The Civil and Construction Engineering Department, established in 2009, has the distinction of being the first in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the region to offer the degree of Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering. The program is geared towards preparing its graduates with the necessary and state-of-the-art knowledge, skills, and competencies to take up new challenges as the Kingdom embarks upon sustainable construction development and practices. The construction industry is one of the prominent sectors that Vision 2030 of the Kingdom looking forward to for economic diversification in addition to being associated with achieving other objectives like fostering investment opportunities, advancing various industries, urbanization to meet the needs of escalating population beside attaining the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and net-zero emission targets set by the global community.

The B.Sc. in Construction Engineering Program is designed in such a way that it integrates fundamental knowledge, skills, and competencies in all the core areas of construction engineering and is demonstrated by highly qualified and distinguished instructors. 


Accreditation Status

The program Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering, in the Civil and Construction Engineering Department, is accredited by ABET's Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) under the Program Criteria 'Construction Engineering'.



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



To provide innovative knowledge and research outcomes in all areas of civil and construction engineering through cutting edge technology and industrial alliance with greater focus on serving the community


Program Educational Objectives

The Construction Engineering Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) are based on the needs of its various constituencies and are aligned to the institutional mission. These PEOs are:

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


Student Outcomes (SOs)

Student outcomes relate to the knowledge, skills, and competencies that the graduates of B.Sc. in Construction Engineering program will possess. Students graduating from this program should have: 

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.  
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.   
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.   
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.   
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.   
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.   
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Contact the Civil & Construction Engineering Department

Dr. Khalid Saqer Alotaibi
Chairman, Department of Civil and Construction Engineering

College of Engineering
Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University

 Phone: +966 (13)-3331781
Email: ce.ced@iau.edu.sa
Address: P.O.Box 1982 – Dammam 31441, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 

Published on: 04 June 2014
Last update on: 16 August 2023
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