Undergraduate Programme

Civil Engineering

BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering

The BSc (Hons) in Civil Engineering is designed to develop a high level of technical expertise together with the leadership skills needed to practice successfully as a professional engineer in the modern international civil engineering environment. The knowledge and skills gained from this programme are designed to enable graduates to make an immediate contribution to their employers, and to enable them to achieve the highest positions within the civil engineering profession.

Admissions criteria

Qatari Qualifications

  • Qatari General Secondary Education Certificate (Al-Thanawiyya Al-Amma) 60% or above
  • Minimum IELTS score of 5.0 (no single element less than 4.0) or recognised equivalent English language proficiency (eg. TOEFL, Cambridge Advanced, PTE etc.)

Students who have completed bridging programmes will also be considered.

IGCSE & AS Level

  • Minimum 5 IGCSE passes (including grade C or above in Mathematics and English Language)
  • Minimum of 2 AS Levels (grade D or above)

Other qualifications

Other equivalent secondary education qualifications will be considered.

Students with A Levels, Qatar Associate Degree, a Foundation qualification or other qualifications that could be equivalent may be accepted for advanced entry into year 2 (level 4) of the 4-year degree.

Additionally, the OUC Admissions department may request the student to undertake an entry assessment to determine eligibility to the programme.

Contact Information

BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering

Building #113, Al Jazira Al Arabiya Street,
Zone 36, Al Messila,
(P.O. Box 12253)

+974 4021 0000

Sun – Thurs 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

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Course modules

Year 1 (Level 3)
Year 2 (Level 4)
Year 3 (Level 5)
Year 4 (Level 6)

Core modules

  • Academic English Skills
  • Project Study
  • Foundation Mathematics for Engineering and Technology 1
  • Foundation Mathematics for Engineering and Technology 2
  • Introductory Foundation Physics

Core modules

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Structures and Materials
  • Infrastructure
  • Surveying and Computer Aided Drawing
  • Introduction to Geotechnics
  • Hydraulics
  • Design and Skills project

Core modules

  • Materials
  • Surveying, Highways and Transportation
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Geotechnics
  • Water Engineering
  • Structural Analysis and Design
  • Civil Engineering project

Core modules

  • Advanced Materials, River and Coastal Engineering
  • Infrastructure, Highways Design and Innovation
  • Advanced Geotechnics and Design
  • Structural Design and Risk Management
  • Research Project

Course Fees


  Registration fee   QAR 1,000 (single payment, non-refundable, non-deductible)
  Tuition fee   QAR 72,000 (per annum)
  Facilities & amenities fee   QAR 5,000 (per annum)


Career opportunities

Civil engineering graduates have little difficulty in securing employment due to the wide transferable skills gained during the programme; in fact many students receive a number of job offers.

Career opportunities are varied and interesting. You may work on site, or in office-based design work. Good opportunities exist for work both overseas and in Qatar, on projects such as the venues for the FIFA World Cup 2022, tall buildings, bridges, roads and water treatment works.

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme. Please see the programme specification document for further details on this course.