Units
PGC 601 Research Methodology and ICT in Engineering 3
CVE 601 Computation Methods in Civil Engineering 3
CVE    610 Elastic Theory of Plates and Shells 3
CVE    611 Theory of Elasticity 3
CVE    612 Dynamics of Structures 3
CVE    613 Stability of Structures 3
CVE    614 Analysis and Design of Bridges 3
Total   21
Course No Course Title Units
CVE   615 Design of Shell Structures 3
CVE   616 Analysis and Design of Tall Building 3
CVE   690 Project 6
  Elective Courses (Candidates should select only one)  
CVE  617 Variational Methods in Structural Mechanics 3
CVE  618 Seismic Analysis and Design of Structures 3
CVE 619 Theory and applications of Thin-Walled structures 3
Total   15

Water Resources Engineering Option
First Semester (Compulsory Courses)

Course No                                  Title Units
PGC 601 Research Methodology and ICT in Engineering 3
CVE  601 Computational Methods in Civil Engineering 3
CVE  620 Advanced Applied Hydraulics 3
CVE  621 Advanced Hydrology 3
CVE  622 Unit Operations in Water and Waste Water Treatment 3
CVE  623 Contaminant Transport and Water Quality 3
CVE  647 Soil Erosion 3
Total   21 Units

Course No Course Title units
CVE  627 Design of Water and Sewage Collection Systems 3
CVE 660 Environmental Health Engineering 3
CVE  690 Project 6
  Elective courses (Candidates should select only one)  
CVE 624 Water Supply Planning and Management 3
CVE 625 Advanced Ground Water Flow Analysis 3
CVE 626 Hydro-Electric Engineering 3
CVE 644 Dams, Embarkment and Seepage 3
Total   15
Course No                                  Title Units
PGC 601 Research Methodology and ICT in Engineering 3
CVE  601 Computational Methods in Civil Engineering 3
CVE  620 Advanced Applied Hydraulics 3
CVE  621 Advanced Hydrology 3
CVE  622 Unit Operations in Water and Waste Water Treatment 3
CVE  623 Contaminant Transport and Water Quality 3
CVE  647 Soil Erosion 3
Total   21

Construction Management Option
First Semester (Compulsory Courses)

Second Semester (Compulsory Courses)

Course No Title Units
CVE 634 Civil Engineering Materials & Practice 3
CVE 635 Management of Infrastructure Mega projects 3
CVE 636 Management Information Systems for Construction 3
CVE 690 Project Elective Courses (Candidates should select only one) 6
CVE  624 Water Supply Planning and Management 3
CVE  637 Construction Methods for Foundations
and Retaining Walls
3
CVE  642 Shallow Foundations and Pavement Design 3
Total   18

Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering Option
First Semester

Course Code Course Title Units
PGC 601 Research Methodology and ICT in Engineering 3
CVE  601 Computational Methods in Civil Engineering 3
CVE  640 Subsurface Exploration and Testing of Soils 3
CVE  641 Advanced Theoretical Soil Mechanics 3
CVE  642 Shallow Foundations and Pavement Design 3
CVE  643 Deep Foundations 3
CVE  644 Earth Embankment and Dams 3
Total   21

Second Semester

Course Code Course Title Units
CVE 645 Soil Structure Interaction 3
CVE 646 Soil Erosion 3
CVE 690 Project 6
  Elective Courses (Candidates should select only one)  
CVE 647 Soil Instrumentations 3
CVE 648 Ground Engineering 3
Total     18

Highway Engineering Option
First Semester

Course Code Title Units
PGC 601 Research Methodology and ICT in Engineering 3
CVE 601 Computational Methods in Civil Engineering 3
CVE 632

 

Materials and Methods for the Construction of

Highways

3

 

CVE 656 Site Characterization and Industrialization 3
CVE 654 Pavement Design and Analysis 3
CVE 650 Geometric and Formation Design of Highway 3
CVE 651 Traffic Studies 3
Total   21

Second Semester

Course No Title Units
CVE 655 Geo-Informatics in Transportation Engineering 3
CVE 652 Drainage and Maintenance of Highway 3
CVE 690 Project 6
  Elective Courses (Candidates should select only one)  
Course No Title Units
CVE 645 Soil Structure Interaction 3
CVE 653 Highway Bridges and Culverts 3
Total   15

Environmental Engineering Option
First Semester

Course Code Course Title Units
PGC 601 Research Methodology and ICT in Engineering 3
CVE 601 Computational Methods in Civil Engineering 3
CVE 622 Unit Processes for Water and Wastewater Treatment 3
CVE 647 Soil Erosion 3
CVE  661 Environmental Impact Assessment and Economic
Analysis
3
CVE  662 Industrial Waste Engineering 3
CVE  663 Solid Waste Engineering 3
Total   21

Second Semester

Course Code Title Units
CVE 624 Contaminant transport and Water Quality Control 3
CVE 690 Project 6
  Elective Courses (Candidates should select any two)  
CVE 626 Water Resources Planning and Management 2
CVE 664 Pollution Prevention and Control 2
CVE 665 Bioremediation 2
Total   13