Full Time / Part Time
Level 5
240 Credits
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ASTI Dubai offers this Higher International Diploma in Civil Engineering degree with the approval of Govt.of Dubai & KHDA along with TVET,NQA & QAD. HID in Civil Engineering qualification is designed to prepare learners for last year of Bachelors’s Degree or a high paying career in construction industry.This course is practical & skill oriented which makes the student very acceptable to the engineering industry.






Level of Course
HID is a Level 5 qualification (equivalent to the second year of a UK Bachelor’s Degree). There is an embedded level 4 exit qualification, the IC.
Number of Credit Hours
Upon successful completion of the course the student will have completed at least 15 units and 240 + credits. On completion of Level 4 the student will have completed at least 8 units and 120 + credits.
Study Mode
Level 4 (1 Year)
The HID is a level-5 qualification delivered over two years, the first year at level 4 and the second year at level 5. If a student opts to take the HID, the student would be eligible for a Higher international Diploma after successful completion of a minimum of 15 modules.
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Intended Learning outcomes:

After completing the course, the student will be able to:
  • Apply the knowledge of Technical Science, Applied Mathematics and Civil Engineering in Structures, Construction Materials, Geotechnical, Environmental Engineering.
  • Recognize, Formulate and Solve Civil Engineering complex problems using Applied Engineering Mathematics, Science and Civil Engineering Principles.
  • Design and Develop solutions/processes in the aspect of Structural Stability, Construction Safety and Durability for Construction Engineering problems such as Foundation, Sub, and Super Structure
  • Synthesis of Building Information, CAD documents and Material Procurement for the Construction project by creating, select or apply appropriate IT/ Engineering Tools, Software and Techniques.
  • Use current techniques, knowledge of Environmental Impact on Construction Buildings, Construction Safety Awareness, Skills, and Tools necessary for Construction practice
  • Use Research-orientated knowledge to develop social and apply research methods includes Design of Experiments, Analysis, and Interpretation of data; create Mathematical Modeling, use of Computational Tools to solve complex Civil Engineering problems.
  • Manage Construction Projects for Planning, Analyzing, Costing, Scheduling, Predicting and complete within the stipulated period and fund.
  • Effective communication by Reading Blueprint Designs and Drawing, Resource and Material requirement according to project needs.
  • Apply suitable Material, Engineering Techniques based on Environment to Service, Maintenance, Repair and Rehabilitation of Civil Construction.
  • Understand the Impact, Role, and Responsibility of a Professional Civil Engineer in Societal, Environment Health and Safety for Welfare of Society.
The Higher Internation Diploma Level 4 is made up of 120 credits and be completed over a years’ time. The Higher Internation Diploma a combination of both levels 4 and 5 and is made up of 240 credits, this qualification is usually studied full-time/part-time over two years.

The award is made up of 15 units: Mandatory core units are:

Workshop and General Safety

  • ULO1 – Ability to select appropriate tool and process for the required application
  • ULO2 – Ability to understand basic operation in manufacturing and production
  • ULO3 - Ability to maintain a safety procedure and use safety tools and equipment in engineering practice.

Technical drawings with Engineering Graphics

  • ULO1 - Use an appropriate tools to develop technical drawings.
  • ULO2 - Ability to understand and interpret technical drawings.
  • ULO3 - Ability to provide the required information in technical drawing according to process and operation.

IT Application for Engineers

  • ULO1 - Ability to create, select or apply appropriate software tool to improve the performance
  • ULO2 - Develop documents and report preparation skills for various engineering activities such as approval, quotation, design, and estimation.
  • ULO3 - Ability to performance analytical calculation, synthesis and interpret the data.

Construction Material, Method and Techniques

  • ULO1 - Ability to understand the type of behavior and properties of various construction material
  • ULO2 - Ability to apply construction method based on application suitability.
  • ULO3 - Ability to apply construction techniques in various constructions includes excavations, foundation, framing, and structures.

Practical application of civil constructions

  • ULO1 - Ability to perform construction operation for the appropriate construction process.
  • ULO2 - Ability to carry out field marking and leveling.
  • ULO3 - Ability to perform health and safety practices in the construction site.

Applied Mathematics for civil engineering

  • ULO1 – Ability to solve algebraic manipulations and mathematical functions in the solution of engineering problems.
  • ULO2 - Ability to solve analytical geometry problem in the construction
  • ULO3 - Ability to apply trigonometry methods and Use ordinary differential equations to model and solve engineering problems
  • ULO4 - Apply mathematical software to the solution of engineering mathematics problems.

Site survey and Practice

  • ULO1 - Ability to Identify & describe the common rock types, their mode of formation and uses within construction
  • ULO2 - Ability to Identify the primary design parameters for soils
  • ULO3 - Ability to Relate the results from common soil tests to engineering design work
  • ULO4 – Ability to design a foundation based on soil properties.

Civil structural Analysis & Design

  • ULO1 - Analyze equilibrium and compatibility in relation to structures
  • ULO2 - Analyze stresses and strains, loads and deformations in building structures
  • ULO3 - Determine compound and complex forces in civil engineering structures

Hydraulics in civil engineering

  • ULO1 - Ability to select and locate need of measurement in fluid flow.
  • ULO2 - Ability to measure pressure, velocity, discharge, and flow of fluid in pipes.
  • ULO3 - Ability to perform pump selection and understand the various components of the pump.

