Minimum of 136 semester credits is required for a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree. Students must have a CGPA of 2.00 and CGPA in CVL courses of 2.00

Core Course Policy:

A student must earn a grade of C- or better in all CVL core courses and must earn a grade of C- or better in a CVL core course in order to use the course as a prerequisite. The core courses are the following: CVL 203; CVL 231; CVL 270; CVL 292; CVL 297; CVL 298; CVL 299; CVL 331; CVL 340; CVL 343; CVL 392; CVL 398; CVL 498; CGT 164; COM 114; MA 261; MA 265; MA 266; PHYS 241; STAT 511. This list of courses may change as curriculum modifications occur.

CVL 498 must be taken in a student’s final semester before graduation. The only exception to this rule is that students who plan to graduate during a summer session may take CVL 498 during the prior spring semester

Minimum Grade of C- or better is required in all these courses in order to graduate.

Program Requirements:
  • Civil Engineering Courses (37 credit hours): (4) CVL 203, (2) CVL 292, (3) CVL 297, (3) CVL 231, (4) CVL 270, (3) CVL 298, (3) CVL 299, (3) CVL 331, (3) CVL 340, (1) CVL 343, (2) CVL 392, (3) CVL 398, (3) CVL 498.
  • General Engineering Requirement (6 credit hours): (2) ENGR 131, (2) ENGR 132, (2) CGT 164
  • Mathematics and Science Requirements (38 credit hours)
    • Quantitative Methods (21 credit hours): (4) MA 165, (4) MA 166, (4) MA 261, (3) MA 265, (3) MA 266, (3) STAT 511
    • Science (11 credit hours): (4) CHM 115, (4) PHYS 172, (3) PHYS 241,
    • Basic Science Selective (3-4 credit hours): BIOL 110, BIOL 111, BIOL 121 and (BIOL 135 or BIOL 286), BIOL 131, BIOL 146, BIOL 230, EAPS 100, EAPS 104, EAPS 111, EAPS 120, EAPS 221.
    • Science Selective (3-4 credit hours): choose one from (4) CHM 116, (3) CHM 112 or (3) CS 159

    CHM 116 is strongly recommended for Science Selective, since it may be required as a prerequisite for some elective courses.

  • Technical Elective Requirements (30 credit hours): Technical Elective Requirements for Civil Engineering Students (see Appendix to Degree Requirements)
  • Liberal Arts Department (25 credit hours)
    • English Language and Communication Skills (10 credit hours):
      (3) ENGL 100, (4) ENGL 106, (3) COM 114
    • General Education Requirement (15 credit hours): Students must satisfy the requirements of the General Education as per the following conditions:
      • Courses must be drawn from the following General Education areas at AUM: Speech and Communication, English Language and Literature, History, Fine Arts, Physical Education, Self-Development and Life Style, Culinary Arts, Ethics, Social Sciences, Psychological Sciences, Natural Sciences, Child Development and Family Studies, Economics, Philosophy, Other Languages, and Science, Technology and Society (please refer to Course Catalogue, General Education section).
      • In order to ensure sufficient exposure to General Education topics, unless otherwise specified by the degree requirements of the academic major, the student cannot take more than 2 courses from the same area/sub-area as, as shown in tables below:

        Area Maximum Courses to Take
        Speech and Communication 2
        English Language and Literature 2
        History 2
        Physical Education 2
        Culinary Arts 2
        Ethics 2
        Psychological Sciences 2
        Natural Sciences 2
        Child Development and Family Studies 2
        Economics 2
        Philosophy 2
        Other Languages 2
        Science, Technology and Society (STS) 2
        Area Sub-Area Maximum Courses to Take
        Fine Arts Arts and Design 2
        Theatre 2
        Music 2
        Fashion and Apparel Design 2
        Photography and Media 2
        Self-Development and Life Style       Academic and Career Skills Development 2
        Character and Leadership Skills Development 2
        Life Management Development 2
        Development of Thinking Skills 2
        Technology and Innovation 2


      • Courses that are already required under categories other than General Education requirement:
        1. Cannot be considered as a General Education course;
        2. Do not count towards the 2-course limit in General Education requirement.
Appendix to Degree Requirements:
Technical Elective Requirements for Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering program offers students eight areas of study within the field of Civil Engineering to explore. All students receive the same degree regardless of their chosen area of emphasis in their plan of study.

