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Profile of Programme

The purpose of the Undergraduate Programme in Civil and Environmental Engineering is to provide students with the theoretical and practical knowledge, as well as the skills, that are required for starting a successful career following their graduation.

Programme Description

The Undergraduate Programme of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering covers the traditional areas of Civil Engineering such as structures, building materials, earthquake engineering, construction management, geotechnical engineering, transportation, hydraulics as well as environmental issues such as protection of water resources, air pollution and management of solid and liquid waste.

During the first two years of studies, the Programme provides the students with a strong base in Mathematics, Physics and Mechanics, which are necessary for studying the applied and advanced topics covered in the following years. During the third year, the students take applied courses in the field of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The fourth year offers students the flexibility to choose from a wide array of advanced courses in Civil and Environmental Engineering according to their interests. Moreover, it contains the Capstone Design Project (Dissertation), in which the students undertake the design of an important construction project, rendering them ready to enter the job market competitively right after graduation.

Guide for Undergraduate Studies 2014-15 (holds for students admitted to the Programme before the academic year 2022-23)

Guide for Undergraduate Studies 2022-23 (holds for students admitted to the Programme from the academic year 2022-23 onwards)

Key Learning Outcomes

After the completion of studies, the students will be able to:

  1. Plan, analyse and design civil engineering works.
  2. Supervise and manage civil engineering projects.
  3. Perform environmental impact assessment studies.

Key Information

Department: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

Programme Name: Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Direction: Civil and Environmental Engineering

Level of Qualification: 1st Cycle (Bachelor's Degree) [8 Semesters]

Mode of Study: Full time

Language of Instruction: Greek


Curriculum Structure

Course Type ECTS
Compulsory 195
Restricted Elective 30
Free Elective 15

Courses per Semester


The Programme of Studies, which leads to the acquisition of a Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), requires the completion of 240 ECTS credits (30 credits per semester). The Degree is awarded when the student has successfully completed all the Compulsory (195 credits), three Electives (15 credits) and six Restricted Electives courses (30 credits).

The courses CEE 113, CEE 232, CEE 233, CEE 272 and CEE 253 are laboratory courses where students are divided into groups and have classes once every two weeks.

Conditions of Study

The vast majority of newly admitted undergraduate students enter the University of Cyprus following Pancyprian Examinations organised by the Ministry of Education and Culture for admission into establishments of higher education.

Admission based on Special Criteria

Candidates who have taken the Pancyprian Examinations and who meet certain special criteria, as these are set out in the Rules and Regulations of Academic and Student Affairs, may seek a limited number of places (14% of Cypriot admissions).

Top athletes and persons distinguished in International Olympiads

Athletes with top distinctions in sports, as defined by the Council of the University of Cyprus or who have won 1st 2nd or 3rd place medals in International Olympiads (e.g. Mathematics, ICT, Biology, etc.), may be admitted into Departments of the University of Cyprus without examinations simply on the basis of their Lyceum Leaving Certificate.

Entry on the basis of Panhellenic Examinations

10% of the total number of places offered through the Pancyprian Examinations may be taken up by candidates passing the Panhellenic Examinations.

Entry on the basis of International Examinations

An additional number of places (3%) of admissions from Cyprus may be sought on the basis of the results of international examinations such as GCE, Baccalaureate or other equivalent examinations, by Cypriots belonging to the Republic’s official religious groups, repatriated Cypriots, Cypriots who reside permanently abroad, Greeks of the diaspora, children of officials of the Cypriot Foreign Service and foreign citizens from European Union states or countries outside the European Union.


Turkish Cypriot graduates of six-grade secondary schools are admitted on the basis of their school-leaving certificate or after passing special written or oral examinations organised by the competent Department.

Transfers/Second Degree

Every year the University of Cyprus offers a limited number of places for internal/external transfers and for obtaining a second degree.

More information on Admission Requirements.

The Programme is based on the European System of Credit Transfer and Accumulation (ECTS). The degree is awarded after the successful completion of studies in the programme / direction determined by the Department. It is also required to succeed at least 240 ECTS.

The academic year consists of two semesters: the Winter Semester (from September to December) and the Spring Semester (from January to May). The expected time to complete the Programme is eight (8) semesters with the maximum time allowed for its completion being twelve (12) semesters.

The Programme, which leads to obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering, requires the completion of 240 ECTS credits (30 credits per semester). The Bachelor of Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering (BSc) is awarded when a student successfully completes all Compulsory Courses in the field (195 credits), three Elective Courses (15 credits) and six Restricted Elective Courses (30 credits).

The Elective courses must come from at least two departments outside the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE). The Restricted Elective Courses are offered mainly by the Department of CEE, aiming at the acquisition of specialized knowledge by the students. In special cases and after a written request by the student, which must be signed by his/her academic advisor and approved by the Undergraduate Studies Committee of the Department, the student can be credited up to 5 credits (in addition to the 15 credits required for the Elective Courses) corresponding to a Restricted Elective Course offered by another Department or to a postgraduate course offered by the Department of CEE.

As part of a student exchange program and after a written application of the student, which must be signed by his/her academic advisor and be approved by the Undergraduate Studies Committee of the Department of CEE, a student can attend up to two semesters at another University with a workload per semester between 25 and 30 ECTS.

Students can be credited up to 120 credits from previous studies upon a relevant written application, which must be signed by his/her academic advisor and be approved by the Undergraduate Studies Committee of the Department of CEE.

The final grade, i.e. Excellent with Distinction (9.5-10), Excellent (8.5-9.49), Very Good (6.5-8.49), Good (5.5-6.49) and Satisfactory (5-5.49), is calculated as the weighted average of all the courses that the student has successfully completed. The weighting is based on the hours of each course.

Further Information

Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

The graduates of the Programme can practice the profession of civil engineer. The Bachelor's Degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering is fully recognized by the Scientific and Technical Chamber of Cyprus (STCC), enabling the holder to become a member of STCC after one year of practical training in Cyprus in the private or public sectors and thus obtain the license to practice civil engineering. The graduates of the Programme can be employed in the design, construction and maintenance of civil engineering projects in the private sector, as well as in the public sector.

Access to Further Studies

Graduates of the Programme may continue their studies at postgraduate level in the following fields: structural engineering, earthquake engineering, geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering, energy and sustainable development, petroleum engineering, construction management, transportation engineering, coastal engineering.