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Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) in Civil Engineering (CVE)

Program Synopsis

The BEng in Civil Engineering program at ACT is principally designed to: (i) prepare graduates for employment in the Civil Engineering and related disciplines in government agencies and the private sector (ii) provide graduates with the basic competencies required to pursue advanced study and research in Civil Engineering and related disciplines and (iii) prepare graduates for leadership opportunities. The program offers instruction and research opportunities in environmental, geotechnical, structural, transportation, and water resources engineering and as well as civil and building engineering quantities.
The objectives of the Civil Engineering program – which is in-line with the mission of ACT , is to produce high calibre graduates in Civil Engineering using internationally benchmarked curriculum. The program is therefore designed to provide our students with the knowledge and associated skills in the broad field of civil engineering. Over the four year program a range of skills-based, generic subjects will be sustained in order to develop the student as a versatile graduate and as a ‘life-long learner’. Students on this program will acquire the basic experimental, design, and communication skills and be prepared for employment in a broad spectrum of civil engineering, or for continued study at the postgraduate level.

Entry Requirement

Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE) or West African Senior Secondary School Certificate (WASSCE) or equivalent With an aggregate score of 24 or better in six subjects including passes in: Three Core Subjects (including Core English, and Core Mathematics) plus Three Electives.

For Engineering or Computer Science Programs, the Three electives should include Elective Mathematics and Elective Science (Physics, plus Chemistry or Biology).

Fees Structure

International Students –US$1,573.00
Local Students – GHc1,850.00

Programme Structure

Course Title Course Code Prerequisite Credit Hour
Information Technology Foundation I IT101 2
Engineering Mathematics I: Algebra & Calculus I MATH104 4
Principles of Programming With C++ CS103 2
Elementary Structures CVE103 3
Engineering Science I ENG102 3
Technical Drawing CVE104 2
English Composition, Writing & Communication Skills I ENGL101 2
Engineering Mathematics II: Algebra & Calculus 2 MATH105 MATH104 4
Civil Engineering Materials CVE102 2
Elementary Fluid Mechanics CVE106 3
Civil Engineering Drawing CVE105 2
Engineering Science II ENG103 ENG102 3
English Composition, Writing & Communication Skills II ENGL102 ENGL101 2
Information Technology Foundation 2 IT102 IT101 2
Engineering Mathematics III: Discrete Maths & Numerical Methods MATH201 MATH105 4
Introduction to Environmental Engineering CVE201 ENG102 3
Foundations of Engineering Design ENG201 MATH105 3
Large Scale Surveying CVE 202 MATH105 3
Physical Geology CVE 203 ENG102 2
Literature in English ENGL201 ENGL102 2
Engineering Statistics MATH202 MATH201 4
Fluid Mechanics (Intermediate) CVE205 ENG102, CVE106 3
Engineering Hydrology CVE206 2
Theory of Structures CVE207 3
Mechanics of Materials CVE208 ENG102 2
Soil and Rock Mechanics CVE209 ENG102 3
Operations Research MATH302 MATH104 3
Structural Analysis CVE301 CVE207 3
Reinforced Concrete Design CVE302 3
Transportation Planning & Engineering CVE303 ENG102 2
Soil Mechanics CVE312 CVE209 3
Engineering Surveying CVE305 CVE202 3
Engineering Graphics & Computer Aided Design ENG304 MATH105 2
Civil Engineering Quantities CVE310 2
Highway Engineering CVE307 3
Design of Steel and Timber Structures CVE308 CVE301 3
Foundation Engineering CVE309 3
Hydraulic Engineering CVE304 ENG102 3
Integrated Design Project CVE311 2
Computer Modelling & Simulation CS401 MATH201 3
Construction Management for Engineers CVE401 3
Capstone Project I (Civil Engineering Design Project) CVE405 3
Civil Engineering Application of GIS CVE 403 3
Civil Engineering Systems CVE404 MATH302 3
Capstone Project II (Civil Engineering Research Project) CVE406 CVE405 3

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