The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at UAEU has been ranked among the TOP 200 civil engineering departments in the world according to the 2012 QS World University Ranking.The Civil Engineering undergraduate program in the College of Engineering at the United Arab Emirates University is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. ABET accreditation provides assurance that a College or University program meets the quality standards of the profession for which that program prepares graduates.
Civil engineering students participated in the first running of the international Association of Higher Education Learning Outcomes (AHELO) test during the second semester of the 2011-2012 academic year. The test is running for the first time in the UAE and GCC and is administered by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and aims at evaluating learning outcomes based on international basis. This test is a part of a quality control process to ensure that the civil engineering program remains one of the highest standards on a world scale: http://www.oecd.org/.
The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department has more than twenty highly dedicated full-time faculty members. All faculty members of the department have earned Ph.D. degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from leading international academic institutions. The qualifications of the faculty members reflect the diversity of experiences and academic backgrounds of the faculty in the Department. The faculty members cover several areas of specialization that include structural engineering and concrete technology, surveying, highway and transportation engineering, geotechnical engineering, construction management, water resources and environmental engineering.
The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department has several specialized laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment. The labs are managed and supervised by experienced lab engineers and technicians. The experimental work and physical models are regarded as an essential element in the educational and research process. These labs are well equipped to serve both educational and research needs of the students and faculty. The department continuously adds the latest new equipment to help achieving the programs objectives.