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Master of Science in Construction Engineering and Management


The objective of the program is to provide an in-depth coverage of all the established disciplines of construction engineering and management such as construction organization and contracts, project management and control, construction methods, cost engineering, etc. It is designed to prepare fresh graduates for professional careers and to enhance the knowledge and skills of those already practicing the discipline. In the program, the theoretical aspects of the discipline are interwoven with the practical ones so as to provide the synergy necessary for the student to have the option of pursuing an academic and/or professional career in the construction industry.

Students enrolled in the CEM program have access to all the teaching and research facilities in the University including laboratories, computers, educational aids, and the vast array of references available at the library or through the inter-library service. In addition, CEM students have direct access to the CED facilities which include the college library, the micro-computer lab, which is equipped with state-of-the- art personal computers and a good collection of software, the materials laboratory, and the audio-video aids necessary for lectures and special events. Furthermore, the highly practical nature of the construction discipline provides an additional requirement which is satisfied through the CEM Department’s interface with the engineering and construction firms that provide an indispensable source of information which invigorates the program.

Program Admission Requirements

Admission to the program requires fulfilling all of KFUPM’s and College of Graduate and Interdisciplinary Studies’ requirements. In addition, the applicant should meet the following CEM department requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (preferably Civil or Architectural Engineering) or equivalent to the KFUPM Bachelor’s degree.
  2. GPA of 2.50 or higher on a scale of 4.00 or equivalent.
  3. Applicants from other institutions or other related fields (such as Mechanical or Electrical Engineering) may have to take extra courses to cover areas of deficiency without graduate credit.