The Civil Engineering program provides highest quality engineering education, outstanding research programs and exceptional community service. In addition, it is envisioned that the graduates of the program will be successful in their professional careers and/or graduate studies, as highly trained professionals, creative leaders with a global mindset committed to social good. The focus areas are emerging complexity in civilian systems such as workflow networks, smart buildings, unmanned air vehicles, infrastructure security, organic disaster management networks, and sustainable eco-systems, environmental engineering, geo-engineering, structural engineering, mechanics and materials, and transportation engineering.

NYUAD’s Civil Engineering program prepares graduates to apply knowledge of mathematics through differential equations, calculus-based physics, chemistry; apply knowledge of four technical areas appropriate to civil engineering, i.e., transportation, structures, environment, and project management; conduct civil engineering experiments and analyze and interpret the resulting data; design system, component, or process in more than one civil engineering context; explain basic concepts in management, business, public policy, and leadership; and explain the importance of professional licensure.


23.5 courses, (94 credits) distributed as follows:

  • 4 Foundations of Science:
    • Foundations of Science 1: Energy and Matter (SCIEN-AD 101, 102, 121);
    • Foundations of Science 2: Forces and Interactions (SCIEN-AD 103, 104, 122);
    • Foundations of Science 3: Systems in Flux (SCIEN-AD 105, 106, 109, 123);
    • Foundations of Science 4: Form and Function (SCIEN-AD 107, 108, 110, 124)
  • 4 Mathematics courses:
    • ENGR-AD 195 Fundamentals of Discrete Math (half course);
    • ENGR-AD 291 Probability and Statistics for Engineers (half course);
    • MATH-AD 111 Calculus with Applications: Science and Engineering;
    • MATH-AD 112 Multivariable Calculus: Science and Engineering;
    • MATH-AD 115 Fundamentals of Linear Algebra (half course);
    • MATH-AD 120 Fundamentals of Ordinary Differential Equations (half course)

  • 4 Engineering Common Courses:
    • ENGR-AD 101 Computer Programming for Engineers;
    • ENGR-AD 110J Design and Innovation (half course);
    • ENGR-AD 111 Engineering Statics (half course);
    • ENGR-AD 112 Conservation Laws in Engineering (half course);
    • ENGR-AD 113 Digital Logic (half course);
    • ENGR-AD 117 Numerical Methods (half course);
    • ENGR-AD 119 Circuits Fundamentals (half course)
  • 9.5 Discipline-specific required and elective courses (38 credits)

  • 2 Capstone
    • ENGR-AD 400 (half course), 401 (half course), and 402 Capstone Seminar and Design Project