Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering

Civil Engineers, Construction Managers and Quantity Surveyors are major members of both the design teams and the construction teams within the construction industry. They are saddled with the responsibilities for designing, constructing and maintaining civil engineering structures; managing the construction process and managing cost-related issues respectively. They provide services in the design, construction, management, maintenance and sustainable disposal of built assets including but not limited to highways, tunnels, and bridges; airports and railways; dams, water supply and sewerage treatment systems.


The department of Civil Engineering & Quantity Surveying is the only department that offers direct entry to a Bachelor Degree at the end of Y1 (L3), without the need to study Diploma first. Eligible students may join the BSc Quantity Surveying programme on successful completion of the engineering foundation year Y1 (L3). MTC’s B.Sc Quantity surveying is the only Bachelors’ programme accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) across the entire GCC countries. In addition, the Department of Civil Engineering & Quantity Surveying offers several programmes within its 3 specialties including:

  • DipHE Civil Engineering
  • BEng Civil Engineering
  • DipHE Construction Engineering Management
  • BEng Construction Engineering Management
  • DipHE Quantity Surveying
  • BSc Quantity Surveying

As well as studying common subjects in L3 such as Introduction to Civil Engineering; Engineering Practice; Engineering Mathematics; Materials and Construction Detailing; Building Services; Engineering Science; Introduction to Design in Civil Engineering and Individual Project in L6.

Civil Engineering is the discipline of engineering that deals design, construction, development and maintenance of the built environment. It is one of the oldest engineering professions.

Programmes offered in CE are

  1. DipHE Civil Engineering (PDF)
  2. BEng Civil Engineering (PDE)


Construction engineering management, or CEM, involves the application of technical and scientific knowledge to construction projects. While CIVILS focuses on design and QS prepares the cost, the construction management (CEMs) is concerned with overseeing the actual construction.

Programmes offered in CE are

  1. DipHE Construction Engineering Management (PDF)
  2. BEng Construction Engineering Management (PDE)


A Quantity Surveyor is professionally trained, qualified and experienced in dealing with Construction cost, construction management and construction communications on behalf of the employer.

A Quantity Surveyor is a cost expert whose prime task is to ensure that the project is kept within the agreed budget and that the employer obtains value for money.

Programmes offered in CE are

  1. DipHE Quantity Surveying (PDF)
  2. BSc Quantity Surveying (PDE)

Partnerships & Accreditations

CE (DipHE and B. Eng) programmes are accredited by the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE-UK) and the B.Sc Qs programme is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS-UK).

Training Needs Analysis

The students within the Department of Civil Engineering and Quantity Surveying undertake a programme of academic and practical training, which is specifically aligned to their chosen pathway.  To support this work, Training Needs Assessment (TNA) activities and Department Specific Activities (DSA) are provided to enhance students’ practical experience. The students undertake TNA activities throughout levels 3, 4 and 5 whilst the DSA are scheduled for two weeks at the end of each semester.

The TNA activities are designed to provide students with a hands-on experience of the construction process including planning and scheduling the work as well as the actual construction and fit-out of a small building. Each week the students are timetabled to spend 4 to 6 hours working on the college building site where they undertake the following activities:

  • Planning and scheduling
  • Site setting out
  • Excavation and foundation construction
  • Masonry wall construction
  • Concrete column construction
  • Welding and structural steelwork
  • Pavement and kerb construction
  • Fit-out including plastering, electrical and plumbing installation, painting and tiling.

The TNA activities provide the students with an invaluable insight into the activities of the trades that they will be required to work with once they graduate from MTC. The experience gained allows the students to manage and schedule work on building sites more effectively.

The DSA are designed to provide a two-week period of extended learning where students are able to undertake prolonged training in a single discipline.