Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
Bachelor of Science Degree
Faculty of Engineering
139 Credit Hours
Department of Civil Engineering
4 years (8 Semesters)
Fall, Spring

Why Civil Engineering?

  • Civil engineering is considered one of the oldest engineering disciplines and has a tangible impact on the quality of life, human health, and safety.
  • It encompasses many specialties, including construction, environmental, geotechnical, municipal, structural, transportation, and water resources engineering.
  • Advances that civil engineers have made in providing clean water supply systems have had a greater impact on human health and longevity than many advances in the medical field.
  • The structures we live and work in, the roads and bridges we drive on, the clean water we drink, and the wastewater treatment systems we use, are all designed by civil engineers.

What Civil Engineers Do

Civil engineers apply creativity to provide for the community and meet the challenges that are placed before them. They identify,
formulate, and create engineering solutions for the transport sector, energy sector, and commercial industry. The value that Civil
Engineers bring to the modern world is immense, and it is widely considered a noble profession.

The Career Path of a Civil Engineer

To become a civil engineer, you will need to obtain a 4-year full-time Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering. Once you complete your
degree, you have a wide range of career choices open to you. These include becoming a Structural Engineer, an Urban Planner, a
Construction Engineer, Environmental Engineer, Transportation Engineer, Geotechnical Engineer, Water Resource Engineer,
Wastewater Engineer, Project Manager, or a Construction Manager.

Getting A Bachelor’s Degree In Civil Engineering

When you enroll in a Bachelors in Civil Engineering at UOBD you’ll be aiming to complete 139 credit hours of study.
You will develop a solid technical background that uses critical thinking, analytics, and problem-solving skills. You will be empowered
with the ability to succeed as an engineering professional that adds value to a variety of engineering roles. And you will be prepared
for success in your pursuit of expert certification or graduate studies.

Civil Engineering Job Prospects And Salaries

According to, Civil Engineers can earn an average of AED 72,000 a year in the early stages of their career.
In the Gulf Region, Civil Engineers find opportunities in companies that work on landscaping, construction, oil & gas, transport, water
supply, waste treatment, and more. They prepare for job roles like Plant Manager, R&D Manager, and Project Manager. Civil
Engineers have the ability to manage change, lead teams, and coordinate manufacturing.

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