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BEng Civil Engineering

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Course Overview

Civil engineers shape the world – literally. Responsible for planning, designing and building society’s essential infrastructure, they take a leading role in maintaining the quality of our personal and professional lives, managing a vast range of construction projects, from bridges and buildings to transport links and sports stadiums.

The United Nations predicts a global population of nine billion people by 2050. Consequently, construction professionals are increasingly being called upon to create and maintain the social and commercial infrastructure needed to accommodate such large-scale growth. The demand of civil engineers is high in the foreseeable future.

The Civil Engineering programme is aimed at students who aspire to become professionally qualified engineers and wish to study Civil Engineering with an emphasis on engineering practice and its role within construction.  You will gain an insight into the full breadth of design and construction disciplines that contribute to the multi-disciplinary construction industry.

Main Study Themes

Materials and Structures

The principles of mechanics of materials and structural analysis and design incorporating the behavior and properties of construction materials under applied loading, while considering construction methods, safety and sustainability


The fundamental concepts of the mechanical properties of liquids, flow and fluids transportation, and hydraulic structures

Project-based Learning and Team Work

The opportunity to develop professional and research skills throughout your study; improving your critical thinking and problem-solving ability that enable you to establish creative solutions to a wide range of engineering problems

Highways and Surveying

The fundamental principles of highway geometric and pavement design, traffic engineering, analysis and design of transport infrastructures and land surveying


The fundamental concepts of soil analysis and design of  geotechnical structures upon which all types of structures rest with practical hands-on learning process

Course Information

Teaching is highly practical; you will draw on real-life case studies, provided by companies such as Arcadis, CGL, Crossrail and Galliford Try and their equivalents who operate in Egypt. You will use industry-standard software, such as Robot Structure, SAP 2000, ETABS, Primavera, AutoCAD, Revit, Dynamo, Navis Works, Civil 3D, Water CAD, Sewer CAD, Google Sketchup and ANSYS, which are widely used by design and consulting engineers.

A unique aspect of the Civil Engineering University in Egypt at TKH is our commitment to prepare our graduates to work in a global multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural platform. You will have an opportunity to gain experience in a field course and potentially visit an overseas university to work alongside staff and students from other countries and to learn their local design and construction practice.

You will also be given opportunities to apply for industrial placements at companies.

Graduates from the Civil Engineering universities in Egypt will be well-suited to working in a range of Civil Engineering consultancies, contractors or client organisations.  They will also have a sound base to further their education and training to become Incorporated or Chartered Civil Engineers.

  • Applicable Mathematics
  • Foundation Physics
  • Foundation Academic English 1 for Engineering and Computing
  • Applied and Computational Mathematics
  • Applied Science and Engineering
  • Foundation Academic English 2 for Engineering and Computing
  • Geotechnics and Construction Materials
  • Surveying and Transportation Engineering
  • Construction Project
  • Structural Analysis and Mathematics
  • Structural Engineering Design Project
  • Sustainable Environments
  • Hydraulics and Transportation Engineering
  • Structural Analysis and Design
  • Civil Engineering Design Project
  • Soil Mechanics and Materials
  • Project, Finance and Contract Management
  • Sustainable Environments in Society: Developing Solutions
  • Interdisciplinary Project
  • Computational Methods in Civil Engineering
  • Strategic Construction Project Management
  • Structural Design
  • Research Dissertation
  • Engineering Analysis
  • Transport Infrastructure
  • Engineering Hydrology

Direct Entry Level 4 students for the purposes of Engineering Council Recognition ONLY must study the
additional following modules:

  • Business Simulation
  • Project Management
  • New Product Development Strategies
  • A credit/notional hour is the formal name for the estimated hours that are expected that a student would need to complete a module
  • 1 credit is equal to 10 notional hours, so 20 credits are equal to 200 notional hours, The 200 hours includes time in lectures, tutorials, preparing for your lectures, assessments as well as your own personal revision and studying that you would do
  • In reality, you might actually go above and beyond the expected notional hours, in particular if your degree requires a lot of independent learning you would most likely exceed the predicted hours
  • In the UK system each semester is 60 credits worth which is equivalent to at least 600 hours of study in one term. This is approximately equivalent to 8 hours of study a day

We regularly review our course content to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.

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