COMPETENCES OF PROGRAM
The Water Engineering Graduate shall be able to:
⦁ Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying engineering fundamentals, basic science and mathematics.
⦁ Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation and/or simulation, analyze and interpret data, assess and evaluate findings, and use statistical analyses and objective engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
⦁ Apply engineering design processes to produce cost-effective solutions that meet specified needs with consideration for global, cultural, social, economic, environmental, ethical and other aspects as appropriate to the discipline and within the principles and contexts of sustainable design and development.
⦁ Utilize contemporary technologies, codes of practice and standards, quality guidelines, health and safety requirements, environmental issues and risk management principles.
⦁ Practice research techniques and methods of investigation as an inherent part of learning.
⦁ Plan, supervise and monitor implementation of engineering projects, taking into consideration other trades requirements.
⦁ Function efficiently as an individual and as a member of multi-disciplinary and multicultural teams.
⦁ Communicate effectively – graphically, verbally and in writing – with a range of audiences using contemporary tools.
⦁ Use creative, innovative and flexible thinking and acquire entrepreneurial and leadership skills to anticipate and respond to new situations.
⦁ Acquire and apply new knowledge; and practice self, lifelong and other learning strategies
⦁ Select appropriate and sustainable technologies for construction of buildings, infrastructures and water structures; using either numerical techniques or physical measurements and/or testing by applying a full range of civil engineering concepts and techniques of: Structural Analysis and Mechanics, Properties and Strength of Materials, Surveying, Soil Mechanics, Hydrology and Fluid Mechanics.
⦁ Achieve an optimum design of Reinforced Concrete and Steel Structures, Foundations and Earth Retaining Structures; and at least three of the following civil engineering topics: Transportation and Traffic, Roadways and Airports, Railways, Sanitary Works, Irrigation, Water Resources and Harbors; or any other emerging field relevant to the discipline.
⦁ Plan and manage construction processes; address construction defects, instability and quality issues; maintain safety measures in construction and materials; and assess environmental impacts of projects.
⦁ Deal with biddings, contracts and financial issues including project insurance and guarantees.
⦁ Design adequate desalination systems by using one of the possible desalination techniques, also apply irrigation management methods in water resources and irrigation projects to achieve the maximum efficiency for them related to quality, time and cost.
⦁ Use hydro-informatics techniques in any water projects which will include irrigation project in order to achieve sustainable design for those projects.