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Construction Engineering
Overview
Dr. Baher L. Aboustait

The objective of this program is to prepare engineers at the entry professional level to conceive, plan, design, direct, estimate the cost and safely manage the construction process. The program is designed to turn out future construction engineers who will understand and accept the moral, ethical, legal and professional obligations for protecting the public welfare. Also, those engineers will acquire the kind of critical thinking and creativity needed for successful development by gaining the leadership and management skills that will create effective teams and communication routines.

The objective of this program is to prepare engineers at the entry professional level to conceive, plan, design, direct, estimate the cost and safely manage the construction process. The program is designed to turn out future construction engineers who will understand and accept the moral, ethical, legal and professional obligations for protecting the public welfare. Also, those engineers will acquire the kind of critical thinking and creativity needed for successful development by gaining the leadership and management skills that will create effective teams and communication routines.
Civil Engineering is one of the oldest engineering professions. It is committed to the control and improvement of our environment through planning, design and construction of systems and physical facilities such as: buildings, roads, bridges, airports, transportation systems, offshore and coastal protection structures, flood and pollution control systems for rivers and lakes, dams, water resources projects, urban development projects and pollution control, and waste disposal projects.
It is worth emphasizing that engineers with B.Sc. Civil Engineering are mainly design and planning engineers, and they have to acquire their own construction skills††† through working experience. This is because Civil Engineering programs are being offered in almost every engineering college all over the world, while the Construction Engineering Program is still in its infancy. For this reason, Misr University for Science & Technology is offering this program to fill a very important gap in the job market in Egypt as well as in the other Middle Eastern states.
There is always immediate and wide spread increase in demand for construction engineering and management from both government and private industry, giving rise to many job opportunities for construction engineers. This can be manifested by the continuous demand for construction engineers by Construction firms, Consulting firms, General contractors, Research organizations, as well as Sales engineering companies.
The general character of this Construction Engineering curriculum has been designed with the aim of providing the student with fundamental training of 155 credit hours in Civil Engineering disciplines and is further extended towards enabling him to acquire sufficient Construction Engineering education within the range of 25 more credit hours to end up with a total of 180 credit hours.
To ensure the right merging of the Construction Engineering concepts within the different areas of the Civil Engineering profession and also to maintain the features of the Civil Engineering program, the student majoring in Construction Engineering is advised to go into little more depth in one of the following areas of concentration, e.g.,
Structural Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Hydraulic and Environmental and
Construction Management or combination of its electives.

Mission of the Construction Engineering Program:
The program prepares students for leadership roles in construction engineering. The program provides high-quality education to support and enhance the profession of Construction Engineering through its education, research and service activities. Students will be taught to address problems building on solid technical foundations while taking advantage of advanced technologies. Our graduates will be prepared for the pursuit of advanced learning in construction engineering and related fields, as well as for the practice of Construction Engineering at the highest professional levels.

Objectives of the Construction Engineering Program:
Within the vision and the mission of the program, the objectives are:

  • The program will provide high quality education that prepares undergraduate and graduate students for a life-long learning experience.
  • The Construction Engineering program provides its graduates with skills necessary to design construction engineering components to meet desired goals.  Graduates are expected to think creatively, synthesize information, and to come up with practical solutions for close- and open-ended practical design problems.
  • Graduates should be able to function effectively individually, as well as in multi-disciplinary teams with ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Graduates are expected to develop broad knowledge of current technologies important to construction engineering.  They are expected to gain proficiency in the use of modern engineering techniques and tools, with emphasis on the role of computers and information technology in engineering.
  • Graduates are equipped with broad education in Construction Engineering as well as other technical and non-technical disciplines.
    • Appreciate and understand the impact of Construction Engineering and technology in a global and social context including environmental issues.
    • Develop solid understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities.
    • Demonstrate the ability to engage in lifelong learning in their profession as well as contemporary issues pertaining to their profession and society in which they live and work.