Civil Engineering (BS)

Program Description

The Civil Engineering major prepares graduates to apply knowledge of mathematics through differential equations, calculus-based physics, and chemistry; apply knowledge of four technical areas appropriate to civil engineering: 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.

Civil Engineering majors study:

  • workflow networks
  • smart buildings
  • unmanned vehicles
  • infrastructure security
  • organic disaster management networks and sustainable eco-systems
  • environmental engineering
  • geo-engineering
  • structural engineering
  • mechanics and materials
  • transportation engineering

NYU Abu Dhabi offers six engineering degree programs: General Engineering, Bioengineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.

Each program is designed to create technological leaders with a global perspective, a broad education, and the capacity to think creatively. The uniqueness of the program lies in the integration of invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship into all phases of study. Students enjoy a learning environment conducive to creativity, which is at the heart of tomorrow’s technological innovations and enterprises.


The Civil Engineering program at NYU Abu Dhabi is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, and the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA). Graduates receive a Bachelor of Science degree.


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