Civil Engineering

Building a sustainable future

The socio economy of Oman mainly depend on construction and infrastructure development of the nation, which is the major contributor to capital generation and employment. The built environment has a major influence on the quality of life of the society and on the economic prosperity of the nation.


Civil Engineering consists of various disciplines such as structural, environmental, transportation, water resources engineering and construction management. The combination of the disciplines imparts students with the knowledge of analysis and design of RC and steel structures, highway design, waste management etc. which is necessary to succeed in today’s competitive construction world.

Also, this programme prepares students to be successful in civil engineering practices and to be able to pursue masters in structural engineering, environmental engineering, construction management and project management.
Laboratories are well equipped with 100T Universal Testing Machine, permeability testing, Non Destructive Testing (NDT) facilities and enables to execute student’s innovative project works. The department of built and natural environment has excellent laboratory and computational facilities with design, management and drawing software such as STAAD Pro., Primavera Project Planner and Auto CAD.


Placement opportunities are provided in various construction industries involved in building projects, bridges, roads, harbours, dams and airports. Also, through this programme, you will have a chance to work in design consultancies, water and waste water treatment plants.

Career Opportunities

A broad range of career options in Oman and abroad exist in the public and private sectors with civil engineering contractors, civil and structural engineering consultants, and Ministry of Housing, Transportation and Municipalities in areas including water supply, sewage, road and bridge design and maintenance, building regulations, compliance, assessment of engineering material by laboratory analysis and environmental consultancies.


This programme provides an internationally recognised Honours Degree awarded by Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland, UK. Two exit options are available as given below:
• On successful completion of Level 2: Award of University Diploma
• On successful completion of Level 4: Award of BEng Honours Degree

The Diploma awarded after Level 2 is equivalent to Diploma (Oman) and BEng Honours Degree awarded after Level 4 is equivalent to Bachelor Degree in Engineering (Oman), conforming to the Oman Qualifications Framework.


Credits Level 1 – Total of 140 Credits
20 Applicable Mathematics IThe module provides grounding in a range of mathematical topics including expansion of binomial, polynomial equations and inequalities, partial fractions,vector algebra, Cartesian components, trigonometry, introduction to co-ordinate geometry, differential and integral calculus. Applications of the mathematics are considered whenever appropriate.
20 Technical Communication This module is aimed at providing students with skills needed to critically analyse, assess and present a technical or a non-technical situation both at group discussions and in writing. The focus is on strengthening students’ ability in technical writing and expressing/ describing the case or situation effectively. Students will learn taking responsibilities and roles in researching and distributing roles to fellow students in the group. This will further enhance their skills in leadership and delegation, time management and providing constructive feedback as well as work effectively in teams. Students will analyse case studies, use practical scientific methods in solving problems and recommend improvements, They learn to research, process, utilise, analyse and present information providing source. They contribute to discussions, exchange information, conduct and participate in meetings, present and discuss proposals. They will work on enhancing and developing proficiency in meeting the communication related requirements of the industry as well as of academic world. They will be able to demonstrate effective communication using oral, written and electronic methods and give effective presentations.
20 Construction Materials and MeasurementsThis module introduces commonly used construction materials covering their properties and engineering applications. Further it provides standard methods of measurement and elementary measurement techniques with an introduction to relevant quantity measurement using KATO estimation software.
10 Materials and Measurements Laboratory

The laboratory Module is designed to offer an equal measure of practical orientation to the student on the ;