A) Emphasis Areas

Emphasis Areas within the Civil Engineering Department are:

1) Construction Engineering

Construction Engineers deals with designing, planning, construction, and management of infrastructures such as highways, bridges, airports, railroads, buildings, dams, and utilities. This area at AUM will cover the basics of construction engineering and further, it will address areas, such as Construction Safety, Emerging Construction Technologies, and Multimedia Development for Construction, and Simulations of Construction Operations along with studies in business and management, humanities, and social sciences

2) Environmental Engineering

With the increasing need to pay attention to the environment and designing, managing and sustaining environmental friendly technologies; this special area in AUM will address and prepare the students to handle issues, such as energy preservation, production asset and control of waste from human and animal activities, waste water management and air pollution control, recycling, waste disposal, radiation protection, industrial hygiene and environmental sustainability.

3) Geomatics Engineering

This specialized area is a rapidly developing engineering discipline that focuses on spatial information about the land, the oceans, natural resources, and the environment. Students will learn to integrate a wide range of data for spatial analysis and visualization and implement relational data structures involving measurement sciences, e.g. GPS surveying, real property boundary determination, digital mapping, geodesy, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), hydrography etc.

4) Geotechnical Engineering

This specialized area in Civil Engineering is concerned with building on, in, or with soil and rock. Students will be able to design dams, embankments, cuts, foundations, retaining walls, anchors, tunnels, and all other structures directly interacting with the subsoil, both onshore and offshore. Students will learn to undertake analytical and numerical analysis of geotechnical problems, backed by design, modeling and experimental techniques using principles of soil and rock mechanics.

5) Hydraulics and Hydrologic Engineering

This area of Civil Engineering is related to the application of fluid mechanics principles to problems dealing with the collection, storage, control, transport, regulation, measurement, and use of water. The AUM program with this specialization offers a comprehensive understanding of basic principles leading to a novel approach to design and analysis of water resources with application in natural or engineered channels, groundwater flows in aquifers, pipelines, open channel hydraulics, mechanics of sediment transport, physical modeling, hydraulic machines, and drainage hydraulics.

6) Materials Engineering

This area in civil engineering deals with the materials used for civil engineering purposes particularly for roadworks, all other construction materials and fossil fuels. AUM offers students a comprehensive understanding of the chemistry, mathematics, and mechanics behind the construction materials; supported by experimental, practice and research based approaches to problems solving; with emphasis on materials like Asphalt and Bituminous Materials and Portland cement and Concrete.

7) Structural Engineering

AUM’s Civil Engineering program with specialization in structural engineering offers a comprehensive and balanced approach to undertake analysis and research related to solid mechanics, high-performance computing and earthquake engineering. Students learn both the theoretical and experimental methods pertaining to the science, mechanics, risk and reliability for inelastic response and behavior of Reinforced Concrete (RC), Restressed Concrete (PC), structural steel, and structural composites.

8) Transportation Engineering

Transportation Engineering, a specialized area in the Civil Engineering program offered by AUM, prepares the students to apply technological and scientific principles for the planning, design, operation and management of facilities for different modes of transportation e.g. highways, airports, railroads, and public transit. The key focus is on design and operations; traffic flow and control; demand analysis and planning; and related work in economics, finance, and administration  

B) Technical Elective Policies for Civil Engineering Courses

Students can select the courses to design their own plan of study in line with following Policies.

1. Total credit requirement: CVL students must complete thirty (30) credits of technical electives. The technical elective plan of study must be consistent with career objectives. For instance, one can elect to emphasize a particular area of Civil Engineering by taking several courses in that area, or one can choose a general program in Civil Engineering by taking courses in several emphasis areas.

2. Minimum CVL credit requirement and associated rules: A minimum of twenty-one (21) credits of technical electives must come from CVL-designated courses. The remaining nine (9) credit hours required may come from a combination of courses that are not CVL-designated but have been approved for technical elective credit and from additional CVL-designated courses. Kindly check the below section on “Technical Elective Policies for non-Civil Engineering Courses” for details regarding approved technical electives that are not CVL-designated courses. All technical electives must be selected in support of the career objectives of the student and be approved by the advisor.

