The Civil Engineering Program (CEP) started with the establishment of the Civil Engineering Department of the College of Engineering at Taif University (TU) in 1430 H. 2009. We have 15 members of academic staff in the department. The department has 345 undergraduate students, and offers undergraduate courses in Civil Engineering. The degree offered by Civil Engineering Program is called Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. The program initiated the processes for ABET accreditation on 2011. The last ABET review was conducted in November 2015, revealing an ABET accreditation for the first version of the curriculum of the CEP.
As a persistent continuous improvement policy, the program goes through a review every five years and recommendations of all the constituencies are considered. In 2012, the program was revised to include a university-wide preparatory year program. This version of the curriculum is being modernized based on a review of curricula from leading international universities and the ASCE standards. This leads to the third version of our curriculum which started on the academic year 2017-2018.
The range of our undergraduate program covers all areas of civil, with particular focus on the specialized needs through three different tracks during the last year. Our aim is to prepare our students to excel in all important areas of our profession, such as structural, water, environmental, surveying, highways, railways, transportation and traffic engineering fields.
Each and every one of our students is important to us. Our target is to give our graduates high regard in the industry. Also, our students will find rewarding jobs in various engineering construction companies, consultancy offices and engineering administrations in different governmental affairs. Consequently, we have a commitment to provide our undergraduates best knowledge. Therefore, they are guided throughout their courses by personal tutors and are taught by experienced and dedicated staffs.