Undergraduate Degrees

The College of Engineering offers the Bachelor of Engineering (BE) degree in the following engineering disciplines:

  • Civil & Environmental Engineering

Civil engineering, being one of the oldest and largest branches of engineering, focuses on the well-being of the civilian population by designing, constructing, operating and maintaining private and public facilities. Civil engineers are required to design buildings (including high rise building and recreational centers), factories, bridges, highways, airports, harbors, bridges, dams, tunnels, sewage treatment plants, railways, water supply systems, solid waste incinerators and other private and public facilities. The field of civil engineering is subdivided into structural, transportation, geotechnical, construction, water resources and environmental engineering.

  • Electrical & Communication Engineering

Electrical engineering is the engineering profession that focuses on the study of electricity and magnetism to design and manufacture vastly different products of varying sizes and applications, starting with small-scale electronics and integrated circuits, up to large-scale electrical systems such as power generation, transmission, and distribution. It can also branch off into robotics and manufacturing control systems. The Communications Engineering sub-discipline deals with transmission, reception, and manipulation of analog and digital data.

  • Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering is the engineering profession that employs mechanics and energy principles to conduct the analysis, design, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems such as tools, engines and other machines and components. Some applications of mechanical engineering include automobiles, aircraft, heating and cooling systems, watercraft, manufacturing plants, industrial equipment, medical devices, and other machines and components. The profession requires an understanding of thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, kinematics, materials science, and manufacturing processes.

  • Petroleum Engineering

The profession of petroleum engineering relates to the discovery of reservoirs containing oil or natural gas, and the use of the profitable recovery method that is safe and environmentally friendly. The petroleum engineers typically use satellite and geological information to locate gas and oil deposits. Then they design and operate the gas and oil drilling equipment and facilities, and they control operations in platforms located offshore or in-land. The petroleum engineers are also involved in the design and operation of the chemical processes to refine the petroleum extracts into other products (such as gasoline, motor oil, lubricants, and plastics). The petroleum engineering profession is highly coveted in countries with untapped reserves of oil and gas.