Bachelor of Science in
CIVIL ENGINEERING

Program Description

As cities grow in size, demand for the kind of infrastructure designed by Civil Engineers rises. This means transportation, water supply, wastewater treatment, and flood control. In order to enhance quality of life, these systems must be designed for safety, sustainability, and resilience. 

In addition to availing themselves of numerous opportunities with engineering firms, Civil Engineers can and do land jobs with various government agencies, consulting firms, and construction companies. Civil Engineers often lead or participate in projects revolving around foundation analysis, building and structural inspection, surveying, geomatics, and municipal planning.  

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Program Details

In the first two years, students will focus on completing the university’s General Education Program (42 US credits / 84 ECTS), which introduces five thematic areas: communication, data and quantitative literature, scientific inquiry, arts and humanities, and social sciences. In the third and fourth years, students will focus on topics relevant to their major. 

Program length:

4 years / 8 semesters.

Credits needed to earn the degree:

134 US credits / 268 ECTS 

GPA needed to earn the degree:

2.0 or higher

Degree level:

MQF Level 6

Additional Degree Entry Requirements

Maltese System 

MATSEC Certificate in Mathematics 

British System

A level A2 mathematics

BBB at A Level

GSCE: Science C. 

At least one other Science/Technology subject (or equivalent qualification) from the following:  Electronics, Materials Science, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Geology, IT, Further Mathematics, Mechanics, Dynamics or General Engineering.

Program Learning Outcomes

The Civil Engineering Program objectives and indicators are: 

Objective 1: Technical Proficiency. Building on fundamental knowledge, graduates will develop technical skills within and across disciplines in civil engineering and/or in closely related fields.

Objective 2: Professional Growth. Graduates will develop and exercise their capabilities for life-long learning as a means to enhance their technical and non-technical skills.

Objective 3: Management Skills. Graduates will develop and refine their knowledge and skills for management, communications, and professional ethics.

Teaching & Assessment

Modules will be taught in traditional lecture and flipped classroom models. 

The flipped classroom model will be applied for approximately half of the program coursework.  Here, prior to attending class, students will view a set of recorded short lectures and take quizzes on that material.  Lecture material will incorporate materials for various learning styles and take advantage of visualization opportunities readily available in this mode.  

Students will then attend classes that are led by an on-site instructor who may clarify concerns on the material.  The emphasis, however, is to lead in-class exercises that will cater to different learners through student-led exercises (problems, design projects, instructing on software, discussions, etc).  Often these sessions will be in a collaborative learning environment in which students work in small groups.  

The remainder of the coursework will be taught in a standard classroom mode of lectures with outside of class exercises, homework and projects.  In this mode, lectures will be provided during class periods.

Laboratory courses involve two to three-hour laboratory sessions in which students complete assignments involving hands-on laboratory experiments and supplemental data analysis either individually or as part of groups. Laboratories are assessed using written lab reports and/or oral presentations.

Assessments

Engineering disciplines require strong mathematics skills.  Assessments (in-class examinations, homework and individual and team projects) will focus on those skills.  In general, grades will be assigned based on performance on those assessments. 

Career Opportunities

Construction Manager at a construction company.

Civil or Structural Engineer for an architectural firm.

Landscape Architect for an urban beautification project.

4-Year Degree Plan Outline

SEMESTER I

COURSE

US CREDITS

  • ENG 101

    3
    English Composition 101
  • MAT 120

    4
    Calculus I
  • CHE 111

    4
    Introduction to General Chemistry (with lab)
  • HIS 101

    3
    History of the Mediterranean
  • ENR 102

    3
    Introduction to Engineering and Eng. Design

TOTAL:   17

SEMESTER II

US CREDITS

COURSE

  • ENG 102

    3
    English Composition 2
  • SOC 101

    3
    Introduction to Sociology
  • BIO 101

    4
    Unity of Life (with Lab)
  • MAT 130

    4
    Calculus II
  • PHY 111

    4
    Physics with Calculus I (with lab)

TOTAL:   18

SEMESTER I

US CREDITS

COURSE

  • ENR 212

    1
    Engineering Economics
  • CIE 210

    2
    Engineering Graphics
  • CIE 214

    3
    Statics
  • MAT 220

    4
    Multivariable Calculus
  • PHY 240

    4
    Introductory Electricity and Magnetism (with Lab)
  • REL 101 or ATH 101 or PHI 101

    3
    Arts/Humanities GE

TOTAL:   17

SEMESTER II

US CREDITS

COURSE

  • MAT 105

    1
    Introduction to MATLAB1
  • CIE 215

    3
    Mechanics of Materials
  • COM 101

    3
    Introduction to Multicultural Communication
  • CIE 310

    3
    Probability and Statistics for Civil Engineering
  • CIE 251

    3
    Elementary Surveying (with Lab)
  • MAT 250

    3
    Differential Equations

TOTAL:   16

SEMESTER I

US CREDITS

COURSE

  • REL 101 or ATH 101 or PHI 101

    3
    Arts/Humanities GE
  • CIE 301

    3
    Engineering Communications
  • CIE 303

    3
    Numerical Analysis for Civil Engineers
  • CIE 218

    4
    Mechanics of Fluids (with Lab)
  • CIE 333

    3
    Elementary Structural Analysis
  • ENR 211

    1
    Dynamics

TOTAL:   17

SEMESTER II

US CREDITS

COURSE

  • CIE 323

    4
    Hydraulic Engineering and Design
  • CIE 334

    3
    Structural Design in Steel
  • CIE 335

    3
    Structural Design in Concrete
  • CIE 343

    4
    Soil Mechanics
  • CIE 389

    1
    Materials Testing Laboratory
  • PIL 102

    3
    Applied Ethics

TOTAL:   18

SEMESTER I

US CREDITS

COURSE

  • CIE 363

    4
    Transportation Engineering and Pavement Design
  • CIE 381

    3
    Construction Engineering Management
  • PSY 101

    3
    Introduction to Psychology
  • CIE 408A

    3
    Issues in Civil Engineering Practice
  • CIE 427

    3
    Computer Applications in Hydraulics

TOTAL:   16

SEMESTER II

US CREDITS

COURSE

  • CIE 408B

    3
    Civil Engineering Senior Capstone Design
  • CIE 440

    3
    Foundation Engineering
  • CIE 442

    3
    Ground Improvement
  • CIE 463

    3
    Traffic Flow and Capacity Analysis
  • CIE 482

    3
    Construction Project Planning, Scheduling, and Control

TOTAL:   15

Kamila Khaziakhmedova
Admissions Officer 

Maria Lia
Admissions Officer

Contact the Admissions Office!

If you have any questions about the admissions process, make sure to contact our admissions team. 

Email: admissions@aum.edu.mt

Phone: +356 2169 6970

 

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