Civil Engineering Program


Program Description

The civil engineering program covers some areas of specialization in civil engineering, in addition to extra skills to enable civil engineers fulfilling their due responsibilities. The program degree plan starts with basic science courses in the first two semesters as a preparation of the student to the main program curriculum. Specialty courses will start in the third semester with introductory courses focusing on the various areas of civil engineering, followed by various specialization options in the advanced modules. This structure allows students to proceed in specialization gradually. The areas that are covered in this program are structural engineering, geotechnical and material engineering, highway and transportation engineering, water resources engineering, environmental engineering, and construction management. The program is enhanced by a series of experimentation in different fields of civil engineering and practical training to develop practical skills of civil engineering.

Admission Requirements

For direct entry into the College of Engineering, the student should have General Education Diploma (12th standard) or certified equivalent with overall score of C and minimum of grade D in Pure Mathematics, English and (Physics or Chemistry).

The student should also successfully complete the General Foundation program with an overall score of 65% in the following areas:

  • English proficiency 

  • Study skills

  • Math

  • Information Technology

  1. To be exempted from the GFP (English Component), a minimum score of 5.00 in IELTS certificate or equivalent is required.

  2. To be exempted from the GFP (IT Component), an ICDL Certificate in English or its equivalent is required.

Program Objectives
  • Graduates are expected to succeed in a career as civil engineers

  • Graduates are expected to contribute to society through research or professional and ethical practice in Civil Engineering.

Student Outcomes
  • 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

  • An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.

  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.

  • 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.

  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.

  • 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.

  • An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Career Path

Graduates from the Civil Engineering program may start their career path at public or private organizations, such as

  • Local municipalities

  • Ministry of Environment & Climatic Affairs

  • Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Transport and Communication

  • Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources

  • Engineering Divisions in other than the mentioned ministries

  • Petroleum Development Oman (PDO)

  • Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (ORPIC)

  • Oman Airport Management Company

  • Power plants

  • Engineering services companies

  • Oil and gas companies

  • Automobile repair agencies

  • Airports with airplane repair facilities

  • Construction companies, and energy solutions companies

  • Iron and steel factories

  • Aluminum plants

  • Smelters (industrial facilities to extract metals from its raw materials)

Students who prefer independency and enjoy self-success may start their own business.

BSc in Civil Engineering


Total: 136.0 C.H.

Course Code Course Title Sem Prerequisite Credit Hour

ARAB 100

Arabic Language

1 & 2

FENG 003


SOCI 100

Oman Society

1 & 2

FENG 003


CHEM 110





MATH 100

Calculus I for Engineers


FMAT/P 002


PHYS 110

Physics I


MATH 100(Co.R)


ENGR 130

Fundamentals of Engineering




ESPU 140

English for Special Purposes (Engineering)




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