About the Department
The academic programs of the Cyprus International University Civil Engineering Department aim to educate students with design and analysis skills, management potential, and a decision-making ability based on their scientific and technical backgrounds. The purpose of these programs is to make our students aware of their personal abilities and the contemporary technologies present in Civil Engineering, to be entrepreneurs and to develop their creativity.
Programs include topics such as planning, design, analysis, construction, post-construction maintenance, and construction techniques. This information is used in the design and construction of multi-purpose buildings, bridges, transportation facilities, energy and power plants, hydraulic structures, and the other buildings that ease the life of society.
Our mission is to educate students by giving them the fundamentals of engineering knowledge, design, and practical skills, and provide them with the necessary tools to take their place in the modern world. In addition to this, we aim to increase the quality of life by providing safe and modern living environments by disseminating scientific thought and environmental consciousness, by developing social cooperation and a solidarity culture, and by creating conditions for sustainable development. Doing these things leads to an increase in the quality of civil engineering on an international level, prioritizing research and development activities, and increases the awareness of standards and codes of professional ethics.
Employers and company owners expect civil engineering graduates to have a strong educational background, to understand the market, and to be competent in adapting themselves to leadership and group projects. For this reason, students improve themselves through conducting experiments on building sites offering all the necessary conditions. Supervised by their teachers, students take part in scientific projects that contribute to science and to the national economy. Students graduate with high self-esteem and are self-sufficient and competent in meeting society’s needs. Increasing potential research also creates a need due to findings related to new materials and technologies to be applied to constructions.
Accreditations and Memberships
The Civil Engineering program, which is taught in English, is accredited by the Association of Engineering Education Programs Evaluation and Accreditation (MÜDEK).
Civil engineering graduates are obliged to develop an educational understanding that is close to that present in the market and be competent in adapting themselves to leadership and group work.
Students graduating from Department have a wide range of career opportunities as they can find careers in projects such as the construction of basic engineering buildings, bridges, roads, tunnels, railways, airports, ports, sewerage networks, water treatment plants, dams, and lakes. They can work in public institutions, the private sector, or in their own institutions. Since the need for civil engineers will increase in the future, students have a high possibility of finding a livelihood.