B.Sc. On Campus

Civil Engineering

Abu Dhabi University

48 months
14470 EUR/year
14470 EUR/year
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Through this Civil Engineering program from Abu Dhabi University, you will gain a thorough understanding of the fundamental subjects that underpin civil engineering and build skills to design and propose solutions using advanced tools and technologies including computer aided design (CAD), geographical information systems (GIS) and 3D computer modelling. 


Civil engineering, the oldest engineering profession, is a broad discipline that covers many aspects of our everyday lives. As a civil engineer you will have the chance to plan, design, construct and manage towers & villas, highways, roads & transportation systems, sewage and water systems, desalination & waste-water treatment plants, tunnels, bridges, dams & canals, harbours & ports and facilities for solid, chemical & nuclear waste.

Civil engineers are leaders in the economic development of the UAE, building and managing mega projects that are transforming the UAE to a knowledge-based, sustainable, and diversified economy. Civil engineering is an integral part of the UAE’s National Innovation Strategy in renewable energy, water, transportation, technology and education.

During the Civil Engineering program from Abu Dhabi University, you will acquire problem solving and analysis abilities to find practical solutions to real life civil engineering problems whilst taking into account the relevant social, economic and environmental and sustainability requirements.

If you excel in the program you will have the opportunity to receive a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from ADU and a Master’s degree from our partner, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, through our unique 3+2 program. The University of Illinois is one of the top engineering universities in the USA and its civil engineering program is one of the best in the world.

Career opportunities

Both private companies and public agencies seek civil engineers for a variety of professional positions due to the versatility of their skills and their technical and management capabilities. Many graduates work for local and international engineering consulting firms or construction companies as design engineers, field engineers and project managers. They also join government agencies to oversee transportation, water supply, environmental protection, and resource management.

Graduates of the program quickly find work in prestigious local, national and international companies and agencies. These include the Ghantoot Group, Trojan General Contracting LLC, Target Engineering Construction Company LLC, Dhabi Contracting LLC, Musanada, ADCO, Abu Dhabi Distribution Company, Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council, AECOM, Al Jaber Group, KEO Consulting, Parsons, Schlumberger, Gulf Concrete and many more. Some have risen to leadership positions in only a few years.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computer-Aided Drawing
  • Statics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Construction Materials Lab
  • Fundamentals of Transportation Engineering
  • Structural Systems
  • Structural Steel Design
  • Hydrology and Urban Systems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

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142 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Indian Senior Secondary Certificates (CBSE), or State Board Examinations, or Indian School Certificates awarded by ICSE: Achieving the minimum average of 50% on completing grade 12
    • British System (IGCSE & GCE): Completing a total of 7 subjects from either IGCSE level or AS/A2 levels, in at least 4 of the following fields: Mathematics, Languages, Sciences, Social Studies and Humanities, Art and Design; with a minimum required grade of C for the IGCSE level subjects, D for the AS Levels, and E for A2 subjects. Successfully provide evidence / certificate of completing at least 11 years of schooling.
    • Canadian & American High School Diplomas: Achieving the minimum average of 80% on completing grade 12 or its equivalent of overall average B grade or 3.0/ 4.0
    • International Baccalaureate Diploma: Successfully completing 6 subjects, with at least 2 at the higher level (HL) and a minimum total of 24 points.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14470 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 57882 EUR for the full programme during 48 months.
  • National

    14470 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 57882 EUR for the full programme during 48 months.
  • Abu Dhabi: 254,880 AED
  • Al Ain: 194,660 AED

Living costs for Abu Dhabi

5000 - 8600 AED /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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