3. Breadth requirement: At least four (4) courses must be completed from the following list, guaranteeing sufficient breadth of study in at least four of the emphasis areas:

  • Construction: CVL 222, 276
  • Environment: CVL 350
  • Geomatics: CVL 408
  • Geotechnical: CVL 383
  • Hydraulics: CVL 440
  • Structural: CVL 371
  • Transportation: CVL 361

4. Design content requirement: At least three (3) courses must be completed from the following list, guaranteeing sufficient design content:

  • Construction Engineering: 224, 267, 280, 522, 523, 527
  • Environment Engineering: CVL 353, 456, 457
  • Geomatics Engineering: 205, 206, 209, 303, 306
  • Geotechnical Engineering: CVL 483, 583, 584, 587
  • Hydraulics Engineering: CVL 440, 540, 543, 546, 549
  • Materials Engineering: CVL 530
  • Structural Engineering: CVL 470, 473, 479
  • Transportation Engineering: CVL 361, 461, 562, 563, 565, 567

5. Sequence requirement: A sequence is defined as a minimum of two (2) technical elective courses from a given CVL emphasis area. Each student must complete at least two (2) such sequences of technical electives. Note that completing four courses from a single CVL area of emphasis does not meet this requirement; the emphasis areas must be distinct. Certain non-CVL designated courses may be used in satisfying this requirement; see details below in the section titled “Technical Elective Policies for non-Civil Engineering Courses”

6. All technical elective courses must be taken for a grade.

C) Technical Elective Policies for Non-Civil Engineering Courses

Students in the Department of Civil Engineering are encouraged to choose technical electives that are consistent with their career objectives. In many cases, this can involve courses that are offered outside of the department. The purpose of the policies below is to provide general criteria for appropriate technical elective courses offered by other departments.

1. The following categories of courses offered outside the Department of Civil Engineering are generally approved as technical electives, subject to certain restrictions described later:

  • 300, 400, or 500 level courses offered by any department or division in the College of Engineering and Technology at AUM.
  • Management (MGMT) courses at a level equal to or higher than MGMT 200.
  • The following 200 level courses: CE 201, EE 201, CHM 255, CHM 256, CHM 257, CHM 261, CHM 262, CHM 263, CHM 264, CHM 265, CHM 266.

2. The following courses are considered to be substantially equivalent to courses required for the BSCVL degree and thus are not eligible to be considered as technical electives:

  • Electrical & Computer Engineering: CE 302 and EE 302 – Probabilistic Methods In Electrical And Computer Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering: IE 330 – Probability and Statistics in Engineering II.
  • Management: MGMT 305 – Business Statistics.
  • Mathematics: MA 303 – Differential Equations and Partial Differential Equations for Engineering and the Sciences, MA 351 – Elementary Linear Algebra
  • Mechanical Engineering: ME 309 – Fluid Mechanics, ME 323 – Mechanics of Materials
  • Nuclear Engineering: NUCL 320 – Introduction To Materials For Nuclear Applications
  • Physics: PHYS 310 – Intermediate Mechanics, PHYS 503 – Fundamental Concepts of Physics, PHYS 504 – Principles of Physics I, PHYS 505 – Principles of Physics II.
  • Statistics: STAT 301 – Elementary Statistical Methods, STAT 350 – Introduction To Statistics, STAT 501 – Experimental Statistics I, STAT 502 – Experimental Statistics II, STAT 503 – Statistical Methods For Biology

3. All courses outside of Civil Engineering, which have the Coop or Internship course attribute or associated with cooperative education, internships, industrial practice, etc. are not eligible to be considered as technical electives.

D) Courses for Each Emphasis Area

The lists below will provide with a quick overview of courses for each Emphasis area:

Construction Engineering

  • CVL 222: Life Cycle Engineering and Management of Constructed Facilities
  • CVL 224: Architectural Engineering Construction I
  • CVL 267: Construction Systems and Materials
  • CVL 276: Specs, Contracts and Codes
  • CVL 280: Quantity Estimating
  • CVL 321: Project Control and Life Cycle Execution of Constructed Facilities
  • CVL 520: Construction Project Control Systems
  • CVL 521: Construction Business Management
  • CVL 522: Computer Applications in Construction
  • CVL 523: Selection and Utilization of Construction Equipment
  • CVL 524: Legal Aspects in Engineering Practice
  • CVL 526: Construction of Temporary Facilities
  • CVL 527: Analytical Methods for the Design of Construction Operation Sem. 1
  • CVL 528: Urban Infrastructure Engineering and Management