  1. The physical characteristics of construction materials and
  2. The measurement methods used in quantity surveying.
20 Construction Technology Aim of this module is to gain knowledge and understanding of the construction of the low-rise domestic buildings including the service provisions
20 Environmental SciencesThe aim of the module is to provide basic knowledge on environment, natural resources, sustainable development and ecosystems. The objective is to understand the mechanisms of various types of pollution create awareness on global environmental issues and preventive measures to control pollution and protecting the environment.
20 Engineering MechanicsThe aim of this module is to provide a basic knowledge of fundamental concepts and techniques of solid engineering mechanics including statics and basic Dynamics and the importance of application of these basic structural analysis methods in solving engineering design problems.
10 Engineering Drawing LaboratoryStudent has to prepare manual drawings as well as Computer Aided Drawings (CAD) of buildings and components.
To evaluate how the student can interpret construction drawings and service drawings.
English for Engineers - I
Credits Level 2– Total of 140 Credits
20 Applicable Mathematics IIThis module aims to build on the work of Level 1 and extend those aspects of Mathematics required in this and later stages of the degree programme. The module also provides grounding in those aspects of Calculus required in this and later stages of the degree programme.
20 Land SurveyingThe aim of this module is to allow the student to gain knowledge and understand methods used in field Surveying, quantities of area and volume, cut and fill, transfer the land profile on to a sheet, angle measurements, latitude and departures, setting out curves and buildings and finally building monitoring in the field.
20 Fluid MechanicsMechanics is used to analyze fluid systems. A study of fluid flow in pipes and open channels are undertaken concentrating on theoretical and analytical aspects. Study of hydraulic structures to control water level and regulate discharges. Study of pumps and turbines and their applications in water supply wastewater pumping and power generation.
10 Fluid Mechanics LaboratoryStudents will measure pressure, metacentric height, the fluid flow through various notches, weir, orifice meter and venture meter, pipes and open channels. They will be exposed to the working of pumps and turbines
20 Employability Skills DevelopmentThis module focuses on the following key areas:
The module aims to develop students’ skill to enter, stay in and progress in their workplace through mastering job search and career enhancement skills. This module aims to enhance students self-marketing and self-presentation skills through their resume, elevator speech or personal commercial, individual and group presentation, and job interviews through simulation and role plays. Students will be revisiting technical report writing sharing their industrial or engineering learning experience. Through preparation of career pathway plan and/or evaluation of current organisation students will be engaged in professional goal setting, research and reflective practice in their career planning process. This module will introduce students to performance appraisal process through identification and evaluation of own strengths and learning needs as practiced in industries. Through this module students develop an understanding of professionalism and professional ethics and practices which will be tackled through debates and group discussions and will encourage high standards of critical thinking and reflection.
20 Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures The aim of this module is to provide a knowledge and understanding of the analysis and design of Reinforced concrete structural elements based on the current British standards specifications and hence to introduce to the topics contained, In this module, the structural analysis and structural design of Reinforced Concrete structural elements will be explained.
The aim also include providing an insight into the way in which the various reinforced concrete structural elements function, the work of each structural component and their performance when they are assembled to form a structure.
Further, this module will provide an insight as to the importance of understanding the structural behaviour of R.C.C structural elements and how important is the structural design in providing a safe, economical and durable structures.
20 Soil MechanicsThe module contents emphasize the application of the principles of soil mechanics in order to classify the soil. Methods of site investigation, Geology, Determination of shear strength, permeability, consolidation settlements of soil are also dealt with in the module. Concepts of Bearing capacity, Analysis of pressure distribution in a soil mass, stability of slopes also forms part of the module.
10 Soil Mechanics LaboratoryModule contents give hands on experience on the various concepts of soil behavior.
English for Engineers -II
Industry Orientation Prog
Exit with Diploma
Credits Level 3 – Total of 140 Credits
20 Advanced Mathematics for Civil EngineersThe aim of the module is to impart the student with the knowledge of applications of mathematics to engineering.
20 Entrepreneurial Skills DevelopmentThe primary focus of this module is to bring forth entrepreneurial leaders in Oman who will eventually contribute to the country’s economy. The mission is to create a culture of ‘entrepreneurship’ focused on developing creative & innovative activities, growth of new business venture and Self-employment.
The course is so designed to meet the challenges of the growing economic needs of Oman and provide a platform for engineering students to showcase their entrepreneurial and managerial skills learned / developed during the course. The module addresses Oman’s Vision 2020 and aims at providing opportunities for students to develop entrepreneurial mindsets and skills as well as relevant ‘soft’ skills. This will be carried out by designing a comprehensive curriculum focusing on entrepreneurship in Oman, planning a business venture, strategic planning, environment analysis, marketing strategies, funding options and risk analysis.
Students will have exposure to theoretical knowledge and be given the opportunity to meet successful entrepreneurs in Oman. Students will develop pertinent skills such as team work, self-confidence, motivation, leadership, creative problem solving, critical thinking, information gathering, research, communication, budgeting, report writing and presentation skills that are so much valuable to business and society and also demanded by employers in the job market. They will work on a group project and defend their work through presentations. The module will enhance the interpersonal skills of students and bring about a ‘wholesome’ development in their personal and career life.
20 Construction Process ManagementThe aim of this module is to allow students to gain knowledge and understanding of management concepts required for civil and construction engineers
10 Structural Engineering Laboratory The main aim of this module to conduct laboratory experiments to validate relationship between the measured data and theoretical concepts and to demonstrate whether a theory adequately describe the observed physical behavior.
20 Structural AnalysisThis module is designed to provide analytical concept of statically determinate and indeterminate structures.Also it includes plane truss analysis by unit load method. Here in advanced method of analysis like Matrix method is are covered. Advanced topics such as FE method and Space Structures are covered.
20 Water Resource Engineering A study of the engineering principles involved in analyzing and managing the quantity and quality of water in natural and developed systems. An introduction to surface water and groundwater hydrology for engineers. The students will learn the collection and treatment of water and it will be described using hydraulic theory. Water transportation to and from populated areas will be explained. Design of storm water and foul sewage drainage schemes will be demonstrated. Basic knowledge on water desalination.
20 Design of Steel StructuresThe aim is to provide the student the knowledge and understanding of the design of steel structures based on the British standard specifications. In this module, structural analysis and structural design of steel structural elements will be explained.
This module also gives an insight into the way in which the structural elements function, the work of each structural component and their performance when they are assembled to form a structure.
Further, Plastic analysis of structures will also be explained which is the basis for the development of Limit State Design of steel structures in understanding the load carrying mechanism of steel structural elements.
10 Industrial TrainingAim of the module is to have an industrial experience that evolves the student to be professional engineer
Credits Level 4 – Total of 140 Credits
20 Advanced Wastewater TreatmentThe students will learn the essential principles used in wastewater treatment. The students will understand the modern design processes for the treatment of wastewater. Also they will understand important issues in wastewater management and relevant environmental legislations.
20 Transportation EngineeringThe module is designed to bring awareness regarding modal choice, highway design, soil stabilization, traffic and accident related aspects in the light of the environmental impact of traffic.
20 Advanced Solid Waste ManagementThis subject covers the various sources and characterisation of municipal solid wastes and the on-site/off-site processing of the waste, and the disposal methods. The student is expected to know about the various effects and disposal options for the municipal solid waste.
10 Research MethodologyThis module provides the necessary knowledge and skills to carry out effective research work that forms the basis underpinning the Level 4 project. This module aims to introduce the research methodology topics, considering the research process, Research design, Data collection, Data Analysis techniques, Literature review, consideration of ethical and environmental issues. Also it aims to help in identifying a project title and carry on with the research leading to completion of a critical analysis and pre-design of the project. Working through the topics of the module will provide an insight of research methodologies and prepare the student for taking up the ‘Project’ module of the following semester.
20 Advanced Structural DesignThe aim of this module is to allow you to gain knowledge and understanding of analysis and design of complex structural systems in steel and reinforced concrete based on the British specifications and Euro codes
20 ProjectThis module develops and integrates the Research methodology and Industry based project and the skills gained from other modules from the previous levels of study. The work carried out in Research Methodology will form the basis of this individual project. The project consists of elements of design, analysis, specification, implementation, validation (testing) and communication
20 Elective