Civil Blueprint Reading and estimation

  • ULO1 - Ability to understand title block, scale, line, symbols and bill of quantity.
  • ULO2 - Ability to gather building information from the blueprint.
  • ULO3 - Ability to read the plan, elevation, section and details drawing in the blueprint.


  • ULO1 - Identify a research question, problem or hypothesis and establish aims and objectives to support the investigation.
  • ULO2 - Communicate the planned project work using standard methods and tools.
  • ULO3 - Develop a research and data collection strategy appropriate to the research question / problem posed.

Construction, Equipment and Methods

  • ULO1 - Ability to understand the working of equipment, component, and system.
  • ULO2 - Ability to select equipment based on construction needs.
  • ULO3 – Ability to handle material and perform the erection process.
  • ULO4 - Ability to perform safety operations working with heavy equipment.

Civil 2D & 3D CAD Design

  • ULO1 - Ability to develop technical drawings with plan, elevation, section and joinery details.
  • ULO2 - Ability to develop 3D model for residential and commercial buildings.
  • ULO3 – Ability to create frame, truss and arch.

Control Systems and Industrial Automation

  • ULO1 - Understand the analysis of the linear continuous-time system.
  • ULO2 – To Explain the role or sensors and actuators in control systems
  • ULO3 – To Demonstrate understanding of State-space control design and analysis of feedback control systems

Environmental impact of construction

  • ULO1 - Ability to Understand the importance of hydrological influences for civil engineering projects
  • ULO2 - Ability to Identify quality control methods for water supply and discharge
  • ULO3 – Ability to Understand water & wastewater treatment processes

MEP for Civil Engineering

  • ULO1 - Ability to understand the need for mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems in civil construction buildings.
  • ULO2 - Ability to develop HVAC, electrical and plumping system for a civil building.
  • ULO3 – Ability to synthesis building information from the 3D model.

Electrical lighting and acoustic for building service engineering

  • ULO1 - Ability to understand basics electronic and electronic system, lighting and acoustics system.
  • ULO2 - Ability to develop lighting and acoustic design for civil building requirements.
  • ULO3 - Ability to perform electrical service and maintenance operation for civil building.

Facades material, components

  • ULO1 - Ability to understand fundamental principles that underpin the performance of facades.
  • ULO2 - Ability to select materials and components for civil building interior environment requirements.
  • ULO3 - Ability to design and implement aluminum, glass and structural adhesives based on principle, compatibility and durability issues

Repair and Rehabilitation of Buildings

  • ULO1 - Ability to develop assessment of distressed structure, maintenance and repair strategies
  • ULO2 - Ability to select appropriate repair and protection techniques for civil construction
  • ULO3 - Ability to perform repair and rehabilitation of structures

Project Planning and scheduling in construction

  • ULO1 - Ability to Apply management techniques used in the construction and built environment sector
  • ULO2 - Ability to Understand the construction and built environment sector in terms of structures and activities
  • ULO3 - Ability to Produce a risk assessment in design and construction

Heat ventilation and air conditioning system for building

  • ULO1 - Ability to understand the electrical and electronic connections in the HVAC system.
  • ULO2 - Ability to understand the working process and various components in the HVAC system.
  • ULO3 - Ability to design and install an HVAC system.

Design of light weight structures for construction and building environments

  • ULO1 – understand the need and application of light weigh structures in civil construction
  • ULO2 - Ability to design light gauge steel structures.
  • ULO3 - Ability to develop a proper mix of lightweight concrete

Construction productivity and cost management

  • ULO1 - Ability to understand productivity-related characteristics.
  • ULO2 - Ability to measure the productivity of construction projects.
  • ULO3 - Ability to perform cost management to maximize performance.

BIM and Construction Management

  • ULO1 - Ability to develop a construction building model.
  • ULO2 - Ability to the synthesis building information for the construction model.
  • ULO3 - Ability to perform cost estimation.

Leaner must score a minimum of 240 credits to be awarded level3 Diploma.
The learning and teaching strategy for  Higher International Diploma in Civil Engineering degree are designed effectively & efficiently so as to attain the 240 credits ,& gain the intended learning outcomes as per the module.

The general approach to enabling the learning process for most modules involves:

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Case studies
  • Class discussions
  • Presentations

Due to the wide variety of modules included in this programme, there may be different approaches adopted that are appropriate for a particular module. At the start of each module, tutors will provide a scheme of work which details the module structure, assessment and learning and teaching approaches to be adopted.

The following criteria must be met in order to secure admission to ASTI Dubai. Academic (at least one of the following)

  • Higher Education Certificate awarded by an approved further education institution or body
  • A Level 3 qualification in Engineering
  • A minimum of 2 years of industrial experience or relevant professional experience.

ASTI Dubai hasn’t released tuition-fee for Higher International Diploma in Civil Engineering for the year 2020. Please use the inquiry form to get current tution fee & registration details.



Scholarships covering 20 % of tuition fees are provided to students.

A limited number of scholarships are available for students with outstanding academic performance and personal qualities. These scholarships are very highly competitive.This facility is only available to students who applies for the scholarship & do the due process. For more information, please contact the admissions team at or T: +971 4280 9955

Awarding Body Registration Fee:
The registration fee for HID registration has to be paid before the time of student enrolment.

Please download the application form at Complete and return it to ASTI DUBAI with relevant qualification documents, one suitable reference and a copy of your passport via email and attached scanned document copies at or, by post to ASTI Dubai,Building 29, 5th Street, Al Qusais-2, Dubai, U.A.E  

Admission & Study Location:

ASTI Dubai, Al Qusais Campus