The discipline of Civil Engineering is important to the wellbeing and development of people. A civil engineer must encompass important skills, both technical and soft, to be effective in his / her job. A good civil engineer will ensure the safe, efficient and cost-effective solutions are deployed in development and infrastructure projects. From design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, such as like roads, bridges, canals, dams and buildings.
Learning the skills and knowledge required to work in / with Civil Engineering discipline will provide a very diverse range of activities across a variety of professions. For example, Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Transportation and Traffic Engineering, Tunnel Engineering and Hydraulic Engineering. This profession aims to improve the quality of life by developing and upgrading the services and facilities of the public.
The following encompass the program objectives in URC:
- Identifying practical engineering skills, tools and technologies’ to create an attractive and marketable set of relevant and market driven skills
- Teach methods to communicate technical information in a professional setting through leadership, teamwork and high ethical and professional standards
- Transfer of knowledge of applicable engineering regulations, codes and standards
- Pave the way for continued learned through professional activities and training, to enable higher educational degrees and individual professional improvements.
- Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge.
- Demonstrate the ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team.
- Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
- Identify the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
- Demonstrate a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.