Civil Engineering is one of the oldest Engineering professions. It is committed to the control and improvement of our environment, and to the planning, design and construction of systems and physical facilities such as: buildings, bridges, roads, airports, transportation systems, offshore and coastal protection structures, flood and pollution control systems for rivers, estuaries and lakes, inland navigation systems, dams, water resources projects, urban development projects and pollution control, and waste disposal projects.
The general character of the civil Engineering curriculum is oriented both towards providing the student with fundamental training in civil engineering disciplines and towards enabling him to acquire the capabilities needed to adapt to the rapidly changing technological and scientific requirements of Kuwait and the region. In order to achieve the overall objectives of this curriculum the department has established extensive instructional and research laboratories.
Through various combinations of electives, the student is able to go into more depth in one of the sub-disciplines of civil Engineering, or develop his interest more generally. The sub-disciplines presently offered are: