Diploma in Construction Engineering Technology (Dip. CET)

School of Engineering Technology & Industrial Trades

Program Description:

The Diploma in Construction Engineering Technology (Dip. CET) is an applied two year program which provides students with the knowledge and competencies needed to start a career in construction industry. Specific areas of study include: documentation, estimation, interpretation, building methods and safety. Through hands-on learning, in state-of-the art laboratories and machine shops, students develop the knowledge and technical skills to construct and maintain structures and infrastructures.

Program Duration:

Two years

Admission Requirements:

1. High school graduation certificate or equivalent approved by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education with a minimum average of 60%, plus two courses: one Mathematics, and one final year Physics or Chemistry.

  1. The required score on the University English Placement Test or a passing score from another approved internationally recognized English language test, as validated by the Admissions & Registration Directorate; OR
  2. A valid (within two years) IELTS Academic Test Report Form with an overall band of 5.0 with no individual band score (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) below 5.0; OR
  3. Successful completion of Foundation Program requirements.
  1. A minimum of 60% on the University Math Placement Test; OR
  2. A valid SAT Report Form with minimum score of 480; OR
  3. Successful completion of Foundation Program requirements.

1. Admission is competitive. Eligible applicants are ranked based on their overall final year (Grade 12 or equivalent) high school percentage, placement tests rankings, and Admission Priority Category.

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2023-2024 Study Plan

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE REQUISITE HOURS/WEEK
pre-req Co-req CR LEC LAB

Semester 1

AECH1201 Basic Engineering Calculations - - 1 0 3
COMM1010 English Communication I - - 3 3 0
EFFL1002 Applied & Experiential Learning - - 3 3 0
MATH1010 Algebra & Trigonometry MA1029 OR AMPI Score of 60% - 3 3 1
PHYS1020 General Physics - PHYS1021 3 3 0
PHYS1021 General Physics (Lab) - PHYS1020 1 0 3
Semester 1 Total: 14 12 7
Semester 2
AECE1200 Introduction to Construction Engineering, Materials & Methods - CHEM1010 3 3 0
AECE1230 Mechanical & Electrical Systems in Construction -

AECE1200 AEEL1100

3 3 0
AECH1100 Environmental Awareness & Ethics - - 2 2 0
AEEL1100 Fundamentals of Electricity MATH1010 OR AMPII Score of 75% - 2 2 0
AEEL1200 Fundamentals of Electricity (Lab)

-

AEEL1100 1 0 3
CHEM1010 General Chemistry I - CHEM1011 3 3 0
CHEM1011 General Chemistry I (Lab) - CHEM1010 1 0 3
MATH1020 Pre-Calculus

MATH1010

OR AMPII Score of 75%
- 3 3 0
  Semester 2 Total: 18 16 6
Semester 3
AECE1340 Basic Construction Safety AECE1200 - 3 3 0
AEMA1312 Engineering Graphics

AECH1201

- 3 1 4
AEPC1203 Basic Instrumentation  AEEL1100 & AEEL1200 OR AEEL1101 & AEEL1201 - 2 0 5
Semester 3 Total: 8 4 9
Year 1 Total: 40 32 22
COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE REQUISITE HOURS/WEEK
pre-req co-req CR LEC LAB

Semester 4

AECE2100 Construction Documents & Codes

AECE1200 AEMA1312

- 2 2 0
AECE2110 Principles of Engineering Economy MATH1020 OR AMPII Score of 85% - 2 2 0
AECE2120 Statics MATH1020 OR AMPII Score of 85% - 3 3 0
AECE2130 Principles of Geomatics AEMA1312 MATH1020 or AMPII Score of 85% - 3 3 0
AECE2131 Principles of Geomatics (Lab) - AECE2130 1 0 3
AECE2140 Project Drawings & Graphics AEMA1312 AECE2100 1 0 3
Semester 4 Total: 12 10 6
Semester 5
AECE2210 Engineering Geology PHYS1020 CHEM1010 - 3 3 0
AECE2220 Construction Equipment & Machineries AECE1200 AECE2210 3 3 0
AECE2230 Strength of Construction Materials AECE1200 AECE2120 - 3 3 0
AECE2231 Strength of Construction Materials (Lab) AECE1200 AECE2230 2 0 5
COMM1020 English Communication II COMM1010 - 3 3 0
Semester 5 Total: 14 12 5
Semester 6
AECH2103 Leadership & Management Principles AECH1100 COMM1020 - 2 2 0
AETN2302 Applied Programming I MATH1020 OR AMPII Score of 85% - 3 1 5
Semester 6 Total: 5 3 5
Year 2 Total: 31 25 16
Dip. CET Program Total: 71 57 38

Graduate Future Pathways:

Graduates of the Diploma in Construction Engineering Technology (Dip. CET) program may choose to continue their studies and complete the Advanced Diploma in Construction Engineering Technology (Adv. Dip. CET) or the Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering (B.Sc. ConE) degree.

Graduate Career Opportunities:

The Diploma in Construction Engineering Technology (Dip. CET) is an applied two years program with learning outcomes closely linked to the labor market. A wide range of career opportunities in the field currently exist and include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Construction Surveyor
  • Quality Assurance Building Assessor
  • Quality Officer
  • Project Officer
  • Document Controller
  • Construction Foreman
Khaled Shami
Assistant Dean, CET Student Affairs