As one of the oldest engineering disciplines, Civil Engineering involves planning, designing and executing structural works. The profession deals with a wide variety of engineering tasks including design, supervision and construction activities of public works like roads, bridges, tunnels, buildings, airports, dams, water works, sewage systems, ports etc.; and offers a multitude of challenging career opportunities.
A civil engineer is responsible for planning, designing, constructing and maintaining civil engineering projects. He is required to have a high standard of engineering knowledge as well as supervisory and administrative skills. The planning part of his work involves site investigation, feasibility studies, creating solutions to complications that may occur and the actual designing of structures. He has to work with the guidelines of the local government authority and get his plans approved by them. He may prepare cost estimates and set construction schedules; deal with clients, architects, contractors etc.; and supervise the work according to standards.
Demand for civil engineers has been consistently high during the last decades particularly in the Gulf region where engineers have been involved primarily in large development projects. The emerging construction activity offers ever increasing and expanding opportunities for civil engineers.
The Civil Engineering Department is committed to providing its students with meaningful, up-to-date skills and knowledge that will allow them to pursue successful engineering careers within Tabuk and across the Gulf region.