Established in 1979, EMU Civil Engineering Department is one of the oldest departments of the university. As one of the top-rated departments in the region, the Department of Civil Engineering offers Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BS) as Turkish and English-medium programs, completely parallel to each other in content. The department also offers Master of Science and Doctoral Degree in Civil Engineering. , Master of Science in Construction Technology and Management (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), in Civil Engineering, The undergraduate program offered by the department aims to bring up qualified graduates, who possess information on engineering management, construction engineering, hydraulics, transportation techniques and technology. Civil Engineering English undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
During the first two years of study, the undergraduate curriculum is designed to prepare students for professional practice by developing a solid foundation in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English as well as courses on civil engineering drawing and Introduction to Civil Engineering. The second year is basically devoted to fundamentals of civil engineering. During the third and the final years, the students are exposed to several disciplines in Civil Engineering. They have the opportunity to choose relevant technical courses based on the area of interest.
The Department of Civil Engineering offers undergraduate and graduate programs leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BS), Master of Science in Civil Engineering (M.S.), and Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.), in Civil Engineering. The undergraduate curriculum is designed to prepare students for professional practice by equipping them with skills and qualifications to tackle problems in their professional life. In order to qualify as a successful student during the four-year undergraduate program, an interest in subjects such as mathematics, engineering, computer and environment is essential. The MS program in Civil Engineering is based on coursework totaling a minimum of 21 credit-hours and the thesis study. The PhD program requires a minimum of 21 credit-hours, the qualifying exam and the PhD thesis.
Sophisticated and well-equipped Hydraulics, Geology, Transportation, Construction Materials, Structural Mechanics, Construction Technology and Management, Soil Mechanics and Computer laboratories play a major role in the professional and practical development of our students. Engineering Economy, Construction Technology and Management, and Structural Design are among the courses offered during the second half of the curriculum to help students get prepared for the professional-life. Students are encouraged to work on projects as much as possible. The aim of the courses and projects in the senior year is to equip students with the necessary know-how and skills that will be essential in their future careers.
As the medium of instruction is English, graduates will have worldwide job and postgraduate study opportunities. Civil engineering education will give the students the skills, information, and experience to be able to work in different fields. Some of our undergraduate and MS graduates are currently pursuing their education in reputable universities in different countries while the others found jobs in well-established firms and institutions.