The general objectives of the programme are to:Prepare students to become successful professional engineers in the demanding field of civil and environmental engineering;Provide students the necessary knowledge and technical skills to excel in the civil and environmental engineering industry either as operational leaders in the field, technical experts, consultants, or researchers;Provide students with the fundamental principles of science and engineering in order to cope successfully with the technological challenges of the civil and environmental engineering industry;Cultivate analytical skills, problem solving tactics, and critical thinking;Promote engineering ethics, job responsibility, and moral practices;Create awareness of social, environmental, and global concerns;Promote life-long learning and continuous education through technical training and advanced degrees;Develop skills for effective communication with co-workers, managers, and the public on topics related to technical concepts, risks, and recommendations.
The specific objectives of the program are to:Equip students with fundamental knowledge, analytical skills, engineering tools, and laboratory experience in order to cope successfully in the technologically challenging field of civil and environmental engineering;Facilitate learning and training in the field of civil and environmental engineering which are directly linked to industry and current state-of-the-art technology;Provide the theoretical and computational skills necessary for the solution of both theoretical and practical engineering problems in the field of civil and environmental engineering;Provide practical and experimental hands-on experience that allows the students to link directly to fundamental knowledge and theory;Prepare students to work alone or in groups in order to provide engineering solutions;Prepare students to design/implement systems and processes towards the solution of engineering problems in the field of civil and environmental engineering;Develop communications skills including the abilities to write technical reports and present their work before an audience;Provide students the opportunity to develop specialised knowledge and technical competence in their field of expertise in order to become successful professional engineers;Prepare students for post-graduate studies and research in the field of civil and environmental engineering.
Building construction and land development is one of the major sectors of the Cypriot economy. Despite the current financial crisis, there is still a great deal of construction going on including building constructions, road constructions, and land development. A great emphasis is also focused on green development and the design of environment friendly, sustainable, and ecological buildings. Processing and management of solid wastes and wastewater treatment constitute additional areas of employment for our graduates. Specifically, a graduate with a BSc degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering may be employed in the following fields:
- Building constructions
- Road and highway constructions
- Construction of dams and bridges
- Underground construction (e.g. subway, tunnels)
- Restoration of old and traditional buildings
- Construction of ports and coastal protection structures
- Platform design and construction
- Research and development
- Education including teaching and research
- Recycling and waste management
- Processing of hazardous material
Access to Further Studies
After completion of the BSc program in Civil & Environmental Engineering, students may opt to broaden and deepen their academic qualifications and skills by pursuing post-graduate (Master and PhD) studies in the same or related field in Cyprus or overseas.