Master of Science in Civil Engineering University of Sharjah

Specializations and Concentration Areas

The MSc. program offers two broad specialization streams (areas) with optional concentration areas within the streams, as follows:

A - Structural Systems Engineering Stream, with the following concentration areas:

  • Structural Engineering
  • Materials and Construction
  • Geotechnical Engineering

B - Infrastructure Systems Engineering Stream, with the following concentration areas:

  • Environmental and Water Resources Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Materials and Construction
  • Geotechnical Engineering

Program Overview

Civil Engineering is a vital profession in the development of cities and societies. Civil Engineers are involved in the planning, analysis, design and problem solving of a variety of projects that directly serve the needs of societies for buildings, bridges, roads, water supply systems, dams, canals, sanitation systems, environmental protection systems, and risk management systems. Civil engineering includes a variety of sub-disciplines, including environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, transportation engineering, municipal or urban engineering, water resources engineering, materials engineering, coastal engineering, surveying, and construction engineering. 

To meet the demands of rapid developments in the field, civil engineers must be up to date in their knowledge, motivated self educators and involved in life long learning.  The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Sharjah offers a Master of Science in Civil Engineering program that prepares graduates to confidently confront current and future challenges in an exciting profession and equip them with advanced knowledge, practical skills, and knowledge discovery and application skills. 

The program achieved the official accreditation-eligible status from the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. The Department has well qualified faculty and lecturers with many years of academic and practical experience both regionally and internationally. The expertise of the academic staff spans the main disciplines of modern civil & environmental engineering. In addition, the department has laboratory facilities that are furnished with state-of-the-art equipment and analytical instruments in support of advanced experimental work for teaching, research and community service. The laboratories are also staffed with qualified and well-trained laboratory assistants, technicians, and engineers

The University of Sharjah is a comprehensive academic institution with a distinctive learning style and a global vision. It is a pioneer in academia, scientific research and the arts in the UAE and the GCC region. All programs are accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

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