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.
To complete the Minor in Environmental Engineering, students must earn a minimum of 15 credit hours from the following courses:
|Principles of Biology
|Environmental Engineering, w/Lab
|Total Minor Core Requirements
|Fluid Mechanics, w/Lab
|Sustainable Engineering Design
|Water and Wastewater Engineering
|Total Minor Elective Requirements
|TOTAL MINOR REQUIREMENTS
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering
Ahmed Badr Mabrouk
Director of Infrastructure Sustainability & Assessment Center
Chair of the Department of Civil Engineering, Program Director of the Master of Science in Construction Management (MSCM), Professor of Civil Engineering
Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering
Computer & Electrical Engineering Lab Coordinator