Civil Engineering

The Department of Civil Engineering offers the following programs of study:

The Department of Civil Engineering constantly aims at bridging the gap between students’ learning and the requirements of the industry. Through traditional and innovative learning approaches such as Project Based Learning (PBL), students take ownership of their learning and develop skills and knowledge within a communicative and constructive environment. Laboratory facilities related to structural, geotechnical, and transportation engineering, as well as computer-based simulations of real world scenarios, all play significant roles in enhancing students’ learning.

The Department of Civil Engineering is proud of what its graduates are capable of. Graduates may choose to be employed in either the private or public sector, or to pursue higher education at renowned universities around the world.

Our faculty members, who bring unparalleled academic qualifications and industrial experience from around the world, form the backbone of our department. We take pride in the fact that our programs are the first in Kuwait to receive full accreditation from Engineers Australia. As such, we continuously strive for improvement and put great emphasis on performance evaluation.

Diploma of Civil Engineering

The Diploma of Civil Engineering ensures that graduates are able to successfully compete and thrive throughout the Civil Engineering disciplines in the industry. Upon completion of the Diploma, graduates will be able to utilize the most recent technological advancements to identify and apply various relevant concepts in engineering. These include scientific concepts, engineering construction fundamentals, terminology, standards, codes, health and safety procedures, as well as producing engineering drawings that fulfill the expectations and requirements of the industry.

This is an Australian-endorsed program and on successful completion of all requirements, a student will be awarded a Diploma of Civil Engineering by ACK and endorsed by Central Queensland University in Australia.

General Learning Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  • Apply science and engineering fundamentals and industry-standard hardware and software tools to solving problems.
  • Prepare and conduct tests in the practice area, analyze and interpret data.
  • Perform tasks and procedures in a support role.
  • Read and produce engineering drawings.
  • Understand and apply relevant standards and codes of practice.
  • Identify and apply engineering design principles of a standardized nature.
  • Appreciate and apply the principles of health and safety in the workplace.
  • Recognize the impact of engineering practice in global, economic, environmental and societal contexts.
Diploma Plan
Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Name Pre-Requisites Credits Delivery
Lect. Lab
15FFSP110 English for Engineering NA 3 3 0
15FMAT116 Engineering Mathematics I NA 3 3 0
15FMAT119 Applied Physics NA 3 3 2
15FCVE110 Civil Engineering Technology: Ethics & Practices NA 3 3 0
15FCVE111 Engineering Drawings I NA 3 3 0
Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Name Pre-Requisites Credits Delivery
Lect. Lab
15FMAT127 Engineering Mathematics II 15FMAT116 3 3 0
15FCVE121 Use Surveying in Engineering

15FMAT116

15FMAT119

3 3 2
15FCVE122 Engineering Drawings II 15FCVE111 3 3 0
15FCVE123 Basic Construction 15FCVE110 3 3 2
15FCVE124 Fluid Mechanics

15FMAT116

15FMAT119

3 3 2
15FCVE130 Internship (optional) 27CH 3 - -
Semester 3
Unit Code Unit Name Pre-Requisites Credits Delivery
Lect. Lab
15FCVE210 Statics

15FMAT127

15FMAT119

3 3 2
15FCVE211 Roadway Design

15FCVE121

15FCVE122

3 3 2
15FCVE212 Civil Engineering Materials 15FCVE123 3 3 2
15FCVE213 Environmental Engineering 15FCVE110 3 3 0
15FCVE214 Basics of Geotechnical Engineering

15FMAT127

15FMAT119

3 3 2
Semester 4
Unit Code Unit Name Pre-Requisites Credits Delivery
Lect. Lab
15FCVE220 Construction Management 15FCVE123 3 3 2
15FCVE221 Concrete Structures

15FCVE210

15FCVE212

3 3 2
15FCVE222 Steel Structures

15FCVE210

15FCVE212

3 3 2
15FCVE223 Strength of Materials 15FCVE210 3 3 2
15FCVE224 Engineering Project (PBL) 15FCVE212 3 0 3
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Students who successfully completed 27 CH can take an internship unit (optional). This unit is 3 CH.

