Civil & Construction Engineering includes the following: planning, managing and building establishments like highways, bridges, airports, railways, buildings, dams and reservoirs. The building of such projects requires knowledge in engineering basics, business administration, procedures, economics, and human behavior. The professional construction engineer’s duties may include: designing temporary buildings, ensuring and controlling quality, planning and surveying the construction site, testing the construction materials on the site, surveying the layout of the construction sites, designing concrete mixtures, estimating costs, planning and scheduling, safety engineering, materials, and purchases, selecting equipment, engineering costs and budget control. Civil & Construction engineering differs from building management in the level of mathematics, sciences, and engineering required to solve the problems and processes involved in building.


To be recognized as a leading provider of quality civil & construction engineering education.


The mission of the Department of Civil & Construction Engineering is to provide innovative knowledge and research outcomes in all areas of civil & construction engineering through cutting edge technology and industrial alliance with a greater focus on serving the community.

Program Educational Objectives

The Civil & Construction Engineering Program has defined its Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) that are centered on the mission of Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University. During a council meeting for the Department of Civil & Construction Engineering, the curriculum was assessed to unanimously agree upon a certain set of Program Education Objectives. The established PEOs were also discussed with relevant stakeholders (advisory board, students and their guardians) and eventually got approved. Our graduates are expected within a few years of graduation to:

  1. Implement technical, collaborative, and communication skills with leadership principles, to pursue careers in Civil & Construction Engineering.
  2. Seek higher degrees in Civil & Construction Engineering and embark on life-long learning.
  3. Seek professional licensure, discharge their professional Civil & Construction Engineering skills ethically, and being conscious of the impact of Civil & Construction Engineering projects on society as well as the environment.

Student Outcomes

The Civil & Construction Engineering Departmental council met; assessed curricula and program criteria and came to the conclusion that ABET outcomes a-k sufficiently meet the program requirements. The Department adopted Student Outcomes (SO) "a-k", which the students of Civil & Construction Engineering program at Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University will demonstrate before graduation:
     a. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities.
     b. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data and to apply experimental results to improve processes.
     c. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
     d. An ability to function effectively as a member or leader in a technical or multidisciplinary team.
     e. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
     f. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity.
     g. An ability to communicate effectively by applying written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and nontechnical environments
     h. The broad education is necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
     i. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
     j. A knowledge of contemporary issues and the impact of construction engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context
     k. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Contact the Civil & Construction Engineering Department

Dr. Khalid Saqer S Alotaibi
Head of Civil & Construction Engineering
Phone: +0966(3)-3331700
Office: Bldg. 800/Room 17B
Address: P.O.Box 1982 - Dammam 31451, Saudi Arabia

Published on: 04 June 2014
Last update on: 07 December 2021