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Civil Engineering (Thesis Option)

24 months
768 EUR/credit 11520 EUR/year
768 EUR/credit 11520 EUR/year
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The Civil Engineering (Thesis Option) program from Abu Dhabi University will enable you to advance your technical expertise in this broad and continually developing profession, giving you a competitive edge in your professional practice.


The Civil Engineering (Thesis Option) program from Abu Dhabi University will enhance your core knowledge in all the essential areas of civil engineering, from structural design and construction management, to transportation planning, water resources management and environmental engineering. Additional specialized courses will enhance your skills in concentrations of your choice.

An innovative feature of this program is its two-track system: a professional project option, with a three-credit project and nine graduate courses, or a thesis option, with a six-credit research thesis and eight courses. In addition to the core subjects, courses are offered in urban transportation planning, construction project management, water resources, waste water treatment, earthquake engineering, advanced soil mechanics, and groundwater.     

The program perfectly blends academic study with the development of practical and professional skills to fully prepare you to excel in a multi-faceted engineering environment.

Career opportunities

Graduates of this program are highly sought-after and enter a range of careers related to the field of civil engineering. 

Although the majority of our students are already working professionals, the acquisition of this MSc in Civil Engineering expands their design skills, enabling them to move into work on advanced projects in a range of organizations including construction companies, consulting companies, government entities, water distribution and treatment plants, building materials testing laboratories and oil companies. 

The acquisition of a master’s degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in your chosen field. You may use it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of professional training.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Engineering Mathematics
  • Pre-stressed Concrete Design
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Urban Transportation Planning
  • Advanced Foundation Engineering
  • Construction Project Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

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Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelors Degree in a directly related discipline with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 on a 4.00-point scale, from an accredited university recognized by the UAE’s Ministry of Education- Higher Education Affairs.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11520 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 768 EUR per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    11520 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 768 EUR per credit during 24 months.
  • 2,835 AED

Living costs for Abu Dhabi

5000 - 8600 AED /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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