Civil Engineering and its influence on the world
The enormous development momentum characterizing the past decade has led the civil engineering profession to thrive. Each year, billions of shekels are invested in infrastructure projects – from water recycling factories to sea water desalination facilities, through roads and railroad tracks to the military town in the Negev. Considering the regional master plan, the growth momentum in this sector is expected to maintain this drive for a long time – particularly in the southern area of the country. This plan states that billions of dollars will be invested in upcoming years to establish residential areas for hundreds of thousands of inhabitants in the region.
According to updated estimates by construction companies, there is an unprecedented need in the market for over 1,000 civil engineers. Additionally, this profession, which was considered for years to be a "blue collar" profession, has captured the peak of technology, and is also being rewarded with high paying jobs.
The undergraduate degree program in civil engineering at SCE Shamoon College of Engineering is designed to meet the demands for civil engineers in the market in general, and most particularly in the southern region. This program trains civil engineers with an extensive theoretical knowhow and practical skills in the areas of planning, managing and executing construction works.
Civil engineering studies meet the market's need for professional and creative civil engineers who have been trained to carry out the planning, implementation and management of projects across a wide range of segments: roads, bridges, railroad tracks, tunnels, airports, buildings for various uses, skyscrapers, water supply, waste management, etc.
The 1st academic year of the undergraduate program in civil engineering is largely dedicated to fundamental courses and engineering background courses. The 2nd year is dedicated mainly to background engineering courses and planning. The 3rd year deals mostly with topics pertaining to planning, management and implementation. The 4th year is dedicated to students' final engineering project and to expanding their knowledge base of unique areas of engineering.
Civil engineering studies focus on familiarizing students with updated computer systems, which serve as a crucial tool for engineers in every aspect of their profession. Amongst others, students will utilize computer software to conduct statistical calculations, structure planning, road planning and earthworks, engineering measurements, sketching, project management, etc. In order to best comprehend theoretical subjects and to become acquainted with practical aspects of the course, students will take part in the following labs: physics, engineering measurements, theory of materials, material strength, construction materials, fluid mechanics, soil mechanics and conveyors, and structures. Modern and sophisticated laboratories are available for students in order to support their learning experiences. Most of these are research and development laboratories that are also suitable for teaching purposes. Graduates of the department may be registered in the Association of Engineers and Architects.