Welcome message by the head of Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering
I would like to welcome you to the website of the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering at Qatar University. Our department is well known for its high quality learning environment, its outstanding reputation in research, and its high involvement with the local community and industry. Our teaching and research span the main Civil Engineering disciplines of Structural Engineering, Construction management and safety, Geotechnical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, and Pavement and Transportation Engineering. Our academics, teaching assistants, technicians and support staff in the department are working closely with their counterparts in other departments in the College of Engineering to support the vision of the college to be recognized in the region for the outstanding education, research and community engagement, and for the quality of its socially responsible graduates.
The Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering has a program for undergraduate study leading to a bachelor degree and postgraduate studies leading to master and PhD qualifications. Our courses develop the background knowledge and skills required for graduates to take technical and leadership positions in the industry as well as for graduates aiming for research and academic careers. Our undergraduate program is accredited by ABET which insures that the program meets the standards and quality needed by the civil engineering profession. Maintaining high quality teaching and improved learning environments are top priority for our department and we always aim to review our delivery methods and adopt innovation in teaching.
The Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering has strong research portfolio in the main disciplines of Civil and Architectural Engineering and benefits from good laboratories and wide range of equipment. The research supports Qatar national vision 2030 and addresses the primarily priory areas for the country which currently witnesses an unprecedented development. The research is conducted by academic staff who are highly qualified and have strong background and previous research experience. The department benefits from research funding available from Qatar University, the industry, and through various funding schemes by Qatar National Research Funds (QNRF). Our academic staff collaborate with top researchers from all over the world on topics of high priority and multi-disciplinary areas.
The Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering has strong interaction with the local community and is strongly supporting outreach activities. Our staff are always available to provide their expertise for consultancies and their expert analysis and judgment for court cases. We strongly welcome communications and interactions with schools and we are in support of the national capacity building program. The Department has been organizing a number of events and competitions to highlight civil engineering for high school students and to attract them to consider civil engineering as their future career.
I hope you find our website informative. Please feel free to contact us if you would like more information about our department.
Mohammed Hussein BSc (Hons) PhD (Cantab) MIIAV PGCHE FHEA
Acting Head of Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering