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Civil Engineering

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The mission of the Department of Civil Engineering is to train high quality civil engineers who have a good command of English, who have the capabilities or skills to learn and research, formulate solutions to problems and who can meet the needs of both the public and private sectors.

The aim of the Civil Engineering Undergraduate Programme is to teach students the fundamentals of civil engineering, to develop their creativity, to train them to research, plan, design and how to apply their knowledge. The department also strives to create civil engineers who are responsible, inquisitive, entrepreneurs, team players, open to new ideas and learning, ethical, environmentally conscious and competitive.

The Department of Civil Engineering’s staff is made up of experts in the main disciplines including structure, construction materials, geo-technics, construction management, hydraulics and transportation.

The undergraduate curriculum is designed to match the highest standards of similar institutions abroad. In order to be successful in the department, one must have an interest and be creative in subjects like mathematics, engineering, computer and the environment.

Second year courses aim to develop students’ engineering skills and are supplemented by basic engineering courses. Undergraduate students may also benefit from a wide array of elective courses such as statistics or other non-technical subjects, expanding their information on social issues. In the third year students are required to take the compulsory courses on structure static, soil mechanics, fluid mechanics, hydromechanics, transportation and basic construction . Students are once again offered a wide range of technical electives as well as the opportunity to apply their acquired knowledge in the lab. Final year students may take advanced design courses or other electives related to their area of interest. All graduating students are required to prepare and submit a graduation project using the knowledge they have acquired during their 4 years of studies.

Students are required to complete a total of 146 credits in exchange for the 46 courses they will take during the 4 year undergraduate programme and undergo 2 summer training periods before they can graduate.

Since the Department of Civil Engineering requires both theoretical and applied skills, the department offers students the advantage of benefitting from laboratories equipped with the latest technological infrastructure. Successful graduates of the department may find job opportunities in different areas of the construction sector ranging from real estate or commercial construction projects to industrial construction projects as well as the construction of highways, motorways, airports, ports, tunnels, dams, bridges, water treatment and pump facilities.


Educational Objectives of the Civil Engineering Program

Students who graduate from EUL’s Civil Engineering Department are expected to:

EO1: : Be competitive candidates in the civil engineering field, capable of holding positions of employment in local, national and international companies; or be able to work in the public sector as a field engineer, construction site manager, supervisor, etc.; or be capable of establishing their own company for the purposes of offering, e.g., consultancy, auditing or management services

EO2: Provide practical solutions to problems by applying their knowledge of modelling and their ability to design, develop and implement in at least one of the key areas in civil engineering: construction, construction materials, geotechnical engineering, transportation engineering and hydraulic engineering

EO3: Adopt lifelong learning as a core principle in their working life, keep up to date with the latest developments in their field and maintain a demonstrable commitment to continued professional development

EO4: Be able to successfully undertake postgraduate research work in order to make a positive contribution to the R&D requirements of industry.


Civil Engineering Program Outcomes

The Program Outcomes for the Civil Engineering Department at the European University of Lefke are listed below.  Students graduating from the program should have:

PO1: An understanding of the mathematics, science and engineering required for analysing and solving problems related to civil engineering

PO2: An ability to detect, identify and solve complex problems in civil engineering, and, with this aim in mind, choose appropriate analysis and modelling methods to apply

PO3: An ability to apply modern methods, for the purpose of designing to meet specific needs of a complex system, process, device or product, under realistic constraints and conditions

PO4: The necessary skills and experience in the effective use of information technology, and the develop and use of modern techniques required by civil engineering applications

PO5: The ability to conduct experiments, analyse and interpret collected data and results in various fields of engineering

PO6: An ability to use fundamental engineering knowledge in an effective manner on individual project work and whilst contributing to a multi-disciplinary team effort

PO7: An ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, in the Turkish language, as well as, in at least one other language

PO8: An awareness of the need for lifelong learning and continued professional development, and continually keeps up to date latest developments in their field

PO9: An appreciation of the required ethical responsibilities entailed by the application of civil engineering methods

PO10: An ability to meet desired needs within specified constraints, such as economic, environmental, social and political, whilst also considering the importance of health and safety, whilst being aware of the legal consequences of certain engineering solutions

PO11: An understanding of business practices, such as risk management and project management, as well as, an awareness of sustainable development, entrepreneurship and innovation.


Contact Details

Tel: +90 392 660 2000 Р2501

Fax: +90 392 660 2503

Postal Address: European University of Lefke

Lefke, Northern Cyprus TR-10 Mersin, Turkey

E-mail: engineering@eul.edu.tr