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Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil)

In addition to the Diploma in Civil Engineering, the Department offers a Bachelor of Engineering Technology with a concentration in Civil Engineering. Students enrolled in the Bachelor program will engage in more rigorous learning, gaining in-depth theoretical and hands-on knowledge about the various disciplines in Civil Engineering, including structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, construction and cost management, and urban infrastructure.

Additionally, the Bachelor program places a great emphasis on Project-Based Learning (PBL), which enables students to work both independently and within multi-disciplinary groups on various topics. The main aim of PBL is to instill a culture of life-long learning and proper project management skills. This differentiates our graduates and makes them desirable to employers in the Kuwaiti job market.

This program is accredited by Engineers Australia. Upon successful completion of all requirements, the students will be awarded a Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil) from Australian College of Kuwait endorsed by Central Queensland University in Australia.

General Learning Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of engineering construction terms, components and component elements used in construction projects.
  • Explain the properties of materials related to Civil Engineering.
  • Analyze simple components and structures relevant to civil engineering.
  • Recognize the principles of construction project management.
  • Prepare cost estimates for simple construction projects.
  • Interpret design plans for concrete and steel structures.
  • Apply elementary analytical techniques related to problems in geo-technics, hydraulics, and transportation systems.
  • Classify methods of concrete production and application.
  • Conduct standardized field and laboratory tests on materials related to Civil Engineering.
  • Utilize surveying methods appropriate for land measurement and construction layout.
Bachelor Plan

The following table summarizes the prerequisite units to align the student progress towards the set objectives of the Bachelor program.

Semester 1
Unit Code Intn. Unit Code Unit Name Pre-Requisites Credits
16SCVE310 ENEG1101 Engineering Skills* (PBL) N/A 3
16SCVE311 ENTC12004 Civil Construction N/A 3
16SMAT310 MATH11219 Engineering Mathematics N/A 4
16SMAT311 PHYS11184 Engineering Physics A N/A 4
Semester 2
Unit Code Intn. Unit Code Unit Name Pre-Requisites Credits
16SCVE320 ENEC13010 Solid Mechanics 16SMAT310 3
16SCVE321 ENEC13009 Hydraulics 16SMAT311 3
16SCVE322 ENEG12004 Engineering Design & Management Planning* (PBL) 16SCVE310 6
16SCVE323 ENEC12007 Analysis of Structures 16SMAT310 3
 
Unit Code Intn. Unit Code Unit Name Pre-Requisites Credits
16SCVE333 New Unit Internship** 16SCVE322 4
Semester 3
Unit Code Intn. Unit Code Unit Name Pre-Requisites Credits
16SCVE410 ENEG12006 Engineering Design & Management Implementation* (PBL) 16SCVE322 6
16SCVE411 ENTG13002 Technology Project Planning* (PBL)

16SCVE322

16SMAT311

16SMAT310

3
16SCVE412 ENEC14013 Concrete Structures

16SCVE323

16SCVE320

16SCVE311

3
16SCVE413 ENEC12008 Geotechnical Engineering

16SCVE321

16SCVE320

16SCVE311

3
Semester 4
Unit Code Intn. Unit Code Unit Name Pre-Requisites Credits
16SCVE420 ENEC14015 Traffic Engineering 16SCVE320 3
16SCVE421 ENEC13013 Water Environmental Design* (PBL)

16SCVE322

16SCVE321

6
16SCVE422 ENTG13001 Technology Project Implementation* (PBL) 16SCVE411 3
16SCVE423 ENEC13011 Steel Structures

16SCVE323

16SCVE320

16SCVE311

3
Required Credits for Graduation 59
Elective Internship Unit 4
Graduation Credits Plus Elective Internship Unit 63
    Total Credits 63

* (PBL) - Project Based Unit Learning

** - Elective Unit

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