The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the University of Cyprus offers graduate degree programmes in Civil Engineering with a specialization in Construction and Transport Infrastructure Management (CTIM), at both the Master's (Meng, MSc) and doctoral (PhD) levels.
The CTIM graduate programme covers the most current theories and practices needed by the construction & transport engineering and management professional. It is taught by faculty and industry professionals who hold particular prominence in their respective fields and is complemented by knowledge infusions from visiting scholars. CTIM programmes utilize case-based learning and are ideal for engineers, and construction and transportation professionals.
Further to the postgraduate academic programmes, the CTIM group is actively involved in theoretical and applied research pertaining to construction and transportation engineering and management. Said research work is performed at CTIM's two operated laboratories, the EUPALINOS - Construction Engineering and Water Distribution Networks Management Laboratory and the Lab for Transport Engineering (LTE), directed by Dr. Symeon Christodoulou and Dr. Loukas Dimitriou, respectively.
From teaching facilities and research laboratories, we engage in leading-edge teaching, training, fundamental and applied research. With case-based learning, small student-to-instructor ratios, funded research, and spanning future-focused disciplines (such as construction and transport management, information technology, BIM and ITS), we produce skilled professionals who can use the latest technologies intelligently to create sustainable solutions for our fast-changing world.
As a graduate of this programme, you will be equipped with a profound awareness of the technical, economic and management aspects necessary for successfully solving construction and transport problems. CTIM courses follow a case-based learning paradigm, are offered by distinguished faculty and industry professors, and are taught in classes with small student-to-instructor ratios.
The number of places available is announced by the Graduate School with the eligibility criteria for candidates, as well as other required documents that must be attached to the application such as:
The Department may also set additional criteria and quality indicators such as: (a) number of students’ publications in scientific journals, (b) students’ participation in seminars, symposia, and research programmes, (c) presentations by students at conferences, (d) knowledge of foreign languages, and (e) professional experience, etc.
The grading system is numerical, from 0 to 10 with increments of ½. The minimum passing grade is 5. The final grade of a graduate student is calculated as the grade point average of all courses passed by the student.
In a postgraduate programme of study, courses can be graded as Success/Failure. These courses do not count towards the student’s GPA, and may not exceed 25% of the programme’s ECTS, with the exception of the dissertation units. All courses are presented in the Postgraduate Studies Prospectus.
The diploma dissertation, thesis, research and writing stages are graded with Success/Failure. The final grade of the dissertation is registered in the last semester of its elaboration. Master-level dissertations are calculated qualitatively as Excellent, Very Good, Good, and Failure.
The CTIM programme provides its graduates with the necessary skills and technological tools to fast-forward their career, and prepares them for a variety of employment opportunities in the construction and transport industries, in both the public and private sectors. The infusion into CTIM courses of applied knowledge and career-enhancing professional practice is evidenced throughout all CTIM programmes.