Professional Master in CIVIL ENGINEERING
Civil Engineering covers a wide range of engineering applications from dams, tunnels, pipelines and highways to buildings. Civil Engineering is distinguished as being one of the earliest engineering disciplines. Throughout the ages it has provided creative and feasible solutions to many of the basic human needs and problems, and it still continues to take pride in being a fundamental building block of civilization.
A Department of Civil Engineering recognized worldwide for excellence in engineering education, creation of knowledge, and leadership in professional and public service.
The mission of the Department of Civil Engineering encompasses excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research, and public service. We will:
- educate the next generation of engineering leaders to formulate and solve complex problems of importance to society, to collaborate as productive team members, to engage in life-long learning, and to act professionally and ethically;
- extend engineering knowledge across the breadth of the discipline and beyond through creative, innovative research ranging from the fundamental to the applied;
- facilitate the understanding and use of new ideas, technologies, and practices for the betterment of society through service and leadership in local, state, national, and international communities.
The first two years of the undergraduate program is dedicated to the study of basic sciences and mathematics which provide the student with engineering fundamentals. The study of mechanics, and materials which is basic to civil engineering begins in the second year. The third and fourth years involve the study and application of the principles of geotechnical engineering (behavior of soils, design of foundations), structural engineering (analysis and design of reinforced concrete and steel structures), hydraulics engineering (flow of water in pipes, open channels, water resources), and the general systems approach to engineering problems. The students are also exposed to an introduction to construction management and economics which are essential to every practicing engineer.
The requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering include the completion of minimum of 160 credits of formal course work and 60 days of approved practical training (20 days are office and 40 days are on site training).
Graduates of the department qualify for a responsible position in the civil engineering industry in analysis, design and construction management. Prospective employers include, but are not limited to, construction contractors, consulting firms, industrial firms and various government agencies.
The following program educational objectives are developed with the goal of preparing students to enter a modern civil engineering workforce and to be successful in their career and profession. The educational objectives are consistent with the university and department missions as well. The objectives are:
- To ensure that graduates will have a mastery of fundamental knowledge, problem solving skills, engineering experimental abilities, and design capabilities necessary for entering civil engineering career and/or graduate school,
- To produce graduates that have the knowledge and skills necessary for identifying and assessing design alternatives and the related social, economic, environmental, and public safety impacts,
- To produce graduates who have verbal and written communication skills necessary for successful professional practice,
- To prepare graduates to function effectively on teams,
- To prepare graduates to deal with ethical and professional issues, taking into account the broader societal implications of civil engineering,
- To prepare graduates for professional leadership roles and life long learning.
- An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering,
- An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data,
- An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs,
- An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams,
- An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems,
- An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility,
- An ability to communicate effectively,
- The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context,
- A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning,
- An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
The academic staff are organised into research groups which reflect their specific areas of research activity within the department
- Research in the Department of Civil Engineering is traditionally carried out along four (4) major fields:
- STRUCTURES & CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS
- WATER RESOURCES, HYDRAULICS& COASTAL ENGINEERING, and
- GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING
- Geotechnical Properties of Albania Soils based on Cone Penetration Test
- Geotechnical Properties of Rocks in Albania
- Evaluation of the Performance of Pile Driving Formulas in Predicting Pile Capacity
- Expansive Soils in Tirana
- Use of Swedish Cone Penetrometer in Assessing the Ground Condition and
- Seismic Risk of Critical Areas in the Balkans
STRUCTURES AND MATERIALS
- Comparison Between Double-Mixing Method and Ordinary Mixing Method in Concrete
- Characterization of Slag and Slag Cements
- Limit Analysis of Concrete Members
- Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Beams Strengthened with Carbon Fiber Sheet and Carbon Plate
- Statistical Analysis of Seismological data of the Balkans for Engineering Use
- Structure-Property Characterization of Bottom Ash in Ordinary Concrete
- Investigation of Fine Aggregate
- Assessment of the Traffic Impacts of Port Development Projects and Transportation
- System Management Measures Through Traffic Simulation
- Study on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) in the Albania and Balkans
- Formulation of Guidelines For Traffic Impact Assessment of Urban and Regional Developments
- Development of Computer -Assisted System for Highway Design
- Evaluation of Pedestrian Facilities and Pedestrian Streets Provisions in Albania
- Traffic Calming Measures in the Albania
- Relationship of Traffic Flow Characteristics and Concentration of Air Pollutants in the Transportation Environment
- Exposure of Passengers and Pedestrians to Air Pollution in the Transportation Environment
- Physically-Based Hydrologic Modeling of Watersheds surrounding Albania.
- Hydraulic Modeling of Ohri Lake with finite Difference Method and Finite Volume Method
- Simulation Studies of Ohri Lake Hydraulics with Spatially and Temporally Varying Wind Stresses from an Atmospheric Model
- Unsaturated-Saturated Groundwater Modeling.
- Physical Model Studies of Flood Control Structures of river Channels
- Urbanization and Sedimentation
- Influence of storm rainfall movement