Rehabilitation of Structures
The aim of this module is to gain knowledge and understanding of various types of problems in buildings and to identify repair/ maintenance techniques to be adopted.

Design of Pre-stressed Concrete Structures
The aim of this module is to provide a knowledge and understanding of the analysis and design of Pre-stressed concrete structural elements based on the current British standards specifications and hence to introduce to the topics contained. In this module, the structural analysis and structural design of Pre-stressed Concrete structural elements will be explained.

The aim also include providing an insight into the importance of Pre-stressed concrete concept and hence Pre-stressed concrete structural elements behaviour and to understand the essential load carrying mechanism structural behaviour difference between Reinforced Concrete and Pre-stressed concrete elements.

Further, this module will also discuss the durability aspects of how Pre-stressed concrete concept provide a safe, economical and durable structures under special situations like long span bridges, waffle slabs, nuclear power reactors, etc.,

Design of Concrete Bridges
This module is designed to provide overview of types of bridges, materials used for construction, design rules, loads and design of highway bridges. Here in maintenance of highway bridges is are covered.

Coastal Engineering
The aim of this module is to allow the student to the field of Coastal Engineering, which is concerned with the design and maintenance of harbors, marinas, coastal and offshore structures, such as, breakwaters, seawalls, and jetties. Coastal Engineering is also concerned with the study of waves and currents and their effect on the coastal structures, the control of erosion, and the pollution of the coastal waters.

Earthquake Resistant Structures
The aim of this module is to gain knowledge and understanding of the problems and solutions in attaining efficient earthquake-resistant structures and facilities. Earthquake engineering is one of the most visible aspects of the civil engineering field and one of the most easily illustrated due to the extent and variety of structural damage in earthquakes

Engineering Economics
The module develops concepts raised in the Engineering in background courses and provides students with some technical detail of economics and for engineers. As engineers take responsibility for the biggest projects possible, it is essential that student engineers grasp some key concepts and, hence this module is necessary.

10 Industry Based Project This module provides the necessary knowledge and skills to carry out Industry based project work. It provides greater assistance for taking up the ‘Project’ module of the following semester. The critical study report, to be submitted as a part of continuous assessment, will provide input to the ‘project’ to be chosen in the following semester.
Exit with Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering

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