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.

GPA needed to earn the degree:

2.0 or higher

Credits needed to earn the degree:

134 US credits / 268 ECTS

Degree level:

MQF Level 6

Additional Degree Entry Requirements

Maltese System

 

British System

 

MATSEC Certificate in Mathematics

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:

 

Technical Proficiency

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

Professional Growth

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

Management Skills

Graduates will develop and refine their knowledge and skills for management, communications, and professional ethics.

Teaching & Assessment

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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.

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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.

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

SEMISTER I

YEAR 1

ENG 1013

English Composition 101

US CREDITS: 3

 

MAT 120

Calculus I

US CREDITS: 4

 

CHE 111

Introduction to General Chemistry (with lab)

US CREDITS: 4

 

HIS 101

History of the Mediterranean

US CREDITS: 3

 

ENR 102

Introduction to Engineering and Eng. Design

US CREDITS: 3

TOTAL CREDIT: 17

YEAR 2

ENR 212

Engineering Economics

US CREDITS: 1

 

CIE 210

Engineering Graphics

US CREDITS: 2

 

CIE 214

Statics

US CREDITS: 3

 

MAT 220

Multivariable Calculus

US CREDITS: 4

 

PHY 240

Introductory Electricity and Magnetism (with Lab)

US CREDITS: 4

REL 101 or ATH 101 or PHI 101

Arts/Humanities GE

US CREDITS: 3

TOTAL CREDIT: 17

YEAR 3

REL 101 or ATH 101 or PHI 101

Arts/Humanities GE

US CREDITS: 3

 

CIE 310

Engineering Communications

US CREDITS: 3

 

CIE 303

Numerical Analysis for Civil Engineers

US CREDITS: 3

 

CIE 218

Mechanics of Fluids (with Lab)

US CREDITS: 4

 

CIE 333

Elementary Structural Analysis

US CREDITS: 3

ENR 211

Dynamics

US CREDITS: 1

TOTAL CREDIT: 17

YEAR 4

CIE 363

Transportation Engineering and Pavement Design

US CREDITS: 4

 

CIE 381

Construction Engineering Management

US CREDITS: 3

 

PSY 101

Introduction to Psychology

US CREDITS: 3

 

CIE 408A

Issues in Civil Engineering Practice

US CREDITS: 3

 

CIE 427

Computer Applications in Hydraulics

US CREDITS: 3

TOTAL CREDIT: 16

SEMISTER II

YEAR 1

ENG 102

English Composition 2

US CREDITS: 3

 

SOC 101

Introduction to Sociology

US CREDITS: 3

 

BIO 101

Unity of Life (with Lab)

US CREDITS: 4

 

MAT 130

Calculus II

US CREDITS: 4

 

PHY 111

Physics with Calculus I (with lab)

US CREDITS: 4

TOTAL CREDIT: 18

YEAR 2

MAT 105

Introduction to MATLAB1

US CREDITS: 1

 

CIE 215

Mechanics of Materials

US CREDITS: 3

 

COM 101

Introduction to Multicultural Communication

US CREDITS: 3

 

CIE 310

Probability and Statistics for Civil Engineering

US CREDITS: 3

 

CIE 251

Elementary Surveying (with Lab)

US CREDITS: 3

MAT 250

Differential Equations

US CREDITS: 3

TOTAL CREDIT: 16

YEAR 3

CIE 323

Hydraulic Engineering and Design

US CREDITS: 4

 

CIE 334

Structural Design in Steel

US CREDITS: 3

 

CIE 335

Structural Design in Concrete

US CREDITS: 3

 

CIE 343

Soil Mechanics

US CREDITS: 4

 

CIE 389

Materials Testing Laboratory

US CREDITS: 1

PIL 102

Applied Ethics

US CREDITS: 3

TOTAL CREDIT: 18

YEAR 4

CIE 408B

Civil Engineering Senior Capstone Design

US CREDITS: 3

 

CIE 440

Foundation Engineering

US CREDITS: 3

 

CIE 442

Ground Improvement

US CREDITS: 3

 

CIE 463

Traffic Flow and Capacity Analysis

US CREDITS: 3

 

CIE 482

Construction Project Planning, Scheduling, and Control

US CREDITS: 3

TOTAL CREDIT: 15