Diploma in Civil Engineering
The Civil Engineering curriculum is designed to comply with local education framework and benchmarked with international institutions. It includes at least 30 credits in basic sciences and mathematics, at least 62 credits engineering sciences and engineering design and communications skills, and at least 9 credits of humanities and social sciences excluding language and technical writing courses. Laboratory hands-on experience and emphasis on practical aspects are important elements that are integrated throughout the curriculum. It is designed to grant students the Bachelor of Sciences degree upon the successful completion of the four-year program.
The program is also offered in Diploma Degree upon the successful completion of a two-year program. The first common year with other College majors allows students to switch between the majors at the same College at the start of the second year of their study.
The objectives of the program are to:
- Provide students with a broad purposeful education targeting fundamental principles and concepts of civil engineering.
- Endow students with the technical skills required to forge successful careers in the various civil engineering disciplines.
- Develop and distribute, across the curriculum, open-ended activities that stimulate students’ creativity.
- Commit to continually improve the curriculum to induce the latest and best practices in civil engineering education while conforming to the established standards of the national and international bodies.
- Affix high priority to continually improve the learning conditions for students to attain the mathematical, scientific, computational, technical, and experimental skills required to formulate and solve multidisciplinary, complex, contemporary, and socially relevant civil engineering problems.
- Inspire students to embrace the principles of life-long learning and endow them with the credentials that enable them to pursue higher education in reputable institutions.
- Engage students in activities that harness their social skills so that they can comfortably work in multidisciplinary teams, effectively communicate their ideas and positions, and successfully assume leadership roles in the arena of their professional life.
- Strengthen students’ understanding of social, economic, professional, ethical, and environmental issues in an interconnected world.
Each student graduating from the Civil Engineering program will have:
- An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
- An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
- An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
- An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
- An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern tools necessary for engineering practice.
- The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a local and global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
- An ability to function in multidisciplinary teams.
- An ability to communicate effectively.
- An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
- Knowledge of contemporary issues.
- Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
- The teaching and learning strategies adopted by individual instructors and students will have to target the satisfaction of the above listed program outcomes, which are in line with the program objectives.
Admission requirements for a Diploma in Civil Engineering Program are as specified in College Section 6-a, page 214 of the catalogue.
To graduate with a Diploma in Civil Engineering, students must satisfactorily complete 75 credits taken over two academic years, with an overall minimum average of 65 percent. The University, College, and Program requirements are as given in the following table:
The University requirements for Diploma in Civil Engineering program consist of 7 courses comprising of 21 credit hours as shown below:
- ENGL 101: Basic Academic English
- ENGL 102E: English for Engineering and Sciences I
- ENGL 203E: English for Engineering and Sciences II
- ENTR 200: Entrepreneurship: Innovation and Creativity
- CMPS 100B: Introduction to Technical Computing for the Sciences
- MATH 199: Calculus I
- SOCS 102: Omani Society
The College requirements consist of 6 courses comprising of 15 credit hours as given below:
The Program core requirements consist of 17 courses and labs encompassing 39 credit hours.
There are no elective requirements for this program.