Master of Science in Civil Engineering

Study Discipline: Engineering & Technology
Study Programme Details
City:Abu Dhabi
Country: United Arab Emirates
Admission Sessions:Autumn Session, Summer Session, Spring Session
Study Format: Full Time, Part Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Master's degree


24 Months

Scholarship Available



About this Study Course

In a rapidly evolving world, the Master of Science in Civil Engineering at Abu Dhabi University equips you with the cutting-edge knowledge and skills needed to address the complex challenges in civil engineering. This program delves into essential areas such as structural design, construction management, transportation planning, water resources management, and environmental engineering. By staying attuned to current trends and future possibilities, we prepare our graduates to lead innovative projects and sustainable developments, making this one of the premier civil engineering master’s programs in the UAE.

Our curriculum is designed not just to enhance your technical expertise but to foster leadership and strategic thinking, ensuring you can navigate and influence the multifaceted engineering landscape. Through hands-on projects and real-world applications, you’ll gain practical experience that complements your academic learning, positioning you at the forefront of the civil engineering profession.


The Master of Science in Civil Engineering program provides a comprehensive education that empowers you to advance your technical expertise and achieve a competitive edge in the profession. Our curriculum covers all essential areas, including structural design, construction management, transportation planning, water resources management, and environmental engineering. Specialized courses further enhance your skills in chosen concentrations, preparing you for leadership roles in a rapidly developing field.

A unique feature of our program is the two-track system. You can choose between a professional project option, involving a three-credit project and nine graduate courses, or a thesis option, which includes a six-credit research thesis and eight courses. This flexibility allows you to tailor your education to your career goals and interests. Additional courses offered in urban transportation planning, construction project management, water resources, wastewater treatment, earthquake engineering, advanced soil mechanics, and groundwater ensure a well-rounded education. Our program seamlessly blends academic study with practical skill development, fully preparing you to excel in a dynamic engineering environment.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree: In a related discipline with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 on a 4.00-point scale from an accredited university recognized by the UAE’s Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs.
  • English Language Proficiency: An official TOEFL (IBT) score of 79 or ITP score of 550, Academic IELTS score of 6.0, or an English EmSat score of 1400, taken within the last two years.
  • Conditional Admission: Students with an EmSAT score of 1250, IELTS 5.5, or equivalent may receive conditional admission for one semester, allowing them to take up to six credit hours.
  • Structural Design
  • Construction Management
  • Transportation Planning
  • Water Resources Management
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Urban Transportation Planning
  • Construction Project Management
  • Water Resources
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Advanced Soil Mechanics
  • Groundwater
  • Professional Project (optional)
  • Research Thesis (optional)

Majors AED 85,050

Future Career Outcomes

Our graduates have successfully transitioned into influential roles across various sectors. For instance, alumni have led major infrastructure projects as Structural Engineers, managed large-scale construction projects as Construction Managers, and developed sustainable transportation systems as Transportation Engineers. The program’s alignment with industry needs ensures that graduates possess the skills to excel in the evolving job market. By focusing on both theoretical knowledge and practical application, our program prepares you to meet and exceed industry expectations, making you a sought-after professional in civil engineering.

Visa Requirements:

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