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Minor in Environmental Engineering

The Minor in Environmental Engineering at AUD is a open to students majoring in any field except Civil Engineering.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Minor in Environmental Engineering at AUD is a open to students majoring in any field except Civil Engineering.

Allowing students to further their knowledge in the areas of environmental engineering and sustainability, the program can be added as a secondary focus, allowing them to enhance their skills in a specific area of interest without the responsibility of a major.

The field of environmental engineering is wide but students can choose to focus on a particular area depending on the courses they choose.

PROGRAM DETAILS

To complete the Minor in Environmental Engineering, students must earn a minimum of 15 credit hours from the following courses:

Requirements   Credit Hours
Minor Core    
BIOL 201 
Principles of Biology 
3
CHEM 201
 General Chemistry 
3
 ECVL 340  Environmental Engineering, w/Lab 3
Total Minor Core Requirements
  9
Minor Electives    
ECVL 330  Fluid Mechanics, w/Lab 
3
ECVL 433 
Hydraulic Engineering 
3
ECVL 440
 Sustainable Engineering Design
 3
ECVL 444 
Water and Wastewater Engineering 
3
Total Minor Elective Requirements   6
TOTAL MINOR REQUIREMENTS   15

 

Students are responsible for completing all course prerequisites. In addition to university-wide requirements, only courses counting toward the General Electives can also be counted toward this minor. A course may not be used to fulfill the requirements of more than one minor.

 

Facilities

Fluid Mechanics Laboratory
Equipped to perform and demonstrate a number of experiments that provide undergraduate students with the practical applications of fluid mechanics, facilities include:

  • Hydrostatic pressure apparatus to measure hydrostatic forces on submerged bodies;
  • Orifice and jet apparatus to allow students to compare between actual and jet trajectories, calculate the coefficient of discharge for various orifices, and identify different methods of flow measurement;
  • Fluid friction, bends and fitting apparatus to allow students to determine major and minor losses in pipes;
  • Pipe network apparatus to measure flow and pressure drops in a wide range of network configuration, e.g. individual pipes, series pipes and parallel pipes;
  • Flow visualization channel for conducting several applications in open channels such as hydraulic jump, discharge under sluice gate and energy equation;
  • Osborne Reynold’s apparatus facilitating the demonstration of laminar and turbulent flow.


Materials/Structures Laboratory
Equipped with testing apparatus chosen to demonstrate wide variety of experiments in materials engineering as well as structural theory, facilities include:

  • 150 kN Instron Universal Testing Machine;
  • 2000 kN Autocon concrete compressive strength machine;
  • Shmidt Hammer and ultrasonic kit for assessing the compressive strength of concrete;
  • Profometer that detects bar location and orientation, bar size, and concrete cover;
  • RAB Rockwell/Brinell hardness tester.

 

Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory
Occupies more than 200 square meters of lab space and houses multiple sets for soil classification and testing, including:

  • Casagrande and fall cone devices for liquid and plastic limits;
  • Sieve sets for particle size analysis;
  • Manual and automatic compaction devices;
  • Four panel stations available for constant head and falling head permeability testing;
  • Automated testing equipment including pneumatic consolidation apparatus, and direct shear apparatus;
  • Unconfined compression loading frames and triaxle cells for shear strength testing of soil specimens.

Circuits, Electrical Systems and Robotics Labs

  • Circuits and Electronics Lab
  • Electromagnetics and Antenna Lab
  • Digital Systems and Microprocessors Lab
  • Communications Systems Lab
  • Electric Power Systems Lab
  • Robotics Lab
  • Senior Design Lab
  • Computational Modeling and Simulation Lab

Enterprise Computing Lab
Dedicated general purpose computer labs, each equipped with:

  • 25-30 PCs and projector;
  • High-speed internet network;
  • Software includes MATLAB, SolidWorks, AutoCAD, MathCAD, Primavera, Etabs, SAP, Pspice.

ADMISSIONS ENTRY

All applying students must have:

  • A high school/secondary school certificate or equivalent from an institution accredited by the Ministry of Education in the U.A.E. or by the relevant national or regional institutional accrediting body;
  • International TOEFL® or Academic IELTSTM or the equivalent score on another internationally-recognized English exam. PBT is accepted from specific centers in the UAE.
  • The University administers the ACCUPLACERTM Exam (Math) to place students at the appropriate mathematics level. Students may substitute the SAT for this, depending on the score.


Students should consult with the Admissions Office for further details at admissions@aud.edu.
 

CAREER

At AUD our ultimate goals is to produce well-rounded, employable graduates, equipped with knowledge and experience of the workplace as well as a university degree.

We offer exciting opportunities for undergraduates and graduates looking to gain experience in a variety of different fields such as IT, design, research and business. If you have a desire to learn AND earn in a unique environment. You might be just what we’re looking for.

Contact us to find out more about how you can become part of the AUD workforce.

FACULTY

Dean, School of Engineering, Professor of Civil Engineering
Alaa K.Ashmawy
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Chair, Department of Civil Engineering and Professor of Civil Engineering
Elias Saqan
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Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering
Ahmed Badr Mabrouk
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Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering
Ibrahim Bakry
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Director of Infrastructure Sustainability & Assessment Center
Mohamad Nagi
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Associate Professor of Civil Engineering
Peiman Kianmehr
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Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering
Ryan Doczy
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Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering
Songsu Son
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STAFF

Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering
Songsu Son
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Administrative Assistant
Rose Ardid
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Administrative Assistant
Raquel Acedera
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Laboratory Engineer
Sherine Amer
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I moved from Italy to attend The American University in Dubai and pursue a degree in Civil Engineering. It was difficult for me to leave behind my friends, family and the surroundings in which I felt safe and comfortable. What I expected to find in Dubai was the perfect environment for a university student majoring in civil engineering. What appeared in front of my eyes was the biggest construction site on Earth. For some people it might be annoying, for me that’s much more interesting than any TV show.

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Being an engineering student at AUD makes you unique - not because you have tough courses - but for having the E building as your home for four years. As an engineering student, there is a lot of homework, lab work, and projects but at the same time you socialize with your fellow students, make strong bonds, and learn beyond your classroom walls.