CE Department Mission

The mission of the Department of Civil Engineering(CE) is to support outstanding educational programs with the goal of developing a safe and functional national infrastructure in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) in accordance with national and international standards of excellence. We strive to supply the needed human capital and to upgrade the existing work force within the construction and design industry and regulatory agencies and organizations of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; to provide high quality education to future leaders in the areas of Public Works, Highways and Transportation, Railway, Water and Environmental Engineering.

About Civil Engineering

Civil engineering is an engineering discipline that deals with planning, design, construction, and operation of various physical and naturally built environments or infrastructures that are essential to our modern life. Examples of civil engineering projects include offshore drilling platforms, bridges, highways, buildings, transportation systems, dams, irrigation systems, water supply and treatment systems, flood control facilities, solid and hazardous waste management, and environmental restoration. Historically, civil engineering is the oldest engineering profession established around late 18th century to distinguish it from military engineering. As science and technological revolution expands, several sub-disciplines in civil engineering are defined. This includes constructing engineering and management, environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, transportation engineering. All these sub-disciplines are taught in most of civil engineering undergraduate programs which are included at UPM.