Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering


The Civil Engineering program at the American University of the Middle East (AUM) addresses the ever-changing needs of the society and market. The program is specially designed to leverage opportunities that will always be a continuous improvement to our educational programs in the broad categories of discovery, learning and engagement.

The Civil Engineering program will lead with further academic engineering specialty areas such as construction engineering, environmental engineering, geomatics engineering, geotechnical engineering, hydraulic and hydrologic engineering, materials engineering, structural engineering, and transportation engineering.


The Program Educational Objectives of the Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Civil Engineering are to matriculate graduates who conduct themselves in a responsible, professional manner, and who within few years of graduation, will be:

  1. Applying the necessary technical skills and theoretical knowledge to design, execute and manage civil engineering projects in both general and specialized areas
  2. Recognized as potential leaders and decision makers committed to global ethical values, environment protection, sustainable development and public safety
  3. Producing innovative civil engineering solutions and applying new knowledge and emerging technologies to overcome the challenges of civil engineering fields
  4. Expanding their knowledge by earning a post-graduate degree, advanced certificate, or a professional license in an engineering, business or technical field



Upon successful completion of all Civil Engineering program requirements, graduates will be able to have the following knowledge, skills and behaviors:

  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.



Students graduating from Civil engineering can pursue a career in a wide range of paths primarily undertaking planning, designing, building, operating and maintaining projects related to construction, environmental, geotechnical, structural, transportation, urban planning, and utility resources. They may choose to pursue a career in very specialized fields like earthquake and coastal engineering or seek graduate studies in their related field.