Environmental Engineering

  • CVL 350: Environmental Engineering
  • CVL 352: Biological Principles of Environmental Engineering
  • CVL 353: Physico-Chemical Principles of Environmental Engineering
  • CVL 355: Engineering Environmental Sustainability
  • CVL 456: Wastewater Treatment
  • CVL 457: Air Pollution Control and Design
  • CVL 550: Physico-Chemical Processes in Environmental Engineering I
  • CVL 551: Physico-Chemical Processes in Environmental Engineering II
  • CVL 552: Biochemical Operation of Environmental Engineering
  • CVL 553: Environmental Law for Engineers
  • CVL 554: Aquatic Chemistry in Environmental Engineering
  • CVL 555: Microbial Degradation of Pollutants
  • CVL 557: Air Quality Management
  • CVL 558: Sampling and Analysis of Source and Atmospheric Air Contaminants
  • CVL 559: Water Quality Modeling
  • CVL 593: Environmental Geotechnology
  • CVL 597: Civil Engineering Projects

Geomatics Engineering

  • CVL 205: Route Surveying and Design
  • CVL 206: Construction Surveying
  • CVL 209: Land Surveying and Subdivision
  • CVL 303: Engineering Surveying
  • CVL 408/597: Geographic Information Systems in Engineering
  • CVL 497: Cadastral Surveying
  • CVL 502: Analytical Methods in Geometronics
  • CVL 503: Photogrammetry I
  • CVL 506: Data Adjustment I
  • CVL 508: Digital Mapping for Geographic Information Systems
  • CVL 510: Map Projections and Geometric Geodesy
  • CVL 597: Civil Engineering Projects

Geotechnical Engineering

  • CVL 383: Geotechnical Engineering
  • CVL 483: Geotechnical Engineering II
  • CVL 580: Advanced Geotechnical Engineering
  • CVL 583: Slopes and Retaining Structures
  • CVL 584: Foundation Analysis and Design
  • CVL 587: Soil Dynamics
  • CVL 588: Rock Mechanics
  • CVL 593: Environmental Geotechnology
  • CVL 597: Civil Engineering Projects

Hydraulics & Hydrology Engineering

  • CVL 440: Urban Hydraulics
  • CVL 443: Introductory Environmental Fluid Mechanics
  • CVL 540: Open Channel Hydraulics
  • CVL 542: Hydrology
  • CVL 544: Subsurface Hydrology
  • CVL 545: Sediment Transportation Engineering
  • CVL 547: Transport Processes in Surface Waters
  • CVL 549: Computational Watershed Hydrology

Materials Engineering

  • CVL 530: Properties and Production of Concrete
  • CVL 535: Bituminous Materials and Mixtures
  • CVL 538: Experimental Methods in Construction Materials and Research
  • CVL 597: Civil Engineering Projects

Structures Engineering

  • CVL 371: Structural Analysis
  • CVL 470: Structural Design in Metals
  • CVL 473: Theory of Reinforced Concrete
  • CVL 474: Structural Analysis II
  • CVL 479: Design of Building Components and Systems
  • CVL 570: Advanced Structural Mechanics
  • CVL 571: Earthquake Engineering
  • CVL 572: Prestressed Concrete Design
  • CVL 573: Structural Dynamics
  • CVL 575: Experimental Methods in Structural Engineering
  • CVL 576: Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design
  • CVL 577: Analysis of Plates and Shells
  • CVL 578: Plasticity in Structural Engineering
  • CVL 579: Structural Stability
  • CVL 591: Advanced Structural Steel Design
  • CVL 592: Plastic Design of Steel Structures
  • CVL 595: Finite Elements in Elasticity

Transportation Engineering

  • CVL 361: Transportation Engineering
  • CVL 461: Roadway and Pavement Design
  • CVL 463: Highway Transportation Characteristics
  • CVL 512: The Comprehensive Urban Planning Process
  • CVL 560: Public Mass Transportation
  • CVL 561: Transportation Systems Evaluation
  • CVL 562: Geometric Design of Highways
  • CVL 563: Airport Design
  • CVL 564: Airport Systems Planning and Analysis
  • CVL 565: Traffic Engineering: Operation and Controls
  • CVL 566: Transportation Planning
  • CVL 567: Highway Traffic and Safety Analysis
  • CVL 568: Highway Infrastructure Management Systems
  • CVL 594: Transportation Systems Analysis
  • CVL 596: Network Models and Algorithms